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227 environmental activists were murdered last year, a new report found. That's more than 4 people per week.

Fikile Ntshangase was involved in legal action against a mining company when she was killed. Rob Symons/All Rise A record 227 environmental activists were murdered in 2020, a Global Witness report found. But that number is likely an undercount, and the group said the toll may rise in coming years. Many killings are linked to logging, mining, and agriculture, with Indigenous people heavily targeted. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fikile Ntshangase was the nearby coal mine&...
Tags: Murder, Science, News, Climate Change, Mexico, Trends, Colombia, South Africa, Philippines, United Nations, Heineken, Global Witness, Bill Mckibben, Adams, McKibben, Tecate Mexico


“Renewable Energy Is Suddenly Startlingly Cheap”

Writing in the New Yorker and citing a report by Carbon Tracker Initiative, Bill McKibben provides some hope that we can address the climate crisis. Titled “The Sky’s the Limit,” it begins by declaring that “solar and wind potential is far higher than that of fossil fuels and can meet global energy demand many times over.” Taken by itself, that’s not a very bold claim: scientists have long noted that the sun directs more energy to the Earth in an hour than humans use in a year. But, until very...
Tags: US, Earth, Arctic, Bill Mckibben, Jason Kottke, McKibben, Carbon Tracker Initiative


A critical test of NASA's moon rocket ended abruptly on Saturday, possibly dashing hopes of launching in 2021

An SLS engine burns propellant (left), then abruptly shuts down (right) during a hot fire test on January 16, 2021. NASA TV NASA hit a snag during a critical test of the core stage of its moon rocket, the Space Launch System, on Saturday. The test automatically ended due to an issue with an engine's hydraulic system, NASA said Tuesday. The rocket was scheduled to launch in November 2021 and kick off the agency's Artemis moon-landing program, but the new issue could delay that launch — and ...
Tags: Florida, Trends, Nasa, Boeing, Artemis, Cape, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Cape Canaveral Florida, Kennedy Space Center, McKibben, Marshall Space Flight Center, Stennis Space Center, Bay St Louis Mississippi, Wayne Hale, NASA Space Shuttle, Dave Mosher


A New Year’s Climate Diet

How many tons of emissions can we trim in the new year?
Tags: News, United States, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Bill, Carbon Dioxide, Carter, International Energy Agency, Jimmy, McKibben, Diet And Nutrition


We’re altering the climate so severely that we’ll soon face apocalyptic consequences. Here are 11 last-ditch ways we could hack the planet to reverse that trend.

Geoengineering is a term that refers to technology that can alter Earth's natural cycles to cool down the planet. It's being increasingly discussed as a potential way to address climate change. Putting mirrors in space, capturing carbon dioxide, and seeding clouds with particles are all ways of manipulating weather or the atmosphere. But some scientists and politicians think geoengineering could damage the planet or lead to war.  Here are 11 strategies researchers have put forth to hack the pl...
Tags: New York, US, Trends, Css, Earth, Canada, Bill Gates, Switzerland, Silicon Valley, Norway, Saskatchewan, Bill Mckibben, Barents Sea, Huntsville Alabama, McKibben, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions


We’re altering the climate so severely that we’ll soon face apocalyptic consequences. Here are 9 last-ditch ways we could hack the planet to reverse that trend.

Geoengineering is a term that refers to technology that can alter Earth's natural cycles to cool down the planet. It's being increasingly discussed as a potential way to address climate change. Putting mirrors in space, capturing carbon dioxide, and seeding clouds with particles are all ways of manipulating weather or the atmosphere. But some scientists and politicians think geoengineering could damage the planet or lead to war.  Here are 11 strategies researchers have put forth to hack the pl...
Tags: New York, US, Trends, Css, Earth, Canada, Bill Gates, Switzerland, Silicon Valley, Norway, Saskatchewan, Bill Mckibben, Barents Sea, Huntsville Alabama, McKibben, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions


Nonfiction: Striking a Balance Between Fear and Hope on Climate Change

Bill McKibben’s new book, “Falter,” takes a mostly grim view of our willingness to avert environmental disaster. But he leaves open the possibility that we may yet avoid the worst.
Tags: News, Environment, Global Warming, Bill, Bill Mckibben, McKibben, Books and Literature


10 New Books to Watch for in April

A history of the moon landing 50 years later, a new novel from Sally Rooney and more.
Tags: News, Rooney, Bill, Jericho, Mark, Brown, Emily, Caro, Bowden, McKibben, Books and Literature, Bazelon, Robert A, Writing and Writers, Poetry and Poets, Sally Rooney


MCKIBBEN: How An Iconic Photo Changed Our Relationship To The Planet

The image forced us to come to terms with Earth's fragility — and the importance of protecting the environment.
Tags: News, Earth, McKibben


Past generations created a climate crisis for Millennials and Generation Z. Today marks 30 years of inaction.

