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Town May Build Another Fertilizer Plant Just A Year After Deadly Blast

Reuters | Lisa Maria Garza | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business

WEST, Texas, April 15 (Reuters) - Not far from an enormous crater where a fertilizer plant stood before an explosion there killed 15 people, lifeless ...

Rockweed: Failing Down the Food Chain

Peter Neill | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

This weed constitutes shelter for such species, an incubation place for plankton, sea urchins, periwinkles, and other shellfish, young adult lobsters, and other coastal animals, above and below the waterline, that forage there for nutrition.

Kate Sheppard

Federal Agencies Aim To Prevent The Next Deadly Chemical Plant Explosion

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Federal agencies on Friday released new proposals meant to address safety concerns at chemical plants across the country, a response to ...

Jared Gilmour

Companies Are Nuts For Cheap Natural Gas. Here's Why That's A Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 12.05.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Companies are so excited about cheap natural gas that they're on an expansion spree, which might undo some of the good we've done by swi...

Kate Sheppard

Shutdown Delays Critical Safety Rules Requested After Deadly Texas Explosion

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The 16-day government shutdown earlier this month has delayed the new chemical safety rules that President Barack Obama called for in ...

New Life For The 26,000 Fish Killed In The Honolulu Molasses Spill

Posted 09.27.2013 | Green

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and when it gives you 26,000 dead fish, make fertilizer. The fish victims of the Honolulu Harbor molass...

'Green News Report' - September 26, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Organic vs. Chemical Lawn Care: Which One Leads to Healthier Grass?

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director The summer season always brings to mind bright green lawns and idyllic...

Dangerous Industry Sees Growth In U.S.

AP | By DAVID MERCER and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green

TUSCOLA, Ill. (AP) — In years past, Brian Moody's efforts to bring economic development to his small Illinois town focused on modest projects: mergi...

Manure Hit Farms WAY Earlier Than Previously Thought, Study Shows

| Michael Balter | Posted 07.17.2013 | Science

Europe's first farmers helped spread a revolutionary way of living across the continent. They also spread something else. A new study reveals that th...

How to Keep Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waterways

Phil Dwyer Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
Phil Dwyer Ph.D.

With the first day of summer just behind us, many around the country are reveling in these longer days by spending time on nature's carpet -- turf gra...

Atlas Has Shrugged: West, Texas

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

West, Texas might be the latest failure of our commitment to provide the resources to protect our communities and our environment but there is no shortage of similar examples. The BP well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, which continues to destroy sea life, was a product of lax enforcement, infrequent inspection caused by staffing shortages, and an intermingling of personnel between the regulated industry and the federal oversight agency. Generations from now the Gulf of Mexico will still be suffering and people may find it hard to understand what we allowed to happen in order to hold down our tax burden and to let industry create jobs and find energy without government meddling. How many times do we have to see these images and fail to connect cause and effect?

Why Bother Composting?

Vivian Liao | Posted 06.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Vivian Liao

While composting is not difficult, it takes more effort than tossing a glass bottle into the recycling bin. So why should people bother? Here is a list of the benefits of household composting.

Books Or Food: Which One Will Put An End To Poverty?

Neil Parmar | Posted 12.14.2012 | Impact
Neil Parmar

If you set out to help eradicate poverty, what would be your weapon of choice: more access to books or food? Raju Agarwal pondered what his arsenal ...

Increasing Pollution, Dwindling Options

Donald Carr | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Donald Carr

Industrial agriculture, not manufacturing, gas drilling or mining, is the largest contributor to America's water pollution problem.

'Green News Report' - March 22, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.22.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Zombie Key...

Does Your Plant Really Need Fertilizer?

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Q: My houseplant seems to be unhappy as of late and I have gone through every step to make sure that I am following all of its light and water require...

'Green News Report' - March 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama moc...

Farmers Mount Risky Fight Against Fertilizer Companies

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2012 | Food

(Repeating from earlier) * Farmers put off fertilizer purchases due to high prices * Delays may lead to last-minute surg...

The Five Scariest Things About Halloween 2011

Terry Tamminen | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Terry Tamminen

The United Nations predicts that on Halloween this year, the human population will hit the seven billion mark. But that's not even the scary statistic.

The Coal Ash Dilemma

J Henry Fair | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green
J Henry Fair

2011-10-13-Screenshot20111013at4.12.55PM.jpgOur reliance on coal for electricity production has produced about 600 coal ash dumps around the country.

Lynne Peeples

Blooming Health Hazard: New Shellfish Poison Found In U.S. Waters

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.14.2011 | Green

The bright red skull-and-crossbones signs are hard to miss and increasingly common on Pacific Northwest beaches. A whole new fleet just popped up alon...

Save the Bay, Save Your Life

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2011 | Home
Neal Barnard, M.D.

If we eat grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits directly, instead of using grains to fatten animals, we could cut down on land use and pollution.

What's Wrong With Local Food? Local and Organic Food and Farming: The Gold Standard

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 07.06.2011 | Green
Ronnie Cummins

Beyond the greenwashing and co-opting of the term, what does "local" food and farming really mean? What is the impact of non-organic local food and farming on public health, nutrition, biodiversity, and climate?

Plans to Hike Ethanol in Gasoline Irk Some Gulf Residents

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in The Louisiana Weekly in the Nov. 15, 2010 edition.) Drivers in South Louisiana have pumped E10 gasoline, containing 10...