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Earth week activism: students protest coal fired power in their underwear

Earth week activism: students protest coal fired power in their underwear

College kids running around campus in various states of undress… doesn’t sound that unusual, huh? If you see such a thing this week, though, it may be an activism event. PACT Underwear, a company that makes its products from organic cotton, and donates 10% of its sales to a variety of environmental non-profits, has released its “Beyond Coal” line of underwear… and students are protesting coal power on campus in the fashionable undergarments… and nothing else.

Environmentalists fighting Christo Arkansas River project… and each other

Environmentalists fighting Christo Arkansas River project… and each other

Six miles of fabric panels suspended over a portion of Colorado’s Arkansas River? Yep… it’s a planned Christo project. The artist known for transforming large spaces and objects has been conceptualizing his Over the River project for seventeen years… but many local green groups hope all of that thought and planning goes by the wayside because of concerns over environmental impact.

There’s a hitch, though… all the greenies aren’t on the same page on this one.

Texas Approves Nation's Largest Low-Level Radioactive Waste Site

Texas Approves Nation's Largest Low-Level Radioactive Waste Site

AUSTIN, Texas, January 14, 2009 (ENS) – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, voted 2-0 Tuesday to grant a double license for Waste Control Specialists to dispose of up to 28 million cubic feet of low-level radioactive waste from Texas, Vermont and the federal government in Andrews County. Commissioner Larry Soward abstained from the vote.…

Missouri Left 135 Impaired Water Bodies Off Official List

Missouri Left 135 Impaired Water Bodies Off Official List

KANSAS CITY, Kansas, September 25, 2008 (ENS) – Missouri’s most recent list of impaired waters left out 135 water bodies that contain pollutants above the levels permitted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act, according to a proposed decision announced Wednesday by the federal agency. The EPA did approve Missouri’s listing…