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Bernie Sanders: Single-payer 'Medicare for all' - - Washington (CNN)Bernie Sanders isn't satisfied with the Supreme Court's affirmation last week of President Barack Obama's health care law. Instead, the Democratic presidential hopeful said on Sunday he wants the United St Doug K. Jun 28, 2015 6:38 PM
FW: NPJC eblast June 28 -- Insure TN press conf tomorrow - Dear Cumberland Greens, Eric S. Jun 28, 2015 4:45 PM
LBL tour - Come see what the forest service wants to turn LBL or Land Between the Rivers, more respectfully, want to turn our public land into. The 8600 Tour is your chance to show you are willing to actually show up and martin h. Jun 27, 2015 1:47 PM
Justice Scalia's Gay Marriage Advice: 'Ask the Nearest Hippie' - One line in Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's dissent on gay marriage captured the public imagination after Friday's historic decision. "Ask the nearest hippie." The conservative was skewering the argume Doug K. Jun 27, 2015 12:26 PM
Study sees a ‘new normal’ for how climate change is affecting weather extremes - The Washington Post - And as we move into a warmer world — with 2015 currently out ahead of all prior recorded years for its temperatures thus far — the debate over the impact of a changing climate on weather events will only intensify. “Because g Doug K. Jun 27, 2015 11:38 AM
Over 300 wildfires are burning in Alaska right now. That’s an even bigger problem than it sounds - The Washington Post - Following on a record hot May in which much snow cover melted off early, Alaska saw no less than 152 fires erupt last weekend. The numbers have only grown further since then, and stood at 317 active fires Friday, according to the Alas Doug K. Jun 27, 2015 11:11 AM
Giant earthquakes are shaking Greenland — and scientists just figured out the disturbing reason why - The Washington Post - If Greenland goes, it is becoming clear that it won’t go quietly. Scientists have already documented entire meltwater lakes vanishing in a matter of hours atop the vast Greenland ice sheet, as huge crevasses open beneath them. A Doug K. Jun 27, 2015 11:11 AM
Obama meets with David Attenborough, asks about ‘prospects for this blue marble that we live on’ - The Washington Post - President Obama and environmental filmmaker Sir David Attenborough talked about the fate of the planet back in May at the White House; on Friday, the BBC gave viewers a sense of what they discussed behind closed doors.  Now BBC has r Doug K. Jun 27, 2015 11:08 AM
Update: Roundup Class Action Suit for False Advertising is Going National - Attorney T. Matthew Phillips recently announced a shift in his LA County Class action suit against Monsanto’s Roundup for false advertising. The lawsuit defendants have the choice of court venue while plaintiffs choose the geographical lo Doug K. Jun 27, 2015 6:23 AM
Tell the White House Conference on Aging: It is time to expand Social Security! | - Tell the White House Conference on Aging: It is time to expand Social Security! Today, two-thirds of retirees depend on Social Security for the majority of their income. As employers continue phasing out traditional pensions in favor Doug K. Jun 26, 2015 9:54 PM
Fwd: Press Advisory - Monday at 11 am - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Tennessee Health Care Campaign, Inc. < [address removed] > Date: Fr Doug K. Jun 26, 2015 3:49 PM
EPA report cites benefits of limiting emissions, climate change - Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change could prevent tens of thousands of deaths and hundreds of billions in economic losses in the United States, according to a new study by the Environmental Protection Agency. Doug K. Jun 26, 2015 10:47 AM
Accelerating the Clean Energy Revolution — Solutions Journal Summer 2015 - The global transformation of energy use continues, and there are recent encouraging signs that it’s as strong as ever. We’ve seen progress on the fronts of rooftop solar, electric vehicles, and energy efficiency, including — most Doug K. Jun 26, 2015 10:45 AM
Settlement: EPA to Analyze Impacts of World's Two Most Widely Used Pesticides on 1,500 Endangered Species - Settlement: EPA to Analyze Impacts of World's Two Most Widely Used Pesticides on 1,500 Endangered Species Historic Settlement Means Harms of Atrazine, Roundup Will Be Assessed WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Doug K. Jun 26, 2015 10:44 AM
