Saturday, April 7, 2012




Posted: 07 Apr 2012 09:21 AM PDT
Andrew Sullivan: There's so much bad religion right now CBS News
Posted: 07 Apr 2012 05:51 AM PDT
How detention without charge links Israel and apartheid South Africa Institute for Middle East Understanding - ‎7 hours ago‎ Administrative detention is a legacy from the British, which controlled Mandatory Palestine in the early part of the 20th century. Minister says world responsible for Palestinian prisonersMa'an News Agency Israel has murdered more political opponents than
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 04:35 PM PDT
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Posted: 06 Apr 2012 04:43 PM PDT
FREEDOM RIDERS 'CO2 Fuel, History's No. 1 Human Rights Atrocity. Hansen.  PBS. video
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 03:58 PM PDT
Energy Department report says green power grants created up to 75000 annual jobsThe Hill (blog)
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 03:45 PM PDT
START LOVING [WARRING UNVIOLENTLY START LOVING - INSHE WARRIORS, WE'RE DEAD TILL WE ARE ONE. Protests rage for Bahrain inmate 58 days on hunger strike [Video] Los Angeles Times Russian Orthodox Church apologizes for getting caught lying about $30000 gold Breguet watch USA TODAY 'US to accept civilian nuke program in Iran' Ynetnews Tracking Plan B blog - Unviolent War Room
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 03:23 PM PDT
Brazil can eliminate deforestation by 2020, says governor of giant Amazon state - ‎Apr 5, 2012‎ Long seen as a pariah for its high rate of deforestation, the world is starting to look to the Brazilian state of ParĂ¡ for ideas to protect rainforests.
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 01:58 PM PDT
Taking Action on Clean Energy and Climate Protection in 2012 Center For American Progress - ‎7 hours ago‎ Any realistic assessment of the current national political landscape must acknowledge that we won't win a federal price on carbon anytime in the immediate future. A national clean energy standard seems more likely as a near-term solution, 
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 01:45 PM PDT
Chinese Coal City Switching to Solar CleanTechnica - ‎7 hours ago‎ The Chinese city Datong, despite being known for its coal resources, is transforming into a solar power center. "During the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) period, we have 432 projects with a total investment of 536.4 billion yuan ($84.8 billion) to help 
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 12:57 PM PDT
Earth headed for 6th extinction; not too late to stop Kansas State Collegian - ‎4 hours ago‎ By Matt DeCapo Paleontology suggests that over the past 500 million years, there have been five great mass extinctions that destroyed 50 to 95 percent of all species on the planet.
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 12:51 PM PDT
New High-Speed Train to Debut in Italy (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎ Italo, a brand-new high-speed train, will debut in Italy on April 28. Initial runs will be on Italy's main high-speed trunk line, Milan-Bologna-Florence-Rome-Naples.
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 12:45 PM PDT
Peace Corps Introduces Alternative Fuel in Madagascar, Rwanda - ‎1 hour ago‎ Washington - Peace Corps volunteers in Madagascar and Rwanda are working to reduce the impact of deforestation by introducing green charcoal into local communities, the Peace Corps said April 5. This environmentally safe method of charcoal production ...
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 12:41 PM PDT
It's Here! Solar, Renewable Grid Parity, or Better, in California's Latest ... CleanTechnica - ‎2 hours ago‎ The weighted average highest cost of solar and other renewable power contracts accepted by California utilities in the state's Renewable Auction Market (RAM) auction amounted to 8.9 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for 20-year power purchase contracts, ...
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 11:58 AM PDT
China's wind energy market to hurt badly in the next year REVE - ‎8 hours ago‎ Even though China consolidated its position as the world's wind power leader in both newly and cumulative installed capacities in 2011, with 18 gigawatts of wind turbinesinstalled, that was down 6.9 percent year-on-year. As a result of the slowdown, ... Energy industry fears US tax credit won't be
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 11:55 AM PDT
Wind energy sector waning in North Dakota Jamestown Sun - ‎6 hours ago‎ The Coteau des Prairie hills that form a hummocky spine through McIntosh County provide a perfect platform for wind turbines. They've been chosen as the site for a sprawling 200-megawatt wind farm six miles north of here - one of 20 wind projects that ... Pickens Reviving Plans for Texas Wind Projects at Smaller
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 11:54 AM PDT
Chinese Plan Indicates Fewer Wind Farm May Win Approval BusinessWeek - ‎5 hours ago‎ By Bloomberg News on April 06, 2012 China, the world's biggest wind- power market, issued plans that may indicate it will approve fewer of the projects this year than it did in 2011.
