Why the MacArthur Foundation is doubling down on climate change

September 22, 2015 by  
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The Foundation launches its Climate Solutions initiative with $50 million in grants, to help ensure that the US meets its responsibilities in addressing the crisis of climate change.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Narrates Green World Rising Films About Climate Solutions (VIDEO)

November 3, 2014 by  
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Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio recently pledged $7 million towards ocean conservation projects , was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change , participated in the largest climate march in history , and delivered a powerful address at the UN Climate Summit. As if that wasn’t enough, his foundation is also a supporting partner of the Green World Rising short film series that focuses on the state of the climate and solutions to the climate crisis. The Tree Media -produced series is narrated by DiCaprio and the third out of four episodes has just been released online. Read the rest of Leonardo DiCaprio Narrates Green World Rising Films About Climate Solutions (VIDEO) Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , carbon , climate crisis , climate solutions , Green World Rising , Leonardo DiCaprio , methane , renewables , Tree Media

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Most Americans Think The Obama Administration Should Have Defended EPA’s Ozone Standards

October 14, 2011 by  
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LA Smog Image credit: Flickr, biofriendly When EPA’s proposed revisions to Federal air quality (ozone) standards were delayed, my impression was that the move was led by White House political strategists and had nothing to do with what American citizens prefer. Ten (10) polls recently conducted for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the League of Women Voters of the US (LWV), and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) corroborate these suspicions. Here are the poll highlights in aggregate, as

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Don’t Agonize, Organize! Powershift Re-launches Web Site for Climate Activists

May 1, 2011 by  
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photo via powershift.org Two weeks ago, over 10,000 students activists descended on Washington, D.C. to collaborate, train, motivate, and take action at Powershift 2011 . They made enough of an impact that President Obama took notice and invited 12 student leaders for a conversation

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Can Psychedelic Politics Ride Out The Coming Storm?

May 1, 2011 by  
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Sudden storm . Image credit:Flickr, allspice1 , “…entry into the Leave It To Me Challenge #30.” The radical right has been fighting a successful culture war against all things 60’s and 70’s. Earth day and its legislative outcomes are under especially intense attack, for example

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Turkish Prime Minister Erdo?an’s ‘Crazy Project’ for Istanbul: Building a Second Strait

April 30, 2011 by  
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Map showing the estimated location (left) of the proposed Istanbul Canal, roughly parallel to the Bosphorus Strait (right). Image: Istanbul Municipality .

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Weekday Vegetarian: Potato Chip Frittatas

April 30, 2011 by  
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Photo: Emma Alter We have a federal election coming up on Monday, and my son has been working about 15 hours a day for the past three weeks hoping to get our candidate elected. I’m not good about doing things like door-to-door canvassing as he has been doing, so I’m helping out in the best way I know how. I’ve been taking food treats in for the volunteers and staff

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Interview: Rainforest Action Network Executive Director Rebecca Tarbotton

September 3, 2010 by  
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photo via RAN Rainforest Action Network’s new Executive Director, Rebecca Tarbotton, has big plans for the Bay Area-based advocacy group. RAN , which was founded in 1985, takes on big banks that are funding the coal industry, like JP Morgan and Chase, and it has worked to protect the world’s most threatened rainforests, like those in Indonesia that are home to endangered orangutans and tigers.

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Three Things That Will Change Radically With Climate: Drug & Alcohol Use, & FEMA’s Budget

June 17, 2010 by  
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Image credit: FloodDamage.Data.org I probably could have listed other things that will increase commensurate with climate change: like doomsday cults, prohibitionist movements and radical political groups, for example. But I wanted to focus on investment and budget control opportunities people are overlooking. Let’s start by analyzing the latter.

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News From Mother Jones: Beyoncé’s Beach House Brouhaha

April 29, 2010 by  
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Beyoncé’s Beach House Brouhaha: Beyoncé and Jay-Z are reportedly worth $265 million. So why are they getting a FEMA bailout? Most Pesticide Laden Produce of 2010: A few months back, we reported on the 12 most pesticide-laden fruits and veggies.

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