Solar energy use is growing, getting cheaper, studies find - Solar energy seems to be reaching a mainstream tipping point worldwide. While solar power currently makes a small contribution to the world’s energy production (accounting for 0.5 percent of global electricity demand in 2011 according to Doug K. Jun 26, 2015 10:36 AM
Climate Change Impacts Could Collapse Civilization by 2040 States UK Govt Report | CleanTechnica - New scientific models supported by the British government’s Foreign Office show that if we don’t change course, in less than three decades industrial civilisation will essentially collapse due to catastrophic food shortages, triggered b Doug K. Jun 26, 2015 9:44 AM
King Obama, His Royal Court, and the TPP | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community - The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – a global corporate noose around U.S. local, state, and national sovereignty – narrowly passed a major procedural hurdle in the Congress by gaining “fast track” status. This term “fast track” is a euphemism Doug K. Jun 26, 2015 7:36 AM
Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies: GOP sobs (while secretly breathing a sigh of relief) - The Supreme Court has upheld the Obamacare subsidies for more than 6 million Americans with a 6-3 vote in the King v. Burwell decision, handed down moments ago. This is good news for the millions who rely on those subsidies to be abl Doug K. Jun 25, 2015 12:30 PM
How Does Your Home Measure Up? | Home Power Magazine - How Does Your Home Measure Up? For most of us, like death and taxes, purchasing electricity for the rest of our years is an inescapable consequence of powering our modern lives. But what if you could lock in your rate—and eventuall Doug K. Jun 25, 2015 10:08 AM
Re: [CumberlandGreenRiverBC] Climate Changes May Eradicate 50 Years Of World Health Progress (In Depth) | CleanTechnica - Climate change could wipe out the entire human species. So I g Eric S. Jun 25, 2015 10:05 AM
Climate Changes May Eradicate 50 Years Of World Health Progress (In Depth) | CleanTechnica - “Recent decades have witnessed dramatic progress in global health,” says the US Agency for International Development. Smallpox has been eradicated within the past half century. In all but three countries (Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Paki Doug K. Jun 25, 2015 10:01 AM
Climate Change Is A Global Commons Problem: The New Papal Encyclical - With his encyclical “Laudato Si” the Pope has written more than a moral appeal without obligation. He has presented a pioneering political analysis with great explosive power, which will probably determine the public debate on climate c Doug K. Jun 25, 2015 8:39 AM
Coal and Solar Energy Are Neck-and-Neck in the Developing World | VICE News - Twenty-five years from now, more than half of the world's power-generating capacity will come from sources that emit no carbon dioxide, a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), an energy analysis group, projects. Th Doug K. Jun 25, 2015 8:26 AM
Bernie Sanders delivers condemnation of business, billionaires in Denver - The Denver Post - University of Denver stump speech by Democrat candidate for president hinges on income equality, government infrastructure spending Breathing a progressive political fire, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders ignited Colorado Doug K. Jun 25, 2015 7:40 AM
Are You Paying Too Much for Your Whole Foods? - A year after Whole Foods was forced to pay $800,000 for overcharging California residents, the grocery store chain is now the target of an NYC investigation of the same practice. During a sting operation in the fall of 2014, NYC inve Doug K. Jun 25, 2015 7:15 AM
10 reasons to go green starting NOW : TreeHugger - You've probably noticed that green is everywhere these days--in the news, politics, fashion, and even technology. You can hardly escape it on the Internet, and now with the Planet Green TV network, you can even enjoy eco-friendly entert Doug K. Jun 25, 2015 7:10 AM
