Evangelicals applaud the Blue Carbon for our Planet Act

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By simply protecting God’s creation, we can get up to 37% of the way needed to avoid dangerous levels of global warming. Conserving and restoring blue carbon ecosystems, such as wetlands, estuaries, and tidal marshes, is particularly critical for keeping communities resilient in the face of extreme weather and ensuring a healthy, safe, and stable […]

Environmental justice: Ahmaud Arbery’s Georgia home town is now 96% white (the black folk got moved to a superfund site)

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In the wake of the Feb. 23 killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery by white vigilantes on the outskirts of Brunswick, Georgia, the idyllic veil is being lifted off the state’s so-called “Golden Isles” that include St. Simons Island and Brunswick, revealing a history of systemic oppression and systematic racism. Once a haven for descendants of Africans who were enslaved there, St. Simons is now 96% […]

In Russia, a new generation of activists are taking on climate crisis

Published on July 11th, 2020 | by

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Alexey sits on a couch at a friend’s rented apartment in St Petersburg, making a sign that says “Renew the protest energy” as he prepares for another Fridays For Future digital strike. The 21-year-old student has been engaged in climate activism ever since it has reached Russia – through the speeches of Greta Thunberg and […]

An open letter to the PA legislature: Evangelicals urge you to defend children’s health, not coal co. profits

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Dear Representatives, According to the House Calendar, HB 2025 will be brought before the entire House tomorrow. As you consider the bill’s merits, please consider the old axiom: “penny wise dollar foolish.” There is much discussion and fear about rumors of RGGI closing coal fired electric generating in Pennsylvania. The reality is that coal plants will […]

More and more homeowners are renovating existing homes to make them net zero energy consumers. Here’s how.

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With the world in an unprecedented climate crisis, many of us wonder what we can do as individuals to reduce our carbon footprint. A significant step could begin at home. Energy-conscious retrofits can dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of housing without the need to start from scratch By Mark Huninilowycz Ensia In Canada, housing and […]

It’s Not as Simple as Rebellion – The ability to hold paradoxes is one of the key demands for climate leadership

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Over the past two years, Extinction Rebellion (XR) emerged into the climate movement with explosive energy. Thousands of people in Europe and the United States mobilized to engage in civil disobedience to demand that our political leaders take radical action to avert climate catastrophe. Particularly in Britain, XR has catalyzed an unprecedented level of public […]

Money talks: Big business, political strategy and corporate involvement in US state politics

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Political spending by corporations is big business.  In the 2018 election cycle, for example, private interests spent US$500 million on campaign contributions to U.S. federal election candidates and nearly $7 billion to lobby federal officials. As one corporate executive with experience in business-government relations says, “A company that is dependent on government that does not […]

As Arizona coronavirus cases surge from early reopening, Indigenous nations suffer not only more COVID-19 but also the blame

Published on July 10th, 2020 | by

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In the days before Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey changed course by urging people to stay home, Scottsdale city councilman Guy Phillips donned a face covering and shouted “I can’t breathe” into a microphone at an anti-mask rally. His mocking of the last words of George Floyd is only one more example of the racism that […]

EcoRight climate change news for the week of July 10

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Hey folks! Here we are again! Thanks to all of you who have offered to appear on the podcast! I’m working my way through my inbox and will be in touch, I promise! By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN Yes to clean energy: Even amid the pandemic and economic slowdown, conservatives still support clean energy, according […]

Austin, Texas, puts a price on carbon

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Like many cities, Austin, Texas, has a range of energy options available to its citizens: coal, natural gas, wind, solar, and so on. Until recently, the economics of Austin’s energy mix meant that the city was running its coal plant regularly, even when cleaner options were available. Why? Because the economics didn’t take into account all […]

Global warming edges closer to Paris Agreement 1.5C limit

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The latest forecast (pdf) from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) suggests that over the next five years there is a 24% chance of the global average temperature exceeding 1.5C above pre-industrial levels for at least one year. Prof Richard Betts, MBE Carbon Brief While this is another reminder of the Earth’s rising temperatures, it is important to note that […]

Hydrogen cars won’t overtake electric vehicles because they’re hampered by the laws of science

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Hydrogen has long been touted as the future for passenger cars. The hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), which simply runs on pressurised hydrogen from a fuelling station, produces zero carbon emissions from its exhaust. It can be filled as quickly as a fossil-fuel equivalent and offers a similar driving distance to petrol. It has […]

Australia: Without urgent intervention, koalas face extinction in New South Wales

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Koalas in the Australian state of New South Wales will be extinct before 2050 “without urgent government intervention,” a new report warns. The report, released Tuesday, is the result of a year-long parliamentary inquiry examining the state of the animal and their habitat. The multi-party committee tasked with the effort was led by Greens Member of the Legislative […]