7 years more of Fayette Coal Emissions?

Photo Credit" Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0 Climate activists like 350 Austin are fighting to close the Fayette coal-fired power plant, a polluting behemoth that emits up to 12 million tons of carbon dioxide per year (2006)  Link. In…

Island Press Webinar: How are cities paying for climate resilience?

Thursday October 10th Link - Registration is now Full Cities that have begun implementing climate resilience projects have used distinct strategies to to obtain public and private financial resources that pay for large-scale climate-resilience. These strategies amount to an initial approach—"Playbook 1.0"—for deciding…

Island Press Webinar: The New Reality of Wildfire in North America

Thursday October 10th at 2:30 pm CDT Registration Link Fire plays an important role in maintaining healthy forests, but wildfires are changing. Glance at headlines from all over the globe and you’ll see wildfires are growing more intense and destructive,…

Regenerative Agriculture and the Green New Deal

https://youtu.be/zkqFCxcOK4k Will Harris of White Oak Pastures drives home the point that the Green New Deal (GND) is a real platform for turning our rural ecosystems into vital ecological assets, instead of the abandoned spaces and dumps for industrialization that…

How to Win Millennials: Equality, Climate Change, and Gay Marriage – The Atlantic

How to Win Millennials: Equality, Climate Change, and Gay Marriage - The Atlantic: What should we expect from the next demographic cohort?  The Pew Research Center reports that they are decidedly progressive, and nervous about money.  They are pro renewable…

For some Texans, this might be a taste (or not) of things to come.

https://youtu.be/Yg6NSNWxn64 This is a 5 minute video (very well done) on a West Texas town that has been dealing with the issue of water use for oil and gas versus agriculture and local residents.  What I found to be most…

An Agricultural Revolution to Fight Climate Change?

https://youtu.be/y2V_xv2uwwU (note:  proceed to 3:13 to skip over the intros/admin discussion) The following essay appeared in Slate magazine and looks at the continuing escalation of CO2 in the atmosphere, combined with the potential for agriculture to fix the problem.  Among…