"What we’re doing today really stands out," said lead author Bärbel Hönisch, a paleoceanographer at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. "We know that life during past ocean acidification events was not wiped out — new species evolved to replace those that died off. But if industrial carbon emissions continue at the current pace, we may lose organisms we care about — coral reefs, oysters, salmon."
'Chicago’s Polluting Coal Plants Set Date for Closure' →
#the green urbanist
In an email from a professor:
“The Chicago Clean Power Coalition, announces a major victory for the people of Chicago! After 2 1/2 years of continuous organizing by grassroots organizations and environmental groups, Midwest Generation, owner and operator of Fisk and Crawford coal plants on the city’s southwest side has agreed to permanently retire these corporate polluters - the largest in the city of Chicago and two of the oldest and dirtiest coal plants in the country.
Under the terms of an agreement signed between Midwest Generation, the City of Chicago and the Chicago Clean Power Coalition, the Fisk power plant in Pilsen will shut down in 2012, while the Crawford plant in Little Village will be closed in in 2014. These plants are responsible for more than 42 premature deaths each year, and have been targeted by community groups and environmental and heath organizations for more than ten years! It’s time for clean power Chicago.”
Great job Chicago!