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Gazelle Arroyo electric city bike offers comfort, style, & 90+ miles of range

With a 400W mid-drive Bosch motor, a 500Wh battery, and an internal 8-speed hub, the Arroyo C8 looks to be an excellent electric commuter bike. […]

Obama to Arctic: "Drop Dead"

On Monday, President Obama gave Royal Dutch Shell permission to drill in the Alaskan Arctic this summer. It was the President’s last, best chance to leave an historic environmental legacy that started at the top of the world. Now, while Obama is the first U.S. president to acknowledge climate change in his speeches, America’s 21st century climate legacy will happen despite his actions in the Arctic, not because of them. Climate activist Bill McKibben even went so far as to say approving Arctic drilling was climate denial of the most insidious sort […]

The Climate Post: First Rules for Arctic Drilling Released

The U.S. Department of the Interior unveiled the first draft rules for offshore oil and gas exploration in the Arctic. The rules would require energy companies to clear a number of safety hurdles before being approved for drilling. “The Arctic has substantial oil and gas potential, and the U.S. has a longstanding interest in the orderly development of these resources, which includes establishing high standards for the protection of this critical ecosystem, the surrounding communities, and the subsistence needs and cultural traditions of Alaska Natives,” said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. She noted that the proposed regulations “are designed to ensure that offshore exploratory activities will continue to be subject to the highest safety standards.” The regulations, which were crafted with a nod to previous experiences in the Arctic’s first drilling season when a Royal Dutch Shell oil rig ran aground in 2012, are open for public comment now, but they are not expected to be finalized before this summer’s drilling season […]