Is it time for St. Louis to get some more "Arches"? The famous Gateway Arch generates millions in tourist revenue each year for St. Louis as people come from all over the world to see the world's tallest arch. It's a great example of how public art can add beauty and money to a city. St. Louis arc ... More >>
Slow Food St. Louis' monthly discussion about our local food system is tonight at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood; 314-241-2337). September's topic is farming and fracking and the impact of hydraulic fracturing on small rural farms. See also: Missouri Botanical Garden Celebra ... More >>
The most sinful city in America is also the deadliest. Making the rounds this week is yet another negative ranking that has St. Louis occupying the No. 1 spot. The Conservative Post has named St. Louis the "most deadly" place to live in America in its latest top ten list, beating out Memphis, Hous ... More >>
A proposal to block St. Louis city tax breaks for corporations like Peabody Energy -- an initiative that officials say could be destructive to the local economy -- is on its way to a direct vote by city residents on an upcoming ballot. The activists behind the initiative called Take Back St. Louis ... More >>
Today, St. Louis activists who have regularly protested Peabody Energy with high-profile rallies are pushing forward with a new kind of action against the corporation -- one that they say has not been tried before in the city. The coalition of groups, spearheaded by Missourians Organizing for Refo ... More >>
It averaged just 26 mph during its 21-hour flight yesterday from Dallas, but finally, at 1 a.m., the Solar Impulse touched down at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The revolutionary solar airplane made of carbon fiber can travel night and day without fuel. The Swiss-based aircraft is traveli ... More >>
Don't feel too guilty about not finishing your nachos at Busch Stadium. Chances are the leftover chips (and other half-eaten scraps) will make their way to St. Louis Composting for use as lawn and garden food. A similar second chance exists for unsold food at the ballpark. It is donated to Operati ... More >>
If you were downtown yesterday evening you might've caught red-clad Cardinals fans headed to Busch Stadium, an especially brilliant sunset, and maybe a scant group of activists commemorating the one-year anniversary of Occupy St. Louis at Kiener Plaza. Also hard to miss was a surreal and sizable g ... More >>
Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse Electric Company today announced a partnership in order to pursue Department of Energy funds for the development and construction of new types of small nuclear reactors. If Westinghouse wins the DOE investment funds, Missouri will seek from the Nuclear Regulatory Com ... More >>
The management of the Pageant is embracing the "green" movement, most notably with the installation of solar panels on the music establishment's roof. Patrick Hagin, the managing partner of the venue in the Loop, says he'd been considering putting in solar panels for a while, especially since a com ... More >>
The US House of Representatives is scheduled to discuss today its version of the 2012 transportation bill -- a bill that could have major ramifications for the City and the counties.If passed, the bill, HR 7, states that mass transit would no longer automatically receive one-fifth of the fuel tax ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons The truly horrible catastrophe in Japan keeps threatening people nearly two weeks after the initial earthquakes and tsunami. The nuclear power plants are damaged and there's radiation in the water, spinach and milk! Quick! Stop all exports of these products to the U.S.! Bec ... More >>
Amid panic about nuclear plants exploding after huge earthquakes hit Japan, a local drug manufacturer is seeing a run on a medicine that protects against radiation poisoning. The over-the-counter drug, ThyroShield, saturates the thyroid with potassium idodide so that it can't absorb radiation. "I ... More >>
Missouri legislators want to overturn a 2008 ballot initiative requiring state utilities to produce 15 percent of their energy from clean sources in 2021.Missouri's carbon-dioxide output from coal-fired power plants increased last year by nearly nine percent, to more than 83 million tons. The ris ... More >>
Courtesy Wendy LowVote for us, darn it!A few years back, Parkway North High School student Wendy Low and some of her friends thought it would be a great idea for the school to use solar panels to meet its electrical needs. The administration was all for it. Just one thing: Solar panels cost money ... More >>
A 1966 Velvet Underground press shot. Moe Tucker is on the bottom right.In April 2009, WALB-TV aired a story about a Tea Party rally in nearby Tifton, Georgia. About two-and-a-half minutes into the feature, one "Maureen Tucker, Tea Party Supporter" was quoted as saying, "I'm furious about the way ... More >>
