Environment and climate-related news, activities and ideas in support of a greener world.
The struggle to halt global warming ordinarily focuses on fossil fuel consumption and use, currently exemplified by the Alberta tar sands and the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to the Gulf of Mexico. It would be foolish to disregard that, but what if the rapidly expanding livestock industry has been overlooked as a major contributor to global warming?
A paper published in World Watch that provides a strong argument that animal agriculture is significantly undercounted as a contributor to global warming. What makes this study interesting is that, in contrast to unsupported claims about methane sometimes made by vegan and animal-rights activists, it grounds its arguments squarely on carbon dioxide.
Tue, 04/23/2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Charis Books and More
1189 Euclid Ave NE
The Boston Globe has called Between God & Green "a vitally important, even subversive, story." Author Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson will share that story – how evangelicals are cultivating a middle ground on climate change – and discuss lessons and insights from her research.
Fri, 03/15/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
FDA Southern Regional Office
60 Eighth Street Corner of Eighth and Peachtree Street
Join us on "Fight Back Friday!" for an afternoon rally / protest at the FDA. Front of FDA building, Eighth St. and Peachtree St NE
The FDA is poised to approve the first-ever, lab-created Frankenfish for human consumption, unless they hear from enough of us! And in won't be labeled.
Why is this SO dangerous? The approval of the world's first GE animal for food would be a step in the WRONG direction, whereas biotech corporations genetically modify, patent, own and control the world's food supply. Scary!
ATLANTA – Acting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Bob Perciasepe will visit Atlanta on Tuesday Feb. 26, to highlight the Agency’s commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and to green jobs.
Originally appointed to the Agency by President Obama in 2009, Obama spoke recently to aspects of EPA's environemental committments during his State of the Union address where he remarked on the vitality of STEM classes in teaching students transferrable skills for future sucess.
If you have decided to stand up and say enough destruction of our land and health, no nuclear, no coal, no more mountaintop removal, no more drilling for oil, no tar sands or pipeline, no fracking, no more drilling and mining, no GMOs, no factory farms, then come join others and stand with Mother Nature.
On Feb. 18th, 1975, 150 people took over the construction site of a nuclear reactor near the village of Wyhl, Germany. Local vine-growers allied with students and other rebels to stop the work in progress. While officials were planning to develop the tri-state area of France, Switzerland, and Germany into an enormous industrial valley, people took their future into their own hands.Due to the uncontrollable resistance of tens of thousands in response to the police brutality that ended the first occupation, the construction plans in Wyhl were completely abandoned by the government in 1983.
APL dares Philippine President Aquino to penalize US Navy for Tubbataha damage
The Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) dared President Aquino to relentlessly pursue his declaration that, despite the apology issued for the reckless grounding of an American ship on Tubbataha Reef, the US Navy has undoubtedly violated Philippine laws and therefore must be meted out with appropriate punishment.
Responding to media questions on whether the apology was already enough, Aquino, in a
surprisingly I’m-not-a-US-puppet-posturing, was quoted as saying: “that doesn’t exempt them
from having to comply with our laws … Excuse me, may nasira sa amin, eh. Gano’n na lang
ba ’yon? (we suffered damage. Do we leave it at that?)”
Straight from a tearjerker script, the statement attributed to Vice Admiral Scott H. Swift,
commander of the US 7th Fleet, reads: “As a protector of the sea and a sailor myself, I greatly
Southern Appalachia has paid a high cost for the coal that's powered the rest of the country. The region has been left impoverished while its mines supplied fuel to all the nation's other industries. The communities of Appalachia have been more hard-hit since the 1970s, when strip mining took hold, with its most destructive form, mountaintop removal, creating a widespread health crisis.
Typhoon Pablo and Doha: Ways Forward for the Philippines
By Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
It is truly a sad day for Filipinos across the nation, as the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council announced the devastation of typhoon Pablo to have resulted to a total number of 647 casualties, with another 1,842 people injured, and 780 missing.
The challenge of rebuilding what we have lost is not just a matter of reconstructing public works and restoring the livelihood of peoples and communities that were devastated by the strongest typhoon that hit the country this year.
History will undoubtedly deliver the harshest condemnations of the UN climate talks currently underway in Doha, Qatar. But the conference was laughable before it began; the inept “goals” of the talks stand in tragic-comic opposition to what we already know about climate change — that the climate has already changed in profound ways and its trajectory spells doom for civilization if drastic, coordinated steps are not taken in the immediate future.
For example, the Doha talks began with a shocking dose of reality: the World Meteorological Organization reported to the UN conference that an area of Arctic sea ice bigger than the United States melted in the past year, a rate faster than the most pessimistic scientists imagined only a couple years ago.
This profound news didn’t manage to get on the front page of any mainstream newspapers or websites in the United States; it was safely tucked away in the back pages, if it was reported at all.