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#Democrats may garner from younger Rep.s henceforth


Since then, Democrats in Congress have proposed no shortage of climate bills. A few of them even picked up Republican support. Some blue states have also tried to pass climate policy of their own, though the most ambitious of those efforts have failed. And as I wrote last year, the party has encountered new problems in its coalition. Some environmental groups have focused on closing coal plants and blocking pipeline projects, frustrating the labor movement, which appreciates the jobs that those projects bring.

It's hard to safe the environment when you can't even rely on other left-leaning groups such as the Labour Movement, who of course appreciates every kind of draft that will bring up new jobs for the people. Sigh...

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Fossil fuels vs #environmentalism


The proposals, put forward by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), essentially dismantle much of a landmark 2015 compromise struck between states, oil drilling companies and environmentalists to create a network of protected areas for the sage grouse across 11 western states.

This story reminds me of when they wanted to allow more spots for fracking, to get all this difficultl-to-access gas beneath the soil. There were environmental difficulties as well, but they simply undermined the regulations and there they went - it was all accessible to them. So far, not even the EPA is in their way, the way to it wil be all even.

#Environment #EnvironmentalProtection #FossilFuels #Trump #DonaldTrump #Extinction #Capitalism #EPA
 

#Environmentalism strikes again - this time: Border wall


Their lawsuits said construction operations would harm plants, rare wildlife habitats, threatened coastal birds like the snowy plover and California gnatcatcher, and other species such as fairy shrimp and the Quino checkerspot butterfly.

Good to hear that the justice system, although pretty broken already, hasn't died altogether yet. When it comes to environmental affairs, it is still alive and well. Imagine those little animals could stop this border wall problem completely in the end, wouldn't that be funny? :D

#Environment #Politics #News #BuildTheWall (now, it's more like: Not going to be built) #Trump #DonaldTrump #Justice# Injustice
 

On the «gilets jaunes»-movement


A week ago thousands of protesters, who have no leader and have largely organised themselves online, converged on Paris for the first time, turning the Champs Elysees into a battle zone as they clashed with police firing tear gas and water canon.

I didn't know that, althought one could've thought it worked out this way. Nowadays, organising and gathering to protest together has become much easier since the internet makes it possible. Unfortunately, we experience only a few of such protests, and in France, it is even just because of rising diese.l prices. People need to recognise that fossil fuels are finite, and damage our environment. When there is one thing that has t become more expensive, it has to be the fossil fuels. If you want to protest something, use taxes themselves, and not this one.

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This six floor bamboo luxury house is as amazing as it is beautiful #architecture #engineering #science #environmentalism
 

*The Dead Sea Is Dying


But after two decades of discussions about how to resurrect the Dead Sea, there is a glimmer of hope but with a huge price tag: a $1.5-billion project to build a desalination facility in Jordan to transform Red Sea water into drinking water, while pumping the remaining salty brine into the Dead Sea.

Well, we would then be decreasing one sea to help the other. And all, just because the human race was never interested in changing its lavish, murderous lifestyle. Well done, humanity, you successfully played yourself.

#News #Environment #Environmentalism #DeadSea #OrientalEast #ClimateChange #Salt #GlobalWarming
 

When #economics hit #environmentalism


Drumpf on Monday said that he’s read some of the report and that “it’s fine,” but he doesn’t believe some of the analysis that predicts possible devastating effects on the economy.

And by some, he means that he has read an abstract about what the article says? Unfortunately, I still need to read it as well, but at least, I am not the president of one of the greatest polluters in the world, following after #India and #China. There’s a slight difference, because I also don’t have any power to control the US’ pollution rates.
Also, the economy must step back a little bit when she wants to continue as by now, although it might become necessary to dra... show more
 
When #economics hit #environmentalism

Drumpf on Monday said that he's read some of the report and that "it's fine," but he doesn't believe some of the analysis that predicts possible devastating effects on the economy.

And by some, he means that he has read an abstract about what the article says? Unfortunately, I still need to read it as well, but at least, I am not the president of one of the greatest polluters in the world, following after #India and #China. There's a slight difference, because I also don't have any power to control the US' pollution rates.
Also, the economy must step back a little bit when she wants to continue as by now, although it might become necessary to draw back a little bit. It's... show more
 

Tribal tourism - endangerment for #Natives?


In 2013, the Supreme Court banned tourists from taking the ATR after a video shot by a journalist showed policemen forcing six Jarawa women to dance for tourists. The court reversed the decision after the state administration submitted a notification promising that no tourist or commercial establishment in the area would be permitted.

