Miscellaneous Green Archives

By Lloyd Alter

Montclair, California jumps on this silly victim-blaming bandwagon. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

Photo: Cute fish escapes from cartoon

By Melissa Breyer

This Eastern smooth boxfish looks as if it’s on the lam from an animated film. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

BP predicts: Plastics bans will slow oil demand growth

By Sami Grover

Although the rest of their predictions are best viewed through oil-tinted spectacles… …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By Daniel Penner

original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJFZ4j2aSdQ

In Texas, regulators go after small, often immigrant-owned gas stations while giving major polluters a slap on the wrist. Watch our mini-documentary on this uneven treatment or, if words are more your speed, check out our long-form collaboration with the Texas Observer.

This story was originally published by Grist with the headline Texas lets big polluters off the hook while little gas stations pay up on Feb 21, 2018.

…read more
Source: Grist

By Daniel Penner

original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJFZ4j2aSdQ

In Texas, regulators go after small, often immigrant-owned gas stations while giving major polluters a slap on the wrist. Watch our mini-documentary on this uneven treatment or, if words are more your speed, check out our long-form collaboration with the Texas Observer.

This story was originally published by Grist with the headline Texas lets big polluters off the hook while little gas stations pay up on Feb 21, 2018.

…read more
Source: Grist

Paying at the Pump

By Naveena Sadasivam

One day in April 2015, Nasser Farahnakian watched helplessly as the streets around his gas station in Corpus Christi flooded. That spring had seen a succession of severe thunderstorms in South Texas, smashing rainfall records and causing widespread flooding across this city of 300,000. As the waters rose around Farahnakian’s business, hundreds of gallons poured through a manhole into three underground storage tanks that hold gasoline and diesel. Underground, the grimy floodwaters mixed with the valuable fuel, rendering it unsellable. In late April, Farahnakian called a contractor to pump the water out of the tanks — the first of …read more
Source: Grist

By Bryan Nelson

How the ancient Egyptians built such precise structures may not have been so complicated after all. …read more
Source: Mother Nature Network

By Shea Gunther

Wired's video series, 'Five Levels of Difficulty,' challenges an expert to explain a complicated concept to people at five levels of expertise — and it's cool. …read more
Source: Mother Nature Network

By Zoya Teirstein

The Minnkota Power Cooperative’s Milton R. Young station got a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to design a carbon capture model that would reduce the plant’s carbon emissions by 90 percent.

The project is one of seven funded by the Energy Department’s new $44 million Design and Testing of Carbon Capture Technologies program.

The 40-year-old Minnkota station has two coal-powered units that together produce roughly 700,000 kilowatts of energy. Its larger unit is slated to get retrofitted with carbon capture technology — when CO2 is sucked from the air and stored underground so it doesn’t enter the atmosphere.

But …read more
Source: Grist

By Zoya Teirstein

The Minnkota Power Cooperative’s Milton R. Young station got a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to design a carbon capture model that would reduce the plant’s carbon emissions by 90 percent.

The project is one of seven funded by the Energy Department’s new $44 million Design and Testing of Carbon Capture Technologies program.

The 40-year-old Minnkota station has two coal-powered units that together produce roughly 700,000 kilowatts of energy. Its larger unit is slated to get retrofitted with carbon capture technology — when CO2 is sucked from the air and stored underground so it doesn’t enter the atmosphere.

But …read more
Source: Grist

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