Pines of the Rockies are dying, wildfires racing across the Southwest deep into Texas, and Colorado’s aspens have declined due to lack of water. Worldwide the problem stretches from Southern Africa, the Amazon, Siberia, Algeria, and Australia. Without forest, levels of carbon dioxide rises and the climate will continue to warm.
Finding innovative solutions to supplying efficient, clean, safe, renewable and reliable energy for electrical power, transportation, heating and cooling. We look at problems created from the addiction to dirty fossil fuel energy, mountaintop removal and ecosystem disruption, global climate change, severe air and water pollution, and community dislocation and pollution, Extreme methods such as hydraulic fracturing (fracking), tar sands, hydroelectric dams and other damaging methods and sources are examined.
Inuit People: Melting Ice, Shifting Stars, North not North
‘Zonie Goof Darkens Southwest, and More… By Jerry Collamer
A zonie-tech aka Arizona electrical technician, flipped the wrong switch, shorting out a huge chunk of SoCal, and Baja, and 1-nuke plant. Stop laughing. It just happened.
Finland’s Nuclear Waste: 100,000 Years of Poison Into Eternity
Into Eternity is a feature documentary film by Danish director Michael Madsen, released in 2010. It follows the plan to construct Onkalo Waste Repository deep underground, designed to last 100,000 years, at the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant.
Fracking Study: Contamination Happens
For years the drilling industry has insisted there has never been a proven case in which hydraulic fracturing, or natural gas fracking, has led to contamination of drinking water. Now Environmental Working Group has unearthed a 24-year-old case study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that unequivocally says such contamination has occurred.
Honduras: Patuca River Dams Threaten Indigenous Survival
The Moskitia is the largest, most biodiverse expanse of tropical wilderness north of the Amazon Basin – and the Indigenous Peoples who live there are determined to keep it that way. Unfortunately, no greater threat exists to the natural wealth hidden in the “Mesoamerican Biological Corridor” than the gigantic, transnational Patuca II, IIA, and III Dams.
Regulating Nukes? There’s No Escaping the Plume
The lingering death-knell hidden inside the million vulnerabilities of every nuke-plant cannot be
supervised away. Gaming electrical power from nuclear generation is too-complex a technology not to finally fail. When it does, all hell breaks loose, and nukes’ evil genie never goes back in the bottle. Loose-nukes / radioactive meltdown, released to the atmosphere, doesn’t sink ships, it sinks society.