Bill McKibben

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The Fossil Fuel Resistance

Published: 
Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:00pm
Category: 
Energy

It got so hot in Australia in January that the weather service had to add two new colors to its charts. 

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To Stop Climate Change, Students Aim at College Portfolios

Published: 
Tue, 12/04/2012 (All day)

SWARTHMORE, Pa. — A group of Swarthmore College students is asking the school administration to take a seemingly simple step to combat pollution and climate change: sell off the endowment’s holdings in large fossil fuel companies. For months, they have been getting a simple answer: no.

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Cut the power of fossil fuel

Published: 
Fri, 11/09/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

It's not just Sandy. Sandy was off-the-charts terrible, a storm that broke every record in the books: for storm surge, for barometric pressure, for sheer size. But it also blew in toward the end of what will be the warmest year in U.S. history. It was a year that already had seen a summer-in-March heat wave described by meteorologists as the most statistically freakish weather event in the continent's history, an epic drought that raised grain prices 40% around the world and a record-setting melt of Arctic ice.