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]
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Is Your Town Prepping For Climate Change?
Jeff Turrentine has some insights for us in today’s onEarth blog about the fate of cities during climate change. He takes a quick look at five cities around the world that are … [Read full article]
The UN Climate Summit, Streaming Live All Day (VIDEO)
Years ago, countries of the world committed to lock in a new international climate agreement at the 2015 U.N. Climate Change conference in Paris, informally called COP 21. It’s coming … [Read full article]
Bike-Sharing Programs Improve Street Life
We know that bike-sharing programs get people to switch from driving to bicycling. We know that good bike-sharing programs increase bicycle commute rates dramatically. We know that bike-sharing programs keep … [Read full article]
Electric Cars & Plug-in Hybrids Seeing Strong Sales Growth & Investment… Much More To Come
The Union of Concerned Scientists’ Clean Vehicles program recently released an updated version of its rather comprehensive “backgrounder” on electric vehicles — “how much the technology is growing in the … [Read full article]
Our Physical Surroundings And Postures Can Make Us Dishonest, Newest Study Confirms
An expansive office space or desk, or even a large car interior, alters our posture, making us feel more powerful…and this tends to make us dishonest…that’s according to new research … [Read full article]
Two Tornadoes Touch Down in New York City
The wacky weather continues no matter where you live, apparently, with New York City residents baffled by the arrival of two tornadoes on Saturday, the first touching down near Breezy … [Read full article]
New York's 1st Underground Park
A group in New York City is looking “to transform an abandoned trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of Manhattan into the world’s first underground park.” It has … [Read full article]
Global Warming & Climate Change News: Record Warmth; How Global Warming Makes Central Europe Cold; Texas Drought Threatening Rice Crop..
Some top global warming and climate change news from the past week (other than what we’ve already covered): 1. Record warmth sweeping through the Eastern U.S. and Midwest. Who knows … [Read full article]
1,200 Acres of Rooftop Farms for New York City
New York City has some of the highest-priced real estate in the world. But building rooftops remain grossly underutilized (barring some notable exceptions). However, the city planning department is proposing … [Read full article]
NYC Mayor Bloomberg: Mayors Must Take Climate Action
NYC’s mayor, billionaire Michael Bloomberg, is not the 99%’s favorite politician. However, he has done more to push science-denying Republicans (members of a party he used to belong to) … [Read full article]
Let's Occupy Together
Movements have broken out all across the US (and even across the world) with their subjects ranging from war to corporate greed. Kicking off the start of protests was (in my opinion) the Tar Sands action in DC, where 1,252 people got arrested. Then it was Occupy Wall Street. Now it’s Occupy EVERYWHERE.
#occupywallstreet Coincides with Obama Push to Make Millionaires Pay Fair Share in Taxes
I don’t think this was planned, certainly not by the #occupywallstreet folks, but a big civilian protest on Wall Street mimicking social-media-fueled protests in Egypt and Iran and the Obama administration are both working to make the richest 1% of the country contribute more to society this weekend.
Of course, the Fat Cats aren’t fond of either effort.