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At Doha Climate Talks, Modest Results At Best

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Home

  by Richard Harris NPR     United Nations climate talks ran into overtime on Friday night, as diplomats pressed for whatever small advantage they could achieve. As usual, the talks, which are being held in Doha, Qatar, involve closely interwoven issues. They include the usual wrangling over money, as well as early efforts in

 
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Going Beyond Carbon Dioxide

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Home

  By DURWOOD J. ZAELKE and VEERABHADRAN RAMANATHAN NY Times    Doha, Qatar–WE all know (or should know) by now that the carbon dioxide we produce when we burn fossil fuels and cut down forests is the planet’s single largest contributor to global warming. It persists in the atmosphere for centuries. Reducing these emissions by as much as

 
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Students, it is in your power to shift the theoretical foundations of economic science.

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Home

  kickitover.org   Check out the posters on this website. Post them all over your university, in the corridors of the economics department, and on your professors’ doors. Start asking your profs: How do you measure progress, Mr. Professor? How does climate change factor into our study of economics? Is economic progress killing the planet?

 
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Adbusters: Plans for 2013

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Home

  Adbusters Media Foundation   Occupy was an incredible moment – a mass uprising against the status quo of Wall Street, greed and ecocide. This moment was just the beginning. The emerging global consciousness embodied in movements like OWS and Tahrir Square continues – in North America, the Rolling Jubilee and Occupy Sandy; media reform

 
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French Reactor Cost Rises Dramatically, Wind Energy Now Cheaper than New Nuclear

By Paul Gipe, Contributor December 6, 2012   Liberation reports that for the second time in a little more than a year the cost of a new reactor under construction at Flamanville, France has risen dramatically. Originally scheduled to be completed this year for a cost of €3.3 billion, the cost of the European Pressurized Reactor

 
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Ijnterview: Polly Higgins on Ecocide at Agora Budapest

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Home

  Written by Mathieu Soete Environmental Working Group at Agora Budapest     Interview with international environmental lawyer Polly Higgins Workshops at statutory events are all about innovative methods, topics, and techniques. Once in a while, their content is so politically and socially innovative, that they give participants a peek into the future. What will the

 
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A sacred discussion about economics and law

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Home

   Jeremy Wickremer joins the audience for a public conversation between Charles Eisenstein and Polly Higgins, two ‘visionaries of a new world’   Visionary’ is a strong word to describe someone. But Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics and an advocate of the gift economy, and Polly Higgins, who works to create laws that protect against the destruction

 
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How Many Gigatons of Carbon Dioxide? The Information is Beautiful guide to Doha

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Home

  Gigatons of CO2. Global temperature rises. Carbon budgets. What does it all mean? • More data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian  

 
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UN Envoys in Final Push for Climate Deal as Deadline Looms

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Home

  Bloomberg Business Week     Envoys inched toward a deal at United Nations global-warming talks in Doha after working through the night to settle differences on climate aid and fossil-fuel emissions, paving the way to a new treaty by 2015. “The contours of the package are becoming clear,” Fahad Bin Mohammed Al-Attiya, a diplomat

 
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A recent review of radiation studies should lead NRC to examine the amount of radiation it claims is safe

December 7, 2012 The roots of the trilobite ancestory extend back to the Pre-Cambrian period A few years ago, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission raised the average doseAmericans receive from “background” radiation, to 620 millirem (mrem), up from 310 mrem (3.1 millisieverts or mSv) per year. This dose includes radon, terrestrial and cosmic radiation, and medical and

 
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The most damaging things happening to Canada are the things you cannot see

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Home

  Elizabeth May, Leader Green Party of Canada   I have been increasingly alarmed by what I think is a fundamental re-structuring of the internal workings of government. It is hard to create public awareness of the issue because it requires a very boring dissertation on how things used to be. Certainly, I do not think I

 
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Are we trading away our rights and environment?

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Home

  By David Suzuki & Ian Hanington Science Matters, David Suzuki Foundation    Global trade has advantages. For starters, it allows those of us who live through winter to eat fresh produce year-round. And it provides economic benefits to farmers who grow that food. That could change as oil, the world’s main transport fuel, becomes

 
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Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Home

  The world’s growing appetite for cheap palm oil is destroying rain forests and amplifying climate change   Scientific American   In the Tripa forest in Indonesia’s Aceh province, the rare Sumatran orangutans were dying. Flames devoured the trees, smoke filled the air and the red apes had nowhere to go. The fires had been

 
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While Germany Is Headed for 80% Renewable Energy, We’re Getting Left in the Dust

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Home

  Osha Gray Davidson discusses his new book “Clean Break,” about the keys to Germany’s success with renewables and why the U.S. is getting its butt kicked.   AlterNet This article was published in partnership with GlobalPossibilities.org.    When you think of places with great potential for solar energy, what comes to mind? Maybe the American

 
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Ottawa’s CETA concessions limit options for provinces and municipalities

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Home

  By Andrew MacLeod TheTyee.ca    Meeting European Union demands for a trade agreement would mean giving up the power to do things like insist Okanagan apples be available in Okanagan hospitals, said British Columbia NDP leader Adrian Dix. “It means essentially we’ve given preferred status to Europeans over Canadian jurisdictions,” said Dix, talking about provisions included in

 
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