Save Island Nations
Wade M. Norris
Since the summer of 2008 he has been a strong advocate for Pacific Islanders and indigenous people living on low-lying islands across the globe. He has covered their plight and served as a voice for those who are being hit the hardest by the effects of climate change and sea level rise, yet, they have the least to do with it.
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House Republicans arrest journalist at fracking hearing
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 Republicans directed Capitol Hill police
Occupy the EPA
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 the ground for the purpose
Arctic scientist who exposed climate threat to polar bear is suspended
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 has been suspended and his
University of Arizona alarming Sea Level Rise study
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 Arizona-led study earlier this week,
Natural Disasters Displaced 42 Million In 2010; Climate Change Could Be Factor, Experts Say
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 contain it, the experts said.
Supreme Court deals setback for Environmental Activists and Refugees
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. The lower court ruled as