May 22nd, 2013
Portland voters soundly rejected fluoridation of the city’s water, reversing a 2012 mandate by the city council. Anti-fluoride forces are calling the vote a victory for modern science, which has identified excessive fluoride exposures as contributing to thyroid disease, bone damage and lower IQs among children.
February 19th, 2013
Baylor University, the world’s largest Baptist-affiliated college, is known for its schools of business and law; classic, steepled campus and commitment to education with a Christian flavor. Built in 1845, the university cherishes tradition, but it is also embracing the latest technologies to save energy and preserve nature for future generations.
February 13th, 2013
“For the sake of our children we must do more to combat climate change,” Obama declared in his State of the Union Address. It turns out a majority of Americans agree with him, according to post SOTUS poll.
February 11th, 2013
The Forward on Climate rally, being organized by 350.org, Sierra Club and the Hip Hop Caucus wants to press President Obama to aggressively fight the greenhouse gases causing climate change. For starters, the groups would like Obama to deny the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would add a heavy carbon burden to the planet but also has heavyweight support in Congress.
January 23rd, 2013
Concerned about the heavy toll that carbon pollution is taking on the planet, students across the US are petitioning their colleges to divest from fossil fuels….By clicking on the link to their school, students are connected either to a petition they can sign, or a website for their campus group working for fossil fuel divestment.
January 10th, 2013
To no one’s surprise the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists released their report this week about how 2012 was the hottest year on record in the U.S. We knew that was coming.
January 8th, 2013
The New Yorkers Against Fracking coalition is planning a rally in Albany to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to keep fracking out of the state. Opponents of fracking in the Empire State are worried that draft rules for gas wells has paved the way for gas well permits in advance of needed scientific scrutiny.
November 27th, 2012
One of America’s hottest cities and one of its coldest may have more in common than you would guess. In places like Phoenix and Minneapolis, scientists think that cities are starting to look alike in ways that have nothing to do with the proliferation of Starbucks, WalMart or T.G.I Fridays. It has to do with the flowers we plant and the fertilizers we use and the choices we make every spring when we emerge from our apartments and homes and descend on local garden centers.
November 12th, 2012
From Green Right Now Reports New Yorkers Against Fracking will be holding vigils in several communities this week, stretching from Brooklyn to Syracuse and several other cities. The coalition is urging Gov. Cuomo to maintain a moratorium against natural gas fracking, which it sees as endangering private and public water supplies and the Hudson River [...]
350.org Massachusetts ends vigil over political ‘climate silence’ to escape the actual effects of climate change
October 29th, 2012
We can probably safely award today’s “Most Ironic Story” award to 350.org Massachusetts.
The group had been holding a 24/7 vigil (that may be redundant) to draw attention to the “climate silence” that has characterized the presidential campaign and some races for Congress, such as the contest between Sen. Scot Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren.
October 26th, 2012
From Green Right Now Reports Food groups celebrated Food Day in the U.S. this week with a variety of commemorations. But advocates know that recognizing the need for a food-secure world is the least of it. It takes dirt, sweat and vigilance to coax plants from the earth or raise livestock, as any serious gardener [...]
September 6th, 2012
Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal” campaign has been turning up the heat on coal users, including campuses.
According to Sierra, 60 U.S. universities operate their own coal plants. The environmental group wants them to convert to another source of energy that produces fewer greenhouse gases, which are contributing to rapid climate change. Coal plant emissions also create ground-level pollution and contain mercury and arsenic, which ends up on land and in oceans and lakes.