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December 2011 / January 2012 Issue

December 2011 / January 2012 Issue December 2011 / January 2012 (15.2 MB)
In This issue:
  • Young People Declare Green Economy Crucial to the Earth’s Future
  • Greenhouse Gases Rise by Record Amount
  • Philadelphia City Council Passes Resolution to Sue Delaware River Basin Commission
  • My Visit to Occupy Baltimore
  • Occupy Penn State Wants Drilling Ban
  • Fracking Contractor Pleads Guilty to Criminal Acid Discharge
  • 10 Ways to Support the Occupy Movement
  • New Film About Canada’s Tar Sands Oil: 'White Water, Black Gold'

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The nation's first global warming, hard-copy newspaper was launched on January 1, 2008 after seven years of development as an environmental newsletter.  Unlike ordinary newspapers, "Earth News: News, Views and Musings" will focus on global warming and have a greater focus on women and young people, peace and sustainable communities than most other papers have.  The bi-monthly tabloid emphasizes the importance of protecting forests and trees in the effort to soften the tragedies predicted from severe and sudden climate change.  It is also a beautiful newspaper, reflecting the glory of the planet we call "home."

Iona Conner, Publisher and Editor, has been an environmentalist for over 40 years.  She is a former New Jersey air pollution inspector and first realized that we were "cooking the planet" while in training to monitor industrial smokestacks back in 1986.  It didn't take much imagination to translate the visible factory stacks into hidden "stacks" which spurt out invisible greenhouse gas pollutants as fossil fuels heat and cool every house, school, business and church.  Then, as Iona was learning the art of smoke  evaluation, she imagined every single car and truck in the heavily trafficked corridors of central New Jersey as also having "stacks," horizontal ones.

Now the seriousness of catastrophic climate change is upon us and people all over the world are trying to come up with alternatives to burning coal, oil or gas.  "Earth News" highlights successful grassroots news stories from the United States and other countries.  The paper's upbeat spirit encourages others to take serious action, withdraw from deadly and insane ways of living, and get involved with others to build stronger local communities and to influence governments and corporations to work toward survival of ecosystems everywhere.

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