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.
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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.
Magellenic penguins living on the Punta Tombo peninsula, 110 kilometres south of Argentina, are having to swim up to 50 miles further to find food than they did ten years ago.
Bio-char pioneers are revisiting their projections to ensure that the development of bio-char programmes won’t cause inadvertent harm to other environmental projects
There are a couple ways to try and get the sought-after Colbert Bump, one of which is naming an animal or mascott after the Comedy Central kingmaker.
In Kenya there’s a quiet disaster happening, and it’s reaching epidemic proportions …
The University of East Anglia (UK) has been conducting research into the likely potential of a range of geo-engineering schemes.
U.S. President Barack Obama called congressional approval of the Economic Stimulus Bill a “major milestone on our road to recovery”, but Republicans have been spreading rumors and crying foul to discredit the legislation.
Saudi oil minister feels that renewable energy systems are not yet ready to replace the fossil fuels and that our “overly optimistic expectations” from renewable energy sources could lead to a “nightmare scenario” in the energy sector.
The Renewable Fuels Association finds errors in last week’s University of Minnesota study on the pitfalls of corn ethanol.
A proposal in Colorado to ban the use of plastic bags in supermarkets passed its first legislative hurdle as the the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee voted 4-3 to back the measure.