Green News For The Weekend Volume 254

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

The SnagFilms documentary On Coal River follows the lives of men, women, and children in the Coal River Valley of West Virginia who battle a large coal company.

Reusing before recycling is always the best way to go. Luckily, there are all sorts of fun, crafty ways to reuse empty soda cans! Here are some of our faves.

Oil and gas drilling and fracking pose extraordinary threats to Colorado’s Denver metro and Front Range cities including to air quality, water quality in streams and groundwater, wildlife habitat, private property rights and landscape health. These impacts are generally similar wherever drilling and fracking occurs across the U.S.

Is crop insurance just another way to say “handouts for Big Ag”? Or is it an excuse to send taxpayer dollars to overseas insurance giants? Our sources say it’s both.

Working with NOAA, New York officials seek to identify the best locations for wind farms with an eye toward protecting commercial shipping and fishing as well as ecological niches.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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