Saturday, February 28, 2015
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California Governor Calls for 50 Percent Renewable Energy by 2030

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 Renewable Energy As he was sworn in today for his fourth term as governor of California, Jerry Brown announceda program of ambitious new environmental goals that would enhance the state’s reputation as a forward-thinking pacesetter for the entire country. The goals include increasing the amount of electricity the state generates from renewable sources to 50 percent by 2030, well beyond ... Read More »

UK Wind Power Smashes Records As Scotland Eyes Fossil-Free Future

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Wind Power Across the board, UK wind power generation is breaking records. December generation broke records, with wind’s contribution to the electricity mix rising to 14 percent. Wind power went from strength to strength in the UK in 2014, with new figures from the National Grid showing the sector smashed its previous energy generation record last year. It was revealed ... Read More »

Two Dozen Coyotes Killed in ‘Wolf-Kill Derby’ Hunting Contest (wildlife)

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Wildlife Gray wolves and coyotes are under threat again in Idaho. Yesterday wrapped up a four-day “wolf massacre,” as Lisa Kauffman, Idaho director for the Humane Society of America, calls this now annual event. An organization which calls itself Idaho for Wildlife put on a hunting derby, dubbed “Predator Hunting Contest and Fur Rendezvous,” where from Jan. 1 to Jan. 4 more than ... Read More »

Renewable Energy Revolution Arrives

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  Renewable Energy One of my favorite shows of 2014 was MSNBC’s The Ed Show. I especially liked the March 5 episode when host Ed Schultz announced his change of heart on the Keystone XL issue, stating that “I was wrong,” the pipeline should not be built. Schultz continued his coverage throughout 2014 on this controversial issue, telling GOPs to pipe down ... Read More »

10 Animal Species That Could Vanish in 2015 if We Don’t Act Now (Animals)

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Animals *****Habitat destruction in rapidly developing areas has threatened animals such as the South China tiger. Anyone who has ever visited a zoo has probably seen the charts depicting how this or that animal’s habitat has shrunk, thanks to human encroachment, climate change or both. And while some animal rights activists oppose zoos and animal captivity, if we don’t address ... Read More »

Must-See Robert Reich’s 2014 Year in Review

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Robert Reich Robert Reich, Former United States Secretary of Labor. Robert Bernard Reich is an American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator. I highly recommend watching Robert Reich‘s 2014 year in review. “As we head into 2015, it’s important to keep in mind how quickly progressive change that seems radical, if not a pipe dream at one point in time, becomes feasible ... Read More »

GOP Agenda Promises Worst Attack on Environment Protections in Decades

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Environment Protections Last year, it often seemed like we were fighting attacks on the environment from all sides. But those of us pushing back against pollution and climate change enjoyed some significant victories in 2014, including the People’s Climate March in New York in September—said to be the largest environmental march in history—the dimming prospects for drilling in the Arctic, ... Read More »

10 Best Eco-Documentaries of 2014

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    Eco Documentaries This year brought many inspiring and educational environmental eco documentaries to theatres and film festivals worldwide. From the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, DC toMountainfilm in Telluride, filmmakers were working hard to bring light to the most pervasive environmental issues impacting human health and the environment. Check out my list of the top 10 best eco documentaries ... Read More »

WWF-Tanzania, environmental conservation

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WWF WWF Tz’s Renewable Energy Officer, Ms. Phillipina Shayo (seated in blue T-shirt), standing is Mr. Lusekelo Njela, Statics and Logistics Officer, together with the pupils at Nyamakurukuru Primary School (total of 224 pupils) , in Utete ward-Rufiji District, during a visit to introduce Solar for Education Challenge (S4E). Government support on Solar for Education (S4E) challenge, ready and welcoming, ... Read More »

The Grid Reliability Myth

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VULNERABILITY OF GENERATING TECHNOLOGIES TO DISRUPTORS   The Grid On Aug. 1, 2011, a feral heat wave grasped Texas by its drought-parched throat. Temperatures remained over 100 degrees for 40 days—dozens of people died. Air conditioners all over the state struggled valiantly to cool buildings—much of their effort leaked out into the hot Texas sky. Then, one by one, twenty ... Read More »

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