Pompeo’s Arctic Shipping Lanes

Image: Arctic Sea Ice Continues Decline, Hits 2nd-Lowest Level, 10/4/2011 NASA satellite data reveals how this year’s minimum sea ice extent, reached on Sept. 9 as depicted here, declined to a level far smaller than the 30-year average (in yellow) and opened up Northwest Passage shipping lanes (in red).  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center ~Scientific Visualization Studio by Robert Hunziker,[…]

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Baseline of a Desecrated Place

How Israel’s water and agricultural technologies don’t even work for Israel By Dick Callahan, examining the ecological and environmental impacts of Israel’s occupation of Palestine, first Published on If Americans Knew Blog, April 4, 2019 Click here to read his full, 12 part series on this topic. Executive Summary Israel says it has much to teach humanity about agriculture, desalination,[…]

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Democrats Fail Symbolic Vote on Green New Deal

by Graham Rogers, from Socialist Action, April 3, 2019 The political theater of the U.S. Congress lurched through yet another performance on March 26, as the Senate decisively rejected a bill put forth by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell that copied Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s and Senator Ed Markey’s February non-binding resolution calling for a Green New Deal. Forty-three Democrats, including all[…]

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Enviros Are Ignoring the Elephant In the Room: U.S. Military Is the World’s Largest Polluter

Image: Soldier walks by heap of expended ammunition, from BrightHub.com: What is Solid Waste by Ciela S Cantoria Editor’s note: Yes.  This article is 2 years old, and was published under what is likely a pseudonym on a libertarian blog.  But, the facts are lined up so clearly and the documentation is so reliable that once I saw it, I[…]

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U.S. Military the World’s Largest Polluter

Photo: U.S. Marines with 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG) burn black water aboard Taqaddum, Iraq September 22, 2008. Brig. Gen. Robert R. Ruark, Commanding General, 1st MLG, watched the event because this was the last time burning this specific black water pit before filling it in with sand. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jason W. FudgeRELEASED) by Whitney[…]

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Photo Essay: The Military is Poisoning America’s Groundwater

Aqueous film forming foam, or AFFF, spilled during a 2015 mishap at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base at W.K. Kellogg Airport. The chemical-based foam is filled with PFAS, a class of compounds which are contaminating water supplies across Michigan. (Courtesy | Michigan Air National Guard). By Pat Elder, published on World Beyond War, January 20, 2019 PFAs found[…]

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Uniting for a Green New Deal

Hundreds gathered in San Francisco with the youth-led Sunrise Movement on Dec. 11. Peg Hunter / Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0 by Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, from Popular Resistance, January 13, 2019 A real Green New Deal requires pushing issues Democrats don’t want to discuss, such as nationalization of industries, more democracy, and cuts to the military. “We need a[…]

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Challenges Posed by the Green New Deal

In November, members of the Sunrise Movement, joined by newly elected Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, sat in at Rep. Pelosi’s office to demand a Green New Deal (Photo: Sunrise Movement) By Kamran Nayeri, from Socialist Action, January 16, 2019 The fanfare about the UN Conference of Parties (COP) 24 in Katowice, located in a coal-mining region in Poland, that the diplomats from[…]

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