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Renewable Energy, 96 Cities Go 100%

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Renewable Energy While countries have dragged their feet for years on meaningful climate action, many cities around the world have forged ahead with sustainability efforts. In July, about 60 mayors pledged to fight climate change at a two-day conference hosted by Pope Francis. Several cities have even made impressive strides to ditch fossil fuels in favor of renewables. Two recent reports have ... Read More »

Renewable Energy, 100% Possible by 2050

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Renewable Energy 100 percent renewable energy for all is achievable by 2050, creating jobs and cutting fuel costs, according to Greenpeace’s latest Energy [R]evolution report. Researched in collaboration with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), the report finds that the clean energy transition—including the electricity, transport and heating sectors—will create 20 million jobs over the next 15 years, and unlike coal will provide energy ... Read More »

Plastic Purge Challenge In 28 Days

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Plastic Purge Plastic is everywhere. Look around you right now and count the number of things that you know contain plastic. Convenient and cheap, yes. But there are some major pitfalls to living in a plastic world. Plastics can harbor some nasty ingredients, such as phthalates and BPA. And in addition to polluting your body, all that plastic is polluting the ... Read More »

Climate Policy, 10 Largest Companies ‘Obstructing’

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Climate Policy New research reveals that nearly half (45 percent) of the world’s 100 largest companies are “obstructing climate change legislation.” And those that aren’t actively obstructing climate policy are members of trade associations that do. A full 95 percent of these companies are members of trade associations “demonstrating the same obstructionist behavior.” With help from the Union of Concerned Scientists, UK-based ... Read More »

IKEA Commits $1.13B in Renewable Energy

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IKEA *******Because my girlfriend and I went shopping at IKEA this weekend, and I was reminded of the attitude IKEA has for sustainability, I felt compelled to re post this article…….(orig. posted June 7 2016)! Read More »

Marine Species on ‘Brink of Collapse,’ Says WWF

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Marine Species A new report on the health of the ocean finds that the marine vertebrate population has declined by 49 percent between 1970 and 2012. WWF’s Living Blue Planet Report tracks 5,829 populations of 1,234 mammal, bird, reptile and fish species through a marine living planet index. The evidence, analyzed by researchers at the Zoological Society of London, paints ... Read More »

Polar Bear Photos Show Climate Change

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Polar Bear The polar bear in Svalbard, a remote group of islands in the Arctic, are not doing well, according to photographer Kerstin Langenberger.  Langenberger posted on her Facebook: I see the summers being so pleasant (and warm) as never before. I see the glaciers calving, retreating dozens to hundreds of metres every year. I see the pack ice disappearing in record ... Read More »

Clean Energy, The Young Want U.S. Powered

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Clean Energy Yesterday NextGen Climate released polling showing that young voters in key presidential swing states are looking for a presidential candidate with a plan to tackle climate change, strengthen our economy, create jobs and improve public health by accelerating the transition to clean energy. In a poll of young voters in key battleground states conducted by Hart Research, 74 percent of voters under 35 said they would ... Read More »

Solar Farm, In The California Desert

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Solar Farm Solar is going big. Again. The federal government last year,  green-lit a 485-megawatt solar farm that will generate enough carbon-free electricity to power 180,000 homes when it comes online in the Southern California desert. During the Great Recession, there was nothing unusual about billions of dollars in federal stimulus money fueling big green dreams of carpeting the Mojave ... Read More »