climate change

Students Call for Fossil Fuel Divestment on College Campuses

Students Call for Fossil Fuel Divestment on College Campuses

It’s Getting Hot In Here By Alli Welton and Ben Thompson In the 1980s, apartheid was an injustice too terrible to be ignored. Today, global warming is the tremendous injustice that demands our generation to unite and take action. Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, made history last Monday when it was revealed to students that […]

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    Scientists Predict Imminent Planetary Collapse

    Scientists Predict Imminent Planetary Collapse

    University of California – Berkeley A prestigious group of scientists from around the world is warning that population growth, widespread destruction of natural ecosystems and climate change may be driving Earth toward an irreversible change in the biosphere, a planet-wide tipping point that would have destructive consequences absent adequate preparation and mitigation. “It really will […]

    How Urban Farming Can Transform Our Cities—And Our Agricultural System

    How Urban Farming Can Transform Our Cities—And Our Agricultural System

    ThinkProgress by Adam James As concerns mount over the accessibility and quality of meals in cities, urban agriculture is becoming a practical solution to give communities more choice—all while helping address greenhouse gas emissions from centralized agriculture. With more than 80 percent of the American population living in metropolitan centers, urban farming has the ability […]

    The Guardian Exposes Fossil Funded Groups Coordinating Renewable Energy Attacks

    The Guardian Exposes Fossil Funded Groups Coordinating Renewable Energy Attacks

    DeSmogBlog By Steve Horn Ever wonder why a blooming green energy industry has faced such harsh opposition? Now, as the old adage goes, “the cat’s out of the bag.” On May 8 The Guardian revealed the network of fossil-funded groups coordinating the ongoing onslaught of attacks on renewable energy, particularly wind power. A memorandum passed to The […]

    Global Warming Brings Extreme Weather to Ohio

    Global Warming Brings Extreme Weather to Ohio

    Environment Ohio By Nathan Willcox After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment Ohio report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future. The report found […]

    Rising Farm Animal Population Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks

    Rising Farm Animal Population Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks

    Worldwatch Institute The global population of farm animals increased 23 percent between 1980 and 2010, from 3.5 billion to 4.3 billion, according to research by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. These figures continue a trend of rising farm animal populations, with harmful effects on the environment, public health and global development. […]

    Sierra Club Marks Milestone as 100th Coal Plant Set to Retire

    Sierra Club Marks Milestone as 100th Coal Plant Set to Retire

    Sierra Club On Feb. 29 the Sierra Club marked a major milestone in the transition to clean energy as the Fisk and Crawford facilities in Chicago became the 99th and 100th coal-fired plants to announce retirement since January 2010. These iconic Midwest Generation owned plants are two of nine coal-fired plants from Chicago to Pennsylvania […]

    Chicago’s Fisk and Crawford Coal Plants Announce Retirement

    Chicago’s Fisk and Crawford Coal Plants Announce Retirement

    Sierra Club On Feb. 29, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Midwest Generation announced the planned retirement of the Fisk and Crawford coal plants, two of the oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants in the nation located in the heart of Chicago’s Southwest side. According to an agreement signed by Midwest Generation, the Clean Power Coalition, and […]