Sunday, September 20, 2015
environmental news stories sunday
for those pesky little stories that seem to fall between the cracks of the major "news" organizations showcasing the clown circus.
epa accuses volkswagen of cheating clean air act, orders recall.
volkswagen has been cheating federal emission standards since 2008, spewing as much as 40 times more pollution than allowed by equipping its cars with a “defeat device” that fools the official test, the obama administration said on friday - msnbc
made in the shade.
there's a bonus to growing coffee in a traditional way that preserves tall trees — and it's not just for the birds. now scientists and world leaders think that the practice can do a lot to lessen the impact of deforestation and climate change.- student science for society
david letterman's new job: fight back against the blogal warming deniers.
stephen colbert is great, sure, but we were all sad to see david letterman leave late-night tv this spring. fortunately, he's not gone forever: the national geographic channel announced yesterday that letterman will appear as a special correspondent on the second season of years of living Dangerously, the emmy-winning documentary series about climate change - mother jones
catholic gop lawmaker to skip pope francis speech over climate change
at least one house republican will be skipping pope francis's high-profile address to congress next thursday to protest the pontiff's views on climate change. - the hill
mckibben: what exxon knew about climate change.
wednesday morning, journalists at insideclimate news, a web site that has won the pulitzer prize for its reporting on oil spills, published the first installment of a multi-part exposé that will be appearing over the next month.- the new yorker
flushing the toilet has never been riskier.
ome of today’s sewers were built before bathrooms as we know them existed. It’s time to upgrade. - the atlantic
podcast: monsanto's super-broccoli is bred for market domination. what could go wrong?
this week, actuality podcast bites into monsanto’s plans for a new, super-healthy breed of broccoli and what it means for our food supply - quartz
the largest green roof In the world will sit on top of this dying california mall
people aren't shopping much at the vallco shopping mall in silicon valley, so they're turning it into a green, walkable neighborhood. - fast company
st. louis landfill fire could reach radioactive waste in months.
a fire smoldering underneath a landfill north of st. louis since 2010 could reach radioactive waste from the manhattan project in as little as three months, according to a report released by missouri’s attorney general. - al jazeera
dutch designed tower sucks pollution out of the air.
until we collectively decide to give up fossil fuels and power the world with giant hamster wheels, this planet has a bit of an air pollution problem. now, a team in the netherlands wants to help. -wired
if you think there’s plenty of fish in the sea, think again.
a new report by the wwf released on wednesday says that pollution, industrial fishing and climate change have killed off half of marine life in the last four decades. - ecorazzi
and, did you know, tesla offers a vegan interior option for their cars?