The Latest in Green
The federal budget sequester took effect on March 1 with a number of likely environmental impacts. With $1.2 trillion in cuts over the next decade and $85 billion through the end of the fiscal year in September, layoffs and difficulties in enforcing the nation’s environmental regulations are expected. The National. . .
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) lit into House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Republicans Wednesday for not holding a vote on a Hurricane Sandy relief bill. ”There is only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims: the House majority and their speaker, John. . .
The average New Jersey beach is 30 to 40 feet narrower after Superstorm Sandy, according to a survey that is sure to intensify a long-running debate on whether federal dollars should be used to replenish stretches of sand that only a fraction of U.S. taxpayers use. Some of New Jersey’s. . .
Now that the election is over, will the real environmental President Obama take center stage? Oh wait, my mistake, Obama in my opinion wasn’t a real environmental president these past four years, so now that he has his second term in hand, will he fulfill the promises he had made. . .
This will be simple and straight to the point – Vote! Today is a national election for these United States. If you are a voting citizen it is your duty to head to the polls and place your vote in the ballot box. No matter who you support the only. . .
Occasionally we hear of a new species being discovered in some far-flung place on the planet. Perhaps found in Africa, the Amazon, or other distant place that has little to do with man’s presence. But, yesterday the New York Times reported that a new species of leopard frog had been. . .
The independent consulting and research company IDTechEx has been tracking the developments in the electric vehicle market for the last eleven years. They have just published their new 2012 forecast with a 10-year horizon on EV’s and have issued a powerful statement, “Any Motor manufacturer without a compelling line up. . .
For the first time the European Union (EU) is proposing to test pharmaceutical products in EU waters. The Commission is proposing to add 15 chemicals to the list of 33 pollutants that are currently monitored and controlled in EU surface waters. The popular pain-relieving drug Diclofenac is one of three. . .
The Atlantic sturgeon is a species of fish that has been with us since the last ice age. It’s what most scientists would call prehistoric looking. The sturgeon can live for sixty years, grow to 14 feet, and weigh 800 pounds. Despite its historical longevity, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric. . .
The U.S. Forest Service today released a new proposal for the nation’s 193-million-acre national forest system that will weaken rules protecting fish and wildlife from logging, livestock grazing, mining and off-road vehicles. The new proposal, which was released as part of the final environmental impact statement for the rule, is. . .
The automobile industry is definitely taking the initiative on finding new ways to provide us with a “greener” product. For now, we’ll not discuss hybrid, electric, hydrogen propulsion systems for cars, but instead, we’ll tout Ford’s new interior initiatives. Ford plans on using more plant based ingredients in the vehicles. . .
Every February Canada hosts a bloodbath that evokes the world’s scorn. It is the annual Newfoundland seal hunt that kills young white seal pups. You’ve seen it on video and in pictures. Hunters approach a young seal pup with a club that has a spike in it. Seal mother’s try. . .
A recently published paper in Science claims that a new process has been developed to turn seaweed into a viable feedstock for biofuel. Bio Architecture Lab says that they’ve isolated an enzyme that could be used to convert seaweed into sugar. Making fuel and chemicals from crops such as corn. . .
The federal gasoline tax funds highways and mass transit. At a current tax rate of 18.4 percent it is one of the lowest gas taxes in the world. The tax was created in 1956 to finance highway construction, and in 1982, Congress expanded its scope to fund mass transit as. . .