Environment

American Farmer to Showcase Air Tractor in Upcoming Episode on RFD-TV

PR Web - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:12

DMG Productions explores the latest innovations in agricultural aircraft.

(PRWeb November 25, 2014)

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Mother of the Bride Dresses for Sale Now at Yunx.co.uk

PR Web - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:12

Recently, Yunx.co.uk has released its new collection of mother of the bride dresses for 2015.

(PRWeb November 25, 2014)

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Santa Ana Winds Contribute to Southern California Dehydration Reports...

PR Web - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:12

Worsening Santa Ana winds a component of California’s worst ever drought says water researcher and Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne.

(PRWeb November 25, 2014)

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Brand New 2015 Bridesmaid Dresses Introduced by Discount-Dress.com

PR Web - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:12

Discount-Dress.com today introduces its new 2015 collections of bridesmaid dresses; all these models come with affordable prices.

(PRWeb November 25, 2014)

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Don't Miss SnapMade’s Special Friday and Monday Sales

PR Web - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:12

SnapMade, a leading custom product supplier, today unveils a series of exciting personalized gifts (http://www.snapmade.com), and launches a...

(PRWeb November 25, 2014)

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Inventor and InventHelp Client Develops Eco-Friendly Water-Filtration...

PR Web - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:12

InventHelp, founded in 1984, is submitting the Evaporation Pod to appropriate companies for their consideration.

(PRWeb November 25, 2014)

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1000Bulbs.com Unveils Holiday Sales

PR Web - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:12

Shoppers are able to enjoy holiday sales each weekend in November at 1000Bulbs.com. A few extra surprises are waiting until December as all product quantities are limited due to deep discounts and...

(PRWeb November 25, 2014)

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WarmlyYours Radiant Heating Launches ‘Smart’ Towel Warmer Bundles

PR Web - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:12

Plug-in towel warmers now paired with Belkin's Wi-Fi WeMo Switch for remote operation

(PRWeb November 25, 2014)

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Rivers Agency Certified As Ecologically Responsible Company By Green...

PR Web - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:12

Rivers Agency, a full-service advertising firm located in Chapel Hill, has received certification as a ecologically responsible company by a nationally-known organization established to encourage and...

(PRWeb November 25, 2014)

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Nuclear Decommissioning Market to Grow at 14.1% CAGR to 2018 Says a...

PR Web - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:12

Global Nuclear Decommissioning Market 2014-2018 new industry research report, that profiles key players like Areva, Babcock International Group PLC, Studsvik, URS and Westinghouse Electric Company...

(PRWeb November 25, 2014)

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Colorful children’s mystery book newly selected for Trafford Gold Seal...

PR Web - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:12

Author Jim Hummel’s ‘The Hunters’ takes children on educational journey with detective sisters

(PRWeb November 25, 2014)

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Readers saddle up for extreme lessons in Mark Bolender’s new book

PR Web - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:12

‘Bolender’s Guide to Mastering Mountain and Extreme Riding’ presents new way to train horses

(PRWeb November 25, 2014)

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Friends’ Scheduled as Feature Title at 2014 Miami Book Fair...

PR Web - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:12

Author Rosella Calauti continues marketing push for 2012 title.

(PRWeb November 25, 2014)

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13 vegan Thanksgiving recipes we’re grateful for

Grist.org - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:15

It might seem counterintuitive, but Thanksgiving is actually the perfect time to broaden your collection of easy vegan recipes. Whether you’re a vegan yourself or you’re cooking for a wide range of dietary needs, these 13 no-fuss recipes will serve you well on Thanksgiving — and all winter long, too. This year, every guest at your table will have a dish worth giving thanks for.

Roasted acorn squash with maple and red pepper flakes by Kendra Vaculin

Butternut squash soup with miso and coconut by Kenzi Wilbur

Vegan lentil shepherd’s pie with parsnip and potato mash by Gena Hamshaw

Lentil walnut loaf by Gena Hamshaw

Balsamic-roasted shallots by Kenzi Wilbur

Crisp and tender roasted root vegetables by Merrill Stubbs

Penelope Casa’s garlic green beans (judias verdes con ajo) by Genius Recipes

Anna Thomas’ green soup by Genius Recipes

No-fuss vegan cornbread by Gena Hamshaw

Canal House’s cranberry-port gelée by Genius Recipes

Pumpkin Christmas bread by mrslarkin

Vegan chocolate cake with creamy chocolate frosting by Gena Hamshaw

Vegan date nut bread by Gena Hamshaw


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Categories: Environment

How oil ate the heart of North Dakota

Grist.org - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:39

Nothing completes a quiet morning drinking coffee and reading the paper like a multi-part investigative saga of pollution and the fracking boom in North Dakota, and boy howdy, did The New York Times deliver this weekend. In the two-part series, investigative reporter Deborah Sontag brings up one example after another of ways that pollution in North Dakota is on the rise.

