California redwoods license plate dies for lack of interest

A proposed new license plate to raise money for California’s state parks system won’t be printed. It needed 7,500 pre-paid orders by May 18, 2017 and failed to hit that target. Millions of Californians visit the state’s majestic redwood forests every year. Their love for the venerable trees, however, apparently doesn’t extend to their license…

Fell Purpose

The attempt to turn the Lake District into a World Heritage site would be a disaster If this bid for power succeeds, the consequences for Britain will be irreversible. It will privilege special interests over the public good, shut out the voices of opposition and damage the fabric of the nation, perhaps indefinitely. No, I’m…

9.8 million people employed by renewable energy, according to new report

“In the last four years the number of jobs in the solar and wind sectors combined has more than doubled” Nearly 10 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector last year, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said on Wednesday. IRENA’s report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017,states that global renewable…

How Squirrels Took over Our Cities

We imported these fluffy colonists to fill our urban parks. They’ve been getting stronger ever since Written by COLLEEN KIMMETT and published in The Walrus the 23th of May 2017 Last summer, Colin Garroway, a biology professor at the University of Manitoba, walked ­into his lab to find his graduate students drinking beer and sewing tiny “straitjackets”—conical bags…

How Climate Change Denial Set the Stage for Fake News

I wasn’t worried when the newspaper I worked for started publishing “climate skeptics.” I should have been Written by JONATHAN KAY and published in The Walrus the 1st of May 2017 The website truetrumpers.com recently ran an image of a hospitalized senior citizen along with the following garbled caption: “BREAKING: This is 78 years old Trump supporter…

The Logging Company That Wants to Take Down Greenpeace

A Canadian company is suing Greenpeace for $220 million—and it might have a case Written by David Ferry and published in Outside the 16th of May 2017 For the past year, Greenpeace has been quietly embroiled in a lawsuit the environmental group says is designed to sue it “out of existence.” The suit, a $220-million behemoth that’s received…

TIPS FOR TALKING ABOUT CARBON PRICING

Written by PUT A PRICE ON IT and published in Years of Living Dangerously  As actress and activist Nikki Reed learned during the second season of YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, there’s a growing number of people who are working to solve climate change by pushing for a price on carbon. Carbon pricing is an economic…

LEGO Now Runs on 100% Clean Energy — Getting Rid of Plastic Is Next

With 100% clean energy, an attempt to avoid oil-based plastic, and a campaign on climate action, it seems the brand is staying true to its motto: building a better tomorrow Written by Meghan Werft and published in Global Citizen the 17th of 2017 Danish toymaker LEGO announced Wednesday that they are three years ahead of schedule on their…