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“..Conservation Minister Nick Smith is today expected to grant access to conservation land near Westport for a large opencast mine..”
“..He is travelling to Denniston Plateau for his announcement at 12.30pm on Australian mining company Bathurst Resources’ bid to establish its Escarpment Mine on the plateau. He invited Bathurst staff to attend – but not conservation groups opposing the mine … Continue reading
“..The unprecedented analysis shows that many animals – birds – insects – fish – and plants – - are in trouble..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Most UK species in decline, wildlife stocktake shows | Environment | The Guardian.
“..Beijing’s thaw over greenhouse gases seen as major step in battling climate change..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> China agrees to impose carbon targets by 2016 – Climate Change – Environment – The Independent.
“..The Greens have strong moral objections to what they are calling “this dirty deal”. They do not believe that it’s “okay” for a government to promise extra pokie machines – more gaming tables – - and a thirty-five year extension … Continue reading
“..The question will be if Labour and the Greens are ready to butt heads together on the campaign trail. Their inclusion in the race will infuriate Labour – as it will erode Labour vote more than anyone else – - … Continue reading
“..’Saloon bar politics’ by Ukip could harm Britain’s climate change credibility – and drag Tories to right on environment – warns minister..”
“..Energy Secretary blames recent upturn in climate change scepticism – - on a sustained campaign by ‘vested interests’..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> ‘Saloon bar politics’ by Ukip could harm Britain’s climate change credibility and drag Tories to right on environment, … Continue reading
(ed:..i have linked you to the first comment on ‘open-mike’ at the standard.. ..where you will find a detailed list of the environmental-evils/crimes done by key..(put together by commenter ‘BLiP..) ..and be warned..the list is both gobsmackingly long.. ..and ultimately … Continue reading
“..Organic farmer Alice Holden’s advice on what to plant when..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The beginner’s guide to growing your own veg | Life and style | The Observer.
“..But forecast global temperature rise of 4C heralds disaster for large swaths of planet – - with oceans absorbing most global warming..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Climate change meltdown unlikely but human disaster looms, claims new research | Environment | … Continue reading
“..Yuck! NYC fourth grader sneaks camera into school, makes documentary about gross cafeteria food..”
(ed:..heh..!..) go to source/story>>> Yuck! NYC fourth grader sneaks camera into school, makes documentary about gross cafeteria food – Boing Boing.
“..Green Party plans The Kiwi Bid in oil drilling fight..(90 per cent of profits from deep-sea oil drilling would end up off shore.)..”
“..The Green Party today announced its plan to take on deep-sea oil drilling companies in New Zealand waters. On Friday, the Government begins the non-financial tender process with oil companies for new permits to conduct deep-sea drilling off the west … Continue reading
“..Study finds overwhelming scientific consensus that humans have caused global warming – - but media still hasn’t caught up..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Zombie climate sceptic theories survive only in newspapers and on TV | Graham Readfearn | Environment | … Continue reading
“..Up close – after it has travelled more than 300km – - the Waikato River is so muddy that you cannot see your feet – - if you are standing just knee-deep beside its banks..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Troubled … Continue reading
“..As climate change worsens – the internal strains in the environmentalist movement are starting to show..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> It’s Not Easy Being Green.
“..Public opinion on the topic of climate change is notoriously fickle – - changing – quite literally sometimes – with the weather..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Tom Zeller Jr.: Scientists Agree (Again): Climate Change Is Happening.
“..Having doubts over climate change and the role of humans? You’re unlikely to find many scientists who share your uncertainty. That is the finding of a University of Queensland-led study that surveyed the abstracts of almost 12,000 scientific papers from … Continue reading
“..What Will It Take for Us to Recognize That the Way We Live Could Be Destroying Life as We Know It?..”
“..Say goodnight – earthlings..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> What Will It Take for Us to Recognize That the Way We Live Could Be Destroying Life as We Know It? | Alternet.
“..International airline Air Pacific – soon to be rebranded as Fiji Air – has been exposed as one of the world’s major carriers of shark fins into Hong Kong. In an extensive investigation the South China Morning Post has reported … Continue reading
“..A small group of embattled true believers – confident that they alone know the truth of the matter – see conspiracies all around. It doesn’t matter that the overwhelming majority of credible experts say that warming is a problem – … Continue reading
“.. Zippy and energy-efficient two-wheelers leave the cars and nose-to-tail congestion in their wake. Yep – that was one of us – threading through the traffic waiting at the lights. That’s another at the front of the queue – ready … Continue reading
(ed:..zuckerbergs’ lurch to the right..to an enviro-villain..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Is Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Turning Out to Be a Another Billionaire Conservative? | Alternet.
