As e-bike users discover how much further they can travel in a given amount of time, they start using their bikes more and their cars less

StreetsBlog, Sept 2020 Cycling Industry News reports on a study in Norway that finds that as e-bike users discover how much further they can travel in a given amount of time, they start using their bikes more and their cars less. The study of Oslo bicyclists found that e-bike users were traveling 340 percent further on average than they were on their …

Recent reports from the Energy and Policy Institute

Coal and water conflicts in the American West Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits Utility Carbon Targets Reflect Decarbonization Slowdown In Crucial Next Decade Utilities Knew: Documenting Electric Utilities’ Early Knowledge and Ongoing Deception on Climate Change From 1968-2017 Paying for Utility Politics: How ratepayers are forced to fund the Edison Electric …

Fives States Have Filed Climate Change Lawsuits, Seeking Damages From Big Oil and Gas: Connecticut targeted ExxonMobil, while Delaware named 31 oil and gas defendants

David Hasemyer on Climate Home News, Sept 15, 2020 Connecticut and Delaware have joined a growing list of states, cities and counties that have filed climate change lawsuits against the fossil fuel industry, claiming oil and gas companies knew their products caused sea level rise and stronger hurricanes and willfully misled the public about those and other dangers related to …

Barbara Freese on Industrial Strength Denial

By Editor in https://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/barbara-freese-on-industrial-strength-denial/ September 9th, 2020 Faced with proof that they are engaged in mass crime and violence, corporations have a long history of denying evidence, blaming victims, complaining of witch hunts, attacking their critics’ motives, and otherwise rationalizing their harmful activities.  Denial campaigns have let corporations continue dangerous practices that cause widespread suffering, death, and environmental destruction.  Barbara Freese, …

Colorado Governor Jared Polis Moves to Dismiss Himself from Climate Accountability, Turns Back on Duty to Protect Climate, Achieve Environmental Justice in Colorado

This post includes multiple articles and statements on the topic September 10, 2020, by Jeremy Nichols, (303) 437-7663 Denver– Today, Colorado Governor Jared Polis moved (asked) a court to rule that he has no duty to protect the climate, arguing he is not legally required to achieve legislated greenhouse gas reduction goals in the state. “With this court filing, Governor …

We all know that air pollution is choking our planet — and our lungs. But noise pollution from automobiles is almost as bad

By Kea Wilson, StreetsBlog, Sep 14, 2020 https://usa.streetsblog.org/2020/09/14/the-other-type-of-car-pollution-that-harms-us-all/ Noise pollution from busy roads is nearly as harmful to our health as air pollution, according to the World Health Organization — but a new study reveals we’re not doing nearly enough research to understand, much less regulate, the sonic impact of cars on our bodies. A team of Italian researchers found a broad consensus …

Thanksgiving Greetings to the Natural World: Haudenosaunee Words that Come Before All Else: We are thankful…Now our minds are one

Haudenosaunee tradition teaches us that peace requires gratitude.  We are to be thankful for the living world.  Our relationship to the Earth is the basis of our sustenance and our peacefulness.  Our Mother Earth connects us to a perpetual process of creation, and she continues to provide all we need to be happy and healthy. americanindian.si.edu/environment/pdf/01_02_Thanksgiving_Address.pdf Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address             …

Part of our malady is that there is nothing in our country, not even life and not even death, where we take the proposition that “all men are created equal” seriously

What Ails America by Timothy Snyder, Sept 2020 I was in Germany when I got sick. Late at night in Munich on December 3, 2019, I was admitted to a hospital with abdominal pain and then released the next morning. In Connecticut, on December 15, I was admitted to the hospital for an appendectomy and released after less than twenty-four …

When stumped by a life choice, choose “enlargement” over happiness

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/sep/04/oliver-burkemans-last-column-the-eight-secrets-to-a-fairly-fulfilled-life There will always be too much to do – and this realisation is liberating. Today more than ever, there’s just no reason to assume any fit between the demands on your time – all the things you would like to do, or feel you ought to do – and the amount of time available. Thanks to capitalism, technology and human …