Social

30/07/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Wildfire - NPS Climate Change Response/Flickrs

July 29, 2021

Half of Canadians say the recent wave of heat, drought, and wildfires sweeping the country has given them a heightened sense of urgency about the climate crisis, according to an Ipsos poll released Wednesday by Global News.

30/07/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
fields on fire - Daria Devyatkina/Flickr

July 29, 2021

In yet another sign that our current systems are poorly equipped for the demands of climate change, California farmers are being left unprotected as insurance companies raise premiums and drop renewals to compensate for the increasing risk of wildfires.

“Nobody knows for sure how many farm owners have lost coverage, but what’s clear is that the trend has sent shock waves through California’s agricultural regions,” writes Grist.

30/07/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Members of Louis Bull Tribe and Iron & Earth collaborate on a solar installation project - Green Energy Futures/DSF

July 29, 2021

Wages for U.S. renewable energy workers stack up poorly against their coal and gas counterparts, casting doubts on President Joe Biden’s vision for a green sector that rebuilds the middle class.

“On its current trajectory, the green economy is shaping up to look less like the industrial workplace that lifted workers into the middle class in the 20th century than something more akin to an Amazon warehouse or a fleet of Uber drivers,” writes the New York Times.

30/07/21
Author: 
Oliver Milman
The Tesoro oil refinery in Washington state. Photograph: Kevin Schafer/Getty Images

July 28, 2021

Whatcom county’s council passed measure that bans new refineries, coal-fired power plants and other related infrastructure

A county in Washington state has become the first such jurisdiction in the US to ban new fossil fuel infrastructure, following a lengthy battle over the impact of oil refineries on the local community.

29/07/21
Author: 
Ailynn Torres Santana
Young demonstrators in Havana.

July 27, 2021

Category: 
29/07/21
Author: 
Hallie Golden
 Red lesions and white fungus on the salmons’ bodies are the result of high water temperatures and stress. Photograph: Conrad Gowell/Courtesy of Columbia Riverkeeper

July 27, 2021

A conservation group recorded the video after a heatwave in the Pacific north-west on a day when water temperatures breached 70F

Salmon in the Columbia River were exposed to unlivable water temperatures that caused them to break out in angry red lesions and white fungus in the wake of the Pacific north-west’s record-shattering heatwave, according to a conservation group that has documented the disturbing sight.

29/07/21
Author: 
Katharine Gammon
Vast areas of the Amazon rainforest are being burned and cleared for grazing cattle — a double blow to global warming, as cattle produce methane and cleared forests release carbon into the atmosphere. Photograph: Florian Kopp/imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock

July 28, 2021

Carbon emissions, ocean acidification, Amazon clearing all hurtling toward new records

A new study tracking the planet’s vital signs has found that many of the key indicators of the global climate crisis are getting worse and either approaching, or exceeding, key tipping points as the earth heats up.

Overall, the study found some 16 out of 31 tracked planetary vital signs, including greenhouse gas concentrations, ocean heat content and ice mass, set worrying new records.

 

29/07/21
Author: 
Yves Engler
Annamie Paul

July 28, 2021

Was Annamie Paul’s plan to unite the far right and the Green Party? Because, incredibly, that seems to be what’s happening. And stranger still is how some self-professed progressives have let identity politics blind them to anti-Palestinian racism.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Social