• Against the use of explosives for mining in Pyankasa, Abuja
    Every time a bomb goes off, local residents are in shock. They think it is Boko Haram. Most of the houses are falling apart!
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    Created by Robert Etemiku Picture
  • Improve air quality in India.
    Deep breathing is the solution to many health problems as we inhale fresh and oxygen rich air. But is it true for our nation? Do we have fresh air especially in the cities which are congested, full of vehicles and industries? Air pollution in India is quite a serious issue with the major sources being fuelwood and biomass burning, fuel adulteration, vehicle emission and traffic congestion.Most Indian cities greatly exceed acceptable levels of suspended particulate matter. This may be because of refuse and biomass burning, vehicles, power plant emissions, industrial sources. Most Indian cities continue to violate India's and world air quality PM10 targets. Facts about Air Pollution in India India is the seventh most environmentally unsafe country in the world. Most of the industries do not stick to the environmental guidelines, regulations and laws. Pollution caused by burning fuelwood and biomass is one of the main causes of the Asian brown cloud. This cloud delays the monsoon in India. Many auto rickshaws and taxis in India use adulterated fuel. This is done to lower down the price but it is the environment and ultimately we who have to pay the price back. Some of the adulterants are actually very harmful to the environment as these emit unsafe pollutants which further deteriorate the quality of air. There are more than 40 different types of dangerous pollutants in the engine exhaust (diesel and gas). 70% of the air pollution is caused by vehicles. Burning of fossil fuel such as coal and diesel has reduced the growth of rice harvest in India. India is the third largest producer of coal in the world and at the top as far as CO2 emittance is considered. Causes Thermal Power plants. Fuel adulteration Some Indian taxis and auto-rickshaws run on adulterated fuel blends. Adulteration of gasoline and diesel with lower-priced fuels is common in India.Some adulterants increase emissions of harmful pollutants from vehicles, worsening urban air pollution. Traffic congestion Traffic congestion is severe in India's cities and towns. Traffic congestion is caused for several reasons, some of which are: increase in number of vehicles per kilometer of available road, a lack of intra-city divided-lane highways and intra-city expressways networks, lack of inter-city expressways, traffic accidents and chaos due to poor enforcement of traffic laws. Greenhouse gas emissions Health costs of air pollution Exposure to particulate matter for a long time can lead to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, lung cancer and heart attacks. Making air better. (solutions) Proverb ‘Prevention is better than cure’ appropriately suits to this condition. Pollution must be prevented rather than letting it go and then dealing with it. Strict enforcement of rules. Heavy fines on violators . Making CNG mandatory mandatory. use solar energy Recycle paper, plastic, glass bottles, cardboard, and aluminum cans. (This conserves energy and reduces production emissions.) . Public awareness should be raised and stringent measures should be taken to regulate the vehicular emission. We must use public transport wherever possible, use energy-efficient appliances. Plant more trees
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    Created by Mukund N Rao
  • Shift our town away from dirty coal and toward renewables by 2017
    This is important because our current energy source, petroleum, is not sustainable and more importantly, it is causing climate change. 97% of all atmospheric scientists agree that climate change is correlated to carbon emissions. This is settled science, but it has become politicized, and that is why most people will not accept that this is happening. In 20 years, the next generation may not be able to see what a real snow year look like out west. We may not be able to farm out here anymore. Cities like LA or Las Vegas may not even exist anymore. This is important. It starts will small decisions now, like choosing to invest in renewable energy like wind a solar, that will help build a better future.
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    Created by Trent Mahaffey
  • Non aux sables bitumineux - Oléoduc Trans-Canada - ports pétroliers sur le fleuve St-Laurent.
    C'est important pour aider à réduire les gaz à effets de serres, assurer un avenir plus propre aux générations futures et protéger notre eau potable, nos milieux humides, la biodiversité de nos parcs, lacs, rivières et forets.
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    Created by Céline Lachapelle
  • Use of Ethanol for Motor Vehicle Fuel
    Ethanol is a renewable source of energy as it can be produced from the sugarcane molasses. Switching from use of fossil fuels to ethanol would help Malawi in many ways: One, save forex as the country would stop or reduce imports of fossil fuels. Two, the country can start exporting ethanol to other countries that would adopt the technology thereby generating forex. Three, the demand for more molasses as an input in the ethanol production would lead to the growth of the sugar and cane growing industries thereby increasing sugar exports and generating forex. This would have a positive impact on the economy through creation of jobs, reduction in shocks emanating from global fossil fuel price changes, increased productive use of agricultural land, and an increase in the amount of government revenues for investment in social services among others.
