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An Environmentalist Call to Look Past Sustainable...

April 14, 2015The average citizen of Nepal consumes about 100 kilowatt-hours of electricity in a year. Cambodians make do with 160. Bangladeshis are better off, consuming, on average, 260.Then there is the fridge in your kitchen. A typical 20-cubic-foot refrigerator — Energy Star-certified, to fit our environmentally conscious times — runs through 300 to 600 kilowatt-hours a year.Read More (Via The New York...

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PRRI Survey Results Indicate That The GOP Is Out Of Touch...

March 5, 2015CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS are so busy this week flirting with a partial government shutdown — their target is the Department of Homeland Security and its 240,000 employees — that they may have missed fresh evidence of how badly out of step with the American public they are on the issue of illegal immigration.Read More (Via The Washington Post)

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Net Neutrality Activists Take Civil Rights Fight to...

February 25, 2015In the lead-up to the FCC's pivotal net neutrality vote on Thursday, civil rights and media justice organizations across the United States are taking theirdemands for an open internet to the store-fronts of the telecommunications giants that continue to aggressively fight the protections.Read More (Via Common Dreams)

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Stanley Nelson and ‘The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the...

February 9, 2015Stanley Nelson has to admit that his timing was good. His new documentary, “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” is starting to play at festivals — it had its premiere at Sundance last month — in the wake of the nationwide protests over police killings of African-American men in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island. The moment is right for a documentary history of the Panthers, with its...

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FCC: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality

February 6, 2015After more than a decade of debate and a record-setting proceeding that attracted nearly 4 million public comments, the time to settle the Net Neutrality question has arrived. This week, I will circulate to the members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed new rules to preserve the internet as an open platform for innovation and free expression. This proposal is rooted in long-...

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A Climate Hawk Separates Energy Thought Experiments from...

January 30, 2015"David Roberts, the progressive environmental blogger who coined the phrase “climate hawk,” has done the environmental community a great service with a Grist post stressing the difference between a vision of a climate-safe energy future and a strategy for making that vision a reality.One of his core lines is:'[M]ost decarbonization scenarios are thought experiments, not practical roadmaps. But...

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We can solve climate change, but it won’t be cheap or easy

January 29, 2015"Pretty much everyone who acknowledges the problem of climate change is hungry for good news about it, which makes sense, as most of the news is overwhelming and awful. There is high demand for optimism — I hear it every time someone asks me to write or speak on climate — so inevitably there is supply."Read More (Via Grist)

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Shareholders Press Verizon Board on Net Neutrality

January 13, 2015Investors in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), including the Nathan Cummings Foundation, are once again pressing the company’s board of directors to report on the business risks arising from the company’s opposition to open Internet and network neutrality principles. Read more

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