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U.S. Waters Polluted by 10 Million Tons of Dog Poop

by Jennifer Mueller

The 78 million dogs living in the United States create 10 million tons of feces annually, polluting waterways and posing a threat to public health, according to a pet waste removal service asking Americans to pledge to… 482 more words

United States

Environmentalists Sue Governmental Agencies in an Effort to Help Pallid Sturgeon in Montana Rivers

by Trevor Smith

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that two environmental activist groups have filed a lawsuit early this week against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation (Lundquist 2015). 421 more words

Biological Effects Of Warming

How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill

Getting food from the farm to our fork eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of U.S. land, and swallows 80 percent of all freshwater consumed in the United States. 196 more words


Achoo! Springfield, Providence Among ‘Sneeziest And Wheeziest Cities’

SPRINGFIELD (CBS) — A new report names two New England cities as the “sneeziest and wheeziest” places in America.

The Natural Resources Defense Council looked at ragweed and ozone data, which it says can lead to asthma attacks and worsen allergy symptoms. 119 more words


Panera to drop 150 artificial ingredients from its menu

NEW YORK — Good news, Panera Bread will no longer put Tert-Butyl-Hydroquinone in your sandwich.

The difficult-to-pronounce preservative is on a lengthy list of ingredients that the restaurant chain has promised to eliminate from its food by 2016. 363 more words


Take a COOL Guess – the Fun Quiz on Clean Energy.  Today’s Topic: Processing Tar Sands Crude

Question:  Is the practice of turning crude from tar sands into gasoline more environmentally destructive than the processing of conventional crude?  If so, how many times more damaging is it? 92 more words

Fossil Fuels

How We Measure the Validity of a Certain Source of Energy

One of the most important ingredients that figures into the analysis of energy in the 21st Century is “Energy Return on Investment” (EROI). It takes energy to generate energy; this is true; there is no free lunch—but how much energy? 525 more words

Wind Energy