Category Archives: Climate

Bringing It Home

How are those of us living in Illinois already affected by our changing climate? What can we expect with business as usual? What corrective actions can we take?

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Climate Change Warning Labels

… On the Handles of Gas Pumps!  The San Francisco Bay Area city of Berkeley is moving forward with plans to put climate-change warning labels on gas pumps in what could be the first such requirement of its kind in the nation. Scientists know that CO2 emissions contribute to climate change, just as they know […]

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Gutting IL Fracking Law

MAY 28, 2014 UPDATE: Fracking Speedup Bill Dies in Springfield Julie Wernau of the Chicago Tribune says: “Legislators said the bill doesn’t have enough votes to pass. Industry didn’t support the bill, concerned that any kind of moratorium, even in an area that wasn’t likely to see fracking, would set a bad precedent.” See:,0,5572516.story […]

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HEARTWOOD – for a Day / Evening

BETTER  DAYS  BAND Camp Ondessonk, Ozark, Illinois Saturday May 24 – 9:00 p.m. to Midnight Memorial Day Weekend is almost here!  The lineup for the Heartwood Forest Council at Camp Ondessonk just gets better and better. To check out the current schedule, please see Not everyone can attend for the full weekend from Friday evening to Monday noon.  But that should not prevent anyone from […]

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A Climate of Extraction

Our Forests Are Threatened by Resource Extraction … But Why Care? Global Climate Change is one of the most serious environmental, social, and economic threats the world is facing today. Did you know that global climate is influenced by changes in land cover? Logging and burning for large scale-agriculture, strip mining, road construction and residential […]

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