Green News For The Weekend Volume 360

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Scotts Roundup Ready Kentucky Bluegrass, genetically engineered to withstand massive amounts of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is unregulated, will not be labeled “GMO,” and because of the ease with which grass spreads, could in short order contaminate lawns, parks, golf courses and pastures everywhere. Because Roundup will kill everything except the grass engineered to stand up to it, lawns all over the country will be green, lush—and toxic.

A major European utility, with equal exposure to fossil fuels, wind, and hydro, says that onshore wind is the cheapest of any new utility scale technology.

Japan’s Fukushima operator begins groundwater release to ocean The controversial release, which was agreed by local fishermen after extended talks, coincides with a breakdown of a water treatment system for the highly contaminated water held in makeshift tanks.

Barack Obama has been carving out a whole new level of support for Monsanto and other destructive biotech giants.

Nearly half of all Americans — more than 147 million — live in counties in the U.S. where ozone or particle pollutions levels make the air unhealthy to breathe.

Colorado river reaches sea for first time in decades The reunion of the Colorado with its natural outlet is the result of years of negotiation between Mexican and US water authorities that allowed for a huge pulse of water to be released from a dam on the US-Mexico border starting on 23 March.

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend everyone.

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