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Wired to fail?

I was reading this very interesting New Yorker article by Elizabeth Kolbert, and you may also find it of interest. She raises some interesting points. 1,193 more words

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Around Town: Lake Pleasant

Most of the year, I really enjoy living in Phoenix. It’s a beautifully different city with its unique landscape and recreational opportunities. But if you ask me in July – or August, September, or the first half of October – I’ll tell you I’d move tomorrow if it weren’t so hot! 368 more words


What Halliburton fracking chemicals polluted an Ohio waterway?

On the morning of June 28, a fire broke out at a Halliburton fracking site in Monroe County, Ohio. As flames engulfed the area, trucks began exploding and thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals spilled into a tributary of the Ohio River, which supplies drinking water for millions of residents. 370 more words


mydailyminefield reblogged this on My Daily Minefield and commented:

Damnit! I was born about 2 hours north west of Monroe County, in Mt. Vernon, OH. Ohio is such beautiful country and Halliburton is a shit company! This absolutely breaks my heart. We are fighting the same battle down here in Corpus Christi, TX area. God help us, we are losing. Keep spreading the word, hopefully someone listens before it is all too late!!!

Artist Sends 99 Sad Critters Down China's 'Dead Pigs' River

Last spring, 13,000 dead pigs were discovered floating in the Huangpu River, a main water source for Shanghai residents. The artist Cai Guo-Quiang is marking that horrific moment in ecological history by sailing this vintage fishing boat down the same river: 272 more words

Green - The Huffington Post

African Wildlife Is in Trouble, and Only Africans Can Save It

Entering Kenya’s Maasai Mara Reserve, as I did last March, is like driving up the loading ramp of Noah’s Ark. Within minutes, you’ll see zebras, giraffes, wildebeest, and herds of antelope. 1,227 more words

Green - The Huffington Post

Big Polluters Cry Wolf Over EPA Plan to Protect Health and Fight Climate Change

Next week the Environmental Protection Agency will host four public hearings on its plan to reduce climate change pollution from power plants. The speakers list is already filling up. 620 more words

Green - The Huffington Post

The Recycling Movement Continues to Grow

Thanks to the efforts of the women’s group, the recycling movement had garnered a lot of attention in Burlington and was continuing to grow. In the meantime, the management of the energies and ideas of the rapidly expanding group of home recyclers and volunteers had necessitated the development of an organization, with committees for the sharing of responsibilities and tasks. 509 more words