Climate Change

Surprise! Lawmakers Who Skipped Out on #Up4Climate All Nighter Raked in Millions from Oil Industry

 Surprise! Lawmakers Who Skipped Out on #Up4Climate All Nighter Raked in Millions from Oil Industry
On Sunday, March 2, 398 people were arrested in front of the White House to demand President Obama reject the Keystone pipeline. And less than two weeks later, nearly a third of the U.S. Senate stayed up all night to talk about the necessity to take action on climate change. The #Up4Climate hashtag was a top nationally-trending topic on Twitter during the event. This is proof that the climate movement is making historic ground, and that climate activism works.
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11th Hour Address: Dems Pull All-Nighter in Senate Discussing Climate Change

11th Hour Address: Dems Pull All-Nighter in Senate Discussing Climate Change
Democratic senators clocked an all-nighter, working in shifts into Tuesday morning to warn of devastation from climate change and the danger of inaction. Addressing a nearly empty chamber and visitor gallery, more than two dozen speakers agreed with each other about the need to act on climate change. Naysayers — Republicans — largely stayed away, arguing hours earlier that regulation would cost Americans jobs in a sluggish economy.
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Matthew Daly
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Bringing the HEET: MA Non-Profit Organizes Gas Leak Discovery Mission for Cambridge and Somerville

Bringing the HEET: MA Non-Profit Organizes Gas Leak Discovery Mission for Cambridge and Somerville
A Cambridge, MA, nonprofit which organizes public weatherization parties and barnraisings, is crowd funding a natural gas leak monitoring project in Cambridge and Somerville. After a Boston University professor discovered 3,356 natural gas leaks throughout Boston with a high-precision methane analyzer, the technology and efforts are moving outside of Boston proper, both to stop leaks and to see if Cambridge's energy company incentives work to fix leaks.
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36% of ND Fracked Gas Was Flared Off as Waste in December

36% of ND Fracked Gas Was Flared Off as Waste in December
According to testimony in front of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee, 36 percent of the gas by-product from oil obtained via fracking in North Dakota's Bakken Shale basin was flared off as waste during a brutally cold midwest winter with no end in sight. The reason for this unnecessary waste? Profits.
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Americans Take 10.7B Trips on Public Transportation Last Year, Most Since 1956

Americans Take 10.7B Trips on Public Transportation Last Year, Most Since 1956
Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming. Nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013, to be precise — the highest total since 1956, according to ridership data reported by transit systems nationally and released Monday by the American Public Transportation Association.
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Justin Pritchard
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Midwesterners Could See 10-20 Cent Spike in Gas Prices if Keystone XL Gets Approved

Midwesterners Could See 10-20 Cent Spike in Gas Prices if Keystone XL Gets Approved
Recent polling has indicated strong support by the American public for approving construction of the Keystone XL Canadian tar sands export pipeline. Yet, this support is based on a series of falsehoods, spread by the very people who stand to benefit from the pipeline’s approval.
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson to CNN: Stop Giving Climate Deniers Equal Time

Neil DeGrasse Tyson to CNN: Stop Giving Climate Deniers Equal Time
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, on TV to promote his new documentary series Cosmos, appeared on Sunday’s Reliable Sources on CNN and told host Brian Stelter that the media needs to get out of the business of trying to give equal weight to both sides of scientific issues.
“You don’t talk about the spherical Earth with NASA, and then say let’s give equal time to the flat Earthers,” Tyson said. “Plus, science is not there for you to cherry pick
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CNBC: Climate Change is Witchcraft!

CNBC: Climate Change is Witchcraft!
Oogity boogity boo. Even as science shows that climate change is very real, something we can even see with our own eyes as the ice around both poles melts rapidly, some people still can't get over the mystical new nature created by the evil Wizard Global Warming.
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New Global Study Finds Canada Lagging Behind China on Climate Change Legislation

New Global Study Finds Canada Lagging Behind China on Climate Change Legislation
A new study released this week that examines nearly 500 pieces of legislation in 66 countries finds Canada lags behind many countries, including China, when it comes to advancing a plan to reduce climate change pollution and fossil fuel usage. According to Globe International, the organization behind the study, Canada currently "has no comprehensive federal climate change legislation."
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Fact Check: Republican's Climate-Change Comments Misleading, Misinformed

Fact Check: Republican's Climate-Change Comments Misleading, Misinformed
Arguing against White House efforts on climate change, Rep. Marsha Blackburn mangled the facts and misrepresented the words of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.
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