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 11:41 AM PDT
'Remarkable Increase' In U.S. Earthquakes 'Almost Certainly ... ThinkProgress - ‎2 hours ago‎ By Joe Romm on Apr 6, 2012 at 12:26 pm A US Geological Survey (USGS) team has found that a sharp jump in earthquakes in America's heartland appears to be linked to oil and natural gas drilling operations.
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 10:29 AM PDT
Kraft leave conservative ALEC after boycott launched Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎ By Tiffany Hsu Coca-Cola Co. and Kraft Foods Inc. bowed to consumer pressure this week and cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative lobbying group that has recently backed controversial voter ID and so-called "stand your ... Coke, Pepsi and Kraft Have Pulled Out of
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 10:05 AM PDT
U.S. Global Warming Denial Will Help China Overtake America, Experts Warn ThinkProgress - ‎19 hours ago‎ Bill Blakemore has a terrific piece on it, "Global Warming Denialism 'Just Foolishness,' Scientist Peter Raven Says.
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 08:57 AM PDT
TRUST ME.  STUDY THIS. NOW. *** Loving, here: THIS IS IT. THE CLARION CALL.  HEED IT. DON'T STOP, OR KISS YOU KIDS ASS GOODBY. 6% REDUCTION / YEAR IN CO2 STARTING NOW, TODAY, 2012,  NOT 13, NOT 14.  NOW, OR IT WILL BE OVER YOUR DEAD BODY.   RIGHT? 1.  Nasa scientist: climate change is a moral issue on a par with slavery Prof Jim Hansen to use lecture at Edinburgh International
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 09:37 AM PDT
Scientific Case for Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change to Protect Young People and Nature [full PDF here] James Hansen, Pushker Kharecha, Makiko Sato, Frank Ackerman, Paul J. Hearty, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Shi-Ling Hsu, Fred Krueger, Camille Parmesan, Stefan Rahmstorf, Johan Rockstrom, Eelco J. Rohling, Jeffrey Sachs, Peter Smith, Konrad Steffen, Lise Van Susteren, Karina von Schuckmann, 
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 04:21 AM PDT
Judge dismisses two girls' lawsuit about climate change The Register-Guard - ‎3 hours ago‎ John Kitzhaber to take more stringent steps to protect the state's atmosphere, water, land and wildlife from the impacts of climate change. Lane County Circuit Judge Karsten Rasmussen ruled that the court lacks authority to order the actions sought by ...
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Friday, April 6, 2012




Posted: 06 Apr 2012 11:02 AM PDT
Protests rage for Bahrain inmate 58 days on hunger strike [Video] Los Angeles Times - ‎3 minutes ago‎ Bahraini protesters reportedly battled police with water cannons and tear gas on the streets Friday as they demanded the release of an imprisoned activist who has waged a hunger strike for nearly two months. Bahrain hunger striker's daughter arrestedCNN Bahrain opposition rallies
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 11:00 AM PDT
Russian Orthodox Church apologizes for doctored photo USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎ By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY The Russian Orthodox Church has apologized for airbrushing a photo of its leader, Patriarch Kirill I, to eliminate traces of a $30000 gold Breguet watch he was wearing on his left arm.
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 10:42 AM PDT
'US to accept civilian nuke program in Iran' Ynetnews - ‎20 minutes ago‎ WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama has signaled Tehran that the Washington would accept an civilian nuclear program in Iran if Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei can back up his recent claim that his nation "will never pursue nuclear weapons," the ... US will accept Iran civilian nuclear program: reportAFP Report:
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 07:59 AM PDT
Tracking Plan B - Lester Brown's Antarctic ice shelf dwindles as satellite continues to look on Glaciers in the Himalayas have declined by 21 percent in the last three decades thinkprogress Insurance Journal: Climate Contrarian Case Wilts as More Studies Confirm Warming Trends Ice sheet collapse led to 42' sea level rise TG Daily After Upper Big Branch:
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Posted: 05 Apr 2012 04:33 PM PDT
Antarctic ice shelf dwindles as satellite continues to look on - ‎44 minutes ago‎ [ In Images: Tracking a Retreating Glacier ] You can follow LiveScience senior writer Wynne Parry on Twitter @Wynne_Parry. Follow LiveScience for the latest in science news and discoveries on Twitter @livescience and on Facebook. Antarctica's Ice Shelf Shrinking, Shrinking, Shrinking… (Slideshow
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 04:32 PM PDT
Five Iconic Mountains Threatened By Climate Change ThinkProgress - ‎4 hours ago‎ According to the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, glaciers in the Himalayas have declined by 21 percent in the last three decades.