There’s the old filling station filled with illegally dumped and radioactive oil filter socks. There’s the train crash that spilled 400,000 gallons of crude last year. And the pipeline leak that went undetected for an unknown period of time — it spilled 865,200 gallons into a nearby wheat field and cattle ranch, out of a pipeline that hadn’t been inspected for eight years.

Overall, the Times concludes, oil spills are on the rise across North Dakota, though it’s not easy for the casual observer to figure that out.

For a North Dakotan trying to make sense of the state’s environmental and enforcement records, numbers are essentially inaccessible. The state spills site posts incidents in chronological order, without summary statistics, and it is not searchable. Oil and gas enforcement data is not made public at all, unlike in Texas, where the legislature mandates quarterly reports.

So the  Times built its own database, and put the state’s spill site data into it. It found that while a lot of companies are spilling oil, some are consistently more spill-prone than others, which is a fairly clear sign that a little more regulation and oversight of drilling in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale would be a useful thing.

Unfortunately, North Dakota also seems to a textbook case of how the structures of government can be set up to quash environmental concerns. The governorship of North Dakota comes with a role as chair of the Industrial Commission, which regulates oil and gas drilling in the state. This makes it very, very easy, if you are running for governor of North Dakota, to attract generous campaign donations from oil and gas companies.  Jack Dalrymple, the state’s governor since 2010, collected $550,000 in campaign donations from oil-related executives, lawyers and political action committees during his 2012 race.

In other states, like Alaska, Texas, and California, the oil industry is supervised by, respectively, a commission appointed by the governor, the Railroad Commission, and the Department of Conservation. These aren’t all ideal arrangements — plenty of Texans have complained that the Railroad Commission is in no way qualified to supervise the oil business. Still, any of the above are better than having an oil-funded governor run the whole show.

Overall, Sontag writes, “more than 18.4 million gallons of oils and chemicals spilled, leaked or misted into the air, soil and waters of North Dakota from 2006 through early October 2014.” Since those numbers are self-reported by the companies doing the spilling, it’s possible that the amount is even larger.

The Industrial Commission rarely follows up on complaints and typically settles rather than prosecutes. “Since 2006,” the article reads, “the commission has collected an estimated $1.1 million in fines. This is a pittance compared with the $33 million (including some reimbursements for cleanups) collected by Texas’ equivalent authority over roughly the same period, when Texas produced four times the oil.”

Indeed, as the tangle of buried pipelines has grown, there have been no federal pipeline inspectors based in North Dakota. But there have been no state inspectors, either, to oversee the much larger network of gathering pipelines unregulated by the federal government — a fount of many spills.

Under circumstances like these, it’s hard to get any environmental protest off the ground — though, based on the attitudes of people interviewed throughout the story, a movement seems to be growing anyway. Both articles are worth a read, but the big takeaway message is this: The structure of government, while boring as hell, matters a lot when an industry with a lot of money comes to town.

North Dakota has its charms — including a very successful Cinnabon franchise, which the president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council holds up as an example of what fracking has done to boost the economy. But as far as protecting the environment from the worst excesses of oil drilling, the state is a cautionary tale.


Filed under: Article, Business & Technology, Climate & Energy, Politics
Categories: Environment

Digital Finance Institute launched as a global center of excellence to...

PR Web - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:12

The Digital Finance Institute launched with a mandate to work towards supporting international fintech innovation with balanced regulation that addresses financial inclusion globally.

(PRWeb November 25, 2014)

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Corporate Whistleblower Center Urges Insiders with Information about...

PR Web - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:12

The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "According to a October 30th, 2014 FBI press release a former cancer research physician at Northwestern University’s Comprehensive Center for Cancer in...

(PRWeb November 25, 2014)

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Particular Girls' Black Party Dresses Available At UWDress.com

PR Web - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:12

Recently, UWDress.com, an outstanding dressmaker, has unveiled its new item of girls' black party dresses.

(PRWeb November 25, 2014)

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Brightline Interactive Earns Spot in Victory Lane

PR Web - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:12

Fans have lined up all season at NASCAR events to experience Brightline’s social powered vending machine.

(PRWeb November 25, 2014)

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Power Rental - Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape And Forecasts...

PR Web - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:12

The Report Power Rental - Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2020 provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry...

(PRWeb November 25, 2014)

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