Friday, October 31, 2014
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Green Infrastructure Minimizes the Impacts of Climate Change

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Green Infrastructure With support from The Earth Institute, writers Caswell Holloway, Carter Strickland, Michael Gerrard and Daniel Firger recently published “Solving the CSO Conundrum: Green Infrastructure and the Unfulfilled Promise of Federal-Municipal Cooperation” in Harvard Environmental Law Review. Collectively, the authors represent expertise in climate change, urban sustainability planning, environmental protection, and environmental policy and law. In this article, the ... Read More »

9 Ways Processed Foods Are Slowly Killing People

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Processed Foods Processed foods are bad. They are the main reason why people all over the world are getting fat and sick. How do we know? Every time a population adopts a “Western” diet high in processed foods, they get sick. It happens within a few years. Their genes don’t change, their food does. Real vs. Processed Food The word “processed” often ... Read More »

National Clean Energy Summit

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Clean Energy Summit According to the media, the 2016 Presidential campaign began in Las Vegas, Nevada last Thursday with the 7th Clean Energy Summit, an energy gab-fast honchoed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Center for American Progress and the University of Nevada. The opening gambit was Hillary Clinton’s speech to the summit laying out the broad outlines of her energy ... Read More »

Fighting Global Warming Will Improve Health of People Everywhere

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  Global Warming What if we could reduce worldwide deaths from disease, starvation and disaster while improving the health of people everywhere? According to the World Health Organization, we can. “Previously unrecognized health benefits could be realized from fast action to reduce climate change and its consequences,” says a news release about WHO’s first global conference on health and climate ... Read More »

Citing Climate Change, DA Drops Charges in Lobster Boat Coal Blockade

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Climate Change Bristol, Massachusetts district attorney Sam Sutter and climate activists, Ken Ward and Jay O’Hara, appeared on Democracy Now! this morning. Watch the interview below: Citing Climate Change, DA Drops Charges in Lobster Boat Coal Blockade Bristol, Massachusetts district attorney Sam Sutter dropped criminal charges Monday against apair of fishermen who used their lobster boat last year to block a 40,000 ton shipment ... Read More »

The Nature Conservancy/nature.org

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The Nature Conservancy Dear Loyal Conservancy Supporter,This time of year, we see a lot of ghosts, vampires, and things that go bump in the night. But if you ask me, fictional monsters have got nothing on the spooky, scary creatures you’ll find in nature. So we (the nature conservancy) are celebrating Halloween with some of our favorite creepy crawlies and ... Read More »

Energy Efficiency and the CRA

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  Energy Efficiency (Earth Day Network) Right now we have a revolutionary opportunity to secure billions of dollars for energy efficiency projects in disadvantaged communities. Every year the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) mandates that banks invest in low-income communities. Now for the first time, the US Department of the Treasury Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) will expand the ... Read More »

World’s Endangered Forests Need Your Help

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Endangered Forests “Out of Fashion” is Rainforest Action Network‘s (RAN) latest major effort to preserve the world’s endangered forests and we need your help to win. With this campaign, RAN is bringing attention to a growing global threat to forests, animals and Indigenous communities—a threat that has been hiding in plain sight for years: dissolving pulp. Dissolving pulp is a highly influential commodity ... Read More »

‘Green’ Businesses Donate Millions to Congressional Climate Deniers

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Climate Deniers Many large corporations like to present a green public face, embracing the image of a good environmental steward. But a report released today by Forecast the Facts Action and SumOfUs.org, “#DisruptDenial: How big business is funding climate change denial in the 113th Congress and why they should stop,” shows that those companies—including Google, Ford, Microsoft, UPS and eBay—are the source of ... Read More »

Six Chemicals in Fracking Wastewater at Levels Unsafe to Drink

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Fracking Wastewater A pair of researchers at Rice University have produced a study that comprehensively analyzes the content of fracking wastewater for the first time. Other studies have analyzed some of the chemicals found in the chemical-laden “produced water” that is one of the byproducts of fracking, but the Rice study goes much further. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts published ... Read More »

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