Shades of Green

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Making Decisions In The Dark

In 2012, TVA suddenly cut numerous mature trees in people’s back yards bordering transmission lines. Contractors showed up unannounced to kill all tree species that might grow 15 feet tall within the wide power line easement. When citizens asked ...

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For safe development purposes, land has been divided into two categories: greenfields and brownfields. You likely sense that a greenfield would be a farm or a place where no business or manufacturer has ever polluted. By process of elimination ... more

Jul 12, 2017 11:03 AM Shades of Green

Well, he has done it. President Trump has pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Accord. Outrageous! As dust settles, we find China the new world leader in the urgent charge to ameliorate climate chaos. China, partnering with the European Union, will ... more

Jun 7, 2017 11:32 AM Shades of Green

Imagine yourself amidst a crowd of 200,000 people on a sweltering day marching on hot pavement in Washington D.C. Imagine this positive, energetic crowd bringing a message in unison to the center of U.S. governmental power: Listen! Listen, ... more

May 10, 2017 12:04 PM Shades of Green

Cuba and Tennessee are about the same size and shape. I am just back from Camaguey, Cuba, a city of 321,000 in the island’s center. I went to compare our use of natural resources to that of a communist country. What about water, air, energy ... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:22 PM Shades of Green

It’s a stressful time for those who care about the environment given happenings in Washington D.C. With approval of fossil fuel industry shill Scott Pruitt as head of EPA, there’s a concerted effort to gut the budget, throw out clean water and ... more

Mar 8, 2017 11:46 AM Shades of Green

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