"Gulf states reach $18.7 billion settlement with BP over oil spill"

Environmental Economics

I think I've scooped all of the other environmental economics bloggers on this one (the story is from the ABC TV station in Fresno ): Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP on Thursday that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Chevron Using Solar Power To Pump Oil

Solar Power Ninja

The plant slated for the Coalinga Oil Field near Fresno will employ at least 3,000 mirrors to concentrate light on a more than 300-foot tower with water inside. Chevron will partner with BrightSource Energy to develop 29 megawatts of thermal power from the sun. The process uses mirrors to concentrate the solar rays onto a water tank, turning the water to steam. The steam can then be used to turn a turbine and produce electricity or pumped down a well to loosen heavy oils.

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Water pricing (sigh)

Environmental Economics

In Fresno, which gets less than 11 inches of rain a year, a family of four using 400 gallons a day faces a monthly water bill of $28.26. The New York Times sure is making blogging difficult.

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Moral Concern In Action – “Fat Boy” The Cat

Eccorazzi

News surfaced today of a cat named “Fat Boy” being rescued in Fresno, California. Yes, “Fat Boy” is a cat – an animal that we fetishise in western society – but the concern that the local people of Fresno demonstrated for him tells us that the majority of people are educable about veganism.

Milk Makes Kids Sick

Eccorazzi

Mark McAfee, founder and CEO of the Fresno-based dairy says “the scientists always tell us that E. There’s been another kerfuffle with dirty milk, and this time children are sick. Six kids have contracted e coli , with four of them confirmed to have been consuming Organic Pastures raw milk.

Meet the real Catwoman and her mission to protect California’s strays

Green Prophet

In 1997, the Fresno County Board approved a zoning variance for her homestead, now named The Cat House on Kings, allowing it to openly promote itself, attracting new volunteers and needed financial support.

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Worst Air Quality in America | 10 American Cities With the.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Following Bakersfield was Los Angeles, then Fresno, California, and then Visalia-Porterville, California.

Solar Energy Collection In Space To Become Reality

Eco Friendly Daily

Once the sunlight is collected, it will be sent to Fresno, California using radio frequency waves. Solar energy is quickly evolving into a more efficient, more affordable type of alternative energy.

Enforcing Jordan’s Smoking Ban: Is the Kingdom Blowing Smoke?

Green Prophet

Mazen Alsaleh, owner of 14 nd hookah cafes, told the Fresno Bee. Five years following its ban on smoking in restaurants and other public spaces, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will start enforcing the rules.

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America’s Top Dirtiest Cities

Eco Friendly Daily

3: Fresno & Madera, Calif. You can’t get away from pollution no matter where you live. It infiltrates the air, soil and water in some form or another, and regardless of how careful you are in choosing where you live, you’re bound to face some level of exposure.

Time to Celebrate Fresher Air & Cleaner Water and Protect Landscapes from Fracking

Sierra Club Compass

Landscape in Monterey County, California. By Deb Nardone, Director of Beyond Natural Gas Campaign. Today we celebrate Earth Day -- and envision a future in which the air is not polluted, water is not contaminated, and landscapes are not being destroyed.

GAP to go Solar Powered

Eco Friendly Daily

Recently Gap Inc revealed that they will host a one megawatt solar power system at its West Coast distribution center in Fresno, California.

Healthy Eats in Chico. | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

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