Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Nukes Fade As Wind and Solar Soar | EcoWatch

With nuclear power falling ever further behind renewables as a global energy source, and as the price of oil and gas falls, the future of the industry in 2015 and beyond looks bleak.

Investors are increasingly skeptical about putting their money into nuclear—whereas renewables promise an increasingly rapid return on investment, and may get a further boost if the governments of the world finally take climate change seriously.

Renewables now supply 22 percent of global electricity and nuclear only 11 percent—a share that is gradually falling as old plants close and fewer new ones are commissioned.
New large-scale installations of wind and solar power arrays continue to surge across the world. Countries without full grids and power outages, such as India, increasingly find that wind and solar are quick and easy ways to bring electricity to people who have previously had no supply...

read more: Nukes Fade As Wind and Solar Soar | EcoWatch

Sobering Truths About America’s Imperialist Crimes Against Humanity | Global Research

“We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people and call it ‘bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East’. – Harold Pinter

British playwright Harold Pinter won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005. His powerful acceptance speech exposed the United States for its fascist, imperialist policies since World War II. His speech (delivered three years before he died in 2008) was an important glimpse into – and a reasonable summary of — the innumerable documentable US imperialistic crimes that have been secretly facilitated by our multinational corporations, our national security apparatus, our military leaders, our wealthy elites and the craven politicians who are beholden to those four realities that have shaped American foreign policy over the past 60 years.

True American patriots, if they really love the United States, must be honest about the dishonorable, dark side of their nation’s history, a history that the rest of the world, especially Pinter, sees so clearly. Understanding that history will clear up any mystery about why the rest of the world fears and hates us.

Real patriots are courageous enough to hear painful truths...

read more: Sobering Truths About America’s Imperialist Crimes Against Humanity | Global Research

Saturday, December 27, 2014

A Day In The Life Of Global Warming

How a typical day might look as a result of climate change. Daily life is not only going to get more difficult, it’s going to get more expensive!

Courtesy of: Infographic World

A Day In The Life Of Global Warming

Monday, December 15, 2014

#SavetheBees :: Tell the EPA: Suspend neonics now! | Friends of the Earth

The science is clear: neonics harm bees and other pollinators. Now, the EPA has confirmed that these toxic pesticides don't help many farmers, either.

Two of the biggest producers of neonics -- Bayer and Syngenta -- are panicking. They're pulling out all the stops to prevent the EPA from taking action on their analysis.

We only have until December 22nd to comment. Tell the EPA: Protect bees, not chemical companies' profits, and suspend bee-killing pesticides NOW!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

25 reasons Why You Should Care And Sign The Petition To End Apache Land Grab! By Noel Altaha | Last Real Indians

Recently, like ‘bout a week ago, week ago’ Congress was up to no good. They started making trouble in my neighborhood. No, all song references aside, these Wile E coyotes aka so-call Law Makers tried to sneak in a mining bill into a larger defense bill. The mining bill would allow foreign international mining companies to drill into a copper mining deposit on sacred ancestral Apache land in Arizona...


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25 reasons Why You Should Care And Sign The Petition To End Apache Land Grab! By Noel Altaha | Last Real Indians

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Congress Raids Ancestral Native American Lands With Defense Bill | Huffington Post

– WASHINGTON -- When Terry Rambler, the chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, woke up Wednesday in Washington, D.C., it was to learn that Congress was deciding to give away a large part of his ancestral homeland to a foreign mining company...

Re: Raiding Native Sacred Places in a Defense Authorization: Everything Wrong with Congress

– The San Carlos Apache Tribe (Tribe) has worked for the past decade to shine light on the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange that would transfer Oak Flat and nearby lands in the Tonto National Forest – lands held sacred by my Tribe and many other Native Americans – to a foreign-owned mining corporation for certain destruction. Sadly, this Land Exchange has been airdropped into the FY15 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) at the eleventh hour, as Congress prepares to bring the 113thSession to close...

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/12/10/re-raiding-native-sacred-places-defense-authorization-everything-wrong-congress


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Stop Pesticide Poisonings - Earthjustice

We're taking on powerful pesticide and agricultural industries—and we need your help.
Every year, 1.1 billion pounds of pesticides are applied to the fields growing foods that we eat.

And those applying the pesticides are the hardest hit by these toxic chemicals. The men, women and children who harvest our nation's food have one of the highest rates of chemical exposures among all U.S. workers. In fact, tens of thousands of pesticide poisonings happen each year to these workers.
Take action now to help stop these toxic pesticide poisonings.

Stop Pesticide Poisonings - Earthjustice

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tell your Senators NOW: Do not fund Yucca Mountain to become a nuclear dump.

December 4, 2014,

Dear Friends,

The Yucca Mountain site never should have been chosen for permanent disposal of highly radioactive waste. The Department of Energy (DOE) declared the site to be unworkable and it was taken off the table by President Obama in 2010. DOE withdrew the license application but it is still pending.

But the incoming Republican-led Congress could well try to revive the failed project--many members of the House of Representatives have been pushing for that for the past four years.

Yucca Mountain would leak radioactivity because it is plagued by combined risks from earthquakes, volcanic activity, eventual groundwater contamination and air emissions projected to violate the lax regulations that were weakened to accommodate the site. Because of the refusal of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow taxpayer funding for Yucca Mountain, the project has received no money for more than 4 years.

Yucca Mountain has failed as a permanent radioactive waste repository.Here's a new NIRS fact sheet on some of the technical reasons for that failure. It's time to move on.As the Congress now negotiates budget deals, tell your Senators and Representatives below: No Funds For Yucca Mountain Licensing. 

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Tell your Senators NOW: Do not fund Yucca Mountain to become a nuclear dump.