Energy

Big Coal Shaping Public School Education–Really!

By | December 22, 2011 at 11:31 am | No comments

This cartoon was inspired by the Washington Post article, "Energy industry shapes lessons in public schools" Big Coal may be molding our youth with pro-coal propaganda, but worry not, Big Coal also offers a "green" video to teachers called “The Greening of Planet Earth,”...

Posted in: Climate, Energy, Green Cartoons

The Newest Oil Spill: Small Leaks in Russia Lead to Ecological Failure

By | December 20, 2011 at 7:40 pm | No comments

Photo by AntarticBoy via flickr We’ve all been reminded of the disastrous effects that the oil industry can have on our planet. Not only does it massively contribute to climate change, but spills and leaks can also cause ecological failures, further leading to the demise of...

Posted in: Energy, Politics, Science

The Economics of Renewable Energy: Is Solar Energy a Wise Investment?

By | December 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm | One comment

Photo by ABBgroupmediarelations via flickr With oil pipelines being vehemently protested and delayed in both the US and Canada, and rural resistance to wind power staying strong, is solar energy the most economically efficient option for policy makers and investors?...

Posted in: Energy

Controversial Bill Reveals Attack on EPA

By | December 12, 2011 at 7:14 pm | No comments

Photo by Zieak via flickr A battle is raging on Capitol Hill over a bill that – among other things - would extend payroll tax cuts to 160 million American workers and extend unemployment benefits. Met with Republican opposition, provisions were added to the bill,...

Posted in: Climate, Energy, Politics

The Green Movement: Occupy Wall Street’s Biggest Ally

By | November 21, 2011 at 9:18 pm | No comments

Photo by compujeramey via flickr Occupy Wall Street inspired numerous satellite Occupations around the world. The movement is forcing Americans to reconsider the connection between capital and government. It is inspiring students, the unemployed, elderly, and middle class...

Posted in: Culture, Energy, Mindful Lifestyle, Politics

A Great Betrayal or a Realistic Perspective: Dr. Patrick Moore’s Tar Sands Support

By | November 16, 2011 at 6:52 pm | One comment

Photo by Peter Essick Anti-tar sands activists coveted a major victory this week, as President Obama officially delayed the construction and approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would serve to bring oil directly from Canada’s Alberta Tar Sands to numerous...

Posted in: Climate, Energy, Politics

Earth at Risk: Video Interview with Derrick Jensen

Earth at Risk: Video Interview with Derrick Jensen

By | November 10, 2011 at 8:32 pm | One comment

Photo of Derrick Jensen On Sunday, November 13, Derrick Jensen is leading a day-long talk at Berkley University where environmental authors and changemakers will gather together to be interviewed in front of a live audience about crucial issues facing the state of the planet...

Posted in: Climate, Culture, Energy, Mindful Lifestyle, Politics

Coal “Mine”

By | November 9, 2011 at 10:32 am | No comments

More on all things coal From OpenSecrets.org: Coal Mining: Top Recipients (and MUCH more) From Second Nature: Coal-Fired Plants Linked to Asthma (and the disprportionate amounts of coal-related asthma cases in the black community) From Grist: We could replace coal power...

Posted in: Climate, Energy, Green Cartoons

Frackenstein: Have a Fracking Good Halloween

By | October 31, 2011 at 5:40 pm | No comments

Photo by Itmayers via flickr The battle over the natural gas potential in the Marcellus Shale (sedimentary rock that stretches from Ohio over to New Jersey and down to Virginia) has been long and hard. The process of hydraulic “fracking” involves injecting a cocktail...

Posted in: Climate, Energy, Politics

One, Two, Three Strikes You’re Green?

By | October 24, 2011 at 8:03 pm | No comments

Photo by Jimgumm via flickr Hey sports fans, ever thought how your favorite sports teams and the environment might go hand in hand? Surprisingly, the world of sports is beginning to give themselves a green makeover. In recent years, more sports stadiums, new and old, have...

Posted in: Culture, Energy

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