Posts Tagged ‘ fossil fuels ’

World Council of Churches pulls fossil fuel investments

Jul 11th, 2014 | By

Bill McKibben, the founder of climate campaign group, said in a statement: “The World Council of Churches reminds us that morality demands thinking as much about the future as about ourselves – and that there’s no threat to the future greater than the unchecked burning of fossil fuels. This is a remarkable moment for

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Providence Approves Divestment From Fossil Fuels

Jul 14th, 2013 | By

Building on the local climate change divestment movement, the City Council of Providence, Rhode Island, voted 11-1 June 20 to pull its investments from fossil fuels.

Greenhouse gas levels pass symbolic 400ppm CO2 milestone

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By

The world’s air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant. Monitoring stations across the Arctic this spring are measuring more than 400 parts per million of the heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere. The number isn’t quite a surprise, because it’s been rising at an accelerating

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Climate Café tonight at The Grove, 71 Orange St., New Haven

Jul 27th, 2011 | By

The event will bring community partners and individuals together for an evening of food and good conversation about what New Haven is doing to move away from fossil fuels and what the New Haven community will look like when this transition has been made.

House GOP Votes to Protect Big Oil Giveaway

May 6th, 2011 | By

WASHINGTON – May 5 – By a vote of 241-171, the House of Representatives today blocked the repeal of just one of the many taxpayer-funded subsidies that benefit big oil companies. House Republicans voted in lockstep, joined by seven Democrats, to protect the Section 199 domestic manufacturing tax credit, a multibillion-dollar giveaway for the five

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Reserves make America the global powerhouse | Hartford Business

Feb 8th, 2011 | By

Everyone knows that the nation’s fossil-fuel outlook is bleak. It’s time to face the grim reality that we’ve nearly exhausted our energy supplies. So why is the United States exporting coal and natural gas? It’s doing so because everyone is wrong. America’s fossil-fuel base is vast, and energy professionals — unlike lazy reporters, oblivious talking

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