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2016 Goldman Environmental Prize announced (under shadow of murder of 2015 recipient, Berta Cáceres)

By Meteor Blades The Goldman Environmental Foundation announced Monday the six recipients of its annual Goldman Environmental Prize, the largest eco-related prize in the world. The prize, established in 1989 by the late civic philanthropists Richard and Rhoda Goldman, is also known as the Green Nobel. Chosen to represent Earth’s different geographic zones, each prize recipient will receive $175,000, no strings attached. It’s not unusual […]

April 18th

More Nails in Nuclear’s Coffin

I was quite pleased to find out today that the Kewaunee nuclear-power plant in Wisconsin will close next year. Partly I was happy because the owner of this plant is Dominion Resources, which is trying to decide if it wants to build another reactor near my home in Louisa County, Virginia. Dominion stepping out of […]

October 26th

UN chief says world environmental model is a “Global suicide pact”

Harsh words from the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. Speaking to world economic and political leaders in Davos, Switzerland, he said we need a revolution in environmental thinking or face global disaster. “Let me highlight the one resource that is scarcest of all: Time. We are running out of time. Time to tackle climate change. Time […]

January 31st