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Climate Change Disasters Making Poor Families In America More Hungry

As a result of its climate cowardice, the U.S. Senate today was forced to choose which Americans would become the newest victims of climate change. The Senate chose to let Americans on food stamps go hungry. [...]

Kids Can't Sit Still? Maybe You Can Blame Your Car.

If think you have hyperactive kids, well, much of that hyperactivity is probably a natural part of their childhood. If their active behavior isn’t appropriate to the setting, you might think about changing the setting.

There are some cases of hyperactivity among children, however, that are far outside the norm. There are children who consistently [...]

Green Shadow Cabinet Challenges Obama On Climate Change

Barack Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry is now attending an international Arctic Ministerial Summit on climate issues in Sweden. While there, he plans to do… not very much. Obama’s Arctic policy is to marginalize environmental issues, opening up Arctic waters to oil drilling and authorizing hunts against wolves from airplanes.

The Green Party this [...]

Barack Obama Fails To Push For International Agreement To Replace EU Emissions Trading Plan

In reality, after his big speeches were done, Obama has been more listless than tireless in addressing the problem of climate change. [...]

Climate Crisis Accelerating

This week, for the first time in human history, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has gone above 400 parts per million. Carbon dioxide acts to trap energy from solar radiation in our planet’s atmosphere. Increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide have thus been resulting in higher atmospheric temperatures all over the Earth.

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Half Of Safe Climate Caucus Fails To Support New Climate Legislation

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer proposed a moderate, reasonable bill to help small to medium-sized farms that are dealing with consequences of climate change. H.R. 1890, the Balancing Food, Farm and Environment Act, which would, in Blumenauer’s words, “assist farmers to better adapt to climate change impact and to continue to support their stewardship efforts [...]

Jellyfish Blooms Due To Overfishing, Research Finds

The Institute of Research for Development has conducted a study that documents the impact of overfishing in the growth of jellyfish swarms. As predator fish that typically keep the number of jellyfish in check have been stripped out of the oceans by humans hungry for sushi, the world’s jelly populations have been free to reproduce in ever larger numbers. [...]

Heck, Journalism Has No Mussels Left In Congress

What is there that we, living out in the grassroots, are supposed to do when both the people on Capitol Hill and the executives put in charge of our nation’s newsrooms are inclined to clam up? [...]

Gasoline Filled Barges Explode In Alabama

If the fossil fuels industry can’t guarantee safety in the calm and temperate waters of inland Alabama, why should we believe that they’ll be able to conduct safe and clean oil drilling operations in the Arctic Ocean, or in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico? [...]

Lies and Half Truths From Obama About Oil And Gas

Not too long after Barack Obama received large amounts of undisclosed money for his inauguration parties from Chevron and Exxon, Obama’s State Department released a draft assessment claiming that the Keystone XL pipeline would have no environmental impact. Accurate economic and environmental assessments seem to have less influence on the approval of special waivers for the Keystone XL pipeline, however, than large gifts of money to Barack Obama. [...]

Congressional Democrat Proposes Ban On Climate Action

Nick Rahall’s bill would ban an entire category of action to confront climate change, with the goal of protecting the dirty energy dominance of fossil fuels corporations. [...]