Miscellaneous Green Archives

By Jenn Savedge

The Lyons family has a roof over their heads this Christmas thanks to the generosity of a stranger. …read more
Source: Mother Nature Network

Dog and calf each get a taste of one another

By Noel Kirkpatrick

While the dog is content to lick its beefy buddy, the calf would prefer to nibble a little. …read more
Source: Mother Nature Network

By Bryan Nelson

The late actress' dog, Gary, perked up every time Leia spoke. …read more
Source: Mother Nature Network

By Derek Markham

The forthcoming Tri-Gen facility is being called “the world’s first megawatt-scale 100% renewable power and hydrogen generation station.” …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

In the recent Frontline documentary, War on the EPA, the CEO of the Murray Energy Corporation — the largest coal mining company in the United States — brags that he had given the Trump administration a three-page action plan on rolling back environmental regulations. Less than a year into his term, the president and his officials had already completed the first page, Murray Energy Corporation’s Bob Murray says in the film.

Indeed, the administration has gone straight to work undoing environmental safeguards: reevaluating emission standards for cars and trucks, pressing for the Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline, disbanding science advisory committees, …read more
Source: Grist

By Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

In the recent Frontline documentary, War on the EPA, the CEO of the Murray Energy Corporation — the largest coal mining company in the United States — brags that he had given the Trump administration a three-page action plan on rolling back environmental regulations. Less than a year into his term, the president and his officials had already completed the first page, Murray Energy Corporation’s Bob Murray says in the film.

Indeed, the administration has gone straight to work undoing environmental safeguards: reevaluating emission standards for cars and trucks, pressing for the Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline, disbanding science advisory committees, …read more
Source: Grist

By Eric Holthaus

That’s weird, because the state is technically in the middle of its rainy season right now.

The last few weeks have seen devastating fires in Southern California. Now forecasts show extreme fire risk extending north to the Bay Area, where rainfall has been less than 25 percent of normal since mid-September. According to the National Weather Service, “any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.”

In Santa Barbara, about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles, conditions are even more dire. The Thomas fire, now the fourth largest fire in state history, has already consumed more than 250,000 acres — an area …read more
Source: Grist

By Matt Hickman

The San Francisco SPCA has been ordered by the city to fire a robotic rent-a-cop used to patrol the sidewalks outside of its campus. …read more
Source: Mother Nature Network

By Derek Markham

The train, which features restored vintage carriages with flexible solar panels on their roofs, will travel between its solar-charging train station and a resort property in Byron Bay. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By Justine Calma

Because that’s not weird or hostile at all.

As Mother Jones reported Friday, the EPA signed a $120,000 contract (using taxpayer money) with the opposition research firm Definers Corp. earlier this month.

Definers brings hawkish political strategies to the public relations services it provides to corporations and nonprofits. “At the heart of the Definers Public Affairs’ system is our information operation — our media monitoring and rapid response mechanism known as the War Room,” the company advertises. “A War Room offers the flexibility and dynamism necessary for robust intelligence gathering.”

Not only does the company monitor news coverage, it also <a class="colorbox" …read more
Source: Grist

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