ASTRO BOB Earth at night glows with lovely and loathsome lights
Wherever we go, our lights go with us. If we were more thoughtful about choosing the right type of lighting fixtures, it wouldn't be such a problem, but we're generally not. Photos taken late last y... Posted on 1/12/13 at 1:06 PM
COLOR ME GREEN Tomorrow's Child
Without a name, an unseen face
and knowing not your time nor place
Tomorrows Child, though yet unborn,
I met you first last Tuesday morn.
A wise friend introduced us two,
and through his sobering poin... Posted on 3/9/12 at 10:30 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Pollution control group plans meeting
The North Dakota Air Pollution Control Advisory Council and the North Dakota Department of Health have scheduled a public hearing to address proposed changes to the North Dakota Air Pollution Control ... Posted on 8/17/10 at 9:31 AM
CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo. (AP) — It happens about once a month here, on the barren foothills of one of America's green-energy boomtowns: A soaring golden eagle slams into a wind farm's spinning turbine and falls, mangled and lifeless, to the ground.
Dina Cappiello, Associated Press
, May 14, 2013
BEIJING (AP) — One of Beijing's worst rounds of air pollution kept schoolchildren indoors and sent coughing residents to hospitals Monday, but this time something was different about the murky haze: the government's transparency in talking about it.
Christopher Bodeen and Gillian Wong, Associated Press
, January 14, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of heat-trapping pollution the world spewed rose again last year by 3 percent. So scientists say it's now unlikely that global warming can be limited to a couple degrees, which is an international goal.
Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer
, December 02, 2012
North Dakota health officials and federal regulators don’t agree on the best way to reduce air pollution in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and a state administrator said Tuesday the dispute is likely to end up in court.
By Dale Wetzel, The Associated Press
, September 07, 2011
Make no mistake, the Clean Air Act has been costly for business and industry, but not without cause. Forty years ago, when President Richard Nixon signed it into law, there were clear health risks associated with air quality, especially in industrial states. Remember acid rain? Much of that cost has been justified in better health for people and the environment.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is on the verge of creating the first system in the nation to give polluting companies such as utilities or refineries financial incentives to emit fewer greenhouse gases.
They hope their plan will inspire other states to follow, while officials in the state — the world’s eighth-largest economy — discuss plans to link the new system with similar ones under way or being planned in Canada, Europe and Asia.
KOLONTAR, Hungary — The toxic red sludge that burst out of a Hungarian factory’s reservoir reached the mighty Danube on Thursday after wreaking havoc on smaller rivers and creeks, and downstream nations rushed to test their waters.
The European Union and environmental officials fear an environmental catastrophe affecting half a dozen nations if the red sludge, a waste product of making aluminum, contaminates the Danube, Europe’s second-longest river.
By Pablo Gorondi, The Associated Press
, October 08, 2010
In a boost for the president on global warming, the Senate on Thursday rejected a challenge to Obama administration rules aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and other big polluters.
The defeated resolution would have denied the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to move ahead with the rules, crafted under the federal Clean Air Act. With President Barack Obama’s broader clean energy legislation struggling to gain a foothold in the Senate, the vote took on greater significance as a signal of where lawmakers stand on dealing with climate change.
By Jim Abrams, The Associated Press
, June 11, 2010
Less than a week after British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and unleashing what could be the worst industrial environmental disaster in U.S. history, the company announced more than $6 billion in profits for the first quarter of 2010, more than doubling profits from the same period the year before.
One of my biggest outdoors pet peeves is trash. Empty cans along the river bank or discarded chip bags floating near the dock, even if it’s just one, seem to steal away the peaceful serenity that draws most of us outdoors.
Maybe to a fault, I carry extra trash bags along to make sure I leave an area cleaner than I found it. I guess it’s a hope that maybe my outdoors house-cleaning will save others from experiencing similar disgust. Actually, if everyone else was equally as disappointed with those outdoors litter bugs, we’d not have a problem.
By Doug Leier, North Dakota Outdoors
, January 08, 2010
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