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Across the country, more than 7,700 daily temperature records were broken last month, on the heels of the fourth warmest winter on record. While it might be time to lie on a blanket in the park, climate scientists are worried...

Read more: http://www.npr.org/2012/04/07/150199962/sunny-days-are-here-again-but-is-that-good

A PDF of an article released by BUKO (the German Federal Coordination of Internationalism) with a Left critique of the concept of a Green economy. "In the following 10 theses we will show why the Green Economy will have to fail in meeting its claim of greening the economy, which is due to the prevailing capitalist and imperialist conditions as well as the unquestioned faith in progress."

Read more: http://www.buko.info/fileadmin/user_upload/buko34/neu/BUKO34-Gesnat-Thesen-EN-Web-A4-V2.pdf_

Invoking the spirit of international peasant farmer movements La Via Campesina and Brazil's Movimento Sem Terra, hundreds of people entered a five-acre plot of land at the Berkeley/Albany border on Sunday April 22, in one of this spring's first high-profile actions of the Occupy movement. Their goal? To farm the land and share the food with the local community.

Read more: http://www.alternet.org/story/155127/

The riptides of climate change are beginning to tear at the fabric of our biosphere as the earth’s climate system lurches, in ungainly and lumbering jerks, from the relatively dormant and benign stability of the last 10,000 years, toward a more volatile, violent and less hospitable new climatic state previously unknown to human civilization.

Read more: http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/10/29/frankenstorms-and-climate-change-how-the-1-created-a-monster/

How is it possible that the same winding, 538-mile coastline that has recently been colonized by condominium developers chasing wealthy New Yorkers, themselves chasing waterfront views, had been, for decades, a catch basin for many of the city’s poorest residents? The answer is a combination of accident, grand vision and political expedience.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/nyregion/how-new-york-citys-coastline-became-home-to-the-poor.html?adxnnl=1&pagewanted=all&adxnnlx=1354907154-PskvmisOGDNXX7xg6oPcqg&_r=0

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