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Steyer to aid anti-Keystone pols 18.4.2014 Politico
Some Hill Democrats face attacks from labor activists who see job opportunities with the pipeline.
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SPECIAL EVENT: "Noah" Director Darren Aronofsky Discusses Faith and the Environment 18.4.2014 Mother Jones
There has been no lack of conservative Christian criticism aimed at Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky's blockbuster film, Noah, a work suffused with environmental themes. "I expected to be irritated by the movie—but I found myself grieved," wrote Albert Mohler , president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, characterizing the film's environmentalism as leading to "a horrifying anti-humanism." "Noah" and the Nexus of Faith and Environmentalism. April 23, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET. The Center for American Progress, 1333 H St., NW, 10th Fl. Washington, DC 20005. RSVP here (space is extremely limited); a live web stream will be available here on the day of the event. Yet there is a very strong case to be made that the film is not just provocative—it captures something very deep about the Noah story . Noah was the "first environmentalist," according to Aronofsky, whose acclaimed previous films include The Wrestler and Black Swan. Aronfsky certainly has not been shy about the film's green ...
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On climate, business as usual 18.4.2014 The Moderate Voice
WASHINGTON — The world’s predicament on cli […]
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On climate, business as usual 18.4.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The world’s predicament on climate change reminds me of an old saying: “The hurrier I go, the behinder I ...
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The story of climate change gets star treatment 17.4.2014 New Scientist: Opinion
To engage the public, Years of Living Dangerously and Sand Wars take different approaches, one is a Hollywood behemoth, the other is shrewd and ...
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Spotlight on Green News & Views: Keeping fossil fuel in the ground, this land is not your land 17.4.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Moorhen and babies . Many of the dozens of environmentally related posts that appear at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. So, more than seven years ago, a new feature was launched to highlight those diaries. Initially called Eco-Diary Rescue, the name was change to Green Diary Rescue after a couple of years. Now, after nearly 17,000 green diaries have been rescued, the name is changing again. From now on, because of the growing number of diaries being posted at the site, Spotlight on Green News & Views will appear twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. As has all along been true, inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Choose Wisely —by Michael Brune: "The Climate Action Plan that President Obama announced last year is full of good ideas, and his administration has already done more to address carbon pollution than any other has. New fuel-economy standards will double the efficiency of our cars and trucks. ...
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Could Australia Use Plants To Pull CO2 Out Of The Air And Store It Underground? 17.4.2014 Think Progres

bio-energy with carbon capture and storage involves burning biomass -- trees, plants, crop materials, woodchips -- to generate electricity, then capturing the carbon that is released and pumping it underground in geologic reservoirs.

The post Could Australia Use Plants To Pull CO2 Out Of The Air And Store It Underground? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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U.S. sanctions on Russia over Ukraine would buy negotiating power 17.4.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
RUSSIA AND the United States have pursued dramatically different strategies on Ukraine in the 10 days preceding a diplomatic meeting Thursday in Geneva . While loudly denouncing what it has described as direct Russian intervention in eastern Ukraine and threatening tough sanctions , the Obama administration elected not to take any concrete action in the hope that the meeting, which also includes the foreign ministers of Ukraine and the European Union, will produce positive results. The administration also has refused Ukraine’s desperate requests for non-lethal aid for its military as it attempts to turn back the quasi-covert ...
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The Climate Is Invading the Earth! 16.4.2014 BradBlog
If an alien invader with a face were attacking the earth, the difficulties that governments have getting populations to support wars on other humans would be multiplied a thousand fold. The most common response to officials calling some petty foreign despot "a new Hitler" would shift from "yeah, right" to "who ...
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We can't be too fussy when it comes to green energy 16.4.2014 New Scientist: Living World
Germany is the greenest of industrialised nations when it comes to power generation, but its current struggle shows how difficult such choices can ...
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Plants the key to removing 63m tonnes of carbon dioxide a year 16.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Biomass carbon capture and storage will play an important role in keeping the rise in temperature to less than 2C

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A backup plan for climate change 16.4.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
OF ALL the reports that the U.N.-chartered Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released over the last several months, this week’s might be the most distressing. The authoritative body of scientists, economists and other experts previously warned that the planet is warming, that humans are primarily responsible and that uncontrolled climate change would have a range of unwelcome effects . Those conclusions would not be too worrisome if the world were well on the way to heading off major problems. But the IPCC found the opposite ...
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Pitzer College selling fossil fuel stocks in environmental move 16.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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NY Times Pushes 'Climate Change' Activism on Front Page Two Days in a Row, Blames GOP 15.4.2014 NewsBusters
The New York Times has made a front-page push for higher taxes and stringent regulation in the name of "climate change" two days in a row (the Washington Post had the self-control to leave its own related stories off the front page). Notorious climate activist/journalist Justin Gillis's lead story in Monday's Times warned " Climate Efforts Falling Short, U.N. Panel Says ," but found good news: There's still time to tax, spend, and regulate the problem ...
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Up To 1,000 Times More Methane Released At Gas Wells Than EPA Estimates, Study Finds 15.4.2014 Think Progres

A plane flying over the Marcellus Shale for two days measured methane being released into the atmosphere at 100 to 1,000 times the rate that the EPA estimated.

The post Up To 1,000 Times More Methane Released At Gas Wells Than EPA Estimates, Study Finds appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Triple renewable sources, U.N. urges 15.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
Options get riskier the longer world waits, it says.
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Coalition's Direct Action contracts too short for success, says adviser 15.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Government's emissions reduction fund would need to offer 15-year contracts to attract big capital-intensive projects

A hand-picked advisory group has warned the Abbott government its Direct Action climate change plan would need to offer 15-year contracts to effectively reduce greenhouse emissions three times longer than the Coalition has proposed.

A green paper issued by the environment minister, Greg Hunt, proposed the emission reduction fund which has so far been funded for just three years would offer five-year contracts to companies and organisations competing in a competitive tender for the funds grants.

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Environmental groups LCV and NRDC Action Fund team to steer more money into politics 15.4.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Two major environmental groups announced an alliance Monday between their political action arms in an effort to expand their influence on national policymakers. The League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund are starting LeadingGreen, a collaboration that will steer donations to federal candidates and enlist the help of major donors in lobbying elected officials. Although the move was not prompted by the Supreme Court’s decision this month to strike down the overall limit on how much individuals can give candidates and political parties, LCV President Gene Karpinski said the ruling highlights what has motivated the ...
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IPCC report shows action on climate change is not spending, it's investing 15.4.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
One lesson that most of us humans, individually and institutionally, seem to have a hard time internalizing is the cost of deferred maintenance. That applies to everything from fixing bridges to getting more exercise. Delaying means damage. Combining heavy use with the impacts of the elements and age and buildings will deteriorate, roads crumble, bodies weaken. Wait long enough before initiating preventive maintenance and only extraordinary repairs will patch the harm. Wait too long and the consequences will be fatal. The years of deferral finally cause so much damage that no amount of remedial work can mount a rescue. The bridge collapses. The road must be rebuilt, not merely restored. Deferred maintenance is how we're treating our planet's atmosphere. Despite what we now know to a certainty about the effects caused by pouring billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the air every year, we just keep doing it—at an increasing level—and making all kinds of rationalizations for not stopping. Meanwhile, ...
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Japan Follows China's Coal Rush 15.4.2014 Forbes.com: Business News
Japan says it wants to increase its use of coal, including producing more of it for the export markets.
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