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3.10.2012

Israel - 'Just like shootin Jews in Warsaw' - Israel launches fresh air strikes on Gaza BBC News

Israeli airstrike kills commander, 15 militants in Gaza
USA TODAY -
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel pounded Gaza for the second day in a row Saturday, trading airstrikes and rocket fire with Palestinian militants and killing 15 of them as the deadliest Gaza violence in over a year showed no signs of abating.
Israel launches fresh air strikes on Gaza
Violence Continues for Israel and Militants

New England Trade Program in U.S. to Tighten Caps cleantechnica

4th Warmest US Winter on Record — Thank You, “Global Cooling” (Not) planetsave

MUST.WATCH.NOW: Weiss: Zionism has created 'rivers of blood' Aljazeera.com

Weiss: Zionism has created 'rivers of blood'
Aljazeera.com - ‎8 hours ago‎
When Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, visited Washington last week on the eve of the Purim holiday, he gave Barack Obama, the US president, what he considered a symbolic gift - a copy of the old testament book of Esther.

Maradona shows support, respect to 'struggling' Palestinians Al-Arabiya

I support Palestine without any fear: Diego Maradona
ABNA.ir - ‎5 hours ago‎
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Maradona, while promising to be the coach of Palestine's national team and going to attend the practice session of team, said that I reinforce my statement on the support of Palestinian's striving aims and targets and do not ...
Maradona: I'm number one fan of PalestiniansYnetnews
Maradona shows support, respect to 'struggling' Palestinians Al-Arabiya

What ch'rch should be: Quantico honors Marine recruiter as best at finding the bestStars and Stripes

Scientists Warn EPA on Monsanto Corn Rootworm International Business Times

Scientists Warn EPA on Monsanto Corn Rootworm

International Business Times -
Spencer is one of 22 academic corn experts who sent a letter dated March 5 to the Environmental Protection Agency telling regulators they are worried about long-term corn production prospects because of the failure of the genetic modifications in corn ...

GET ON IT: Project BudBurst documents climate change right in the ... New Haven Register

Project BudBurst documents climate change right in the ...

New Haven Register -
Global climate change is happening. There is no denying it now, except on the campaign trail. There is still a hot controversy about whether the heating is due to our carbon release or to natural causes, but whichever way you come down on it, ...

Slight glimmer of Hope? 19 Climate Games That Could Change the Future tpg org

Keystone XL: Unions Bitterly Divided Over PipelineHuffington Post

May it be so, in time, enough: With Climate Change, Consciousness Change Forbes

With Climate Change, Consciousness Change

Forbes -
A shift in human consciousness is revealing itself in humankind's response to climate change—however inadequate or overblown that response may seem to the opinion camps, a Swedish historian said in Chicago Friday.

3.09.2012

MUST READ: The Fall of Foolish Faith Huffington Post

The Fall of Foolish Faith

Huffington Post -
A new technique that in recent years has been added to the arsenal of global warming denialism is to frame climate change as a theological issue.

Oh boy, Crack for the Deniers: Worriers have climate change anxiety: study ABC Online

Worriers have climate change anxiety: study

ABC Online -
A new study has found that many people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are worrying about the effects of climate change and global warming. Researchers from the University of Sydney looked at patients attending an anxiety disorders clinic.

BOTTOM LINE: IT'S UP TO YOU - I don't see millions of citizens demanding climate action," Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Durban climate change framework lacks citizens' support — UN

GMA News -
I don't see millions of citizens demanding climate action," Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, said at a lecture on Friday. "The reality we have to deal with is the process is very slow and the ...
 

MUST READ: What Insurance Companies Already Know About Climate ChangeCare2.com (blog)

MUST READ: Why Climate Change is a Matter of National Security Consumer Energy Report

Why Climate Change is a Matter of National Security

Consumer Energy Report -
I may bring down the wrath of the internet with this essay - I know from experience that talking climate change in a public forum draws out all the trolls.

Care about Your Heart & Lungs? You Should Care about Carbon Emissions (Driving Costs More than Gas Prices Show) cleantechnica

Posted: 09 Mar 2012 06:03 AM PST
Carbon emissions are horrifying little things, by which I mean tiny little particles of high octane nightmare fuel. It's now clear that carbon emissions are linked to heart and lung cancer.

