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Oil Refineries Have a Moral Imperative to Fix the Air Pollution Problem They're Causing

When I moved with my family from California to Utah nine years ago, I was stunned by the horrible air quality in this otherwise gorgeous mountain state. Day after day, during that first winter, we were smothered in breath-taking blanket of smog. Show More Summary

Oil Refineries Have a Moral Imperative to Fix the Air Pollution Problem They're Causing

When I moved with my family from California to Utah nine years ago, I was stunned by the horrible air quality in this otherwise gorgeous mountain state. Day after day, during that first winter, we were smothered in breath-taking blanket of smog. Show More Summary

Oil Refineries Have a Moral Imperative to Fix the Air Pollution Problem They're Causing

When I moved with my family from California to Utah nine years ago, I was stunned by the horrible air quality in this otherwise gorgeous mountain state. Day after day, during that first winter, we were smothered in breath-taking blanket of smog. Show More Summary

Bhutan Hatches Ambitious Plan To Convert All Cars To Electric

By Christopher DeMorro Originally posted on EVObsession Situated on the southern slopes of the Eastern Himalayan mountains, the Kingdom of Bhutan has fewer people than the state of Rhode Island and even…

SodaStream Has Major Problems: Should Investors Be Worried?

SodaStream is having a tough time selling its devices in the United States, and competition from Keurig Green Mountain in 2015 won't help. The Keurig device will feature brands from Coca-Cola, and with SodaStream lacking a major install base in the U.S. so far, the market is still up for grabs.

Big Bear Earthquake Shakes Southern California

Big Bear Mountain, as well as a large portion of Southern California, was shaking and quaking earlier this morning. The United States Geological Survey announced today that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake shook the mountain community at 9:59 AM PST this morning. Reports have the temblor being felt as far south as Mexico, and as far

‘At the Mountains of Madness’ Happening, Only It Will Be PG-13…

How desperate is Guillermo del Toro to being us an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness? Well, he’s willing to compromise with Universal Pictures, against his better judgement, stating that he’ll make the creature feature a PG-13 horror film. The 3-D film originally had Tom Cruise in talks to star, but also […]

Humphreys Peak in Coconino National Forest, Arizona

Travelers might not expect a snow-covered mountain in Arizona, but Humphreys Peak at 12,637 feet in the San Francisco Peaks stands above the entire state as an incongruously frosty beacon. The San Francisco Peaks are the remains of an ancient eroded stratovolcano north of Flagstaff. Show More Summary

Best of America: 9 Reasons to Love California

By Helen Anne Travis California is a magical land of wine, tacos and startups. Here, you can climb up a desert dune, ski down a mountain, and swim in the Pacific Ocean all in the same day. In most parts of the state it's sunny - all the time - and save for the occasional earthquake, living is good. Show More Summary

Guatemalan Boy Left for Better Life, Died Alone

(SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, Guatemala) — Gilberto Ramos wanted to leave his chilly mountain village for the United States to earn money to treat his mother’s epilepsy. More'Journalists!' Watch Harrowing Video From Jerusalem NBC NewsChristians Call Out Hobby Lobby For Hypocrisy Huffington PostYear of Failure: GM Recalls Touch Nearly Every Model NBC NewsHere Comes Trouble:…

What’s the Biggest Business in Your State?

What is the biggest business in your home state? GM drives Michigan, the Keurig Green Mountain Coffee company brews best in Vermont, and Sands is luckiest in Nevada. Bloomberg’s Yang Yang looks at the United Companies of America Bloomberg, June 27 2014

Guatemalan boy left for better life, died alone

SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, Guatemala (AP) — Gilberto Ramos wanted to leave his chilly mountain village for the United States to earn money to treat his mother's epilepsy.

Finding Bigfoot: An Expedition in Washington Turns Up Interesting Evidence

The Finding Bigfoot team is braving a cold expedition in Washington State's Blue Mountains this week in search of sasquatch. Kicking off the investigation is a meeting with one of the nation's leading anthropologists, Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum, who was once a skeptic, but became a believer after studying a series of impressive tracks back in 1996.

Political mapping tool identifies pockets of red in blue-state Vermont

RED STATE VERMONT?: Although the Green Mountain State runs a deep shade of blue, a political mapping tool from Clarity Campaign Labs finds pockets of red on a town-by-town basis. Bruce Parker | Vermont Watchdog Vermont may be the bluest of blue states, but a new political mapping tool reveals that even the most left-leaning...

South Slope of Mount Frissell in Salisbury, Connecticut

The highest point in Connecticut is on the southern shoulder of Mount Frissell which crosses the state's northern border at 2,380 feet above sea level, but the official plaque was incorrectly placed on a different mountain. Less than two miles away westward, Bear Mountain was originally thought to be the state's highest point. Show More Summary

Report: Dems Ginning Up Redskins Controversy to Mobilize Native Americans, Keep Control of Senate

Democrats are trying to hold onto the Senate by ramping up their attacks against the Washington Redskins, hoping to mobilize enough Native American voters in key states in the Mountain West and Alaska to eke out some Senate races. According...Show More Summary

On Dangerous Roads

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I looked over my shoulder and all there was was darkness. Sheet rain was falling and the road was only slick where it wasn't flooded. I was just cresting a mountain up on New Hampshire state highway 16, and Death was riding in the passenger seat. Read more...

US Could Follow Australian & German Practices With Solar PV Systems

Rocky Mountain Institute By Robert McIntosh & Koben Calhoun New RMI/GTRI analysis shows how to reduce U.S. solar PV costs through installation labor efficiency Download the report In 2013, the United States installed more solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity than either Germany or Australia for the first time ever. Show More Summary

More Scrutiny for National Groups, Big Donors Funding Colorado 'Ban Fracking' Campaign

Over the course of recent months, Energy In Depth Mountain States has examined the national activist organizations and ultra-rich donors who are pushing many local and statewide campaigns to ban oil and gas development in Colorado. read more

North American National Park #17: Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina/Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains National Park it the most popular national park in the United States in terms of annual visits. More than 9 million people enter the park every year. In addition to beautiful views and wildlife, there is also a significant cultural component in the park as well. You can see Civil War era [...]

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