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John Feffer: Lifeboat Earth

Feckless democrats or reckless authoritarians: Lifeboat Earth doesn’t stand much of a chance with such options.

August 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Meet Theo Jansen’s fantastical inventions — creatures that feed only on the wind

. Theo Jansen is part artist, part mad scientist. From PVC piping, he builds fantastical creatures that feed only on the wind: propelled by the movement of the air around … Continue reading

May 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Deirdre Fulton: Developing Nations Lead Renewable Energy Boom

‘What is truly remarkable about these results is that they were achieved at a time when fossil fuel prices were at historic lows.’ Renewable energy boomed in 2015, a year … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dan Cobb: President Obama’s Carbon Initiative is Bold and Ground-Breaking, and Falls Desperately Short

President Obama’s initiative to cut US CO2 emissions is “ground-breaking”, “aggressive”, and given the gravity of the crisis we are facing, critically inadequate. Each of us must grasp the fact … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Andrea Germanos: Paving Path Towards Climate Goal, Denmark Sets World Record for Wind Power

‘It shows that we can reach our ultimate goal, namely to stop global warming,’ said climate minister. Marking what the country said was a global record, in 2014, nearly 40 … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

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