On June 23, 1988, NASA climate scientist James Hansen told the US Senate it was time to acknowledge that climate change was happening and take action to limit its effects. Thirty years later, the world has continued to burn fossil fuels faster and faster, cranking planet-warming carbon dioxide levels higher than they've been for millions of years. Without taking action soon, it'll cost future generations trillions to try to deal with the problem. Exactly 30 years ago, James Hansen, the direc...
Tags: Senate, White House, China, US, Trends, ExxonMobil, Eu, Nasa, Earth, House, Paris, Bill Clinton, US Senate, Keystone Pipeline, Epa, District Of Columbia


Gardena man identified as victim in double-fatal South LA car wash shooting

A 21-year-old Gardena man has been identified as one of the two men shot to death Saturday, May 19, 2018, near this self-serve car wash at Manchester Avenue and Cimarron Street in South Los Angeles. (Image from Google Street View) LOS ANGELES — One of two men shot to death near a South Los Angeles car wash was publicly identified today. Shauntrell Matthews Jr., 21, was a Gardena resident, coroner’s Investigator Jerry McKibben said. A gunman reportedly drove up to the two men about 10:30 p.m. S...
Tags: News, Shootings, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Local News, Lapd, Sun Valley, Matthews, South Los Angeles, Lopez, Gardena, McKibben, Mike Lopez, Lake View Terrace, El Sereno


Millions pledged to save the Great Barrier Reef, but scientists say it won't solve the problem

Following bad news after bad news for the Great Barrier Reef, the Australian government has pledged a large sum of money for its preservation. More than A$500 million (US$379 million) has been been promised in a funding package to protect and restore the reef.  SEE ALSO: The Great Barrier Reef may never recover from the devastating 2016 heat wave The money will be used for improving water quality, mitigating coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish, and general reef restoration. "We'll be impr...
Tags: Science, Australia, Queensland, Great Barrier Reef, Abc News, Trump, Bill Mckibben, Josh Frydenberg, Hughes, Adani, Macron, McKibben, Marine Conservation Society, Australian Academy of Science, Peter Garrett, Terry Hughes


Bill McKibben on how to protect the earth from a Trumpocalypse

If you’re feeling overwhelmed in the face of President Donald Trump’s overtures to ignore climate science, resuscitate oil pipelines, and in general undo all of the environmental progress we have made so far, you’re not alone. But you can take action, and renowned climate activist and author Bill McKibben is here to tell you how. Bill McKibben knows a thing or two about activism. His landmark book The End of Nature came out in 1989 under Republican president Ronald Reagan. Since then he has pe...
Tags: Design, Obama, White House, ExxonMobil, Ronald Reagan, Dc, Keystone, Flickr, Donald Trump, Solidarity, Sierra Club, Trumpism, Trump, Bill Mckibben, Wikimedia Commons, McKibben


Nordic Nation: The Good People Episode with Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben — author, educator, environmentalist as stated  on his personal website . He is one of us, too: an individual dedicated to the sport and culture of human-powered skiing. Back when he was 37, McKibben penned a great book titled “ Long Distance: Testing the Limits of Body and Spirit in a Year of Living Strenuously “.  If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to train like an Olympian in the body of a burgeoning masters skier, it’s a great read. It’s also the real deal type...
Tags: Podcast, General, Podcasts, Interviews, Sport, Skiing, Vermont, Multimedia, Bill Mckibben, 350.org, Middlebury College, McKibben, Simi Hamilton, FasterSkier Podcast, Nordic Nation, Nordic Nation Podcast


How To Keep Fighting Trump's War On Climate Science

America Uprising Climate Change Moments after Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord — President Obama's landmark legislation aimed at reducing global pollution — Bill Peduto, Pittsburgh's mayor, shot back a defiant Tweet."I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy and future," the two-term mayor promised, responding to the President's nonsensical quip that he "was elected by th...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Obama, Congress, White House, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Earth, Hillary Clinton, United States, Paris, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Boulder, Donald Trump, Pittsburgh


