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Charlie Porter, an Adventurer Scaling Rock and Sailing Seas, Is Dead at 63

NY Times Environmental News - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 1:42pm
Mr. Porter, a self-taught adventurer and climate scientist, was most famous for the climbing routes he devised up El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in the early 1970s.
    





Victory! Albany, NY bars tar sands processing expansion

Mobilzation for Climate Justice - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 8:00am
By Mary Esch, March 12, 2014. Source: Associated Press Railroad oil tanker cars lined up at Global Partners at the Port of Albany, N.Y. Albany County has issued a moratorium on expansion of crude oil processing at the Port of Albany on the Hudson River, pending a public health investigation. The order issued Wednesday, March […]

Victory! Albany, NY bars tar sands processing expansion

Mobilzation for Climate Justice - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 8:00am
By Mary Esch, March 12, 2014. Source: Associated Press Railroad oil tanker cars lined up at Global Partners at the Port of Albany, N.Y. Albany County has issued a moratorium on expansion of crude oil processing at the Port of Albany on the Hudson River, pending a public health investigation. The order issued Wednesday, March […]

Victory! Albany, NY bars tar sands processing expansion

Mobilzation for Climate Justice - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 8:00am
By Mary Esch, March 12, 2014. Source: Associated Press Railroad oil tanker cars lined up at Global Partners at the Port of Albany, N.Y. Albany County has issued a moratorium on expansion of crude oil processing at the Port of Albany on the Hudson River, pending a public health investigation. The order issued Wednesday, March […]

Victory! Albany, NY bars tar sands processing expansion

Mobilzation for Climate Justice - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 8:00am
By Mary Esch, March 12, 2014. Source: Associated Press Railroad oil tanker cars lined up at Global Partners at the Port of Albany, N.Y. Albany County has issued a moratorium on expansion of crude oil processing at the Port of Albany on the Hudson River, pending a public health investigation. The order issued Wednesday, March […]

Pacific island states pushed aside in race for UN funds: Tuvalu.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 6:00am
Tiny Pacific island nations, among those hardest hit by climate change, are being outmuscled by larger states in the race to get U.N. funds earmarked for climate change adaptation, Tuvalu's minister of natural resources said on Wednesday.

Biomass plant drives injustice in North Carolina

Mobilzation for Climate Justice - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 5:00am
Leave a comment Filed under Actions / Protest, Biodiversity, Bioenergy / Agrofuels, Climate Change, Ending the Era of Extreme Energy, Energy, False Solutions to Climate Change, Forests, Forests and Climate Change, Green Economy, Pollution, The Greed Economy and the Future of Forests Tagged as biomass incineration, Enviva, North Carolina Article source: GJEP Climate Connections Blog

U.S. Navy Strategists Have a Long History of Finding the Lost

NY Times Environmental News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 7:43pm
The Office of Naval Intelligence has refined some of the most creative techniques that have been used to find sunken ships, spent warheads and downed pilots.
    





Dot Earth Blog: Face to Face with Blog Commenters

NY Times Environmental News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:36pm
A call for blog comment contributors to show their faces.
    





Album: Finding Beauty in the Sludge

NY Times Environmental News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:30pm
Steven Hirsch, a photographer, said he saw the Gowanus Canal, a Superfund site in Brooklyn, as a “starting point” for making “something beautiful.”
    

High Levels of Pollution Spur Paris to Action

NY Times Environmental News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 8:47am
Unusually high levels of air pollution, which prompted warnings from the Health Ministry, were expected to continue unabated through the weekend.
    

BP regains ability to bid on leases for US land, water.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 6:00am
The EPA and BP have reached an agreement that lifts a ban on BP’s ability to hold government contracts that has barred the company from bidding on oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters because of the massive oil spill triggered by a blowout on a BP well in April 2010.

Emails Link Duke Energy and North Carolina

NY Times Environmental News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 8:15pm
Emails indicate that environmental regulators consulted Duke Energy before seeking to exclude citizen activists from talks to settle charges over groundwater pollution.
    





Chesapeake Energy’s $5 billion shuffle.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 6:00am
Chesapeake Energy raised the cash it needed to survive by slashing royalties it paid property owners to drill on their land. In lawsuits in state after state, private landowners have won cases accusing the companies like Chesapeake of stiffing them on royalties they were due.

Tom Steyer: An inconvenient billionaire.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 6:00am
Hedge-fund mogul Tom Steyer is using his checkbook to punish climate-change deniers, persuade Obama to halt the Keystone XL pipeline, and try to save the planet.

The EPA must finally take 'no' for an answer.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 6:00am
The EPA’s new regulatory regime interprets the Clean Air Act as requiring pre-construction permits for businesses emitting as little as 100 or 250 tons of carbon dioxide per year. That may sound like a lot, but it's not. And it would cost billions of dollars per year.

We ignore climate expertise at our collective peril.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 6:00am
If ever there was a case of ‘shooting the messenger’, the decision to shut down the Climate Change Authority (CCA) looks like it.

Food system that fails poor countries needs urgent reform, says UN expert.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 6:00am
The existing food system has failed and needs urgent reform, according to a UN expert who argues there should be a greater emphasis on local food production and an overhaul of trade policies that have led to overproduction in rich countries while obliging poor countries – which are often dependent on agriculture – to import food.

Venezuela's 2014 climate summit faces credibility crisis.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 6:00am
Deteriorating political stability, which has allegedly left 150 injured and 50 dead, does not bode well for Venezuela’s plans to host a climate summit in November before the UN Climate Convention meets in Peru this December.

Delaware nets $4.5M from carbon emissions auction.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 6:00am
Delaware will net about $4.5 million this month from the latest of 23 quarterly pollution credit auctions held by a regional program designed to cap and reduce power plant carbon dioxide emissions in nine Northeast states.
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