Green News For The Weekend Volume 344

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Welcome to Friday yet again! Here’s another collection of green news stories for you today in case you missed them through the week.

From Waste to Food to Fuel: Rice Production and Green Charcoal in Senegal AgriDjalo, a small company focused on rice cultivation in Senegal, is looking to start projects in that use urban biomass (primarily human waste) to fertilize rice fields. With over 40 percent of Senegal’s almost 13 million inhabitants living in urban areas, there is an abundant supply of human fertilizer.

Serious Air Pollution Found at Some of L.A.’s Fave Hiking Spots Having lived in LA for many years, I can tell you that I wouldn’t even need to do a study to tell you guys this. But researchers spent $100,000 to find that out. Duh.

India Is Building The World’s Largest Solar Plant For $4.4 Billion With 300 days of sunshine a year, solar in India is a no-brainer. And now the country is on track to finish the world’s largest one at 4,000MW on the shores of a saltwater lake in the northwestern desert state of Rajasthan.

Silence Of The Lambs: Climate Coverage Drops At Major U.S. Newspapers, Flatlines On TV And while India is busy building gigantic solar plants, the U.S. media mostly stops covering climate change. Awesome. The final numbers for the year are in and NY Times climate coverage — stories in which the words “global warming” or “climate change” appeared — has plummeted more than 40 percent.

NC fracking panel passes chemical disclosure rule More bad news for fracking opponents: Fracking companies won the right to keep secret the chemical cocktails they pump underground during shale gas drilling in North Carolina under a chemical disclosure rule approved Tuesday. Wondering what all the fracks are about fracking? Read my post What is fracking?

Infographic: How to be an Ethical Shopper “Conscious consuming is being aware of the full impact of the choices you make as a consumer. While I focus on finding locally American made products here on Made in USA Challenge, there are many factors I consider when making a purchase.” Also, be sure to check out my Buy Once, Buy For Life series for tips on finding well-made denim, shoes, tools, and other items.

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