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Chief Environmental Justice Official at EPA Resigns, With Plea to Pruitt to Protect Vulnerable Communities

Mustafa Ali quits after 24 years, as new administrator prepares deep cuts in programs affecting the poor and minorities.

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The Coal Atlas

Heinrich Böll Foundation and Friends of the Earth International present The Coal Atlas: Facts and figures show the environmental and social impact of coal production. The Heinrich Böll Foundation and Friends of the Earth International published November 20, 2015 the first English edition of the Coal Atlas 2015.

The Coal Atlas contains the latest facts and figures on the use of coal and its environmental and social consequences. With more than 60 detailed infographics, the atlas illustrates the coal industry’s impact on nature, health, labour, human rights and politics. Moreover, it sheds light on the beneficiaries of […]

November 20th, 2015|Climate and Energy, News|Comments Off on The Coal Atlas

Declaration on Climate Change

Distinguished environmentalists from 46 countries are calling on foundations and philanthropists to use endowments worth billions of dollars to turn the tide on global warming.

The group, all winners of major environmental awards, issued their call to action in an ‘Environmental Laureates’ Declaration on Climate Change’, published in the International New York Times, on Monday 15th September 2014, one week before world leaders arrive in New York for a UN Climate Summit.

“We, 160 winners of the world’s environmental prizes, call on foundations and philanthropists everywhere to deploy their endowments immediately in the effort to save civilization,” say […]

September 22nd, 2014|Climate and Energy, News|Comments Off on Declaration on Climate Change

Climate Change will disrupt half of North America’s bird species

A New York Times article discusses a report from the National Audubon Society stating climate change will disrupt half of North America’s bird species. The article says that some birds may adapt to the environmental changes, but many won’t because of their highly specialized niche. Dr. Langham, one of the scientists in the study, called for a change in strategy that includes a plan for species likely to driven out of their existing habitat by climate change.

The article includes an interactive graphic that shows the change habitat for individual species http://goo.gl/rGGpMk.

September 17th, 2014|Climate and Energy, News|Comments Off on Climate Change will disrupt half of North America’s bird species

Years of Living Dangerously

Called “The most important premiere of 2014” by the Huffington Post and described has having “Powerful character driven stories” by the Los Angeles Times, the television show “Years of Living Dangerously” looks to change the conversation around climate change and drive home the urgent need to act now. You can watch episode 1 on the website for the series http://www.sho.com/sho/years-of-living-dangerously/home.

April 30th, 2014|Climate and Energy, News|Comments Off on Years of Living Dangerously