We stand today, two weeks after the shooting Death of Unarmed John Crawford , a week and a half after the Police Shooting Death of Unarmed Michael Brown, about a week after the shooting of Death of ...
The figures (read down the page of the article) speak volumes.
A proposed California law threatens clean energy start-ups, but you wouldn’t know that simply by reading it. Assembly Bill 2145 entered the state senate late last month on a platform of consumer protection.
It's more than mere coincidence that the sponsor of this measure is the darling of the large existing power companies.
Brazil might or might not win the World Cup, but it so far seems a clear winner in the race to reduce carbon emissions – having stopped 3.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide from escaping into the atmosphere during the last decade.
A team of economists and scientists report in the US journal Science that Brazil has achieved this, since 2004, by simply not cutting down 86,000 square kilometres of rainforest. This is, in effect, a 70% decline in deforestation, and in 2013 alone such abstention amounted to a 1.5% drop in global carbon emissions.
It sounds like eccentric accounting – awarding credits for unauthorised destruction that didn’t happen – but it represents a change of course all the same.
The scientists report that, between 1999 and 2004, pressure on the Amazon rainforests had reached alarming levels as tracts totaling the equivalent of almost 14.3 million football pitches were cleared annually for soy crops and beef.