While solar energy is often touted as a way to avoid fossil fuels, California Senator Dianne Feinstein believes some public lands solar projects in the Mojave Desert need to be reexamined for their potential environmental impact.
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Most food eaten in the USA is produced on mega-farms, whether inside America’s borders or imported from large farming operations overseas. Within the US, 5% of farms actually deliver 75% of America’s agricultural produce.
For many Malays and Thais, the tourist income generated by bringing people to see animals in their natural habitat doesn’t trickle down as far and as fast as selling bush-meat, skins and organs for traditional medicines, which generates instant cash-in-hand at the expense of the animal population’s future stability.
Our environmental superheroes are at it again. This time doing what they can to help mother nature fight climate change.
An oil spill on Wednesday has left more than 40 miles of Australia’s Sunshine Coast in dire straits.
Global warming forces natural resources into unnatural conditions, and the people who rely on them are similarly forced into unnatural positions
The environmental impacts of the peanut butter recall will take years to unravel.
Shell Oil’s plan to acquire a junior water right for eight percent of Colorado’s Yampa River average April-to-June flow for oil shale development has been opposed by some twenty-five parties, all submitting letters of opposition to the Colorado Water Court in Steamboat Springs.
Cadbury’s, the firm which makes Diary Milk, Britain’s highest-selling chocolate has said that it wants the bar to be Fairtrade certified by the autumn of this year.
The Clean Coal discussion is not as simple as anyone (on either side of the propaganda machine) wants to make it out to be. To quote Bruce Niles from the Sierra Club: “Clean Coal means different things to different people.” If clean coal is what the coal industry wants, it’s already here. Environmental scientists agree that Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) has some potential to make coal cleaner. But that nuance is lost in this discussion.
Obama reverses Bush administration ruling to weaken the Endangered Species Act.
ZapRoot gives two nods to Red, Green, and Blue this week with their usual brand of critical eco-snark.
To combat California’s third consecutive year of drought, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today declared a state of emergency and ordered immediate action to manage the crisis. But the governor fell short of instituting mandatory water rationing – at least for now.
In his interview segment last night, Steven Colbert talked to John Fetterman, the Mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania. In between the usual Colbert shtick, Fetterman managed to make some interesting points about what the town of Braddock is trying to do in this era of green stimulus. His suggestion for how to bring back his town? Experimentation!
Kenya’s government has decided to allow free import and sales of maize to ensure there are enough supplies to get the drought and violence hit country through the next few months.