Colorado’s Anti-Fracking Law Illustrates the State’s Growing Divide
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Colorado’s Anti-Fracking Law Illustrates the State’s Growing Divide

ProPetro CEO Dale Redman speaks with workers on a yard where he stores and manages equipment for his fracking services company in Midland, Texas, April 12, 2018. (Ann Saphir/Reuters) It is turning blue and taking aim at a major industry.Colorado’s environmentalist lobby won a decades-long battle earlier this year, passing severe restrictions on fracking in…

Poisoned for Profit: We Are Not the Agrochemical Industry’s Guinea Pigs
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Poisoned for Profit: We Are Not the Agrochemical Industry’s Guinea Pigs

Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Chemicals Regulation Division (HSE) in the UK claiming that the glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup has poisoned her nature reserve in South Wales and is also poisoning people across the UK (she…

Does wind and solar and batteries = the future for US electricity?
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Does wind and solar and batteries = the future for US electricity?

An Oklahoma electric cooperative has decided to build a power plant combining wind, solar, and battery technology instead of a natural gas plant to handle peak energy needs. The primary reason? Money.”It’s actually cheaper economically than a gas peaker plant of similar size, particularly with the tax credits that are available right now,” said Phillip…

Nature & Science

Humans migrated to Mongolia much earlier than previously believed: Archaeologists unearth stone tools made 45000 years ago

Stone tools uncovered in Mongolia by an international team of archaeologists indicate that modern humans traveled across the Eurasian steppe about 45,000 years ago, according to a new University of California, Davis, study. The date is about 10,000 years earlier than archaeologists previously believed. The site also points to a new location for where modern…

London University Is Banning Beef To Help Fight Climate Change
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London University Is Banning Beef To Help Fight Climate Change

London University Is Banning Beef To Help Fight Climate Change (cbsnews.com) Posted by BeauHD on Thursday August 15, 2019 @06:00AM from the where’s-the-beef dept. Goldsmiths, a part of the University of London, is fighting climate change by taking beef off the menu. “[The university] will no longer serve beef burgers, beef burritos and the like…

Young Climate Activists Push Democrats to the Left
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Young Climate Activists Push Democrats to the Left

Episode 8: ‘Hard Left’Producer/Director Samantha Stark[Read Astead W. Herndon’s article on how the young activists of the Sunrise Movement have become political power players in the 2020 presidential race.]Many Democrats want their 2020 presidential nominee to do two things above all: Defeat Donald Trump and protect the planet from imminent environmental disaster. But liberal activists,…

Time for Another Trip to the Moon?
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Time for Another Trip to the Moon?

Opinion|Time for Another Trip to the Moon?letterSA reporter who covered the Apollo 11 lunar mission 50 years ago and other readers offer their opinions.Image CreditCreditMike McQuadeTo the Editor:Thank you for your terrific retrospective on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing (“Slouching Toward Cosmic Destiny,” special section, July 14).Dennis Overbye poses the question “Why…