Archive for ‘Environment’

February 22, 2017

Germany Bans Meat at All Official Functions! The Reason They Did it Is Even Better | One Green Planet

Every government should do this.

Source: Germany Bans Meat at All Official Functions! The Reason They Did it Is Even Better | One Green Planet

January 27, 2017

Why Going Vegan is the Greatest Thing You Can Do to Fight Global Warming | The Inertia

“It is only when the last tree is cut down, the last fish is caught, and the last river poisoned, we will realize that we cannot eat money.”

Source: Why Going Vegan is the Greatest Thing You Can Do to Fight Global Warming | The Inertia

December 30, 2016

The Most Popular Science Stories of 2016 – Scientific American

The presidential election took center stage, but our readers were also fascinated by everything from particle physics and rage disorder to autism in girls and the polar vortex

Source: The Most Popular Science Stories of 2016 – Scientific American

December 18, 2016

Climate change played a role in dozens of floods, heatwaves, and droughts last year

New research found that four out of five “strange weather events” were related to climate change.

Source: Climate change played a role in dozens of floods, heatwaves, and droughts last year

December 18, 2016

Climate change, meet your apocalyptic twin: oceans poisoned by plastic | Public Radio International

How throw-away plastic could alter humanity as we know it.

Source: Climate change, meet your apocalyptic twin: oceans poisoned by plastic | Public Radio International

December 12, 2016

Progressive Picks

As part of its commitment to providing independent information and resources to its readers, Truthout chooses a Progressive Pick every week: an independent book or DVD that we find thought-provoking and insightful.

Source: Progressive Picks

December 6, 2016

The Permanent, Unmistakable Mark Human Beings Have Left on Planet Earth – Scientific American

Humans are profoundly altering the earth. Is our impact enough to matter across geologic time? Some say it is. Welcome to the Anthropocene

Source: The Permanent, Unmistakable Mark Human Beings Have Left on Planet Earth – Scientific American

December 4, 2016

Climate change escalating so fast it is ‘beyond point of no return’ | The Independent

Global warming is beyond the “point of no return”, according to the lead scientist behind a ground-breaking climate change study. The full impact of climate change has been underestimated because scientists haven’t taken into account a major source of carbon in the environment. Dr Thomas Crowther’s report has concluded that carbon emitted from soil was speeding up global warming. The findings, which say temperatures will increase by 1C by 2050, are already being adopted by the United Nations.

Source: Climate change escalating so fast it is ‘beyond point of no return’ | The Independent

November 8, 2016

Noam Chomsky: Today’s GOP Might Be Most Dangerous Organization in Human History | The Intellectualist

Democracy Now:  AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to move back to the United States, to the issue of the Republican Party and what you see happening there, the Republican establishment fiercely opposed to the presumptive nominee. I don’t know if we’ve ever seen anything like this, although that could be changing. Can you talk about the significance—I mean, you have Sheldon Adelson, who is now saying he will pour, what, tens of millions of dollars into Donald Trump. You have the Koch brothers—I think it was Charles Koch saying he could possibly see supporting Hillary Clinton, if that were the choice, with Donald Trump. What is happening? NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, first of all, the phenomenon that we’ve just seen is an extreme version of something that’s been going on just for years in the Republican primaries. Take a look back at the preceding ones. Every time a candidate came up from the base—Bachmann, McCain, Santorum, Huckabee, one crazier than the other—every time one rose from the base, the Republican establishment sought to beat them down and get their own—get their own man—you know, Romney. And they succeeded, until this year. This year the same thing happened, and they didn’t succeed. The… Read more »

Source: Noam Chomsky: Today’s GOP Might Be Most Dangerous Organization in Human History | The Intellectualist

November 7, 2016

Aerial Photos Document Massive Flooding of 36 Factory Farms

Source: Aerial Photos Document Massive Flooding of 36 Factory Farms