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More Uncompensated Environmental Damage in Nigeria

Friday, November 11, 2011
More Uncompensated Environmental Damage in Nigeria

After making $7.2 billion from July to September, and letting an oil spill gush for weeks before stopping it, Shell offered the affected communities 50 bags of rice, beans, sugar and tomatoes as disaster relief. You have to ask, does anyone in the oil industry have any sense of shame? Read More...

Clean Air Violators Find Low Fees Mean Business-as-Usual

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Clean Air Violators Find Low Fees Mean Business-as-Usual

This article on Northwest's biggest polluters of the region's air points out the problem: as long as the EPA's fines cost less - a lot less - than the remedy of the cause of pollution, companies will continue to pollute as a business decision -- and the people in the region will continue to... Read More...

This Is What It Really Means To Be Fracked

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This Is What It Really Means To Be Fracked

This terrifying personal account of a woman who opened her farm in Pennsylvania to hydrofracking, brings us the hard reality of the process; of what really happens to any environment where it is used. Sensitive readers be warned. Read More...

Tar Sands Oil Desolates Canadian Environment

Friday, October 14, 2011
Tar Sands Oil Desolates Canadian Environment

An area of boreal forest the size of Iowa, through which the 785-mile Athabasca River flows northeast on its way to feed northern lakes and deltas, is being dug up to feed our insatiable demand for oil at any cost, including the cost of environmental devastation. Read More...

Can Bovine Burp Research Slow Global Warming?

Monday, October 10, 2011
Can Bovine Burp Research Slow Global Warming?

Apparently, one quarter of all climate changing emissions generated by activities of the human race come from the farming of animals, sheep, cows, pigs et al -- but more from their burps than their farts. Read More...

Carpet Goes Cradle-to-Cradle

Thursday, September 1, 2011
Carpet Goes Cradle-to-Cradle

Desso, a Dutch-based carpet company, embraces the cradle-to-cradle philosophy, changing its materials and processes until it produces nothing that is not recyclable, as either technical or biological non-toxic material. Read More...

Toxic Chemicals Rampant in Common Laundry Products

Sunday, August 28, 2011
Toxic Chemicals Rampant in Common Laundry Products

The EPA isn't watching and the media aren't talking while the cleaning products industries continue to sell us products laced with toxic chemicals that we unwittingly absorb. Read More...

GREEN BOOKS

Water: Our Most Precious Resource: by Marc Devilliers. This highly readable report on the looming global water crisis is amazingly informative on water issues around the world from China to Texas.

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