Green News For The Weekend Volume 357

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Time for a little bit of green news, this time with a few more positive stories!

Dutch Toyota dealer has plans for old Prius batteries as solar backup A Toyota dealer in the Netherlands is looking to the sky for power, putting almost 1,000 solar panels on the roof, and there is some mention that these solar panels are will someday be feeding power into a bank of Toyota hybrid batteries.

States Advance GMO Labeling Bills Vermont Governor Pete Shumlin is set to sign the nation’s first no-strings-attached GMO labeling bill one week from today, May 8, 2014. This is good news for the rest of the country, too, as it signals a start to what I (and most people) think should be done – the labeling of GMO foods.

Carbon Monoxide on Your Plate? 5 Dangerous Substances Big Ag Pumps Into Your Meat There’s a reason Europeans have bans on US meat imports.

In Victory for Obama, Court Backs Rules for Coal Pollution In a major victory for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the smog from coal plants.

Big Food: Michael Pollan Thinks Wall Street Has Way Too Much Influence Over What We Eat In a wide-ranging interview, Pollan, the author of the recent  —  and excellent  —  Cooked: a Natural History of Transformation —  explained what studying the food system teaches you about capitalism, why he’s more excited about meat made from vegetables than meat made from clones, and whether it’s time to add anything to his famous triplet: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

Thousands March with Cowboy and Indian Alliance at “Reject and Protect” to Protest Keystone XL Pipeline Thousands of people joined the farmers, ranchers, and tribal leaders of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance for a ceremonial procession along the National Mall to protest the Keystone XL pipeline last week.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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