- A Veteran ICE Agent Speaks Out: ‘We Seem to Be Targeting the Most Vulnerable People’
- The AccompliceRelated Entries July 25, 2017 The Trillion-Dollar ‘National Security’ Budget July 24, 2017 Robert Mueller’s Probe Is Key to Exposing Trump’s Abuse of Power ... read more
- The Trillion-Dollar ‘National Security’ Budget
- One-Third of British Columbia’s Oil and Gas Wells Are Leaking Significant Levels of MethaneA new report about to be released shows methane leaks from active and abandoned wells in British Columbia are more than twice as high as government estimates making them more polluting than commercial transportation, writes ... read more
- Dozens of Laotian Elephants ‘Illegally Sold to Chinese Zoos,’ Says Wildlife InvestigatorLaos accused of breaking CITES treaty to protect endangered species, China of encouraging live animal trade ... read more
- In-depth: How a smart flexible grid could save the UK £40bn
- Over 250 CEOs Pledge More Inclusion in the WorkplaceOver 250 CEOs have signed their names to the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge, which aims to make the workplace across more sectors far more welcoming to all employees, regardless of their backgrounds. ... read more
- 7 Billion Tons of Trashed PlasticFor each person living on Earth, there is almost one ton of plastic trash on the planet and that number is accelerating. ... read more
- Widespread Sexual Harassment Allegations — Time for the Tech Industry to Shape UpThe tech industry lives and dies by innovation and disruption, and it’s about time we applied the same philosophy to the culture as we do to the product. Addressing sexual harassment is the obvious part — ... read more
- San Diego Struggles with Styrofoam: Recycle or Ban?Despite a study concluding that the city could lose $90,000 a year from foam container recycling, San Diego's city council has given the green light to including Styrofoam in its municipal recycling program instead of ... read more
- New! Employee Engagement for Sustainability TrainingI've been caught on the hop by my new Green Jujitsu: Employee Engagement for Sustainability online course getting approved by Udemy in super short time. I was working up the launch campaign when it ... read more
- The Mexican Drug War Continues to Get Bloodier and Bloodier
- Are Renewables Set to Displace Natural Gas?Bloomberg’s renewable energy affiliate forecasts that wind and solar power will make major inroads into the market share of natural gas within a decade. This might be a useful scenario to consider, but it is ... read more
- Screwdriver Attack at Israeli Embassy in Jordan Over Aqsa Mosque Tensions
- The Road to Victory for Cap and Trade in CaliforniaIn January, Gov. Jerry Brown declared he would seek a two-thirds vote to extend California’s cap-and-trade system to 2030. The extension to 2030 would keep in place the market-based mechanism that enables the state to ... read more
- Energy Efficiency’s Existential Crisis Is Also an OpportunityJust about every plan to achieve a clean energy low carbon future includes a large helping of energy efficiency. But while it’s true that efficiency is generally much cheaper than generation, energy efficiency as ... read more
- Mega-farms’ devastating effects go far beyond the chicken shed | LettersBen McCarthy of Plantlife, Ruth Borthwick of the creative writing charity Arvon, Minette Batters of the NFU, Graeme Willis of the CPRE, Tracy Worcester of Farms not Factories and Gwyn Jones of RUMA respond to ... read more
- Solar energy and moonshine politics | Brief lettersEnergy policy | Civil partnerships | Codeword puzzles | Dramatic accents | Irritating BBC presentersDid I invent the solar panels scheme which paid a generous feed-in tariff to install panels on your roof? I think ... read more
- Government targets barriers to smart energy roll-outThe government has signalled a light touch approach to the overhaul of the electricity market in favour of smart energy systems, emphasising a level playing field but backed up by clearer rules for providers ... read more
- One fifth of LED lighting breaching WEEE regulations, study findsThe lighting industry is growing increasingly concerned that a loophole is allowing online retailers to place their goods onto the market without registering with a WEEE compliance scheme in the UK ... read more
- MPs urge environment secretary to adopt clean air provisionsA letter signed by 65 MPs calls on environment secretary Michael Gove to adopt eight key provisions from a Clean Air Bill written by Geraint Davies MP. ... read more
- Google enters race for nuclear fusion technologyThe tech giant and a leading US fusion company develop a new computer algorithm that significantly speeds up progress towards clean, limitless energyGoogle and a leading nuclear fusion company have developed a new computer algorithm ... read more
- Vote in the Observer Ethical Awards 2017
- Utility coalition invests in EV charging firm GreenlotsIt’s another indicator of how critical electric vehicles could become to grid demand management. ... read more
- Some Final Words From Outgoing GTM Editor Eric WesoffAfter 10 years of service, 3,000 articles written, and 10,000 articles edited, I'm taking leave of GTM. Helping GTM grow and succeed from its early days is one of my favorite things I've ever ... read more
