Friday, April 12, 2013
President Obama didn’t have to read the American Society of Civil Engineers‘ (ASCE) new report card on the nation’s infrastructure to understand why America was given a near failing grade yet again. All he had to to do was ride in the presidential limousine on Washington, DC’s bumpy roads, of which 99 percent are poor or mediocre quality, and then cross one of the capital’s 30 structurally deficient bridges.
Click here to read my full story on The National Memo.
Posted by Josh Marks at 9:39 AM
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Why is failed vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin attacking a winner like zero emissions electric car maker Tesla Motors?
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Posted by Josh Marks at 8:23 AM
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Environmentalists and Nebraska farmers are upping the pressure on President Obama to reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline following an oil spill that took place over the weekend.
The rupture occurred in central Arkansas, about 20 miles north of Little Rock, as Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline spilled thousands of barrels of Canadian tar sands oil — the same Alberta crude the Keystone pipeline would carry. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is calling it a “major spill” as officials from the EPA and Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) are currently conducting an onsite investigation while ExxonMobil continues its cleanup efforts.
Click here to read the rest of the story at The National Memo.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Making high-speed rail a reality in America — something Western Europe and Japan have been enjoying for decades, with China and other developing nations rapidly getting into the fast train game — is the focus of the book "Fast Trains: America’s High Speed Future," by Emy Louie and Nancy Bolts.
Click here to read the rest of my story on The National Memo.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
"Greedy Lying Bastards" is as timely a movie as you will ever see. The global warming documentary — directed, produced and narrated by Craig Rosebraugh — pulls no punches in a damning indictment of the fossil fuel industry-funded climate change deniers who have successfully deceived the public and prevented climate change action in Congress at a time when Americans are feeling the damaging effects of a changing climate — from Hurricane Sandy to western wildfires to devastating droughts.
Click here to read the rest of the story on The National Memo.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Click here for my National Memo story on the biggest climate change rally in U.S. history that took place on Sunday in Washington, D.C. Check out video, photos and audio from the "Forward on Climate" rally and march to the White House that drew an estimated 50,000 climate activists to the nation's capital.
Posted by Josh Marks at 9:11 AM