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THIS Changes Everything is an accessible, powerful, and timely contribution to the public discourse on climate
change that deserves a wide readership, particularly amongst a younger reading audience (teachers and professors: take note). In her ...
In June 1975, a Yale economist named William Nordhaus published a paper for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, an Austrian think tank. In the paper, he put forward a theory about a potentially globe-altering climate
The new Republican-controlled Senate today voted for the first time to force U.S. approval of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands
pipeline. Proposed by TransCanada, the pipeline would carry diluted bitumen from the Alberta tar sands
As we enter 2015, the state of the climate
movement is strong. Over the last year, we have grown in leaps and bounds. Together, we turned out over 400,000 people into the streets of New York City during last September’s People’s Climate
March. It ...
Robert Redford, the Hollywood star and long-time environmentalist, has accused Republicans of "living in the 1950s" with their approach to their environment.
The Oscar-winner took particular aim at Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader ...
What should U.S. climate
activists be focusing on this coming year? We asked more than a dozen smart folks to give us up to three answers to that question (and some gave us even more).
One big common theme: The need to broaden and ...
President Obama is taking flak by advocates on the left and right for his failure to provide decisive action on the Keystone XL pipeline, which would cut across the United States to transport Canadian oil to the gulf coast.
But for all ...
For four years, Republicans in Congress have been accused of obstructing President Obama’s agenda. Now, with the House and Senate under their control, GOP leaders are ready to turn the tables.
During the next few months, congressional ...
TransCanada`s proposed Keystone XL tar sands
pipeline now has a legal route through Nebraska that would take the controversial pipeline through the sensitive Sand Hills region and across the Ogallala aquifer.
The Nebraska Supreme Court ...
n a move that surprised exactly no one, the Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives voted today for the tenth time to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Following a short floor discussion that reiterated all the ...
The world’s nations are meeting in Lima, near the equator, to pledge and promise about global warming. But the actual worth of those promises can be more accurately gauged in the far north and the far south of the planet, where real decisions in ...
Early on in the furious battle over the Keystone XL pipeline, a new slogan began to appear at rallies: “Keystone XL = Game Over for Climate
.” That phrase, “game over for the climate
,” originated in a May, 2012, Times Op-Ed, by James Hansen, who ...
TransCanada Corp., the company seeking to build the Keystone XL pipeline, has teamed up with the world`s largest public relations firm to promote a proposed alternative pipeline that`s entirely in Canada.
Greenpeace Canada obtained ...
Burned by the public opposition to its Keystone XL pipeline, which has held up the project for six years, Alberta tar sands
company TransCanada has laid out plans to prevent the same thing from happening as it clears the way to build its even ...
House lawmakers passed legislation Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline to bring carbon-intensive tar sands
oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf Coast. The Senate is expected to vote this week on a similar pro-Keystone bill ...
Yesterday the Washington Spectator ran an investigative piece tearing the veil of secrecy from the Alberta Clipper pipeline project, a plan by Canadian mining company Enbridge to build a pipeline nearly equal in length and capacity to the ...
Voters gave Republicans control of the Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections with a majority of 52 seats to the Democrats’ 48. The GOP also maintained control of the House of Representatives, making Congress entirely Republican.For the ...
Customers of Britain’s biggest banks are threatening to close their accounts unless the institutions cut all ties with coal, tar sands
, fracking and other fossil-fuel industries as part of a new campaign launched today.
The attempt to ...
The People's Climate
March Sunday drew an estimated 310,000 people to fill New York City streets with calls to world leaders for meaningful, immediate action to stop raising Earth`s temperature before we all are caught in an irreversible climate
There was little doubt the federal government would approve the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project, regardless of public opposition or evidence presented against it. The prime minister indicated he wanted the pipeline built before the ...
IT WAS time to draw a line in the tar sands
. Blindsided by Barack Obama's renewed push for action on global warming, the conservative Prime Ministers of Canada and Australia are making a stand.
The United States President's drive to ...
mining in the heart of Canada`s boreal forest is putting millions of America`s migratory birds in jeopardy and has already resulted in hundred of thousands of fatalities, according to a new report released today by the National Wildlife ...
It`s been one month since the climate
movement won a significant delay on the Keystone XL pipeline. Since then, the oil industry and their political and media backers have gotten increasingly desperate:
Oil companies tried to ram a vote ...
A large group in Maine joined protesters across the country in a nationwide day of action against dirty
More than 100 protests took place Saturday, focusing primarily on sending a message to President Obama not to approve the ...
On Friday we learned that a lot of Republican U.S. senators and a smattering of Democrats are once again trying to make an end run around a legitimate process to assess the impacts of the Keystone XL tar sands
pipeline, in favor of moving ...