Category Archives: climate change

Over 500 Atlantans March For Climate Justice In Lead Up To Paris Negotiations

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Photograph by Steve Eberhardt.   (APN) ATLANTA — Before world leaders began critical climate negotiations in Paris, France, on November 30, 2015, Atlantans joined more than half a million people worldwide who rallied to demand a stop to global warming.   On Sunday, November 29, 2015, 550 people marched from a park in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood to the […]

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City of Atlanta Adopts Climate Action Plan

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta adopted the City of Atlanta Climate Action Plan at the Monday, September 21, 2015, Full Council Meeting by a vote of 12 to 0 as part of the consent agenda.   Sponsor Kwanza Hall (District 2), and Councilmembers Ivory Lee Young (District 3) and Cleta Winslow (District 4) were absent from the […]

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Metro Atlanta DSA Hosts Forum on Climate Change

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(APN) ATLANTA — “Climate Change and Alternatives to Capitalism” filled the downstairs meeting room of the Decatur Library, with about thirty attendees, on Sunday, September 13, 2015.   The Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America hosted the event.   The conversation centered on two documents – Laudato Si, Pope Francis’s Encyclical on the environment; and This Changes Everything by Naomi […]

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Activists Rally in Atlanta to Celebrate EPA’s Clean Power Plan

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Wednesday, August 05, 2015, over two hundred people gathered at Liberty Plaza, across from the Georgia State Capitol, to celebrate and support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Clean Power Plan (CPP).   The group was diverse with representatives from the faith community, business community, environmental organizations, elected officials, as well as just plain folks.   […]

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Georgia, U.S. Leaders, Advocates Praise EPA Clean Power Plan

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(APN) ATLANTA — Yesterday, Monday, August 03, 2015, President Barack Obama and the  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final Clean Power Plan, or rule that is intended to turn the tide on climate change.   It will cut U.S. carbon pollution from the power sector by 870 million tons, or 32 percent below 2005 levels, in 2030.   […]

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Georgians Joined in People’s Climate March in New York

    (APN) ATLANTA — Hundreds from Atlanta and Georgia joined over 400,000 people from around the country, in New York City to march for climate change to save the planet.  Atlanta activists represented at the march include Scott Brown, Dawn Gibson, Daniel Hanley, and James Woods.   This was part of events, protests, and marches held around the world […]

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(APN) ATLANTA — Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at the Variety Playhouse, Bill McKibben, President and Co-Founder of, spoke to a sold-out audience of several hundred Metro Atlantans about the global social problem of climate change. is an international organization with staff members in the US, Brazil, Burundi, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, and Ukraine. According to […]

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(IPS) Southern US States Inch Towards Renewable Energy

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press service website at: ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct 29 2012 (IPS) – With the U.S. East Coast virtually shutting down Monday with the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, the broader debate over transitioning to cleaner energy sources and slowing, if not halting, climate change is taking on ever greater urgency. While some parts of the […]

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(IPS) World’s Tallest Solar Tower Set for Arizona

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website here: ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov 27, 2011 (IPS) – In the western desert state of Arizona, a company called EnviroMission is planning to build a new solar tower, the first of its kind, an ambitious new way to produce energy with heat from the sun. When completed in 2015, the tower, located […]

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(IPS) New Clean Air Rules Force Some Coal Plants to Close

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: ATLANTA, Georgia, Jul 29, 2011 (IPS) – Utility companies across the U.S. have announced plans to shut down and retire several coal-fired power plants following a new rule published by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intended to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. The new rule, […]

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Persistent Plane Contrails Cover Atlanta Skies, Raise Concerns

With additional reporting by Matthew Cardinale, News Editor.   (APN) ATLANTA — Over the last several months, Atlanta Progressive News and Atlanta residents have been documenting an increase in white lines left from airplanes flying overhead, sometimes covering Atlanta’s skies with persistent plane contrails. Persistent airplane contrails have in fact been appearing more and more all over the country and […]

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