The National Basketball Association this week launched NBA Green Week — a comprehensive week of action taken by the league to promote environmental stewardship. The NBA is the only major professional … [Read full article]
Voluntary Fracking Reporting? Bloomberg: Chemicals Not Reported, Half of All Wells "Obscured"
In a little-noticed Aug 2012 report, Bloomberg News reported that gas and oil energy companies failed to comply with their own voluntary plan to disclose chemicals in their operations … [Read full article]
Caribbean Coral Reefs "On the Verge of Collapse"
Update: Depressed by this news. Check out: “A Transformation From Environmental Grief to Environmental Action,” which will be on Google+ on Wednesday, 3/12/2004 at 11:00 am PST. The gist: environmental news can … [Read full article]
Fracking and the Natural Gas "Boom" — No National Standards, Secrecy, and Carcinogens
The President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Francis Beinecke, recently visited areas in western Pennsylvania where ‘fracking’ operations are occurring, and spoke with local residents about the … [Read full article]
Facebook + NRDC + Opower + 16 Utilities = Cool Energy Conservation Social Gaming App
Facebook, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Opower, and (to start) 16 US utility companies, have teamed up to make saving energy (and tons of money with that) easier … [Read full article]
Agent Orange Needs Banned (Now in Weed and Feed Products.. Soon to be Airborne)
Seeking Ban The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reports that it is seeking a ban from weed and feed products which are using what has notoriously been known as “Agent Orange.” … [Read full article]
2,012 for 2012 (Grassroots Movement to Get Good Politicians Elected)
As I’ve written a few times, there are two things we need to turn things around in our political system: 1) strong direct action, and 2) good, honest people … [Read full article]
Numerous Anti-Environment Riders Kept Out of Spending Bill, but 2 Left In It
Below are two good summaries of the results of the year-end spending bill and its affects on the environment (the bad effects being 100% courtesy of Republican politicians). The … [Read full article]
Keystone XL & Jobs
One of the big arguments for the Keystone XL pipeline, which will now be approved no earlier than 2013, if at all, is that it will create a lot … [Read full article]
Canada's 'Spirit Bears' Threatened by Proposed Oil Pipeline
The battle of domestic energy production verses the protection of natural resources and wildlife “treasures” has many fronts. With attention largely focused on the environmental and climate change impacts of … [Read full article]
U.S. Declares Iceland in Violation of Global Whaling Ban, May Impose Sanctions
On July 20, 2011, U.S. Dept. of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke formally declared the nation of Iceland to be in defiance of the International Whaling Commission’s global ban on commercial whaling. The declaration was met with over-whelming approval by numerous NGOs and conservation groups the world over. As a result of the commerce secretary’s declaration, President Obama now has 60 days to decide whether to impose economic penalties and/or trade sanctions against Iceland. Such sanctions are authorized under legislation known as the ‘Pelly Amendment’.
Sharks Finally Getting Protection!
26-73 million sharks are killed every year out of ephemeral desire for their fins! But the good news: governments around the world have taken action to stop people from killing sharks for their fins.
13 More Green Stories of the Week: China's Amazing Bike Sharing System & Bad Environment; Fracking, Fracking, & Fracking; Climate Change Deniers Unravelled…
Other than the 50+ stories we covered in the past week, here are 15 more green stories I thought were worth a share: