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Moving on the Dirty Air Act

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Lisa Murkowski's effort to prevent the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases betrays her ties to the oil lobby.

The liberal nonprofit Moveon.org unveiled an ad campaign this week attacking three Democratic senators co-sponsors of Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AL) effort to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases. The effort, which has earned the nickname “the Dirty Air Act,” has nearly unanimous Republican support. Murkowski dismissively referred to any such......read more

Ken Salazar Opens Up Public Lands to Coal Mining

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A major expansion of coal mining is planned for Wyoming's Powder River Basin.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar just announced that vast coal reserves on federal land in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming will be put up for auction over the next five months. This will lead to approximately 758 tons of coal being excavated. With the abundance of alternative energy sources available, and the Obama administration's stated commitment to move the country toward a cleaner......read more

End Fossil Fuel Subsidies Today

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With the Rio Earth Summit in full swing, Robert Redford explains why we need to stop giving public money to dirty energy companies

Every year, around the world, almost one trillion dollars of subsidies is handed out to help the fossil fuel industry. Who came up with the crazy idea that the fossil fuel industry deserves our hard-earned money, no less in economic times of such harsh human consequence? We fire teachers, police and firemen in drastic budget cuts and yet, the fossil fuel industry can laugh all the way to the bank......read more

Dirty Gold, "California Sunrise"

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Guaranteed to get you excited for summer.

This aptly titled song from San Diego pop trio Dirty Gold sounds like a sunny summer day on the beach. Spanish video artist Lluís Panadès Julià (aka Panaframe) pieced together the visuals from vintage surfing footage, and, you gotta admit, it works beautifully. The song is called "California Sunrise" and is the lead single off of the band's upcoming Roar EP, slated for......read more

Dirty Projectors "Impregnable Question"

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Final clip from 2012's 'Swing Lo Magellan' follows a long-distance runner in Yellowstone National Park

For Dirty Projectors' sixth and final video from last year's Swing Lo Magellan, director Adam Newport-Berra shot on location in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks (pre-government shutdown). The director, who also worked on the NYC band's similarly woodsy "Stillness Is the Move" video, casted his brother Alex as a long-distance runner in the video the Swing Lo track "Impregnable Question,"......read more

Telekinesis "Dirty Thing"

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Lovely tour vid for Seattle indie popsters.

Okay, so tour videos are a dime a dozen these days, but this one seems special. For starters, the Spencer Gentz-directed joint for "Dirty Thing" by Seattle's Telekinesis is just plain lovely. Marking the beginning of the band's fall tour and the release of their new EP, Parallel Seismic Conspiracies, the vid makes touring with frontman Michael Lerner look like big, nerdy fun.......read more

Living Light

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Seoul's smart city shelter displays air quality in real time.

What if buildings could talk? David Benjamin and Soo-in Yang (aka "The Living") answer the question, helping lead the burgeoning movement of interactive architecture, which seeks to engage citizens with environmental and other issues. Living Light is a permanent outdoor pavilion in the heart of Seoul, Korea with a dynamic skin that lights up to show real-time air quality data in the......read more

Air Purifying Wallpaper

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High-tech wallpaper absorbs harmful chemicals from the air.

Some green tech is so next-level that it's hard to believe. Like wallpaper that cleans the air. Yep, you read right. Inhabitat reports Bluecher Technologies has just produced a "breathable, glass fiber/polyester non-woven paper-like covering" with absorbants that capture harmful chemicals like PCBs, PCP, pesticides, and radon. The wallpaper, called Saratech Permasorb, might be the......read more

NASA to Undertake Massive Pollution Cleanup

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Polluted soil beneath launch pads could cost $1 billion to remediate

When it comes to its environmental effects on Earth, space exploration is a dirty business. NASA says it could take a century to clean up the chemical messes left behind by launching shuttles and rockets into space. The liftoffs have created plumes of carcinogenic chemicals in the sandy soils beneath Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral in Florida.  NASA said it will spend $96......read more

Obama Bails on Smog Plan

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Bowing to pressure from big business, the President abandons tougher ozone standard

President Obama, under mounting pressure from business groups and Republicans in Congress, has withdrawn a plan to strengthen emissions rules for smog-causing chemicals. The abandoned Environmental Protection Agency standard would have dramatically reduced emissions of ground-level ozone. For American eco advocates, the announcement is salt in a wound opened by a series of White House decisions......read more

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