Posts Tagged "Environment"


Halliburton to admit destroying evidence on Deepwater Horizon disaster, Justice Department says

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Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Justice Department said.

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Oscar-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox sat down with Alec Baldwin to talk about his new documentary, Gasland Part II, on the dangers of hydraulic fracking. 


Oscar-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox sat down with Alec Baldwin to talk about his new documentary, Gasland Part II, on the dangers of hydraulic fracking. 

Remember that oil spill two weeks ago in Arkansas? The same line burst yesterday in Missouri. →


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Allan Savory: How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change

Not at all what I expected. For just over half his talk, Savory discusses the issue of desertification, which many of you are familiar with. He (like many others) makes the case for restoring these deserts.

Then, in the last six minutes, he completely blows everyone’s minds. You just gotta see it. 


Concord, Mass., a town that’s no stranger to progressive, eco-minded thinking, officially becomes one of the first municipalities in the U.S. to outlaw the sale of standard-sized, single-use bottled water.

Sign of the day: “fracking = death” - 


Global warming skeptic now agrees temperatures are rising
The study of the world’s surface temperatures by Richard Muller was partially bankrolled by a foundation connected to global warming deniers.

Muller’s finding of a warming world is no different from what mainstream climate scientists have said for decades. What is different is who is behind the study. One-quarter of the $600,000 to do the research came from the Charles Koch Foundation, whose founder is a major funder of skeptic groups and the Tea Party movement.a


A visualization of Virginia quake seismic waves making their way across the US

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Solar power for less than $500
Here are five ways to start using solar power without spending tens of thousands of dollars.


What is the Gulf of Mexico dead zone?
The giant, lifeless expanse appears every summer, but historic flooding along the Mississippi River could make 2011 a record-breaking year.

Fracking still on hold in New York pending environmental review - ProPublica →

The New York Times reported today that New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo is planning to lift a “ban” on hydraulic fracturing. But whatever the governor announces tomorrow, it’s unlikely to change the de facto moratorium on drilling in the state that began nearly three years ago, when the state committed to a fresh environmental review.

Cuomo Emphasizes Aim to Close Indian Point Plant

One of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s top advisers met with the operators of the Indian Point nuclear plant last week and told them that the governor was determined to close the plant.


Mr. Cuomo has repeatedly taken the position in speeches that he wants to close the plant. But his administration had not delivered the message so directly to the company [Entergy], or in such strong words, and company officials left the meeting alarmed.

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