"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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Moral Concern In Action – “Fat Boy” The Cat


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.

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. Highlighting text and hitting the Typepad "Blog It" button doesn't work (in Chrome) or sends me to another NYTimes story (in Firefox) [or vice versa]. Yet, I persevere (save the webpage to desktop, printscreen for images, etc) when it is worth it.

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Milk Makes Kids Sick


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. The California Department of Public Health reported that lab tests done on six children showed the same unique strain of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli O157.

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. A California woman riffed off that old saw of “turning a sow’s ear into a silk purse” when she chose to rebound from a difficult divorce by uprooting to a quiet new home near a tranquil river.

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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. Many researchers involved in the field have been setting their sights on solar energy acquisition in space. Now a recent contract may make solar energy in space a reality. A solar company in California, Solaren, will be responsible for the components which will be put into space.

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. By year end, government will also revoke licenses which allow an estimated 6,000 coffee shops to serve sheesha (the Middle Eastern water pipe used for tobacco smokes).

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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. However, there are cities in America are dirtier than others and Forbes came up with a list of the top five dirtiest cities in the U.S. in terms of air pollution.

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

Sierra Club Compass

And this month in California, the Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity won a landmark victory when a federal judge ruled that the Obama administration broke the law when it failed to consider the environmental impacts of fracking before leasing 2,700 acres of public land in Monterey and Fresno counties to oil and gas drillers. Landscape in Monterey County, California. By Deb Nardone, Director of Beyond Natural Gas Campaign.

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. It wasn’t too long ago that clothing brand Gap Inc faced naked protesters and country wide boycotts over their questionable treatment of factory workers across the world, and although the boycotts didn’t manage to shut the company down, it seems that Gap have started taking Corporate Social Responsibility a little more seriously.

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