In France, the Old Left is rising again. Working people are becoming angry that bankers are being bailed out to continue to pay obscene bonuses while ordinary peoples’ jobs go to the wall. Governments are under pressure to limit mass unemployment as a result of the recession. But this cannot be done by propping up environmentally-dangerous industries. They must be required to change. It’s a story of danger – and of opportunity.
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State regulators rejected a compromise that would have closed four offshore oil platforms and allowed new drilling for the first time in forty years.
Mason’s take sounded a lot like the line of argument I heard from Sarah Palin about five months ago.
In a recent interview in Britain’s New Scientist magazine, scientist James Lovelock, originator of the Gaia Hypothesis and the man whose work on CFCs led to their being banned, says that he believes that at least 90% of the human population will be wiped out by the end of the century as a direct result of climate change.
According to officials with Cook Inlet Region Inc., the Native corporation that plans to develop the 30 megawatt Cook Island wind farm, construction could begin on the state’s first wind farm this summer.
In one of his last move Secretary of the Interior, outgoing Secretary Dirk Kempthorne issued a Secretarial Order authorizing the Bureau of Land Management to establish offices to expedite the permitting of renewable energy and associated transmission facilities on BLM lands.
Researchers have discovered that the huge pharmaceutical industry in India has led to severely contaminated wastewater downstream from drug factories. How severe? The water contains 150 times the highest levels of contamination found in the United States.
Israel’s recently discovered natural gas reserve off its northern coast has raised both hopes and fears. Hopes that this will enable the building of more natural gas power plants to replace existing coal power plants, and fears that it may lead to future conflict with Lebanon.
The action of mussels on water quality is profound – blue mussel reefs, for example, are able to filter an amount of water sufficient to fill the Albert Dock in just two days