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Happy Birthday Endangered Species Act! | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

James West said: On this day 38 years ago Richard Nixon signed into law the Endangered Species Act.

Baby Seal Breaks Into Home | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

James West said: A baby fur seal crawled through the cat flap of a New Zealand home, hopped up on the sofa and fell asleep.

Home From Iraq, Veterans Seen as Perfect Candidates for Green Jobs - Austin B. Smith - Life - The Atlantic

Atlantic

James West said: Put down the flak jacket. Pick up the solar panel! As US draws down in Iraq, veterans are finding green jobs.

2C or not 2C: That is the question about the Durban deal | Grist

Grist

James West said: Science says that above the 2C target it becomes increasingly hard to stop warming.

Science journalism guidelines might be a good idea - Slate Magazine

Slate

James West said: When the press gets it wrong on science, the results can be devastating.

Copenhagen's Trash Incinerator Ski Slope Is Dead - Design - The Atlantic Cities

theatlanticcities.com

James West said: Was turning an incinerator into a ski slope always going to fail?

Huntsman bows to right wing, reverses position on climate science | Grist

Grist

James West said: Huntsman, who famously mocked his fellow candidates for questioning global warming in August, was asked if humans contribute to climate change.

The scientific community owes us more

A visual representation of renewable energy growth in the U.S. | Grist

Grist

James West said: Solyndra is a sideshow to the unstoppable march of renewables, says David Roberts @grist.

More on the Ethical Restaurant Guide | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

James West said: You know that anti-industry Willie Nelson Chipotle Grill ad? Turns out they don't pay at least $9/hour to non-tipped workers.

doesn't pay at least $9/hour to non-tipped workers,

Telling Builders to Build Greener Without Saying How - Design - The Atlantic Cities

theatlanticcities.com

James West said: As energy codes get stricter, developers find it increasingly difficult to tackle renovations of existing buildings.