The Turning Spiral

Monthly Archives: September 2016

7 charts show new renewables outpacing rising demand for first time. Renewables. 

by Simon Evans. For the first time ever, investment in new renewables was more than enough to cover rising global electricity demand in 2015. That’s according to the first World Energy Investment report, published by the International Energy Agency (IEA). While…

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A Muslim woman was set on fire in New York. Now just going out requires courage | Linda Sarsour | Opinion | The Guardian

Each year, I look so forward to Eid Al Adha – the holiest holiday for Muslims worldwide – but not this year. As I watched my daughters prepare for the celebrations with joy, I learned of a horrific crime. A…

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Re-Introducing Ethics in Education

Originally posted on WEA Pedagogy Blog:
A driving spirit of the modern age is the desire to banish all speculation about things beyond the physical and observable realms of our existence. This spirit was well expressed by one of the…

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Lawyer: Judge’s Ruling Allows Dakota Access to “Desecrate” Sacred Ground | Democracy Now!

In Washington, D.C., a federal judge has ruled that construction on sacred tribal burial sites in the path of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline can continue. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg issued a temporary restraining order that halts…

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University Continues to Benefit From Colonial Land Confiscations

Originally posted on Te Wharepora Hou:
I was shocked today to read that Victoria University is set to sell the Karori Campus for $20million. What is shocking is not only the sale, but the fact that the government sold the…

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The $8 Trillion Fight Over How to Rid America of Fossil Fuel – Bloomberg

Economists agree it can be done, but differ on how much it will cost. Source: The $8 Trillion Fight Over How to Rid America of Fossil Fuel – Bloomberg

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