• Something in the water?

    Oil companies are not saying what chemicals are used in ‘fracking.’ An Assembly bill would change that.   Actor and director Mark Ruffalo, center, speaks at the Hydraulic Fracturing prevention press conference urging the protection of the drinking water at Foley Square on in New York City.         (D Dipasupil / Getty Images / April 25, […]

  • Hug a bee today!

    Bees partly loaded with pollen return to their hive. (Frank Rumpenhorst, AFP/Getty Images / May 6, 2011)   The buzzing swarms may seem scary, but we humans—and our vegetables and flowers—couldn’t get along without them By Sandy Banks   I’ve grown accustomed to the bugs that flit around my desk at home while I write. […]

  • Is BP following through on its pledge to “make things right” in the Gulf Coast?

    Gulf Coast recovery after the BP oilpocalypse Is BP following through on its pledge to “make things right” in the Gulf Coast? How has the government response been to the spill and what can be improved? What must be done to ensure a robust environmental and economic recovery for the Gulf? Michael Conathan, CAP’s Director […]

  • Wind Power Without the Blades

    By Alyssa Danigelis   Noise from wind turbine blades, inadvertent bat and bird kills and even the way wind turbines look have made installing them anything but a breeze. New York design firm Atelier DNA has an alternative concept that ditches blades in favor of stalks. Resembling thin cattails, the Windstalks generate electricity when the […]

Enlist In The Climate Victory Campaign!

Enlist In The Climate Victory Campaign!

The climate movement faces an uphill fight to defeat fossil fuels and decarbonize our economy. Our opponents are entrenched, well-funded, and out to stop us at all costs – but we’re winning victories every day, and we’re going to win the war.…

EDF Burned By Its Own Fracking Study, Sez Gas Experts

EDF Burned By Its Own Fracking Study, Sez Gas Experts

EDF Burned By Its Own Fracking Study, Sez Gas Experts (via Clean Technica) Now, here’s a shocker. The Environmental Defense Fund has spearheaded an ambitious industry-funded series of studies on fugitive emissions from fracking and other natural gas life cycle operations, and the first study to be released looks just like…

EPA Chemist Who Revealed Twin Towers Toxic Dust Fired

EPA Chemist Who Revealed Twin Towers Toxic Dust Fired

EPA Chemist Who Revealed Twin Towers Toxic Dust Fired – Again (via Environment News Service) WASHINGTON, DC, September 11, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency scientist who first revealed the dangers of toxic dust at the World Trade Center disaster site has received a second notice of proposed removal from her job more […]

1 Billion Hectares Have Been Planted With GM Crops - Half Of Total In US

1 Billion Hectares Have Been Planted With GM Crops – Half Of Total In US

Keep in mind that there’s a bit of stats tweaking going on here. ISAAA has calculated that total by adding together all areas of land cultivated with GM crops since their introduction in 1996. In 2009 current land under GM cultivation was 148 million hectares. Brazil saw the fastest increase in GM crop adoption last […]

Gorgeous Sewage Treatment Plant Will be Put INSIDE an Office! Building

Gorgeous Sewage Treatment Plant Will be Put INSIDE an Office! Building

A new office building for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is going to be home to a whole raft of green building technologies that are becoming pretty familiar, along with something a little unexpected: a beautifully disguised “green” sewage treatment plant right plunk in the middle of the lobby. Talk about hiding in plain […]

T. Boone Pickens claiming, he has Fracked more then 3,000 wells!

T. Boone Pickens claiming, he has Fracked more then 3,000 wells!

AN OPEN LETTER TO JOURNALISTS FROM GASLAND DIRECTOR JOSH FOX IN RESPONSE TO ATTACKS BY GAS INDUSTRY by Josh Fox on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 With the recent Oscar nomination of my documentary film GASLAND, Big Gas and their PR attack machine hit a new low in its blatant disregard for the truth. In an […]

Alfalfa on the run!

“…market calls for a supply of crops free of genetic engineering”

Genetifically Modified Alfalfa Officially On The Way by Barry Estabrook On Thursday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) had approved the unrestricted planting of genetically modified alfalfa sold by Monsanto Co. and Forge Genetics, despite protests from organic groups and public health advocates and comments from nearly 250,000 […]

Bee having stare off with toxins !

…. Agribusiness Disaster on the Horizon ~hint bzzzzz

Author: John DeCock Environmental Activist And Writer There’s no reason for concern about the mass death of bees through Colony Collapse Disorder. No reason at all unless you happen to be a plant who relies on pollination or a living being who is planning to sustain life by eating food. If you don’t fall into either […]

...Big Coal-Name Change For Mountaintop Removal/Strip Mining?

…Big Coal-Name Change For Mountaintop Removal/Strip Mining?

Minefields or Coalfields: Should Big Coal Change Name For Mountaintop Removal/Strip Mining? In a new episode of Big Coal Gone Wild last week, coal lobbyists announced their intentions to rebrand mountaintop removal mining as “mountaintop development.” For besieged residents living near mountaintop removal sites in Appalachia — and in the 20-odd states that allow strip-mining […]

Naomi Klein - Shock Doctrine author; Raps down the banking 'situation' !

Naomi Klein – Shock Doctrine author; Raps down the banking ‘situation’ !

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism One of the most important political and economic thinkers of our time, this Canadian journalist and author (The Shock Doctrine and No Logo) penetrates the veils of corporate globalization to expose transnational capital’s most ruthless strategies yet to exploit catastrophe from Baghdad to New Orleans. She portrays […]