America Has 14,000 Golf Courses And 6,000 Refugees Waiting At The Border

The United States is a land of plenty, not scarcity — and undocumented immigrants are not the reason our hospitals and social services are crumbling. Khury Petersen-Smith December 13, 2018 Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images There’s a common argument in anti-immigration politics that claims undocumented immigration is a burden on social services and the public — or, as President Trump put it …

Latest from the Victoria Transport Policy Institute

“The Best Tool for Reducing Traffic Deaths? More Transit!” (https://bit.ly/2QgB6yZ ). This StreetBlog column uses research from the report, “A Hidden Traffic Safety Solution” (https://bit.ly/2DS23z6 ). “A New Traffic Safety Paradigm” (www.vtpi.org/ntsp.pdf ), provides additional information on the traffic safety benefits of more multimodal transport planning. “Why the Transportation Energy Intensity of Buildings Matters” (https://bit.ly/2E9B455 ), by Alex Wilson and Paula Melton. …

Green New Deal Action – Call your Congressperson today!

Hundreds of young protesters stormed the Capitol on Monday, taking over the offices of three members of Congress to push the need for an immediate climate change plan.  The activists with the Sunrise Movement, a group that’s pushing House Democrats to create a special committee next year focused entirely on climate change initiatives, engaged in three sit-ins inside the offices of the …

Our era is defined by interlocking crises of truth, democracy and ecology. Because we cannot save ourselves without contesting oligarchic control, the fight for democracy and justice and the fight against environmental breakdown are one and the same.

By Julian Brave NoiseCat, Our era is defined by interlocking crises of truth, democracy and ecology – and ExxonMobil is a major actor at that intersection in The Guardian, Sun 9 Dec 2018     ‘Over the years, the company channeled about $30m to researchers and activist groups promoting disinformation about global warming.’ Photograph: Matt Brown/AP Now that Democrats have won control of the …

Reframing The Pursuit Of A Carbon-Free Future As A Social Good

December 9th, 2018 by The Beam  his article was published in The Beam #7 — Subscribe now for more on the topic. “Conflicts are resolved at a negotiating table,” former Costa Rican President Óscar Arias has said. And it was in this spirit that 197 countries signed the Paris Agreement (to date, 179 states have ratified the Agreement) to limit the adverse effects of climate change …

2018 in review, from The Climate Mobilization

Game, Changed: 2018 in Review Historians will say that 2018 is when the Climate Emergency Movement began in earnest. 2019 will be the year that the movement breaks through and Climate Mobilization becomes the mainstream position. Our efforts to “move the movement” have proven enormously successful. We began 2018 as virtually the only organization in the United States advocating a …

Majority of voters worried about climate change

Poll: Majority of voters worried about climate change Politico | Steven Shepard 58 percent of voters say climate change is being caused by human activity, compared with 30 percent who say it’s a natural phenomenon. Only 4 percent of voters say climate change is not happening, while 8 percent are undecided. […] And most voters are worried about climate change: …

How Your Battery Will Sell Energy to Your Neighbor’s Car: The system for behind-the-meter device-to-device transactions is due out in a year.

JASON DEIGN SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 EnSync is working on a version of peer-to-peer energy trading. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com 0 Wisconsin-based storage developer EnSync Energy Systems is working on a system that could allow your residential battery to sell energy to your neighbor’s electric vehicle. The device-to-device transaction system is designed to operate behind the meter, using DC links, and could be …

Smart Growth 2018

Stuck in the Station showing which projects have been funded, which haven’t, and how much money USDOT still has yet to award. Our work on this count has made a noticeable impact, with FTA moving to advance several projects since we launched, and promising a few grants to come in early 2019. But we will keep holding their feet to the …