climate change

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 […]

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    The Most Dangerous ‘Model’ Laws Written by ALEC

    The Most Dangerous ‘Model’ Laws Written by ALEC

    Greenpeace By Cassady Sharp The same law that contributed to George Zimmerman walking free out of a Florida courtroom last weekend after taking the life of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was primarily written by the same super lobbying group behind legislation protecting natural gas companies from disclosing chemicals used in fracking. The American Legislative Exchange Council, […]

    Direct Action Campaigns Worldwide Target Fossil Fuel Industry

    Direct Action Campaigns Worldwide Target Fossil Fuel Industry

    EcoWatch By Lauren Berlekamp As the summer heats up, awareness is quickly escalating across the world as different direct action campaigns target a common denominator: the fossil fuel industry. Earlier this year, organizers including 350.org launched the Summer Heat and Fearless Summer campaigns, calling for a global uprising to “peacefully but firmly” stand up to […]

    Major Fossil Fuel Divestments Strengthen Renewable Energy Movement Worldwide

    Major Fossil Fuel Divestments Strengthen Renewable Energy Movement Worldwide

    TckTckTck Storebrand, a major Norwegian pension fund and life insurance firm, has announced it has divested from 19 fossil fuel companies. Announcing the move, the group’s head of sustainable investment, Christine Tørklep Meisingset, said it had gone down the divestment route to “reduce fossil fuel and CO2 [carbon dioxide] exposure and ensure long-term stable returns” for […]

    Renewable Energy Activists Unite Worldwide to End the Age of Dirty Coal

    Renewable Energy Activists Unite Worldwide to End the Age of Dirty Coal

    TckTckTck Activists from across the world came together this past Saturday to be part of a global movement calling for an end to the age of coal and standing together for a clean energy future. In Istanbul, youth activists attending Global Power Shift joined local groups to march the streets calling for an end to […]

    Six Arrested Attempting to Block Oil Train to Canada

    Six Arrested Attempting to Block Oil Train to Canada

    EcoWatch Yesterday, members of 350 Maine attempted to block a Pan Am train as it passed through downtown Fairfield, aiming to prevent roughly 70,000 barrels of crude oil from reaching the Irving Refinery in New Brunswick, Canada. The blockade was staged as part of a nationally coordinated week of action. Protestors assemble. Maine Media Today […]

    Worldwide Honey Bee Collapse: A Lesson in Ecology

    Worldwide Honey Bee Collapse: A Lesson in Ecology

    Greenpeace By Rex Weyler We know what is killing the bees. Worldwide Bee Colony Collapse is not as big a mystery as the chemical companies claim. The systemic nature of the problem makes it complex, but not impenetrable. Scientists know that bees are dying from a variety of factors—pesticides, drought, habitat destruction, nutrition deficit, air […]

    Customers Call Out United Airlines Over Climate Greenwashing

    Customers Call Out United Airlines Over Climate Greenwashing

    Kevin Grandia Some of United Airline’s most valuable and loyal customers are calling out the company yesterday over its prolonged fight to stop new regulations aimed at reducing global climate pollution emissions from the airline industry. And these aren’t your everyday frequent fliers we’re talking about, twenty are members of United’s Global Services flyer program—a privilege bestowed by invite […]

    A Simple $hift Could Save Our Planet

    A Simple $hift Could Save Our Planet

    Fossil Free San Francisco State University A global movement is uniting to challenge the fossil fuel industry in a fight for the planet and our future and students across the country are leading the way. $hift aims to mobilize people to join the divestment movement that is sweeping the nation, exposing divestment from the fossil […]