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Over half the USA covered in snow, the most in 11 years | Watts Up With That?

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Posted by , Thursday, December 19, 2013

Flooding and Fracking in Colorado: Double Disaster | Politics News | Rolling Stone

Posted by , Friday, September 20, 2013

Daily Kos: Update: Is there a media blackout on the fracking flood disaster in Colorado?

Posted by , Sunday, September 15, 2013

Camille Seaman: Photos from a storm chaser

Photographer Camille Seaman has been chasing storms for 5 years. In this talk she shows stunning, surreal photos of the heavens in tumult. b.a.
Posted by , Friday, July 26, 2013

Calgary floods spotlight cities’ costly failure to plan for climate change – Canada – CBC News

Posted by , Friday, June 28, 2013

Droughts Know No Borders » CIC

Posted by , Sunday, March 31, 2013

Fail! The $400 Billion Military Jet That Can’t Fly in Cloudy Weather

Posted by , Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Naked Capitalism: Peak Oil, The Shale Boom and our Energy Future

Yves Smith @ NC Interviews energy expert Dave Summers
This where we stand, and it’s a fairly bleak view: Peak oil is almost here, and nothing new (with the possible but unlikely exception of Iraq) is coming online anytime soon and while the clock is ticking – forward movement on developing renewable energy resources has been sadly inadequate. In the meantime, the idea that shale reservoirs will lead the US to energy independence will soon enough be recognized as unrealistic hype. There are no easy solutions, no viable quick fixes, and no magic fluids. Yet the future isn’t all doom and gloom – certain energy technologies do show promise. We had a chance to speak with well known energy expert Dave Summers where we cut through the media noise and take a realistic look at what our energy future holds
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Posted by , Friday, March 1, 2013

This video of a city-sized iceberg breaking off from a glacier will blow your mind | Grist

Posted by , Friday, December 21, 2012

Ronnie Cummins: Dr. Oz Flip-Flops as High-Profile Attacks on Organic Food Intensify

Cummins and Katherine Paul in Alternet ..
It’s no surprise that the Stanford study [that Oz obediently publicized] would focus on cost. As it turns out, the study was produced by Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute, which gets millions in funding from agribusiness giant Cargill, the world’s largest agricultural business enterprise, and foundations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which have deep ties to agricultural chemical and biotechnology corporations like Monsanto. These giant corporations are all part of the same cabal that contributed at least half of the $46 million spent between October 1 and November 6 to defeat Prop 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act. Just a coincidence that the Stanford study and the mass media propaganda barrage that accompanied it was released during the election season, when voters were still weighing their options on the high-profile California GMO labeling law that was making national headlines?
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Posted by , Friday, December 7, 2012

Hurricane Sandy in the Age of Disposability and Neoliberal Terror

Posted by , Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Is Occupy Wall Street Outperforming the Red Cross in Hurricane Relief?

Katherine Goldstein in Slate ..
So how did an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, best known as a leaderless movement that brought international attention to issues of economic injustice through the occupation of Zucotti Park in the financial district last year, become a leader in local hurricane relief efforts? Ethan Murphy, who was helping organize the food at St. Jacobis and had been cooking for the occupy movement over the past year, explained there wasn’t any kind of official decision or declaration that occupiers would now try to help with the hurricane aftermath. “This is what we do already, “ he explained: Build community, help neighbors, and create a world without the help of finance. Horst said, “We know capitalism is broken, so we have already been focused on organizing to take care of our own [community] needs.”
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Posted by , Monday, November 5, 2012

A Summer of Extremes: Why You Should Get Used to Our Wild Weather

Posted by , Saturday, September 8, 2012

It’s Eerie — The Global Climate Disaster Is Happening Right Now… and Humanity Is Just Pretending It’s Not Happening

Posted by , Friday, September 7, 2012

The Arctic Ice Crisis

Posted by , Sunday, August 19, 2012

Rate of Arctic Summer Sea Ice Loss Is 50% Higher Than Predicted

Posted by , Monday, August 13, 2012

TomDispatch: Tomgram: Michael Klare, Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Becomes Everyday Reality

Posted by , Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math | Politics News | Rolling Stone

Posted by , Friday, July 27, 2012

TomDispatch: Tomgram: William deBuys, The West in Flames

Posted by , Tuesday, July 24, 2012

AlterNet: Climate Change: ‘This Is Just the Beginning’

Posted by , Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Report: Extreme Weather Tied to Man-Made Climate Change | Common Dreams

Posted by , Wednesday, July 11, 2012

AlterNet: Climate Change Crises: Heat Wave Sets More Records

Posted by , Thursday, July 5, 2012

Print: » We started the fire: Global warming burns the West » Print –

Posted by , Wednesday, July 4, 2012

‘Heat… Fire… Disaster’: What Climate Change Looks Like | Common Dreams

Posted by , Saturday, June 30, 2012

AlterNet: Global CO2 Emissions Hit New Record in 2011, Keeping World on Track for ‘Devastating’ 11°F Warming

Posted by , Thursday, May 31, 2012