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InClimate 786; Line 61 Veto Proof

Good news. President Obama fulfilled his promise to veto the Keystone XL pipeline, but crude oil is still on its leaking and booming not so merry way.

 



Enbridge Energy’s Line 61 runs from Superior, WI to Illinois and already has…

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InClimate 785; NASA Drought Models

Can’t drink oil, gas or coal part 2: If current droughts have you high and dry, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has some troubling news for what could be ahead. The journal “Science Advances” published new data from…

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InClimate 784; Too Much; Too Little Rain

You can’t drink oil, gas or coal. Too much rain here. Too little rain there. Storm surges and rising sea levels have been linked to climate change, but at the other end of the spectrum come the droughts.



California is…

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InClimate 783; Extinctions: Who Is Next?

Temperature, ocean acidity and other phenomenon linked to climate changes can drive extinctions. The Golden Toad, a native of Costa Rica, is thought to be among the first species to go extinct due to climate change. The rufa red knot…

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InClimate 782; Some Numbers

Some numbers to think about:

 

“91% of Democrats, 78% of Independents and 51% of Republicans think the government should be fighting climate change.” - The Week, Feb. 13, 2015 from New York Times/Stanford University

 



There’s a consensus among climate scientists…

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InClimate 781; Better Safe Than Sorry

I just returned from New York City. It’s been a couple of years since the flooding and damage from Hurricane Sandy, but recovery and adaptation continues. Seven subway stations are being updated to help prevent flooding as a changing climate…

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InClimate 780; Common Sense on 3 Levels

Fossil fuels negatively impact the environment during all 3 phases from extraction to transport to final use. Even if most of the world’s leading scientists are wrong and human activity is not a driving force in a changing climate, there…

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InClimate 779; Two Oil Spills in Three Days

West Virginia went into a state of emergency because of an oil train derailment and explosion on Monday. The blast caused 1,000 people to be evacuated from their homes and an unspecified amount of crude oil spilled into the Kanawha…

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InClimate 778; Oil & Gas Co. Didn't Clean Up

Louisiana’s coastline has been shrinking. Since the 1930‘s, the state has lost about 1,900 square miles of land. It loses about enough land to fill a football field every hour. That land can act as a buffer to protect coastal…

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InClimate 777; Line 61 Bigger Than Keystone

Keystone XL gets all the press, but way big pipes in Wisconsin are getting ready to push far more dirty thick tar sands oil through the USA. The nation’s largest tar sands crude pipeline is being created, constructed and is…

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InClimate 776; Outsmart Ourselves

Human intelligence has allowed us to go forth, multiply, survive and prosper. We are a species that uses technology to evolve faster than other species. In so doing, we cause extinctions. And with each extinction, we lose a part of…

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InClimate 775; Global Divestment Day Events

It’s fossil fuel divestment day. It’s the movement to take investments away from dirty energy and re-invest in clean energy fashioned after the movement that helped end Apartheid in South Africa. People around the globe are acting and the fossil…

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