I can't believe that something like tribal tourism actually exists. If it was to me, something like this would not exist, and if any tourists dared to trespass reservoirs inhabited by tribes, those members were free to murder them, and no criminal investigation would follow subsequently. There would have been signs that told them not to trespass the area, so that they would be warned. End of the story, we are not allowed to vanish tribes for commercial reasons.

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Are we going to survive climate change?


But if we can hold the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius, #Arctic sea ice is far likelier to survive the summers. Coral reefs will continue to be damaged, but will not be wiped out. The percentage of people exposed to severe heat waves would plummet to about 14 percent. The number exposed to urban drought would drop by more than 60 million people.

IF - they said it! So far, this does not look like going to be the case. We are far likelier to raise the degree, thus destroying the coral reefs, melting the Arctic ice, and causing ourselves more droughts in the urban areas. Just because the spoilt Western World doesn't want to leave out its beloved luxury. The world is going down in wealth and poverty alike, simultaneously.

#ClimateChange #News #CoralReef #RisingSeaLevel #RainForest #Devastation #Capitalism #StopCapitalism #Environmentalism

The New York Times: Will We Survive Climate Change? (By JOHN SCHWARTZ)

 
The fact we've gotten the price of renewable energy at or below that of other production systems this fast is astounding. Imagine if the world had started heavily investing in this twenty years earlier. We could be most of the way towards avoiding anthropogenic climate change rather than being hopelessly past that point from a practical perspective. It's still worth doing for other reasons as well though. Can't wait to see how the energy markets/systems unfold in the coming decades. #energy #engineering #environmentalism #science
 

Keystone XL Pipeline blocked by court


Morris’s ruling repeatedly faulted the Trump administration for reversing former President Obama’s 2015 denial of the pipeline permit without proper explanation. He said the State Department “simply discarded” climate change concerns related to the project.

Hooray!

#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #EnvironmentalProtection #Environment #Environmentalism #ClimateChange #KeystoneXL #Pipeline #NativeAmericans #NativeAmerica #Natives #StandYourGround #StandingRock
 
Keystone XL Pipeline blocked by court

Morris’s ruling repeatedly faulted the Trump administration for reversing former President Obama’s 2015 denial of the pipeline permit without proper explanation. He said the State Department “simply discarded” climate change concerns related to the project.

Hooray!

#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #EnvironmentalProtection #Environment #Environmentalism #ClimateChange #KeystoneXL #Pipeline #NativeAmericans #NativeAmerica #Natives #StandYourGround #StandingRock
 

Trump’s Tariffs are the most effective Environmental measure ever




Poor #Earth-chan, what have the #Chinks done to you?
We often remind people about how the #global-warming theory is a #hoax, and is only used to pressure #White countries to de-industrialize.

But of course, that doesn’t mean we oppose #... show more
 
#anarchism #environmentalism
Decentralizing the Green Revolution: An Anarchist Guide to Environmentalism
 
The Big Enchilada

Man I love me some Collins Brothers. They have just the right amount of Autism. enough to perform DEEP research into history and philosophy, but not so much as to prevent them from delivering good exposition.

Download this new interview. Put it on your phone. Listen on a long commute when you can pay close attention and make notes for your own research. Very dense, fact-filled content.

#Gnosis #Philosophy #History #Gnosticism #Environmentalism #Gaia #... show more
 
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Clean Up Our Cash


We all want to save for a rainy day. But what if our money is causing the storm?

#Care2 #ThePetitionSite #FossilFuel #Environment #Environmentalism #Banks #Lloyds #HSBC #RBS #Barclays #ClimateChange #HumanRights #CorporateAccountability
 
Permaculture:
Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy for provision of local needs.
-> https://holmgren.com.au/about-permaculture/ - David Holmgren

#permaculture #agrarianism #localism #horticulture #ecology #agroecology
#environmentalism #holistic #natural-landscaping #ecoscaping #agroforestry
About Permaculture
 
Learn about the sophisticated, underground, fungal network trees use to communicate and even share nutrients. UBC professor Suzanne Simard leads us through the forrest to investigate this underground community.
#arborday #environmentalism #arboriculture #trees #forestry #ecology #educational #permaculture
 
Mycorrhizal fungal networks linking the roots of trees in forests are increasingly recognized to facilitate inter-tree communication via resource, defense, and kin recognition signaling and thereby influence the sophisticated behavior of neighbors. These tree behaviors have cognitive qualities, including capabilities in perception, learning, and memory, and they influence plant traits indicative of fitness.
-> Mycorrhizal Networks Facilitate Tree Communication, Learning, and Memory - by Suzanne Simard

