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June 17, 2015 | Blog Post

Don’t Let Dirty Industries Sell Our Health Down the River

People who don’t follow environmental issues closely may not realize that where we get our electricity is the most consequential decision we make in terms of whether we have clean air and safe drinking water or not.  Power plants, especially coal-burning power plants, are the largest polluters of our waterways by far—more than the next nine largest industries combined

June 17, 2015 | Blog Post

Some Unsolicited Advice for George R. R. Martin: Watch the Wolves

Anyone who has watched even one episode of Game of Thrones knows that the show features dastardly villains, allegiances that change with the weather, political and literal back-stabbings, deeply unsettling familial relationships, and stunningly frequent killings of fan-favorite characters. In a word, it is awesome.

June 16, 2015 | Blog Post

Hawai‘i Vows to Go 100 Percent Renewable by 2045

In May 2013 on Mauna Loa volcano in Hawai‘i, scientists at the world’s oldest carbon dioxide measuring station for the first time recorded CO2 levels in the atmosphere higher than 400 parts per million. When it comes to climate change, 400 ppm is a frightening milestone. Scientists say the global concentration of carbon dioxide hasn’t been this high since before humans evolved.

June 15, 2015 | Blog Post

Clean Power Plan Affects Black Quality of Life

This is a guest blog by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Columnist.

When Cheeraz Gormon received an invitation to lobby in Washington on behalf of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan with environmental legal advocacy nonprofit, Earthjustice, she was bewildered.

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