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News

Invest, Divest and Prosper

Published: 
Fri, 06/28/2013 - 9:13pm
Category: 
Energy

It has been a busy news week, what with voting rights, gay marriage and Paula Deen. Even so, it’s remarkable how little attention the news media gave to President Obama’s new “climate action plan.”

News

The Dilemma of a Hardcore Environmentalist: Trying Not to Scare the S#*+ Out of My Family, or Succumb to Defeatist Apathy

Published: 
Mon, 09/16/2013 - 8:11pm
Category: 
Chemicals

First disclaimer: I'm NOT that hardcore. I don't eat a strictly plant-based diet... yet. I ONLY take the bus when it works time-wise, or ride my bike when traffic volume and ecological impulses align. 

News

Administration to Press Ahead With Carbon Limits

Published: 
Fri, 09/20/2013 - 8:33am
Category: 
Energy

The Obama administration on Friday announced that it was not backing down from a confrontation with the coal industry and would press ahead with enacting the first federal carbon limits on the nation’s power companies.

News

New Clean Air Rules Would Do Little

Published: 
Sat, 10/26/2013 - 9:37am
Category: 
Energy

President Obama's recently proposed regulations to limit carbon-dioxide emissions from new power plants have been much heralded by environmentalists because they would make new coal-fired power plants too costly to operate.

News

Internal EPA report highlights disputes over fracking and well water

Published: 
Mon, 07/29/2013 - 8:51am
Category: 
Water

One year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency finished testing drinking water in Dimock, Pa., after years of complaints by residents who suspected that nearby natural gas production had fouled their wells.