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TUESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2014

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

300 years of fossil fuels in 300 seconds

The Post Carbon Institute produced this illustrated guide to how we have become so reliant on fossil fuels and how we could shake off that addiction. Here's the film description: Fossil fuels have been the driving force behind the industrialisation of much of the world...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 14, 2014

Tuesday Video: Imagine a world of anti-science

Step into an alternate reality a la "The Twilight Zone" where people believe "gravity is just a theory" and "cigarettes aren't addictive." Welcome to the Heartland Department Of Education courtesy of Al Gore's Climate Reality Project. Other favorite quotes: "Scientists are, like, altering their data...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 22, 2013

THURSDAY, NOV. 21, 2013

MONDAY, NOV. 4, 2013

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30, 2013

So long Sriracha?

​ I love Sriracha - with almost everything. Apparently it's burning more than just mouths as residents of Irwindale, California — where Huy Fong Foods produces the hot sauce — claim they've been experiencing headaches and burning sensations in their eyes and throats because of...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 1, 2013

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013

Nuclear waste leaking into soil at Hanford

Hanford is the most contaminated site in the western hemisphere and, twenty-five years into the cleanup, there are still new challenges to face. It's not like there weren't dangerous hurdles to begin with when you consider he facts: -56 million gallons of high-level radioactive waste...

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Army Corps ignores broad view of coal exports

On Tuesday, at a hearing in Washington, D.C., the Army Corps of Engineers rejected studying the cumulative effects of sending millions of tons of Powder River Basin coal across Washington, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon. Regionally, more than 500 businesses, 160 elected officials, Washington and Oregon...

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THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013

Sightline Report: Northwest Fossil Fuel Exports

Check out this Sightline report that counts the potential carbon emissions from fossil fuel export infrastructure currently proposed throughout the Pacific Northwest. There's a lot at stake. In Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia alone there are proposals in the works for seven new or expanded...

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TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013


Tips for dust season

In Eastern Washington, dust storms can be a serious problem, posing a number of serious health risks. Fortunately, the Department Of Ecology has got your back with some great tips. From DOE: It’s dust storm season when wind speeds pick up and the air can...

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MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013

May is Clean Air Month

Poor air quality can affect people of all ages, especially those sensitive to air pollution, including people with asthma or heart conditions, people who work and exercise outdoors, and older adults and children. The truth is that almost every day, each of us contributes a...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2013

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012

The Top Ten Worst Christmas Gifts

We all like lists, right? They're good points for debate. However, this one might be a lump of coal in the Christmas stalking: Jamaica Plain Green House has the "Top 10 Worst Christmas Gifts," a classic list that hasn't lost its relevance. JP Green House...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012

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