CMD Special Report: New Documents Confirm Koch Was on ALEC.

PR Watch

CMD Special Report: New Documents Confirm Koch Was on ALEC Crime Task Force Led by NRA (Part One). PART ONE: New documents show that Koch Industries had a seat on the controversial "Public Safety and Elections Task Force" of the American Legislative Exchange Council as of at least 2011.

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LEAKED: Secret Trade Document Reveals Weak Environmental Standards

Sierra Club Compass

  As Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club stated, “If the environment chapter is finalized as written in this leaked document, President Obama’s environmental trade record would be worse than George W.

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7 Eco Issues to Address in 2013

Green Prophet

As the conversation about climate change and other environmental issues gains traction, it’s a good time for concerned citizens to get serious about taking meaningful action. Each issue seems to lead into to the next.

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Litterati and the Pursuit of Trash– Document the Litter Around You

Green Living Ideas

After a handful of these occasions, I decided to be creative and made a tumblr page to document the trials of everyday trash. Litterati is allowing conscientious citizens around the world an outlet to document litter with photography, share, and then properly dispose of each piece.

Leaked: European Union Trade Document, Translation: Climate Disaster

Sierra Club Compass

A leaked European Union trade document , published today by the Washington Post , reveals the dangers of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership for communities and our climate.

Behind the Scenes: Photographing and Filming in Palau

Conservancy Talk

one of them called me in my hotel to wish me a good trip home and thank me for helping document their country. Ian Shive is an award-winning conservation photographer. Before I left for Palau , friends and colleagues prepped me by regaling their stories of this magical world.

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Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Jason Clay

Conservancy Talk

After all, sustainability is a precompetitive issue — every company depends on raw materials; it is not something that should be used to brand a product on a shelf.

Nebraka Sustainability Leadership Workshop - Documents

The Green Changemakers

We've now begun a series of four regional Conversations Conferences on Nebraska Environment and Sustainability Issues, centering on the imperative to protect and conserve vital resources within Nebraska: land, water, energy, materials, and food.

Water turned off in Abu Dhabi desert tree experiment (photo)

Green Prophet

Note from the editor: this photograph is part of a series called “Consumption” that seeks to document consumerism’s impact on the environment. Travel Consumption Dead Forest eco photography Richard Allenby Pratt water issues

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Santorum: Voters Without ID Want to Perpetrate Fraud | PR Watch

PR Watch

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum believes that the only reason a person does not have a government-issued photo ID is because they "want to continue to perpetrate fraud," according to statements he made in Wisconsin last month. SANTORUM : I think thats a state issue.

Fish Get Stoned, Too | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Joy Brown / Krasowit /Shutterstock Human anti-anxiety meds are making fish tweak out, according to a study published in the latest issue of Science. Antibiotic-Resistant Bug Shows Up in Wild Animals For the first time ever, scientists document evidence of MRSA in wildlife.

UNESCO World Conference on ESD documents

The Green Changemakers

[link] Workshop 1: Education for water sustainability Workshop 2: Strengthening the educational response to climate change internationally?

This GOP Congressman’s Crusade Against Scientists Just Got Even More Insane

Mother Jones

His original subpoena for internal communications, issued last October, has been followed by a series of letters to Obama administration officials in NOAA and other agencies demanding information and expressing frustration that NOAA has not been sufficiently forthcoming.

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A social cost of carbon witch hunt in the Department of Energy

Environmental Economics

The document spanned a broad area of Energy Department activities, including its loan program, its technology research program, responses to Congress, estimates of offshore wind and cleanup of uranium at a site once used by the military for weapons research.

Man to Live in Melting Iceberg to Urge Action on Climate Change


Desperate times call for desperate measures, so a man has decided to go live on a melting iceberg for 12 months to document how urgent the issue of climate change Read More The post Man to Live in Melting Iceberg to Urge Action on Climate Change appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Camera Trap Captures Images of Texas Ocelot Kittens

Nature Conservancy - Science

Great news for ocelots: This year, several females with kittens were documented in South Texas using remote cameras. The U.S.

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A Story at the Heart of the Conservancy

Conservancy Talk

Having presumably tired of being “only” an accomplished oceanographic explorer, she then ventured 200 miles deep into the then unexplored jungles of Guyana, documenting and photographing more than 40 previously unknown waterfalls. I recently learned about Gloria Hollister.

GREYWATER USE IN THE MIDDLE EAST Technical, Social, Economic and Policy Issues

The Green Changemakers

GREYWATER USE IN THE MIDDLE EAST Technical, Social, Economic and Policy Issues Edited by Stephen McIlwaine and Mark Redwood Practical Action/CSBE/ IDRC 2010 ISBN 978-1-85339-698-4 e-ISBN 978-1-55250-466-6 200 pp.

Perez Hilton Speaks Out Against Factory Farming


That means a person would need have to have written consent before taking photographs or filming (or any way documenting) what goes on inside a factory farm. Perez Hilton , a Florida native, is siding with PETA on the issue.

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Monsanto or Organic? Who to Trust With Your Food [infographic]

Wend Magazine

According to the Washington Post article (2002) the public did not become fully aware of the problem until 1993 when, “after a local angler caught deformed largemouth bass [in a local creek] … the first advisories against eating fish from the area” were issued.

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Bristol Bay Blog, Part 3: A Future for Salmon?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The baseline studies showed that juvenile salmon are ubiquitous in headwaters near the Pebble deposit, including documentation of more than 100 miles of previously unknown salmon streams. It also documented the purity of the water. Will we have wild salmon in 100 years?

