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Entries by Tom Zeller Jr. from 07/2011

On Poor Air Quality, We Face 'Perfect Storm' In 2012 - Or Do We?

Posted 07.06.2011 | UK

Last Wednesday at the View Tube, an arts and community center in East London within clear view of the nascent 2012 Olympic site, the artist Faisal Abd...

Potential Keystone Pipeline Leaks Underestimated, Study Finds

Posted 07.11.2011 | Green

A study released Monday suggests that the worst-case spill scenarios contemplated by TransCanada, the company behind a proposed 2,000-mile pipeline li...

Global Warming: Nature Can't Save Us From Ourselves

Posted 07.13.2011 | Green

The notion that nature itself will act as a check on the atmospheric excesses of humanity has long held a fair amount of appeal, not least because it ...

Landowners Challenge TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline

Posted 07.20.2011 | Green

Sue Kelso, born Sue White, is fiercely attached to a 180-acre slice of southern Oklahoma farmland. The property, about two hours north of Dallas, has ...

Montana Judge Blocks Equipment Bound For Canada's Oil Sands

Posted 07.20.2011 | Green

A Montana judge has delivered a significant victory to opponents of a plan by oil companies to truck oversized oil equipment destined for Canada's tar...

Solar Leasing Companies Head Eastward. Popsicle, Anyone?

Posted 07.26.2011 | Green

"We've got to make solar feel simpler than people see it today," says Patrick Crane, the chief marketing officer for the California-based solar leasin...

Tim DeChristopher: Is Civil Disobedience The Key To Climate Change Action?

Posted 07.26.2011 | Green

On Dec. 19, 2008, a 27-year-old man named Tim DeChristopher, troubled by American energy policy and its contribution to global warming, broke the law....

Biodiversity On Earth Plummets, Despite Growth in Protected Habitats

Posted 07.30.2011 | Green

Despite rapid and substantial growth in the amount of land and sea designated as protected habitat over the last four decades, the diversity of specie...