MORE THAN 50 ADVERTISERS DROP FLEMBALL! Rush Limbaugh’s Advertisers Facing Social Media Firestorm tpg org

In US election year, Palestinians sidelinedThe Associated Press

NAZI ISRAEL MURDERS. US PRESS, LICKS THEIR BALLS: Israeli Airstrike Kills a Militant Leader in GazaNew York Times

8 rockets fired at Israel; IAF strikes 2 Gaza terror cells

Jerusalem Post -
By YAAKOV LAPPIN AND JPOST.COM STAFF Hamas says 2 more terrorists killed in 2nd IAF strike of the day; 1st strike kills PRC official Hanini, PRC chief Qaisi, who was at final stages of planning major terror attack against Israeli targets, says IDF.
Israeli Airstrike Kills a Militant Leader in Gaza
IDF strike in Gaza kills leader of Popular Resistance Committees

GO ABC!!! ABC News Explains Warm Winter, ‘Wild Swings In Weather’, Driven by Global Warming, Only Going to Get Worse

South Dakota Native Americans Blockade Tar Sands Shipment Through Their Lands, Five Arrested tpg org

Australia’s flood crisis was set to cost in excess of $530 million in New South Wales alone [AFP}

[AFP}

Australia’s flood crisis was set to cost in excess of $530 million in New South Wales alone

FG Gets $508m World Bank Grant For Erosion Control Leadership Newspapers

FG Gets $508m World Bank Grant For Erosion Control

Leadership Newspapers - 
Speaking yesterday at the proposed Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), the Minister of Environment, Hadiza Ibrahim Mailafia, said the seriousland degradation problems faced by Nigeria posed great threats to its social economic ...

Farmers hail value of conservation programsMinneapolis Star Tribune

Change erodes 1985 soil pact

Politico - 
Or to hear environmentalists tell it: The landmark 1985 treaty to curb erosion is, well, eroding. That's the thrust of a report out Monday from the Environmental Working Group that warns early progress reducing soil erosion has stalled and in some ...

Ohio Quakes Probably Caused by Drilling-Fluid Well, Report Says Bloomberg

Ohio Quakes Probably Caused by Drilling-Fluid Well, Report Says

Bloomberg - 
Earthquakes last year in Ohio were probably caused by wastewater from oil and natural-gas drilling injected into a disposal well, and regulations are needed to address concern about seismic activity, a state report said.

EPA Issues 2011 Fuel Economy Trends Report EP Magazine

EPA Issues 2011 Fuel Economy Trends Report

EP Magazine - 
The average fuel efficiency for new cars and light duty trucks has increased while the average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions continue to decrease for the seventh consecutive year, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) annual ...

GOPigs believe that what you don’t know can’t hurt them. NYT Krugman

Ignorance Is Strength

New York Times - 
One way in which Americans have always been exceptional has been in our support for education. First we took the lead in universal primary education; then the “high school movement” made us the first nation to embrace widespread secondary education.

Waldrop: The spiritual 'tipping point' in global warning newsvirginian

Waldrop: The spiritual 'tipping point' in global warning

Germany to Install Record Solar Panels This Year, DIHK Says Bloomberg

Germany to Install Record Solar Panels This Year, DIHK Says

Bloomberg -
Germany will probably install a record amount of solar panels this year even as the world's biggest market for the industry plans to cut subsidies, according to the DIHK national industry and trade chambers.

Solar energy-harvesting “nanotrees” could produce hydrogen fuel on a mass scale Gizmag

Solar energy-harvesting “nanotrees” could produce hydrogen fuel on a mass scale

Gizmag -
Like forests, this structure maximizes the amount of solar energy that can be captured, with the vertical structures trapping and absorbing the light, while the flat surfaces reflect it.
Nanotrees harvest solar energy to turn water into hydrogen fuel
Nanowire Structure Optimizes Hydrogen Production by Capturing More Solar Energy

Global installed wind capacity has grown at an average annual rate of nearly 27% over the last 10 years sacramento bee

Up to 18% Growth Projected for Lubricants in the Wind Turbines Market ...

Sacramento Bee -
By Kline & Company PARSIPPANY, NJ, March 8, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Global installed wind capacity has grown at an average annual rate of nearly 27% over the last 10 years, according to the recently published report Lubricants for Wind Turbines 2011: ...

Wind Energy Industry Boosted by Booming Repowering Market REVE

Wind Energy Industry Boosted by Booming Repowering Market

REVE -
Installed wind farm capacity is set to increase as wind power markets are expected to witness massive growth in multiple regions, following a temporary decline caused by the global recession.

Privately generated wind energy picking up RenewablesBiz

Privately generated wind energy picking up

RenewablesBiz -
Anchored into the ground by concrete footings and supported by steel cables on a 70-foot tower is the retired Newton public works employee's private source of wind power. "We're green, and we eventually want to get off the grid," Swank said about his ...

'Strong Women, Strong World:' Working to End the Cycle of Poverty and ... Christian Post

'Strong Women, Strong World:' Working to End the Cycle of Poverty and ...

