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Monthly Archives: September 2013


Why Are Some Big Utilities Embracing Small-Scale Solar Power? | InsideClimate News

A handful of U.S. utilities have discovered they can save money by encouraging small rooftop solar projects—the same projects utility industry leaders have insisted were too expensive and unreliable to be practical. The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) in New…

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Proof of Obama’s Cheap Words: Bahrain by Finian Cunningham

Originally posted on Dandelion Salad:
by Finian Cunningham Writer, Dandelion Salad East Africa Crossposted from PressTV September 25, 2013 Image by Al Jazeera English via Flickr Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, President Barack Obama…

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No REDD in Africa Network Maputo statement: “REDD does not reduce emissions, REDD does not halt deforestation”

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Six centuries of vilifying the poor: Stigmatisation of welfare recipients and a lack of concern about low wages has origins in early mercantilist thought | British Politics and Policy at LSE

The original mercantilists were advocates of the “utility of poverty” thesis, believing that there was a positive side to poverty and that the State should create and maintain poverty as a way to increase the volume of exportable output. David Spencer…

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IPS – Tallying the Benefits of Climate Action | Inter Press Service

WASHINGTON, Sep 24 2013 (IPS) – More than a half-dozen governments on Tuesday launched a yearlong collaborative investigation into the economic benefits of taking broad action to combat global climate action. The nine-million-dollar initiative, dubbed the New Climate Economy project,…

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An open letter to Emirates Team New Zealand, from Team New Zealand | Sandysviews

G’day Deano and the crew. This is from us back home. You’ll be having some strategy meeting. Knocking around a few ideas. Hell, you might even be asleep. Us at home? We’re doing that too. You’ll have your eye on…

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International Leaders Gather to Draft Women’s Climate Action Agenda | Use Celsias.co.nz – New Zealands guide to sustainable business

he group includes a compelling mix of business leaders, former heads of state, scientists, government officials, indigenous leaders, activists, teachers, community organizers and culture shapers, who will complete the Women’s Climate Action Agenda at the first International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit,…

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Cleaner air from tackling climate change would save millions of lives | Environment | theguardian.com

Researchers found that 300,000-700,000 premature deaths a year could be avoided in 2030, 800,000 – 1.8 million in 2050 and 1.4 million to 3 million in 2100 via Cleaner air from tackling climate change would save millions of lives |…

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They Call It Liquid Genocide

Originally posted on Deep Green Resistance New York:
uneditedmedia.com A story about perspective on childhood: A friend I’ve known for over a decade, whose indigenous to the lands I now call home, saw this high school kid fall off his…

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No More Detroits…The Philadelphia Public Bank Solution

Originally posted on WEB OF DEBT BLOG:
See also a new 1-hour video posted on the PublicBankingTV channel showing Mike Krauss’ presentation to a group in Philadelphia on the proposed Philadelphia Public Bank.  This video is full of information useful…

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