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Mr. 2% Comes Out for Keystone XL | Stanley Heller

Feb. 17 Update. Here’s what Trumka said about climate change and jobs at a “Good Jobs, Green Jobs”conference on Feb. 11. He said merely saying that things should be shut down “poisons the well politically.” He didn’t utter the words “Keystone XL,” but what else? There’s wasn’t one “boo.” Not one person shouted out “what about the pipeline?” Trumka didn’t ...

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Major victory in conservation battle against oil company | WWF

A major corporate social responsibility agency today has announced an examination of Soco International PLC for alleged violations of human rights and environmental protections related to the company’s operations in an African World Heritage Site. The move was triggered by WWF’s complaint alleging that Soco has breached the most respected global corporate social responsibility standards in its pursuit of oil ...

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Report Describes the Unfathomable Cost of Inaction on Rising Seas | InsideClimate News

Members of the Jordanian battalion of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) carry children through flood waters after a rescue from an orphanage in Port au Prince, Haiti, destroyed by hurricane "Ike". (UN Photo/Marco Dormino.)

The world needs to invest tens of billions of dollars a year in beefing up shoreline defenses against rising oceans or it will face mind-boggling costs in the decades to come, according to new research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. If nations don’t build up dikes, levees and sea walls, harden existing infrastructure, ...

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India’s Solar Vision Promises Clean Energy And Happy Farmers | Global Voices

Around 628 million people around the world do not have access to electricity and 290 million of them are from rural India. Many Indian farmers have to rely on archaic power grids and fossil fuels to run water pumps for their irrigation. The Indian government is aiming to replace 26 million diesel-powered groundwater pumps with more efficient solar-powered irrigation models. ...

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Climate State Part 1 | MarthaMitchellEffect

Forty-eight climate activists representing themselves and various groups were arrested Wednesday outside the White House. (Photo via Flickr | Tar Sands Action)

Climate State On 8 May 1974, Henry Kissinger sent a cable from the U.S. State Department to the Secretary General of the UN. The cable contained a letter to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Secretary General D.A. Davies from Robert M. White, permanent representative of the U.S. to the  WMO: Dear Mr. Secretary-General. Increasingly, world leaders have expressed concern over indications ...

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