Daily Archives: December 5, 2016

NoDAPL — We won the battle, not the war | 12/4/2016

Rebuild the Dream

Published on Dec 5, 2016

Hollywood could not have written a more dramatic script

National Geographic | Our Place in the Milky Way – Documentary

Star Staff

Published on Nov 24, 2016

Now that the Voyagers have visited the outer planets of the solar system they are heading for new adventures in places astronomers call the Oort Cloud, the heliopause, heliosheath and eventually they may encounter double stars and exoplanets, some of which may pay a visit to the solar system one day or explode showering us with radiation. If the Voyagers live so long they will experience the local fluff, local bubble and other parts of the habitable zone of the galaxy.

NoDapl is a Civil Rights victory | 12/4/2016

Rebuild the Dream

Published on Dec 5, 2016

DAPL To Be Rerouted — Van reacts to news live | 12/4/2016

Rebuild the Dream

Published on Dec 5, 2016

Key Takeaway: Water must be protected. This was not a safe project

The 1st Glinka World Soil Prize

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Published on Dec 5, 2016

The Glinka Prize is an award for achievements in sustainable soil management and protection of soil resources that honours individuals/organizations whose activities exert an impact in improving the well-being of populations; The 2016 Laureate is the Colombian Instituto Geografico Agustin Codazzi (IGAC) which conducted a study that sheds light on Colombian soils rapidly modernizing geospatial technologies in Latin America


Working Together | Green Growth Knowledge Platform


Published on Dec 5, 2016

The Green Growth Knowledge Platform is a global community of organisations and experts committed to collaboratively generating, managing and sharing green growth knowledge and data to mobilise a sustainable future.

Find out more about GGKP here: http://www.greengrowthknowledge.org/

US Government Rejects Contentious Pipeline Route in North Dakota

VOA News

Published on Dec 5, 2016

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday denied the permit that would be needed to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline’s passage under the Missouri River not far from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The decision ended a tense standoff between the government and several thousand people who had set up a protest camp on federal land near the construction site. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more from Cannon Ball, North Dakota.
Originally published at – http://www.voanews.com/a/us-governmen…

Al Gore meets Donald Trump and Ivanka for climate talks – BBC News


Former Vice President Al Gore has met President-elect Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump to discuss climate policy.

The meeting “was a sincere search for areas of common ground,” said Mr Gore, a climate change activist.

During his presidential campaign, Mr Trump called man-made climate change a “hoax” perpetuated by China.

His daughter Ivanka reportedly wants to make the subject one of her signature issues.

It is unclear what role she will have in her father’s administration, but he had said that his children would take over his global business interests.

All three of Mr Trump’s adult children are serving on his transition team.

Why Al Gore? – Anthony Zurcher, BBC News, Washington

Anyone who had Donald Trump sitting down with former Vice-President Al Gore among their post-election predictions, please raise your hand.

The meeting may not be the strangest thing that has come out of the Trump transition process. (That honour has to go to the Naked Cowboy’s appearance in a Trump Tower elevator last week.) It is, however, an unusual development.

Ivanka Trump appears serious about taking on climate change as one of her “signature issues” – and anyone who has her ear also has a directly line to her father.

Mr Gore assuredly made his best case for continuing Barack Obama’s efforts to address climate change. But will it make a difference?

Mr Trump has been stocking his administration with conservative ideologues, and many of the possible names for his environmental posts are sceptical of current policy. If Ms Trump pushes the issue and Mr Gore continues his “extremely interesting conversation” with the president, however, this could become a test of how willing President Trump is to cross party orthodoxy.

A free-agent president – beholden to neither party and willing to strike deals according to his own fancy – may be exactly what his voters wanted and what Washington insiders fear.

Mr Gore told reporters he met Ivanka before his meeting with her father.

“The bulk of the time was with the president-elect, Donald Trump. I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued,” Mr Gore said.

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Guy McPherson – Presentation in Hamilton New Zealand

Niels van der Wolk

Published on Nov 28, 2016

Guy McPherson – Presentation in Hamilton New Zealand 27 – November 2016 At the Bill Gallagher Center at Wintec, Waikato Institute of Technology. On Anglesea Street. 6pm NZ time.

North Dakota pipeline halted

Al Jazeera English

Published on Dec 4, 2016

The US Army Corps of Engineers has announced it won’t approve the route of the North Dakota Access Pipeline.

Protests have been going on for months against the project which would run under Lake Oahe.