Julia Fair Staunton News Leader Published 10:21 AM EST Dec 15, 2018 A federal court has vacated an environmental permit that would have allowed The Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, according to a court opinion filed Thursday with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The opinion quotes Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, saying: "We trust the United States Forest Service to 'speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.' ” A review of the permit records led the court to decide that the Forest Service "abdicated its responsibility to preserve national forest resources." "This conclusion is particularly informed by the Forest Service’s serious environmental concerns that were suddenly, and mysteriously, assuaged in time to meet a private pipeline company’s deadlines," the opinion reads. The court granted a petition to review the Forest Service's Record of Decision and Special Use Permit, vacate the … [Read more...] about Court quotes Dr. Seuss’\u00a0The Lorax in Atlantic Coast Pipeline decision
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prev next prev next (ANSAmed) - AMMAN, NOVEMBER 12 - From Dead Sea to the Red Sea, Italian national, Giuliano Pugolotti ran from lowest point on earth through scorched desert of Wadi Araba to raise awareness about shrinking level of the Dead Sea. The 220 km running track saw Pugolotti pass through stunning scenery on way to south Jordan, known to be part of the Great Rift Valley that runs between Turkey in the north down to and Madagascar south. "Despite its small area, Jordan is like many countries in one, as it combines several climates and ecosystems, thus displaying diverse flora and fauna," Pugolotti told the Jordan Times. Among 23 running trips around the world that he has done, Pugolotti said that Wadi Araba is "one of the best trails on the globe" as it combines distinguished landscape, location, nature, culture and history. The trail attracts athletes running ultra-marathons, with a message of nature preservation, especially the disappearing Dead Sea, he was … [Read more...] about Italian runs from Dead Sea to Red Sea to support nature
Matthew Lynn 10 November 2018 9:00 AM 10 November 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp An elaborate scam for ripping off gullible investors. A black-market currency for gun-runners, drug dealers, pimps and terrorists. A bubble that makes a 17th-century Dutch tulip look like a solid investment, and a drain on global energy. There are so many different ways the digital currency bitcoin is going to destroy the world it’s sometimes hard to keep track of them all. Everyone from Warren Buffett to Mark Carney has told us bitcoin is a serious threat to financial stability and any sane person should stay away. True, there are plenty of reasons to be suspicious of bitcoin. It’s volatile, complicated and largely unregulated. But given the appetite that clearly exists for it (market capitalisation at the time of writing was £85.7 billion), isn’t it time we began to consider seriously what its long-term success would mean for … [Read more...] about All change: is the bitcoin revolution coming?
It was the heyday of divided lives, from the strange case of Jekyll and Hyde (1886) to the double voice of J Alfred Prufrock (1915), shifting from timorous lover to daring prophet. More pertinent to writers is the dual figure in Henry James’s ghost tale, “The Private Life” (1892), where a celebrated author, holding forth in full public view, is found at the same time alone in his room, back-turned, intent on writing. Matthew Dennison shows us a somewhat similar feat: the co-existence of a fancy-free “eternal boy” and a public conformist throughout the double life of Kenneth Grahame. What is strange in this case is not the mismatch between private and public lives. It is to be expected, as TS Eliot put it: “Our lives are covered by the currents of action.” Indeed, in Grahame’s children’s classic, The Wind in the Willows, Ratty, the Water Rat, shuns the Wide World beyond the Wild Wood. He instructs his friend Mole that anyone with … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightDark-hearted dreamer: the double life of Kenneth Grahame
George Clooney has launched a mezcal. The charismatic, cool and carefully coiffed Hollywood idol has built on the success of his Casamigos tequila brand (which was bought last year by Diageo in a deal worth up to $1bn) with a new addition to the family. The moderately surprising news is: it is actually very drinkable. No doubt Clooney bestows his Casamigos brand with plenty of celebrity cachet, reaching an audience previously unfamiliar with the spirit. Added to George though, Casamigos has appointed newlywed (and new member of the Royal Family) Jack Brooksbank as a brand ambassador. We caught up with Jack as he returned from his honeymoon with Princess Eugenie, and he was full of enthusiasm for married life - and the newly launched mezcal. “We’re working with fourth generation producers and it’s important we are true to the traditions of mezcal,” says Brooksbank. “It’s also crucial the liquid … [Read more...] about Make mine a mezcal: George Clooney and newly wed Jack Brooksbank team up to launch the Mexican spirit