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Keystone XL Pipeline Resistance Grows Amid “Tar-Gate” Allegations

Environmental groups, led by Friends of the Earth and TarSandsAction.org, are finding more allies in their opposition to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline project. 

 

The Canadian oil company TransCanada wants to build that 1700-mile oil pipeline from the Boreal Forest of northern Alberta, Canada to refineries in Texas.  The 16-inch pipeline will carry 900,000 barrels a day of tar sands oil, one of the world’s dirtiest energy sources. 

 

Along the way, the…

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Added by Richard Kujawski on October 16, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments

Online Organic Food Coupons: Eat Healthy on the Cheap

There are dozens of websites that pull together grocery coupons for downloading.  Several sites focus exclusively on organic food coupons.  Here are some links for searching online for coupons for your favorite organic and natural foods. 

 

OrganicFoodCoupons.com bills itself as a comprehensive online organic and healthy food coupon resource. 

 

OrganicCoupons.org wants…

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Added by Richard Kujawski on September 18, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

“Water Water Everywhere….” Thirst-Aid Founders Save Children’s Lives with Safe Drinking Water

Around the world, at least 1 billion people don’t have access to safe drinking water.  The United Nations estimates the number could be as high as 4 billion—more than half the people on the planet.

 

The consequences are tragic.  Each year, polluted drinking water sickens and kills between 1 million and 2 million children due to water-borne diseases that lead to diarrhea—which leaves them severely dehydrated, weak, malnourished, and susceptible to various illnesses and…

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Added by Richard Kujawski on September 13, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments

BP’s Gulf Oil Spill One Year Later: Dead Dolphins, Ruined Lives, and No Justice - Part 3 of 3

FYI - This is the third part in a 3-part series about the ongoing impact of the Gulf oil spill.

 

For All the Rhetoric, Actions Still Speak Louder than Words.  The Center for American Progress released two reports on the one-year anniversary of the BP blowout.

 

“The Gulf One Year Later: Beyond Rhetoric?” discusses the Congressional response to the economic and environmental catastrophe, which claimed the lives of 11 men and set off an 87-day…

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Added by Richard Kujawski on August 3, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments

BP’s Gulf Oil Spill One Year Later: Dead Dolphins, Ruined Lives, and No Justice: Part 2 of 3

FYI - This is the second in a 3-part series about the ongoing impact of the Gulf oil spill. 

 

The Human Toll Is Both Financial and Emotional

 

The NAACP Climate Justice Department has just released a special report on their fact-finding investigation of the effects of the oil spill on people of color, although I suspect their findings apply to nearly everyone affected by the spill. 

 

The report examines how families the Gulf…

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Added by Richard Kujawski on July 18, 2011 at 9:07am — No Comments

BP’s Gulf Oil Spill One Year Later: Dead Dolphins, Ruined Lives, and No Justice: Part 1

FYI - This is the first in a 3-part series about the ongoing impact of the Gulf oil spill. 

 

The first anniversary of the world’s worst environmental accident was marked in April by a number of investigative reports detailing the environmental and human damage caused by the BP-Transocean-Halliburton disaster at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.  

 

Not surprisingly, as the surface oil disappeared last fall, so have the…

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Added by Richard Kujawski on June 11, 2011 at 10:44am — 3 Comments

Jane's Addiction: How Excessive Consumption Threatens Global Survival (Book Review)

 

We can’t shop our way into saving the planet, no matter how green the products are that we buy.  That’s because we Americans buy too much stuff.  In fact, a new book calls our excessive consumption a national addiction that threatens the entire planet. 

 

In Addict Nation: An Intervention for America, investigative reporter Jane Velez-Mitchell takes a wide-ranging look at how American society fosters addictive behavior.  Jane tells us “straight…

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Added by Richard Kujawski on April 19, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Citizen Green Speaks!

This is the first of my "Citizen Green" blog posts covering a variety of issues that every green citizen of the planet should know about.

 

Welcome to My Green Face!  This premier online environmental community was formed by Living Green Magazine to provide a way for concerned citizens, eco-activists, business people, and civic leaders to come together to learn, support, and make a difference.  That includes…

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Added by Richard Kujawski on March 17, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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