ABC News is reporting that California today sued six of the world’s largest automakers over global warming on Wednesday, charging that greenhouse gases from their vehicles have caused billions of dollars in damages. The lawsuit is the first of its kind to seek to hold manufacturers liable for the damages caused by their vehicles’ emissions, state Attorney General Bill Lockyer said. [Read more…]
*Or why we should all worship the ground we walk on
Tamsyn Jones has written an evocative cover story for the latest issue of E/The Environmental Magazin which succinctly argues that our future depends on our looking after it. [The photograph is an outtake from the cover photoshoot by Jon Moe.]
“It’s one of nature’s most perfect contradictions”, says Tamsyn, “a substance that is ubiquitous but unseen; humble but essential; surprisingly strong but profoundly fragile. It nurtures life and death; undergirds cities, forests and oceans; and feeds all terrestrial life on Earth.” [Read more…]
The Potomac River, which flows through Washington, DC, has nurtured trade, cultures, migration, and living resources for more than 10,000 years.
Captain John Smith visited the Potomac in 1608. He found fish “lying so thicke with their heads above water, (that) for want of nets, we attempted to catch them with a frying pan.”
It’s a different story today. Some species of male fish in the Potomac River are developing female sexual traits at a frequency higher than scientists have seen before, raising concerns about pollutants in a waterway that provides drinking water for millions of people. [Read more…]