Environment

Two Minutes to Safeguard Our Future - Talk Quickly, Kids

Two Minutes to Safeguard Our Future - Talk Quickly, Kids
Once a year, global youth are given two minutes to provide input on global climate policy during the fortnight-long United Nations Climate Summit. While country negotiators deliberate back and forth for days, youth representatives receive 120 seconds to deliver a ceremonial speech that means both nothing and everything. This is a guest op-ed by Alex Lenferma, Diego Arguedas Ortiz, Leehi Yona and Chris Wright.
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DIY: Back to the Roots Takes it to the Front

DIY: Back to the Roots Takes it to the Front
There's an exciting new movement happening in food, and these two gentleman at Back to the Roots are riding the top of the wave with their inventive and fun DIY gardening creations. Congratulations to Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez for making the cover of the largest natural & organic trade magazine, NFM - Natural Foods Merchandiser!
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Protesters Urge State Officials to Halt Santa Barbara Offshore Drilling as Cleanup Costs Soar

Protesters Urge State Officials to Halt Santa Barbara Offshore Drilling as Cleanup Costs Soar
As crews struggle to clean up crude oil off the beaches and wildlife along the Santa Barbara County Coast, dozens of people with an inflatable pipeline, hazmat suits, and a 20 foot tall mock oil derrick gathered at the Goleta Valley Community Center outside Santa Barbara on Wednesday, June 24, to urge the State Lands Commission to reject Venoco's bid to expand offshore drilling. Santa Barbara Oil Spill clean up cost soars to $92 million
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Can The Pope Give Republicans Religion On Climate?

Can The Pope Give Republicans Religion On Climate?
Pope Francis is calling for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he calls the "structurally perverse" economic system of the rich exploiting the poor that is turning Earth into an "immense pile of filth."
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NASA: The Earth is Running Out of Water

NASA: The Earth is Running Out of Water
Two new NASA studies led by researchers from the University of California Irvine and published Tuesday show that the depletion of global groundwater resources, due to the dueling impacts of global warming and growing human demand, has caused the world's water supply to drop to dangerous levels.
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Inhofe Tells Off Pope On Global Warming, "Stay With Your Job!"

Inhofe Tells Off Pope On Global Warming, "Stay With Your Job!"
The antics of Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe when it comes to denying humankind's contribution to global warming never cease. Has he made himself into parody for the fun of it or does he really believe in all of the stuff he argues in some of the world's most serious forums?
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Meet the 15 Fossil Fuel Giants Behind the Controversial Law to Maximise UK Oil and Gas Extraction

Meet the 15 Fossil Fuel Giants Behind the Controversial Law to Maximise UK Oil and Gas Extraction
Shell, BP, Total UK and Centrica are just a few of the 15 oil and gas companies courted by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to help implement the Wood Review recommendation to maximise the economic recovery of UK petroleum (MER UK) – a policy which is now law under the Infrastructure Act.
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Colowyo Calls Timeout as Eco Lawsuit Threatens Coal Mine

Colowyo Calls Timeout as Eco Lawsuit Threatens Coal Mine
The Colowyo mine outside Meeker may be closed after a successful lawsuit from the environmental group WildEarth Guardians forced the federal government to reissue permits for the mine because the Office of Surface Mining initially failed to take into account the environmental impact of the operations and public comment on the project.
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Farms and Cities Vie for South Platte River Water

Farms and Cities Vie for South Platte River Water
The South Platte River is running big this year, and the mud in the fields around Sterling is boot-deep. Water is everywhere, overflowing levees near the pastures, corn and hayfields north of town. The swales along roadsides and railroad tracks are swamped, and backyards are squishy, so the ranchers are in the coffee shops, waiting it out.
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Critical Mass Cyclists Creatively Protest Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Critical Mass Cyclists Creatively Protest Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Great stuff, we need a LOT more of this, along with many other types of action, to stop the destruction of our planet through fossil fuel companies' greed, irresponsibility and capture of our political system.
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