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Money, Morals, Population, and Profit – All Heading For Collapse - by Tomas DiFiore
“Agricultural energy consumption includes energy needed to grow and harvest crops and energy needed to grow livestock. Crop operations consume much more energy than livestock operations, and energy expenditures for crops account for a higher percentage of farm operating costs. Nitrogenous (ammonia-based) fertilizers require large amounts of natural gas as a feedstock and provide heat and power for processing. The U.S. nitrogenous fertilizer industry consumed more than 200 trillion Btu of na...
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:41PM
High Numbers of Sea Turtles, Whales and Seabirds Die in Hawaii Tuna Longline Fishery - by Todd Steiner
An estimated eight sea turtles, including four critically endangered Leatherback sea turtles were killed, and eight false killer whales were injured in the last three months by the Hawaii tuna longline fishery, according to the National Marines Fisheries Service newest report.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:49AM
Global Movement to Ban Fracking Urges Ban Ki-moon to Reject Controversial Process - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. –Just two weeks after the largest climate march in history, over 250 groups from nearly 40 countries urged United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to reject fracking as a part of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative in a letter sent to him today (see PDF). This came on the eve of the Global Frackdown, a Food & Water Watch initiated international day of action to ban fracking on October 11th that will feature hundreds of actions on six continents, demonstrating b...
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:25PM
Conservation Groups Sue Federal Agency to Protect Wolverines - by Center for Biological Diversity
MISSOULA, Mont.— Eight conservation groups joined forces today in a legal challenge of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to abandon proposed protections for the wolverine, a rare and elusive mountain-dwelling species with fewer than 300 individuals remaining in the lower 48.
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:41PM
Stemming Mass Wildlife Extinctions Must Drive International Biodiversity Treaty - by Center for Biological Diversity
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea— As diplomats and citizens from all over the world continue gathering at the 12th Conference of the Parties for the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity this week, they face the sobering reality that wild plant and animal species throughout the planet — indeed in every country — continue to vanish at rates not seen since the dinosaur die-off 65 million years ago. According to the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat itself, in the recent report Glob...
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:24AM
Ken Saro-Wiwa's Life And Richard North Patterson's Book Eclipse - by Reader
Ken Waro-Wiwa's son's book In The Shadow Of A Saint is a biography of his father.
Posted: Wed Oct 8, 2014 10:56AM
URGENT: Olympic Nat'l Forest at risk from USN "Electronic Warfare Range" PLEASE COMMENT as - by Rainbow
The Olympic National Forest (part of OUR national forest) and even greater areas of eastern Washington are now slated to be converted to be used as the "Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range" by the US Navy. The deadline to do something to save this precious fragile place is Oct. 10th. This is a big, permanent, expanding, military project that will change the Peninsula forever. The Forest Service can still say No. **PLEASE WRITE AND ASK FOR EXTENDED DEADLINE, at least 30 more days, and a...
Posted: Tue Oct 7, 2014 3:02PM
Philippine activists start 1,000-km march for climate justice - by Greenpeace - Philippines
MANILA, Philippines-- Climate change advocates from various sectors urged world governments to “walk their climate talk” as they launched the Climate Walk, dubbed as “A People’s Walk for Climate Justice.”
Posted: Tue Oct 7, 2014 5:40AM
Smithsonian Institution Formulates First Official Climate Change Statement - by via Smithsonian Institution
In conjunction with the one-day symposium “Living in the Anthropocene: Prospects for Climate, Economics, Health, and Security,” the Smithsonian has released the following statement on climate change:
Posted: Sat Oct 4, 2014 1:52AM
Court Upholds Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban - by Center for Biological Diversity
PHOENIX, Ariz.— Arizona’s Havasupai Tribe and a coalition of conservation groups are praising Judge David Campbell’s decision (see PDF) today to uphold the U.S. Department of the Interior’s 20-year ban on new uranium mining claims across one million acres of public lands adjacent to Grand Canyon. The court ruled that the decision complied with federal environmental laws and that it was not too large, as plaintiffs had argued. At stake is protecting the aquifers and streams that feed t...
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:38PM
U.S. Dietary Guidelines Must Include Reduced Meat, Dairy to Meet Sustainability Goals - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Newly proposed U.S. dietary guidelines should include meat and dairy reductions to create a sustainable food system in the United States that helps curb climate change, reduce environmental destruction and protect wildlife, according to comments (see PDF) submitted today by the Center for Biological Diversity. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, currently in the process of reviewing scientific evidence and public comments for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, is taking su...
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:39PM
Trade Sanctions Sought to Halt Extinction of Mexican Porpoise, Fish - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity on September 29 formally requested that the Obama administration impose trade sanctions against Mexico to stop the country’s illegal totoaba fishery, which is driving both the endangered totoaba and the vaquita — a porpoise that’s one of the planet’s most imperiled animals — to extinction.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:34AM
From Scarcity to Glut? - by Norbert Nicoll
The industrial countries practice a lifestyle of non-sustainability and consume the resources of the earth too quickly. This is true for energy, raw materials and metals. We will not quickly abandon oil. Still the knowledge of its finiteness cannot be evaded. Along with better technology, unconventional black gold has given us additional time. We should use this time to develop alternative energy infrastructures.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:23AM
Oxfam: Green Climate Fund pledges still far below target for developing countries - by Takver - Climate IMC
The UN Climate Change Summit in New York brought many new pledges and commitments on emissions reduction targets, reduced deforestation, and in financing the Green Climate Fund, and many more. But do they measure up to the challenge?
Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:31PM
Graça Machel: Are pledges enough to avoid the climate change precipice? - by Takver - Climate IMC
The widow of Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, addressed the UN Climate summit in the closing ceremony highlighting the disparity between the pledges made and the magnitude of the problem to reduce emissions to stabilize the climate for us all. Because our very survival may depend upon these decisions.
Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:47AM
Marshall Islands poet makes climate appeal at UN - by IndyRadio
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner makes an appeal for the life of her baby and the life of the planet at the 2014 UN Climate Summit.
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:33PM
A Changing Climate for the Birds - by BirdG
A recently released National Audubon Society report on the future of the North American bird population under a variety of potential climate change scenarios tells a potentially sad story for North American birders and a potentially catastrophic tale for North American birds.
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:47AM
World on track for dangerous global warming this century warns PriceWaterhouseCoopers - by Takver - Climate IMC
The latest Pricewaterhousecoopers (PwC) Low Carbon Economy Index (LCEI) shows that the world is still on track for 3.7 to 4.8°C of warming by the end of the century, rather than the 2 degrees limit committed to at Copenhagen in 2009 and at subsequent climate talks. Time to take to the streets for the People's Climate March in New York City and in over 2000 locations in 150 countries around the world.
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:55AM
Fracking Equals Climate Change - by Food & Water Watch
Washington D.C. – With just days before the People’s Climate March and one week until the United Nations Summit on Climate Change in New York City, Food & Water Watch released a new report (see PDF) outlining why fracking means more dangerous global warming, along with air pollution, water pollution and other problems. The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking provides a comprehensive review of the science behind fracking’s impacts and finds that the only path to a sustainable energy future...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:25PM
Federal Court Rules BP’s Reckless Behavior to Blame for 2010 Deepwater Oil Disaster - by Oceana
WASHINGTON – On September 4, a United States federal judge ruled that BP’s reckless and negligent behavior is at fault for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which killed 11 people and caused 200 million gallons of oil to flood into the Gulf of Mexico. The ruling opens up BP to billions of dollars in possible civil penalty fines, including a possible $18 billion under the Clean Water Act.
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:23PM