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  • Global Warming: A $1.5 Trillion Industry

    08/09/2015 11:12:56 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 11 replies
    Power Line ^ | August 10, 2015 06:12 UTC | John Hinderaker
    The Climate Change Business Journal has calculated that global warming is now a $1.5 trillion a year industry. The Business Journal’s report is not available for free online, but its findings are reviewed by the Insurance Journal. They are eye-opening, to say the least: The $1.5 trillion global “climate change industry” grew at between 17 and 24 percent annually from 2005-2008, slowing to between 4 and 6 percent following the recession with the exception of 2011’s inexplicable 15 percent growth, according to Climate Change Business Journal. The San Diego, Calif.-based publication includes within that industry nine segments and 38 sub-segments....
  • GOP calls for temporary halt to EPA’s Clean Power Plan

    04/14/2015 8:17:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    washington times ^ | 4/14/15 | Ben Wolfgang
    Republicans’ latest attempt to slow the Obama administration’s climate change agenda calls for new regulations to be halted until all legal challenges are settled — an argument similar to the one President Obama has used when blocking the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The House Energy and Commerce Committee has begun work on legislation that would temporarily stop implementation of the administration’s Clean Power Plan, designed to force states to dramatically cut carbon pollution. The pollution reductions envisioned by the Environmental Protection Agency could only be achieved by addressing emissions from power plants, particularly coal-fired facilities. More than a dozen states,...
  • EPA Chief Promises To Go After Republicans Who Question Agency Science

    04/29/2014 7:39:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-28-2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy has issued a warning to Republicans who continue to question the integrity of the agency’s scientific data: we’re coming for you. McCarthy told an audience at the National Academy of Sciences on Monday morning the agency will go after a “small but vocal group of critics” who are arguing the EPA is using “secret science” to push costly clean air regulations. “Those critics conjure up claims of EPA secret science — but it’s not really about EPA science or secrets. It’s about challenging the credibility of world renowned scientists and institutions like Harvard University...
  • House Republicans to advance 'clean' debt limit: Boehner

    02/11/2014 8:19:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/11/14 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the House of Representatives on Tuesday caved in to demands by President Barack Obama and agreed to advance legislation raising Washington's borrowing authority without conditions.
  • Clean energy progress too slow to limit global warming - report (It's all over now)

    04/17/2013 3:36:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/17/13 | Nina Chestney
    (Reuters) - The development of low-carbon energy is progressing too slowly to limit global warming, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday. With power generation still dominated by coal and governments failing to increase investment in clean energy, top climate scientists have said that the target of keeping the global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius this century is slipping out of reach. "The drive to clean up the world's energy system has stalled," said Maria van der Hoeven, the IEA's executive director, at the launch of the agency's report on clean energy progress. **SNIP** "Unless we...
  • Moraga: Gay teen denied Eagle Scout submits petition asking Boy Scouts to change policy

    10/20/2012 3:41:29 PM PDT · by redreno · 72 replies
    mercury news ^ | 10/19/2012 | rick hurd
    PLEASANT HILL -- A gay teenager denied his Eagle Scout award because of his sexuality turned in an online petition with more than 400,000 signatures Wednesday urging the National Boy Scouts of America to change its policies against allowing gay members. Ryan Andresen of Moraga marched into the front office of the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council on Ellinwood Way along with his parents and a former member of the same Boy Scout troop who came out as gay two weeks ago. Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, also attended and presented Andresen with a resolution honoring his achievements with the Boy Scouts....
  • We are all sinners. Be clean through the glory of the LORD. Praise Jesus!

