From our sister site, Planetsave, a great rundown of some of the weirder news of the week at the crossroads of politics and the environment…
Author: Guest Contributor
- California Water Wars
- Clean Energy
- Climate Change
- Drill Baby Drill
- Election 2012
- Election 2014
- Election 2016
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Executive Branch
- Natural Resources
- New Urbanism
- Occupy Wall Street
- Other Politics
- Police Brutality
- Political Spectrum
- Sponsored Post
- Tar Sands
- Truth or Consequences
- US Election
- Wind Power
A nice wrap-up for all you iPhone users from our sister-site, Sustainablog…
Because when it comes to global warming, a picture is worth a thousand words… For your viewing pleasure on this hot, hot June weekend.
For World Ocean Day, Share Your Ideas with the National Ocean Council at a Listening Session Near You
Experts from the National Ocean Council’s 27 Federal agencies and offices have been busy drafting strategic action plans to achieve nine national priority objectives that address some of the most pressing challenges facing our ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. Having already received your initial comments before we got started, we’d now like to hear from you again—this time with your thoughts on the strategic action plan outlines we’ve developed. That’s why we’re hosting a dozen Regional Listening Sessions at this still-early stage of the drafting process.
In the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster – in which both Japanese and American authorities have consistently downplayed the dangers – it’s worth taking a look at where we have come from.
For the past 60 years, our government has over and over again insisted that there was nothing to worry about, that radiation levels were too low to cause any harm, and there was no cause for alarm.
Years later, often after battles in the courts, it has turned out that they were lying through their teeth. Their priority wasn’t public health and well-being – it was to preserve their atomic program at all consts and to prevent panic – justifiable panic, as it turns out.
First rule of being a criminal: Don’t ever call in the cops. You might not like what they have to say.
There’s bad law, and there’s selfish and evil law….
As the crippled reactors in Japan continue to emit radiation into the environment, the risk grows that it will appear in our food. Radiation has already been detected in trace amounts in milk across the U.S., and in strawberries, kale and other vegetables in California.
By Bill McKibben This morning, thousands of climate activists will join a rally outside the US Chamber of Commerce to protest the money pollution that’s corrupting our democracy and wrecking our planet. The environmental movement is getting smarter by the minute, and this morning in Washington DC it passes a major test. Thousands and thousands […]
We need to rebuild the kind of mass movement that marked 1970: bodies, passion, and creativity are the currencies we can compete in. It’s not impossible.
In the fantasyland that passes for political debate in Washington, House Republicans are going all-out to blame high gas prices on – you guessed it – the Environmental Protection Agency. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton is hawking the gas price snake oil as House leadership rams through legislation to block EPA from curbing dangerous carbon pollution.
Today the Senate will vote on the most anti-environmental bill to come before Congress in the last 40 years. While most of the media has been focused on whether this bill will cut .42% or .43% of the nation’s debt, the true impact of the bill is much greater. The fact is that H.R.1, the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, is full of policy riders that are a stealth attack on basic American values of that put those laws into effect.
(From Working Assets’ Credo Action) Developers are trying to put the nation’s largest garbage dump right next to Joshua Tree National Park. The proposed Eagle Mountain landfill would cover 3,500 acres of federal land, bordered on three sides by Joshua Tree’s unique beauty, and fragile ecosystem. The proposal by developers Kaiser Ventures has been struck […]
By Rady Ananda Food Freedom A plant pathologist experienced in protecting against biological warfare recently warned the USDA of a new, self-replicating, micro-fungal virus-sized organism which may be causing spontaneous abortions in livestock, sudden death syndrome in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soy, and wilt in Monsanto’s RR corn. Dr. Don M. Huber, who coordinates the Emergent […]
By Steven Chu The current head of the Department of Energy in the Obama Administration, Dr. Steven Chu is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics. He was formerly a Stanford University professor and the head of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Sometimes when one gets so focused on the daily tasks at hand, […]