Christian Post -
WOV is a volunteer ministry of the well-known 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization World Vision. World Vision serves as a Christian humanitarian organization to tackle the challenges of global poverty and injustice in over 100 countries around the world.

It Takes Women to End Global Poverty Women's eNews

It Takes Women to End Global Poverty

Women's eNews -
By Cassandra Q. Butts Women produce half of the world's food, earn 10 percent of the world's income and own less than 1 percent of the world's property. The US Government's Millennium Challenge Corporation says its anti-poverty efforts aim to change ...

UN chief says anti-poverty goals can be metWNCT

UN's Ban cites gains in fighting world poverty

Al-Arabiya -
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said there has been “broad progress” in achieving the Millennium Development Goals in reducing poverty, but some regions like sub-Saharan Africa are not seeing progress yet. (Reuters) By Reuters The world has been able ...
Concerted global efforts have led to great strides against extreme poverty – Ban
UN chief says anti-poverty goals can be met

Closer Look: Deep Poverty in Retreat, Even Through the Great Recession New York Times

Closer Look: Deep Poverty in Retreat, Even Through the Great Recession

New York Times (blog) -
By ANDREW C. REVKIN The good news that (happily) violated that norm and rippled in headlines this week came in a World Bank report showing a broad reduction in deep poverty and concluding that the great global recession did not increase poverty in the ...

MUST READ: Climate Change Economics tpg org

Inaction Is the Gravest Threat Humanity Faces tpg org

Al Gore: How to modify capitalism so it takes a greener long viewThe Guardian

Piedmont group on hunger strike to support undocumented immigrant

Piedmont group on hunger strike to support undocumented immigrant

My Fox 8 -
Members from the group El Cambio, which translates to The Change, have been on a hunger strike since Monday night. “I feel so weak.

San Leandro students start hunger strike to protest school budget cuts Inside Bay Area

San Leandro students start hunger strike to protest school budget cuts

Inside Bay Area -
By Jason Sweeney Three San Leandro High School students announced Tuesday night that they are holding a hunger strike to protest the fifth year of budget cuts in the school district.

Two-month hunger strike leaves Iranian blogger weak Storyful

Two-month hunger strike leaves Iranian blogger weak

Storyful -
The Iranian blogger and government critic Mehdi Khazali entered his 61st day of hunger strike inside the notorious Evin prison in Tehran on Friday.

United Nations Hunger Strike By Tibetan Monks Enters 17th Day Village Voice

United Nations Hunger Strike By Tibetan Monks Enters 17th Day

Village Voice (blog) -
9 2012 at 6:00 AM ​Today marks the start of the 17th day of a hunger strike outside the United Nations building in midtown for three Tibetan monks who are protesting China's repression of Tibet, and demanding that the UN recognize their homeland as an ...

Hunger-Striking Students Finally See Some Progress for University of Virginia ... AlterNet

Hunger-Striking Students Finally See Some Progress for University of Virginia ...

AlterNet -
But they said they found strength and warmth in the growing support for the cause that had led them to launch a hunger strike. "It's hard not to eat," said Marguerite Beattie, a fourth-year psychology major, "but imagining what the workers are going ...

Israel must not bind itself to Netanyahu's vulgar rhetoric on Iran Haaretz

Israel must not bind itself to Netanyahu's vulgar rhetoric on Iran

Haaretz -
Anyone who cares about Israel's future could not help but feel a chill upon hearing Benjamin Netanyahu's recent speech at the AIPAC conference - if not because of the gravity of the existential threat it described, then because of its sheer vulgarity ...

Gestapo Terrorize Ghetto: Israeli settlers uproot & take 100 Olive trees owned by Palestinian ... The Muslim News

Palestine: Israeli settlers uproot & take 100 Olive trees owned by Palestinian ...

The Muslim News -
Palestinian farmers, from the southern West Bank villages of Al Khadier and Beit Iskaria, announced that a group of [Israeli] settlers invaded on Thursday morning their lands and uprooted 100 young olive trees and took them away.

Another month of strong hiring expected to be reported for February as job ...Washington Post

Israel's ex-spy chief says more efforts needed before considering attack on Iran Washington Post

Israel's ex-spy chief says more efforts needed before considering attack on Iran

Washington Post -
JERUSALEM - The recently retired head of the Mossad intelligence agency has said Israel must consider alternatives to a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, but another expert said Friday an Israeli attack could come within months.
High noon in Washington

GM gifts to antiwarming group Heartland Institute anger car buyersSan Francisco Chronicle

Global warming has chilling effect on forest budgets Real Aspen

Global warming has chilling effect on forest budgets

Real Aspen -
By Troy Hooper The warming climate is breeding more beetle-ravaged forest and prolonged fire seasons, US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday, as he fielded questions about the White House's proposed agency ...

