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Spotlight on green news & views: Preparing for Paris climate talks, saying goodbye to whistleblower 23.10.2014 Daily Kos
Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 19,830 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. UN climate talks to resume in Bonn —by TierneySmith: "Hot on the heels of the People's Climate March and the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit, government negotiators are back in session in Bonn next week (20 Oct) to continue their vital work on a new global climate agreement. In a record-breaking mobilisation for climate action, last month, almost 700,000 people took to the streets in New York and across the world to call on governments to put climate ...
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As Planet Warms, Scientists Predict Changes For Autumn Leaf Season 21.10.2014 Think Progres

"The fall foliage displays that our grandchildren will see at the end of this century will not be the ones we see today."

The post As Planet Warms, Scientists Predict Changes For Autumn Leaf Season appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Federal Watchdog: U.S. Government Not Doing Enough To Stop Oceans From Turning Acidic 16.10.2014 Think Progres

Ocean acidification is one of the biggest and least talked about effects of global warming.

The post Federal Watchdog: U.S. Government Not Doing Enough To Stop Oceans From Turning Acidic appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Spotlight on green news & views: Hell-on-wheels in the Bakken, seeing CO2, Paul Ryan still denying 16.10.2014 Daily Kos
Atlantic sunrise off Florida. See matching mole's post . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 19,760 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Adrift in Oil Country —by Laura Gottesdiener via TomDispatch: "I hadn’t driven nearly 2,000 miles from Brooklyn to work as a cocktail waitress in a strip club. (That only happened after I ran out of money.) I had set off with the intention of reporting on the domestic oil boom that was reshaping North Dakota’s prairie towns as well as the balance of both global power and the earth’s atmosphere. This ...
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Must Environmentalists and Labor Activists Find Themselves at Odds With Each Other? 13.10.2014 American Prospect
“I think the American people right now have been so focused, and will continue to be focused, on our economy and jobs and growth, that if the message is somehow we’re going to ignore jobs and growth simply to address climate change, I don’t think anybody is going to go for that. I won’t go for that.” --President Barack Obama, November 14, 2012, two weeks after Hurricane Sandy   It has been a tough couple of years in the effort to unite labor, community, and environmental groups, an alliance that has always been strained. The extractive energy sector—coal, gas, oil—has historically had strong union representation and well-paying jobs. Tensions rose in 2011 after the Sierra Club escalated their campaign to close coal plants and 350.org, the climate protection group led by activist Bill McKibben, called for a halt to the Keystone XL Pipeline project.  Even Obama’s relatively mild order this past June on reducing pollution from power plants was opposed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers ...
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Must Environmentalists and Labor Activists Find Themselves at Odds? 13.10.2014 American Prospect
“I think the American people right now have been so focused, and will continue to be focused, on our economy and jobs and growth, that if the message is somehow we’re going to ignore jobs and growth simply to address climate change, I don’t think anybody is going to go for that. I won’t go for that.” --President Barack Obama, November 14, 2012, two weeks after Hurricane Sandy   It has been a tough couple of years in the effort to unite labor, community, and environmental groups, an alliance that has always been strained. The extractive energy sector—coal, gas, oil—has historically had strong union representation and well-paying jobs. Tensions rose in 2011 after the Sierra Club escalated their campaign to close coal plants and 350.org, the climate protection group led by activist Bill McKibben, called for a halt to the Keystone XL Pipeline project.  Even Obama’s relatively mild order this past June on reducing pollution from power plants was opposed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers ...
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Quagga mussels invade your waterways! 13.10.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
The UK is about to receive a visit from the infamous quagga mussel. It’s a rock star you won’t like, living in hard substrates and a softie too! Many species such as freshwater fish could be affected, as well as poisoned, while the blockages caused by the high population levels often bring power station or other water inlets to a full stop.
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Some parts of state more vulnerable to health effects of climate change 13.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
High heat and flooding are the obvious dangers, but Minnesota's changing climate has also helped expand habitat for disease-carrying mosquitoes and ticks, and extended the pollen season.
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We’re mad about Madagascar. 11.10.2014 Earth Times
How much research flows out of Madagascar, on the lemurs, chameleons and frogs alone. We have to preserve this island and sustain its people in their struggles with nature, including climate change. The age of introspection is over. This is one planet and we all are one with it – just investigate the biodiversity and the climate change conferences mushrooming in response to popular demands.
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Hundreds Of Hunting And Fishing Groups Voice Their Support For Action On Climate Change 10.10.2014 Think Progres

Sportsmen's groups want President Obama to act on climate change, and they think the administration's recent power plant rule is a pretty good way to do it.

The post Hundreds Of Hunting And Fishing Groups Voice Their Support For Action On Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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‘The Other CO2 Problem’: How Acidic Oceans Will Cost Our Economy Billions 9.10.2014 Think Progres

The most important takeaways from the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity's comprehensive report on ocean acidification and how it's harming the economy.

