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In the beginning…there were the high-stakes / high-visibility crises events that are now part of corporate legend -- the ExxonValdez tanker oil spill in Alaskan waters (in resource-rich Prince William Sound) just as the fishing season got underway -- the deliberate poisoning of over-the-counter Tylenol pain relief pills, resulting in the tragic deaths of retail customers trusting in the product (the most recommended by physicians, it was said at the time).
News & Updates
April 18, 2014 Pope urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign
Responding To Climate Change - It cautions that, despite this, fossil fuel companies are still exploring for new reserves to burn. The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî has warned that the world has a finite...
Many environmental activists, fueled by generous support from super-wealthy Democratic donors, are vowing to make climate change a top priority in the 2014 elections and beyond. There are several reasons they won’t be...
April 18, 2014 UN Panel: Renewables, Not Nukes
Counter Punch - The authoritative îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî has left zero doubt that we humans are wrecking our climate. It also effectively says the problem can be solved, and that renewable energy...
Research & Insights
April 17, 2014 Poll: 88 percent of Californians say there is 'a serious water shortage' in the stateSource: Mercury News
Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a “serious water shortage,” according to a new poll that confirms widespread concern over the lack of rain, diminished Sierra snowpack and low reservoir levels...
April 15, 2014 Global warming - just a giant natural fluctuationSource: Lab Product News
Montreal, QC - An analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth’s climate, according to a new study by McGill...
April 9, 2014 New book on fracking illuminates pros, consSource: Telegram.com
The once-obscure oil and gas drilling process known as fracking has generated hundreds of billions of dollars and considerable dissent, as communities and experts argue over how to balance the vast amounts of money at stake with...
Commentary & Opinion
What do Chinese coal plants and the American legislative branch have in common? They are both major adversaries in the fight against climate change, according to former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón. “The most serious...
April 17, 2014 A Risk Analyst Explains Why Climate Change Risk Misperception Doesn’t Necessarily MatterSource: NY Times
David Ropeik, the risk communication consultant and author of “How Risky is it, Really? Why Our Fears Don’t Always Match the Facts,” had some concerns about the way I characterized our “inconvenient minds” in my TEDx talk in...
April 16, 2014 Lynn Youngblood: A reflection for Mother EarthSource: The Examiner
Do you know what big event is right around the corner? I will give you a hint – it is on April 22nd. That makes it Earth Day! This year brings the 44st Earth Day celebration since this special day was first named in 1970 by U.S....
Video Interview - October 2007 - Cablevision System - New York
Governance & Accountability Chairman, Hank Boerner interviewed by host Dr. Harvey Passes - Comments on emergency preparedness, protecting your home and family, business and other topics and concerns.
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The "Wei Ji" -- The Chinese pictograph (word) for crisis and opportunity. It's often up to you which term should apply!
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