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April 27, 2015 Earth Day Goes ViralSource: On Earth
Prince Ea is a musician on a mission. The St. Louis–based rapper uses spoken word to promote social change, and his latest video, Dear Future Generations: Sorry, written for Earth Day’s 45th anniversary, has struck a chord.
Coal-related jobs are going up in flames, but new ones will emerge from the ashes. That’s the conclusion of a new economic study that examines the Obama administration’s energy policy and its potential impact on the broader...
April 24, 2015 One Man Against the 1%Source: NY Times
For the past 50 years, liberals have gotten almost exactly the policies they’ve wanted. So why are they still complaining?
Following a quartet of weaker-than-expected economic data reports released this morning, Bloomberg's U.S. economic surprise index has fallen to levels seen only during the Great Recession.
Source: The Guardian
A group of energy and finance analysts has given companies targeted by the divestment movement – Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP and others – a blueprint for extricating themselves from fossil fuels.
April 24, 2015 Ocean output rivals big nations’ GDP, but resources erodingSource: Reuters
Economic output by the world’s oceans is worth $2.5 trillion a year, rivaling nations such as Britain or Brazil, but marine wealth is sinking fast because of over-fishing, pollution and climate change, a study said on Thursday.
April 24, 2015 U.S. Shale Fracklog Triples as Drillers Keep Oil From MarketSource: Bloomberg
Drillers in oil and gas fields from Texas to Pennsylvania have yet to turn on the spigots at 4,731 wells they’ve drilled, keeping 322,000 barrels a day underground, a Bloomberg Intelligence analysis shows. That’s almost as much...
April 22, 2015 Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism, Even in Kids at Higher RiskSource: Time
In the latest study on the vaccines, researchers find even more evidence that childhood immunizations aren’t linked to autism. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a group led by Dr. Anjali...
April 21, 2015 Poll Shows We Need to Come Out on Climate ChangeSource: Huff Post
A new poll released this week by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication reveals that Americans rarely--very rarely--hear people they know talk about climate change and surprisingly few hear about it on a weekly basis in...
Source: The Guardian
A record amount of electrical and electronic waste was discarded around the world in 2014, with the biggest per-capita tallies in countries that pride themselves on environmental consciousness, a report said.
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