Re: [CumberlandGreenRiverBC] On Technology in Agriculture, Pope Francis's Concerns are for Corporate Power, Not G.M.O. Risk - - a longer quote: A broad, responsible scientific and social debate needs to take place, martin h. Jun 24, 2015 3:49 PM
Cartoon: The Gospel of Denial - Watch the short cartoon- ------------------------------­------------------------- Now that Pope Francis has come out on the side of acknowledging human-caused global warming, Republican presi Doug K. Jun 24, 2015 2:34 PM
Action Alerts - CURRENT ACTION CAMPAIGNS Please click the links below to take action for endangered species and wild places http://www.biologicaldiversity­.org/action/alerts/ind Doug K. Jun 24, 2015 11:33 AM
Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America | Psychology Today - The tragedy in Charleston last week will no doubt lead to more discussion of several important and recurring Doug K. Jun 24, 2015 10:42 AM
TN leaders: Remove Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from Capitol - Doug K. Jun 24, 2015 9:55 AM
How Seven Billion Humans Leads to Mass Extinction | Earth in Transition - Overpopulation and overconsumption are the root causes of the environmental destruction of our planet. We are driving species extinct, destroying wildlife habitat, and undermining the basic needs of all life at an unprecedented rate. Doug K. Jun 24, 2015 8:14 AM
Skyrocketing Extinctions Put Humans at Risk - The New York Times - His recommendations do not go nearly far enuf, IMHO. Doug ------------------------------­------------------------------­--------------------------- The forces that are causing a Doug K. Jun 24, 2015 7:55 AM
white roofs are cool - I noticed a big difference after I put a bright white metal roof over the dirty white asphalt shingles on my home. Now attic temps are the same as outdoor temps, even during the hottest sunny afternoons. Doug Doug K. Jun 24, 2015 7:48 AM
Re: [CumberlandGreenRiverBC] 10 overlooked low-tech ways of keeping your home cool : TreeHugger - Thanks for forwarding this list. I copied the bit from the Los Angeles Times about the benefits of white roofs and paler pavement and sent notes to TDOT and my local city government. It has long irked me to see black asphalt going down KaraBear Jun 23, 2015 4:57 PM
FW: NPJC eblast June 23 -- note anti-racism meeting tonight - Dear Cumberland Greens, Eric S. Jun 23, 2015 1:43 PM
An interview with Bernie Sanders: Deficit Hawk - The Washington Post - Sen. Bernie Sanders has become a surprise hit on the campaign trail as he competes to be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee by running against the establishment and promoting a liberal agenda. He’s a longshot to unseat fron Doug K. Jun 23, 2015 12:57 PM
Many US Catholic Politicians Out Of Touch On Climate Change | CleanTechnica - To accompany the Roman Catholic Pope’s blockbuster climate encyclical (Laudato Si) this week, a team from Yale and George Mason Universities published a substantial note about the views of American Catholics on climate change. One in fou Doug K. Jun 23, 2015 11:37 AM
100 Canadian, U.S. Scientists Call For Halt To Oilsands Projects - A group of 100 leading Canadian and U.S. scientists has issued an urgent call for a moratorium on new oilsands development and listed 10 reasons why no more projects should be permitted. "I believe we have a duty to speak up, Doug K. Jun 23, 2015 7:48 AM
States Take Few Steps to Fill Gap if Supreme Court Blocks Health Subsidies - The New York Times - Should the subsidies be blocked, conservative groups like Americans for Prosperity would pressure Republican governors and legislators not to create exchanges. In some states, including Florida and Tennessee, these groups have been effectiv Doug K. Jun 22, 2015 10:17 AM
URGENT ACTION NEEDED regarding Joelton Natural Gas Compressor Station – Planning Commission Meeting This Week! - FYI ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Concerned Citizen" < [address removed] > Date: Jun 20,[masked]:38 PM Subject: URGENT ACTION NEEDED � Charles W. Jun 22, 2015 10:16 AM
Climate In Our Hands — YES! Magazine - Climate In Our Hands In this collaboration between Truthout and YES! Magazine, we spotlight the revolutionary ideas and actions that are spurring the movement to defend the planet and human survival. Doug K. Jun 22, 2015 9:42 AM
