Shell has been given approval to drill the Arctic for oil for the first time since 1991

August 17, 2015 by  
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The US government has just granted Royal Dutch Shell permission to drill into oil-bearing rock some 8,000 feet below the Arctic’s sea floor, leading the way for the first such drilling in the area in 24 years . Shell currently has two oil platforms in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea—the Polar Pioneer and the nearby Noble Discoverer—but had been barred from deepwater drilling until a key safety vessel was in place. Read the rest of Shell has been given approval to drill the Arctic for oil for the first time since 1991

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China Bans New Coal-Fired Plants in Most Polluted Regions

September 13, 2013 by  
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As part of its ongoing plan to fight pollution and promote renewable energy , the Chinese government has announced a ban on new coal-fired power plants in parts of Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. The government hopes to fill this energy gap with nuclear power, natural gas, and renewables instead. Read the rest of China Bans New Coal-Fired Plants in Most Polluted Regions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , Air quality , china , coal power , coal power plants , haze , Pollution , renewable energy        

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What ‘Moneyball’ can teach us about sustainability metrics

August 19, 2013 by  
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Baseball and sports teach us to always consider what you're not measuring. The government has some lessons for us, too.

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Wolves Fall Prey to Canada’s Rapacious Tar Sands Business

September 17, 2011 by  
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Paul Paquet has a compelling op-ed in the Guardian on the impact Canada’s tar sands oil industry is having on wolves as they are used as a scapegoat for the loss of caribou. “Egged on by a rapacious oil industry, the federal government has chosen to scapegoat wolves for the decline of boreal caribou in a morally and scientifically bankrupt attempt to protect Canada’s industrial sacred cow: the tar sands. Yet, the ultimate reason why the caribou are on the way out is because multiple human disturb… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Ron Paul Says Hurricane Victims Should Act Like It’s 1900 In Galveston

August 27, 2011 by  
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Galveston, 1900. Image credit NOAA Ron Paul doesn’t think much of FEMA, calling it ” a great contribution to deficit financing.” He doesn’t think the Federal government has a role to play in cleaning up after hurricanes. He tells NBC : We should be like 1900; we should be like 1940, 1950, 1960,” Paul said. “I live on the Gulf Coast; we deal with hurricanes all the time. Galveston is in my district….. ” In fact, the 1900 Galveston hurricane caused the greatest loss of life from a natural disaster in US history… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Germany Will Phase Out Nuclear Power by 2022

June 1, 2011 by  
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The German government has decided to phase out all nuclear power in the country in the next 11 years.

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Beautiful French Plateau Will Be Home to 100 MW of Solar Power By End of Year

May 31, 2011 by  
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On the lovely Puimichel plateau in Les Mées, France, two solar farms that are currently generating 18.2 MW are expanding into a much larger solar park capable of generating about 100 MW by the end of the year.

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Yurts Cause Controversy in France

January 5, 2011 by  
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Photo: yourtes The nomads in Outer Mongolia created yurts out of necessity, now many people in France are living in them as part of an alternate lifestyle decision. But the French government has come up with a

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Potted Plant Helmets Hit the Streets of Indonesia (Video)

January 5, 2011 by  
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When it comes to our increasingly crowded city streets , where trucks and cars and bikes clamor and jockey for a spot, it seems there’s hardly room anymore for a little green to soak up all that CO2 . But, thanks to two artists in Indonesia, finding space for flora just got a bit easier with these literally living bike helmets that are sure to turn a few heads — turn them into potted plants, that is…

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If Old Buildings Are So Green And Efficient, Why Do We Keep Losing Them?

January 4, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Dr. Tim-Rasmus Kiehl, M.D I do prattle on with quotes like Carl Elefante’s “the greenest building is the one already standing” and the Steve Mouzon version “The greenest brick is the one already in the wall.” I love to quote Richard Moe: “When you strip away the rhetoric, preservation is simply having the good sense to hold on to things that are well designed, that link u… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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