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Monthly Archives: August 2015


Fossil Fuel Divestment as Effective Climate Change Action

Originally posted on Climate, People & Organizations:
Earlier in the year I was asked to talk at a Politics in the Pub event on the subject of ‘How Effective Is the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement in Speeding up Action on…

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Global Women’s Climate Justice Day of Action – getting involved

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Drinking water denied to residents – Winnipeg Free Press

Drinking water denied to residents – Winnipeg Free Press. For the last century the people of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation have solved many of Winnipeg’s water problems, and they have paid dearly for it. The story of Shoal Lake…

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New book – After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene by Jedediah Purdy

Originally posted on the anthropo.scene:
Interesting new title from Harvard University Press can be found here: After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene Nature no longer exists apart from humanity. Henceforth, the world we will inhabit is the one…

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Little Buffalo Cree Naton goes Solar. writer, Michelle Strutzenberger

published on Social Enterprise Canada, On another brilliantly sunny day in the northern Alberta hamlet of Little Buffalo, history was being made earlier this week. The home to about 500 people was abuzz with a kind of activity not seen…

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North India running out of water, confirms NASA. Tribune News Service

Sarbjit Dhaliwal Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 14 The worst fears about the northern region of the country losing its groundwater have been confirmed. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) satellite imagery made available to the Centre warns of…

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The three wonders of the ancient world solving modern water problems | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian

In Peru, Kenya and India, NGOs are helping communities overcome water scarcity using wisdom from the past.. The three wonders of the ancient world solving modern water problems | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian.

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UBC chairman John Montalbano says he didn’t threaten to pull professor’s funding

UBC chairman John Montalbano says he didn’t threaten to pull professor’s funding.

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The Triple Threat: Community Choice, Microgrids and Community Solar – Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge

“Local energy is a term in search of a definition. Sometimes it’s a microgrids, sometimes community solar, sometimes a town or city buying its own power. Now in New York, a state exploring disruptive energy’s cutting edge, the three come…

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Long-term response of oceans to CO2 removal from the atmosphere : Potsdam Institute, Nature Climate Change : Nature Publishing Group

Long-term response of oceans to CO2 removal from the atmosphere : Nature Climate Change : Nature Publishing Group. Greenhouse-gas emissions from human activities do not only cause rapid warming of the seas, but also ocean acidification at an unprecedented rate….

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