Solar Panels Are Part of the Pope’s Revolution—But So Is Dismantling Structural Racism by Anthony Giancatarino — YES! Magazine - The Pope is talking about a revolution that goes way beyond simply adding renewable energy to our current extractive economy. On Thursday, June 18, Pope Francis released his highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, Laudato Sii Doug K. Jun 22, 2015 9:19 AM
Solar farm bonanza? Study shows great economic potential from project - TimesDaily: Local News - Local environmentalist Nancy Muse spoke in support of the project at a recent commission meeting. “We need to do all we can to make it happen,” Muse said. She said the economic impact study, which she has seen, is encouraging. Doug K. Jun 22, 2015 7:57 AM
Will the pope sway Catholics on climate change? Not if evangelicals are any indication. - The Washington Post - Pope Francis's new encyclical on the environment has raised big questions about the role that religion and religious figures play in shaping the faithful's attitudes about environmental policy. But if the way evangelical Protestants Doug K. Jun 22, 2015 7:45 AM
Re: [CumberlandGreenRiverBC] Lakota Warriors Vow To Crush Dirty Rainbow Hippies - The Daily Beast - Preview not available Eric L. Jun 22, 2015 7:25 AM
Lakota Warriors Vow To Crush Dirty Rainbow Hippies - The Daily Beast - The Rainbow Family of Living Light wants to hold its annual druggy love-fest in the Black Hills, but a local Native American group is fighting back. Doug K. Jun 21, 2015 8:22 PM
The Great Change: Fighting Extinction by Albert Bates - "This is a true challenge. If the story is told as one of avarice, private gain and exceptionalism, the human race will go extinct." http://peaksurfer. Doug K. Jun 21, 2015 8:39 AM
What will TTIP Mean for Food and Climate? - Sam Lowe of Friends of the Earth highlighted in a 2014 blog three key concerns from his reading of the European Commission draft TTIP chapter on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (food safety, animal health and plant health) issues, leaked to the Doug K. Jun 21, 2015 8:39 AM
Fwd: How to Prevent Global Warming: An Easy Way to Reduce Your Impact - Chrome gave me a warning on doing the download-better to be safe and not download the app. Doug ------------------------------­------------------------------­----- ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Fro Doug K. Jun 20, 2015 7:07 PM
How to Prevent Global Warming: An Easy Way to Reduce Your Impact - How to Prevent Global Warming: An Easy Way to Reduce Your Impact If you want to learn how to help prevent global warming, educating yourself is a great first step. The next step is making sure that others are able to do the same. Doug K. Jun 20, 2015 7:05 PM
10 overlooked low-tech ways of keeping your home cool : TreeHugger - Summer is here and the air is full of the the sound of whining air conditioners, all seriously sucking kilowatts. Yet much of that air conditioning load could be reduced or the air conditioning season shortened if we did simple things, many Doug K. Jun 20, 2015 6:59 PM
On Technology in Agriculture, Pope Francis's Concerns are for Corporate Power, Not G.M.O. Risk - - There’s a fascinating passage on industrial-scale agriculture, including genetically engineered crops. Notably, Francis acknowledges the lack of evidence for human health risks from such technologies. He focuses his criticism on the soci Doug K. Jun 20, 2015 8:17 AM
Home Tour | E3 Innovate - E3 INNOVATE presents the Inside Out Home Tour, where you get a guided tour of the mysterious, behind-the-wall systems that make a house the perfect temperature year-round, quiet as an oasis, and always a perfect level of humidity all the wh Doug K. Jun 20, 2015 8:14 AM
Want to fix the world? Start by making clean energy a default setting - The Washington Post - In recent years, psychologists and behavioral scientists have begun to decipher why we make the choices that we do when it comes to using energy. And the bottom line is that it’s hard to characterize those choices as fully “rational.� Doug K. Jun 19, 2015 1:48 PM
Pope praises boycotts but social media and fossil fuels among sinners - - Cardinal Peter Turkson, the Ghanaian author of the nearly 200-page encyclical letter on the environment released by Pope Francis on Thursday — said the document was designed to transmit a message of “serious moral responsibility” to p Doug K. Jun 19, 2015 1:31 PM
