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Monthly Archives: August 2014


Focus On Energy and Water As Global Leaders Gather In Stockholm – GLOBE-Net

Stockholm August 27, 2014 – Over 2,500 politicians, business leaders, innovators, thought leaders and practitioners are set to meet in Stockholm in a few days, for the 24th annual World Water Week. This year’s focus is on energy and water, two resources…

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Canada drops out of top 10 most developed countries list

Canada has slipped out of the top 10 countries listed in the annual United Nation’s human development index — a far cry from the 1990s when it held the first place for most of the decade. The 2013 report, which reviews a…

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Obama Is Responsible for the Protests in Ferguson—but Not in the Way You Think | The Nation

The people of Ferguson and those in solidarity with them took to the streets within a context of racial repression broader than just one horrific shooting. Between 2005 and 2012, African-Americans have been killed by white police officers at the…

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Plastics may pose a greater threat than climate change – World – NZ Herald News

Plastics are now one of the most common pollutants of ocean waters. Pushed by winds, tides and currents, particles collect with other debris to form large, swirling, glue-like accumulation zones.These are known to oceanographers as “gyres”, which comprise as much…

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Irreversible Damage Seen From Climate Change in UN Leak – Bloomberg

Humans risk causing irreversible and widespread damage to the planet unless there’s faster action to limit the fossil fuel emissions blamed for climate change, according to a leaked draft United Nations report.Global warming already is affecting “all continents and across…

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Caribou habitat in Alberta ravaged beyond repair – Technology & Science – CBC News

This stretch of foothills still looks like pristine, trackless boreal forest when seen from the highway. But back roads into the bush reveal a patchwork of clearcuts, well pads, access roads and seismic lines so extensive that gravel and green…

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Playing God with the Planet: Clive Hamilton & Peter Singer on ethics/politics of geoengineering

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Arctic News: Horrific Methane Eruptions in East Siberian Sea

Horrific Methane Eruptions in East Siberian SeaA catastrophe of unimaginable propertions is unfolding in the Arctic Ocean. Huge quantities of methane are erupting from the seafloor of the East Siberian Sea and entering the atmosphere over the Arctic Ocean. via…

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Finn Jackson: F*ck John Key- what the bystanders haven’t realised.

Originally posted on [Insiders]:
Everyone has been force-fed the line that the Internet Mana video of students chanting what we’re all thinking, “F*ck John Key”, is the product of a Nazi-style political rally of drunk and stupid students. I’ll leave…

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This changes everything: Naomi Klein’s new book on capitalism vs the climate

Originally posted on the anthropo.scene:
Naomi Klein’s new book is set to be released in about a month. It looks interesting, and is already getting buzz after the NY Times piece used her findings to note that the Nature…

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