Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the week From the normally mild summer climes of Ireland, Scotland and Canada to the scorching Middle East, numerous locations in the Northern Hemisphere have witnessed their… Read More ›
Humans causing climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces
Researchers behind ‘Anthropocene equation’ say impact of people’s intense activity on Earth far exceeds that of natural events spread across millennia By Melissa Davey For the first time, researchers have developed a mathematical equation to describe the impact of human… Read More ›
China’s Smog Cancels Hundreds of Flights, Closes Highways
BEIJING —Heavy smog in northern China on Sunday caused hundreds of flights to be canceled and highways to shut, disrupting the first day of the new year holiday. Large parts of the north were hit by hazardous smog in mid-December,… Read More ›
Why Is Louisiana Flooding So Badly, And How Can We Prepare For It Next Time?
Setting an unprecedented precedent By Mary Beth Griggs What Happened In Louisiana? Barry Keim, Louisiana State Climatologist and a professor of climatology, can trace the storm back to August 3, when it formed just off the coast of Florida, a… Read More ›
Don’t Be Fooled: Koch Push For Justice Reform Is Plot To Protect Corporate Criminals
The bill will mainly protect corporations who are polluting our water, land, and air quality.
Imagine if Exxon had told the truth on climate change
by Bill McKibben Like all proper scandals, the #Exxonknew revelations have begun to spin off new dramas and lines of inquiry. Presidential candidates have begun to call for Department of Justice investigations, and company spokesmen have begun to dig themselves deeper… Read More ›
Inside Shell’s Extreme Plan to Drill for Oil in the Arctic
A global oil glut has tanked prices and cut profits—so why won’t Shell give up on the north? Surprise lurks in the Chukchi, whose frigid waters north of the Bering Strait span from Alaska to Siberia. Logistical and legal obstacles… Read More ›
The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States
Average Number of Days above 95 degrees Along the coast, rising sea-levels will likely put billions of dollars of property and infrastructure at risk. Further inland, increasingly warm and dry conditions threaten the productivity of one of the richest agricultural… Read More ›
PNC Bank Will Cease Investments in Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
Bowing to pressure from Quaker environmentalists, PNC Bank announced yesterday that it will be restricting financing of mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. The shift outlined in its 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report means PNC Bank will effectively cease its investment in this… Read More ›
A Brief History of the Keystone XL in Nebraska
Exposed – Nebraska’s Unconstitutional Bill to Push the Keystone Pipeline – Occupy.com Originally published in Prairie Fire, June, 2013. By Kietryn Zychal Retired rancher Randy Thompson has become the face of the fight against TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline. His image… Read More ›
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