Miscellaneous Green Archives

By John Upton

Is this spy a cop or a private investigator? Either way, watch out.

What do you get when you mix America’s national security apparatus with TransCanada’s determination to build a tar-sands pipeline between Canada and the Gulf of Mexico?

A whole lot of arrests.

Earth Island Journal profiles the infiltration of peaceful Keystone protest groups by police and investigators — and in so doing paints a troubling picture of a government security force working in league with TransCanada:

On the morning of March 22 activists had planned to block the gates at the company’s strategic oil reserves …read more
Source: Grist

By Michael Graham Richard

The industry might be in financial trouble, but what matters to the planet is the pace of innovation and production of solar panels, and on those counts things are super healthy. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By John Upton

Not that big a deal, really.

BP killed 11 workers when the Deepwater Horizon rig blew up, and then it obstructed government investigators. That’s not editorializing — the company pled guilty to manslaughter and obstruction charges. Since you can’t imprison a corporation, it was punished in other ways. One of those punishments was a temporary ban on getting new federal contracts.

Never one to miss an opportunity to publicly whine about how unfair the world is for an explosion-prone petrochemical giant, BP sued the U.S. government on Monday over the suspension, arguing in court that it is arbitrary, capricious, and …read more
Source: Grist

By Chris Tackett

Evan Vokes is a former employee of TransCanada, the Canadian company that intends to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, and warns that faulty construction means the pipeline will likely leak. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

Even nuclear weapons are going green

By John Upton

Pantex Plant
The project’s marketing logo.

If the nuclear apocalypse comes, at least it will be a little more climate-friendly.

Construction of five 400-foot wind turbines is beginning today at America’s main site for assembling, disassembling, and maintaining its nuclear arsenal.

The 2.3-megawatt turbines are expected to produce more than half of the power used at the Pantex Plant in the Texas Panhandle. When the blades start spinning next summer, the facility will be the largest federally owned wind farm.

“The windfarm will play a key role in helping Pantex achieve President Obama’s directive that the federal government lead the …read more
Source: Grist

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By Scott Rosenberg

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By Jess Zimmerman

Photo by Micah Walter, Reuters.

Noted logician, theologian, and climate scientist Rush Limbaugh has issued a philosophical treatise on religion and climate change, proving that if you believe in God you cannot believe in anthropogenic global warming. Why? Because John Kerry animal rights activists mice rats barbecue pits SUVs and what about a fetus? QED.

Here, I listened to his stupid noisebox so you don’t have to:

John Kerry, our esteemed secretary of state, said that climate change is our challenge, a challenge to our responsibilities as the safeguarders of God’s creation. The safeguarders — it would obviously be safeguardians. The safeguarders.

Nope, bzzt, wrong, neither …read more
Source: Grist

By Lloyd Alter

Elon Musk’s idea has a long history of precedents; we wind up the wayback machine and have a look. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By Sarah Laskow

SBU V3, via Bless This Stuff

Unlike Jalopnik, we’re more into two-wheeled vehicles than four-wheeled ones. But if two wheels are great, one wheel must be better, especially if you don’t have to pedal. So we’re going to endorse the SBU V3. It’s got one wheel, and it’s also got a battery. And while a “lithium-ion battery powered unicycle” might sound so hipster and jerky that it cannot exist … well, it does:

The SBU V3 is about to go on sale for the first time in the UK, but it’s been around …read more
Source: Grist

By Jim Meyer

Joe Penniston
The Hyperloop will be like Space Mountain, only better.

Elon Musk has announced his plan for the Hyperloop, a revolutionary, high-speed travel network that will fire pods full of people through an elevated tube from L.A. to San Francisco at 760 mph — and for the low, low price of just $20. In similarly realistic news, I am announcing my plan for a revolutionary zero-emissions global ice cream delivery device that can fire three scoops and a waffle cone from Portland, Ore., to Sub-Saharan Africa utilizing an trebuchet technology …read more
Source: Grist

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