Green News For The Weekend Volume 341

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Hope everyone has a nice holiday. Please stay safe out there.

Coca-Cola’s fat-headed front groups “Irony is dead. For proof, check out the Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness. Sounds like a spa in Arizona where you might enjoy a cleansing regimen of aloe vera smoothies, doesn’t it? But, no, it’s a hokey “science” front owned and run by Coca-Cola.

Scientists Turn Their Gaze Toward Tiny Threats to Great Lakes All those tiny little plastic “microbeads” in personal care products are killing the Great Lakes. They go right through water treatment plants and are being consumed by fish… which we then end up eating. Yum – plastic fish.

Anti-Terrorism Law Used to Have Americans Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline Arrested Thinking about protesting the Keystone pipeline? Better make sure you know what you are getting in to.Two protesters were recently arrested by police on the basis that they had violated an Oklahoma anti-terrorism law prohibiting “terrorism hoaxes.”

Dr. Seuss’s 1971 book, The Lorax, stars a creature who “speaks for the trees” against those who’d cut them down. Talk about the message with your tykes.

Hormone-disrupting chemicals found in water at fracking sites Still think fracking isn’t all that bad? Think again. As I have outlined before, fracking is awful, terrible business and really, really bad for us. Water samples collected at Colorado sites where hydraulic fracturing was used to extract natural gas show the presence of chemicals that have been linked to infertility, birth defects and cancer.

Mining insider: ‘Leave the coal in the ground’ “Executive-turned-environmentalist Ian Dunlop says that mining corporations will have to abandon much of their coal to avoid climate and business suicide.” We have to pretty much stop all fossil fuel burning today if we want to have any chance of continuing the human race, but we won’t do that. Sad.

And finally, Survival guide to holiday parties with climate deniers You and I both know we’re going to need it, so thankfully Greenpeace came out with it.

Have a nice weekend.

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