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5 Things to Consider After 14 Months in a Row of Record Heat

5 Things to Consider After 14 Months in a Row of Record Heat

By Astrid Caldas There is just so much to digest in the latest release of monthly global temperature data by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), I thought I needed to say something. I just don’t know where to start, so bear with me, please, as […]

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    Two Arrested During Arctic Drilling Protest After Scaling Oil Platform

    Two Arrested During Arctic Drilling Protest After Scaling Oil Platform

    Greenpeace Two Greenpeace International activists have been arrested after climbing a Gazprom oil platform in the Russian Arctic, during a peaceful protest that has prompted a disproportionate use of force by the Russian Coast Guard. The Greenpeace International ship, Arctic Sunrise approaches the ‘Prirazlomnaya’ oil rig. Photo credit: Denis Sinyakov/Greenpeace Now there are no climbers […]

    Our Fossil-Fueled Future: World Energy in 2040

    Our Fossil-Fueled Future: World Energy in 2040

    TomDispatch By Michael T. Klare What sort of fabulous new energy systems will the world possess in 2040? Which fuels will supply the bulk of our energy needs? And how will that change the global energy equation, international politics and the planet’s health? If the experts at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are right, […]

    Arctic is Caught in Rapid Melt ‘Death Spiral’

    Arctic is Caught in Rapid Melt ‘Death Spiral’

    TckTckTck By Heather Libby “The record or near-records being reported from year to year in the Arctic are no longer anomalies or exceptions. Really they have become the rule for us, or the norm that we see in the Arctic and that we expect to see for the forseeable future” – Jackie Richter-Menge, U.S. Army […]

    Alaska Oil Well Blowout—A Reminder of Drilling’s Dangers

    Alaska Oil Well Blowout—A Reminder of Drilling’s Dangers

    The Wilderness Society By Tim Woody The first news from Alaska’s North Slope reads like the beginning of a disaster movie. Oil workers on a drilling rig hit a pocket of gas and quickly evacuate to avoid the hazard of an explosion as gas bursts from the ground. The well is out of control and […]