COP21: Pope’s Adviser Urges Catholics to Join Climate Marches 

By Matt McGrathEnvironment correspondent, BBC News, Paris  (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34948805) The Pope’s closest adviser on ecology has urged Catholics to join global climate marches planned for Sunday.  In an internal letter to bishops, Cardinal Peter Turkson says people should be “encouraged” to exercise their “ecological citizenship”.  The letter says that climate negotiators meeting in Paris need to […]

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HOT WATER: Uranium mining threatens aquifers that could provide the drought-stricken West with emergency water supplies. 

 BRIAN PALMER | @PALMERBRIAN | September 2015 in ON EARTH   PHOTO: ALAN LEVINE/FLICKROrphan Mine, a former uranium mine on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon Mining uranium, the fuel for nuclear reactors, is a dirty business. Following World War II, mining companies extracted millions of tons of uranium from Navajo tribal lands in the […]

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The European Migrant Crisis Is A Nightmare. The Climate Crisis Will Make It Worse. 

Hundreds of thousands of migrants are seeking refuge in Europe, but millions more will be displaced as the climate warms. Peter Mellgard Associate Editor, The WorldPost Posted: 09/05/2015 12:34 PM EDT | Edited: 09/05/2015 12:37 PM EDT CREDIT: REBECCA BLACKWELL/ASSOCIATED PRESS2-year-old Aliou Seyni Diallo eats dry couscous given to him by a neighbor, after he collapsed […]

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TomDispatch: Dahr Jamail on The Navy’s Great Alaskan “War” 

It isn’t the best of times for the American Arctic and let me explain why. The world is in the midst of an oil glut.  In the last year, oil prices bottomed out before rising modestly.  A NASA study just offered the news that a massive ice shelf in Antarctica, half the size of Rhode Island, will disintegrate by […]

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Looming Battle of the Churches Over the Environment 

By Joyce Nelson Any day now Pope Francis, leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, will be issuing a rare papal Encyclical on climate change and the environment. The Encyclical will apparently be urging all Catholics to take action against climate change. It will be sent to 5,000 Catholic bishops and 400,000 priests around […]

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They Are Biocides, Not Pesticides — And They Are Creating an Ecocide 

By Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director, Center for Food Safety  This article was originally published on The Huffington Post, May 4, 2015. “A single corn kernel coated with a neonicotinoid can kill a song bird.” As a long time environmental lawyer and campaigner, I should not have been stunned by that fact but I was. Shaking […]

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Pope Francis’ edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches 

Pope Francis was a key player in thawing relations between the US and Cuba. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images  The Pontiff hopes to inspire action at next year’s UN meeting in Paris in December after visits to Philippines and New York Article by John Vidal- published in The Guardian-US edition–December 27, 2014  He has been called […]

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Eight Pseudoscientific Climate Claims Debunked by Real Scientists 

May 16, 2014 by Joshua Holland (article posted at http://billmoyers.com/2014/05/16/eight-pseudo-scientific-climate-claims-debunked-by-real-scientists/) Most people who deny that human activity is warming the planet just dismiss a massive body of scientific evidence as a big hoax. But there’s a more sophisticated set of climate “skeptics” who make arguments that, at least to the lay ear, sound like they’re […]

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Can Progressives, Enviros, And Scientists Save Capitalism From The Pro-Collapse Polluters? 

CREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK “Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” — Edward Abbey By Joe Romm for Think Progress – posted Oct. 14, 2014  FDR famously saved capitalism from itself, from its worst excesses and most venal practitioners.  Now eight decades later, scientists, environmentalists, and progressives are in a similar position. Unchecked capitalism is a Ponzi scheme that […]

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Climate After Growth 

by Rob Hopkins, Asher Miller September 30, 2013 Why Environmentalists Must Embrace Post-Growth Economics and Community Resilience In this provocative paper, PCI Executive Director Asher Miller and Transition Movement Founder (and PCI Fellow) Rob Hopkins make a convincing case for why the environmental community must embrace post-growth economics and community resilience in their efforts to address the climate crisis. Executive Summary […]

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Why co-ops are the future of the American economy 

Congress should boost worker ownership over corporate subsidies September 11, 2014 6:00AM ET by Matthew Harwood  When American politicians and commentators discuss inequality and poverty, they do so almost exclusively in ways that do little to empower workers. Instead the debates typically focus on what government can do in a top-down fashion to either diminish inequality or […]

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Limits to Growth Was Right. New Research Shows We’re Nearing Collapse. 

Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon By Graham Turner and Cathy Alexander- The Guardian– Sept. 1, 2014 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/02/limits-to-growth-was-right-new-research-shows-were-nearing-collapse Piles of crushed cars at a metal recycling site in Belfast, Northern Ireland.Photograph: Alamy […]

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Truth, Population, and Mormon Symbolism- A Mormon Essay 

  Truth, Population, and Mormon Symbolism   A Mormon Essay By Mark D. Thomas   In July 1843, Joseph Smith delivered a series of remarkable sermons outlining what he called the three Fundamental Principles of Mormonism. On Sunday, the 9th, he introduced the first of these three: “One of the grand fundamental principles of Mormonism […]

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The Brink of Mass Extinction 

By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | News Analysis http://truth-out.org/news/item/25051-dahr-jamail-the-brink-of-mass-extinction “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”  – Native American proverb March through June 2014 were the hottest on record globally, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. In May – officially the hottest May on record globally – the average temperature of the planet […]

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Web users join hunt for Hawaii tree invaders 

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28132555 By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News The invasive non-native Australian fern tree stands out against the canopy of the native forest species US conservationists and a satellite imagery company have teamed up to use the power of crowdsourcing to halt the spread of destructive invasive plants. Species such as the Australian tree fern […]

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