Miscellaneous Green Archives

By Holly Richmond

cow-running

British dairy farmer Richard Cornock and his brother care for 80 British Friesian cows on a 140-acre farm in South Gloucestershire. Cornock documented life on the dairy farm for a year, including shooting this video of cows being let out to pasture last spring for the first time that year. As Bob Ross would say, these are some happy little cows:

“They are quite excited; they know what’s going on,” Cornock says in what is of course a charming accent. The excitement is contagious, and with udders swinging wildly, the cows frolic and leap out …read more
Source: Grist

By Lloyd Alter

Surprisingly, even motorist groups supported the move to slow things down. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By Holly Richmond

sprayable-energy

UGH, caffeine is such a PAIN. You have to force down a steaming mug of foamy milk and espresso, or pour an entire thimbleful of 5-Hour Energy down your gullet, or break off a crisp piece of disgusting dark chocolate. It’s basically like getting your privates waxed while being chased by an army of angry demon-babies.

Thankfully, now there’s Sprayable Energy — or there will be soon, because the Indiegogo project has already been 114 percent funded. “Our revolutionary spray gives you energy through your skin without the jitters, crash, chemicals, and cost of other caffeinated products,” the project claims. Hmm, …read more
Source: Grist

By Chris Tackett

On its first day on-air, Al Jazeera America aired almost half as much coverage as some network news programs did during the entire year 2012. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

Quote of the day: Why Green is not Sustainable

By Lloyd Alter

Another attempt at defining the word “Sustainable” as distinct from “green” …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By Tim McDonnell

Black-footed ferret.

In its deliberations over the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department is taking flak not just from picket-sign-wielding environmentalists, but also from within the ranks of the Obama administration. This spring the EPA slammed an environmental review as “insufficient” and called for major revisions. And Monday, ThinkProgress uncovered a letter [PDF] from the Interior Department, dated from April, that outlines the many and varied ways in which the pipeline could wreak havoc on plants and animals (not to mention dinosaurs) along its proposed route.

The letter calls particular attention to a line …read more
Source: Grist

By Jaymi Heimbuch

Beans and lentils are one of the most important things you can include in your diet. Here are great ideas, from filling breakfasts to sweet and inspired desserts. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By Jaymi Heimbuch

Coastal brown bears are the largest of the grizzlies, growing big off of abundant protein sources like salmon caught in rivers during spawning season. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By Stephen Messenger

Birds in particular might actually be adapting to our driving habits, capable of sensing how fast cars typically move on individual roads so they know just when to get out of the way. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By Claire Thompson

Kimon Berlin
Wyoming has enough coal trains for now.

Today the Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming held a sale for the lease of 148 million tons of coal on public land in the Powder River Basin — and received not  a single bid, a first in the state BLM’s history.

The sale was the first of two that the BLM had planned in the area over the next month, which combined would pave the way for the extraction of 316 million tons of Powder River Basin coal. Cloud Peak Energy had …read more
Source: Grist

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