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Humanity Is Waging War on Nature

Posted by on December 6, 2020 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Humanity Is Waging War on Nature

Two reports detail how failure to reduce fossil fuel use and curb emissions are driving catastrophic global warming. #nature #waronnature

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Fossil Fuel Industry Could Face $25 Trillion Collapse Due to Clean Tech, Climate Policies, and Covid-19 Pandemic

Posted by on June 5, 2020 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Fossil Fuel Industry Could Face $25 Trillion Collapse Due to Clean Tech, Climate Policies, and Covid-19 Pandemic

A new Carbon Tracker report warns competition with renewables, government climate policies, and the coronavirus pandemic could cause future profits from fossil fuels to fall by $25 trillion. #fossilfuel

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Block on Keystone XL Permit

Posted by on May 29, 2020 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Block on Keystone XL Permit

In another legal victory for opponents of Keystone XL and similar pipelines, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that suspended a federal fast-track permit for the controversial tar sands project that campaigners for nearly a decade have opposed as a climate-destroying effort of the first order. #NoKXL #KeystoneXL

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New Program Set to Fight for ‘Electricity Future That Works for People and the Planet’

Posted by on January 28, 2020 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
New Program Set to Fight for ‘Electricity Future That Works for People and the Planet’

The Center for Biological Diversity on Monday rolled out a new program to push back against the nation’s community- and wildlife-harming energy system that the climate advocacy group says is based on fossil fuels and a “centralized monopoly on power.” #ecofriendly

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‘This Is a Big Deal’: Goldman Sachs Rules Out Funding New Coal Projects, Arctic Oil Drilling

Posted by on December 17, 2019 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
‘This Is a Big Deal’: Goldman Sachs Rules Out Funding New Coal Projects, Arctic Oil Drilling

Goldman Sachs earned cautious praise from environmental advocacy groups Sunday after the bank announced it would not finance new Arctic oil drilling or exploration and ruled out funding new thermal coal mines and coal-fired power plant projects worldwide. #defundclimatechange

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Because ‘Fossil Fuel Industry Doesn’t Care,’ Scores Arrested in Attempt to Shut Down New England Coal Plant

Posted by on September 30, 2019 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Because ‘Fossil Fuel Industry Doesn’t Care,’ Scores Arrested in Attempt to Shut Down New England Coal Plant

Those who risked arrest at the Merrimack Station in Bow, New Hampshire attempted to enter the coal-fired plant via a set of train tracks and carried buckets with them in order to—at least symbolically—remove as much coal from the site as possible. #activism #bucketbybucket

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Saving the Planet Means Fighting Bipartisan Corruption

Posted by on August 22, 2019 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Saving the Planet Means Fighting Bipartisan Corruption

Major donors to both parties are trying desperately to get more fossil fuels to market. Tackling climate change means tackling corruption at the highest levels of our democracy, regardless of party affiliation. #stopbigoil

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Shifting Subsidies to Renewable Energy Instead of Propping Up Fossil Fuel Giants Would Prompt ‘Clean Energy Revolution’, Study Shows

Posted by on August 2, 2019 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Shifting Subsidies to Renewable Energy Instead of Propping Up Fossil Fuel Giants Would Prompt ‘Clean Energy Revolution’, Study Shows

A new report showed that if just 10 to 30 percent of the annual coal, oil, and gas subsidies were given to the renewable energy sector instead, the world could see a prompt reduction of fossil fuel emissions by nearly 20 percent. #GreenNewDeal

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In ‘Visionary’ Document, Small Island Nations Declare ‘Climate Crisis’ in Pacific

Posted by on August 1, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
In ‘Visionary’ Document, Small Island Nations Declare ‘Climate Crisis’ in Pacific

Declaration includes demand for an end to fossil fuel development and for nations most responsible for the crisis to “urgently change direction.” #climatecrisis

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Over 1,351 Climate Strikes in 110 Countries Planned for Friday as Global Revolt Escalates

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Over 1,351 Climate Strikes in 110 Countries Planned for Friday as Global Revolt Escalates

People in more than 100 countries are expected to take part in well over 1,000 strikes on Friday, May 24 to demand climate action from their governments.

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‘Ominous’ UN Report Warns Human Activity Has Pushed One Million Plant and Animal Species to Brink of Extinction

Posted by on May 7, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
‘Ominous’ UN Report Warns Human Activity Has Pushed One Million Plant and Animal Species to Brink of Extinction

A United Nations report described as the most authoritative and comprehensive assessment of global biodiversity ever published found that human exploitation of the natural world has pushed a million plant and animal species to the brink of extinction—with potentially devastating implications for the future of civilization.

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100% Renewable Energy is Within Our Reach

Posted by on April 23, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
100% Renewable Energy is Within Our Reach

America’s twisted politics may slow the transition to renewables, but other countries are now pushing the pace. In July of 2017, for instance, the Chinese announced that Qinghai Province—a territory the size of Texas—had gone a week relying on 100% renewable energy, a test of grid reliability designed to show that the country could continue its record-breaking pace of wind and solar installation.

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Judge Drops Charges Against 13 Who Argued Pipeline Civil Disobedience Action Was “Necessary” to Save Planet

Posted by on March 29, 2018 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 0 Comments
Judge Drops Charges Against 13 Who Argued Pipeline Civil Disobedience Action Was “Necessary” to Save Planet

A district judge in ruled that 13 fossil fuel pipeline protesters were not responsible for any infraction because of the necessity of their actions. “This may be a first in America,” tweeted Bill McKibben. The charges the defendants faced stemmed from actions they took in 2016 to block Spectra Energy’s fracked gas West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline.

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Study Shows 100 Percent Renewable Energy Is Possible by 2050 and Would Create Millions of New Jobs

Posted by on November 10, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Study Shows 100 Percent Renewable Energy Is Possible by 2050 and Would Create Millions of New Jobs

The German non-profit Energy Watch Group (EWG) teamed up with Finland’s Lappeenranta University of Technology to present a study at the COP23 climate summit. The results of the study show “that a 100% renewable electricity system is an effective and urgently needed climate protection measure. A global zero emission power system is feasible and more cost-effective than the existing system based on nuclear and fossil fuel energy.”

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WTF?! Coal-Loving Wyoming Introduces New Bill That FINES Folks for Using Renewable Energy!

Posted by on January 17, 2017 in Environment with 1 Comment
WTF?! Coal-Loving Wyoming Introduces New Bill That FINES Folks for Using Renewable Energy!

You’re NOT going to believe this – Wyoming senators have proposed a new bill that will FINE for using renewable energy! Read this!

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