Category Archives: Environment

London has world’s first 24-hour Ultra Low Emissions Zone

April 8 (UPI) — London introduced the world’s first 24-hour city Ultra Low Emission Zone Monday in an effort to reduce air pollution and protect public health in Britain’s capital. Read More…

Lotus Has a Real GEM

Lotus makes some of the best looking, fast and fun to drive green cars. Some of it’s panels are made from recyclable hemp, and one model – the Exige 270E is a real GEM – meaning it can run on Gasoline, Ethanol or Methanol. Their engineers designed it “to demonstrate how straightforward it can be Read More…

Fracking Pollutes Water …

Fracking pollutes water, makes it unusable and will eventually make it more expensive.? On the positive side, fracking for natural gas gives the US plenty of energy and creates jobs. But using renewable energy sources has all the same benefits, but none of the environmental and health issues. It is a fact that “The byproducts Read More…

Petroleum Perils

The perils of extracting petroleum and fossil fuels are well documented. Clearly, drilling in the arctic or offshore is difficult, expensive and dangerous. A spill is hard to contain and virtually impossible to clean up. Spills from 20 years ago like the Exxon Valdez in Alaska to recent ones caused by British Petroleum in the Read More…

A Cleaner Community

We can?t build a strong clean community on a weak foundation! Over the past several years, oil companies have taken advantage of smaller, less resilient communities desperate for work. When large corporations purchase land intending to mine for oil or natural gas, the result is both a breakdown of community as well as a reliance Read More…

Fracking Water Contamination Confirmed

There are many problems with fracking for natural gas. One of the main ones is the destruction of clean water resources. Although gas companies and paid supporters sometime deny it, fracking water contamination has indeed been confirmed. When holes are drilled for fracking, they are supposed to go well below water sources. However … Energy Read More…

What We (Should Have) Learned From the Exxon Valdez

25 years ago the Exxon Valdez spilled?11 million gallons?of crude oil into the pristine Prince Williams Sound. Here are several things we should have learned from that:     Oil is really dirty and hard, if not impossible to clean to up. Accidents happen, and we shouldn’t transport or extract oil where an accident will Read More…