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Solar Roadways

Amazing!

Installing Offshore Wind

What it looks like.

Environmental Org Failure

Once again I’m going to break internet protocol by quoting a posting in its entirety. But you can read the whole thing here, and follow the links to more information. Johann Hari, a columnist for the London Independent,  was on Democracy Now! this week, to discuss his new article at The Nation, focusing on why […]

Light Pollution

Tolouse (France) is trying to reduce it, and to save energy at the same time: Installed on a 500-metre section of pavement last weekend, the lampposts double the strength of the light they cast when they detect human body heat. Ten seconds later they revert to normal. “It’s a prototype. Nothing like this exists anywhere […]

NRDC Sellout

It’s actually rather astonishing for a seasoned observer like me to watch. Even a cynic like me can be surprised at the way the environmental movement – which has made stopping climate change their cause celeb – has systematically and catastrophically sold out on the issue. Last week, 10 Democrat senators wrote to President Barack […]

Bizarre Anaerobic Ecosystems Discovered In Lake Huron

Far out: Sink holes in the Thunder Bay region of Michigan, several hundred feet deep, are exposed to the ancient, mineral rich Paleozoic era bedrock, where the minerals leech out into the water creating a very dense, mineral rich, oxygen free underwater eco-system. Well worth reading!

CDC: Rocket Fuel Chemical in Most Powdered Infant Formula

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that 15 brands of powdered infant formula are contaminated with perchlorate, a rocket fuel component detected in drinking water in 28 states and territories. The two most contaminated brands, made from cow’s milk, accounted for 87 percent of the U.S. powdered formula market […]

League of Conservation Voters is anti-environment, Part II

Matt Stoller went through LCV’s environmental scorecard to answer the simple question of whether LCV is unfairly endorsing Republicans that don’t measure up, according to their own scorecard. The conclusion? Still, I wanted to look at something slightly different, which is whether according to their own criteria the League of Conservation voters is fair to Democrats. […]

League of Conservation Voters is anti-environment

Matt Stoller: One of my consistent themes on OpenLeft has been the tendency of progressive advocacy groups to help Republican candidates or conservative Democratic candidates when there’s an alternative in the race.  There are many reasons why they do this, and today it happened again.  Kate Sheppard has a piece on the League of Conservation […]

Clean Coal

After watching last night’s debate, I just have to point out how well-spent all that “clean coal” public relations money was. They must be laughing themselves silly. For all the talk from Obama and McCain of “clean coal” technology, and how important it is, it doesn’t actually exist – it’s just an idea, made up […]