Waste and recycling - May 19

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The sewage plant carries the sweet smell of valuable phosphorus
Recession leads to big drop in amount of rubbish we are throwing away
Severn Trent sees light at the end of the tunnel for its new revenue plan

archived May 19, 2009

Climate & environment - May 14

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Researchers predict that 100 million early deaths could be prevented by cutting global emissions by 50% by 2050
Bill McKibben in Australia (audio)
Kurt Cobb: Geoengineering the Climate: Bad for You and Our Energy Future
Mission to break up Pacific island of rubbish twice the size of Texas
Jeffrey Sachs on Taxing Carbon

archived May 14, 2009

Review: 'Tar Sands' by Andrew Nikiforuk

Frank Kaminski, Seattle Peak Oil Awareness (SPOA)

If you’ve been following energy news with a discerning eye, then you already know better than to buy into all the hype about the Canadian tar sands...Far from being a panacea for declining supplies of conventional oil, the sands could...leave Alberta resembling “a third-rate golf course in the Sudan”...The quote comes from Andrew Nikiforuk’s new book Tar Sands, a powerful, eloquent litany of horrors associated with North America’s frenzied dash toward tar sands bitumen.

archived May 5, 2009

Swine flu causes? - April 30

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Understanding swine flu
Symptom: swine flu. Diagnosis: industrial agriculture?
We're all in this together
Crisis lays bare the meat industry's monstrous power
The monster at our door

archived April 30, 2009

Swine flu - April 30

Staff, Energy Bulletin

WHO raises pandemic alert to second-highest level
Mexican toddler in U.S. dies from swine flu
Reporting the Story
Boss Hog: The power of pork

archived April 30, 2009

Waste and recycling - April 28

Staff, Energy Bulletin

America's electronics feed the global digital dump
You recycle. Why doesn't industry?
McKibben: Waste not, want not

archived April 28, 2009

Little steps - April 20

Staff, Energy Bulletin

How hard is it to live plastic-free?
Bartering is a modern trade
Third-World stove soot is target in climate fight
California wants to pull plug on energy-guzzling TVs
The Ethicist: It's okay to absorb neighbor's heat

archived April 20, 2009

Dysfunction - April 19

Staff, Staff

Sewage plants could be creating 'super' bacteria
Economic slump provides tinder for global conflicts
Spain's costumed debt collectors: final notice?
The dark side of Dubai

archived April 19, 2009

Food & agriculture - April 5

Staff, Energy Bulletin

American ingenuity in Haiti (composting toilets)
To urban hunter, next meal is scampering by
Small farms, big rules
Loggers try to adapt to greener economy

archived April 5, 2009

Water & environment - 30 Mar

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Senate Testimony on the Energy Water Nexus
Drought Turns Water Into a Cash Crop
Water meters in every home 'will prevent shortages'

archived March 30, 2009