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Citizens Draw the Line Against Tar Sands Oil in York

York, ME (September 21, 2013) – Nearly thirty citizens concerned about the global impacts of increased development of tar sands oil gathered outside of a York TD Bank location on Saturday, September 21st. The event was one of more than 200 events throughout North America during a day of citizen action organized by 350.org . . . → Read More: Citizens Draw the Line Against Tar Sands Oil in York

Who to believe?

“So, who is more likely to be correct — the 97% of all publishing climate scientists, who view the evidence as showing that humans are primarily responsible for global warming? Or the 37% of the public who view global warming as a hoax, who have been subject to a massive PR campaign by the richest . . . → Read More: Who to believe?

Whatever we put into the world becomes part of us

It is a matter of choice and courage.

Let’s make this easy for anyone to understand

Tar Sands Oil in Maine?

Community Talk: “Tar Sands Oil­­ — Why it Matters to ME!”

Tuesday, May 28, 7:00 p.m. at the York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd.

Bob Klotz, co-founder of 350 Maine, will discuss the implications for Maine of a proposal to move tar sands oil from Canada to Portland Harbor for export overseas. Considerations . . . → Read More: Tar Sands Oil in Maine?

How climate change is causing havoc for life on earth

The following infographic was sent to us by the folks at LearnStuff.com:

York represented at Forward on Climate rally in Washington

York residents and York Energy Efficiency Committee members Eric Hopkins, Hilary Clark, and Melissa Enright were among those who were taking a stand for the environment and for future generations in Washington last weekend. From the excellent Seacoastonline article by Deborah McDermott:

Seacoast voices among 35,000-plus in D.C. climate rally Call for veto of Keystone . . . → Read More: York represented at Forward on Climate rally in Washington

Organic Farming Crucial to Food Security, Addressing Climate Change

In addition to reducing pollution, conserving water, and eliminating hazardous pesticides from the environment, organic farming typically uses 50% less fossil fuel than conventional agriculture.

As the world begins to wrestle with rising food insecurity associated with climate change, a report from Worldwatch points to the crucial role organic farming plays.

Not only is organically . . . → Read More: Organic Farming Crucial to Food Security, Addressing Climate Change

Rally to keep the Northeast tar sands free

From the Maine chapter of the Sierra Club:

Rally for a tar sands free Northeast — January 26 in Portland

Imagine how devastating an oil spill into the Connecticut River would be. Picture dirty tar sands oil pouring into Sebago Lake or Casco Bay. We’ve seen what happens when tar sands pipelines spill, and it’s . . . → Read More: Rally to keep the Northeast tar sands free

It’s official: 2012 was the hottest year on record in the U.S.

Worldwide, the 10 warmest years on record all fell within the last 15 years. But in the mainland United States, 2012 has topped all previous records.

The numbers are in: 2012, the year of a surreal March heat wave, a severe drought in the Corn Belt and a huge storm that caused broad devastation in . . . → Read More: It’s official: 2012 was the hottest year on record in the U.S.

Natural gas not such a good deal for the climate

Natural gas has been presented as a relatively clean “bridge” to a time when renewables are more widely available. However, recent research has found significant leakage of methane during the extraction process. It turns out the there’s almost no climate value in replacing oil and coal with natural gas.

Bridge To Nowhere? NOAA Confirms High . . . → Read More: Natural gas not such a good deal for the climate

Important Documentary “Chasing Ice” at The Music Hall

The highly acclaimed documentary “Chasing Ice” will be playing at the Music Hall in Portsmouth on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 & 8. From the Music Hall web site:

Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing . . . → Read More: Important Documentary “Chasing Ice” at The Music Hall

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