IEA report marks historic inflection point, underscoring need for urgent action to develop and deploy multiple carbon free technologies 

By Clean Air Task Force

BOSTON (May 18, 2021) – The IEA released a special report today that charts the course for the global energy sector to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, marking “an historic inflection point in the global climate solutions debate,” said Clean Air Task Force Executive Director Armond Cohen.   …

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Study: Climate change to blame for $8 billion of Hurricane Sandy damages

By Grist

There is a universe in which Hurricane Sandy didn’t create quite so much devastation back in 2012; where the waters, which surged deep into subway tunnels and left parts of New York City in the dark for days, left some …

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The Supreme Court Sidesteps a Full Climate Change Ruling, Handing Industry a Procedural Win

By Inside Climate News

The fossil fuel industry won a technical decision on Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in its favor on procedural grounds and sent the city of Baltimore’s climate change lawsuit back to the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals …

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Al Gore to lead online, English and Spanish-language training for Latin American climate activists

By The Climate Reality Project

May 17, 2021 — From July 10-18, The Climate Reality Project will host the 47th Climate Reality Leadership Corps training, an online program for aspiring climate champions in Latin America.   Led by former US Vice President Al Gore, the virtual …

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California’s Relentless Droughts Strain Farming Towns

By Inside Climate News

Sandra Chavez was 13 years old when her family’s well went dry in 2014, two years into California’s last major drought. Their tap had stopped running a few times before, but the water always returned the same day, so they …

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Not Just Sea Level Rise: How the Climate Crisis is Changing Our Oceans

By The Climate Reality Project

Carbon pollution from burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas is warming our planet and driving climate change. It’s throwing natural systems out of balance – to often devastating effect. In few places are these changes more evident …

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GREENREPORT: Oggi è l’Overshoot day italiano: ecco perché il nostro debito col pianeta continua a peggiorare

By Global Footprint Network

La parola ad Alessandro Galli, senior scientist del Global footprint network «L’impronta ecologica italiana è più che raddoppiata dagli anni ’60, oggi i consumi alimentari e il settore dei trasporti sono le due determinanti principali» [13 Maggio 2021] Qual è …

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DAILY FT: Natural resource security is key for development success in Sri Lanka

By Global Footprint Network

 Increasing the wellbeing of all requires a more robust economy, equality, jobs, quality education and health services, transport and infrastructure. Yet providing for all that unavoidably requires more natural resources such as energy, water, agriculture, forest products, and minerals, as …

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The best time to stop the Rampal coal plant is NOW!

By 350.org

Think of a large mangrove forest, spread across two countries, home to the mighty Royal Bengal tigers, the threatened Ganges River Dolphin, and many other species of animals. Millions of people depend on it for survival. The forest acts as …

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In order to face health and climate crises, we must break down the silos of “Asian-Americanness”

By 350.org

This blog post is available in: English, Traditional Chinese The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in the United States, dedicated to recognizing AAPI communities. “Asian American, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islander” is a …

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The Carbon Underground launches people-powered initiative to help reverse climate change for just $5 apiece.

By The Carbon Underground

<!– May 7, 2021 –> <!– Published by Peter Giese –> The Carbon Underground has launched its first program directly for the public—a simple, inclusive movement-builder called Adopt-A-Meter. This program is a result of the United Nations reporting that more …

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TCU, Just Foods, and the Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems work to create plan for regenerative crops in Thailand.

