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Live Broadcast of People’s Climate March in New York City

September 21st, 2014

‘Democracy Now! is broadcasting live from the People’s Climate March in New York City, part of a global mobilization in advance of a U.N. special session on climate change. Watch the livestream from 10:30am to 1:30pm ET via DemocracyNow.org. Tune in after the broadcast to watch it replay.’

via Democracy Now!.

WASHINGTON: BP ‘reckless,’ ‘profit-driven’ in 2010 Gulf oil spill, judge rules | Environment | McClatchy DC

September 14th, 2014

‘WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled Thursday that oil giant BP was grossly negligent in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout, which killed 11 workers and resulted in the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history.’

via WASHINGTON: BP ‘reckless,’ ‘profit-driven’ in 2010 Gulf oil spill, judge rules | Environment | McClatchy DC.

BP May Be Fined Up to $18 Billion for Spill in Gulf – NYTimes.com

September 14th, 2014

‘NEW ORLEANS — In the four years since the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 11 workers and sent millions of barrels of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, BP has spent more than $28 billion on damage claims and cleanup costs, pleaded guilty to criminal charges and emerged a shrunken giant.’

via BP May Be Fined Up to $18 Billion for Spill in Gulf – NYTimes.com.

Half of the North America’s Birds at Risk due to Climate Change

September 14th, 2014

‘A lot of animals, birds, fish, and plants will have to displace to keep up their current climate conditions, as global warming progresses. Several species will be able to acclimatize well. Some will struggle. Yet others might just die off.’

via Half of the North America’s Birds at Risk due to Climate Change.

Charges Dropped Against Climate Activists – NYTimes.com

September 14th, 2014

‘The two were scheduled to be tried on Monday, and they planned to deploy an old legal argument called the necessity defense: They had no choice but to act because the consequences of climate change are so dire.’

via Charges Dropped Against Climate Activists – NYTimes.com.

Creating climate change awareness through films – The Times of India

September 14th, 2014

‘To broaden awareness on climate change issues across India, Ennovate Global, a specialist in climate change research and communication, and Good Relations India, a strategic communications consultancy, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, hosted the two-day Clima Film Fest 2014…’

via Creating climate change awareness through films – The Times of India.

Stopping climate meltdown needs the political courage that saved the ozone layer | George Monbiot | Environment | theguardian.com

September 14th, 2014

‘…The obvious solution, in fact the only real and lasting solution, is to decide that most fossil fuel reserves will be left in the ground, while alternative energy sources are rapidly developed to fill the gap.’

via Stopping climate meltdown needs the political courage that saved the ozone layer | George Monbiot | Environment | theguardian.com.

Naomi Klein: the hypocrisy behind the big business climate change battle | Environment | The Guardian

September 14th, 2014

…’we have not done the things needed to cut emissions because those things fundamentally conflict with deregulated capitalism, the reigning ideology for the entire period we have struggled to find a way out of this crisis’

via Naomi Klein: the hypocrisy behind the big business climate change battle | Environment | The Guardian.

Richard Branson failed to deliver on $3bn climate change pledge | Environment | theguardian.com

September 14th, 2014

‘Richard Branson has failed to deliver on his much-vaunted pledge to spend $3bn (£1.8bn) over a decade to develop a low carbon fuel.

Seven years into the pledge, Branson has paid out only a small fraction of the promised money – “well under $300m” – according to a new book by the writer and activist, Naomi Klein.’

via Richard Branson failed to deliver on $3bn climate change pledge | Environment | theguardian.com.

Elon Musk May Use Graphene Tesla – Business Insider

August 31st, 2014

‘According to China’s Xinhua news agency via Gas2 and Clean Technica, Tesla could soon achieve this 500-mile battery thanks to a development in graphene-based anodes, which can reportedly quadruple the density and output of lithium-ion batteries.’

via Elon Musk May Use Graphene Tesla – Business Insider.