Archive for April, 2010

According to the Earth Policy Institute, 1.5 million barrels of oil are used annually to produce plastic water bottles for America alone – that’s enough to fuel almost 100,000 U.S. cars for a year! Plastic products are undoubtedly the most prevalent source polluting our ecosystem. The plastic we produce is with us forever, since plastic […]

April 29, 2010 From the Los Angeles Times, this obituary: “Floyd E. Dominy, a federal water official with an outsize personality who shepherded some of the West’s last big dam projects to completion, has died. He was 100. Dominy, who served as commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation from 1959 to 1969 under four […]

Watch this 1 min empowering video about how a mother and daughter work to improve their rural Indian village’s water and sanitation system. With the help of and other self help groups this was made possible. To learn more about and to contribute towards bringing clean water to other rural villages, visit their […]

Recently, President Obama and Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, closed one door and quickly opened another. Their recent offshore drilling plan to lease oil and gas sales in select areas of Alaska, as well as the West Coast, have been cancelled. Although in the same plan, they gave way to offshore drilling exploration to millions […]

Wind farms are nothing new to select European countries, Denmark, and Britain. Recently, China announced plans to build their first offshore wind farm in Shanghai later this month. Now, the United States is joining the trend and progressing into offshore wind. After 9 years of political, economical, and environmental debate, offshore wind farms have been approved in […]

Two days ago, 150,00 people showed their support in Washington D.C. for clean energy legislation. Each day, government leaders are “perpetuating a system that increases our reliance on foreign oil, drives job loss and threatens the well-being of future generations.” Earth Day Network collaborated with other organizations to organize a massive climate rally on The National […]

A few weeks ago Australia was the victim of an oil spill when the Chinese coal carrier Shen Neng 1 ran full speed into the Great Barrier Reef. Now, officials are dealing with another spill closer to home. The leak was discovered Saturday from an offshore oil rig near Louisiana. A piece of the pipeline exploded […]

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