Monthly Archives: June 2011

Environmental activism needs its own revolution to regain its teeth

Charles Secrett guardian.co.uk 13 June 2011 Today’s protest tactics are not sufficient to alter the destructive path travelled by virtually all governments and most corporations Forty years ago, Friends of the Earth announced its arrival in the UK with a … Continue reading

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Green jobs success eludes President Obama

Associated Press By DARREN SAMUELSOHN 6/12/11 President Barack Obama heads to an energy plant in North Carolina on Monday to talk once again about the job-creating power of a green economy. The catch? Nearly three years into Obama’s presidency, the … Continue reading

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NRC chief in hot seat for scrapping work on Yucca Mountain dump

By DINA CAPPIELLO and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press June 12, 2011 WASHINGTON — In the two years that Gregory Jaczko has led the nation’s independent nuclear agency, his actions to delay, hide and kill work on a disputed dump for … Continue reading

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EcoFest: Rockin’ the planet to save it

Mike Lauterborn westport-news.com June 12, 2011 There was a fine mist, chilly temperatures, lots of teens and lots of green … green as in environmental initiatives, that is. Despite the gray, rainy weather Saturday, the 3rd annual EcoFest was firmly … Continue reading

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Top student passionate about environment

The Calgary Herald By Staff JUNE 11, 2011 Ashley Itzcovitch is a remarkable role model at STS. Not only is she a full International Baccalaureate diploma candidate with first-class honours, Ashley mentors elementary students on their primary years program exhibition … Continue reading

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Green trend comes to lawns — with a splash of dandelion yellow

By Robert McCoppin Chicago Tribune June 10, 2011 More homeowners are choosing organics over chemical treatments With a front-yard view of the Fourth of July parade route in Arlington Heights, Lisa Croneberg feels extra pressure to make her lawn look … Continue reading

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Birds of a feather: The 10 lost and abandoned owls forming a family at St Tiggywinkles animal hospital

www.dailymail.co.uk By Staff 10th June 2011 Some have been orphaned when their parents were killed, others may have fallen from their nests but now these ten tawny owls are a family at last. Lined up in a row, they are … Continue reading

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Economic Study Shows EPA Regulations Increase Prices, Kill Jobs

                      By Matt Cover CNSNews.com June 10, 2011 (CNSNews.com) – A study of two proposed EPA regulations seeking to curb power plant emissions shows that the regulations will raise electricity … Continue reading

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The Earth Is Full

New York Times By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN June 7, 2011 You really do have to wonder whether a few years from now we’ll look back at the first decade of the 21st century — when food prices spiked, energy prices … Continue reading

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High schoolers educate public on energy — Earthkeepers work with city on promotion

By Jeanette Stewart The StarPhoenix June 10, 2011 The Aden Bowman Earthkeepers class is designing promotional materials for Saskatoon’s “green energy park,” a complex that will include a wind turbine, methane gas collection facility and a turbo-expander, which will collect … Continue reading

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