Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Arjun Krishnaswami The cost of energy storage is plummeting as performance is improving, and Congress is moving to help storage technologies continue to … [Read full article]
First Round of 15 Winners of Reinventing Cities Competition Announced, Creating New Beacons of Sustainable Design & Construction
The winning projects of a global competition for innovative carbon-free and resilient urban projects were announced in Oslo and sent to us by C40 CITIES. Have a look.
US Democracy Is Under Threat. Where Is It Going Next?
One of the key lessons I learned while getting my first degree in sociology is a simple one, but it’s also a profound one that is too often glossed over. … [Read full article]
PIpeline Protesters Acquitted As War Against Free Speech Accelerates
6 states are considering laws that would make it a felony to even think about protesting against a proposed pipeline. That’s no coincidence.
Democracy Dropping, USA In Tier 2
Is democracy the best societal avenue for humans to go down? That’s a question many of us in democratic countries don’t typically ask. The assumed answer is: “duh.” But democracy … [Read full article]
Democracy — Swell When People Pay Attention & Try To Think With An Open Mind
At the core of democracy are a few key assumptions: One is that humans will make better decisions if everyone has some power. Another is that citizens will be informed. … [Read full article]
H.L. Mencken, The Democratic Republic Of The United States, & Smartphones — Thoughts
We published an article recently that touched on the possible effects that the internet and smartphones seem to be having on the ability to think, or to function effectively as … [Read full article]
Pope Francis Calls For Amazon To Be Protected From Big Business & “Consumerist Greed”
Pope Francis recently gave a passionate call for the Amazon to be protected from big business and “consumerist greed” — while in Peru, on a tour of Latin America.
New York City Files Multibillion-Dollar Lawsuit Against 5 Major Oil Firms
Five of the world’s largest oil companies are now in the process of being sued by New York City for their “contributions to global warming,” Comptroller Scott Stringer has revealed. … [Read full article]
Norwegian Court Rules Against Lawsuit Calling For End To Arctic Oil Exploration — Arctic Oil Development Is A Go
The lawsuit that was filed by environmental groups in response to Norway’s announcement of plans to continue oil exploration in the Arctic has been dismissed by a court in Oslo. … [Read full article]
Is An Insane President The Result Of A Society Losing Its Mind?
To many, the president we have in the United States today is a crazy anomaly — just the result of decades of false but effective branding, decades of Hillary bashing, … [Read full article]
Cassandra To Courts — USA’s Activist Battle To Save The Climate
With the legislative and executive branches of government firmly committed to pretending climate change doesn’t exist, will the courts act to protect the environment and the citizens of America? Don’t bet on it. Here’s why.
Norwegian Oil Fund Ready To Divest From Oil & Gas
Norway, which is still a monarchy, has two sovereign wealth funds. The Government Pension Fund Global, also known as the Oil Fund, was established in 1990 to invest the profits from … [Read full article]