Alaska’s glaciers are now losing 75 billion tons of ice every year - The Washington Post - In a new study, scientists with the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and several other institutions report a staggering finding: Glaciers of the United States’ largest — and only Arctic — state, Alaska, have lost 75 gigatons (a gig Doug K. Jun 19, 2015 1:23 PM
Why Pope Francis’s climate message is so hard for some Americans to swallow - The Washington Post - With the official release of Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, it’s clear that several strains of thought prominent in the U.S. will be particularly challenged by the document. That includes U.S. individualists who tend Doug K. Jun 19, 2015 1:22 PM
Re: [CumberlandGreenRiverBC] The 5 Most Important Points of Pope Francis’s Climate Change Encyclical | TIME - Hallelujah ...... And did you see that he prayers politicians will come in place to help us win this battle... Sent from AOL Mobile Mail -----Original Message----- From: Doug Kalmer <[address removed]> To: CumberlandGreenR Ita Hardesty M. Jun 18, 2015 3:08 PM
Fwd: Stand with Pope Francis on Climate - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Kathleen Rogers, Earth Day Network < [address removed] > Doug K. Jun 18, 2015 10:55 AM
Re: [CumberlandGreenRiverBC] The 5 Most Important Points of Pope Francis’s Climate Change Encyclical | TIME - In this 5-point summary in Time magazine, point 5 is "Individu Eric S. Jun 18, 2015 9:01 AM
The 5 Most Important Points of Pope Francis’s Climate Change Encyclical | TIME - Pope Francis’s groundbreaking encyclical letter on care for creation made its anticipated debut Thursday morning, and once again, the Bishop of Rome has delivered a masterpiece. The document will play a key role in United Nations Paris Cl Doug K. Jun 18, 2015 7:51 AM
Explosive intervention by Pope Francis set to transform climate change debate | Environment | The Guardian - The most anticipated papal letter for decades will be published in five languages on Thursday. It will call for an end to the ‘tyrannical’ exploitation of nature by mankind. Could it lead to a step-change in the battle against global wa Doug K. Jun 18, 2015 7:20 AM
Beware Casting Pope Francis as a Caped Climate Crusader - - Interesting article, with several live links to more info. Watch this short clip-­v=76BtP1GInlc  Doug -------------------- Doug K. Jun 18, 2015 7:19 AM
Fwd: June ACF Enews: Executive Director Update, News From The Region, Funding Opportunities, and more - For your info enjoyment. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Appalachian Community Fund" < [address removed] Charles W. Jun 17, 2015 1:41 PM
Re: [CumberlandGreenRiverBC] Global Temperatures Soaring: 2015 starts off the top of the chart & El Niño is just warming up - GREAT!! On Jun 17, 2015, at 7:53 AM, Doug Eric L. Jun 17, 2015 9:27 AM
Bernie Sanders and Socialisms Scarlet Letter - I've known Bernie Sanders since he was Mayor of Burlington. He took a run down New England mill town and transformed it into one of America's most desirable places to live. Today, Burlington has a dynamic economy and  an unusual Doug K. Jun 17, 2015 8:17 AM
Global Temperatures Soaring: 2015 starts off the top of the chart & El Niño is just warming up - 2014 was the warmest year in global climate records but 2015 is on track to be significantly warmer than 2014. The first 5 months were the warmest on record and global models are predicting a super El Niño that could be the strongest ever Doug K. Jun 17, 2015 7:52 AM
Southeast climate - Since 1970, the number of days above 95˚F and nights above 75˚F has been increasing and the number of extremely cold days has been decreasing throughout the Southeast.  For the Southeast, projected regional average increases are i Doug K. Jun 17, 2015 7:19 AM
Re: [CumberlandGreenRiverBC] A Diverse Nation Comes Together Against Tar Sands | Sierra Club - How inspirational is that? Great photos. Wish I could have gone! Eric L. Jun 17, 2015 6:46 AM
Take action: End sweetheart deals for Big Oil! - Scientists are warning us: If we're to avoid the worst impacts of climate disruption, we have to keep at least two-thirds of fossil fuels in the ground. Forever. But in many cases, instead of stopping mining, fracking and drillin Doug K. Jun 17, 2015 6:30 AM
