Browsing articles tagged with " environment"
Jan 4, 2012
boyce
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Fracking democracy

In 2010, Pittsburgh’s City Council voted unanimously to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction within city limits. Now the Pennsylvania legislature is moving to deny local governments the right to protect the local environment:

We don’t have a fracking problem. We have a democracy problem.

 

Read about it here.

Dec 18, 2011
boyce
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The case for true-cost pricing: Indian Point nuclear plant

“Indian Point: The Next Fukushima?” Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission member Victor Gilinsky, writing in The New York Times:

Some 160,000 Japanese are still displaced because the radioactive contamination — in an area far less populated and less dense than the New York area — was so intense and far-reaching. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s cost-benefit analyses for Indian Point and other nuclear plants in the United States do not factor in these possibilities.

Read the entire piece here.

Dec 11, 2011
boyce

The High Price of Materialism

A new video from the Center for a New American Dream.

Source: http://www.newdream.org/resources/high-price-of-materialism

Aug 10, 2011
econ4org

Environmentalism's Original Sin

“When the choice is framed as Humans versus Nature, it turns out that most people will choose Humans. If environmentalism is to win the future, we must move beyond this false dichotomy.” Read it here.

Apr 9, 2011
jordankm
Comments Off on Our Lives Are Threatened by Rich and Powerful Entities — Here's How We Can Fight Back

Our Lives Are Threatened by Rich and Powerful Entities — Here's How We Can Fight Back

Bill McKibben and Noami Klein team up and get serious about environmental action. Read it here.

Nov 3, 2010
econ4org
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The Story of Electronics

Feb 26, 2010
econ4org
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How Your Money Works

Jul 12, 2008
econ4org
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The Story of Stuff

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