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Miami: Dirty Gold, Clean Cash

January 17th, 2018

I’m ticking Covert Operations on this one, just in case. 😉 Via: Miami Herald: When Juan Granda ventured into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to score another illicit load of gold, he boasted that he felt like legendary Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. “I’m like Pablo coming … to get the coke,” he told two co-workers in […]

A Fight to the Death for the Elephants

December 22nd, 2017

Via: Los Angeles Times: Kambale Mate huddled beneath a tangle of grass, looking up at bright stars in a moonless sky, a tumble of chaotic events cascading through his mind. Where were the other wildlife rangers, Jean de Dieu Matongo and Joel Meriko Ari? Were they alive? He had been a ranger for only five […]

Plastic Found in Mussels from Arctic to China

December 20th, 2017

Via: Reuters: Tiny bits of plastic are contaminating mussels from the European Arctic to China in a sign of the global spread of ocean pollution that can end up on people’s dinner plates. Mussels in apparently pristine Arctic waters had most plastic of any tested along the Norwegian coast, according to a study this month […]

Tesla Completes Construction of 129 Megawatt Hour Battery

November 23rd, 2017

Via: Independent: Tesla Inc has completed construction of the world’s largest lithium ion battery in Australia, putting it on track to meet a 100-day deadline for switching the battery packs on, the South Australian government said on Thursday. Tesla won a bid in July to build the 129 megawatt hour battery for South Australia, the […]

The Fixers Using Recycled Laptop Batteries to Power Their Homes

November 20th, 2017

Thanks for everything you do, Jehu. Jehu Garcia – YouTube Via: Vice:

Keystone Oil Pipeline Leaks in South Dakota

November 16th, 2017

Via: Reuters: TransCanada Corp (TRP.TO) shut part of its Keystone oil pipeline system after a 5,000-barrel leak in South Dakota, the company said on Thursday, four days before neighboring Nebraska was set to decide on the company’s long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. Opponents of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline seized on the spill, saying it highlighted […]

Californians Tainted by ‘Roundup’ Herbicide Chemical

November 2nd, 2017

In other news, Pesticide-Covered Food May Be Linked to Infertility. Via: Health Day: Levels of the herbicide Roundup in human urine have increased dramatically among California residents in the past two decades, a new study reports. Roundup (glyphosate) is used to protect genetically modified corn and soy crops from weeds and also is used on […]

Insect Ecosystem Collapse

October 22nd, 2017

Via: Guardian: They are multitudinous almost beyond our imagining. They thrive in soil, water, and air; they have triumphed for hundreds of millions of years in every continent bar Antarctica, in every habitat but the ocean. And it is their success – staggering, unparalleled and seemingly endless – which makes all the more alarming the […]

Global Pollution Is the World’s Biggest Killer and a Threat to Survival of Mankind, Study Finds

October 21st, 2017

Via: USA Today: Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world, accounting for three times more deaths in 2015 than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, according to a sweeping global study published Friday in The Lancet medical journal. The report by the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health blames […]

BYD Predicts Ambitious China Shift to Electric Cars by 2030

September 24th, 2017

Via: Reuters: Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd (002594.SZ) expects the country’s shift to cleaner new-energy vehicles (NEV) to be complete in just over a decade, an aggressive timeframe that would challenge traditional carmakers in the world’ top auto market. All vehicles in the country will be “electrified” by 2030, which could range from full electric […]

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