Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 237

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A weekly roundup of important green news stories from around the web…

The last time we sent off our W-9s and cast our ballots, we don’t remember consenting to Congress aiding and abetting corporate control over the food system, lining the pockets of industrial agriculture corporations that pollute our land, pump our food with harmful chemicals, and put family farmers out of business.

Though not something that most of us in the Western world think much about, the patterns of human migration are contingent on both changes in technologies, as well as changes in the environment. While many of us leave for work each day, closing our garage doors and heading out of suburbia to our commuter jobs, there are people who are being directly effected by climate change.

A friend of mine is adding a solar greenhouse to a long south wall of his house. He was toying with the idea of angling the windows to catch the winter sun more directly. I told him not to. Here’s why.

Energy and financial companies caught up in a scheme involving fraudulent renewable energy credits could now face civil fines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has issued 24 notices of violation to more than a dozen companies, including units of Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil and Morgan Stanley, for the use of invalid renewable identification numbers, or RINs.

Recycling cooking oil is something I think maybe I heard about a while back and tucked back into the recesses of my brain, filing it under ‘interesting concepts that I’ll never have the opportunity to employ,’ and then forgetting about it.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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