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Climate Report Warns Of Extreme Weather, Displacement Of Millions Without Action

 

October 8, 20185:40 AM ET

CHRISTOPHER JOYCE

Some of the world's top climate scientists have concluded that global warming is likely to reach dangerous levels unless new technologies are developed to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 10, 2018, 4:04 pm

Grand Canyon uranium mining ban upheld as supreme court declines to hear challenge

Court says extraction ban is among cases it refuses to review, in victory for environmental groups and Native American communities

Joanna Walters in New York

 @Joannawalters13

Three generations of Havasupai members demonstrate against uranium extraction outside the Grand Canyon mine site. Photograph: Courtesy of ...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 5, 2018, 3:26 pm

I am in an airport on my way home from the San Juan Islands, Washington. I was there to attend a public meeting convened by the federal agency NOAA about the recent death of Scarlet, the four-year-old orca whom we watched waste away until she wasn’t there anymore. She had died. All I can feel is the utter despair and frustration of having been in a position to possibly help her and then to know...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: September 26, 2018, 3:10 pm
Defending Yellowstone's Grizzly Bears
Posted: September 25, 2018, 3:28 pm

Scientists say stretches of “eternal” Swiss snow are melting faster than 20 years ago, with serious impacts for water supply and tourism.

By Paul Brown

 

LONDON, 21 September, 2018 – Parts of Europe’s alpine mountain chain are undergoing accelerating melting, as the “eternal” Swiss snow thaws ever faster, threatening both the skiing industry and the nation’s water supply.

Over a period of only...

Author: alexauer@mac.com (sbctigg)
Posted: September 21, 2018, 11:14 am

This summer, unprecedented wildfires roared through towns across California and Greece, and heat waves blazed around the world. And now families across the southeast coast of the U.S., the Philippines, and parts of China are preparing to rebuild their lives from the devastation of Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkut, while Texans and Puerto Ricans continue recovering from Harvey and Maria on...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: September 20, 2018, 5:01 pm

Greenpeace links forest destruction for palm oil to brands, among those failing to clean up their supply chains are: 

Nestle, Pepsico, Unilever and Colgate Palmolive. 150,000 acres of Indonesian Rain Forest destroyed for supplying palm oil to 

these and other major companies despite their repeated pledges to clean up their suppliers. WE need those rain forests 

both to combat climate change and...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: September 20, 2018, 4:53 pm

10. Georgia

With more than 1.5 GW of solar, Georgia places 10th when it comes to cumulative solar capacity, and has enough to supply the equivalent of 174,014 homes with solar energy, according to the SEIA.

9. Utah

With 30,500 solar installations, Utah is home to over 1.6 GW of solar capacity according to the SEIA. More than 6,000 people in the state work in the solar power sector, while almost...

Author: mbasinc@comcast.net (Fischerman7229)
Posted: September 20, 2018, 3:42 pm
Rise for Climate and Justice
Posted: September 19, 2018, 8:49 pm