Climate Change

A Keystone XL activist gets his day in court

Oct 28th, 2014 | By

Even though Johnson wasn’t allowed to mention climate change, the jury still went easy on him. There was no jail time, though the judge doubled the fines recommended by the prosecutor and levied the maximum for each count: $500 for obstructing a public official, and $500 for continuing to talk to some supporters after the

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NPR Guts Its Environment And Climate Reporting Team

Oct 27th, 2014 | By

One week after Environmental Headlines went on indefinite hiatus, National Public Radio has gutted its staff dedicated to covering environmental and climate issues.



Will climate change debate receive a grass roots push?

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

After 20 years of debate we have failed to reach consensus ….



Grants help Bridgeport, Milford prepare for storms

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

There are new microgrid projects in Bridgeport and Milford …



League of Women Voters Northeast Connecticut holds discussion on climate change

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

League of Women Voters to discuss climate change …



East Coast cities susceptible to more tidal flooding

Oct 20th, 2014 | By

The report looks at the effects of rising sea levels in 52 communities along the East and Gulf coasts using National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tide gauges. New London’s tide gauge, located on the Thames River, shows the city now experiences two tidal floods per year, “but changes in flood frequency could be steep,” the

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People’s Climate March… Voices Heard?

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By
Environmental Headlines editor Christopher Zurcher wearing his Environmental Headlines hat and t-shirt (x-larges available, and other sizes probably too, just inquire) and partner Rachel Heerema stand on Central Park West approaching the People's Climate March, Sept. 21, 2014.

Many of us participated in the inspiring People’s Climate March on 9/21/2014 in New York City. Marchers represented a wide variety of religious, educational, environmental, energy, social justice, peace, health, labor, cultural and other organizations. Click on this Environmental Headline for more about the climate march.



Will Massive People’s Climate March Launch a Movement that Can Challenge Corporate Power?

Sep 29th, 2014 | By
There were people, aka climate marchers, as far as the eye could see looking north up Central Park West in New York City during the People's Climate March, Sept. 21, 2014. (photo: cjzurcher, Environmental Headlines)

The summit is intended to kickstart a process that it is hoped will result in a substantive international agreement at next December’s global climate negotiations in Paris.



NY A.G. Schneiderman op-ed on climate in the NYT

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently published an op-ed on The Huffington Post on the recent pattern of extreme weather events across New York State as well as his office’s efforts to address the effects of climate change and protect our communities.



Record Greenhouse Gases Continue to Accumulate in the Atmosphere, by Henry Auer

Sep 24th, 2014 | By

The World Meteorological Organization, an agency of the United Nations, reported recently that the global average concentration of carbon dioxide, a major GHG, reached a record level of 396 parts per million in 2013 …



Bottom-up Climate Fix, by Dan Esty

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By

WORLD leaders are at the United Nations this week, at the invitation of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, to “champion an ambitious vision anchored in action that will enable a meaningful global agreement” on climate change next year. But if history is any guide, the dialogue is unlikely to produce the ramped-up response we need to address the many threats we face from the unrelenting buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. … Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from Daniel C. Esty.



Green Party represented at 2014 People’s Climate March

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By

Green Party speakers at NYC People’s Climate March. Howie Hawkins talks People Power https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LPBLekVs54 Brian Jones Lifting People Up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7xpsCIPkYU Jill Stein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLAsx_dfjig Brian Jones & Howie Hawkins Rally the Green Party https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iorQF33aATk Elizabeth May Canadian Green MP talks to US Green Party https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRWd6nNcQRg Please take the time to view, Tweet, Facebook Share these videos.



Hundreds? or thousands? from Conn. head to People’s Climate March?

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
The view looking south along Central Park West during the People's Climate March in New York City Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (photo: cjzurcher)

Was it hundreds from Conn? or Thousands? at the ?#?PeoplesClimateMarch?? The Associated Press, and therefore just about every newspaper in the state, ran the headline, courtesy of The AP, “Hundreds head from Conn. to NYC for climate march.” Other news organizations followed suit, like CBS reporting “Thousands to attend climate march.”

Having ridden the train with others, both going (on Saturday) and coming home Sunday, I think hundreds is a very low average estimate. Thousands of people from the state were in those trains. I spoke with people who boarded trains close to 7 a.m. Many others filled the trains later in the morning and day.



People’s Climate March Saturday, Sunday Sept. 20-21, NYC

Sep 19th, 2014 | By

Environmental Headlines will see you at the Climate March and events preceding the march in New York City Saturday. Click on this Environmental Headline for a link to more information.



Get on board the CT Climate Train

Sep 17th, 2014 | By
A coal train rolls through a town in West Virginia, where more coal is produced than any other state except Wyoming.

When the People’s Climate March kicks off in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 21, it is sure to be a powerful and diverse assembly.



Live Twitter #UpChat on climatechange 11 a.m. Sept. 15

Sep 12th, 2014 | By

It’s happening — what you’ve all been waiting for … an #UpChat on Twitter! to talk about climate change, leading up to the United Nations 2014 Climate Summit.



Ocean warming imperils fishery in Maine

Sep 5th, 2014 | By

Imagine Cape Cod without cod. Maine without lobster. The region’s famous rocky beaches invisible, obscured by constant high waters. It’s already happening.



A new radio series out of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is spreading climate change awareness

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By

The series, produced by Yale Climate Connections at FES and launched on Aug. 18, features 90-second stories about how climate change is affecting lives nationwide.



Climb aboard the Climate Train

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By

Please buy your ticket today or as soon as possible. It will greatly help us to accommodate everyone if you and others buy now.



Report highlights need to tackle climate change in New York

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By
Flood of June 2013 in Mohawk Valley. Oneida, NY. Courtesy of the Flickr account of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

In remarks delivered during a forum New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released a report that, for the first time, details the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme rainfall events across New York State and outlined the unique approach his office has taken on environmental issues in the last 3 ½ years.