Greenpeace

16 Jul 19
Green Jihad

By Hank Campbell | July 15th 2019, Science 2.0 A study has taken a look at the radii of homes with measured data near natural gas wells and statistically linked that to higher radon. While some in media will use that to sound this week’s ‘science is killing us’ alarm, the reality is that something […]

16 Jul 19
The GREEN JOURNAL AU

It is nearly a decade – a long walk for Adani pursuing to build the Carmichael Mine in Central Queensland. The greatest challenge against this mega-project is not about the growing unpopularity of coal in the face of global heating, but rather from the unabated resistance of Indigenous people’s groups and conservationists. Adani is fighting […]

16 Jul 19
Archy Worldys

SINGAPORE / KUALA LUMPUR – The smell of curdled milk blew out of a dumpster in Malaysia's harbor when, in May, Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin told a group of journalists she would send the maggot-infested garbage back to where it came from. Yeo expressed concerns that have spread throughout Southeast Asia, triggering a media […]

16 Jul 19
Best Things

We call plastic those materials that we mold easily using heat and pressure so that they adopt all kinds of solid forms such as a bag, a bottle, or a taper. Conventional plastics are made from chemical derivatives of petroleum such as polyethylene and take many years to decompose. There are also, to a lesser […]

16 Jul 19
Nouvelles Du Monde

Un incendie menace les jungles du sud du Mexique, en particulier les dizaines de milliers d'hectares qui composent la réserve naturelle de Sian Ka'an à Quintana Roo. Après une semaine d'incendie, les autorités contrôlent à peine l'incendie "à 30%". 2 500 hectares ont déjà été rasés et les conditions météorologiques prévues pour les prochains jours […]

16 Jul 19
nuclear-news

Expert says 2020 Tokyo Olympics unsafe due to Fukushima | 60 Minutes Fukushima: an ongoing disaster, Red Flag , Jack Crawford, 15 July 2019 In March – on the eighth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster – Time magazine published an article with the headline: “Want to Stop Climate Change? Then It’s Time to Fall Back […]

16 Jul 19
Archy Worldys

A fire threatens the jungles of southern Mexico, specifically the tens of thousands of hectares that make up the Sian Ka'an nature reserve in Quintana Roo. After a week of fire, the authorities barely control the fire "at 30%". There are already 2,500 hectares razed and the meteorological conditions foreseen for the coming days do […]

16 Jul 19
Newsy Today

A fire threatens the jungles of southern Mexico, specifically the tens of thousands of hectares that make up the Sian Ka'an nature reserve in Quintana Roo. After a week of fire, the authorities barely control the fire "at 30%". There are already 2,500 hectares razed and the meteorological conditions foreseen for the coming days do […]

15 Jul 19
Daily Republic

MINNEAPOLIS — Pressure is mounting on Cargill Inc. to do more for native vegetation in Brazil, South America’s food powerhouse. Environmental groups want the Minnetonka, Minn.-based grain trader and food processor to intervene in the clearing of habitats in the Cerrado region of central and southern Brazil, particularly for soybean production, as it did previously […]

15 Jul 19
Site Title

I watched a video by Alexis Ohanian it was called “How to Make a Splash in Social Media” Alexis Ohanian is co-founder of Reddit, which is a social media new website. While this video was not about Reddit itself it showed the power that social media has over a subject. Greenpeace wanted to track humpback […]

12 Jul 19
Oil Change International

“Doubling down on new drilling is incompatible with climate leadership, and for the first time we’re seeing a California governor recognize and begin to act on this reality,” said Kelly Trout.

15 Jul 19
Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Billionaire activist Tom Steyer announced his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, promising a populist campaign that harnesses his years of work fighting the fossil fuel industry and advocating for climate action. Yet his decision to enter the race—after first announcing he wouldn’t—has garnered more skepticism than excitement. Even as the climate crisis is expected to play a major role in the presidential contest for arguably the first time, climate activists questioned the theory of his candidacy.  There’s already a pair of top-tier populists in Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). There’s already Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D), an experienced politician running on the most comprehensive climate policy platform ever put forward. Venture capitalist Andrew Yang already plays the part of the wealthy businessman with provocative ideas. Older, straight, white men make up 13 of the 24 candidates.  “I really don’t get it, man,” said a top climate policy researcher in California who requested anonymity because Steyer “has a lot of money” that is used to support climate work around the country. In 2013, Steyer founded NextGen America as an environmental advocacy group and political action committee, though the organization broadened its scope in recent years to focus on turning out young voters for progressive causes. The 62-year-old donates generously to Democratic candidates. He poured millions into a high-profile campaign to impeach President Donald Trump.  The Steyer campaign did not respond to an interview request Thursday.  “I wish he weren’t doing it,” said a prominent activist, who also asked for anonymity for fear of souring a relationship with one of the movement’s top funders. “There was always that question in the back of everybody’s minds of whether he’s driven by ego and whether he’s all out for him, or whether he’s trying to build a movement. This answers the question clearly.”  Bill McKibben, the writer and 350.org founder who wooed Steyer to the climate movement nearly a decade ago, didn’t respond to emails and Twitter messages requesting comment. Other 350.org officials declined to comment on Steyer’s candidacy. So did Democratic strategist Henry Waxman, the former California congressman who led the charge on the last major climate bill.  “It’s hard to make the case for a billionaire running for president in this day and age,” said Julian Brave NoiseCat, the Green New Deal strategist at the left-leaning think tank Data for Progress (and a past HuffPost contributor). “Especially this late in the game, and especially when we were all under the impression he was not running.”  Steyer said during a January trip to Iowa that he wouldn’t run for president, instead maintaining his focus on his impeachment effort. In private, he feted Warren’s rhetoric on economic inequality and was excited about Inslee’s climate-centered campaign. But, according to The Atlantic, Steyer grew frustrated with Inslee’s failure to take off as the governor’s polling stayed stuck at 1 percent.  It’s a sentiment activists echoed, with some expressing disappointment that Inslee didn’t seize the first round of televised primary debates with the sort of righteous clarion call on climate that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) issued on race during her star appearance the second night.  “Steyer has a better chance at becoming president than Inslee,” said Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, founder of the climate advocacy group SumOfUs.  “I love Warren,” she added. “Her heart and head are in the right place on climate policy. But I fear that she won’t prioritize it in her first term, and that is a disaster for the country and the world.”  At a moment when carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is at levels unseen in 800,000 years, metropolises of 8 million people are running out of water and flooding is set to break new records in the United States, it’s impossible to have too many climate candidates, activists said.  “Steyer’s entry into the presidential race is likely to lead to more discussion of climate change in the presidential election,” said Michael Mann, a climate scientist at Penn State University. “That can’t be a bad thing.” “The more attention put on this the better,” said Stephen O’Hanlon, spokesman for Sunrise Movement, the youth-led group that propelled the Green New Deal into mainstream politics with its protests last year.  Greenpeace USA offered a similar take. “We welcome more discussion about climate change as part of the presidential race,” said senior climate campaigner Jack Shapiro. Still, some wondered whether the money would be better spent on other races. R.L. Miller, president of the political action committee Climate Hawks Vote, said the “single best thing” Steyer could do is devote himself to working to flip the Senate, which she called a “steeper and narrower” path for Democrats than retaking the White House.  “He’s trying to set himself up as an outsider, which is true in that he’s never held elected office, but he’s been very much in the center of Democratic Party politics for a long time,” Miller said. That, she said, is a space he could own by trying to replace climate-denying senators with Democrats who will vote for Green New Deal-style policies. “I’d call him an unelected insider.”