09 Oct 2015

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The Irony of the Sixth Circuit's Clean Water Rule Stay

This morning, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a nationwide stay of implementation of the new Army Corps/EPA Clean Water Rule. This sounds like a very big deal, and the state plaintiffs who won the...

09 Oct 2015 5:34pm GMT

07 Oct 2015

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Idaho Law Review Call for Papers - Hydropower and the Energy of the Future: Is there a Place for Dams?

CALL FOR PAPERS *** HYDROPOWER AND THE ENERGY OF THE FUTURE: IS THERE A PLACE FOR DAMS? The Idaho Law Review solicits articles and topic submissions for the Fall 2016 Natural Resources and Environmental Law (NREL) Edition. In this third...

07 Oct 2015 6:14pm GMT

05 Oct 2015

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An Unprecedented Fracturing Ruling with Broad Implications for Federal Environmental and Land Use Law

On September 30, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming preliminarily enjoined the Bureau of Land Management from enforcing the BLM's recently-promulgated rules for hydraulic fracturing (also called "fracking" or "hydrofracking") on federal lands. In other words,...

05 Oct 2015 3:50pm GMT

16 Jul 2015


Pioneering Waste-Reusing Plastic Roads

A new way of building roads with recycled plastic is being developed by Dutch company KWS Infra. As a resident of Michigan, where the combination of hard northern winters and a legislature that refuses to do its job have led to a statewide condition with many roads in embarrassingly bad shape, this hits close to home. The […]

16 Jul 2015 4:34pm GMT

02 Jun 2015


Superhydrophobic Coating Makes Better Solar Panels

Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a coating for glass that is superhydrophobic, making it so that it will literally bounce water off the surface. This coating also decreases the amount of light that reflects away from the glass. The benefits for solar collectors are immediately evident. The ability to be self-cleaning […]

02 Jun 2015 6:53pm GMT

11 Mar 2015


Solar Impulse Begins Round-the-World Journey

Earlier this week, the Solar Impulse aircraft took off from Abu Dhabi on the first leg of it's atempt to fly around the globe entirely on solar power. We've been especially interested in this project from its beginnings as it has moved along setting new records, and we will now be watching as they make […]

11 Mar 2015 3:24am GMT

12 Nov 2011

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Use Etsy to Find Local and Handcrafted Holiday Yoga Treats

My flame for the small-business and artisan supporting marketplace was re-kindled surfing the 263 items -- from mat bags, to hand-knit yoga socks, calming wall art and more -- made locally in Brooklyn alone.

12 Nov 2011 6:08pm GMT

Ringo Starr Designs Timberland Boots for Charity

Ringo Starr lends his oriiginal peace sign artwork to 75 pairs of Timberland boots to support WaterAid.

12 Nov 2011 4:41pm GMT

Turkish Photographers Capture Climate Change

Traveling exhibit in Turkey prompts audiences to put on their 'climate glasses' and see how floods, fires, and drought in the country are all connected.

12 Nov 2011 4:30pm GMT