Hello Blog Readers! I’m not sure if any of you had a chance to watch the State of the Union, but I did, and here some environment-related takeaways that I noted: First off, Obama has doubled down on green energy, in spite of pressure from his opponents: (more…)
Happy Friday, Blog Readers!
It’s time for another good news blog! First off, we’re happy to see that the Keystone XL Pipeline was rejected—at least for now. If you’re not familiar, large deposits of tar sands in Alberta, Canada are being utilized for oil extraction with the intention of shipping to refineries in Texas via a pipeline that stretches across a delicate Midwestern aquifer. (more…)
Hello Blog Readers,
Welcome to Part 2 of the Midwest blog! The first leg of the trip I was looking at Chicago, now we’re moving on to the second part, rural NW Ohio! I must admit, I cannot make any similar comparisons between the nightlife in Chicago and the nightlife of Van Wert, OH, where I spent the other part of my time in the Midwest.
First off, a little history about Van Wert: Van Wert is a small community about 35 miles east of Ft. Wayne Indiana. The local economy is built around the auto manufacturing, farming, and insurance industries; which, except for the insurance industry—have been tanking the last few decades. Van Wert is not known to be home to progressive stewards of the environment, that being said, they have experienced a local jobs boom from an unexpected place: Green energy! (more…)