Politics

Vermont Works to Ban Fracking

By | January 31, 2012 at 9:04 pm | 2 comments

Photo of view in Vermont by Donna Kohut Last week, the state of Vermont began legally fortifying itself against the wave of hydraulic fracturing that is currently sweeping the nation. The State House Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources Committee unanimously passed a bill that...

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New York Inspires Fracktivists

By | January 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm | No comments

Photo by Marcellus Protest via flickr The anti-fracking movement is solidifying its foundation in grassroots organization's loosely knit groups of concerned citizens. Quiet bands of citizens are coming together to protect their regions from shale gas exploitation. ...

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Finally, the Pro-Life/Anti-Earth Oxymoron Explained

By | January 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm | No comments

It is confusing to me how a large group of Republicans can be so vehemently pro-life yet so anti the environment. Either these people don't understand that protecting the environment from major polluters and pollutants keeps all life (humans included) free of unnecessary...

Posted in: Green Cartoons, Politics

XL “Victory” Is Not What It Seems

By | January 19, 2012 at 6:40 pm | No comments

Photo by A Siegel via flickr National headlines declared environmental victory on Wednesday after President Obama rejected the construction and operation of the XL Pipeline. But this rejection does not prevent the project from going forward at a future date. However...

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Silent People, Silent Spring

By | January 13, 2012 at 7:40 pm | No comments

Photo taken in Papua New Guinea by eGuideTravel via flickr Americans are learning that their rights are deeply connected to the Rights of Nature. For quite a while, we had the luxury (stupidity) of trashing foreign lands for profit and our own energy needs. But now that we...

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The Conversation That my Brother-In-Law’s “Reagan Revolution” T-Shirt Provoked

By | January 11, 2012 at 11:20 am | No comments

I don't see my brother-in-law, Bob too often. We disagree on just about every major thing two people could disagree on. However, we love each other and enjoy one another's company. So even though Bob likes to provoke (much like his hero Glenn Beck) sometimes it's best to put...

Posted in: Climate, Green Cartoons, Politics

Fracking: The New Interstate Trade

By | January 5, 2012 at 7:42 pm | One comment

Photo by ProgressOhio via flickr Thanks to the natural gas industry, toxic waste and earthquakes are the next big thing in interstate trade. Ohio has been accepting the wastewater from Pennsylvania’s natural gas wells since July 2011, paying 20 cents or more per gallon. ...

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The Future of Green Goddesses

By | January 3, 2012 at 7:59 pm | No comments

Photo of Vandana Shiva by MillionsAgainstMonsanto via flickr We live in a culture that is unsustainable and unjust. Our economic system is based on the objectification and exploitation of the planet, its “resources,” and of the workers who “develop” those...

Posted in: Culture, Politics

“Mean Joe Green’s” Top 11 Environmental Cartoons of 2011

By | December 28, 2011 at 11:33 am | No comments

With environmental-cartoon topics ranging from Michelle Bachmann to Tim DeChristopher, Breastfeeding to Big Coal, it was an interesting year in environmental cartoons. Follow this link and spend a few minutes looking over what were my eleven most-viewed cartoons of...

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2011 – Year of the Anti-Environment Congress

By | December 23, 2011 at 6:15 pm | No comments

Image by DonkeyHotey via flickr Based on a recent study of Congressional votes in 2011, there is no hope at all. 2011 is recorded as the most anti-environment Congressional year to date. And if the last 72 hours are any indication, this bill is sure to solidify this year’s...

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