“..Newtok Alaska is losing ground to the sea at a dangerous rate – - and for its residents – exile is inevitable..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Alaska on the edge: Newtok’s residents race to stop village falling into sea | … Continue reading
“..The Green Party wants to bolster Kiwibank’s capital so it can “really take on the Aussie banks”. In a pre-Budget media briefing yesterday Greens co-leader Russel Norman said the Government had failed to rebalance the economy – and that the … Continue reading
“..If SkyCity has not hit the jackpot – as Labour’s David Shearer claims it has – the casino company has come pretty close with its deal hammered out with the Government to design – build – and operate an international-standard … Continue reading
“..A monitor in Hawaii registered 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere – - higher than ever above the “safe” 350 ppm level..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> We’ve Hit the Carbon Level We Were Warned About. Here’s … Continue reading
“..When I began writing this article a friend of mine had recently entered hospice. While I was finishing the article my friend died. She was not in the same town as I – but during the past month we had … Continue reading
“..As more people see that the government represents Wall Street and concentrated wealth – instead of them; – that the government continues to give the banksters who crashed the economy a break – while cutting access to basic necessities – … Continue reading
“..There will be a dramatic global decline in the number of animal and plant species this century – - if the world continues to procrastinate over measures to cut carbon dioxide emissions to limit climate change..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> … Continue reading
“..It is increasingly likely that hundreds of millions of people will be displaced from their homelands in the near future – - as a result of global warming..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Climate change ‘will make hundreds of millions homeless’ … Continue reading
“..What would it mean if we were to walk in his footsteps?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Thoreau’s Radicalism and the Fight Against the Fossil-Fuel Industry | The Nation.
“.. According to Professor Dale Harrow – the head of the automotive design school at the Royal College of Art in London – all the indications are that young people will not be interested in buying cars in the future. … Continue reading
“..Mark Zuckerberg’s Group Loses High-Profile Backers Elon Musk – David Sacks..” (ed:..zuckerberg goes to the dark side..)
“..Billionaire eco-entrepreneur Elon Musk announced on Friday that he was quitting Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration advocacy group – upset over its controversial political strategy. Fwd.us told The Huffington Post that a second funder also had decided to withdraw. Several … Continue reading
“..Anyone that bikes dreams of riding a Tron Light Cycle. Revolights – a set of wheel-mounted LEDs – now makes that dream a little closer to reality – - and a new built-in version is helping that system become even … Continue reading
“..Electric vehicle prices are coming down – - but the cost of chargers has always hovered in the $1,000-$2,000 range. That’s changing with the introduction of a residential charger for a scant $450..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> At Long Last, … Continue reading
“..Exodus of energy experts from ‘greenest’ government as funding for renewables is held up on grounds of cost..”
“..Blow to fight against climate change – - as CO2 in the atmosphere hits record high..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Exodus of energy experts from ‘greenest’ government as funding for renewables is held up on grounds of cost – UK … Continue reading
“..The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has breached the symbolically important level of 400 parts per million (ppm) – – for the first time in 5 million years – - after rising at its fastest rate since records … Continue reading
“..Prince Charles has attacked corporate lobbyists and climate change sceptics for turning the Earth into a “dying patient” – - making his most outspoken criticism yet of the world’s failure to tackle global warming – - just when the heir … Continue reading
“..It’s a choice between increasing environmental pollution – to the extent that people become ill and die – - or harnessing nature to provide all the clean energy we could ever require. The choice is also between having domestic energy … Continue reading
“..Urgent Architecture – by Bridgette Meinhold – looks at sustainable solutions ranging from basic shelters to ecohomes. Some are prototypes – others are being tested – and some are common in disaster areas..” (cont.) go to source/story>>> Humanitarian intent: Urgent … Continue reading
“..As predicted by chemistry – change in the Arctic Ocean is accelerating as temperatures warm faster than the global average – - as the sea ice melts – as northern rivers run stronger and faster – delivering more fresh water … Continue reading