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Failing dam forces gov’t scramble to evacuate 1000s in Puerto Rico, but many towns unreachable

As if Puerto Ricans weren’t already battered enough by Hurricane Maria, which has left most of the island’s population without electricity and hundreds of thousands of people without drinking water, authorities last night rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam. By Meteor Blades But they said they could not reach more than […]

September 23rd

Nicaragua will sign Paris Climate Agreement, leaving US alone with Syria

Reports coming out of Central American country Nicaragua say that the country’s President, Daniel Ortega, has confirmed his country will finally sign the Paris Climate Agreement, leaving the United States and Syria as the only two countries in the world not to have signed it. By Joshua S Hill It’s important to remember off the top in […]

September 23rd

Katherine Hayhoe: I was a an Exxon-funded climate scientist

ExxonMobil’s deliberate attempts to sow doubt on the reality and urgency of climate change and their donations to front groups to disseminate false information about climate change have been public knowledge for a long time, now. Investigative reports in 2015 revealed that Exxon had its own scientists doing its own climate modeling as far back as the 1970s: science and modeling that […]

September 23rd

Bloomberg shares some mind-bending clean energy charts (plus wind turbines on steroids!)

As I noted in my article earlier today, Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Future of Energy Summit just wrapped up in London. Michael Liebreich, BNEF’s Founder* and Chairman of the Advisory Board, knocked the ball out of the park in his keynote presentation (whoops, wrong continent for that metaphor). By Zachary Shahan  From the 170 slides, a few of them have already […]

September 21st

27 companies publicly support Paris climate agreement, but donate millions to GOP group undermining it

Twenty-seven companies that urged the Trump regime to stick with the Paris Climate Accord also contributed a total of $3.3 million to the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) that has worked assiduously to dump President Obama’s signature Clean Power Plan. That plan was designed specifically to reduce greenhouse emissions from U.S. power plants in 2030 by 32 […]

September 21st

100% Renewable energy: M&Ms wants you to know how sweet wind energy can be for the planet

One of the world’s favorite candy companies, M&M’s, has launched a new campaign to inform consumers of the importance of moving to 100% renewable energy and its importance in counteracting climate change. “People sure do love M&M’s,” says the company on the front page of its new Fans of Wind campaign page. “That’s why we make a ton of […]

September 18th

Yes we CAN have it all: Upgrading electric rail lines could also upgrade the electric grid

Solutionary Rail is a book with a strange title that proposes a plan to solve two critical infrastructure challenges with a single effort. Electrifying the US rail system and installing electrical transmission lines that serve to both provide power to the rail system and to transport electricity from capillary generation sources to the destination of most […]

September 17th

Evangelicals call for climate action in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

It’s true, everything is bigger in Texas. Especially the storms. The meteorological monster named Harvey doesn’t quite fit the traditional definition of a storm. What we witnessed over southeastern Texas in late August requires a new lexicon, a word salad composed of ALL CAPS! There is no historical precedent for what unfolded. Normally glib meteorologists were suddenly […]

September 17th

Ecojustice: Hurricanes hurt people unequally

Sonali Kolhatkar is the founder, host and executive producer of “Rising Up With Sonali,” a television and radio show that airs on Free Speech TV and Pacifica stations. She is co-director of the Afghan Women’s Mission, a U.S.-based non-profit solidarity organization that funds the social, political, and humanitarian projects of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan. By […]

September 17th

Cutting coal plants could save US consumers $10 billion per year

Phasing out unprofitable coal plants in the United States could end up saving consumers $10 billion per year by 2021, while simultaneously boosting the country’s competitiveness. By Joshua S Hill  The new report from financial think-tank Carbon Tracker, No Country for Coal Gen: Below 2°C and Regulatory Risk for US Coal Power Owners, is the first study of […]

September 15th

US corporations stick with clean energy, despite Trump’s bailing on the Paris Climate Agreement

Despite US President Donald Trump pulling his country out of the Paris Climate Agreement, US corporations and institutions are maintaining, and in many cases strengthening, their interest in renewable energy. By Joshua S Hill  These are the key findings from a new report published this week by research company Smart Energy Decisions, which surveyed executives from […]

September 15th