By The Carbon Underground

<!– May 7, 2021 –> <!– Published by Peter Giese –> TCU’s work to help Thailand transition to regenerative agriculture now includes analyzing best practices for growing mung beans in a regenerative manner. JUST, producers of JUST EGG and other …

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Doing tourism right

By Seacology

May 17, 2021 By Ferdie Marcelo Tourism can be both a blessing and a curse for island environments. Beachgoers frequently leave more than just footprints, and what is left behind is far too often passed on for the local islanders …

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Community and Environmental Concerns not “Pertinent” to Pan American Silver’s Business

By Earthworks

Vancouver-based mining company Pan American Silver held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 12th: the final shareholder meeting for retiring founder and Board Chair Ross Beaty. To shareholders attending online, Beaty narrated a glowing chronicle of Pan American Silver’s …

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‘A Garage Sale for the Last Old Growth’

By Ancient Forest Alliance

Share this far and wide! The TyeeMay 14, 2021 Two summers ago, Brenda Sayers knelt atop what was left of British Columbia’s likely ninth widest Douglas fir tree. Sayers, a member of the Hupačasath First Nation, has long fought to protect old …

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Thank You For 30 Years of Rhino Conservation

By International Rhino Foundation

We are overwhelmed by all of the best wishes on the International Rhino Foundation’s 30th Anniversary. We want to thank everyone and we look forward to our continued partnerships in Keeping the Five Alive. We are stronger together. Yayasan Badak …

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Systemic errors in managing Nahmint’s old growth, says B.C. watchdog

By Ancient Forest Alliance

Share this far and wide! Ha-Shilth-SaMay 13, 2021 B.C.’s forestry watchdog has released a report critical of logging practices in the Nahmint valley, pointing to inconsistencies in protecting the area’s old growth forest. On Wednesday, May 12 the Forest Practices …

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U.S. Bureau of Land Management Puts Hold on Alaska Public Lands Give-Away

By Earthworks

Alaska Tribes, Community Members and Conservation Groups Share Their Appreciation In the last two weeks of the Trump Administration, the Interior Department rushed to open up tens of millions of acres of public lands to mining and oil and gas …

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TVA mistruths highlight need for more oversight over unregulated monopoly power company

By Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

TVA CEO Jeff Lyash’s mistruths stated recently on TV highlight the need for independent oversight of TVA so that customers are not harmed by the unregulated, federal monopoly treating fantasies as truth. Stephen Smith | May 14, 2021 | Energy …

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Florida Public Service Commission Approves State’s Largest Electric Transportation Program

By Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

In approving Duke Energy Florida’s rate settlement, the Florida Public Service Commission gives the green light to the largest electric transportation program in the state’s history.  Dory Larsen | May 13, 2021 | Electric Vehicles, Florida The Florida Public Service …

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Solar Jobs Support 231,000 Families, Must Grow 4X to Reach Biden’s Clean Energy Target

By Solar Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 6, 2021 — The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7% drop from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2020 released today by the …

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IEA report marks historic inflection point, underscoring need for urgent action to develop and deploy multiple carbon free technologies 

By Clean Air Task Force

BOSTON (May 18, 2021) – The IEA released a special report today that charts the course for the global energy sector to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, marking “an historic inflection point in the global climate solutions debate,” said Clean Air Task Force Executive Director Armond Cohen.   …

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We LOVE Volunteers!

By Water For People

Across North America, volunteers support Water For People’s mission through community outreach, advocacy, and fundraising. Sami Carroccio leads the Water For People Committee in Arizona, where she passionately spreads the word about ending the global water crisis. “It’s such a great cause and an important mission,” Sami shares. “The …

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EPA rescission of Trump-era cost-benefit rule is an important step forward

By Clean Air Task Force

The EPA has moved to rescind the Trump-era cost-benefit rule. Hayden Hashimoto, CATF Staff Attorney said: “We are pleased to see another pullback of a Trump EPA rule that was designed to impair efforts to protect public health and the environment.  EPA’s …

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The Impacts of the Pandemic Remain for Small Water Systems and Customers In-Debt

By Pacific Institute

May 13, 2021   By Darcy Bostic, Walker Grimshaw, and Michael Cohen  Access to safe drinking water is necessary, especially during a pandemic  In the U.S., the vital responsibility of continuing safe water supply during the pandemic is decentralized, spread among nearly 50,000 community water systems. More than 45,000 …

