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“Collapse of the Oceans” Wins EMA Award

September 27, 2017

“Collapse of the Oceans” Wins EMA Award

by YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY

On September 23, YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY won the Environmental Media Award for the outstanding use of environmental content in Reality Television. The award honored the YEARS episode “Collapse of the Oceans” starring correspondent Joshua Jackson. YEARS correspondents Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder presented the EMA, which was accepted by Executive Producers David Gelber and … Continue reading ““Collapse of the Oceans” Wins EMA Award”

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War on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Congress is trying to sell off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to pay for America’s latest round of tax cuts. But their math doesn’t add up, leaving the taxpayer short over $950 million, and one irreplaceable wilderness.

SOURCES:
[i] The Hill. GOP on verge of opening Arctic refuge to drilling 12/03/17 http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/362881-gop-on-verge-of-opening-arctic-refuge-to-drilling
[ii] The Washington Examiner. Murkowski confident Arctic drilling can raise $1 billion 11/02/17 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/daily-on-energy-murkowski-confident-arctic-drilling-can-raise-1-billion/article/2176964
[iii] Anchorage Daily News. Small bidders snatch up land near ANWR in state oil lease sale 12/07/17 https://www.adn.com/business-economy/energy/2017/12/06/small-bidders-snatch-up-land-near-anwr-in-state-lease-sale/

[iv] Bureau of Land Management. BLM Offers Largest Number of Tracts Ever for Oil and Gas Lease Sale Within the NPR-A https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-offers-largest-number-tracts-ever-oil-gas-lease-sale-within-npr
[v] Anchorage Daily News. Small bidders snatch up land near ANWR in state oil lease sale 12/07/17 https://www.adn.com/business-economy/energy/2017/12/06/small-bidders-snatch-up-land-near-anwr-in-state-lease-sale/
[vi] Center for American Progress. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 101. 10/10/2017 https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/10/10/440559/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-101/
[vii]Slate. I Want My Oil Yesterday! Why It Takes So Long to Drill in Alaska 11/10/05
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2005/11/i_want_my_oil_yesterday.html
[viii] Center for American Progress. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 101. 10/10/2017 https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/10/10/440559/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-101/
[ix] Ibid

War on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Congress is trying to sell off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to pay for America’s latest round of tax cuts. But their math doesn’t add up, leaving the taxpayer short over $950 million, and one irreplaceable wilderness.

SOURCES:
[i] The Hill. GOP on verge of opening Arctic refuge to drilling 12/03/17 http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/362881-gop-on-verge-of-opening-arctic-refuge-to-drilling
[ii] The Washington Examiner. Murkowski confident Arctic drilling can raise $1 billion 11/02/17 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/daily-on-energy-murkowski-confident-arctic-drilling-can-raise-1-billion/article/2176964
[iii] Anchorage Daily News. Small bidders snatch up land near ANWR in state oil lease sale 12/07/17 https://www.adn.com/business-economy/energy/2017/12/06/small-bidders-snatch-up-land-near-anwr-in-state-lease-sale/

[iv] Bureau of Land Management. BLM Offers Largest Number of Tracts Ever for Oil and Gas Lease Sale Within the NPR-A https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-offers-largest-number-tracts-ever-oil-gas-lease-sale-within-npr
[v] Anchorage Daily News. Small bidders snatch up land near ANWR in state oil lease sale 12/07/17 https://www.adn.com/business-economy/energy/2017/12/06/small-bidders-snatch-up-land-near-anwr-in-state-lease-sale/
[vi] Center for American Progress. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 101. 10/10/2017 https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/10/10/440559/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-101/
[vii]Slate. I Want My Oil Yesterday! Why It Takes So Long to Drill in Alaska 11/10/05
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2005/11/i_want_my_oil_yesterday.html
[viii] Center for American Progress. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 101. 10/10/2017 https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/10/10/440559/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-101/
[ix] Ibid

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President Donald Trump just eliminated 2 million acres of protected federal lands from Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Is that even legal?