A Diverse Nation Comes Together Against Tar Sands | Sierra Club - Last weekend I was honored to join more than 5,000 citizen activists in the Tar Sands Resistance March from the Mississippi River to the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul to protest the expansion of the Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline Doug K. Jun 17, 2015 6:23 AM
Drinking Water, Fracking, and the EPA | Sierra Club - Last week, the EPA released 1,000-plus draft pages of its "Hydraulic Fracturing Drinking Water Assessment." The report took almost five years to produce and essentially tells us (in great detail) what we already knew: Fracking and Doug K. Jun 17, 2015 6:19 AM
Re: [CumberlandGreenRiverBC] Pope Francis blasts global warming deniers in le... - Ita Hardesty M. Jun 16, 2015 7:00 PM
FW: NPJC eblast June 16 - Dear Cumberland Greens, Eric S. Jun 16, 2015 1:44 PM
"The Farm" in Tennessee is the country's oldest intentional community. But the real story is how they deliver babies. - It wasn’t until I sat with Pamela Hunt in her home on The Farm — North America’s oldest still active intentional community in middle Tennessee — and discussed the art of spiritual midwifery did I begin reflecting on the details I ne Doug K. Jun 16, 2015 10:55 AM
States Preaching Small Government Most Dependent On Federal Government - The map above is striking. It is a perfect illustration that politics and facts at times seem mutually exclusive. In short, with just a few exceptions, the states whose politicians preach small government are much more dependent on it than Doug K. Jun 16, 2015 10:46 AM
Fed study: Tennessee has most regressive tax system | Business - Around the Region | Times Free Press - A new study by a trio of economists from the Federal Reserve Bank found that Tennessee has the most regressive tax system of any state, requiring poor and middle-class taxpayers, in most instances, to pay a bigger share of their income than Doug K. Jun 16, 2015 10:35 AM
The Health Benefits of Trees - The Atlantic - They prevent $7 billion in health costs every year by filtering air pollution—not to mention their psychological effects. New research says the closer you can live to trees, the better off you are. It is becoming increa Doug K. Jun 16, 2015 10:29 AM
Pope Francis blasts global warming deniers in leaked draft of encyclical - The Washington Post - A draft of a major environmental document by Pope Francis says “the bulk of global warming” is caused by human activity and calls on people — especially the world’s rich — to take steps to mitigate the damage by reducing consumpti Doug K. Jun 16, 2015 9:31 AM
Someone finally polled the 1% — And it's not pretty -­/2014/05/29/1302820/-Someone-f­inally Doug K. Jun 15, 2015 7:15 AM
Re: [CumberlandGreenRiverBC] BERNIE slaps the Press silly - Preview not available Eric L. Jun 13, 2015 5:38 PM
Re: [CumberlandGreenRiverBC] BERNIE slaps the Press silly - Me again, though Ursula asked for other people. Ma Eric S. Jun 13, 2015 10:26 AM
Re: [CumberlandGreenRiverBC] BERNIE slaps the Press silly - I am still thinking about the presidential election and have not decided where to throw my support but the more I hear and see Bernie Sanders quote Ursula K. Jun 13, 2015 9:39 AM
BERNIE slaps the Press silly - “I think the Republicans, frankly, have gotten away with murder. I think people really do not know what their agenda is.” Sanders went on to express irritation with the way journalists slap the "socialist" label on him, as Doug K. Jun 13, 2015 7:38 AM
The Clergy Climate Letter - We, the undersigned clergy and leaders from diverse denominations and philosophical traditions, believe that the scientific consensus about human-caused climate change demands response on the part of the communities we serve. Concern for ou Doug K. Jun 13, 2015 7:18 AM
Your neighbors may be turning you into an environmentalist - The Washington Post - How do you build an environmentalist — somebody who opposes the Keystone XL pipeline, tries to cut back on energy and water use, joins a green group or (maybe) drives a hybrid or electric car? Recently, psychological and social Doug K. Jun 13, 2015 7:08 AM
