May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014
Pete Seeger's body gave out yesterday, but his music will live forever. He has left us a bounty of music and boundless spirit to continue the good fights.
Thank-you, Pete. Goodnight.
Here's a sampler of three great songs. YouTube is full of his music. Enjoy.
Robert Collier, TheRecord.com, Dec 21 2013
If U.S. President Barack Obama wants a way to appease both sides of the controversy over the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, he might want to look in the other direction — south to Mexico.
Harald Welzer, Spiegel Online, Dec 6 2013
The Warsaw conference demonstrated that the "climate summit" model is broken and, more importantly, that capitalism itself is driving us to the brink. Protests are not the solution -- it's time to fight the system using its own weapons.
SPIEGEL Staff, September 4 2013
More and more wind turbines are turning in Germany, and solar panels are basking in the sun, yet the amount of pollutants and greenhouse gases emitted by smokestacks increased last year. This dramatic turn of events is especially evident in small town of Grosskotzenburg, just east of Frankfurt.
SPIEGEL Staff, September 4 2013
Consumer advocates and aid organizations say the breaking point has already been reached. Today, more than 300,000 households a year are seeing their power shut off because of unpaid bills. Caritas and other charity groups call it "energy poverty."
SPIEGEL Staff, September 4 2013
If you want to do something big, you have to start small. That's something German Environment Minister Peter Altmaier knows all too well. The politician, a member of the center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has put together a manual of practical tips on how everyone can make small, everyday contributions to the shift away from nuclear power and toward green energy. The so-called Energiewende, or energy revolution, is Chancellor Angela Merkel's project of the century.
Asian Pacific Post, 25Sep2013
Premier Christy Clark upcoming 13-day trade mission to China, Korea and Japan to deepen British Columbia’s relationships with those key liquefied natural gas Asian markets will be facing some severe gas pains, industry analysts said.
ABC News, 23 Aug 2013
A research pilot plant in Newcastle will trial world-first technology that turns carbon emissions into bricks and pavers for the construction industry.
Doug Saunders, The Globe and Mail, Jul. 27 2013
As you squeegee out your basement, replace your blown-off roof tiles, bury your heat-withered tomato crop and think about moving to a house on higher ground, you will be forgiven if you want to step out onto the street, tilt your head toward those odd-shaped clouds massing on the horizon, and scream, “Fix it!”
Gail Whiteman, Chris Hope & Peter Wadhams, Nature, July 2013
Methane released by melting permafrost will have global impacts that must be better modelled
Unlike the loss of sea ice, the vulnerability of polar bears and the rising
human population, the economic impacts of a warming Arctic are being
Nafeez Ahmed, Guardian.co.uk, June 22 2013
Overinflated industry claims could pull the rug out from optimistic growth forecasts within just five years
RT.com, 14 Jun 2013
In 2012 the global trade in liquefied natural gas (LNG) has suffered its first annual drop after three consecutive decades of expansion.
John Vidal, The Guardian, 29 April 2013
The concentration of carbon in the atmosphere over the next few days is expected to hit record levels
By Greg Palast, GregPalast.com, Mar 5 2013
For BBC Television, Palast met several times with Hugo Chàvez, who passed away today.
As a purgative for the crappola fed to Americans about Chavez, my foundation, The Palast Investigative Fund, is offering the film, The Assassination of Hugo Chavez, as a FREE download. Based on my several meetings with Chavez, his kidnappers and his would-be assassins, filmed for BBC Television. DVDs also available.
Media may contact Palast at interviews (at) gregpalast.com.
Venezuelan President Chavez once asked me why the US elite wanted to kill him. My dear Hugo: It's the oil. And it's the Koch Brothers – and it's the ketchup.
The Associated Press, Globe and Mail, Mar. 05 2013
CARACAS, Venezuela —Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lost his battle with cancer Tuesday, silencing the leading voice of the Latin American left and plunging his divided oil-rich nation into an uncertain future.
RT Actualidad, 5 mar 2013
Hay evidencias concretas de que EE.UU. cuenta con la tecnología necesaria para atentar contra la vida del presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez, así lo aseguró la abogada y escritora Eva Golinger.
Polina Chernitsa, Voice of Russia Radio, Feb 22 2013
With many countries having their eyes on the Arctic and its rich resources, the region is becoming the intersection of strategic interests and economic ambitions.
Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post, February 7 2013
JAENSCHWALDE, Germany — Green-friendly Europe has a dirty secret: It is burning a lot more coal.
Fritz Els, MiningNewsDigest.com, January 29 2013
Chinese financial website Finet quotes Phil Ren, chief of the China Coal Importers Association, as saying at an industry conference in Singapore, China's coal imports may reach 400 million – 500 million tonnes within three years.
World Bank, November 18 2012
- New World Bank-commissioned report warns the world is on track to a “4°C world” marked by extreme heat-waves and life-threatening sea level rise.
- Adverse effects of global warming are “tilted against many of the world's poorest regions” and likely to undermine development efforts and goals.
- Bank eyes increased support for adaptation, mitigation, inclusive green growth and climate-smart development.
Bloomberg, Brisbane Times, August 31 2012
The discovery along Africa's east coast of the world's biggest gas finds in a decade threatens to undo investment plans on the other side of the Indian Ocean.
Andrew Callus, Reuters, Globe and Mail, Aug. 14 2012
LONDON — Booming like never before, the offshore oil and gas industry is exploring ever deeper into the ocean and drilling further under the sea bed, bringing strikes like one this week off Brazil, which may be one of the biggest yet in the region.
CNN, August 12 2012
(CNN) -- A U.S. guided missile destroyer was involved in a collision with an oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Navy announced.