One Trend to Tout: As Population Climbs, US Energy Use is Going Down

One Trend to Tout: As Population Climbs, US Energy Use is Going Down

Energy efficiency is paying off, with energy consumption decreasing every year since 2007, even as our population continues to grow. A new report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council is optimistically titled “America’s (Amazingly) Good Energy News” and was cause for a big thumbs up on Grist. Here’s the recap:
“America’s energy use peaked… Read more »

Ten Reasons Why We Shouldn’t Frack California

Ten Reasons Why We Shouldn't Frack California

A recent piece on Grist gives an excellent overview of the background of oil extraction in our state and new fracking technology, but with the appropriate grains of salt. Check out their big reasons why the math doesn’t add up here. If you feel compelled to dig a little deeper, we’re hosting a panel, “The… Read more »

Big Food Laying Plans to Fight GMO Labeling Initiative

Big Food Laying Plans to Fight GMO Labeling Initiative

A recent Grist post lays out the daunting task facing the Label GMO/Prop 37 campaign: to counter-balance the resources and money of food industry interest groups. Head to Grist to read their full report. The article quotes industry leaders saying that if Prop 37 passes in California, it will spread to other states. Yet another… Read more »

Corn Rootworm Evolution Outpacing Monsanto’s GMOs

Corn Rootworm Evolution Outpacing Monsanto's GMOs

The big-ag behemoth Monsanto looks to have pulled the rug out from under their own feet, as superweeds and pesticide-resistant insects reduce the effectiveness of their genetically modified seeds. New reports show evidence of corn rootworm resistance in several states, while Monsanto denies these claims. If Monsanto really has trouble in their horizon, let’s ensure… Read more »