Month: September 2010

What’s up with the Earth’s plants?

LEAF OF ABSENCE: They’re the foundation of life on Earth, but more than a fifth of all plant species now face the threat of extinction, according to a new study by the U.K.’s Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, London. The study marks the most comprehensive health checkup yet for the roughly 380,000 known plant species, …

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Our Future’s So Bright, We Gotta Wear Shades

(re-post from September Prairie State Protector eNews, Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club) Illinois’ future got brighter August 17, 2010, when Governor Quinn signed our solar bills HB 6202 and HB 5429 into law. House Bill 6202 requires Illinois’ regulated utilities to start buying some electricity from solar power plants starting in 2012, with steadily …

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