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The first national relocation plan is being developed on the atoll island nation of Kiribati. From the Huffington Post: Kiribati President Anote Tong told The Associated Press on Friday that his Cabinet this week endorsed a plan to buy nearly 6,000 acres on Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu. He said the fertile land, being sold...
Last year in Denver,Colorado, there was snow on the ground through the end of April and warm temperatures were not really felt until mid May. Since the end of February this year, Colorado has only had 2 days that I can count where there were wintry conditions, and that was with lows of 30 degrees...
(from daily kos and Bill McKibben:) …(this is) about one of our real allies on this planet, the president of the Maldive Islands, Mohammed Nasheed. He’s arguably the Mandela of the Indian Ocean–he spent six years in jail before forcing an election that overthrew the country’s longstanding autocrat. But this morning some kind of sketchy...
a quick diary on a clear violation of the First Amendment. Josh Fox who made the documentary “Gasland” was ordered arrested by House Republicans for attempting to film and report on a hearing concerning fracking in natural gas drilling. From Huffpo’s Zach Carter: In a stunning break with First Amendment policy on Capitol Hill, House...
Concerned citizens gathered outside an EPA hearing in Denver to demand a change in the EPA’s ‘Haliburton’ loophole. Testifying with them, was former EPA official Wes Wilson who filed a Whistleblower lawsuit against the EPA. Mr. Wilson was there specifically to testify about the EPA allowing Oil and Gas companies to inject toxic chemicals into...
by Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent guardian.co.uk It was seen as one of the most distressing effects of climate change ever recorded: polar bears dying of exhaustion after being stranded between melting patches of Arctic sea ice. But now the government scientist who first warned of the threat to polar bears in a warming Arctic...
From the University of Arizona and thanks to Rolph Payet: A 1-meter increase in sea level doesn’t sound like much. But the 3.3-foot rise would be enough to flood 90 percent of New Orleans, 33 percent of Virginia Beach, Va., and 18 percent of Miami, according to scientists. With the release of a University of...
OSLO, Norway — About 42 million people were forced to flee their homes because of natural disasters around the world in 2010, more than double the number during the previous year, experts said Monday. One reason for the increase in the figure could be climate change, and the international community should be doing more to...
On September 21, 2009, the Second Circuit made an important decision on a case known as Connecticut vs American Electric Power. Without going into too much detail, this was a case where several groups like the Audubon society were trying to stop coal plant emissions because it was harming the value of their land trusts....
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