France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels

April 8, 2015, csglobe.com | “A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants or solar panels.  Green roofs, as they are called, have an isolating effect which helps to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat a building during the winter or cool it in the summer. They are capable of retaining rainwater and reducing problems with runoff, and also offer birds a place to call home in the urban jungle.”

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A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in…
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Endorse the San Diego March for Mobilization

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March 9, 2015, www.theclimatemobilization.org | “On Sunday March 15th, at 2 PM, San Diegans will join a coalition of local groups for the first Walk & Rally for Climate Mobilization!  They will gather at City Hall Plaza, then walk to the San Diego Federal Building at Broadway and Front Street to petition the U.S. Government to immediately commence the WWII-style mobilization that’s necessary to rapidly transform the United States into a 100% clean energy economy by 2025.

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To petition the U.S. Government to immediately commence the WWII-style mobilization that’s necessary to rapidly transform the United States into a 100% clean energy economy by 2025.
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Obama: Keystone pipeline bill ‘has earned my veto’

Feburary 15, 2015, www.usatoday.com | “President Obama vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline, making good on a threat to reject a proposal embraced by Republicans as a jobs measure but opposed by environmentalists as contributing to climate change.”

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Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill: “This act of Congress has earned my veto.”

 The veto of a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline is only the third veto of Obama’s presidency. An override of the Keystone veto is unlikely.
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Colombia heads plan to create ‘ecological corridor’ and establish the world’s largest protected area

February 23, 2015, eyeonlatinamerica.wordpress.com | “Colombia has announced plans to lead a project that would see the creation of the world’s largest ‘ecological corridor’ across northern South America as part of the region’s contribution to the global fight against climate change. The reserve, which was proposed last week by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, would cover some 135 million hectares (1.35m km²), linking the Andes Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean via the northern Amazon Rainforest. It would become the largest protected area in the world, a title currently held by the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, which covers 1.27m km².”

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The USGS tries to cope with earthquakes induced by fluid injection

February 19, 2015, www.sott.net | “A paper published today in Science provides a case for increasing transparency and data collection to enable strategies for mitigating the effects of human-induced earthquakes caused by wastewater injection associated with oil and gas production in the United States. The paper is the result of a series of workshops led by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey in collaboration with the University of Colorado, Oklahoma Geological Survey and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, suggests that it is possible to reduce the hazard of induced seismicity through management of injection activities.”

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India Starts Building World’s Largest Solar Plant, Overtaking U.S.

3066243656_802f986ba3_zFebruary 17, 2015, thinkprogress.org | “India is about to start construction on what will be the world’s largest solar plant. As part of a redoubled effort to ramp up renewable energy capacity to help meet the developing country’s fast-growing energy needs, the 750-megawatt solar plant in Madhya Pradesh will be inaugurated on August 15, 2016 — India’s Independence Day. The plant will be significantly larger than the world-leading solar farms in California, including the recently-commissioned Desert Sunlight Solar Farm.”

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The 750-megawatt project could bring power to some two-million households.
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Scotland Just Announced An Indefinite Ban On Fracking

shutterstock_217438459January 28, 2015, thinkprogress.org | “The Scottish government has announced that it will place a temporary ban on the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, the Guardian reported Wednesday.”

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Yes! Go Scotland!
Just moments ago we got word that Fergus Ewing, Scottish minister for energy, stood before the Scottish Parliament and said “I’m announcing today a moratorium [open-ended ban] on the granting of planning consents for all unconventional oil and gas developments.”
There’s still work to do to turn this temporary ban into an outright ban, but for now this is brilliant news!

Poland’s shale gas revolution evaporates in face of environmental protests

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January 12, 2015, www.theguardian.com | “‘Whenever Chevron organized anything, we demonstrated,’ said Barbara Siegienczuk, 54, one of the leaders of the local anti-shale gas protest group Green Zurawlow in south-eastern Poland. ‘We made banners and placards and put posters up around the village. Only 96 people live in Zurawlow – children and old people included – but we s

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Fear and loathing stalk Poland’s shale fields, where a 400-day site occupation stopped a Chevron drill earlier this year
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Stop Cove Point Protest

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Two people with Chesapeake Earth First! have locked down in front of America’s Natural Gas Alliance to say #StopCovePointPhoto: BREAKING!

Two people with Chesapeake Earth First! have locked down in front of America's Natural Gas Alliance to say #StopCovePoint

Thanks To The Clean Air Act, We Breathe 3 Million Fewer Tons Of Toxins Each Year

August 22, 2014, http://thinkprogress.org  | “Actions taken by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act have caused U.S. toxic air emissions to drop “significantly” — in some cases by more than half — since the law was amended in 1990, the regulatory agency told Congress in a report Thursday.”

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Clean Air Act Has Cut Air Pollution ‘Significantly’ Since 1990, Report Says
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Since 1990, an estimated 3 million tons of toxins from mobile and stationary sources has removed from the air ever year,…