Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 223

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Claiming that she will be the new sheriff in Washington D.C., presidential-hopeful Michele Bachmann once again set her sites on the Environmental Protection Agency. Bachmann Wants To Lock Up The EPA And Turn Out The Lights.

If you live in the concrete and asphalt jungles of the United States, you’ve probably gotten used to the concept of heat islands without even realizing it. Urban Heat Islands: What Are They, and What Can You Do About Them?

ConAgra Foods is facing two class action lawsuits that claim the marketing of its Wesson cooking oils as “100% natural” and “pure” is misleading because the oil is extracted from plants that have been genetically modified (GM).

Environmental groups are trying to build a critical mass around issues like global warming to inspire public action and encourage legislators to get their heads out of the sand. It’s great work, but what if it’s not enough? What if it’s too little, too late? What if we never get enough mass for it to ever reach that critical point?

Results are in from the first stage of this summer’s heat wave, and it’s one for the record books. July was the fourth-warmest on record in the United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports.

Toyota and American electric vehicle company Tesla announced Friday that the Japanese firm’s RAV4 EV plug-in sport-ute would be built in Canadian factories, starting in 2012.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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