Food waste is a serious problem in America that keeps getting worse. So efforts to address it, like Seattle’s compost initiative providing residents with compost bins — and imposing mere one dollar fines for those who continue to throw away too much food — should be applauded. 
But of course, Fox News falsely attacked it as “unconstitutional.” 
As we’ve written before, calling something “unconstitutional” seems to be their go-to response when they can’t think of anything else to say. 
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Food waste is a serious problem in America that keeps getting worse. So efforts to address it, like Seattle’s compost initiative providing residents with compost bins — and imposing mere one dollar fines for those who continue to throw away too much food — should be applauded. 
But of course, Fox News falsely attacked it as “unconstitutional.” 
As we’ve written before, calling something “unconstitutional” seems to be their go-to response when they can’t think of anything else to say. 
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Food waste is a serious problem in America that keeps getting worse. So efforts to address it, like Seattle’s compost initiative providing residents with compost bins — and imposing mere one dollar fines for those who continue to throw away too much food — should be applauded. 
But of course, Fox News falsely attacked it as “unconstitutional.” 
As we’ve written before, calling something “unconstitutional” seems to be their go-to response when they can’t think of anything else to say. 
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Food waste is a serious problem in America that keeps getting worse. So efforts to address it, like Seattle’s compost initiative providing residents with compost bins — and imposing mere one dollar fines for those who continue to throw away too much food — should be applauded. 

But of course, Fox News falsely attacked it as “unconstitutional.” 

As we’ve written before, calling something “unconstitutional” seems to be their go-to response when they can’t think of anything else to say. 

"If you ask the people who run America’s electric utilities what keeps them up at night, a surprising number will say solar power. Specifically, rooftop solar."
Vox.com on the rise of distributed solar and net metering. Utilities are already starting to fight back. 

science-junkie:

Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country

If global carbon emissions continue on current trends and sea levels are affected by climate change about as much as expected, about 2.6 percent of the global population (about 177 million people) will be living in a place at risk of regular flooding.

Read more and check the interactive map @nytimes.com

      Rush Limbaugh Equates Environmentalists To Hitler

Conservative media achieve Godwin’s law once again, this time with a completely off-the-rails rant comparing environmentalists to Hitler: 

[Environmentalists] go from mattering not at all to going to be a key ingredient to saving the planet… You must vote democratic, big government, and the welfare state and cut back on progress… and you can save the planet. And that’s how they prey on the weak. And they can make a difference. Hitler made a difference. 

mindblowingscience:

Treated Fracking Wastewater is Still Toxic

A new study has shockingly shown that fracking wastewater, even after being treated, is still contaminating drinking water.

Wastewater from hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” and its toxic byproducts have long been an issue, especially for those who are concerned that flowback may be contaminating their groundwater.

Fracking involves injecting millions of gallons of fluids into shale rock formations to release oil and gas. The wastewater generated during this process is highly radioactive and contains high levels of heavy metals and salts called halides, like bromide, chloride and iodide. The most traditional approach to dealing with this wastewater is to treat it in municipal or commercial treatment plants and then release it into rivers and other surface waters.

But the problem is, as described in the American Chemical Society journal Environmental Science & Technology, the new research has found that discharge of fracking wastewaters to rivers, even after passage through wastewater treatment plants, could be putting the drinking water supplies of downstream cities at risk.

So how are these chemicals slipping through the cracks? Researchers have raised concerns that, as stated in the press release, that plants aren’t efficient at removing halides. Typical treatment methods involve chlorination or ozonation, but this can lead to the formation of toxic byproducts.

(via andybrwn)

      Mark Ruffalo Wants the Avengers to Divest From Fossil Fuels

markruffalo:

I really enjoyed speaking to Motherboard about 24 Hours of Climate Reality, divesting from fossil fuels and why I’m so passionate about fighting climate change. If you’re interested, you can read the whole interview HERE.

(via vicemag)