Bicycles are currently a big part of the clean transportation revolution, and the interest in biking, whether for transportation or health or just for fun, is growing every day (well, maybe less in the winter...). (more…)
Every year, a massive "dead zone" blooms in the Gulf of Mexico. Inside its amorphous boundaries almost all life is extinguished. There's simply not enough oxygen for marine creatures to survive.
The phenomenon is caused by what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls "excessive nutrient pollution"—a surplus of nitrate-heavy fertilizer runoff produced by agricultural operations along the Mississippi River. That runoff bleeds out from farms and ranches across the south into the nation's mightiest—and dirtiest—river, and eventually winds its way into the Gulf. (more…)
Nutrient pollution is a growing problem all along the Mississippi. SOUTH-EAST of New Orleans, where the Mississippi empties into the Gulf of Mexico, the North American land mass does not end so much as gently give up. Land subsides to … Continue reading →
MATTHEW DALY The Associated Press WASHINGTON – In a step that officials said would save lives, the Obama administration on Friday announced new air quality standards intended to reduce the amount of soot that can be released into the air. … Continue reading →