Prize-Winning Environmentalist Murdered In Her Home In Honduras

CREDIT: GOLDMAN ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE Berta Caceres at the banks of the Gualcarque River in the Rio Blanco region of western Honduras where she, COPINH (the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) and the people of Rio Blanco have maintained a two year struggle to halt construction on the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric project, that poses grave threats to local …

Supreme Court upholds EPA’s ability to regulate heavy metal pollution from oil and gas-fired power plants, in face of petition from conservative-led states

Regulations that limit heavy metal pollution from oil- and coal-fired power plants will continue to be enforced by the EPA — at least for now — thanks to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. On Thursday, Roberts unilaterally rejected a petition from 20 conservative-led states asking the court to temporarily halt the regulations. Halting the regulations would effectively allow power …

France is paving more than 600 miles of road with solar panels:  In 5 years, France hopes the panels will supply power to 5 million people

(COLAS/Joachim Bertrand) France’s minister of Ecology and Energy announced that the country will pave 621 miles of road with solar panels over the next five years, with the goal of providing cheap, renewable energy to five million people. Called “the Wattway,” the roads will be built in collaboration with the French road-building company Colas and the National Institute of Solar Energy. The …

The U.S. could make a fast, cheap switch to clean energy

The U.S. Could Make a Fast, Cheap Switch to Clean EnergyMore Coal-fired power plants are the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases in the United States, but new research finds that existing technology could cheaply slash the nation’s carbon spew nearly 80 percent by 2030. How? By transporting renewable energy from where the sun is shining and the wind is blowing to …

Put A Price On Carbon Or Face Trillions Of Dollars Of Costs & Massive Food Security & Migration Challenges February 29th, 2016 by Steve Hanley Originally published on Gas2. Reprinted with permission. Don’t call it a carbon tax. Everybody hates the idea of taxes. But unless society addresses the damage done by burning fossil fuels, the world is on a …