#arborday #environmentalism #arboriculture #trees #forestry #ecology #educational #permaculture
 
Mycorrhizal fungal networks linking the roots of trees in forests are increasingly recognized to facilitate inter-tree communication via resource, defense, and kin recognition signaling and thereby influence the sophisticated behavior of neighbors. These tree behaviors have cognitive qualities, including capabilities in perception, learning, and memory, and they influence plant traits indicative of fitness.
-> Mycorrhizal Networks Facilitate Tree Communication, Learning, and Memory - by Suzanne Simard

#arborday #environmentalism #arboriculture #trees #forestry #ecology #educational #permaculture
 
Learn about the sophisticated, underground, fungal network trees use to communicate and even share nutrients. UBC professor Suzanne Simard leads us through the forrest to investigate this underground community.
#arborday #environmentalism #arboriculture #trees #forestry #ecology #educational #permaculture
 
Trees are the longest living organisms on the planet and one of the earth’s greatest natural resources. They keep our air supply clean, reduce noise pollution, improve water quality, help prevent erosion, provide food and building materials, create shade, and help make our landscapes look beautiful.
-> Interesting Facts About Trees - SavATree

#arborday #environmentalism #sustainability #arboriculture #trees #urban-forestry
Tree Facts
 
Topping is perhaps the most harmful tree pruning practice known. Yet, despite more than 25 years of literature and
seminars explaining its harmful effects, topping remains a common practice.

Proper branch reduction preserves natural form.
-> Why Topping Hurts Trees - International Society of Arboriculture
-> http://www.treesaregood.org/treeowner/pruningyourtrees

#arborday #environmentalism #sustainability #arboriculture #trees #urban-forestry
 
In East China, studies show that up to 44% of surface warming is due to Urban Heat Island effect. Yes, we are inside a slow cooker.

Ok, but what thermal comfort and urban heat islands have to do with… trees? Everything!

- Trees perform a process known as evapotranspiration, cooling the leaf and adjacent air due to exchange of latent heat. The vegetation removes heat from the middle and transforms it instead of storing, and releases steam water. Double effect! In addition to temperature’s decrease, they help out the air to be moister – no more nosebleeds.
- They also have a low albedo (a luminous measure used in architecture) and, with this, the Sun rays are absorbed instead of reflected from the leaves’ surface.
- Their dense canopies also avoid high solar radiation to be in contact with the surface, acting as a ‘luminosity filter’.
- During photosynthesis, trees kidnap CO2 from atmosphere...
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The misguided practice of tree topping (also referred to as stubbing, dehorning, pollarding, heading, and by several other euphemisms) has risen to crisis proportions nationally over the last decade. Topping has become the urban forest's major threat, dramatically shortening the lifespan of trees and creating hazardous trees in high-traffic areas.
-> Don't Top: 5 Reasons Not to Top
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arboriculture
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_forestry
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_heat_island
#earthday #environmentalism #sustainability #arboriculture #trees #urban-forestry
 
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Permaculture
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Zero_waste
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Ecovillages
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close_to_nature_forestry
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_landscaping
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eco-industrial_park
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive_solar_building_design
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_ventilation
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle
#earthday #environmentalism #sustainability
 
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PepsiCo’s profit-first palm oil policy is still destroying rainforests


PepsiCo has knowingly persisted in conducting business with the Salim Group, a company tied to reckless palm oil producers responsible for the destruction of nearly 10,000 hectares of Borneo’s pristine peat forests––an area bigger than Manhattan!

#SumofUs #Petition #PepsiCo #Pepsi #Rainforests #SavetheForests #SalimGroup #PalmOil #Environment #Environmentalism #Donate #Donation #ChipIn #Campaign
 
“We read about a zero-waste shop in Berlin and thought ‘Wow – why aren’t they everywhere?’”

Recycling is a popular buzzword among people keen to reduce their environmental impact but, says Nicola, avoiding waste in the first place is even better. “Plastic can never actually get recycled,” she notes, “it just gets down-cycled, eventually becoming a ‘lesser’ plastic. So even if you recycle, it ultimately ends up in landfill or the ocean.”
-> Zero heroes: the couple behind the UK’s first zero-waste shop - by Lucy Purdy

They give tips about creating a similar shop on their website.

http://www.appropedia.org/Zero_waste

#zero-waste #zerowaste #sustainability #environmentalism #news https://www.positive.news/2018/environment/32295/zero-heroes-the-couple-behind-the-uks-first-zero-waste-shop/
 
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