Monthly Archives: June 2016

The group that was supposed to make palm oil sustainable just disappeared

Grist: The skyrocketing global demand for palm oil is devastating forests in Southeast Asia, and now a group that was created to stop the destruction […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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This Is What India’s Devastating Drought Looks Like Up Close

Huffington Post: For years, Lakshman Pal, 28, planted wheat and tended to his small field here. Each season, he hoped for rain. He looked up […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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What Brexit Means for Addressing Climate Change

TIME: There may be more questions than answers The future of energy and environmental policy in the United Kingdom and the European Union has been thrown […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Al Gore’s daughter arrested at climate protest

Grist: Karenna Gore, eldest daughter of Al Gore, was among 23 activists arrested in Boston on Wednesday while protesting construction of a natural gas pipeline. […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Public Lands Development Rigged in Favor of Oil and Gas

EcoWatch: A staggering 90 percent of our public lands and minerals managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are open to oil and gas […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Climate change is making our summers more extreme

Deutsche Welle: Scientists have been able to more directly link extreme weather, like the floods that hit Central Europe last month, to climate change. A […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Amazon biodiversity at risk despite Brazil’s forest protection law – study

Reuters: “Many of the forests that remain standing are shadows of the pristine forests that once stood in their place” Selective logging, road building and […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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World Bank to back India’s solar power initiative

Associated Press: Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, right, shakes hand with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, June 30, 2016. […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Are West Virginia’s floods the result of climate change? And a congressman gone AWOL

Forbes: For a state that has been racked with recession and unemployment, the flash floods that have ravaged West Virginia don’t help much. But the […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Paris climate summit put planet on ‘catastrophic’ warming despite seen as success

Independent: The pledges made by countries at the historic Paris agreement on climate change would lead to “completely catastrophic” global warming, scientists have warned. In a […] Read the original post by miscellaneous

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