President Donald Trump just eliminated 2 million acres of protected federal lands from Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Is that even legal?

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ALEC

Is renewable energy being held down where you live? It might be because fossil fuel companies are literally writing the laws, with help from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

SOURCES:
[i] Center for Media and Democracy. ALEC Exposed. https://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/What_is_ALEC%3F
[ii] ALEC’s Climate Change Denial. http://alecclimatechangedenial.org/corporate-funders/
[iiia] The New York Times. Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists. July 8, 2017. https://nyti.ms/2tUYma2
[iiib] Center for American Progress. The Latest Threat to Electric Cars. March 31, 2017. https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/03/31/429641/latest-threat-electric-cars/
[iv] Bloomberg. Koch-Funded Group Prods Trump’s EPA to Say Climate Change Not a Risk. November 15, 2017.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-15/coal-funded-alec-prods-trump-to-say-climate-change-not-a-risk
[v] The Natural Resources Defense Council. EPA’s Endangerment Finding: The Legal And Scientific Foundation For Climate Action. May 2017. https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/epa-endangerment-finding-fs.pdf
[vi] Scientific American. One Big Legal Obstacle Keeps Trump from Undoing Greenhouse Gas Regulation. April 26, 2017. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/one-big-legal-obstacle-keeps-trump-from-undoing-greenhouse-gas-regulation/
[vii] Center for Media and Democracy. Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC. https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Corporations_that_Have_Cut_Ties_to_ALEC
[viii] ALEC’s Climate Change Denial. http://alecclimatechangedenial.org/corporate-funders/

ALEC

Is renewable energy being held down where you live? It might be because fossil fuel companies are literally writing the laws, with help from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

SOURCES:
[i] Center for Media and Democracy. ALEC Exposed. https://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/What_is_ALEC%3F
[ii] ALEC’s Climate Change Denial. http://alecclimatechangedenial.org/corporate-funders/
[iiia] The New York Times. Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists. July 8, 2017. https://nyti.ms/2tUYma2
[iiib] Center for American Progress. The Latest Threat to Electric Cars. March 31, 2017. https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/03/31/429641/latest-threat-electric-cars/
[iv] Bloomberg. Koch-Funded Group Prods Trump’s EPA to Say Climate Change Not a Risk. November 15, 2017.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-15/coal-funded-alec-prods-trump-to-say-climate-change-not-a-risk
[v] The Natural Resources Defense Council. EPA’s Endangerment Finding: The Legal And Scientific Foundation For Climate Action. May 2017. https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/epa-endangerment-finding-fs.pdf
[vi] Scientific American. One Big Legal Obstacle Keeps Trump from Undoing Greenhouse Gas Regulation. April 26, 2017. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/one-big-legal-obstacle-keeps-trump-from-undoing-greenhouse-gas-regulation/
[vii] Center for Media and Democracy. Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC. https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Corporations_that_Have_Cut_Ties_to_ALEC
[viii] ALEC’s Climate Change Denial. http://alecclimatechangedenial.org/corporate-funders/

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Bears Ears National Monument

President Donald J. Trump has just announced that he is shrinking the Bears Ears National Monument by nearly 90 percent and the Grand Staircase-Escalante monument by nearly 50 percent. 

SOURCES:
[ia] https://twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs/status/937765325252255744
[ib] http://wapo.st/2AuV6CS?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b7394da96392
[ii] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-10/trump-takes-aim-at-western-monuments-that-may-hold-oil-riches
[iii] http://wapo.st/2AuV6CS?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b7394da96392
[iv] http://westernvaluesproject.org/zinke-releases-energy-burdens-report-full-of-special-interests-giveaways/
[v] http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/11/17/businesses-ask-trump-administration-to-leave-national-monuments-intact
[vi] Ibid.
[viia] Ibid.
[viib] http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/story/1508800071cax86xesbqk
[viii] http://westernvaluesproject.org/statement-trump-bets-again-on-scandal-plagued-interior-secretary/
[ixa] http://wapo.st/2fphB2X?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.7964beaa1a28
[ixb]
https://www.nrdc.org/trump-watch/trump-administration-review-ban-uranium-mining-near-grand-canyon

Bears Ears National Monument

President Donald J. Trump has just announced that he is shrinking the Bears Ears National Monument by nearly 90 percent and the Grand Staircase-Escalante monument by nearly 50 percent. 

