A New York state court upheld the town of Dryden’s ban on fracking. Republicans are trying to pin rising gas prices on President Obama. Apple could allow independent environmental reviews of two factories in China. Chinese air pollution is visible from space.
Man, I can barely raise a plant from a seedling without killing it, and scientists have managed to grow viable plants out of seeds from 29,000 B.C.? So unfair.
Here is a video of Rick Santorum lying about the history of clean air in America and specifically Pittsburgh.
DRUNK PEOPLE OF NEW ORLEANS! We know you need that plastic flotsam in order to see some boobs, because of I guess longstanding tradition dating back to before you could see boobs on the internet without even trying. But it’s basically an ecological nightmare, so if you can’t find some ladies who are willing to take their tops off in exchange for tofu or offset credits or something else environmentally responsible, at least be mindful about how you dispose of your extra beads.
Check out the smallest studio apartment you can build by law in California: It's 160 square feet, and it includes a bevy of space-saving measures.
This is what long-term desertification looks like: The state of Texas lost 5.6 million urban trees -- and as many as 500 million forest trees -- in the drought that’s been going on since last year.
Todd Tanner will give you his gun when you pry it from his cold, convinced-of-the-nonexistence-of-climate-change hands. Tanner, the chair of the new group Conservation Hawks — sportsmen (i.e. hunters) who don’t want climate change to ruin their fun — has challenged anyone to prove to him that climate change shouldn’t be a concern. If you win, he will give you, the Conservationist’s Hal Herring reports, “his most prized possession: A Beretta Silver Pigeon 12 gauge over/under that was a gift from his wife, and has been a faithful companion on many a Montana bird hunt.” (Grist List doesn’t know that …
Mexico City will open a landfill gas power plant, which should be able to power 35,000 homes at its peak.
Scientist Peter Gleick came forward to admit he first obtained the documents revealing the inner workings of the climate-denying Heartland Institute. Was he Goofus or Gallant? Here's a sampling of arguments on either side.
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