Friday, November 7, 2014

What's the environmental impact of modern war? | Environment | The Guardian

Ban Ki-moon has called on nations to do more to protect the environment from the destruction of war, but even in times of peace our militaries have a huge impact on natural resources

read: What's the environmental impact of modern war? | Environment | The Guardian

Saturday, November 1, 2014

▶ DeSmogCAST 1 "Drilling Down: Fracking, Lobbying and the U.S. Midterm Elections," October 30, 2014 - YouTube

 ▶ DeSmogCAST 1 "Drilling Down: Fracking, Lobbying and the U.S. Midterm Elections," October 30, 2014 - YouTube:

DeSmogCAST 1 "Drilling Down: Fracking, Lobbying and the U.S. Midterm Elections," October 30, 2014
-- In this inaugural episode of DeSmogCAST host Farron Cousins joins DeSmog cast Brendan DeMelle, Steve Horn and Carol Linnitt to discuss the Post Carbon Institute's recent report on fracking in the U.S. and the lobbying activities of Canadian corporations in the lead up to the U.S. midterm elections.
This week DeSmogCAST also covers industry efforts to thwart theactivities of clean energy and environmental organizations and how fossil fuel front groups play a role in that effort.

DeSmogCAST is a weekly online show that features DeSmog writers, experts and guests covering breaking news and in-depth analysis on politics, energy and environment issues in the U.S., Canada and around the world.
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DeSmogCAST is a joint project of DeSmogBlog, DeSmog Canada and DeSmogUK.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Benny Zabel - activist performance artist [FOTOS]

from Australia to New York City...


...and cheers to Kezia Geddes, who came up with the idea and got this exhibition Protest Songs: Artful Actions together. — at Lismore Regional Gallery.

photos are from Benny's facebook

• photos by/via Indigo Bay Photography, Wanagi Zable-Andrews, Megan Jack, Harsha Prabhu, D'un Renard, Sandra Nilsen, Scott Vidler, Hisashi Isogai, Kate Ausburn, Carly Woodstock, Tedi Davis, Greg Wilson, Andrea Kalkstein Lieberman, Diane Beeny

• with OWLS, Ena Okino, Pete Seeger 

• at Nimbin Enviro Center, People's Climate March (NYC), first anniversary of the Fukushima disaster via The Greens NSW, Lizard's Revenge, shut indian point (NRC?), #floodwallstreet, Woodstock Museum, #BentleyBlockade, Lismore Regional Gallery

Monday, October 13, 2014


EPA APPROVES DEADLY DUO - PUBLIC ACTION ALERT: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ignoring more than 60 members of Congress and a half a million citizens, has officially approved a deadly new herbicide, Dow’s Enlist Duo, made from a combination of Monsanto’s Roundup and Dow’s “Agent Orange” 2,4-D.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Energy Revolution 2014 | Greenpeace

The Energy [R]evolution demonstrates that transitioning to a renewable energy economy can free resources for economic development. It means more and better jobs, greater energy independence, and it is more democratic as citizens attain more control of energy production. Compared with the Energy Information Agency energy outlook, the transition to renewables creates more jobs at every stage of the energy transition, with more than 34% more jobs by 2030.

The Energy [R]evolution aims to wean the economy off dirty fuels as thoroughly and quickly as possible, and in a way that is technologically, politically, and ecologically realistic. This report is part of a global analysis showing how the international economy can transition to nearly 100% renewable energy by 2050, while assuming no new 'breakthrough technologies'.

> Energy Revolution 2014 | Greenpeace

Friday, September 26, 2014

Indigenous Voices Lead Largest Climate March Ever | AMAZON WATCH

This past week a small group made big waves in New York City. Amazonian indigenous spokespeople and social movement leaders joined the Indigenous Bloc in leading more than 400,000 others at the People's Climate March. Amazon Watch joined front-line indigenous communities and representatives in demanding that humanity keep the oil in the ground as a fundamental solution to climate chaos. From the Arctic to the Amazon, leadership of indigenous peoples in climate solutions was on full display...


PETITION: Keep the Oil in the Ground in the Amazon

more: AMAZON WATCH > Indigenous Voices Lead Largest Climate March Ever