SOURCES:
[ia] https://twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs/status/937765325252255744
[ib] http://wapo.st/2AuV6CS?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b7394da96392
[ii] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-10/trump-takes-aim-at-western-monuments-that-may-hold-oil-riches
[iii] http://wapo.st/2AuV6CS?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b7394da96392
[iv] http://westernvaluesproject.org/zinke-releases-energy-burdens-report-full-of-special-interests-giveaways/
[v] http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/11/17/businesses-ask-trump-administration-to-leave-national-monuments-intact
[vi] Ibid.
[viia] Ibid.
[viib] http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/story/1508800071cax86xesbqk
[viii] http://westernvaluesproject.org/statement-trump-bets-again-on-scandal-plagued-interior-secretary/
[ixa] http://wapo.st/2fphB2X?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.7964beaa1a28
[ixb]
https://www.nrdc.org/trump-watch/trump-administration-review-ban-uranium-mining-near-grand-canyon

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Climate Candidate for President

It’s time for a climate candidate for President of the United States. Would they have your vote?

It’s time to vote on climate.

SOURCES:
[ia] The Verge, “Fires, heat waves, and hurricanes: why this summer’s extreme weather is here to stay.” Sep 12, 2017.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/12/16295000/extreme-weather-climate-change-wildfires-heat-waves-hurricanes
[ib] The Weather Channel, “Hurricane Maria Was One of the 10 Most Intense Atlantic Basin Hurricanes on Record.” Sep 20, 2017.
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/hurricane-maria-one-of-most-intense-atlantic-hurricanes
[ii] New York Times, “How G.O.P. Leaders Came to View Climate Change as Fake Science.” June 3, 2017.
https://nyti.ms/2rDMtna
[iii] The Atlantic, “Democrats Are Shockingly Unprepared to Fight Climate Change.” Nov 15, 2017.
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/there-is-no-democratic-plan-to-fight-climate-change/543981/
[iv] Huffington Post, “Early Signs That 2018 Will Be The Year Of The Climate Voter.” Nov 17, 2017.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/early-signs-that-2018-will-be-the-year-of-the-climate_us_5a0da03be4b006a16baf1f7f

Climate Candidate for President

It’s time for a climate candidate for President of the United States. Would they have your vote?

It’s time to vote on climate.

SOURCES:
[ia] The Verge, “Fires, heat waves, and hurricanes: why this summer’s extreme weather is here to stay.” Sep 12, 2017.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/12/16295000/extreme-weather-climate-change-wildfires-heat-waves-hurricanes
[ib] The Weather Channel, “Hurricane Maria Was One of the 10 Most Intense Atlantic Basin Hurricanes on Record.” Sep 20, 2017.
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/hurricane-maria-one-of-most-intense-atlantic-hurricanes
[ii] New York Times, “How G.O.P. Leaders Came to View Climate Change as Fake Science.” June 3, 2017.
https://nyti.ms/2rDMtna
[iii] The Atlantic, “Democrats Are Shockingly Unprepared to Fight Climate Change.” Nov 15, 2017.
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/there-is-no-democratic-plan-to-fight-climate-change/543981/
[iv] Huffington Post, “Early Signs That 2018 Will Be The Year Of The Climate Voter.” Nov 17, 2017.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/early-signs-that-2018-will-be-the-year-of-the-climate_us_5a0da03be4b006a16baf1f7f

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#ClimateFacts: Bad for the Brain

Excess CO2 isn’t just heating the planet, it’s making our brain fuzzy.

