Today, January 22, the southern portion of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline is set to become operational, although environmentalists and Texas homeowners are continuing to fight against it. TransCanada is surely celebrating now that it has a pipeline…
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From November 2011 to this past March, 123 bottlenose dolphins were found stranded along the Texas coastline. Researchers are trying to determine the cause of this “unusual mortality event.”
The discovery of an endangered species doesn’t have to mean the end of human activity in its habitat. The story of the Barton Springs Salamander shows that people and threatened animals and plants can coexist… with a little planning.
Wind power has been growing at a massive rate in the United States, and now accounts for a 10% share of the electricity energy mix in five states.
Since 2000, a group of loosely organized people have gathered annually or biannually, doing spontaneous service while travelling, self-supported, on bicycles. Major aspects of the rides include: Providing service wherever they feel called Working cooperatively and using consensus decision making Daily mindfulness practice Having fun!
With several new GO blogs launching in March, a few of sustainablog’s regulars moved on to other posting assignments. We were fortunate that a number of friends, such as the folks at Life Goggles, Environmental Defense Fund, and Eco-Libris, did admirable jobs in filling the gap. Additionally, we were pleased to republish several posts from […]
“Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.” – Charles Kettering Whoever said a sustainability was impossible?! Sustainability, impossible?!? That kind of negative thinking is nowhere to be found among the members of the Rhizome Collective in Austin, Texas. They see a problem with the way we […]
By Lester R. Brown As fossil fuel prices rise, as oil insecurity deepens, and as concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging in the United States. The old energy economy, fueled by oil, coal, and natural gas, is being replaced by one powered by […]
Texas is numero uno when it comes to wind power generation. The Lone Star state has installed wind power close to 5,000 megawatts which translates to enough electricity to power a million homes. The huge turbines, scattered across wide open spaces, conjure up more progressive feelings compared to those generated at the sight of oil […]
The threat of global warming has created an opening for many utilities – and even some clean energy supporters – to push for nuclear power as a solution. Texas, in particular, has attracted more interest in new reactors than any other state and could become the biggest building ground for nuclear power plants. NRG Energy, […]