Month: June 2013

Obama Moves to Limit Greenhouse Gases Emissions Through Executive Order

Obama Moves to Limit Greenhouse Gases Emissions Through Executive Order SUMMARY: In an address at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama announced a new climate change plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The president zeroed in on new and existing power plants that burn coal, and called for public lands to generate power via wind …

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Quinn gives go-ahead on Fracking

I appreciate the ominous image selected for the topic of this article: hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”. State Capitol in Springfield. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune / November 10, 2011) Governor Quinn signed legislation yesterday that aims to allow, but (hopefully at the least) heavily regulate fracking in the state of Illinois. Fracking involves huge volumes of highly pressurized water …

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I <3 Local Food from our (what's a?) CSA!

With all the rain lately, I find myself thinking of my childhood home, specifically the bathroom… You see, growing up, there hung these cross-stitch framed pieces in the bathroom. One said, April Showers bring May Flowers and the other, Save Water, Shower with a Friend and there was an image of 2 bunnies pulling a flower head over to have water shower from …

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