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The Growing Movement to Divest from Fossil Fuels

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December 4, 2012

A movement is building to push for change in the global energy conversation through divestment from fossil fuel companies.  This may seem to be a bold and radical mission, but author-activist Bill McKibben, whose 350.org is at the heart of the message, believes this is a campaign whose time has…  

Categories: climate change, divest fossil fuels, energy, environmental investing, fossil fuel-free investing, fossil fuels, fossil-free investing, global warming, green investing, socially responsible investing, sustainable investing

Shale gas and water use

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November 21, 2012

Modern shale gas extraction, known as hydraulic fracturing, has expanded access to carbon fuel reserves in the U.S. that would have been considered unattainable just five years ago.  The implications are significant for both the economy and the environment. Natural gas currently accounts for almost a quarter of U.S. energy…  

Categories: energy, greenhouse gas emissions, natural gas, water

Superstorm Sandy’s Silver Lining

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November 14, 2012

At 5 AM on Thursday November 1st…, just days after Superstorm Sandy battered the east coast I boarded a plane from Portland, OR to Newark, NJ.  Originally, I was simply going east to visit my 93 year old grandmother; yet as I spoke to my family that morning  

Categories: climate change, events, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, natural disaster, risk, weather

The Future of Water: Supply Cannot Keep Up with Demand

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November 2, 2012

A new report on challenges facing the world’s water supply offers a dire prediction that by 2030 we can expect a massive gap between the sustainable supply of water and the projected demand. The compelling report, “Charting Our Water Future…,” was written by the 2030 Water Resources Group,  

Categories: ecological limits, energy, risk, water

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