Green News For The Weekend Volume 325


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Some of my favorite green news stories of the week…

One of my favorite cars, the Tesla Model S, is now the “safest commercial car ever built” according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The car has received 5-star ratings in all categories. “Of all vehicles tested, including every major make and model approved for sale in the United States, the Model S set a new record for the lowest likelihood of injury to occupants,” said Tesla. As if I could love that car anymore than I already do…

The leading eading research scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University has linked the process of fracking with more than 100 earthquakes that blighted a city in the US Midwest within the space of just 12 months. And they want you to believe that fracking is perfectly safe. Yea, right.

Finally, it looks like someone is paying attention. The Department of Interior has expressed concerns that the State Department is ignoring the potential impact the proposed Keystone XL pipeline could have on wildlife, waterways and national parks.

The Pew Research Center has found that more people acknowledge climate change is real, but it regularly ranks at the bottom of people’s priority lists. This is really, really sad. Without a healthy climate, not one other thing matters. Not a one.

The honeybee die-off crisis is jeopardizing America’s food supply, yet we’re still no closer to solving the problem. Salon fills us in.

Don’t forget your reusable bags in NYC! A $.10 plastic bag surcharge could soon be added to grocery bills. That’s $.10 per bag, not a one-time fee. I say kudos to the City Council for proposing it and I hope it passes ASAP.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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  1. Like the old adage says.. “It takes money, to make (in this case save) money” (and be safe.. somewhat).
    At $70,000+, the Telsa is indeed a safe, very economical auto… It is a pity that most of the working class in America… can’t afford to to be as economical… or as safe.

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