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Green New Deal: excellent description

WITH A GREEN NEWDEAL, HERE’S WHAT THE WORLD COULD LOOK LIKE FOR THE NEXT GENERATIONby Kate Aranoff: December5 2018, 10:10 a.m. This article provides a broad and contextualized over view of the Green New Deal Proposal to be proposed to the

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Alt-Right Reaction to Accepting Climate Change

What Happens When the Alt-Right Believes in Climate Change https://jewishcurrents.org/report/what-happens-when-alt-right-believes-climate-change/ A group of migrants approach a US Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea in July 2016. Photo: US Navy Report LAST SEPTEMBER, as record-breaking hurricanes thrashed the Caribbean and southeastern US,

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Two victories in fight against toxic pesticides; EPA must enforce ban

a jury ruled that Monsanto’s weed killer round up caused cancer and order the company to pay the victim $289 in damages. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6049007/Roundup-cancerous-jury-declares.html Chlorpyrfios, an insecticide which damages children’s brains, must again be banned by the EPA, which had stopped

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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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