Miscellaneous Green Archives

By Derek Markham

I’m forever spoiled for other electric bikes. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By Bryan Nelson

It won't be China, unless you happen to live in Argentina. …read more
Source: Mother Nature Network

By Nathalie Baptiste

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

The United States still relies on coal to provide 30 percent of its electricity, and a typical plant produces more than 125,000 tons of coal ash — the byproduct of burning coal — every year. For decades, power companies dumped this product, which can contain toxic metals such as arsenic and mercury, into unlined ponds that had the potential to leak and contaminate the drinking water of nearby communities.

Despite an EPA rule that requires power companies to dispose of the waste responsibly …read more
Source: Grist

By Nathalie Baptiste

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

The United States still relies on coal to provide 30 percent of its electricity, and a typical plant produces more than 125,000 tons of coal ash — the byproduct of burning coal — every year. For decades, power companies dumped this product, which can contain toxic metals such as arsenic and mercury, into unlined ponds that had the potential to leak and contaminate the drinking water of nearby communities.

Despite an EPA rule that requires power companies to dispose of the waste responsibly …read more
Source: Grist

By Lloyd Alter

Author Todd Babin wonders why there this obsession about cyclists and helmets. So do I. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

By Nikhil Swaminathan

The state Board of Private Security Examiners rebuffed the North Carolina company known as TigerSwan, citing a legal complaint filed by a similar North Dakota agency charging that the outfit operated in that state without legal permission.

Fabian Blache III, the board’s executive director, said that Louisiana law governing the private security industry is designed to protect the state’s people. He said TigerSwan — which was denied a license in North Dakota twice — had not shown it could follow regulations.

Internal company documents obtained and reported on separately by Grist and The Intercept last month revealed the extent …read more
Source: Grist

Florida town requires solar on new homes.

By Abigail Bechtel

South Miami became the first U.S. city outside of California to require solar panels on new residential construction and some home renovations.

The city passed the law after high school student Delaney Reynolds, inspired by the laws in California, wrote to mayors in the area. “We made history [Tuesday] night,” South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard said. “It’s not going to save the world by itself, but it’s going to get people thinking about [solar].” The 2.3-square-mile city receives an average of 5–10 building permits per year.

Meanwhile, Miami’s mayor asked for $192 million in his proposed budget to help …read more
Source: Grist

By Derek Markham

This classic scooter from the former country of East Germany is now an e-scooter with a 62-mile range. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

How to make vegan ramen

By Jaymi Heimbuch

Cut the salt and boost the flavor with homemade vegan ramen soup. …read more
Source: Mother Nature Network

By Lloyd Alter

Werner Sobek puts a negligee on a concrete pipe and it’s not just for looks. …read more
Source: Tree Hugger

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