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Watch Live: 24 Hours of Reality

About 24 hours of reality: LIVE NOW September 16, 2014 Join us for 24 Hours of Reality, the fourth annual live-streamed multimedia show dedicated to sparking action on climate change. Broadcasting September 16-17, we will share 24 reasons to be hopeful about our future, and encourage everyone around the world to commit to a day of climate action. Join Livestream Now
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The rebellion to save planet Earth: Why civil disobedience could be our last, best hope

Traditional methods for fighting global warming have proven fruitless. It’s time for the people to take a stand Originally published at Salon by Ted Hamilton, September 7, 2014 The politics of climate change are shifting. After decades of halfhearted government efforts to stop global warming, and the failure of the “Big Green” NGOs to do much of anything about it, new voices — and new strategies — have taken the lead in the war against fossil fuels. Jeremy Brecher, a freelance writer, historian, organizer and radio host based in Connecticut, has documented the environmental movement’s turn toward direct action and
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No more pause: Warming will be non-stop from now on

Originally published at New Scientist by Michael Slezak, August 31, 2014. Enjoy the pause in global warming while it lasts, because it’s probably the last one we will get this century. Once temperatures start rising again, it looks like they will keep going up without a break for the rest of the century, unless we cut our greenhouse gas emissions. The slowdown in global warming since 1997 seems to be driven by unusually powerful winds over the Pacific Ocean, which are burying heat in the water. But even if that happens again, or a volcanic eruption spews cooling particles into
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A Stunning New Map Reveals For The First Time Where Our Galaxy Fits Into The Universe

Originally published at Business Insider by Kevin Loria, Sept. 3, 2014 The Earth is the only world for us — for now at least. But our planet is dwarfed by the stars and galaxies that make up the universe. Even our galaxy is a mere speck in a larger structure, which was just revealed for the first time by a group of scientists who created a map of more than 8,000 galaxies in an effort to understand where they fit in the universe. The team placed the Milky Way on the outskirts of a massive, previously unknown galaxy supercluster scientists
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Must See Film: Girl Rising

Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education. Using the power of storytelling to share the simple truth that educating girls can transform societies, Girl Rising unites girls, women, boys and men who believe every girl has the right to go to school and the right to reach her full potential. Their mission is to change the way the world values the girl.  Go to Website/Watch Trailer…
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