Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Why do we fall for the green illusion that is the electric car?

Press Kit | Green Illusions Book: "“Environmentalists generally object to battery-powered devices and for good reason: batteries require mined minerals, employ manufacturing processes that leak toxins into local ecosystems and leave behind an even-worse trail of side effects upon disposal. Though when it comes to the largest mass-produced battery-powered gadget ever created—the electric car—environmentalists cannot jump from their seats fast enough to applaud it.” —Ozzie Zehner, The Economist"

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Monday, December 10, 2012

With Large Oil Reserve, California Faces Fracking Debate | KQED QUEST

With Large Oil Reserve, California Faces Fracking Debate | KQED QUEST: "California has long been an oil-producing state, but it’s getting renewed attention because of the Monterey Shale, the country’s largest shale oil reserve. It stretches under a large part of Central California. In places like Southern Monterey County, where new oil leases are being offered, the battle for fracking is heating up."

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

No money for #freetransit. Billions in tax money wasted subsidizing sports

Animated Infographic: Watch As America's Stadiums Pile Up On The Backs Of Taxpayers Through The Years: " Public financing of stadiums for private teams is common enough now that it's largely taken for granted, even though these deals rarely produce anything of real value for the municipalities that fund them. "

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