Thailand’s Energy Consumption Reaches Alarming Levels — And Protesting It Can Be Deadly

In Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, luxury shopping is a way of life. The city’s central Sukhumvit Road boasts more than half a dozen luxury retail centers in one short three-mile stretch. At EmQuartier, the district’s newest high-end mall which opened March 27, you can shop at Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Prada and likely […]

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North Carolina Utility Authority Launches Cease the Grease Campaign

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA), which serves the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County, NC, recently re-launched its ‘Cease the Grease’ campaign in an effort to keep grease, fats and oils out of its sewer system. According to an April 6 Port City Daily article, the CFPUA will be handing out 15,000 plastic can […]

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Shale Gas Drilling Company Ordered to Restore Two Streams After Landslide

Extracting natural gas is a controversial process. However, even conservation groups have stated that with the proper technology, government regulations, and care, drilling for natural gas can be a safe, harmless act. Unfortunately, as one company and community just found out, mistakes do happen: Vantage Energy Appalachia LLC has been ordered to pay a $999,900 […]

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Utah State University Moab Campus Receives Wildlife Habitat Certification

The permaculture garden found on Utah State University-Moab’s campus was recently officially certified by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) as a wildlife habitat. The self-sustaining campus garden is also one of many “bee-inspired gardens” found throughout Moab. These gardens combine pollinator and edible landscaping alongside water conservation. “Sustainable landscaping includes designing and installing drought resistant […]

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