Michelle Obama's star turn Boston.com

Boston.com -
By Tracy Jan WASHINGTON - It is difficult to imagine now that Michelle Obama was once hesitant to uproot her family to Washington, wary of living out her life in a political fishbowl teeming with piranhas.

'Christlikeness: Totally opposite mode of Being, Psychologically, Inverted, from Head/Flesh Universe.' sLoving (no details)


3.08.2012

Dr. Jim Hansen, NASA, Comes of Age. Grows Up. GOD BLESS YOUR HEART, JIM.

http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/

James Hansen's Must-See TED Talk: Starting To Reduce CO2 In 10 Years Is Too Late

ThinkProgress -
By Climate Guest Blogger on Mar 8, 2012 at 9:52 am “It would be immoral to leave these young people with a climate system spiraling out of control.” by Dan Miller NASA climate scientist James Hansen gave a talk at the TED conference in Long Beach, ...
What drives James Hansen on climate change
A Fundamental Understanding of Climate Issues & Solutions is Essential

US energy subsidies to favour fossil fuels over renewables Environmental Finance

US energy subsidies to favour fossil fuels over renewables

Environmental Finance - 
The renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors received most of the US federal government's $24 billion in energy subsidies last year, but fossil fuels will win out this year as several key tax breaks for renewables have expired.

Global Alternative Energy Industry Sacramento Bee

Global Alternative Energy Industry

Sacramento Bee - 
By Reportlinker The global outlook series on Alternative Energy provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings.

Native Americans Arrested Blockading Keystone XL Pipeline Trucks Environment News Service

Native Americans Arrested Blockading Keystone XL Pipeline Trucks

Environment News Service - 
RAPID CITY, South Dakota, March 7, 2012 (ENS) - Several dozen Native Americans critical of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline Monday blockaded two large trucks in a six-hour standoff at Wanblee, South Dakota.

Texans Fight to Protect Their Land From the Keystone XL Pipeline Huffington Post

Texans Fight to Protect Their Land From the Keystone XL Pipeline

Huffington Post - 
That's an expression Washington politicians and their Keystone XL tar sands pipeline allies should take to heart. Texas landowners say they are fed up with the exaggerated claims and false arguments that Big Oil boosters are making about pipeline plans ...

States Can Cut Youth Tobacco Use in Half in Six Years Sacramento Bee

Floating Wind Turbines May Be Coming Soon to a Beach Near You cleantechnica

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 04:00 AM PST
Offshore wind turbines are placed to take advantage of strong, steady coastal winds. Their placement is in one way ideal – dependable energy, and lots of it – but it’s also not exactly easy to build a turbine tower in several feet of moving water. Related posts:
  1. How Wind Turbines Work
  2. Wind Turbines based on Jet Engines 3-4 Times More Efficient & Coming to Market? [VIDEO]
  3. New Floating Wind Turbines to Make Wind Energy Cheaper, More Reliable?

2011 Natural Disasters Cost World More than Ever Before planetsave

DOE Cutting battery costs from about $1,000 per kWh in 2009 to $300 by 2015 and to $100 by 2030 tpg org


How The Recovery Act Will Make EVs Affordable For The 99%

The Department of Energy said it was aiming to cut battery costs from about $1,000 per kWh in 2009 to $300 by 2015 and to $100 by 2030. At the time it announced that goal, the only U.S. automaker shipping an electric car was a California startup, Tesla, and its battery cost $36,000 and weighed a whopping 992 pounds. Now, Envia, one of the companies funded, has just cut costs in half of future electric vehicle batteries.

Brutal Droughts, Worsened By Global Warming, Threaten Food Production Around The World

Bright Is The New Black: New York Roofs Go Cool tpg org

U.S. Meat Consumption [and energy wastage] Falling earthpolicy org

Teen tobacco 'epidemic' shocks surgeon generalUSA TODAY

Teen smoking an 'epidemic,' new report finds

msnbc.com -
CHICAGO - Smoking among America's youth has reached epidemic proportions, starting them on the path to a lifetime of addiction, the US surgeon general's office said in its first report on youth smoking since 1994.
UPDATE 1-US surgeon general declares youth smoking an "epidemic"
Surgeon General: Teen Smoking an 'Epidemic'

Offshore Wind: the 21st Century FrontierCleanTechnica

Coastal wind conference draws 300

Charlotte Observer -
By Bruce Henderson One of North Carolina's most powerful energy resources, its offshore wind power, drew about 300 participants to a conference that began today at the Charlotte Convention Center.