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Climate Crisis: The Disturbing Facts; The Cause Debate Informs Policy Debates

    The climate crisis brought on by our use of fossil fuels which is threatening the human habitat was the topic of the entire August 6th 2018 New York Times magazine. The article  presents previously unknown information on how

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Trade Unions & Energy Democracy (TUED) : Progress Report

Bulletin 76 — 30 July 2018 This report is intended to update TUED’s participating unions, allies and supporters regarding the project’s considerable progress so far this year.The first part of the report covers organizational developments. The second part addresses our research

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Surprising History of Climate Change Information

The July 20, 2018 edition of WNYC’s “On the Media” program( www.WNYC.org ) which discussed the history, psychology, and sociology of climate change was summarized by Alfred Friedland of the  CUNYPSC Environmental Justice Working Group. He covers the highlights, especially the information

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Exciting NYC greenroof bill to support

Brooklyn Councilmember Introduces Bill to Transform NYC’s Concrete Jungle into Green Oasis https://www.bkreader.com/2018/07/brooklyn-councilmember-introduces-bill-transform-nycs-concrete-jungle-oasis-green-rooftops/ By Andrea Leonhardt  July 18, 2018, 5:21 pm The legislation requires new buildings cover available rooftop space with a green roof, solar panels or wind turbines to reduce the

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Reparations, Healthy Farming and Environmental Justice

An Agricultural Movement for People-to-People Reparations Puts Itself on the Map   Emeline Posner May 11, 2018 In These Times How a Chicago collective approaches a worker-owned farm through an intersectional and holistic lens that understands that our community’s issues can

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Antarctic Ice Sheet Melt Speeding Up

  Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before A new study suggests a section of glaciers in Antarctica is melting faster than expected. By SETH BORENSTEIN  http://www.rocketminer.com/news/antarctica-s-ice-sheet-is-melting-times-faster-than-before/article_6768d649-ccfe-5337-8fb6-178def7081b2.html WASHINGTON — The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an

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The Guardian Reports China’s Green Shift Progress

China’s Green Shift is Positioning it to Overtake US in Energy Technology, Security “The Guardian reports that air pollution in 62 Chinese cities fell by 30% between 2013 and 2016, according to the World Health Organization. Beijing, the capital, fell from a

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2018 EcoCinema Cafe Marathon Film Festival

Join us at the 2018 EcoCinema Cafe Marathon Film Festival 5th Annual EcoCinema Cafe Film Festival Website John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 W. 59th St, NY, NY 10019 Tues, April 24 through Thurs, April 26, 2018 Daytime films are

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Climate Teach-in

Tuesday March 28, 2017 1:40 pm, Haaren Hall Room 630 EVIDENCE AND IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE Dr. Pushker Kharecha Climate Scientist, Columbia Earth Institute LEGAL OPTIONS FOR FIGHTING BACK Kimberly Ong Esq. Environmental Lawyer NRDC: National Resources Defense Council LOCAL

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Massachussetts D.A. drops charges against two climate activists, citing the threat of climate change

On Monday, Bristol County, MA, District Attorney Sam Sutter surprised climate activists when he dropped criminal  charges against Ken Ward and Jay O’Hara, who had blocked a daily shipment of 40,000 toms of coal to the Brayton Point power plant

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