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UN Climate Change Report Delivers Stark Warnings

Climate change is happening, it’s almost entirely man’s fault and limiting its impacts may require reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero this century, the U.N.’s panel on climate science said Sunday.
The fourth and final volume of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s giant climate assessment offered no surprises, nor was it expected to since it […]

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Gun Control After Wisconsin Shooting: ‘Everyone Looks At The United States As Uncivilized’

WASHINGTON — America appears to be tiring of the gun control debate, even as mass shootings continue to occur. The fervor that erupted after the shooting in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. nearly three weeks ago has given way to what seems like a fleeting interest in Sunday’s shooting at a Sikh temple in […]

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Mitt Romney Started Bain Capital With Money From Families Tied To Death Squads

In 1983, Bill Bain asked Mitt Romney to launch Bain Capital, a private equity offshoot of the successful consulting firm Bain & Company. After some initial reluctance, Romney agreed. The new job came with a stipulation: Romney couldn’t raise money from any current clients, Bain said, because if the private equity venture failed, he didn’t […]

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Georgetown Steel Mill Polluted Town As Romney Firm Profited

GEORGETOWN, S.C. — The rusty stains on Shirley Carters home are a permanent reminder of her fight with the local steel mill, just down U.S. Highway 17 near the boat docks. No matter how many cans of industrial-strength acid she went through, the red tint on her property never seemed to go away.In 1998, Carter […]

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Norman Lear: Born Again as an American

This is an attempt to make a long story short. My love for and devotion to our country goes back to incidents in my childhood, events in my teens, my service in World War II, so much of my work in television and films, and my involvement since 1980, through People For The American Way, […]

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Wednesday in Alachua: Stand with the 99%?

 I’m part of a growing movement fighting for an economy and democracy that work for the 99%. This spring 100,000 people were trained in nonviolent direct action, and more and more people are taking to the streets to demand justice.

There’s an opportunity in Alachua on Wednesday to stand up against a system that’s rigged for […]

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Gainesville.com

The Obama for America campaign organization this week distributed throughout Florida a two-paragraph news release highlighting the support the president had received from fellow Democrat Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe in his campaign against Republican Mitt Romney.
Both Obama and Romney have made appearances this week in the state in an attempt to court Florida’s Hispanic voters.
Here […]

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See which presidential candidate you side with in 2012

Take this quiz and see who you might vote for this coming election! 
 
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Cheers! 2010 is Our Chance to Create a Sustainable Future

As we lift our heads out of the bunkers we’ve hidden in during 2009, we can see that the landscape has been cleared and that we’re already moving toward a sustainable future. We citizens of America have lived through an horrific year… really, an horrific decade. Yet this past year has brought us hope as we have never known in my adult life – and that’s 30 years. This past year has brought unprecedented changes that have been hard to ride, yet I believe they are pulling us toward the world we’ve dreamed of. While 2009 has been a bitch of a year, it’s been a boon to our future. Three cheers to 2010! [Read more by clicking the headline above…]

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Indigenous Peoples Report From Copenhagen

Correspondent Terri Hansen reports from Copenhagen:
December 24, 2009
Wins, losses. What’s next for the indigenous peoples facing climate disruption?
Indigenous peoples face big climate problems but had little say at the Copenhagen climate talks, something that Patricia Cochran, chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council said, “epitomizes climate injustice.”
Indigenous Peoples’ Day, organized by Tebtebba: Indigenous Peoples’ International […]

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The Copenhagen That Matters

“As I listened to Denmark’s minister of economic and business affairs describe how her country used higher energy taxes to stimulate innovation in green power and then recycled the tax revenues back to Danish industry and consumers to make it easier for them to make and buy the new clean technologies, it all sounded so, […]

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Vilsack Vows Sustainable Food Support

From Correspondent Christine Heinrichs:
“COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 16, 2009 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today joined representatives from 20 other countries across the globe to announce the formation of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, an international research collaborative to combat climate change. Vilsack announced the Partnership at the climate change talks in Copenhagen, […]

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Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan says local environmentally friendly programs impress Copenhagen summit delegates

Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan is touting Gainesville’s environmental credentials as part of the Green Jobs for Florida delegation at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Denmark.
People from around the world are hearing about Gainesville’s solar feed-in tariff, energy efficiency programs and planned biomass power plant.
via Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan says local environmentally friendly programs impress Copenhagen […]

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Obama Speech at Copenhagen COP15

“Ladies and gentlemen, there is no time to waste. America has made our choice. We have charted our course. We have made our commitments. We will do what we say. Now I believe it’s the time for the nations and peoples of the world to come together behind a common purpose.
We are ready to get […]

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BBC News – ‘Acidifying oceans’ threaten food supply, UK warns

“The UK environment secretary said that acidification provided a “powerful incentive” to cut carbon emissions.
Ocean chemistry is changing because water absorbs extra CO2 from the air.
“It affects marine life, it affects coral, and that in turn could affect the amount of fish in the sea – and a billion people in the world depend on […]

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Commerce Sec. Locke at COP15: Yes to Utility-Scale Solar…

Thanks to Osha davidson for this terrific report from The Phoenix Sun:
“And if we take serious action to combat climate change, we won’t just be passing on a cleaner, healthier planet to our children. We’ll also be laying a foundation for decades of sustainable global prosperity.
Because the development of the clean energy and energy efficiency […]

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In Bolivia, Water and Ice Tell of Climate Change

“EL ALTO, Bolivia — When the tap across from her mud-walled home dried up in September, Celia Cruz stopped making soups and scaled back washing for her family of five. She began daily pilgrimages to better-off neighborhoods, hoping to find water there.
The glaciers that have long provided water and electricity to this part of Bolivia […]

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Gore: Polar Ice May Vanish In 5 Years

Gore and Danish ice scientist Dorthe Dahl Jensen clicked through two slide shows for a standing-room-only crowd of hundreds in a side event at the Bella Center conference site.
…what’s happening to Greenland’s titanic ice sheet “has really surprised us,” said Jensen of the University of Copenhagen.
She cited one huge glacier in west Greenland, at Jakobshavn, […]

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Revkin Taking NYT Buyout

Andrew C. Revkin, one of the most influential and respected reporters on the environment, will take a buyout from The New York Times as part of the paper’s current round of budget cuts. His departure, after nearly fifteen years at the Times, is sure to leave a big hole in the publication’s coverage of climate […]

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Last decade ‘the warmest on record’

Thanks to Correspondent Ed Brown for passing this along:
“The past 10 years have been the warmest decade on record and this year has been one of the five hottest, scientists revealed today as negotiators attempt to make progress on a new international deal to combat climate change.”
via Last decade ‘the warmest on record’ – Climate […]

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