Daily Archives: October 21, 2022

New Jersey Sues Fossil Fuel Companies

“We Are a Democracy in Name Only”: George Monbiot on Truss Resignation & Who Will Be Next British PM


Democracy Now! Oct 21, 2022

British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned Thursday after just 45 days in office, the shortest term in the nation’s history. Her low-tax, low-regulation financial policies were widely criticized after they sent the pound plummeting, causing several senior ministers to quit. We speak to George Monbiot, British journalist at The Guardian, about her short-lived time in office, what this says about the Conservative Party, and who her likely successor will be. “You’d think we’d have a general election after all this chaos, … but that’s not how it works in this country, because we are a democracy in name only,” says Monbiot.

Green Infrastructure – 10/21/22

Boston City TV Oct 21, 2022

Mayor Michelle Wu announces a new city policy to expand the implementation of green infrastructure installations in Boston. The Mayor made the announcement in East Boston’s innovative new Central Square, with Boston’s Director of Green Infrastructure, Kate England, as well as local representatives.

Sustainable Wood: Climate-friendly cities

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – Oct 21, 2022

Built with wood, cities could become extensions of our forests, helping to combat climate change and keep the planet healthy. Wood is renewable and stores carbon for its lifetime, helping to keep it locked away from the atmosphere. Buildings and the construction sector currently emit almost 40% of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions globally. https://www.fao.org/forestry/sustaina…

Trees across the U.S. face dire threats, new report shows


Aug 28,
2022

A new report out this week warns that at least 1 in 9 tree species in the U.S. are at risk of extinction. Trees face a host of threats including invasive species, deadly disease and climate change. The data comes as part of the most comprehensive threat assessment ever collected on U.S. forests.