Green News For The Weekend Volume 333

October 18, 2013

Attention, climate nerds looking for green news. Former US Vice President Al Gore has announced this year’s 24 Hours of Reality: The Cost of Carbon. This year’s event will focus on telling the stories of the high price we are all paying today for carbon pollution and what we can do about it. Tune in Tuesday, October 22 at 2pm EDT

France Upholds Nationwide Ban on Fracking Fantastic. France’s landmark ban on fracking has survived constitutional challenges lobbed by the U.S.company, Schuepbach Energy. Not surprising is the fact that as much as many Americans proclaim to hate France, they are more than willing to go over there and destroy their water supplies for natural gas. Nope, says France, and kudos to them for doing so.

Companies Using GMOs in Baby Formula I will give you a clue: Similac, Enfamil, and Gerber Good Start. If you use formula, do everything you can to NOT feed this crap to your babies.

US leads world in advanced biofuels ranking According to a recent report, the United States leads the rest of the world in turning food waste and other non-food materials to energy. While I can’t fully endorse turning food into fuel, am happy to see non-food sources are included in this.

New GE Soybeans Are Projected to Increase the Use of Carcinogenic Herbicides Unfortunately, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has quietly approved the first of a new generation of GE crops resistant to more toxic herbicides. The first crop to pass the low regulatory bar? A Bayer soybean variety genetically engineered to withstand direct application of the herbicide isoxaflutole (IFT), which according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a “probable human carcinogen.”

Neurio Intelligence System Makes Any Home a Smart Home Neurio helps make your home appliances more energy-efficient… without you having to go out and buy all new equipment. Using Wi-Fi and the cloud, it measures your home’s total power use and shows which appliance is using the power. It’s on Kickstarter if you want to get involved.

Have a great weekend!

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