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    Created by Mathias Funsanani
  • Local Citizens for a Burnaby Without Big Oil
    Mayor Corrigan, it is your voice along with the elected mayors of BC who can stand for us in politics. Please mobilize city funds in a legal effort to stop this project motivated blindly by profits, a project which is effectively railroading itself through Burnaby. We turn to you to and your team to help us return governance of local soil, water, land and air back to the people. Thanks to D. Suzuki for helping to put this issue in context. "Corporations, especially those with head offices in some other part of the country or the world care little for the interests of local ecosystems or communities, except in so far as they interfere with the drive to maximize profit for shareholders. They have no obligation to protect local ecosystems or local communities. Their sole goal is to make as much money as they can get away with."
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    Created by Ian Hand
  • Stop Subsidizing Greenhouse Gas Polluters
    We need to stop incentivizing actions that cause climate change period. We need to stop subsidizing behaviour that wastes natural resources such as fossil fuels, water, land, air, trees etc. We need to start incentivizing actions that will help us to begin to reverse climate change and conserve our natural resources.
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    Created by David Engel Picture
  • Stop fracking in the UK
    It is very important to stop this industry to protect our population of humans, wildlife, farms and livestock from the pollution of land, water and air from the deadly gas's and chemicals associated with this industry. It is vital that we do not start another dirty industry when we have so many other well established unsustainable polluting industrys we already need to deal with urgently. We need to secure the future for everyone and it is irresponsible to keep looking at finite fossil fuels and dangerous nuclear for future energy. All our energy and energy funding needs to be put in to installing and designing new sustainable alternatives now, while we still have the old working systems in place. The present systems are unsustainable and dirty, we all know this let's pull together pull the wool from our eyes and do something about it!
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    Created by Dan Payne
  • Fossil Fuel Use Fee and Dividend
    The level of fossil fuel pollution (chiefly CO2) in the atmosphere is already affecting the planet's climate and the amount continues to climb rapidly. The prospects for coming generations do not look good. Our grandchildren and theirs deserve a better planet to live on than the one we are now creating. All of the programs that endeavor to reduce society's use of fossil fuels are aimed at specific targets and are like trying to change the course of a great river by shoving twigs into the bottom. Some of these endeavors may be quite successful but the fossil fuels industries and their customers quickly find ways around them. A universal response is needed if we are to stop the environmental and economic devastation that continued use of fossil fuels will bring. We need an economic dam across the face of our fossil fuel addiction. To get everyone on board in reducing the amounts of fossil fuels they use, the government should get involved by legislating a fee/dividend combination. The fee, quite a harsh one, would be phased in over three years and would be levied against the amount of fossil fuel that came into the economy at the wellhead, mine entrance, or port of entry. That way everyone, from original producer to final customer, would be affected by the fee. 95% of the collected fees would be returned to the citizenry equally in the same way the Alaskan oil dividend is done now. The fee/dividend combination would penalize the greatest users of fossil fuels and reward those who used little. Everyone would be involved trying to maximize their economic advantage by minimizing the fees they paid. Once this dam was constructed, simple economic forces would entice each individual to use as little fossil fuels as possible.
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    Created by Mike Tabony
  • Establish a carbon tax Now
    I was shocked to see about three weeks ago that there was only one climate change petition on the WH website and only 3 energy related petitions. I think there should be a continuous effort to keep a carbon tax petition on the WH website to show that ordinary people are supporting this kind of tax and support economic incentives to move away from an oil and gas based economy. The description of the petition on the website is simple: It is time to use economic incentives to reduce the use of fossil files to the most essential purposes and encourage the expansion of renewable energy for everything else. The actual cost to society for the environmental damage caused by carbon emissions is increasing daily. We will need to have a reserve to help offset the cost of repairing the environmental damage caused by CO2 emissions.
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    Created by Laura Byergo
  • Defeat SENATE BILL 13-021 that gives oil & gas eminent domain in CO
    SENATE BILL 13-021 will give oil and gas companies rights of eminent domain over private and public property for usage of their commercial pipelines for fracking and other extraction without any public input whatsoever. If this goes through, none of the front range cities who have voted to ban fracking within city limits or any of our public lands will be safe from intrusive commercial oil and gas extraction. We want the legislature to vote against SENATE BILL 13-021
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    Created by susan peirce
  • Say NO to an Oil Terminal in Vancouver WA
    The proposed oil terminal would bring five miles of oil trains through the beautiful Columbia River Gorge to Vancouver every day. The oil would be transferred to tanks, and then barges or ships to be taken to California or maybe abroad. The Oil Terminal and Oil Trains would: • Kill two jobs for each job it might create • Endanger a million people with trains that explode • Kill the Vancouver Waterfront Development • Change Vancouver from green to grimy • Endanger our salmon industry • Depress downtown development in Vancouver • Degrade air quality and endanger our health Furthermore it is urgent that we reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We should not build more fossil fuel infrastructure. All the car makers have cars in production that exceed 80 MPG equivalent. We don’t even need the oil.
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    Created by Don Steinke