Perseids Meteor Shower 2013 — Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks August 12 2013

The Perseid meteor shower — arguably the best meteor shower of the year — will be peaking this year on August 12 2013. While that’s still awhile off, the Perseids … [Read full article]

Top 50 Solar Energy Stories Of 2013 (So Far): Part 1 (#1–10)

We’re trying to get more solar energy stories going here on Planetsave. To catch readers up, I’m doing a short series on the top 50 solar energy stories of 2013 … [Read full article]

Almost 100% New Electricity To Be From Solar In California In 2nd Half Of 2013

Reposting this big news from Solar Love: Herman Trabish of Greentech Media has happened across a pretty interesting find — 97% of new electricity generation capacity in line to be added to … [Read full article]

Fracking In The Age Of Cancer

In 1794 Thomas Paine released “The Age of Reason“, a call to abandon blind loyalty to institutionalized religion.The title of Paine’s work can also be applied to today’s fracking industry … [Read full article]

Apes Have A Sense Of 'Fairness' That Is Very Similar To Humans, Research Finds

Chimpanzees apparently possess a sense of what is ‘fair’ that is extremely similar to that of humans, new research has found. Not that it is very surprising, given how extremely … [Read full article]

Take Action: 5 Opportunities

  #1: Ringling Circus Gets Largest Fine of Its Kind for Animal Cruelty — Thank USDA & PETA! From PETA: “Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & … [Read full article]

Darrell Issa — Get $$ from EV Company, Ask for Loan fo Co., Then Criticize Loan Program

Here are a few more stories from the past week that I really wanted to write on but never could make time for. Check them out (intro excerpts following each title & link):

Tim DeCristopher is on Trial: Initial Statements/Testimony

I wrote about Tim DeChristopher’s trial, the courageous and inspirational action that led to it, and ways of supporting him a couple weeks ago. For the backstory, check out that … [Read full article]

Top 13 Human-Caused Environmental Horrors

[UPDATED: Sept. 27, 2013; see addendum at bottom] In the spirit of both Halloween and Environmental Awareness, I hereby offer thirteen environmental horror stories of anthropogenic origin. I have chosen … [Read full article]

Digging Into Conservative Misconceptions of Energy Costs

Here is an excellent guest post by an energy veteran and businessman on the costs of clean energy compared to old, dirty energy. We’ve been writing on clean energy more … [Read full article]