SOURCES:
[i] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10037/
[ii] https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/climatescience/greenhousegases/industrialrevolution.html
[iii] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1104789/
[iv] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10037/
[v] https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20100039645.pdf

#ClimateFacts: Bad for the Brain

Excess CO2 isn’t just heating the planet, it’s making our brain fuzzy.

SOURCES:
[i] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10037/
[ii] https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/climatescience/greenhousegases/industrialrevolution.html
[iii] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1104789/
[iv] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10037/
[v] https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20100039645.pdf

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WeCanSolveThis: Concentrated Solar

As amazing as solar power is, it’s not much use when the sun isn’t shining. Right? Wrong.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.seia.org/policy/solar-technology/concentrating-solar-power
[ii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-use-solar-energy-at-night/
[iii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-concentrating-solar-tower-is-worth-its-salt-with-24-7-power/
[iv] http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/04/05/470810118/solar-and-wind-energy-may-be-nice-but-how-can-we-store-it
[v] https://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/funding-opportunity-announcement-generation-3-concentrating-solar-power-systems-gen3csp

WeCanSolveThis: Concentrated Solar

As amazing as solar power is, it’s not much use when the sun isn’t shining. Right? Wrong.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.seia.org/policy/solar-technology/concentrating-solar-power
[ii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-use-solar-energy-at-night/
[iii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-concentrating-solar-tower-is-worth-its-salt-with-24-7-power/
[iv] http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/04/05/470810118/solar-and-wind-energy-may-be-nice-but-how-can-we-store-it
[v] https://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/funding-opportunity-announcement-generation-3-concentrating-solar-power-systems-gen3csp

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Bob Inglis: What’s Worse Than Losing An Election

Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis has a message about what’s worse than losing an election.

Bob Inglis: What’s Worse Than Losing An Election

Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis has a message about what’s worse than losing an election.

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#ClimateFacts: How Species Extinction Hurts People

Large mammals like rhinos, elephants and hippos are dying at an alarming rate, in part because of climate change. That’s bad for humans in unexpected ways. Aasif Mandvi learns why.

SOURCES:
[i] http://afsaap.org.au/assets/Shilla_Henry_Elibarki.pdf
[ii] https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/konzakrugerexperiment/
[iii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3758959/
[iv] http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/resources/vector237to261.pdf
[v] https://www.thoughtco.com/global-impacts-of-the-black-death-1434480

#ClimateFacts: How Species Extinction Hurts People

Large mammals like rhinos, elephants and hippos are dying at an alarming rate, in part because of climate change. That’s bad for humans in unexpected ways. Aasif Mandvi learns why.

SOURCES:
[i] http://afsaap.org.au/assets/Shilla_Henry_Elibarki.pdf
[ii] https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/konzakrugerexperiment/
[iii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3758959/
[iv] http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/resources/vector237to261.pdf
[v] https://www.thoughtco.com/global-impacts-of-the-black-death-1434480

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Inside the Heartland Institute

The climate change denial movement didn’t happen by accident. We take you inside a secret meeting where powerful interests plan to make the biggest issue of our time one that politicians are afraid to talk about.

Inside the Heartland Institute

The climate change denial movement didn’t happen by accident. We take you inside a secret meeting where powerful interests plan to make the biggest issue of our time one that politicians are afraid to talk about.

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Why I'm involved

There is so much misinformation about what is creating the fires, the droughts, the extreme storms. I really wanted to be part of getting the correct information to people.

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Why I'm involved

Caring about animals and their survival ensures our survival, if we want to not go extinct ourselves.

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Why I'm involved

I spoke to scientists, I spoke to politicians, I spoke to to children, and I spoke to a psychiatrist. I’ve really run the gamut of all things climate change on this incredible personal journey of mine.

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