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Entries by Bill Chameides from 05/2012

Water Ills Focus of New Documentary

| Posted 05.02.2012 | Green

2012-05-03-Screenshot20120503at9.29.37AM.jpgLast Call at the Oasis highlights global water crisis but opines that the "glass is half full."

1,4-Dioxane and Laundry Soap: Free and Gentle or a Marketing Free-for-All?

| Posted 05.07.2012 | Green

Two Tide products had 1,4-dioxane concentrations at the high end of what was typical in the 1990s -- levels that were supposedly a thing of the past. (Note: There are likely more products than these containing the chemical; the study only looked at 20 products.)

U.S. Acid Rain Regulations: Did They Work?

| Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

U.S. acid rain regulations have worked. What's more, they didn't seem to get in the way of the country's longest economic expansion.

America's No. 1 Environmentalist Subversive

| Posted 05.11.2012 | Comedy

Environmentalists took over Hollywood and the media ages ago. And now, with those crazies in the White House, they've taken over our government. Next, they'll take control of corporate America and then you can kiss your big old, made-in-the-USA carbon footprint goodbye.

Is There a Clean Energy Standard in Our Future?

| Posted 05.17.2012 | Green

Americans are behind Obama, in the sense that they support the president's concept of a national clean energy standard. But they're also behind, in the sense that the voting public is unwilling to go as far as the president wants to go because of costs.

Climate Change: North Carolinians Hope to Stop It in Its Tracks

| Posted 05.22.2012 | Green

All this time I've been worrying about what will happen to my kids as a result of climate change. It was clear to me that we needed some really innovative, out-of-the-box solutions. Turns out we can just legislate it away.

CO2 Emissions for 2011

| Posted 05.31.2012 | Green

Sobering numbers from the International Energy Agency. IEA's estimates for global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2011 are in. Draw your own conclusions.