Environment

Global Warning

August 27, 2008
Majora Carter: We don’t always want to fight against something. We want to work towards something Pt.1

Who will face up to the climate change crisis?

August 24, 2008

The Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls put forward their respective energy and environmental platforms last week, addressing offshore drilling, coal, nuclear energy and fuel efficiency . Both John McCain and Barack Obama have said that global warming is a problem and would make it a top priority. But would they go as far as NASA’s…

Dutch scientists demonstrate their electric kite

August 5, 2008

The Guardian: A traditional childhood pastime could provide a breakthrough in renewable energy, after successful experiments in flying a giant kite at one of Europe's top research centres. Scientists from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands harnessed energy from the wind by flying a 10-sq metre kite tethered to a generator, producing 10 kilowatts…

Canada: This is the dirtiest oil in the world

July 12, 2008

The Guardian: What happens when the world’s biggest oil companies target a northern wilderness?

Chile bans whaling

June 25, 2008

The Guardian: Michelle Bachelet declares ban on whaling in Chilean waters

Climate Change

June 24, 2008
Dr. Hansen stated that we have already exceeded a safe amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, which he places at 350 parts per million (ppm). He testified that the US must begin using a carbon tax to lower the nation’s emissions and that the US must stop producing energy from coal by 2020.

"The World According to Monsanto"

June 22, 2008
Monsanto is a world leader in industrial agriculture, providing the seeds for 90 percent of the world’s genetically modified crops. Once a chemical company based in the US, Monsanto has transformed into an international life sciences company, aiming to solve world hunger and protect the environment. Filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin, however, exposes the company’s troubling past,…

Divisions in the whaling world

June 21, 2008

The Guardian reports on divisions in the whaling world. Chile vows to protect the sea mammals while Japan remains committed to whaling, ahead of next week’s International Whaling Commission meeting.

Missouri levees fall victim to Mississippi River

June 20, 2008

AP: Officials in Missouri say levee breaks easing pressure on levees downstream.

EPA’s Troubled Waters

June 15, 2008