Calendar – Click on Date for links entered on that Day
- Why Bitcoin is so bad for the planet February 26, 2021
- House Ag Democrats February 25, 2021
- To Review Implementation of Farm Bill Conservation Programs February 25, 2021
- Climate Change and the U.S. Agriculture and Forestry Sectors February 25, 2021
- Book review: Bad science and bad arguments abound in ‘Apocalypse Never’ by M ichael Shellenberger » Yale Climate Connections February 25, 2021
- Who were the Neanderthals? | DW Documentary February 25, 2021
- When We Met Other Human Species February 25, 2021
- Wind and solar actually outperformed the forecast” According to Beto O’Rourke February 25, 2021
- Commonwealth Science Conference highlights Day 3 February 25, 2021
- This Week’s Space News February 25, 2021
- Witnessed by Satellites: Water nourishes arid land February 25, 2021
- Is the Steady State Progressive? – Center for the Advancement of the Steady State E conomy February 25, 2021
- Starving on a Full Stomach: Hunger and the Triumph of Cultural Racism in Modern South Africa (Reconsiderations in Southern African History): Diana Wylie February 25, 2021
- Mexico to ban glyphosate, GM corn: Presidential decree comes despite intense pressure from industry, US authorities | IATP February 25, 2021
- What is Sustainable Agriculture? Episode 1: A Whole-Farm Approach to Sustainability February 25, 2021
- Kristi Noem takes on Bill Gates’ latest environmental demands February 25, 2021
- Boston restores monument to Black Civil War troops February 25, 2021
- Vice President Harris Swears In Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture Virtually February 25, 2021
- Looking for Life on Mars | NOVA | PBS February 24, 2021
- Minimum Wage Maximum Rage (w/Bernie Sanders) February 24, 2021
- They Screwed Texas & People Died (w/ Greg Palast) February 24, 2021
- How this young prince seized power in Saudi Arabia February 24, 2021
- Dissident documentary sheds light on Saudi Arabia’s dark tactics February 24, 2021
- Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in the Food Movement February 24, 2021
- Restoring History – PBS NewsHour full episode, Feb. 24, 2021 February 24, 2021
- Vaccine Distribution Worldwide – PBS, Newshour, 24 February 2021 February 24, 2021
- Galaxy Song February 24, 2021
- Asylum Welcome – Oxford, U.K. February 24, 2021
- STAR Oxford – Student Action for Refugees | Facebook February 24, 2021
- How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need: Bill Gates February 24, 2021
- Decolonising SOAS February 24, 2021
- Decolonising the Curriculum Conference 2020 February 24, 2021
- What If the Sahara Desert Was Covered With Solar Panels? February 23, 2021
- earthrise – The Great Green Wall February 23, 2021
- What If We Terraformed the Sahara Desert? February 23, 2021
- Senegal’s massive reforestation project February 23, 2021
- Why this retired farmer plants trees | Regenerative Agriculture in Spain February 23, 2021
- How 50 million trees have changed the world February 23, 2021
- Tree Aid and the Great Green Wall February 23, 2021
- The Great Green Wall program : 10 years later, where are we ?” February 23, 2021
- Baobab & The Great Green Wall of Africa – Aduna February 23, 2021
- The Great Green Wall of Africa: Will it help fight climate change? BBC Newsnight February 23, 2021
- Why is Africa building a Great Green Wall? BBC News February 23, 2021
- David Attenborough Urges World Leaders To Confront Climate Catastrophe | NBC News NOW February 23, 2021
- ‘Climate change biggest security threat,’ David Attenborough tells UN February 23, 2021
- Sir David Attenborough | UN Security Council | 23 FEB 2021 | Extinction Rebellion UK February 23, 2021
- Attenborough gives stark warning on climate change to UN – BBC News February 23, 2021
- Dr. Cornel West vs. Harvard University February 23, 2021
- Fukushima nuclear reactors leaking coolant after earthquake February 23, 2021
- This week’s Roundup from across XR | Extinction Rebellion UK February 23, 2021
Daily Archives: March 12, 2018
WHO WE ARE
We are builders of places where people want to be.
Every day, we challenge ourselves and the status quo, striving to exceed expectations for our guests, our tenants, and our partners. Our business is founded on relationships; our reputation is our greatest currency.
Climate Change News
Published on Mar 12, 2018
US storm PATH update LIVE: 18ins of HEAVY SNOW to hit USA – Noreaster poses DANGER to LIFE
THE USA will be hit by another dramatic storm this week bringing with it dangerous heavy snow and fierce winds as the storm looks set to smash the coast in two weeks. Here are live updates and the latest news on storm Skylar’s path and tracking.
Winter Storm Skylar will bring heavy snow and gusty winds to the Northeast early this week, marking the third coastal storm to affect the region in a span of fewer than two weeks.
Skylar will also lay down a blanket of snow from the Ohio Valley into the Appalachians before its arrival on the East Coast.
The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories from parts of Northwestern Pennsylvania, New Jersey up through Maine.
More than 38 million are under a winter weather advisory or warning from the Tennessee Valley into New England including New York City, Boston, and Portland, Maine.
Snow will move into the region on Monday evening, spreading into far northern Maine by late afternoon Tuesday – with up to 20 inches possible in some areas, the NWS says.
