If anyone can help save the Arctic in less than 140 characters, it’s Emma Thompson (seriously, she’s hilarious).
She’s travelling to the Arctic along with her daughter, Gaia, actor Michelle Thrush and her daughter Imajyn. Together, they are calling to protect it from oil drilling and industrial fishing.
Even though our national parks are hurting because of climate change, the Department of the Interior (DOI) — keeps auctioning off other public lands for massive coal mines! Tell the DOI to protect our parks and climate, not coal interests! Here’s how:
Five years ago, Kimberly-Clark and Greenpeace established a framework for collaboration to work positively toward long-term solutions to conserve and protect forest resources worldwide. Appropriately marking the traditional “wood” anniversary, K-C and Greenpeace will host a first-of-its-kind Twitter chat to discuss progress and future goals.
The chat will cover topics such as how K-C and Greenpeace resolved their differences five years ago, what they’ve achieved since, how their relationship thrives, and where the two are moving next.
Twitter chat guests will include:
Join the conversation at #ForestSolutions on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PST.
Though the Keystone XL pipeline has been delayed due to popular backlash, oil and related hazardous materials continue to flow through the United States on trains and through pipelines. Increasingly these pipelines leak, contaminating the surrounding neighborhoods, rivers, and wheat fields with hazardous cancer-causing chemicals like benzene.
Last year in North Dakota a Tesoro pipeline carrying oil obtained by fracking ruptured in a farmers field, spilling an estimated 20,600 barrels over a seven acre area, one of the largest land based spills in US history. The spill was caused by a leak the size of a quarter coin, and went undetected by Tesoro until the farmer drove his combine into a sodden field of oil. Tesoro has recently begun a two year cleanup, during which they will use a”thermal desorbtion” process, involving the excavation and baking of thousands of tons of soil.