Greenpeace exposes academics willing to take oil company money to cast doubts on climate science

December 9, 2015 by  
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Greenpeace revealed today that undercover work isn’t just for detectives. In an effort to illustrate how easily fossil fuel interests can buy off academics to create doubt about the effects of climate change, Greenpeace reporters asked professors from Princeton and Penn State to pen reports touting the benefits of carbon dioxide and bolstering support for coal burning in developing nations. As it turns out, it’s not difficult to get academic ‘research’ published that says whatever you’d like it to say, provided you have the dollars to back up the request. Read the rest of Greenpeace exposes academics willing to take oil company money to cast doubts on climate science

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Groundbreaking waterless toilet could help millions who lack access to plumbing

December 9, 2015 by  
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Currently there are still 2.3 billion people in the world without access to basic toilets. But hopefully this statistic will drop drastically after the Nano Membrane Toilet is brought to the areas which need it most. These areas do not have the infrastructure to support toilets that require running water, but this model of toilet is able to treat human waste on-site without water. And the system only costs households 5 US cents per day. Read the rest of Groundbreaking waterless toilet could help millions who lack access to plumbing

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Toronto plans to use its urban freeway as the roof of a massive park

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The undersides of highway overpasses are usually dank and dirty no man’s lands, rife with the stench of things we’d rather not smell. Urban developers in many cities, like Madrid, Seoul, and Seattle , are removing the offending structures, and re-developing the areas into green zones, perfect for cyclists and pedestrians. In Toronto , which seems to have more than its share of vocal pro-car citizens , the solution is going to look a little different. Instead of demolishing the Gardiner Expressway, an enormous raised highway which divides most of Toronto from its gorgeous lakefront property, the City plans to use the highway as a roof for a giant extended park. Read the rest of Toronto plans to use its urban freeway as the roof of a massive park

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COP and the carbon bubble: What a climate deal could mean for fossil fuel

August 11, 2015 by  
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Where would a new United Nations deal in Paris leave oil, gas and coal companies grappling with calls for low-carbon energy?

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West Virginia Coal Mine Tragedy: Site Where 25 Died Had 57 Safety Violations Last Month

April 6, 2010 by  
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Photo via the Guardian A tragic explosion thought to be brought about by a methane leak in a West Virginia coal mine has left 25 dead and 4 missing. The blast occurred in a mine operated by Performance Coal Company, a subsidiary of Massey Energy, one of the largest coal companies in the US.

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