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Amazon Rainforest Defense Now Part Of Activists' Global Strategy To Defeat Fossil Fuel Industry

John J. Berger | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Although tropical rainforest soils are relatively infertile and degrade rapidly once the forest cover is stripped away, vast areas of the Amazon are being converted to cattle ranching and to large plantations growing soy and other crops for export, much of it bound for China.

ARCO To Pay Millions After Mine Contamination

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Laila Kearney Nov 7 (Reuters) - Residents of a small Nevada city won up to $20 million in a class action lawsuit that claimed Atlan...

Adventures Of Escaped Bomb-Sniffing Dog Come To An End

Posted 01.19.2012 | Detroit

Animal control officers have recaptured Arco, a retired bomb-sniffing dog that escaped from Detroit's Metro Airport on Monday after biting two handler...

How Cannabis Saved the Planet (by Funding the Solar Industry)

Nick Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nick Rosen

It was thanks to the pot-growers of Northern California, and one pot-smoker in particular, that the solar power industry grew into the $60 billion a year behemoth that it is today.

BP To Dump Over 700 U.S. Convenience Stores

Financial Times | Sheila McNulty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BP will sell its more than 700 US convenience stores as part of the streamlining programme begun at the UK oil giant by Tony Hayward, new chief execut...