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Accept more poison to get less carbon? Kill this crazy idea NOW: Van Jones

Published July 20th on Climate Progress Blog: Guest bloggers Van Jones, CAP Senior Fellow and former adviser to president Obama on green jobs, and Jorge Madrid, Research Associate at CAP, explain the shortcomings of the latest attempt to broker a Senate compromise … Continue reading

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After Oil Spills, Hidden Damage Can Last for Years: NYTimes Environment

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Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Cold Seeps in Path of BP Oil Disaster

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NASA Captures First Photos of Massive ‘Arm’ of Oil Slick (Hundreds of Miles Long): Treehugger

Read the article here. Photos taken by NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite satellite on May 17th and released today show that the BP oil spill has a massive ‘arm’ that is spreading out in the … Continue reading

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Louisiana Wetlands Blanketed With BP Crude Oil, Video: Huffington Post

Read the post and see two videos here.

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U.N. Reports Eco-Systems at ‘Tipping Point’: CNN

CNN reported today: The world’s eco-systems are at risk of “rapid degradation and collapse” according to a new United Nations report. The third Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3) published by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) warns that unless “swift, radical … Continue reading

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Wildlife at Risk from Gulf of Mexico Spill : NYTimes Graphic

The oil spill from a deepwater well is threatening various birds and marine mammals along the Louisiana coast. The National Audubon Society has identified some of the most vulnerable birds. About 210,000 feet of protective boom has been laid.

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NYTimes Graphics: Spill’s Effects Underwater

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Two Approaches to Waste: NYTimes Graphic

See related article here.

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Too-Busy Bees: NYTimes Op-Ed Contributor

MARCELO AIZEN and LAWRENCE HARDER explain the complex questions behind colony-collpase disorder.  See the full Op-Ed here. IN the past five years, as the phenomenon known as colony-collapse disorder has spread across the United States and Europe, causing the disappearance … Continue reading

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Urban agriculture: multi-dimensional tools for social development in poor neighbourghoods: RUAF

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Glacier Retreating in Alaska’s Matanuska Valley: NYTimes

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Tardy EPA Final Ruling on Greenhouse Gases ‘Paving Way’ to Copenhagen

FROM today’s NYTimes: “Greenhouse Gases Imperil Health, E.P.A. Announces:” The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday issued a final ruling that greenhouse gases posed a danger to human health and the environment, paving the way for regulation of carbon dioxide emissions … Continue reading

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Native Peoples Native Homelands Climate Change Workshop II: Prior Lakes, Minnesota, USA, November 18-21, 2009

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Brahm Ahmadi: Food Systems, 2008

Oakland, USA: Footage of interview shot by Global Oneness Project of People’s Grocery Co-founder and Executive Director Brahm Ahmadi speaking on efforts to transform our modern food system.

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In Brooklyn, a Prarie Springs from Former Landfills: NYTimes

BROOKLYN, USA:  Former landfills becoming a thriving ecological reserve. In a $200 million project, the city’s Department of Environmental Protection covered the Fountain Avenue Landfill and the neighboring Pennsylvania Avenue Landfill with a layer of plastic, then put down clean … Continue reading

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A Land Ethic: edge::regenerate blog

Posted last month on edge regenerate blog, NICHOLAS MANG delivers briefly for a culture that supports an ethical treatment of the land. He makes his point by asking the reader to remember that as: “(…) culture has awakened to the … Continue reading

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Urban Farming, a Bit Closer to the Sun: NYTimes

Children hold carrots grown in the Glide rooftop garden (San Francisco). Todays NYTimes has the story here.

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TEDtalks: Mycelium Fungus (Mushrooms) Clean Polluted Soils, Treat Smallpox and Flu

From last years Tedtalks: mycologist Paul Stamets details mycelium fungus, and he explains six ways that mushrooms fit into solving the energy crisis, cleaning soil, and addressing disease, like smallpox and flu.

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Dow Chemical Building Plant to Grow Algae for Biofuels

The NYTimes reported here last Sunday that Dow Chemical and Algenol Biofuels: (…) are set to announce Monday that they will build a demonstration plant that, if successful, would use algae to turn carbon dioxide into ethanol as a vehicle … Continue reading

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