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California is the Biggest Emerging Green State in the US

California is the Biggest Emerging Green State in the US

This was written by Richard Orban on behalf of Freedom Solar Power. For the third consecutive year, California has emerged to be the top clean energy state in the United States. The state dominated the 2012 State Clean Energy Index as it continues to lead the country in establishing testing grounds for all kinds of […]

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Big Bad Corn Infographic

Big Bad Corn

Have you ever thought what corn is really used for in the United States? The U.S. Government began to subsidize corn in the late 1970s in an attempt to replace fossil fuels. However, ethanol from corn is not very efficient for fuel. In fact the ethanol made from corn increases the greenhouse gases when compared […]

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Post-Isaac Precautions

Post-Isaac Precautions

This was written by Felicia Baratz of Eat Breathe Blog. With Hurricane Isaac reduced to scattered pockets of rain petering out in the Midwest, the hard-hit Gulf Coast region is set to begin cleanup duties. Because of the force with which Isaac battered coastal regions, flooding was rampant in New Orleans and surrounding areas, and […]

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Legal Action Filed Against EPA for Failure to Update Acid Rain Standards

Legal Action Filed Against EPA for Failure to Update Acid Rain Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is being challenged by legal action for failing to update their acid rain quality standards for the safety of our country’s sensitive ecosystems and natural resources. The standards were created in 1971 and have never been updated. Even though the EPA has identified that this is a problem and […]

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Dr. Bronner Industrial Hemp Steel Cage Protest

CEO of Dr. Bronner’s Arrested for “Possession of About 10 Pounds of Marijuana”

After locking himself inside a steel cage, in front of the White House, to protest the laws against cultivating industrial hemp Dr. Bronner was arrested by the police. The protest was in response to a White House statement combining the non-drug industrial hemp with marijuana. This policy is restricting American farmers from cultivating hemp, even […]

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Environmental Groups Win Fight to Keep Uranium Mining Out of the Grand Canyon

After years of fighting to keep uranium mines from surrounding the Grand Canyon, environmental groups won the fight when Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar signed the Record of Decision. For the next 20 years, there will be no new uranium mines on more than one million acres of federal land. We have been entrusted […]

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Last Night President Obama Talked About America’s “Self-Destructing Addiction to Fossil Fuels”

In an effort to appeal to Americans in the need for a revamping of our nation’s energy policy, President Obama’s speech last night was not as passionate in his delivery as some hoped. For decades, we have talked and talked about the need to end America’s century-long addiction to fossil fuels.  And for decades, we […]

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250,000 Oil Spills in U.S. Waters, 1971-2000

In a document released by the United State Coast Guard, "PollutionIncidents In and Around US Water, A Spill Release Compendium, 1969-2000," the U.S. Coast Guard recognized that over 250,000 oil spills occurred in U.S. waters. These oil spills combined totaled 259,560,000 gallons. And that’s just between 1971 and 2000. “The number of spills increased in […]

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The US Is Losing Forest Trees Faster Than Anywhere Else in the World

From 2000 to 2005, the United States lost more than 46,000 square miles of forest. That's about the size of Pennsylvania and is about 6% of the nation's forested land. The Southeast United States experienced the most forest loss, some of which lost more than 10% of its forest. To determine how much of forest […]

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Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act of 2009 Recently Introduced

With the aim to help America reinvent how we produce and use energy, US Senators John Kerry (Democrat – Massachusetts) and Barbara Boxer (Democrat – California) just introduced their “Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.” Millions of Americans will be able to get back to work, the environment and our children's health will be […]

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