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Life Beyond a Green Royal Wedding: Coming to Grips With

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) The biggest news for the environment this week might just be that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took pains to add a couple of green touches to this morning’s Royal Wedding. The flowers were seasonal, the food locally […]Read More

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An Earth Day Look at the BP Oil Spill, One

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium By Megan Hagist, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) One year after the worst oil spill in U.S. history began, key questions about its environmental impact remain unanswered. The 4.9 million barrels of BP oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico continue to threaten marine wildlife and […]Read More

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Will Obama Throw the EPA Under the Bus?

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) President Obama made an energy speech this week that had little new to offer, while on Capitol Hill Republicans were pushing to relieve the government of its last options to limit carbon emissions. In the House Republicans have passed […]Read More

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Natural Gas Companies Don’t Like Gasland, Josh Fox, or the

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow (reposted with permission) The natural gas industry is afraid that Josh Fox, director of the muckraking film Gasland, might win an Oscar on Sunday. Earlier this month, an organization called Energy in Depth, backed by the oil and gas industry, sent the Academy of Motion […]Read More

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Chevron in Ecuador; GOP Aims to Kill EPA

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) An Ecuadorian judge ordered Chevron this week to pay $8.6 billion in damages for polluting the Amazon rainforest from 1964 until 1990. The payout is the second largest ever in an environmental case, with only the damages BP agreed […]Read More

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Natural Gas Has a Dirty Secret

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) The argument against natural gas got a boost this week, when a congressional investigation turned up evidence that oil and gas companies were using diesel gas to extract gas from the ground. Natural gas companies have insisted that their […]Read More

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Is Clean Energy the Solution for Climate Change?

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger During the State of the Union address earlier this week, President Barack Obama spoke at length about clean energy, with nary a mention of climate change. This is the new environment in which America’s energy policy is being made. Just two years […]Read More