Third U.S. City Goes 100% Renewable

September 3, 2015, ecowatch.com | “Aspen is one of three U.S. cities to run on 100 percent renewable energy as of today, according to city officials. The Colorado mountain town is best known for its posh ski resorts, but this beautiful town also has established itself as a leader in environmental stewardship.”

Pamela Benda to GoodNews FortheEarthYES…..THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY…..IT WORKS !

Aspen is one of three U.S. cities to run on 100 percent renewable energy. First two cities to reach the goal were Burlington, Vermont and Greensburg, Kansas
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Victory! Australia Says No to Lion Hunting Trophies Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/victory-australia-says-no-to-lion-hunting-trophies.html#ixzz3bEVlWQWv

Victory! Australia Says No to Lion Hunting Trophies

March 18, 2015, www.care2.com | “According to the Department of the Environment, the measure was introduced in response to growing public concern about canned hunting, or “captive hunting,” where lions and other big game animals are bred specifically to be killed in an enclosure where they have no opportunity to escape. Animal advocates and conservationists have also raised concerns that lions and animals are often drugged and baited before being killed.”

 Greena Lachele Smith

“According to a coalition of wildlife advocacy organizations that recently petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to get African lions endangered species protection, in the past three decades their population in the wild has dropped by more than 50 percent, leaving potentially fewer than 32,000 remaining in the wild today.”

Even though hunter claim that canned hunting takes the pressure off of lions in the wild, numbers of wild lions continues to decrees.

 

Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

winnersApril 20, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries.”

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Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 20, 2015 (ENS) – The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries. – Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize | ENS

Obama Thanks Europe For Leading On Climate Change

June 19, 2013, www.buzzfeed.com | “President Barack Obama told a crowd in Berlin Wednesday that Germany is leading the fight against climate change. In the midst of his big speech at the Brandenburg Gate, Obama took a moment to give a shout-out to his hosts for their efforts in an area that’s still extremely politically controversial in America.”

This part of Obama’s message looks like it’s not going away!
“For the sake of future generations, our generation must move toward a global compact to confront a changing climate before it is too late.
Obama Thanks Europe For Leading On Climate Change
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At the Brandenburg Gate, Obama calls for changes in America’s nuclear posture and for action on climate change.
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Gas giant backtracks on exploration in UNESCO World Heritage Site

Uncontacted tribes in Manu National Park are now safe from Pluspetrol's gas exploration, but the Nanti continue to be threatened by the expansion of Camisea.

February 15, 2013, www.survivalinternational.org | “The Argentine gas giant Pluspetrol has publicly backtracked on plans to expand the notorious Camisea gas project in southeast Peru into one of the most biodiverse places on earth, following a shock exposure this week by The Guardian newspaper and Survival International.”

SUCCESS: Gas giant backtracks on exploration in UNESCO World Heritage Site
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The Argentine gas giant Pluspetrol has publicly backtracked on plans to expand the notorious Camisea gas project.
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