29 Aug '11, 2pm

First Takes: Tar Sands Pipelines Gets Approval, EV Batteries Get a New Life, & More

First Takes: Tar Sands Pipelines Gets Approval, EV Batteries Get a New Life, & More

• 'Game Over' for Climate? Tar Sands Pipeline Passes Key Hurdle On Friday, the State Department gave a key vote of approval to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, a project intended to bring oil extracted from Canada's Alberta Tar Sands down to Texas for processing. According to the New York Times, the State Dept. concluded that the pipeline would have "minimal effect on the environment" -- news that would obviously come as a surprise to the participants in anongoing protest in front of the White House urging the president to veto the project, and calling the approval of the pipeline -- which could come as early as year's end -- "game over " for the climate. • GMO Corn Crops Failing to Control Pests: In news that should surprise no one who's paid any close attention to genetically modified crops in the last 20 years, it turns out that a type of beetle has developed resista...

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