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Three Mile Island | Image via www.eoearth.orgNot Nuclear

After the disaster at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi reactor, many nations are considering moving away from the use of nuclear energy. This may be a problem, however, as 20 percent of the United States’ energy is derived from nuclear power. (Link)

Cheap is Better?

Are there any environmental benefits to eating cheaply produced meat? Are non-meat fillers and the use of unwanted parts less wasteful alternatives? Not eating meat at all is also an option. (Link)

Suffering Success

Government incentives and demand have caused an increase in the supply of solar panels, decreasing their value. Though it may not be good for solar developers, it is not such a bad thing for us. (Link)


Texas, in addition to fourteen other states, is leading the fight to overturn the EPA’s finding that greenhouse gases pose a danger to public health and welfare. Texas is also challenging EPA regulations focused on decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. (Link)

Greenest Kingdom

The United Kingdom has created plans for the world’s first state-backed green investment bank, with the focus of moving the UK to a low-carbon economy. Initially, the bank will be provided three billion pounds (4.8 billion dollars) to invest in clean energy. (Link)