Photo by Keegan HamiltonWash U students had a message for Peabody Energy's Greg Boyce at the Symposium for Global Energy FutureGreg Boyce, CEO of Peabody Energy, the world's largest privately held coal company, stepped to a podium Saturday afternoon at Washington University's Symposium on Global ... More >>
Image viaBy contrast, coal accounts for more than 80 percent of Missouri's energy. For many environmentalists, the phrase "clean coal" is a contradiction in terms on par with military intelligence and jumbo shrimp. But to the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washi ... More >>
Orangutan at Rest: How very stereotypical.That orangutan you see at the zoo doing nothing but sitting on its rump staring at you (no matter how hard you bang on its plexi-glass cage), is indeed as lazy as you thought. According to a new report penned by anthropology professor Herman Pontzer at Wa ... More >>
Hands Across the SandOn Saturday, dozens of St. Louisans will gather on the riverfront beneath the Arch to hold hands in a silent protest against offshore oil drilling. Local event organizer Stacey Critzer anticipates 50, maybe even 100 participants. It's not exactly Hands Across America, but the ... More >>
Where it goes down today.Activists who favor stricter clean-energy legislation, and oppose the controversial Murkowski resolution, are holding a rally at 10 a.m. today at BP gas station on Delmar.The rally is being organized by Repower America and its Missouri chapter, plus like-minded groups suc ... More >>
Lush employee Rachael Wall protests mining the Canadian Tar Sands. Click to view larger version.Editor's note: Daily RFT sent able-bodied intern Steve Hardy to the Galleria today to report on one of the most earnest protests ever held on a Wednesday afternoon in a mostly vacant shopping mall. Bel ... More >>
Artist's butcheringLeft, soaps sold by Lush Cosmetics. Right, the Canadian tar sands. Only if a good scrubbing by one would clean the other.While the Deep Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico continues to cough up oil underwater, a chain of organic soap shops is planning a separate protest this ... More >>
Image sourceA gift to clean energy advocates from the Union of Concerned ScientistsA report on coal imports from the Union of Concerned Scientists was just about a month too late for the Great Coal Debate at Washington University.,It's a pity too, because the environmental activist group found th ... More >>
Image sourceU.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. Does this look like a face that could launch a thousand student protests?Remember when Washington University gave Phyllis Schlafly an honorary degree? Remember those heady days of anger and protest? College commencements are, by their nature, d ... More >>
Image Via Lee Marvin does not approve of Roy Blunt's environmental voting recordThe League of Conservation Voters released its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of U.S. lawmakers who consistently vote against clean energy and the environment yesterday and Missouri's Roy Blunt was among the dirtiest.The g ... More >>
7 p.m. Tuesday, January 19. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/duncharris/ / CC BY-SA 2.0Coal!The website of the Washington University Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization openly admits to "perpetuating the myth that coal can be used in a clean and sustainable manner," to being a "public relations tool for industry," to advancin ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/boxerdogoramaSure this looks kind of gross, but do you think unrefined gasoline really looks any better?Washington University's dining service, Bon Appétit, continues to prove it has a higher social conscience than you do. First it boycotted tomatoes. Now it is converting its u ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/jkgrooveRep. Russ Carnahan office today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has released $22.9 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Missouri."As Congress continues working on comprehensive e ... More >>
Lean, green and pretty tasty, actually
Love of food improves the world
"That Great Atomic Power Scared Charlie Louvin More than God" 7"
(self-released)"Saw a Circus" / "I Sang to Heather Nethereye" split 7"
7 p.m. (all-ages) and 10 p.m. (21+) Thursday, August 23. Mad Art Gallery, 2727 South 12th Street.
Saturday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
The 2001 Formula Sun American Solar Challenge blazes through the St. Louis area
California's troubles slowed deregulation here, but Ameren is preparing to turn up the juice
Spent nuclear fuel could be barreling down accident-plagued, construction-delayed Interstate 70
The McKinley Bridge is broke structurally and financially and everyone wants it fixed. Trouble is, Mayor Tyrone Echols of Venice isn't about to give away the city's bridge. But he could be talked into trading it.