Pollution

Urban Agriculture

Mexico City’s urbanization threatens ancient ‘floating gardens’

Chinampas, or floating gardens -- small artificial islands full of crops, built up on shallow lake beds -- once sustained the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, producing multiple harvests every year. They still exist in Mexico City, for now.

Nuclear

New revelations about how Fukushima almost forced the evacuation of Tokyo

During the most dire period in the Fukushima meltdown, the president of Japanese utility company Tepco tried to evacuate all workers at the stricken reactor. If that order went through, it would have precipitated a worst-case scenario and ultimately the evacuation of Tokyo.

Politics

Rick Santorum rewrites the history of clean air in America

Here is a video of Rick Santorum lying about the history of clean air in America and specifically Pittsburgh.

Business & Technology

The Economist uses stale right-wing ideas to attack government regulation

The magazine has published a series on "Over-regulated America" that does nothing but contradict itself and repackage false claims about the costs of protective regulation.

Pollution

Swamp Thing yells at kids about littering

You gotta admit, Swamp Thing is basically the perfect anti-littering spokesman (especially now that Captain Planet has gone off the rails). I mean, he’s essentially made out of the environment. In this so-bad-it’s-awesome 1989 PSA, …

Pollution

Industry mocks college students for fighting bottled water

College campuses across the country have been fighting to ban bottled water from campuses, and the International Bottled Water Association is fighting back with a pretty inane video.

Cities

Young people expect the future to look like Thunderdome

Why do young people view the future as a dire place, even as their elders seem oblivious to the triple threat of climate change, resource scarcity, and growing inequality?

Business & Technology

NASA is developing green rocket fuel

Hydrazine propellant is super toxic and dangerously unstable, so NASA is going to spend up to $50 million apiece to test alternatives.

Climate & Energy

Animated guide to building a Keystone XL

Turns out it's just a long concrete tube buried three to four feet under ground, rambling on for mile after mile, narrated by a guy with an adenoid problem.

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