Five Foods That Are Killing the Planet 

(Published By Sierra Club, January 2014) http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/201401/enjoy-five-foods-killing-the-planet.aspx We’ll let Pulitzer Prize–winning food critic Jonathan Gold get on his soapbox for this one: “People need to stop eating BLUEFIN TUNA. Period. It’ll be difficult because bluefin is uncommonly delicious and tends to be served at high-end sushi bars, where the fashion is to say ‘omakase‘ and submit […]

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Black Carbon Pollution Is Two to Three Times Worse in India And China Than Previously Thought 

By Ari Phillips- Published in Climate Progress, Jan 28, 2014 (http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/28/3214571/black-carbon-emissions-worse-thought/) A layer of haze fills China’s Sichuan Basin on January 23, 2014.CREDIT: NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY A new study has found that global estimates of black carbon emissions in certain areas of India and China could be two to three more times concentrated than previously thought. Black […]

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Washington and the Oil Industry Know the Truth About Climate Change 

by DAVE LINDORFF  (Published in “CounterPunch” Jan. 23, 2014– http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/01/20/washington-and-the-oil-industry-know-the-truth-about-climate-change/) Climate skeptics in Congress, and oil and coal industry lobbyists like the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Coal Council (ACC) may be preventing any significant action in the US on reducing this country’s emissions of carbon into the atmosphere, but at the Pentagon, […]

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US Army colonel: world is sleepwalking to a global energy crisis 

Senior figures from industry, military and politics explore risks of financial chaos, oil depletion and climate catastrophe By Nafeez Ahmed – The Guardian, January 17, 2014 A conference sponsored by a US military official convened experts in Washington DC and London warning that continued dependence on fossil fuels puts the world at risk of an […]

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U.N. Says Lag in Confronting Climate Woes Will Be Costly 

By Justin Gillis- New York Times, Jan 16, 2014 (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/17/science/earth/un-says-lag-in-confronting-climate-woes-will-be-costly.html?_r=0) Nations have so dragged their feet in battling climate change that the situation has grown critical and the risk of severe economic disruption is rising, according to a draft United Nations report. Another 15 years of failure to limit carbon emissions could make the problem […]

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Why The Polar Vortex Does Not Disprove Global Warming 

By Emily Atkin–  published in EcoNews, Jan 7, 2014-  (see http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/07/polar-vortex-does-not-disprove-global-warming/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=polar-vortex-does-not-disprove-global-warming&utm_reader=feedly) On Sunday night, a reporter for The Weather Channel stood in a Minnesota snowstorm, talking about local efforts to move homeless children into heated shelters. “How cold is it supposed to get?” the anchor, back in the studio, asked. The reporter replied: “Colder than Mars.” Indeed, recent temperatures across […]

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Air Activist: The Good Air Citizen 

Air Activist: The Good-Air Citizen Written by  Marjorie McCloy for The Catalyst Magazine, Jan. 6, 2013. In late October I was walking in my leafy 9th and 9th neighborhood when my attention was snagged by a good-looking guy walking toward the sidewalk. He was carrying something, but since I was looking at him I didn’t notice what it […]

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Six Things We Learned About Our Changing Climate in 2013 

Image via NASA ‘SMITHSONIAN.COM’s Special Report: Energy Innovation – plublished Dec. 27, 2013 2013 was a great year for science. We discovered hundreds of exoplanets, found yet more evidence of ancient water on Mars and learned all about our species’ own evolution. But it’s important to remember that, in terms of the long-term survival of both our species and all […]

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Moench: Mexico City solved similar bad-air mess 

By Brian Moench, MD- published in Salt Lake Tribune Jan 4, 2014 (see http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57344144-82/mexico-pollution-lake-moench.html.csp?page=1) Salt Lake City exists in a high altitude bowl surrounded by mountains, making us more vulnerable to pollution build up than other major cities. We all get that. Too often in response, we hear, “Well there’s not much we can do […]

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Rethinking How to Split the Costs of Carbon 

By EDUARDO PORTER, published in NYTimes-  December 24, 2013 It is probably a safe bet that very few Americans unwrapping a brand-new iPhone left under their Christmas tree are thinking about its impact on the global climate.  I have some good news for them, and some bad.  No, Apple hasn’t managed to produce the device without […]

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Researchers Find 7300 sq Mile Ring of Mercury Around Alberta Tar Sands in Canada 

By Peter Moskowitz (Occupy.Com/News Report, Jan. 1, 2013) orig. publ. by Aljazeera America. Scientists have found a nearly 7,500-square-mile ring of land and water contaminated by mercury surrounding the tar sands in Alberta, where energy companies are producing oil and shipping it throughout Canada and the U.S. Government scientists are preparing to publish a report […]

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