To the delight of many environmental groups, President Obama issued a memorandum Tuesday directing federal agencies to play by the old rules of the Endangered Species Act.
In a story I reported recently about how coal ash is handled in Kentucky, I mentioned both the December 2008 coal ash spill at a Tennessee Valley Authority plant in Tennessee and LG&E’s Cane Run plant coal ash pond here in Louisville. There are some pretty important differences between the two.
NASA has launched a new satellite that will help identify, in unprecedented detail, where carbon dioxide is being emitted and where it’s being sucked up. The idea is to provide a clearer picture of what has happened, what is happening, and what might happen to all of the CO2 humans have produced since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750.
Activists chained themselves to a bulldozer and excavator at Massey Energy’s Coal River Mountain site this morning. They want Massey to stop plans to blast the mountain for coal and make the site into a wind farm instead. The protestors are worried that blasting could compromise a nearby coal sludge impoundment dam. From the Ohio […]
Nearly every tree in the park next to my apartment building snapped in half in the ice storm. But this is not as big of a deal as so many of the other losses people have faced, of course.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released a study showing that even if carbon dioxide emissions were completely halted right now, the world will still feel the effects of global warming for a millenium. And there’s no going back.
There’s been quite a bit of talk about how President Barack Obama’s administration will renew the country’s commitment to science, as well as to the environment, which many feel took a back seat to politics during the Bush administration. And, from the President’s address today, it sounds as though that will be more than just talk.
Timmy, the Louisville Zoo’s western lowland gorilla, has led a pretty good life, considering. He’s got a posse of females, a dependable food supply, adoring fans. And he doesn’t have to worry about hunters, loggers, or the ebola virus, all of which are endangering his brethren in central Africa.
Some of you commented on the recent news about CNN’s firing of its environmental and science staff. Not surprisingly, journalists are condemning CNN’s move as short-sighted.
Hear from environmentalists and industry representatives, and have your say at these two upcoming events.