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The OmniProcessor makes enough safe, clean drinking water from sewage for a community of 100,000 people. Watch Bill Gates drink some of it.
What is the best way to deal with green waste? Burning? Composting? Recycling? May be the best answer is creating less of it?
The Washington State Reformatory has built a thriving vermicomposting operation that saves money & gives inmates a unique, valuable work opportunity.
Prison rehabilitation usually involves some combination of on-site work experience, and maybe some GED or college courses. But gardening? Dog training? Prairie restoration? Sounds like some social worker’s fantasy – right? Well, in some places, but in Washington State, the Sustainability in Prisons Program – a partnership with Evergreen State College – has over five […]
How do elected officials attempt to ensure transparency these days (or, at least, the appearance of transparency)? By posting information online… we saw yet another example of this just in the last week with President Obama’s call to post all earmarks online. Transparency is a laudable goal, no doubt, but, as I noted in an […]
Newly Released House Energy and Climate Legislation Contains More Aggressive Measures than Obama Plan
[social_buttons]Senior US Representatives Henry Waxman (D-Calif) and Ed Markey (D-Mass) today released draft cap-and-trade legislation that would reshape US energy and climate policy through drastic cuts in emissions in the next 20 years and significant increases in renewables by 2025. The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES), intended to “create jobs, help […]
China appears to be backing out of global efforts to address climate change, intensifying pre-Copenhagen debate. A top China central government think tank yesterday released a framework for quantifying countries’ historical emissions. Under this proposed framework, the State Council Development Research Center (DRC) would create a “historic account” of past emissions, used to benchmark developing […]
Regulatory bodies that reject coal plants because of global warming emissions are becoming a more common occurrence in the U.S. Kansas, Texas, and Florida have all rejected plants because of climate change concerns and now Washington State has just shot down a new coal plant because it couldn’t come up with a satisfactory answer for […]