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 04:30 PM PDT
Climate Contrarian Case Wilts as More Studies Confirm Warming Trends Insurance Journal - ‎5 hours ago‎ The arctic ice sheet is already considered beyond reversal, done deal. With the exposed new land, the arctic keeps warming til it is gone.
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 04:29 PM PDT
Ice sheet collapse led to dramatic sea level rise TG Daily - ‎Apr 4, 2012‎ Scientists studying coral off the coast of Tahiti have linked a collapse of the world's ice sheets 14600 years ago to a sudden 14-meter rise in global sea-levels. Coral Links Ice Sheet Collapse to Ancient 'Mega Flood'Science Daily (press release)
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 04:14 PM PDT
After Upper Big Branch: New Film Reveals the Lives and Dreams Along Coal River ... Huffington Post (blog) - ‎5 hours ago‎ In the aftermath of the Upper Big Branch mine disaster in the spring of 2010, which took the lives of 29 miners and reminded the nation of the deadly price of violation-riddencoal company operations, the philanthropic filmmaker stayed in the Coal 
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 04:03 PM PDT
Moody's Sees Broad Impacts From Natural Gas In Coming YearsWall Street Journal
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 04:01 PM PDT
Coal Ash EPA Standards Pushed By US Green Groups Huffington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎ April 5 (Reuters) - A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday to force the Obama administration to finalize new rules regulating the containment and disposal of coal ash, a power plant byproduct activists say threatens public 
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 03:36 PM PDT
START LOVING - INSHE WARRIORS, WE'RE DEAD TILL WE ARE ONE. Godfearing GOP? False witness?Wisconsin Recall Candidates Include Six Fake Democrats, Planted By GOP Huffington Post Clinical Psychosis: Romney, Who Holds Two Harvard Degrees, Says Obama Spent 'Too Much Time' At Harvard TPM Crisis in Zion Square: Can Peter Beinart Shake Up American Zionism? theatlantic BRAVO!
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 11:00 AM PDT
The rules that should govern energy subsidies Salon - ‎2 hours ago‎ By Bill McKibben In this March 19, 2012, photo, a motorist pumps gas at a Mount Lebanon, Pa., mini-mart (Credit: AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Along with "fivedollaragallongas," the energy watchword for the next few months is: "subsidies. Fossil-fuel subsidies: Helping the richest get richerLos Angeles Times Bill
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 09:05 AM PDT
Pesticide, EPA faulted in bee die-off - ‎3 hours ago‎ "We are asking the EPA to do its job," said Jeff Anderson, a commercial beekeeper from Eagle Bend, Minn. "Give us products that are safe.
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 09:01 AM PDT
Global warming: Polar regions changing faster than expected Summit County Citizens Voice - ‎8 hours ago‎ By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY - Global warming is changing Earth's polar regions faster than expected, according to the US National Research Council.
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 08:58 AM PDT
Coke Pulls the Plug on Anti-Climate Change ALEC Lobby Triple Pundit - ‎2 hours ago‎ Although not mentioned in Coca-Cola's official statement, ALEC's climate change denial activities may also have played a role in the company's decision to cut funding.
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 05:27 AM PDT
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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tracking Plan B blog - War Room 040512

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Posted: 04 Apr 2012 04:01 PM PDT
Los Angeles Approves Solar Feed-In Program - ‎6 hours ago‎ Los Angeles has approved a solar feed-in tariff (FIT), the first large city in the US to do so. Feed-in tariffs are the most effective way to quickly expand renewable energybecause they allow solar system owners (homeowners and businesses) make money ... Rooftop Solar Energy Program Wins Critical
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 03:43 PM PDT
Opposition to Biotech Giant Monsanto Growing Worldwide, New Report Shows - ‎15 hours ago‎ "Who will hold Monsanto responsible for the global depletion of biodiversity, soil erosion, and violations of peasant rights wrought by the application of petroleum-based inputs required by industrial agriculture?
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 03:28 PM PDT
START LOVING - INSHE WARRIORS, WE'RE DEAD TILL WE ARE ONE. Loving, here: I DON'T KNOW WHERE WE ARE. Status Report 040412 But NOT with Pr. O: Inherited Family fortunes of FDR, JFK, Gore and Kerry Compared to Romney Canada Free Press - Elementary Teacher Ends 12-Day Hunger Strike about Funding Levels Hunger strike at JNU for sanitation workers' rights Hindustan Times
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 03:14 PM PDT
Desertification Affects One Billion People Worldwide - ‎8 hours ago‎ By Lama S Jallow, 4 April 2012 Desertification directly affects one billion people worldwide particularly in Africa, where two-thirds of the land cover consists of drylands and deserts, says Sirreh Njie, who was deputising for the FAO country 
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 03:12 PM PDT
Ice age thaw may serve as global warning: First greenhouse gas spiked, then ... Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎ When the last ice age peaked about 25000 years ago, the ice sheet extended to Iowa and New York City, Shankun said. The ice sheet was actually so large that it was unstable, said study co-author Peter Clark of Oregon State University.