Storm Skylar path update: Where will winter snow storm BATTER USA?
Monday, March 12
1.54pm update: The NWS is warning people to take precautions as the noreaster approaches
The NWS said: “A developing nor’easter forecast to affect the East Coast again. Unfortunately nor’easters impact millions of people in the eastern U.S. with heavy snow and strong winds.”
Advice includes checking your forecast for your area, purchasing a shovel and snow-melting materials, and fulling up your car’s petrol tank.
1.06pm update: Crews are still trying to restore power to thousands of homes after last storm
Thousands of people were left without power when the last two nor’easters hit the USA.
In New Jersey , PSE&G crews are still trying to restore service to about 800 customers. At one point, well over 100,000 PSE&G customers were without power.
JCPL has about 4,000 customers without power but says it plans to restore service to everyone by Monday night.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy responded to all of the outages, tweeting over the weekend: “As of now, @JCP_L has committed to restoring power by this evening for all customers who lost power during the first storm.
“We will hold them accountable for this promise to the people of New Jersey.
“Once all power has been restored to every New Jersey resident and business, our administration will begin an investigation into what went wrong and how utilities could have responded better.”
12.50pm update: Latest USA weather forecast from WBUR as Storm Skylar approaches
Monday: Some sun but with increasing afternoon clouds. High: 42.
Monday night: Cloudy with snow developing around midnight. Low
Climate Change News
Published on Mar 10, 2018
A must-do list for climate change in Greater Boston
THE THREAT OF climate change feels distant — until it doesn’t.
A pair of powerful storms, one in January and another this month, provided an alarming preview of what’s to come: a woman clutching her child in the floodwaters in Quincy, tens of thousands going without power for days, and the future site of General Electric’s downtown Boston headquarters inundated with water.
State and local officials have done an admirable job analyzing the long-term risks. And in Boston, a couple of pilot projects are in the works: one that will raise a portion of Main Street in Charlestown and another that will create a flood wall that can be rapidly deployed to protect a part of East Boston.
But the recent storms have made it clear that we need more urgency. More resources. And we’ve got to be smart about how we deploy them. Below, some guiding principles — and some specific recommendations — for a region coming face-to-face with its epochal challenge.
Think big. Much of the climate change planning in the region anticipates sea level rise of up to three feet by the end of the century. And that could be handled without offending community sensibilities or riling up property owners too much, says Paul Kirshen, professor of climate adaptation at the University of Massachusetts Boston: Relatively small, unobtrusive barriers and attractive green spaces would be enough to block and soak up the water. But if greenhouse gas emissions remain at current levels, he warns, sea level rise could top 7 feet. That means bigger structures at bigger cost, with more blocked sight lines. It also means giving up on shoreline development in some cases. This is a much more difficult conversation, but an essential one.
Think heat. The dramatic flooding of the last few months has focused public attention on the dangers of rushing water. But experts say our primary challenge may be hotter temperatures. Between 1971 and 2011, the thermometer topped 90 degrees in Boston for about 11 days per year.
Mar 08, 2018
In Pennsylvania, regulators have ordered an emergency shutdown of a major gas pipeline Wednesday, after massive sinkholes began opening up around the pipeline in suburban Philadelphia, forcing some residents to evacuate. The state’s Public Utility Commission ordered the temporary shutdown of Sunoco’s Mariner East 1 system, warning its continued operation and the construction of the adjoining Mariner East 2 pipeline could have “catastrophic results.” Sunoco is a subsidiary of the pipeline giant Energy Transfer Partners, which is also behind the controversial Dakota Access pipeline.
Mar 08, 2018
In San Francisco, an appeals court has ruled that a group of young people suing the Trump administration over climate change can take their lawsuit to trial. The 21 youth are arguing the government has failed to take necessary action to curtail fossil fuel emissions, violating their constitutional rights. They first launched their lawsuit under the Obama administration.
Mar 08, 2018
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro now says the Trump administration will initially exclude Mexico and Canada from Trump’s new steel and aluminum tariffs, as long as the two countries sign a new version of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement. This is a reversal since Sunday, when Navarro said there would be no exceptions. The announcement comes as President Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner traveled to Mexico to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Meanwhile, Trump’s proposed steel and aluminum tariffs are causing major tensions with another key U.S. ally: South Korea, which is a major exporter of steel to the United States. The tariffs threaten to further deteriorate the relationship between the U.S. and South Korea at a time of increased nuclear threat on the Korean Peninsula.
Mar 08, 2018
And in more trade news, officials from 11 nations have gathered in Santiago, Chile, where they are slated to sign the sweeping trade agreement formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or the TPP. President Trump pulled the United States out of the sweeping trade deal shortly after taking office, after years of global public resistance by those who say free trade deals benefit corporations at the expense of health and environmental regulations. But the rest of the nations involved in the pact have gone forward with the deal, now called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, which will represent about a seventh of the world’s economy.
Mar 06, 2018
According to The New York Times, emails sent by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch show oil extraction was central in the decision to shrink the Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah last year, despite fierce opposition from Native Americans and environmentalists. One of the emails sent by Senator Hatch’s office to the Interior Department reads, “The new boundary depicted on the map would resolve all known mineral conflicts … within the Bears Ears.” This email directly contradicts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s statements last year in which he claimed, “Bears Ears isn’t really about oil and gas.”