The thousand year implications of a short term fossil fuel fix - The Washington Post - “The total amount of heat released upon burning a lump of coal is dwarfed by the total amount of energy trapped in the atmosphere by the CO2 that burning releases,” Caldeira said by e-mail. (Here’s a video that he made to explain the Doug K. Jun 13, 2015 7:07 AM
Yes, humans really are causing earthquakes — but not how you think - The Washington Post - Between 1973 and 2008, the central United States saw an average of 24 earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.0 or higher each year — a number that rose to an annual average of 193 between 2009 and 2014, claims the new paper. According to autho Doug K. Jun 13, 2015 6:51 AM
This businessman thinks he can change the GOP’s mind on climate change - The Washington Post - This week, heads turned when the news emerged that a conservative Republican and successful businessman from North Carolina was investing $175 million in an overall effort to focus attention on climate change and clean energy and, in partic Doug K. Jun 13, 2015 6:32 AM
Sorry, “skeptics”: Global warming may not be so great for plant life after all - The Washington Post - Climate change is already a heavily charged issue, fraught with political tension. But complicating the mix are a slew of misconceptions about exactly how it will affect the planet and its inhabitants. One confusion involves plant Doug K. Jun 13, 2015 6:29 AM
Re: [CumberlandGreenRiverBC] 20-Year-Old To Launch World’s First Ocean Cleaning System In 2016 | IFLScience - Actually, a major part of the problem is that the plastic DOES Eric S. Jun 12, 2015 3:05 PM
Climate engineering would cool down the planet — but it may not save West Antarctica - The Washington Post - For some time now, fears of climate disaster have been at least partly assuaged by the thought that if the planet really begins to heat up, well, at least we may have a backup plan. That backup plan is so-called “geoengineering� Doug K. Jun 12, 2015 3:02 PM
20-Year-Old To Launch World’s First Ocean Cleaning System In 2016 | IFLScience - An estimated 300 million tons of plastic are produced and thrown away every year. Given that the stuff doesn't break down easily over time, this is extremely bad news for the environments in which it accumulates. For example, an estim Doug K. Jun 12, 2015 2:58 PM
This is Your Planet on Heartland Institute Drugs - Climate Investigations Center - Jay Lehr, one of Heartland Institute's looser cannons, and there are a lot of loose cannons on this reckless pirate ship... Lehr laid out his vision for stopping "global warming insanity" at today's Heartland Instit Doug K. Jun 12, 2015 9:30 AM
Drought and Climate Change: New Report Predicts What’s Ahead - Nature and Environment - MOTHER EARTH NEWS - Scientists analyzing the latest data and climate models predict unprecedented droughts later this century if we don’t significantly curb greenhouse gas emissions. Unprecedented droughts lasting several decades are expec Doug K. Jun 12, 2015 8:03 AM
People Are Smarter Than Governments About Climate Change | CleanTechnica - Although negotiations on a draft text for December’s Paris climate talks have stalled, with very little of the 89-page document having been pared, and calls for the UN climate secretariat to winnow it further increasing, the results are i Doug K. Jun 12, 2015 7:50 AM
The Solutions Project - 100% Renewable Energy - Click on a state to launch an interactive experience showcasing the benefits of a transition to 100% clean, renewable energy.­/ Doug K. Jun 12, 2015 7:07 AM
First Tennessee Hemp Farmers Begin to Plant - WDEF News 12 -  Hemp is about to be another one of Tennessee's cash crops.      Nearly 50 farmers are now licensed to grow hemp in the state after the cannabis plant became legal last year. the crop has been illegal to grow for nearly 70 ye Doug K. Jun 12, 2015 6:35 AM
Backlash Grows as Leaked TPP Text Reveals Increased Corporate Control of Public Health - As the Obama administration praises the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), backlash continues to grow against the deal. WikiLeaks has just published another section of the secret text - this one about public healthcare and the Doug K. Jun 11, 2015 4:32 PM

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