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Entries by Sasha Lyutse from 06/2013

How European Power Companies Skirt Their Own Environmental Rules by Logging U.S. Forests for Fuel

| Posted 06.12.2013 | Green

When these same leaders put rules in place to protect European forests, do you think they meant for E.U. companies to go chop down forests in other countries?

New Evidence That Cutting Forests to Burn for Electricity Is Even Worse for the Climate Than We Thought

| Posted 06.17.2013 | Green

Previous studies have focused on emissions of the carbon that's stored in above-ground biomass (i.e., tree trunks, limbs, etc.) when it burned in a power plant. A new study looked at the carbon stored deep in forest soils and what happens to it when forests are chopped down to supply biomass to energy companies.

Livestock Industry Bullying on Meatless Mondays Campaign Doesn't Change Facts -- or Consumer Trends

| Posted 06.19.2013 | Green

This kind of bullying--and swift caving on the part of the House Committee--is shameless for sure. But it also suggests the conventional livestock industry knows it has something to worry about when it comes to American consumers.