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To what extent was VW pollution fraud a death device?

September 23rd, 2015 · Comments Off on To what extent was VW pollution fraud a death device?

Looking at the reporting as to Volkswagon’s systemic fraud re diesel-engine pollution, there are some legitimate questions to ask: Will legal entities, around the world, take the legitimate approach of moving beyond “Corporate” to individual responsibility?  Will — sadly unlike the financial frauds of the 2000s — executives go to jail? To what extent do […]

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Tags: pollution

Holiday Lighting … scrooge or savior? (an annual refrain …)

December 2nd, 2010 · 4 Comments

Do you love those displays of Christmas (or Hannukah or Kwanza or …) lights? Are you awed by those so impassioned that they string up 1000s of lights in awesome displays worthy of a city center? I once did, pausing on cold winter nights, white clouds issuing from my mouth, enjoying being in the glow […]

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Tags: energy efficiency · lighting

The newest BP commercial … a must see, must share item …

May 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Consider rating it up at YouTube so more people will see it …

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Tags: Energy · oil · OilApocalypse · political symbols · pollution

Massive Electricity Slick Spreads Across Gulf Of Mexico

May 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

AENN’s correspondent Rei reports from AE New Orleans about a disastrous event in the AE Gulf of Mexico. AE Lousiana residents are bracing today for the arrival of an electricity slick spreading across the Alternate Gulf of Mexico after efforts to hold it at bay proved largely unsuccessful.

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Tags: Energy

Mercury in EVERY fish in EVERY stream tested

August 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments

A guest post from mwmwm … Want to talk about “clean coal“? The USGS released a recently released an underreported report  that is quite stunning in its implications. The major findings from USGS Mercury in Stream Ecosystem studies of 291 stream systems across the US are that methymercury (the form easiest for aquatic life to […]

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Tags: coal · emissions

Gas pollution confusing bees …

May 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Gas pollution confusing bees …

Reason 1347 to get off fossil fuels: Fossil fuel pollution is obscuring the flowers’ scent and inhibiting bees (and other insects) ability to find flowers and pollinate. As Science Daily opened their story, Air pollution from power plants and automobiles is destroying the fragrance of flowers and thereby inhibiting the ability of pollinating insects to […]

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Tags: Energy · environmental

Gulf War on the Environment?

March 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Gulf War on the Environment?

Operation Iraqi Freedom’s Global Warming implications are, of course, only a fraction of the conflict’s environmental impact: both directly and indirectly.  Over at Red, Green, and Blue, Ranjit Arab has an interesting post up: Tangled Up in Green: The Five Years War.

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Tags: environmental

Is E-Coal E-Cool?

March 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on Is E-Coal E-Cool?

NewEarth Renewable Energy is moving from development to true commercializatio of its ECO Clean Coal or E-Coal.  NewEarth is promoting E-Coal as a green coal supplement or, even, substitute.   E-Coal comes from processed biomass such as trees, seaweed, algae, bamboo, switchgrass or otherwise.  The process: “Eco Torrefactio” and “ECO-Densification” which process the biomass into a coal […]

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Tags: coal · Energy · environmental · Global Warming

Excessiveness defined? One Boston Christmas light display …

December 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

By Jamaica Pond, in Boston, Dominic Luberto comes close to defining excess when it comes to lighting.   Having spent over $10,000 on lights, just this year, he will have over 250,000 lights up.  Estimated electric bill of $2000 per month (although, to be honest, this sounds like an embarassed understatement of actual costs). “But, when […]

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Tags: Global Warming

Christmas lights: melting away White Christmas?

December 24th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Oh, Christmas Eve, the beautiful lights on the streets, glowing above the snow … scratch that, lighting up the soggy ground, with inflatable reindeer merry-go-rounds, mangers, flashing light displays, and so on …  As with much of American society, the excesses of last year are only targets to be topped this year. The Washington Post […]

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Tags: carbon dioxide