- Trump proposes scrapping Obama-era fracking rule on water pollutionBureau of Land Management says it is moving to discard 2015 regulation as it duplicates state rules and ‘imposes unjustified costs’ on oil and gas industryThe Trump administration has proposed scrapping an Obama-era rule that ... read more
- Recycling markets brace as China announces waste import banThe plastics reprocessing market could be hit hardest by China’s ban while the paper recycling industry is viewing the move as a wake-up call ... read more
- Tesla Is Building the World’s Biggest Battery Plant. Experts Say It ‘Has No Business Case’
- Companies Can Tap Methane As An Asset and Satisfy Current EPA RegsInvestors are now targeting oil and gas companies and pressuring them to be more transparent when it comes to disclosing their methane emissions, which are about 80 times more potent than CO2 releases tied to ... read more
- Insider Insight: Daniel McMurrayDaniel McMurray tells us about his new role as chief catalyst at The Crowd and offers some careers advice ... read more
- Nearly 126,000 People Employed In UK Renewable Energy Industry
- La sequía deja el río Tíber sin agua y los grifos con recortesSource: EFE Verde - Hoy se decide en Roma si se aplica un programa de restricción del suministro en la capital italiana tras la decisión de las autoridades regionales de detener la captación en el ... read more
- Global Funding For Battery Storage, Smart Grid, & Energy Efficiency Tops $1 Billion In H1 2017The total global funding raised during the first half of the year for the battery storage, smart grid, and energy efficiency sectors topped $1 billion, a 25% increase over the same time a year ago, ... read more
- Variable Wind Energy Problems Due To Poor Planning By European NationsResearchers say Europeans should make their plans for renewable energy on a regional basis instead of a national basis in order to improve reliability. Variable Wind Energy Problems Due To Poor Planning By European ... read more
- Romans threatened with water rationing as Italy’s heatwave drags onSource: The Guardian - Half of capital’s 3 million residents could have water switched off for eight hours a day after Italy’s driest spring for 60 years ... read more
- Sécheresse : Rome va fermer le robinet d’eau huit heures par jourSource: Libération - En raison de la sécheresse qui s'abat sur l'Italie, les autorités de la capitale ont décidé de priver les habitants d'eau courante pendant un tiers de la journée. Une mesure qui prendra ... read more
- Ouganda : contre le réchauffement climatique, freiner la déforestationSource: AFP - Et si le versement de modestes sommes d'argent incitait de petits propriétaires à ne pas couper les arbres de leurs domaines. Illustration en Ouganda. ... read more
- Alerta en Roma: la peor sequía en 60 años podría dejar a millones de personas sin aguaSource: Formosa Expres Diario - La empresa que gestiona el agua en Roma, ACEA, se reunirá hoy para estudiar un programa de restricción del suministro en la capital italiana tras la decisión de las autoridades ... read more
- In two years solar energy for residential sector would be cheaper than electricity grid: Solar playersSource: The Economic Times - In the next two years, solar power will be cheaper than the electricity grid in the residential sector, says solar energy provider SunSource Energy which on Monday successfully implemented the ... read more
- New DC program puts solar panels on homes of low-income familiesSource: WTOP - A new program touted by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser aims to install solar panels on nearly 300 homes of low-income D.C. families. ... read more
- Protein From Solar Energy & Carbon Dioxide Could Slow The Pace Of Climate ChangeSource: Clean Technica - Humans need protein to survive, but growing the food that supplies the much needed protein adds carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere, speeding up the pace of climate change. Agriculture ... read more
- How Mongolia’s nomads are adapting to climate changeSource: Deutsche Welle - Harsh winters and dry summers are threatening the livelihoods of Mongolia's nomadic herders. ... read more
- We may have even less time to stop global warming than we thoughtSource: Washington Post - At least since 2013, one of the biggest concerns in the climate change debate has been the so-called carbon budget — a fixed limit to the volume of carbon dioxide emissions ... read more
- Alien species invasions and global warming a ‘deadly duo’, warn scientistsSource: The Guardian - Foreign animals and plants can cause huge damage, with the march of Argentine ants in the UK a new example of how climate change is boosting the threat ... read more
- CDP Helps Cities, States, and Companies Report and Manage Climate Change DataCDP (formally the Carbon Disclosure Project) is the world's largest environmental disclosure platform for cities, states, regions, and companies that want to track and manage their carbon and climate change data. I sat down with ... read more
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