Solar Panels on Sejong’s bike road

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Aerial view of the bicycle road between Daejeon and Sejong, both cities are located 2~3 hours south of Seoul. Solar panels not only generate power but also provide protection to cyclists from sun and rain. Taken by a drone camera in fall, see the golden rice fields!

*Video courtesy of Sejong

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Solar power is really happening

April 26, 2015, www.businessinsider.com | “SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) – One by one, Japan is turning off the lights at the giant oil-fired power plants that propelled it to the ranks of the world’s top industrialized nations. With nuclear power in the doldrums after the Fukushima disaster, it’s solar energy that is becoming the alternative.”

“”Solar has come of age in Japan and from now on will be replacing imported imported uranium and fossil fuels,” said Tomas Kåberger, executive board chairman of Japan Renewable Energy Foundation
Japan is retiring nearly 2.4 gigawatts of expensive and polluting oil-fired energy plants by March next year and switching to alternative fuels.
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Department of Justice Won’t Stand Behind Fed Agency Support for Industrial Hog Facility

Buffalo National River is one of the few remaining undammed rivers in the lower-48 states.April 24, 2015, earthjustice.org | “Today, the Department of Justice abandoned its defense of an Arkansas hog farm’s $3 million in federal loan guarantees, sending a strong signal to federal agencies: In the future, big loans and guarantees to build big ag facilities have to follow the law. Earthjustice has been fighting Cargill’s C&H Hog Farms, which threatens a national treasure—the Buffalo National River—and nearby Arkansas communities. This 6,500-hog facility in the Arkansas Ozarks jeopardizes waterways, community health and local economy.”

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Green Housing on Navajo Reservation

April 24, 2015, www.gofundme.com | “In a 2000 census, 43% of the Navajo people were living below the federally designated poverty line and in homes that are falling a part.  If you drive through the reservation, you will see traditional homes, called hogans, dotting the landscape and seemingly idyllic.”

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President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change

ObamaApril 22, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must ‘act before it is too late,’ declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation. ‘The United States is committed to our role as a global leader in the fight against climate change,’ he proclaimed.”

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change
WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must “act before it is too late,” declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation. Visiting the Everglades today, Obama said, “Climate change can no longer be denied.”

Earth Day Inspires Actions Across the USA

PocanApril 22, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “On its 45th anniversary, Earth Day 2015 has gone mainstream. Across the United States people from all walks of life engaged in enthusiastic actions to protect the planet and voiced dire warnings about the consequences if we fail.”

Robert BrothersGoodNews FortheEarth Earth Day Inspires Actions Across the USA WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2105 (ENS) – On its 45th anniversary, Earth Day 2015 has gone mainstream. Across the United States people from all walks of life engaged in enthusiastic actions to protect the planet and voiced dire warnings about the consequences if we fail.

Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

winnersApril 20, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries.”

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Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 20, 2015 (ENS) – The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries. – Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize | ENS

Fossil Fuels Just Lost the Race Against Renewables

April 14, 2015, www.bloomberg.com | “The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there’s no going back. The shift occurred in 2013, when the world added 143 gigawatts of renewable electricity capacity, compared with 141 gigawatts in new plants that burn fossil fuels, according to an analysis presented Tuesday at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance annual summit in New York. The shift will continue to accelerate, and by 2030 more than four times as much renewable capacity will be added.”

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France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels

April 8, 2015, csglobe.com | “A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants or solar panels.  Green roofs, as they are called, have an isolating effect which helps to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat a building during the winter or cool it in the summer. They are capable of retaining rainwater and reducing problems with runoff, and also offer birds a place to call home in the urban jungle.”

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A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants
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France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels

April 8, 2015, csglobe.com | “A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants or solar panels.  Green roofs, as they are called, have an isolating effect which helps to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat a building during the winter or cool it in the summer. They are capable of retaining rainwater and reducing problems with runoff, and also offer birds a place to call home in the urban jungle.”

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