China’s ‘Silent Spring’ has many more political hurdles to jump

Green Blog

Both focus on environmental issues of huge concern to their respective societies; both were made by women with national reputations for their previous work; and both spurred unprecedented national discussions.

Quagga: Can an Extinct Animal be Bred Back into Existence?

Nature Conservancy - Science

There’s one major issue: the quagga has been extinct since 1883. Very little documentation exists of quaggas. Its demise was swift and poorly documented. The results are carefully documented and bloodlines tracked. One of the last quaggas, photographed in a London Zoo.

Before the Flood: the Must-See Climate Change Film by Leonardo DiCaprio

Conservancy Talk

I’ve been studying this issue for the past 15 years. It draws attention to the topic but also allows critics to depict him and the climate issue as “fantasy.”

The climate change debate is fun and games until the lawyers get involved

Environmental Economics

Schneiderman issued a subpoena Wednesday evening to Exxon Mobil, demanding extensive financial records, emails and other documents. The Exxon inquiry might expand further to encompass other oil companies, according to the people with knowledge of the case, though no additional subpoenas have been issued to date. Attorneys general for other states could join in Mr. Schneiderman’s efforts, bringing far greater investigative and legal resources to bear on the issue.

The Bursting of the Bakken Bubble?

Sightline Daily

The mechanism most likely to pop the Bakken bubble is an Emergency Order issued by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) that immediately removes unsafe legacy DOT-111 tank cars from use in oil trains. The real question may be “when,” not “if,” USDOT will issue the order.

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It’s Time to End the Gar Wars

Nature Conservancy - Science

The current issue of Outdoor Life (available online) features an article by Natalie Krebs celebrating “the world’s largest bowfishing tournament.” I have no issue with that. Don’t freshwater conservationists have bigger issues to worry over? Longnose gar. Photo: © Solomon David.

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Inequality between rich and poor nations helps fuel a climate of mistrust and sabotages efforts to secure a climate deal

Green Blog

That is a big question that covers a whole range of topics and issues that I won’t go into. If you have several delegates you can easily divide up the work and focus on certain issues, read every single document and draft texts. Photo credit:

10 Unexpected Impacts of Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Joseph Craine and other researchers have been documenting bison diets on Conservancy preserves and other areas of the Great Plains. As with most issues around climate change, even good news can take a gloomy turn. Droughts. More severe and unpredictable storms. A decline in polar bears.

The Largest Mammal That No Scientist Has Ever Seen in the Wild

Nature Conservancy - Science

They have since been documented on camera traps. Unlike many wildlife conservation stories, this is not a habitat issue. The saola is the largest terrestrial mammal never seen alive in the wild by a biologist. This is not a Bigfoot story. The saola undeniably exists.

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Why Should Vegans Care About Slaughterhouse Workers?


Too often, non vegans accuse vegans of not caring about human rights issues, and this is an unfair picture to paint.

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The Yoga Selfie. ~ Genny Wilkinson-Priest

Elephant Journal

And this is my issue – yoga isn’t easy. Why aren’t there more yogis documenting the struggles of practice? Not even when you are practicing day-in, day-out for years at a time. In yoga, you hit lows just as much, if not more, than you hit the highs. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Yoga facebook insecurity instagram internet overcome real selfie struggle triumph truth

Five Endangered Species Recoveries You’ve Never Heard Of

Nature Conservancy - Science

Threats that faced the Oregon chub read like a buffet of environmental issues: Predation from non-native species; runoff from herbicide and pesticide; rotenone to manage sport fisheries; accidental chemical spills and the list goes on. Fisheries biologists have now documented 50 populations.

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Pope Francis scooped on climate change doctrine!

Green Prophet

The document Laudato Si (meaning Praised Be) is an “encyclical’, one of the most formal statements about Catholic doctrine that a pope can issue, and this one is the first of Francis’s tenure.

Of “Pizzlies” and Goose Dinners: The Latest Research on Polar Bears

Nature Conservancy - Science

That piece remains an excellent primer on the issues surrounding polar bears, and I won’t duplicate that here. Here’s a digest of the latest findings and issues, all in one spot. Have polar bears become a “climate change cliche”? Photo: ©Robert M. Griffith.

Open source prefab bee hive helps the masses protect our pollinators [video]

Green Prophet

This information is then sent to an open data platform called , which is like a global neighborhood watch for all kinds of environmental issues – including noise pollution and even humidity.

Getting to Know Your National Wildlife Refuge: Comprehensive Conservation Plans

10,000 Birds

FWS is a federal agency, so naturally it has issued detailed regulations regarding how a CCP is developed, contents of the plan, and public notice requirements, among many other requirements. These are not short breezy documents intended for pleasure reading. Jason A.

Alluring Boomslang, Scaly Pangolin and Disappearing Aspen

Nature Conservancy - Science

FloatingForests documents the history of kelp from space! COASST documents marine debris to target clean-up efforts. Small potatoes : Does ecology ignore the big issues? Sun flickers through a grove of aspens at Kenosha Pass, Colorado.

Bananas to Bats: The Science Behind the First Bats Successfully Treated for White-Nose Syndrome

Nature Conservancy - Science

Other bat researchers and conservationists saw the potential for this bacterium and the potential to take action against a conservation issue that was frustratingly difficult to combat. A little brown bat successfully treated for white-nose syndrome is about to be released.

BASE 2011 – A small review

Green (Living) Review

Due to some transport issues and timings I arrived a little late and did not hear the opening speech by Dame Helena McArthur in its entirety. This current British government had such a big mouth as regards to green issues and to the likes of feed in tariff and all that and now?

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