Fayetteville Citizen's Climate Lobby and Arkansas Public Policy Panel hosted a fiesta last week to introduce a carbon fee and dividend initiative that, if adopted advocates say, will ease greenhouse gas emissions, the leading cause of climate change.
A coalition of organizations is mobilizing to educate Arkansas residents about available health care through the Private Option or health care exchange. A new study by the Audubon Society suggests that more than 300 species of birds could be at risk for extinction or declining populations by the end of the century if global warming models hold true. The Red Cross debuts a new blood donation app for mobile devices. And a millage issue passes in Bella Vista.
Tony deBrum, Foreign Minister for the Republic of the Marshall Islands, is on a mission. He’s alerting the world on how his Pacific island nation is starting to submerge due to rising seas caused by climate change. And as witness to a decade of cold-war atmospheric nuclear bomb tests on the Marshalls, Minister deBrum is also calling for global nuclear disarmament.