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Climate Change Will Cripple Coastal Septic Systems

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:42:10 GMT


According to new research, many septic systems — which are simple, backyard devices for addressing the ceaseless problem of toilet waste — are unfit for future climate conditions.

As Nations Embrace Paris Agreement, World’s Existing Fossil Fuels Set to Exceed its Goals

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:18:00 GMT


Entitled “The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production,” the report says that just burning fossil fuels from projects presently in operation will produce enough greenhouse gas emissions to push the world well past 2°C of warming this century. Limiting warming to 1.5°C calls for even larger closures of existing operations.

The Grass Really is Greener, Especially Between the Rails

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:41:00 GMT


If you can use your local bus service without too much inconvenience, you can vote for public transit with your feet and your dollars. You don't have to wait for a referendum, and you can vote as often as you like.

'Lockdown' Tactic Spreads to Iowa #NoDAPL Resistance

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:29:00 GMT

(image) As dozens of protesters looked on, twelve activists were arrested Saturday, September 24, for civil disobedience at a Dakota Access construction site along the Mississippi River, between Sandusky and Montrose, Iowa, where they ultimately shut down construction for nearly six hours.

Standing Like a Sioux

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:33:00 GMT


On April 1, in the last phase of istawicayazan wi, the moon of sore eyes, acting with love and fierce determination, the youth of the Standing Rock reservation stood together in prayer at the place called Sacred Stone.

Bruce Charles 'Bill' Mollison 1928-2016, co-founder of permaculture

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:24:00 GMT


Bill Mollison has left a worldwide movement of remarkable resilience. He has left much useful information and not a few words of guidance and encouragement for those who will miss him most.

US Study Confirms Rapid Increase of Methane Emissions by Oil and Gas

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:03:19 GMT


Another U.S. scientific study has confirmed that methane emissions from oil and gas activity are increasing more rapidly than previously estimated, and that these increases were happening at the same time that the North American shale gas boom and related fracking frenzy took off.

Scientists Uncover Surprising Source of Carbon Storage Hidden in Plain Sight

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:28:00 GMT


Agroforestry — integrating trees into cropland or pastureland — is often discussed as a promising strategy for helping to ease the threat of climate change because trees are particularly good at sucking carbon dioxide from the air and socking it away for the long term.

Timeline: The Past, Present and Future of Germany’s Energiewende

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:13:00 GMT


The Energiewende (energy transition) is an internationally recognised example of Germans’ love for compound nouns, where two previously unconnected words are joined at the hip.

Winter is Coming – Standing Rock Digs in for the Long Haul

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:28:00 GMT


Here at Standing Rock, North Dakota, the largest gathering of different indigenous nations ever seen on this land is currently taking place.

Clothing with a Conscience

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:01:00 GMT


Space Between is a New Zealand social enterprise challenging waste and exploitation in the clothing industry. Its first collection transforms unwanted postal uniforms into stunning new fashion pieces.

Review: Dark Gold by Carolyn Baker

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:27:00 GMT


In her current work, Baker helps others prepare emotionally and spiritually for the difficult future humanity faces as our ecological crisis deepens. Her latest book, Dark Gold, examines the role that she believes shadow work can play in this journey.

Indians and Cowboys

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:28:25 GMT


Cowboys and Indians are at it again.

Scientists: How the New Focus on 1.5C is Reshaping Climate Research

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:22:00 GMT


Limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C has long been the goal of developing countries and those most at risk from climate change. Since becoming enshrined in the Paris Agreement last December, the 1.5C goal has come under increased scrutiny and examination.

Halt to Dakota Pipeline Is Part of International Resistance to Water Threats

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:45:00 GMT


By almost any of the conventional measures of cultural and economic influence, the clash over water security and heritage between a tiny North Dakota Native American tribe and a wealthy and well-connected Texas pipeline operator would appear hopelessly tilted one way.

The Climate Mobilization Victory Plan: Foreword

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:30:00 GMT


For many years, a small number of scientists, scholars and activists have called for a WWII-scale mobilization to save civilization from climate catastrophe — an all-out effort far beyond anything proposed in today’s polite debates.

Will Trumpism, Brexit, and Geopolitical Exceptionalism Sink the Planet?

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:08:00 GMT


In a year of record-setting heat on a blistered globe, with fast-warming oceans, fast-melting ice caps, and fast-rising sea levels, ratification of the December 2015 Paris climate summit agreement -- already endorsed by most nations -- should be a complete no-brainer.

Anti-Pipeline Movement Gathers Steam

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:48:00 GMT


The anti-pipeline movement brings together mayors, state officials, and engaged neighbors concerned about health and safety, unnecessary rate increases, and the environmental irresponsibility of constructing new fossil fuel infrastructure. 

Climate change doubled the chances of Louisiana heavy rains, scientists warn

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:41:00 GMT


Torrential rains unleashed on south Louisiana in August were made almost twice as likely by human-caused climate change, according to a quick-fire analysis released just weeks after the flood waters subsided.

Nature is Being Renamed ‘Natural Capital’ – But is it Really the Planet that will Profit?

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:08:00 GMT


But what is “natural capital”? And why use it to refer to “nature”?

Colorado River Riddles

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:13:55 GMT


As the temperature and population continue to rise in the southwestern United States, water becomes scarcer than ever. How did we get here?

Valuing What Really Matters: A Look at Soil Currency

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:14:00 GMT


Soil is a vital resource that the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates contributes about USD $16.5 trillion in ecosystem services annually.

The Big Difference at Standing Rock Is Native Leadership All Around

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:52:00 GMT


This year’s massive buildup of resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline follows closely on the heels of the victory over Keystone XL pipeline, something often credited to feverish organizing by

Unravelling the Myth of a "Carbon Budget" for 1.5C

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:46:00 GMT


The 2015 Paris climate talks put the 1.5°C temperature target firmly on the policy-making table, whilst also signing off on actions consistent with 3°C or more of warming.

Why 'overregulated' California is leading the way

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 17:23:00 GMT


Ideologues hate it when the facts get in the way of their theories. California's Gov. Jerry Brown signed trailblazing legislation last week that commits the state to audacious greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2030 of 40 percent below 1990 levels. Not surprisingly, longstanding critics from the business community were howling once again about how California's business climate will deteriorate as a result.