There was a time when ones and zeros were all controlled by a handful of very powerful men. Then along came a couple upstarts working out of their garages, and within a decade the party was over for IBM. The books were opened, and Steve Jobs and Bill Gates delivered computer technology to the masses. The opposite is the case in the world [...]
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The United States ranked only 13th on the list of the world’s 16 most energy efficient countries last year. The scorecard, published by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), measured energy efficiency through 35 metrics in four broad categories: buildings & construction, transportation, industry, and [...]
In a show of solidarity against the tyranny and inconvenience of compassion and conscience, food worshippers across the state are celebrating one foie gras-loving judge’s decision to overturn a California-voter approved ban on the sale of the fatty duck liver. U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson reversed the ban, approved by the [...]
For the second time, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bi-partisan bill supported by 93% of his constituents aimed at freeing pregnant pigs from being forced to spend their lives before slaughter confined to a metal cage so small they are unable to turn or lie down. Critics are explaining this move as a clear indication that Gov. [...]
US Congress pushes to pass Keystone pipeline bill; the construction of an oil pipeline running from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico Just hours after Congress returns from a seven-week recess, and running on the accolades of the November 4 congressional elections where Republicans campaigned heavily for the Keystone pipeline, congress could [...]
California Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags – But The Alternatives Could Be Even Worse for the Environment
Last Tuesday Governor Jerry Brown signed SB270 into law, officially making California the first state to ban single-use plastic bags. The law, which is set to take effect in July 2015, will ban grocery and retail stores from providing single-use plastic bags to their customers and will require them to charge at least 10 cents for [...]
Not yet convinced why you should choose conflict-free eco-friendly jewelry? Check out the infographic below for some staggering facts about the practices of diamond mining.
Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, which bans commercial fishing, to be expanded to six times its current size
Feeling thirsty? Well, if you’re in San Francisco you’ll have to find a drinking fountain then! On Tuesday, San Francisco took one more step to greening their city, and became the first major city in the U.S. to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on public property. According to the anti-plastic campaign, “Ban the Bottle”, Americans [...]
Are you ready to be really irritated at some obnoxious behavior and waste of resources? Are you ready to read about some pro-fossil fuel, anti-Obama, anti-environmental trolling adventures? No? Oh. Well, you probably shouldn’t read this then… (T)rolling Coal Introducing “rolling coal” – the sub-cultural, anti-social [...]