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Does selling off our resources make us an energy superpower?

David Suzuki discusses the dangers of basing our economy around unsustainable and destructive energy sources such as oil from the tar sands in Alberta in his article, “Does selling off our resources make us an energy superpower?”  Not only is infinite economic growth in a capitalist system ecologically impossible, but the increasing dependence on the […]

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The State of Our Oceans: Sharkwater (2006)/Revolution (2012)

In 2006, Canadian conservationist and film maker Rob Stewart released Sharkwater, a powerful documentary outlining the importance of sharks for both underwater and above-water ecosystems, and the many devastating human-related activities that are threatening their lives and environments.  Firstly, huge commercial fishing ships drag lines and nets across the ocean floor, catching everything in their path […]

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Portugal Generates a Record-Breaking 70% of Energy from Renewables

Since the start of 2013, Portugal has generated 70% of their energy from renewable sources –a new record for a European country!  Their investment in wind and solar energies, coupled with prime weather conditions, has allowed the country to satisfy nearly two thirds of its energy needs using clean sources.  In fact, Portugal generated so […]

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First Floating Village in Finland

The Marinetek Group and Sito are busy building the first floating village in Pori, Finland.  The floating homes are built to withstand extreme wind and wave conditions, as it could conceivably get choppy on the water.  The buildings will be energy efficient as well, equipped with heat recovery systems and solar panels, as the project […]

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James Hansen Quits NASA To Become Full-Time Climate Activist

James Hansen is an extremely well-known and well-respected NASA scientist who has never shied away from making his knowledge about our atmosphere public.  In 1988, he was the first to warn Congress about the threat of global warming.  He went to the NY Times with this story in 2006 when the Bush administration tried to silence […]

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Join The “I ♥ ARCTIC” Movement April 20

Greenpeace is organizing a global mobilization in cities around the world –“from Buenos Aires to Bangkok and from Berlin to Bangalore”.  On April 20th, thousands of people will come together and display banners and iconic images that call on our leaders to end environmentally destructive activities like drilling for oil.  People will create human banners […]

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Scientists Discover Microorganism that Can Take CO2 Out of the Atmosphere

Researchers at the University of Georgia claim they have discovered a way to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and make use of it, possibly even to create fuel.  Phys.org reports that “Their discovery may soon lead to the creation of biofuels made directly from the carbon dioxide in the air that is responsible for trapping the […]

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Oil-Rich Middle East is Investing in Solar

While North Americans are still fighting over the Keystone XL and investing in detrimental and unsustainable fracking and tar sands development, the oil rich countries in the Middle East and North Africa are turning their attention to renewables.  These states export oil and natural gas around the world, and are therefore trying to lessen their […]

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Hundreds of Baby Sea Lions Wash Ashore Mysteriously in California

Beginning in January, 2013, hundreds of malnourished, deyhdrated sea lion pups have been mysteriously washing ashore on the Californian coast.  In the last few months, 517 pups have been admitted to the five Southern California rescue centers, which is higher than the number has been for some entire years. These pups are extremely malnourished, weighing only […]

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Bill Gates Points out the Contradictions of Capitalism

Speaking at the Global Grand Challenges Summit March 12-13, Bill Gates did something that most successful capitalists would never dream of doing –he rebuffed the idea that “the market knows best”.  Voicing his frustrations over the lack of funding for research on diseases like malaria (that mainly affects poorer populations), he admitted that it is […]

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