Green News For The Weekend Volume 348

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It’s Friday, so you know what that means. Green News!

Wind farms have longer operational life than previously thought In a new study, researchers from Imperial College Business School carried out a comprehensive nationwide analysis of the UK fleet of wind turbines, using local wind speed data from NASA. They showed that the turbines will last their full life of about 25 years before they need to be upgraded.

Oregon Bill to Restrict Bee-Killing Pesticides Gutted Legislation in Oregon that would have banned the use of four neonicotinoid pesticides for home and garden uses has been severely gutted, following push back from agricultural and nursery interests. Big surprise. Corporations always win over public concerns.

Governor Pollutes North Carolina for Coal Hard Cash North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is called out for “his role in pushing through a myriad of policies that are negatively impacting hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians, as well as his connection to Duke Energy, the company responsible for the 3rd largest coal-ash spill in US history.”

German Village Resists Plans to Strip It Away for the Coal Underneath And in Germany, something completely different is going on when it comes to coal. Seems villagers are fighting the mining.

Wall Street banks eye American farmland, threaten future of US agriculture The wolves of Wall Street are eyeing millions of acres of U.S. farmland that will soon come up for sale, much of which has been in the hands of family farmers for generations.

This Utah lawmaker might be the most delusional climate skeptic ever Utah Rep. Jerry Anderson (R) is sponsoring bill HB 229, which would stop gases like nitrogen and oxygen from being considered “air contaminants” and prevent his state from regulating carbon dioxide unless it hits 500 parts per million (ppm). And yet, We the People elect these morons.

What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for. Sometimes, the tried and true beats the pharmaceutical grade.

Have a good weekend, y’all.

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