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Student Sit-In Movement for Fossil Fuel Divestment Hits Massachusetts and Virginia

Yesterday, the Green Man reported that students had begun a sit-in protest at Tulane University, pressuring the university’s administration to take endowment funds currently invested in fossil fuel extraction and invest them elsewhere. The idea is for universities to use their collective endowment weight to leverage change and make the energy sector more responsive to […]

Fossil Fuels Divestment Protest Hits Tulane

Tulane University faculty have sent a letter to the school’s president and board of trustees, stating, “we call on Tulane University to freeze new investment in the Carbon Tracker 200 fossil fuel companies, and to divest within five years from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds.” […]

Yale University Claims Investment In Dirty Energy Is The Best Way To Deal With Climate Change

Yale University asserts that talking about climate change a lot, and buying efficient light bulbs, while pouring billions of dollars into dirty fossil fuels, is the right way to address global warming? […]

Greenpeace Activists Board Shell Oil Rig Bound For Arctic Seas

Six activists from Greenpeace have boarded the Polar Pioneer oil drilling rig in the Pacific Ocean, and are camped out on the underside of the gigantic vessel as it moves north. The oil rig has received the go-ahead to begin drilling for crude oil in the Chukchi Sea, in Arctic waters north of Alaska.

Safety […]

Water Conservation At A California Hotel

Does water conservation in California include the maintenance of swimming pools full of rapidly evaporating water? […]

Ted Lieu’s March Madness

Climate change is a deadly threat that the Republicans refuse to take seriously, so therefore, watch college basketball?!? […]

GOP Congressman Who Associates With Nazis Accuses Obama Of Attacking American Jobs

We need more Americans working in jobs that keep us informed and maintain protection from toxic substances. Steve Scalise’s fossil fuels friends won’t give us that kind of work. […]

How Many in the Sea? Automatic Detection of Ribbon Seals

In 2008, J. Clifford wrote about the delisting of the ribbon seal under the Endangered Species Act, noting that the Bush administration was late in its determination but admiring the unusual deference to scientific opinion by the conservative president. At the time, the ribbon seal numbers were listed at approximately 200,000. In 2009, the Center […]

Arctic Sea Ice Begins Melt With Remarkably Low Surface Area

Perhaps now that the cold of winter has broken and the final days before spring are seeing a thaw here in the northern United States, it’s an appropriate time to mention that the surface area of sea water in the Arctic covered by ice is the lowest that has ever been seen at this date, […]

Roll Call: The Republicans Who Voted To Block Little Spending After They Approved Big Spending

Listed here are the names of the Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted to block little spending on efficient travel infrastructure yesterday, but also voted to approve 26.8 billion dollars of big spending on inefficient travel infrastructure just a few months ago. […]

Names Of The Senate Democrats Who Just Voted To Help Republicans Override Barack Obama’s Veto

The following Senate Democrats chose to join with the Republican Party, to break Barack Obama’s veto, and to allow a dangerous pipeline to carry petroleum sludge from Alberta’s tar sands all the way through America’s heartland. […]