Kennedy romps to four-shot win at Beaverstown

Max Kennedy (Royal Dublin) en route to victory at Beaverstown. Photo: Ronan Quinlan/www.cashmanphotography.ie Max Kennedy added a 75 to his course record 67 to win the Multi Cargo Ltd sponsored Leinster Boys U16 Amateur Open Championship by four shots at Beaverstown. The Royal Dublin starlet started the day six shots ahead and turned in level par before bogeying three holes on the...
Tags: Sport, Williams, Golf, Clarke, Leinster, Kennedy, Mcgrath, Balmoral, Heath, McCormack, Holywood, Athlone, McKibbin, Tom McKibbin, McKibben, Kinsale


There's a 95% chance the world will warm beyond a crucial tipping point — here's what that means

There's only a 5% chance that the world won't warm more than 2 degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a new study. Two degrees is what's usually considered the threshold at which warming becomes catastrophic. That gases we've already emitted guarantee close to 1.5 degrees of warming. By 2100, the world will be different. A newly published study estimates that there's a 95% chance global temperatures will rise more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels. Tha...
Tags: US, Trends, Earth, Paris, Donald Trump, Bill Mckibben, James Hansen, McKibben, Thorsten Mauritsen


Baby Boomers could irreversibly ruin the planet for Millennials — and the clock is ticking

Twenty-nine years ago, James Hansen, the director of NASA's Institute for Space Studies, told the US Senate that the question of the day — whether climate change was happening — was no longer in doubt. "It is time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong that the greenhouse effect is here," Hansen told reporters at the time. Hansen's testimony before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on June 23, 1988 — coincidentally the hottest June 23 in the Distr...
Tags: Senate, White House, China, US, Trends, ExxonMobil, Eu, Earth, House, Paris, Bill Clinton, US Senate, Keystone Pipeline, Epa, District Of Columbia, UC Berkeley


Investigation Shows Yale Isn’t The Climate-Conscious Investor It Claims To Be

Yale University touts itself as a socially and environmentally responsible investor and has been celebrated for taking steps to distance its financial portfolio from certain fossil fuels. But it remains heavily invested in oil and gas — to the tune of several hundred million dollars ― according to an investigation by its own employees and students. UNITE HERE Local 33, a union of graduate employees, and Fossil Free Yale, a student group pushing for the Ivy League school to divest completely from...
Tags: News, Obama, United States, Yale, Connecticut, SEC, Keystone Pipeline, Ivy League, University Of California, Denver, Huffington Post, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, Yale University, Bill Mckibben, Chris D Angelo


Justin Trudeau A 'Stunning Hypocrite' On Climate Change, Says Top Environmentalist

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Tags: Texas, News, US, Barack Obama, Canada, Keystone, Donald Trump, Alberta, Huffington Post, Justin Trudeau, Trump, Bill Mckibben, Trudeau, Catherine McKenna, Alexander C Kaufman, McKibben


Bill McKibben on how to protect the earth from a Trumpocalypse

If you're feeling overwhelmed in the face of President Donald Trump's overtures to ignore climate science, resuscitate oil pipelines, and in general undo all of the environmental progress we have made so far, you're not alone. But you can take action, and renowned climate activist and author Bill McKibben is here to tell you how. Bill McKibben knows a thing or two about activism. His landmark book The End of Nature came out in 1989 under Republican president Ronald Reagan. Since then he has p...
Tags: Design, Activism, Interview, Obama, Climate Change, White House, Environment, ExxonMobil, Global Warming, Features, Ronald Reagan, Activist, Keystone XL pipeline, Dc, Keystone, Activists


Can Hillary Clinton win over climate voters?

Many climate hawk voters flocked to Bernie Sanders during the Democratic presidential primaries, drawn to the Vermont senator's call for a WWII-scale mobilization to save human civilization from catastrophic climate change. But where will Sanders supporters go now that Hillary Clinton is officially the Democratic nominee in the race for the White House against Donald Trump, who says that global warming is a hoax invented by the Chinese? Some climate hawks are swooping to Green Party candidate...
Tags: Energy, Politics, Design, Obama, Republicans, Climate Change, White House, Environment, America, Renewable Energy, Global Warming, Features, Policy, Architecture, Democrats, Hillary Clinton


