"Producing electricity for the average household in the U.S. each year requires burning 8,079 pounds of coal, and using 5,000 gallons of water. Just for your home." Mother Jones
by Claire Sandberg Posted on May 06 2015
Bank once labeled “Bank of Coal” announces broad commitment scaling down financial involvement in coal mining globally
Charlotte, NC—Bank of America unveiled a new global coal mining policy today committing to reduce exposure to coal mining companies across the board. Bank of America’s Andrew Plepler announced the new policy at the bank’s annual shareholder meeting this morning in Charlotte, stating, "With regard to coal, over the past several years we have been gradually and consistently reducing our credit exposure to companies focused on coal mining. Our new policy...reflects our decision to continue to reduce our credit exposure over time to the coal mining sector globally.” The policy change comes after four years of campaigning from Rainforest Action Network and other groups, and is the strongest policy of its kind to date.
Carbon Sinkers exceed goal in support of Got Green and environmental equity
Originally published March 30, 2015 at 8:27 pm
Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously passed a resolution opposing the so-called fast-track consideration of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Seattle Times staff reporter
Burly tradesmen stood shoulder to shoulder with environmental activists and the local chapter of the Raging Grannies on Monday to urge the Seattle City Council to send President Obama and the world’s largest companies a message from the Northwest.
Seattle City Council Moves Resolution to Oppose Fast Track
Sierra Club Organizing Representative, Robin Everett testifies before the Seattle City Council.
The Lummi Nation sent a formal request to the US Army Corps of Engineers requesting that they deny a permit for the proposed Cherry Point coal export facility due to treaty rights. #protectourshores
from our friends at Greenpeace
"Renewable energy isn't only outpacing new fossil fuel capacity, it's also spurring billions of dollars in economic development . . . "
Date: January 8, 2015
Source: University of British Columbia
Summary: Diesel exhaust switches some genes on, while switching others off, by altering the methylation of DNA, scientists say.
China plan to cap CO2 emissions seen turning point in climate talksBY KATHY CHEN AND STIAN REKLEV
(Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it will set an absolute cap on its CO2 emissions from 2016 just a day after the United States announced new targets for its power sector, signaling a potential breakthrough in tough U.N. climate talks.
By JUSTIN GILLIS MAY 6, 2014