Washington Voters Step Up, Pass the Nation's First Carbon Tax

Climate -- Nov. 04, 2016 09:35AM EST

By: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

A price on carbon would help reduce emissions from large emitters in Washignton. Photo: Scott Butler / Flickr 

Alfred North Whitehead observed that "duty arises from one's capacity to influence events." By this rule, Washington state voters have a profound duty to support Initiative-732, our nation's first carbon tax.

By making Washington the premier American government to place a price on carbon, Evergreen voters will pioneer the trail away from our deadly carbon addiction and its murderous offspring: climate chaos.

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It's Official: Paris Agreement Becomes International Law

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Climate Nov. 04, 2016 08:21AM EST

By Patricia Espinosa and Salaheddine Mezouar

 

Humanity will look back on Nov. 4, as the day that countries of the world shut the door on inevitable climate disaster and set off with determination towards a sustainable future.

The Paris climate change agreement—the result of the most complex, comprehensive and critical international climate negotiation ever attempted—came into force today.

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La mariposa de la Paz

Comunicado de Prensa

Por: FUNDACIÓN PROAVES DE COLOMBIA

Fecha: Noviembre 3 de 2016

 El Presidente de Colombia en el Museo de Historia Natural. Foto: © Natural History Museum.

En el marco de la visita de Estado al Reino Unido del presidente de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos para abordar temas de cooperación en el posconflicto para apoyar el actual proceso de paz en el país; se realizó en el Museo de Historia Natural de Londres el lanzamiento oficial del descubrimiento de una nueva especie de mariposa para la ciencia, cuyo nombre Magneuptychia pax está dedicado a la paz.

How Carbon Farming Can Reverse Climate Change

Andrea Basche, Union of Concerned Scientists |

May 21, 2016 

Are there agricultural practices that might offer more potential than the ones commonly discussed in the “carbon farming” conversation? In a companion post, I wrote about what the science tells us about cover cropping and reduced tillage, two practices getting a lot of attention in what I’ve called the “carbon farming” rage. Here I want to address some more agroecological practices, those that incorporate ecological principles and what is known from field research about their ability to add carbon to the soil.

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