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Translated by the Guardian “At the start of the draft essay, the pope wrote, the Earth “is protesting for the wrong that we are doing to her, because of the irresponsible use and abuse of the goods that God has placed on her. We have grown up thinking that we were her owners and dominators,...
By Joby Warrick of the Washington Post The American engineers who traveled to rural India two years ago believed they were going to help poor villagers get rid of microbes in their drinking water. But soon after their arrival, they began hearing about a different problem: salt. “People kept talking about the salt in the...
There is a lot of news about Colorado lately, but I bet this story is still under the radar. I interviewed John Powers who is the founder and visionary for the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado and found out that the idea of Divestment from University Portfolios from Fossil Fuels was birthed at a place made...
While the jury still be out on public opinion on Climate Change, in the Risk and Insurance industry, the verdict is coming in quickly. It began in 2010 when State Farm said it would no longer write or renew insurance policies on North Carolina’s barrier islands a.k.a the Outer Banks. Now as of May 2014,...
From Huffington Post Rocky Point, a small neighborhood on the famed north shore of Oahu, is scrambling as yards, decks and even jacuzzis are being pulled out to sea. “The deck that was out front of the house fell off Thursday night,” homeowner Greg Quinn told KITV, “and it began undermining the foundation of the...
What happens when Oil and Gas companies contaminate the Water that Brewers rely on for their Beer in the State of Colorado? What happens after the citizens of the towns with those Beers (Da’ Beers!) passed ballot initiatives to protect their towns? What happens these towns are sued to force Fracking against their will and...
(Crossposted at Huffington Post) This November, against all odds, the town of Longmont, Colorado, passed the first Fracking ban in Colorado. This ballot initiative was necessary because when the city council passed a ban in the summer, ‘Democratic’ Governor Hickenlooper threatened to sue the city to overturn it. Hickenlooper has sided with the Oil and...
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...
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