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Saving Time

By Machine Intelligence Research Institute

Note: This is a preamble to Finite Factored Sets, a sequence I’ll be posting over the next few weeks. This Sunday at noon Pacific time, I’ll be giving a Zoom talk (link) introducing Finite Factored Sets, a framework which I …

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Our all-time largest donation, and major crypto support from Vitalik Buterin

By Machine Intelligence Research Institute

I’m thrilled to announce two major donations to MIRI! First, a long-time supporter has given MIRI by far our largest donation ever: $2.5 million per year over the next four years, and an additional ~$5.6 million in 2025. This anonymous …

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Open Call for Advisees and Collaborators, May 2021

By Global Catastrophic Risk Institute

GCRI is currently welcoming inquiries from people who are interested in seeking our advice and/or collaborating with us. Inquiries can concern any aspect of global catastrophic risk. We welcome inquiries from people at any career point, including students, any academic …

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OCC To Reconsider Disastrous 2020 CRA Rule Changes

By National Community Reinvestment Coalition NCRC

Today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced that they will halt the further implementation of the 2020 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rule and will reconsider the rule in its entirety — a necessary first step to …

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NCRC Joint Membership with MCRC

By National Community Reinvestment Coalition NCRC

Organizational membership is open to include nonprofits, direct service providers, community associations, community development organizations, faith-based institutions, civil rights groups, housing justice organizations, and others.* Membership packages reflect the strengths and needs of each type of member organization to best serve our …

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Job Announcement: Oakland Community Organizer, Full Time

By Asian Pacific Environmental Network

The Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) is an environmental justice organization with deep roots in California’s Asian immigrant and refugee communities. Since 1993, APEN has built a membership base of Laotian refugees in Richmond and Chinese immigrants in Oakland. Together, …

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Burnett Specialists

By Project Equity

From woman-owned to 100% employee-owned This is the story of a company that gambled on itself and won. Over the last few decades, some industries have embraced employee ownership. Manufacturing, for instance, makes up 22% of all employee-owned companies in …

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The Thin Green Line On The Airwaves

By Sightline Institute

As warm spring weather arrives, I’ve found myself wanting to read less but hear and experience more. In that spirit, I offer a recommendation for the work of Portland radio documentarian Barbara Bernstein, who continues her vital work telling stories …

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PETA Ad Blitz Defends Rare Elk From Slaughter

By PETA

For Immediate Release:May 17, 2021 Contact:Tapi Mbundure 202-483-7382 Washington – PETA has placed ads on bus shelters and bike shares across D.C. condemning the National Park Service (NPS) for moving forward with a controversial plan to promote livestock ranching on …

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Thank You For 30 Years of Rhino Conservation

By International Rhino Foundation

We are overwhelmed by all of the best wishes on the International Rhino Foundation’s 30th Anniversary. We want to thank everyone and we look forward to our continued partnerships in Keeping the Five Alive. We are stronger together. Yayasan Badak …

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Small Programs Can Add Up To Big Success

By International Rhino Foundation

In the early 1990s, Zimbabwean Raoul du Toit began working in the Zambezi Valley, piloting survey flights to count rhinos. It was daunting and depressing work. The valley was once home to the largest population of black rhinos in the …

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In the News – March and April 2021

By The International Crane Foundation

May 6, 2021 in Global Headquarters, Grey Crowned Crane, Newsroom, North America, Sandhill Crane, Sub-saharan Africa, Whooping Crane Our monthly summary of media stories highlighting the International Crane Foundation’s global programs. Whooping Cranes are nesting in Texas for the first …

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Whooping Crane Eastern Population Update – May 2021

By The International Crane Foundation

May 6, 2021 in I Give A Whoop, Newsroom, North America, Whooping Crane The first Whooping Crane chick of the year, W1-21, is growing fast! The chick is pictured with one of its parents at White River Marsh in Marquette …

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