Q&A with John Farrell: People power a threat to the ’20th-century’ utility

A conversation with John Farrell, director of the Energy Self-Reliant States and Communities program at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. San Antonio’s publicly owned utility, CPS Energy, recently argued in […]

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Bat Attack! Why Saving Humanity Means Saving Mexican Free-Tailed Bats

“By [2050], it is extremely likely that Earth’s life-support systems, critical for human prosperity and existence, will be irretrievably damaged by the magnitude, global extent, and combination of these human-caused […]

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March Against Monsanto This Saturday

Click for full schedule (pdf) of San Antonio events. For protest info in the rest of the world, check the main March page. I wrote a bit about GMOs and Monsanto […]

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Today’s Day of Prayer Demands Sermons on Climate Science

Every piece of this is man’s bullshit. They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say […]

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Texas Greyhound Failing Bicyclists: My Open Letter

To improve the air quality of our cities and fight climate change at home, we could use some help from the folks at Greyhound. Despite policies that allow for the […]

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Climate Activist Takes Valero’s Dirty Record Onto the Green at Charity Golf Event

I’ve been known to tap out some disgusted words about major SA employer, Valero Energy. There was a time the petrochemical company was buying (and begging) its way into the biodiesel […]

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Placenta Shampoos, BPA, and Monsanto’s Genetic Empire

DON’T FORGET TO MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO IN SAN ANTO AND AROUND THE WORLD MAY 25! — We are experimental people. By that, I don’t mean we like to tinker. Though tinker […]

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Nuclear Waste Dump Push and Texas

Nuclear energy may be on the ropes post Fukushima’s explosive meltdowns, but 70 years of U.S. bomb and power plant waste doesn’t dissipate so easily. Despite federal promises to the […]

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‘Clean’ Coal Sticks Its Snout Under San Antonio’s Tent

In the slow-motion planetary train wreck that is fossil-fuel-derived climate disruption — whether you call it global warming, global ‘weirding,’ or a worldwide conspiracy of the labcoat class — no […]

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Endangered Species Act Has Kept the Water Flowing in South Texas

Imagine you’re flying 20,000 feet above a tempestuous sea, fiddling with a stalling engine. As you walk the wing and hunch over the engine, you’re dropping tools and tossing out […]

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