Protests Increase in Italy Against “Europe’s DAPL” – April 7, 2017
Euro-Caspian Mega Pipeline will stretch from the oilfileds of Azerbaijan through six countries to Italy
There is increasing outrage in Italy against what campaigners are calling “Europe’s DAPL,” with thousands of people taking to the streets to campaign against the 3,500 kilometer, $45 billion, Euro-Caspian Mega Pipeline (ECMP).
photo by Giovani Comunisti/e, Facebook
The vast ECMP will stretch all the way from the polluted oilfields of Azerbaijan through six countries to Italy. In so doing it will transport gas to Europe, locking the continent into decades of fossil fuel use.… more
by: Andy Rowell
Louisiana Floods: A “Classic Signal of Climate Change” – August 16, 2016
At least six people dead and 20,000 people rescued due to “historic” flooding event
Louisiana was under a state of emergency over the weekend with at least six people dead and 20,000 people rescued due to an “historic” flooding event affecting the state for the previous few days.
Photo courtesy of FEMA
Although Louisiana bore the brunt, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Texas all saw heavy rainfall too.
One of the worst-affected areas is the Louisiana capital, Baton Rouge, with flash flooding affecting it over the weekend.
Some 10,000 people there spent last night in emergency shelters, with 100 roads closed due to flood waters… more
by: Andy Rowell
Arctic Retreat – May 11, 2016
As Big Oil abandons the Arctic, pressure mounts on Obama to do more on climate change in the region
Sometimes it is hard to find good news on the climate. Take a quick look at a couple of today’s stories:
According to Australian researchers, five tiny Pacific islands, which are part of the Solomon islands, have completely disappeared due to rising sea levels, in what is being described as the “first scientific confirmation of the impact of climate change on coastlines in the Pacific.” Another six islands have had large swathes of land washed into the sea too.
Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center