In Denton, Texas, 40 miles northwest of Dallas, residents and students at the University of North Texas are getting a free course in what it’s like to live in the middle of a fracking field. Although Denton officials created an ordinance...Show More Summary
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There are times, like the speech Barack Obama gave yesterday on economic inequality, when he reminds liberals of what we found so appealing about him. The address can stand among the most progressive statements of his presidency. Not...Show More Summary
A reader wonders if, when their day comes, organic cows are treated any differently than ordinary ones. Umbra serves up the answer.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs v Assistant Deputy Coroner for Inner North London  EWHC 3724 (Admin) – read judgment 1 Crown Office Row’s Neil Garnham QC and Neil Sheldon acted for the claimant in this case (the Secretary of State for the FCO). They had no involvement in the writing of this […]
This is part of a 10-part series on the ”Top 10 Toxic Ingredients Used By The Fossil Fuel Industries.” Read, share, and check in tomorrow for the next part, which will focus on benzene. 2. & 3. Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Oxides...Show More Summary
On Monday at 10.00 Eastern Time, the Nonhuman Rights Project filed suit in Fulton County Court in the state of New York on behalf of Tommy, a chimpanzee, who is being held captive in a cage in a shed at a used trailer lot in Gloversville. According to the NRP, this is the first of […]
In a just-released report, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has taken an extensive look at the scary side, the dramatic side...let's face it, the Hollywood side of global warming. The new research falls under the heading of "abrupt...Show More Summary
Several may surprise you.
A few years back, the 'Copenhagen Wheel' was one of a few innovations in cycling that were being proposed to try to make bicycle commuting easier. While it was just a concept in 2010, it is now a real product, with pre-orders being offered...Show More Summary
Clamor about whether climate change will cause increasingly destructive tropical storms may be overshadowing a more unrelenting threat to coastal property — sea-level rise — according to a team of researchers writing in the journal Nature this week. read more
Hyundai and Honda are slightly divergent of one another at this point with regards to fuel cell vehicles. read more
Scientists have decoded the world’s oldest human DNA sequence, beating the previous record by almost 300,000 years, and at the same time confusing what we know of our early relatives. Published in Nature on Wednesday, the study found...Show More Summary
Lexus chose an auto show in China to showcase the 2014 version of its sporty CT 200h hybrid. There’s a number of new features to take note of, including a new grille, better styling, an upgraded interior, better driving performance and, perhaps most appealing of all, a new trim level that aims to be even more impressive. read more
It’s just one energy sector watcher weighing in, but Lux Research does have pretty good credentials, so we’ll run with it, leading with their headline: “Solar to Become Competitive with Natural Gas by 2025.” read more
Yamaha, besides showcasing at the recent Tokyo Motor Show five electric, two-wheeled vehicles described as reference/prototype models, also unveiled it is working with noted car designer Gordon Murray on an ultra compact electric vehicle concept known as MOTIV.e. read more
Instead of making biofuel from newly planted crops like Arundo donax – one of the main feedstocks at a big new cellulosic ethanol facility in Italy, and a plant that some environmentalists fear – why not harvest the invasive species that are already causing problems? read more
Toyota, from the floor of the Los Angeles Auto Show, has unveiled the third generation of itsHighlander Hybrid. It has bumped up in starting price for the 2014 model from the previous year significantly, reflecting what seems to be the new design and technology touches going into this latest iteration. read more
You probably heard wrong. The graph doesn’t tell the media coverage story very clearly, either. For a simpler statement of the results, see the end of this article. In case you haven’t been following media reaction to the recent UN report...Show More Summary
We now know the precise extent to which big fossil-fuel companies are responsible for climate change, but that doesn’t mean you could sue them in U.S. courts.