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Last Build Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:22:27 +0000

 



Journey to Earthland: Review

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:44:13 +0000

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It is likely that most thoughtful people today experience future possibilities as fearful. All the objective signs – political, social, ecological – appear largely negative. It seems clear that a crash or major rupture of our economic model is coming as well as an abrupt shift in our climate stability. Efforts at reform have proven to be too weak and inadequate. Journey to Earthland positions itself right in the midst of this foreboding.




Oroville Emergency a Warning for U.S. Dam Safety

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:08:11 +0000

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The near-failure on Sunday evening of the auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam and the ongoing emergency operations to contain flood waters in California’s second-largest reservoir and shore up its eroding outlet are a tale of caution for the nation’s aging dam fleet.




The Good Tenant

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:15:39 +0000

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To run a small diversified farm is to live within the wheel. It turns for the seasons, for the markets, for the climate. We have spent these many years planning, building, and repairing the infrastructure to support multiple endeavors, to make the farm resilient, to create and sustain a place where the absence of one species simply indicates another cycle, unremarked in the larger scheme.




Josh Fox: The Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Is Far From Over

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:20:28 +0000

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Now we’re at a point where we can name currency, debts, big finance, big extraction, consumer values, advertising, the global corporate state. We can name that common colonizer, that common enemy and we have to address it and own it for what it is because we are all part of it. For me, I’m just one soul that has to be willing to sacrifice something in order to liberate from this thousand year old enemy.




Energy and Environmental Regulation in the Age of Trump: The Role of the States

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:48:54 +0000

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t’s hardly surprising that many eyes are turning toward state capitals as Plan B targets of opportunity for maintaining the momentum of clean energy technologies and continued safeguard of the environment.




Climate Science Part 1

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:39:27 +0000

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With President Trump fully embracing fossil fuels and indicating that he intends to abandon US efforts to address climate change (and even the scientific inquiry underlying those efforts), there is no time like the present to refresh what we know about climate change, what we can do about it, and what kinds of research still need to be done to improve our understanding.




On Oil Spills, Alberta Regulator Can’t Be Believed: New Report

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:22:06 +0000

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A study commissioned at the request of a First Nation says the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has not reported accurately on the scale or impact of daily crude oil and salt water spills in the petro province.




The March for Science is Set to Happen on Earth Day

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:36:42 +0000

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Scientists officially have a date where they’ll be taking to the streets. The March for Science has been scheduled for Saturday, April 22 in Washington, D.C. A growing constellation of marches are also scheduled for that day in cities across the U.S.




How Labor and Climate United Can Trump Trump

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:05:55 +0000

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Forging a force that can effectively counter Trumpism requires change that will involve tension within each movement as well as between them, but that may be necessary if either is to have a future.




California Residents and Lawmakers Fight Reopening of Aliso Canyon, Site of Huge Natural Gas Blowout

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:41:24 +0000

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It’s now a waiting game as California regulators decide whether to reopen the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Los Angeles County, the site of an October 2015 blowout that released an estimated 97,000 metric tons of methane over four months.




Environmental Regulation in the Age of Trump: The Endangerment Zone

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:22:51 +0000

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Given the CPP’s executive branch history and the multiple judicial findings leading up to today, President Trump’s reform options are limited. This second installment focuses directly on the two most likely choices the President and his incoming EPA Administrator will face.