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CAPA’s Toolkit for Reducing Carbon Emissions & Increasing Renewable Energy in Illinois

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CAPA is taking a leadership role in moving legislators and the White House to take a courageous stand.  Under the guidance of former CAPA Pres. Jack Kelly, one of our resident climate specialists, we're moving to pressure Illinois decision-makers to …

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Renewable Energy Town Hall Meetings in Wilmette & Evanston

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We Need Your Help. • Enable Illinois to meet and exceed the EPA carbon Pollution reduction targets of 33% by 2030. • Learn about new opportunities to transition from dirty and dangerous electric power to clean renewable energy. • Review …

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ACT: DON’T FRACK!

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CLICK HERE to get involved in two simple ways. 1) Call Gov. Quinn – 217-782-6830 2) Sign and pass a petition online for a moratorium in the active earthquake zones of IL

We Wrote the Letters to Obama & the EPA: SEND THEM, PLEASE!

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Initiatives to reduce carbon emissions from power plants are under attack. We Need Your Help. Write the Environmental Protection Agency. Write to President Obama. On June 4th, 2014, President Obama announced an EPA plan to reduce carbon emissions from U.S. …

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ARE HUMANS GOING EXTINCT?

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Some scientists, Guy McPherson included, fear that climate disruption is so serious, with so many self-reinforcing feedback loops already in play, that humans are in the process of causing our own extinction. August, September and October were each the hottest …

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China | US | Climate

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China-U.S. status: It's complicated Americans like to keep the world simple, dividing important countries into two groups: valued allies and hateful enemies. That approach suffices when we're talking about South Korea and North Korea. But it doesn't work well when …

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BUS to NYC CLIMATE MARCH

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SIERRA CLUB's FACEBOOK PAGE about transportation has the details and ticketing link with options. GET ON THE ILLINOIS BUS TO THE PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH The Sierra Club is organizing an Illinois Bus to the Peoples Climate March.  The bus leaves …

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US Lags Behind on Energy Efficiency, Study Shows

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US Lags Behind on Energy Efficiency, Study Shows Rankings released as new climate data confirms warming global temperatures – Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Courtesy of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.The U.S. ranks near the bottom of the second …

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Dahr Jamail | Will Fracking Cause Our Next Nuclear Disaster?

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Radiation Leak at New Mexico Nuclear Waste Storage Site Highlights Problems Dahr Jamail for Truthout A recent fire and radiation release at New Mexico's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) uranium repository has brought renewed focus on the problem of what …

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A Paltry Start in Curbing Global Warming

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Eduardo Porter for The New York Times asks: What would it take to prevent the Earth’s temperature from rising more than 3.6 degrees — 2 degrees Celsius — above its level before the industrial era, which is generally considered the …

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The Issues: Military Spending

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