Without court injunction, construction that would tunnel beneath Standing Rock Sioux’s primary source of drinking water could begin within 24 hours The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday said […]
Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, Oregon State University and Jane Lubchenco, Oregon State University What lies beneath the deep, dark expanse of the ocean is something that has fascinated sailors, fishermen, adventurers, poets […]
Via Donald A. Brown, Ethics & Climate I arrived in Marrakech on Thursday am, November 10 just as the news of the election of Donald Trump was hitting the world […]
Representatives of more than 300 tribal nations and allies who have gathered at Standing Rock in North Dakota protesting the construction of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline across […]
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are considered a “supercharged” greenhouse gas–shorter lived than the carbon dioxide, the most prolific greenhouse, but nearly 4,000 times more effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere when […]
A reminder here that there is a time before self-interest and fear comes to rule over our hearts. A time before self-preservation seizes our sense of morality and friendship. A […]
The early Greeks knew a thing or two about unicorns. With elephant feet and a boar’s tail, these “Indian asses” were said to have a single horn that offered protection […]
A dozen years since the closing of Kelly Air Force Base, ailing residents and community activists gathered to decry contamination, injustice. Victor San Miguel presents a proud and defiant image […]
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 […]
So all eyes shift to Obama where murkier statements on nuclear’s roll in the national energy mix began to clarify with Dr. Chu now in ascendancy.
So now that the numbers are in and we’ve got a fresh crop of dandies to feed into the national rule-making machine, perhaps you’re wondering what it all means for a livable planet? Will we finally take the lead on the world stage and make climate change a priority? Invest in clean, renewable power? Foster a green-sector jobs boom and and tease forth vibrant and healthy communities (with liberty and justice for all)?
But there’s potentially a major crimp in the hose of plenty. And it looms in the higher energy prices waiting to meet us as we cross the energy divide.
While Iran brays against the extension of nuclear trade between the United States and India, voices elsewhere, including the United Arab Emirates have been more encouraging. UAE leaders have reasons to cheer – perhaps chief among them is the hope that proliferation of such trade suggests their own nuclear-power ambitions will be welcomed by the international community as well.
Foul air wasn’t my — or anyone else’s — paranoid imagination. As cities like San Antonio and Austin are now facing possible federal sanctions in 2009 for racking up bad air quality points this week, Houston has been judged so severe a case that the EPA agreed with Gov Perry to delay cleaner-air deadlines until 2019.
Though he’s getting the bulk of the applause post-debate, Obama let me down in Mississippi. Not only has he creeped ever closer right of middle by labeling Venezuela a “rogue state” on par with Iran and by asserting he is “not against nuclear waste,” (Well, you know, Jim. There’s a lot about nuclear waste that people just don’t understand) but I was stunned to see this young Senator having such trouble linking his conjunction-junction functions.
Meanwhile, complaints about tained water from Uranium Enrichment Corp’s exploration of uranium zones in a confined, drinking-water aquifer in Goliad County have gone nowhere. It hasn’t stopped the company from receiving the first of a needed covy of licenses to mine uranium there.
You know where I stand on the McCain/Clinton idiocracy of a gas-tax-free summer on ozone alone. But this week, as Clinton danced around gargling free petroleum cake and running ads […]
Ah Grist, my steadfast eco-informant, thank you for reminding me that not only is Global Warming still a distant thunder as far as the presidential debates are concerned, but that […]