Environment roundup

Finally, some progress? White House releases “Housing Development Toolkit” urging local policymakers to expand by-right development, accessory dwelling units, pro-density rezoning [Jonathan Coppage, Washington Post; Vanessa Brown Calder, Cato] And see related: “Parking Requirements Increase Traffic And Rents. Let’s Abolish Them.” [Brent Gaisford, Market Urbanism] “America’s Ugly Strip Malls Were Caused By Government Regulation” [Scott Beyer] And yet more, stranded in Seattle: “Micro-Housing,...
Tags: Law, California, Washington Post, White House, Uncategorized, America, Barack Obama, New York Times, Seattle, Fdr, Land Use And Zoning, Bill Mckibben, New Republic, Federalist Society, Timothy Egan, McKibben


Climate Change This Week: Faith Leaders Spread Solar, Wheat Crops Threatened, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this giant Ecuadorian rainforest grasshopper, is another reason to preserve carbon storing forests. Source www.biodiversityphotography.org Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon Fascinating Biodiversity Under Threat from oil pumping in Yasuni National Park, after the world refused to pay Ecuador to help maintain it. OO Ecuador Begins Pumping Oil From Famed Biodiversity Hotspot ...
Tags: Asia, Florida, News, Obama, Congress, Indonesia, Australia, California, Washington Post, Washington, La, China, Boston, India, US, America


S.E.C. Is Latest to Look Into Exxon Mobil’s Workings

At issue is how the company values its oil reserves in light of potential climate change regulations, and environmentalists applauded the scrutiny.
Tags: Finance, Exxon Mobil, Global Warming, Bill, Securities And Exchange Commission, Eric T, Exxon Mobil Corp, Schneiderman, McKibben, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline


What does Hillary Clinton need to do to win over climate hawk voters?

Many climate hawk voters flocked to Bernie Sanders during the Democratic presidential primaries, drawn to the Vermont senator's call for a WWII-scale mobilization to save human civilization from catastrophic climate change. But where will Sanders supporters go now that Hillary Clinton is officially the Democratic nominee in the race for the White House against Donald Trump, who says that global warming is a hoax invented by the Chinese? Some climate hawks are swooping to Green Party candidate...
Tags: Energy, Politics, Design, Obama, Republicans, Climate Change, White House, Environment, America, Renewable Energy, Global Warming, Features, Policy, Architecture, Democrats, Hillary Clinton


This Oil Giant Proves Exxon Could Do A Lot More About Climate Change

It has been a vexing week for many environmentalists. At ExxonMobil’s shareholder meeting on Wednesday, investors rejected all but one proposal to make the company more transparent about the risks climate change and climate policy could pose to its business. They also defeated a proposal to recognize the need to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.  Shareholders who supported the proposals weren’t happy about the outcome. "Our company has chosen to disregard...
Tags: News, France, ExxonMobil, Paris, Arctic, Chevron, Huffington Post, Sierra Club, Bill Mckibben, Aramco, Casey Williams, SunPower, McKibben, North Sea Total, John Coequyt


Climate Change Activists Either Prod Exxon Mobil or Dump It

Whether to negotiate new policies reflecting climate change or adopt a scorched-earth strategy has divided groups seeking change within the energy company.
Tags: Finance, Global Warming, Bill, 350.org, Exxon Mobil Corp, McKibben, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Shareholder Rights and Activism


5 Ways Bernie Sanders May Impact The Democratic Party Platform

Every four years, as Democrats and Republicans plan for their national conventions, party leaders come together to decide on how to best dust off and shine up their respective parties' platform -- that catch-all proclamation that signals their political priorities and policy goals. Typically, the publication of these platforms results in a couple days of news stories, in which noteworthy alterations are documented and the other side levies partisan objections. But this year, there's an interest...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Obama, California, Israel, Jerusalem, Barack Obama, Dnc, West, Democrats, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Citizens United, Medicare, Silicon Valley


2000 Rally In Downtown L.A. Against Fossil Fuels

2000 protestors rally in front of Los Angeles City Hall, May 14, 2016 Two thousand people attended a protest march in downtown Los Angeles last Saturday to 'break free' from fossil fuels. Advocate group 350.org organized a multi-cultural rally where organizers from across the state came to speak about communities suffering from petroleum and methane leaks across the country. Afterwards the marchers walked en masse from City Hall, placed hundreds of flowers before the county of Los Angeles Ha...
Tags: News, California, La, America, Los Angeles, Nasa, United States, Vermont, Huffington Post, Joe, Southern California, City Hall, Porter Ranch, Philip David Morton, Wilmington, Philip Morton