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LOA Today – 11.12.15

This week we complete our series of interviews with Joel Elston to-date. This was actually my second interview with Joel, taking place in October of 2014 just a few weeks after the untimely death of his adopted son. It’s a noteworthy interview because it not only focuses attention on his son’s death, but more importantly it shows how a grieving person can take steps to turn that grief into rememberances of love and appreciation for the departed person.

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CAN THE US HAVE 100% CLEAN ENERGY BY 2050?

Converting the world’s entire energy infrastructure to run on clean, renewable energy could effectively fight ongoing climate change, eliminate air pollution deaths, create jobs, and stabilize energy prices. The challenge is a daunting one. But scientists say it’s possible. Researchers are the first to outline the 50 individual state plans that call for aggressive changes to both infrastructure and the ways …

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Water, Capitalism and Catastrophism – LOUIS PROYECT

Two films concerned with water and environmental activism arrive in New York this week. “Groundswell Rising”, which premieres at the Maysles Theater in Harlem today, is about the struggle to safeguard lakes and rivers from fracking while “Revolution”, which opens at the Cinema Village next Wednesday, documents the impact of global warming on the oceans. Taking the holistic view, one …