Obama Delays Keystone XL Decision for 12-18 Months, Pipeline’s Future in Doubt

November 10, 2011 by  
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In a major victory for the environmental movement, the Obama administration has announced that the State Dept will be re-reviewing the proposal and considering alternate routes for the controversial pipeline.

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Two Victories in One Week for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers – Are More Needed?

October 22, 2010 by  
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Image: Institute for Southern Studies Pacific Tomato Growers, one of the largest tomato producers in the U.S., agreed last week to a penny-per-pound wage increase for the people who work the tomato fields. Some of the country’s biggest tomato buyers, including McDonald’s and Whole Foods, are on board, in a major victory for the Florida-based

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Access is the New Ownership: Poptech 2010

October 22, 2010 by  
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Image: The Mesh, by Lisa Gansky One of my favorite ideas to crop up at Poptech — a conference that’s full of them — is Lisa Gansky’s concept of the Mesh : Or, how business is moving away from models of ownership and towards that of access. The rise of product service systems (things like Netflix, Etsy, your public library, etc) has been a phenomenon we’ve covered for years at Treehugger: it promotes efficiency and lowers consumption through plain ol’ sharing

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Onya Cycles’ Electric Trike Zooms at 20mph with Rider & Cargo (Video)

October 22, 2010 by  
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Image Courtesy of Onya Cycles Saul Griffith’s latest project is an electric tricycle designed to take the place of cars for short, local trips. Griffith started Onya Cycles , an internal project of OtherLab , and the result is the Front End Ladder, the tricycle that does 20 mph (the legal limit for this type of vehicle) and can carry you plus up to 150 pounds. It’s got a basket in front that can hold groceries as well as your children, and a custom steering mechanism that keeps the trike (and you) from tipping over on tight t…

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Following Health Care Victory, 22 Dem Senators Call for Clean Energy Reform

March 23, 2010 by  
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Photo via the Political Elite Yesterday I noted that though it would likely to be a pretty tough slog, there are still a number of factors working in favor of the bipartisan effort to bring about clean energy reform. Key among those factors was momentum–Democrats, after all, scored a major victory with the passage of health care reform .

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New Zealand Considers Proposal to Turn National Parks into Mordor

March 23, 2010 by  
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Will New Zealand allow the Coromandel Peninsula (left) to go the way of Isengard? Image credit: Sandy Austin /Flickr and New Line Cinema In a move that could have been cribbed from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series , the New Zealand government has introduced a proposal that would open 27 square miles of currently-protected conservation land to mining .

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