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Nicaragua’s “Great Canal” Draws Opposition

By Fulton Armstrong

Although questions continue to swirl around whether the Chinese-Nicaraguan canal – which its main investor called the “most important in the history of humanity” – will be built or not, its opponents are taking it all very seriously.  546 more words

Nicaragua

Extra £22m Cycling Monies in Birmingham - What will it be buying

This is a straight lift from the Birmingham Newsroom site –  but I think it is worth sharing as it is a major slice of monies being put to changing Birmingham’s mobility habits. 484 more words

Birmingham

A Progressive's Guide to the 2015 Legislative Session - Issues: Water

Everybody is talking about water due in large part to the overwhelming popularity of Amendment 1.  The 75% passage rate changed the dialogue in Tallahassee: now at least the Legislature has recognized this is an important issue for voters on both sides of the aisle.  829 more words

Florida Legislature

Some Food for Thought

Reuters recently published an article entitled “Cutting Food Waste Could Save $300 Billion And Feed Hungry: Report.” The first sentence of the article is a bit hard to swallow…”Reducing consumer food waste could save the global economy up to $300 billion annually by 2030 as one third of all food produced worldwide ends up being discarded…” This article drew on the research conducted by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, an international group chaired by former Mexican President Felipe Calderon. 542 more words

Environmental Ethics

Extinction Haiku: Florida Panther

Tawny brown wild cat

She prowls at night with quiet grace

Nimble, sleek huntress

Environment

"McCarthyism" lives in Washington D.C.

“McCarthyism” is alive and well in Washington for some Democrats. This time Democrats in the Senate are openly assaulting “global warming” skeptics trying to muzzle free speech. 176 more words

Environmental Issues