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Shared from the 10/15/2019 The Denver Post eEdition

 

 

By Agnieszka De Sousa
Bloomberg News

The world loses about $400 billion of food before it even gets delivered to stores, according to the United Nations.

Some 14% of all food produced is lost annually, with central and southern Asia, North America and Europe accounting for the biggest shares, the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 15, 2019, 8:40 pm

Shared from the 10/13/2019 The Denver Post eEdition

 

By Matt O’Brien
The Associated Press

Employee activism and outside pressure have pushed big tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Google into promising to slash their carbon emissions. But there’s another thing these tech giants aren’t cutting: Their growing business ties to the oil and gas industry.

When Microsoft held an all-staf...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 15, 2019, 8:30 pm

Shared from the 10/13/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Cathy Bussewitz


The Associated Press

NEW YORK» Climate change has led to deadlier wildfire seasons in the American West and more severe hurricanes and storms barreling up the Southern and Eastern coasts. The dramatic weather frequently knocks out power, leading some residents of storm-ridden or fire-prone areas to seek backup power opti...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 15, 2019, 8:23 pm

Shared from the 10/13/2019 The Denver Post eEdition

 

By The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.» Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday signed a law intended to counter Trump administration plans to increase oil and gas production on protected public land.

The measure bars any California leasing authority from allowing pipelines or other oil and gas infrastructure to be built on state property. It mak...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 15, 2019, 8:17 pm

By Sam Tabachnik
The Denver Post

As Greta Thunberg walked on stage to cap Friday’s climate strike in downtown Denver, the kids and adults in the crowd buzzed with excitement, craning their necks to see the 16-year-old Swede who battles the American president on Twitter and is inspiring a generation of young climate activists.

Thunberg took the microphone, prompting screams of “We love you...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 15, 2019, 8:09 pm

Shared from the 10/14/2019 The Denver Post eEdition

By Noah Smith
 Bloomberg Opinion

More people are coming around to the idea that climate change is really bad news. A recent Washington Post poll found that 38% of Americans now consider climate change a crisis, with another 38% calling it a major problem. And denialism is in retreat — an overwhelming majority, and even 60% of Republicans, ...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 14, 2019, 8:55 pm

AUDUBON , When we were putting the finishing touches on this issue, Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas as a deadly category 5 storm—one of the strongest and longest-lasting hurricanes on record in the Atlantic. It then raked the U.S. shoreline from Florida to North Carolina, sending coastal populations scrambling to prepare for yet another devastating storm.

 

Five years ago, when Audu...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 14, 2019, 8:48 pm

PG&E Cuts Power to 500,000 in California: Live Updates

Pacific Gas & Electric, the largest utility in the state, could cut electricity to 800,000 customers by day’s end as a precaution against sparking wildfires.

 

Thomas Fuller

By Thomas Fuller

RIGHT NOWAbout 500,000 customers are without power because of the threat of wildfires sparked by high winds.

Here’s what you need to know:

High win...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 9, 2019, 4:31 pm

Recently I wrote about how consumers were moving to use their buying power to buy sustainably produced products and support companies serious about their own practices.  Lego today announced it was doing a free return of their plastic toys to reduce the products landing in landfills. Good for them, they are donating the returned legos to education and needy children causes. I applaud them, now ...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: October 9, 2019, 4:18 pm