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 02:13 PM PDT
White House, EPA Need National Plan to Save Sea Life, Curb Ocean Acidification Center for Biological Diversity (press release) - ‎3 hours ago‎ As part of its new Endangered Oceans campaign, the Center is calling on the White House to direct the EPA to use the Clean Water Act to produce a detailed national action plan combating the acidification
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 02:02 PM PDT
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 01:55 PM PDT
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Posted: 04 Apr 2012 12:10 PM PDT
For Owners of Electric and Hybrid Cars, a Cash Payoff Is Years Away New York Times
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 11:53 AM PDT
Asia Pulp & Paper loses another customer: Danone - ‎Apr 2, 2012‎ Danone added that it now planned to pursue a zero deforestation initiative in its sourcing policies with details to come later. Yoghurt for forests! Danone drops Asia Pulp and Paper, plans zero
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 11:29 AM PDT
Global Leaders Urged to Support New Action Plan to Wipe Out Illiteracy by 2020 Sacramento Bee - ‎4 hours ago‎ The CEO of the World Literacy Foundation Mr Andrew Kay said, "We have created a pathway which its main purpose is to eradicate illiteracy by the year 2020. You can't put a price-tag on literacyThe Guardian (blog) WLF urges Turkey to support new anti-illiteracy action
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 11:29 AM PDT
First fall in global aid for 14 years Irish Examiner - ‎1 hour ago‎ The Commissioner went on: "EU aid has pulled millions of people out of poverty and saved countless lives over the last ten years. Global Progress Threatened by Aid CutsMarketWatch (press release) First global aid cut in 14 years will cost lives - OxfamdefenceWeb In Depth:Value of OECD aid drops for first time in
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 11:27 AM PDT
What It Will Take to 'Graduate' 1.2 Billion People Out of Extreme Poverty Huffington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎ A new report from the World Bank brings welcome news on the global poverty front. Despite the worldwide recession of the late 2000s, the total number of people living in extreme poverty has actually gone down in recent years -- so much, in fact, ...
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 11:18 AM PDT
Study: Carbon Dioxide Increase Caused End of Ice Age U.S. News & World Report - ‎25 minutes ago‎ Joe Barton, in an attempt to discredit Al Gore's
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 10:39 AM PDT
Japan's Strongest Storm Since 1959 Slams Into Tokyo RegionBloomberg
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 10:23 AM PDT
'Very unusual' start to tornado
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 08:37 AM PDT
30-year-old global temperature predictions close to spot-on Register - ‎14 hours ago‎ In the ongoing debate over climate change, it's at times a good idea to check in with historial predictions made by climate modelers and see how well they have been able to predict global warming - which is exactly what a pair of researchers at the ...
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 08:36 AM PDT
Contrarian NOAA Meteorologist Martin Hoerling: Freak Heat Wave 'A Darn Good ... ThinkProgress - ‎37 minutes ago‎ By Brad Johnson on Apr 4, 2012 at 10:45 am Martin Hoerling, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration meteorologist, argues that the freak March heat wave which most climate scientists are attributing to global warming is something to be ...
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 08:36 AM PDT
Global Warming Brings More Lyme Disease, Ticks Huffington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎ Experts say that increasing temperatures and altered precipitation patterns that accompany climate change are already playing at least a partial role in the spread and intensity of zoonoses -- infectious agents that begin in animals and account for an ... Bracing for a Hungry Tick SeasonNew York Times (
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 08:09 AM PDT
Climate change department to shed jobs Business Spectator - ‎13 hours ago‎ More federal public service job cuts are expected to be announced after the Department of Climate Change said it would shed a third of its staff. Climate change isn't over yet, so why are we cutting climate change jobs?The Conversation More jobs to go after Climate Department cutsHerald Sun
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 08:06 AM PDT
Climate change sinks the Matterhorn Fraser Coast Chronicle - ‎12 hours ago‎ But now, the mountain - one of Europe's tallest and most celebrated peaks - is falling to bits due to climate change, according to a new scientific report.
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 08:01 AM PDT
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