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The South Coast Air Quality Management District board also voted to dismiss their longtime executive officer. Source: In One Of The Most Polluted Places In America, Air Quality Board Weakens Pollution Rules | ThinkProgress
Robert Kaluza stood accused of negligence in interpreting a critical test that contributed to the spill. Jurors reached a verdict in under two hours. Source: BP Engineer Is Not Guilty in Case From 2010 Gulf Oil Spill – The New York Times
How Hillary Clinton’s State Department sold fracking to the world | Grist.
Going To The Loo Can Recharge A Smartphone – Business Insider.
As quoted from their Education – Mining 101 page: “Surface coal mining techniques, which account for the majority of national coal production and roughly 42 percent of West Virginia’s coal production, involve the mechanical removal of overlying native earth and rock or “overburden” to reach underlying coal seams.” “Far from the destructiveness portrayed in the […]
Moss can power a radio, and could eventually charge your phone A team of scientists over in Europe have decided to take the idea of “green” power very, very literally: They have developed a system to harness the energy generated by moss. http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/02/unique-bioreactor-finds-algaes-sweet-spot A unique bioreactor at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) […]
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/12/3384911/exporting-lng-climate/ The crisis in Ukraine has rekindled arguments that the U.S. should export shale gas, supposedly to diminish the threat posed by Russia’s “energy weapon.” Sadly, few seem to care about diminishing the threat posed by climate change, since it has become increasingly clear that LNG would make things worse.