The post ‘The Other CO2 Problem’: How Acidic Oceans Will Cost Our Economy Billions appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Spotlight on green news & views: Fossil fuel divestment, ALEC pummeled by 80 groups, German solar 9.10.2014 Daily Kos
Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 19,680 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. The Daily Bucket: Turtle Release —by matching mole: "This was a birding trip but it was also a sea turtle release trip. The trip was run by the Marine Science Center based in Ponce Inlet Florida. Among other things they do both turtle and sea bird rehabilitation. Also along on the trip were two young women who are employees of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center based on Jekyll Island in the middle of the Georgia coastline. The marine science center had a couple of ...
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Acid damage to coral reefs could cost $1 trillion 8.10.2014 New Scientists HIV
Lost revenue from tourism and other industries help make the economic case for governments to start acting to stop ocean ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: A real climate 'movement,' marching for rhinos and elephants today 5.10.2014 Daily Kos
See Lenny Flank's " Daily Bucket: A Bird Fight " diary below the orange squiggle. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 19,625 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Because of the relatively small number of diaries today (after Wednesday's record of 103), category titles have been removed for this Spotlight only. As the Globe Warms, So Does the Climate Movement —by Todd Gitlin: via  TomDispatch: "Less than two weeks have passed and yet it isn’t too early to say it: the People’s Climate March changed the social map—many maps, in fact, since ...
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Empty Nests of the North: "Massive Chick Deaths" in Seabird Colonies; Climate, Oceanic Changes Blamed 2.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Flatey Island, Iceland – When the days grew long, seabirds flocked to this hamlet on the edge of the Arctic to rear their chicks under the midnight sun. “Kria,” shrieked the terns, calling summer up from the slumbering ground. Black cliffs were transformed into snowbanks of white kittiwakes. Puffins whirred between land and sea. Murres plied the shoreline, fulmars patrolled the skies. Everywhere sounded their vibrant chorus. These days, a scatter of stubborn holdovers streaks the sky and paddles the bay, but the legions are gone. The chicks have perished, their bereft parents have returned to sea. Half of Iceland’s seabirds nest on this low-lying volcanic outcropping and its neighboring islands in the deep west coast gash called Breidafjordur Bay. Flatey Island used to be covered with chicks snuggled inside rocky hillside burrows, under tall meadow grass, in nests strewn across headlands and shores. “There were thousands! You could hear them,” says Olina Jonsdottir, who has lived on this island with her ...
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Bring Social Justice in From the Cold as We Get Closer to a Global Climate Change Deal 1.10.2014 Truthout.com
The  UN Climate Summit  in New York brought together politics, business and civil society to build up momentum for major climate change talks in Paris next year. After the disappointments of the acrimonious Copenhagen meeting in 2009, there is now a chance for a global agreement on action against climate change. Low carbon development pledges and substantial financing of the Green Climate Fund are one side of the coin. But climate justice is also about social justice, and leaders must address the demands and respect the needs of people most vulnerable and already suffering from the impacts of climate change. The world’s poorest people are the worst affected by climate change and these groups were certainly represented in New York, but will they be listened to? If it is to have a lasting impact, the Paris meeting must successfully integrate a “top-down” global agreement to restrict global warming to 2°C, together with a “bottom-up” strategy whereby countries set their own contributions to reduced ...
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Bring Social Justice In From the Cold As We Get Closer to a Global Climate Change Deal 1.10.2014 Truthout.com
The  UN Climate Summit  in New York brought together politics, business and civil society to build up momentum for major climate change talks in Paris next year. After the disappointments of the acrimonious Copenhagen meeting in 2009, there is now a chance for a global agreement on action against climate change. Low carbon development pledges and substantial financing of the Green Climate Fund are one side of the coin. But climate justice is also about social justice, and leaders must address the demands and respect the needs of people most vulnerable and already suffering from the impacts of climate change. The world’s poorest people are the worst affected by climate change and these groups were certainly represented in New York, but will they be listened to? If it is to have a lasting impact, the Paris meeting must successfully integrate a “top-down” global agreement to restrict global warming to 2°C, together with a “bottom-up” strategy whereby countries set their own contributions to reduced ...
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Why the Web of Life Is Dying 1.10.2014 Truthout.com
"There's eventually a point at which the biological systems of planet Earth that support human life will just stop functioning if it loses too many species and thus too badly frays the web of life." (Photo: Dom Dada ) Could you survive with just half of your organs? Think about it. What if you had just half your brain, one kidney, half of your heart, one lung, half a liver and only half of your skin? It would be pretty hard to survive right? Sure, you could survive losing just one kidney or half of your liver, but at some point, losing pieces from all of your organs would be too much and you would die. Well, this is exactly what's happening to the web of life on planet Earth right now. Like the human body, our planet is a living organism, and like the organs in the body, all of our planet's species are interconnected. They form the web of life. And, just like the human body can survive with just one kidney or one eye, our planet and the web of life can survive without a few species here and there. But, ...
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Why the Web of Life Is Dying 1.10.2014 Truthout.com
"There's eventually a point at which the biological systems of planet Earth that support human life will just stop functioning if it loses too many species and thus too badly frays the web of life." (Photo: Dom Dada ) Could you survive with just half of your organs? Think about it. What if you had just half your brain, one kidney, half of your heart, one lung, half a liver and only half of your skin? It would be pretty hard to survive right? Sure, you could survive losing just one kidney or half of your liver, but at some point, losing pieces from all of your organs would be too much and you would die. Well, this is exactly what's happening to the web of life on planet Earth right now. Like the human body, our planet is a living organism, and like the organs in the body, all of our planet's species are interconnected. They form the web of life. And, just like the human body can survive with just one kidney or one eye, our planet and the web of life can survive without a few species here and there. But, ...
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Human Activities Have Cut Animal Populations In Half Since 1970 1.10.2014 Think Progres

Habitat degradation, exploitation, and climate change have cut global vertebrate populations by 52 percent in the last four decades, according to a new study.

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