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Climate Crisis Only Gets 7 Minutes of Airtime at First Dem Debate

Confronting the climate crisis is the No. 1 issue for 96 percent of Democratic voters, but it clocked only around seven minutes of airtime at the first Democratic Presidential debate Wednesday, Vox reported. None The small amount of time spent on climate change, and the fact that the first climate-centered questions came an hour and […]

06/27/19
                                                               

Investors With Over $34 Trillion Demand Climate Crisis Action

Money talks. And today it had something to say about the impending global climate crisis. Investors managing nearly half the world’s capital, more than $34 trillion in assets, demanded governments around the world take action to stop the impending global climate crisis, as Reuters reported in an exclusive. None In an open letter to the […]

06/26/19
                                                               

Intense Heat Wave Hits Northern Europe

A searing heat wave has begun to spread across Europe, with Germany, France and Belgium experiencing extreme temperatures that are set to continue in the coming days. In Germany, temperatures are expected to exceed 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) on Wednesday, topping the country’s previous June record of 38.2 degrees Celsius, set in Frankfurt […]

06/26/19
                                                               

Climate Bill Oregon Republicans Fled to Avoid Is Dead, Senate President Says

Six days after Republican Oregon Senators fled the state to avoid voting on a bill to address the climate crisis, the Senate president declared the bill dead. None “What I’m about to say I say of my own free will. No one has told me to say this,” Senate President Peter Courtney said Tuesday, as […]

06/26/19
                                                               

Giant Floating Solar Farms Could Make Fuel and Help Solve the Climate Crisis, Says Study

Millions of solar panels clustered together to form an island could convert carbon dioxide in seawater into methanol, which can fuel airplanes and trucks, according to new research from Norway and Switzerland and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, PNAS, as NBC News reported. The floating islands could drastically reduce […]

06/25/19
                                                               

11 Things a Committed U.S. President and Congress Could Do About Climate Change

By Craig K. Chandler The federal government has available to it, should it choose to use them, a wide range of potential climate change management tools, going well beyond the traditional pollution control regulatory options. And, in some cases (not all), without new legislative authorization. There’s a big “if” behind that remark: It will take […]

06/25/19
                                                               

‘Historic Moment’ for Indigenous People at Climate Talks, New Climate Leader Says

By Sarah Steffen With a profound understanding of their environmental surroundings, indigenous communities around the world are often cited as being pivotal to tackling climate change. None   During the 2015 Paris agreement, the parties agreed to launch a working group to strengthen the knowledge and practices of indigenous groups and to provide a platform […]

06/25/19
                                                               

Hey, Oregon Senators: You Can’t Run Away From Climate Change

By Adrienne Alvord This week Oregon stands on the cusp of approving historic cap-and-invest legislation, HB 2020, that experts have said will help grow the Oregon economy. After three years of legislative consideration, numerous studies, hearings, public meetings and debate, the Oregon House approved the legislation decisively (36-22) on June 18th, and the bill moved […]

06/25/19
                                                               

77 Health Organizations Call for Climate Action to Fight Public Health Emergency

More than 70 leading public health groups, including the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, agree that the climate crisis is also a health emergency. None So far 77 organizations representing nurses, doctors, hospitals, volunteers and public health professionals have signed on to The Call to Action on Climate, Health and Equity: […]

06/25/19
                                                               

Pink Floyd’s Dave Gilmour Raises $21.5 Million to Fight Climate Crisis in Guitar Auction

David Gilmour, guitarist, singer and songwriter in the rock band Pink Floyd, set a record last week when he auctioned off 126 guitars and raised $21.5 million for ClientEarth, a non-profit environmental law group dedicated to fighting the global climate crisis, according to CNN. The auction lasted more than eight hours and had bids from […]

06/24/19