Month: August 2017

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The Sad Irony of Trump’s Presidential Response to Hurricane Harvey

  The oblivious president On Tuesday, August 29, as Hurricane Harvey lingered over Houston dumping an “unprecedented” four feet of rain, plus a few inches, the presidential entourage landed in Corpus Christi. Three days earlier Hurricane Harvey came ashore north of Corpus, pounding the small community of Rockport as a Category 4 storm. South Texas […]Read More

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Florida Settlement Proposal Cancels Levy Nuclear Power Project, Calls for

Part and parcel of the proposed settlement agreement, Duke Energy will make some $6 billion worth of climate-smart clean energy and energy efficiency investments over a four-year period, as well as cancel construction of the Levy Nuclear Power Plant.Read More

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Trump Administration Overturns Obama Policy To Discourage Water Bottles at

The National Park Service announced on August 16 that it would discontinue a policy in 2011 that encouraged national parks to eliminate the sale of disposable water bottles. The stated reason for rescinding the policy is that “hydration options for recreationalists, hikers, and other visitors to national parks” have been expanded. The NPS pointed out […]Read More

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Climate Refugees, the Paris Agreement, and the Delusion of Isolation

One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic Be it from social unrest, economic upheaval, or environmental collapse, forced human migration is at unprecedented levels. According to the UNHCR, there are more than 65 million displaced people in the world today. Of those, more than 22 million are forced refugees. Over half are under […]Read More