    07/01/2012 10:50:00 PM PDT · by jesus4life · 10 replies
    Faith | God-inspired
    KNow the power of the LORD that comes through faith and obedience. We are all a work in progress. Let's work to progress, by praying daily to clean ourselves from sin.
  • President Obama leaves event promoting clean energy in a motorcade of 22 fossil-fueled vehicles

    01/26/2012 4:24:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Nevada Journal ^ | 1/26/12 | Kyle Gillis
    President Obama leaves event promoting clean energy in a motorcade of 22 fossil-fueled vehicles (video)
  • Direct Federal Subsidies to 'Clean' Energy Up 186.6%

    08/17/2011 5:22:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/17/11 | Andrew Herzog
    ( – In addition to the 2009 economic stimulus law which, among other things, created financial incentives for clean energy, a new report by the Department of Energy shows that direct federal subsidies to alternative energy increased 186.6 percent between 2007 and 2010, up from $5.1 billion to $14.6 billion. Around the same time the report was released, a large solar energy company in Massachusetts, touted by the Obama administration as benefiting from the economic stimulus, announced it was filing for bankruptcy.
  • Obama’s Suspicious Connections to Clean Tech Companies Receiving Federal Money

    06/29/2011 6:22:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/29/11 | Aubrey Vaughan
    Having friends in Washington is one of the quickest and dirtiest paths to success, but when President Barack Obama is the one helping you out by discriminately favoring your company's products over others, very few in the media seem to care. Flashback to the early 2000s during former President George Bush's first term. The mainstream media pounced on former Vice President Dick Cheney's association with Halliburton, an oil company for which Cheney once served as CEO. The Bush administration supposedly favored Halliburton by rewarding the company with a
  • Obama's worst gaffe yet - disgraces memory of fallen soldier.

    06/24/2011 7:53:59 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 195 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 23, 2011 | Barack Obama
  • Why Everything Is Dirtier

    05/11/2011 6:31:29 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 85 replies
    von Mises Institute ^ | 5.5.11 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    I'm old enough to have a vague memory of clothes so white that they were called bright. This happened despite the absence of additives — the ridiculous varieties of sprays and bottles and packets that festoon our cabinets today and that we throw into the wash to try to boost the cleaning power of our pathetic machines and increasingly useless laundry soap. Then, the other night, I experienced an amazing blast from the past. I added a quarter cup of trisodium phosphate (TSP) and otherwise "treated" nothing. The results were nothing short of mind-boggling. Everything was clean — clean in...
  • The U.S. EPA’s Regulatory Clean Air Benefit-Cost Estimates (30 free lunches for the price of 1?)

    04/01/2011 4:03:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies ^ | 4/1/11 | Garrett Vaughn
    Last August, the the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) graded itself on its enforcement of the Clean Air Act (CAA) in terms of economic benefit-cost analysis. Surprise not: EPA came up with an astounding $31 of clean air benefits for every dollar of cost. That, and Administrator Lisa Jackson can leap tall buildings in a single bound. Deja Vu: EPA’s 1997 Study Back in 1997, the EPA credited itself with providing $22.2 trillion in benefits at a cost of a half trillion dollars from enforcing the CAA from 1970 (when the EPA was established) through 1990 (when Congress amended...
  • EPA: Clean Air Act will save 230K lives and add $2 trillion to economy

    03/01/2011 11:26:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/1/11 | Andrew Restuccia
    In 2020, the Clean Air Act will prevent 230,000 premature deaths and result in $2 trillion in economic benefits, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported on Tuesday. The EPA report, required by law, assesses the costs and benefits of the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments, which overhauled the country’s premier air-pollution law and included restrictions on ozone and a range of toxic air pollutants. “The Clean Air Act’s decades-long track record of success has helped millions of Americans live healthier, safer and more productive lives,” EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said in a statement.
  • National Mall Left Spotless After Beck Rally (Video)

    08/28/2010 7:13:34 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 118 replies · 3+ views ^ | August 28, 2010 |
    National Mall Left Spotless After Beck Rally (Video)
  • The Okey Doke?? - Obama Stumps for Dems, but Not On Campaign Trail

    08/03/2010 10:12:12 AM PDT · by cruise_missile · 30 replies · 5+ views
    cbs news ^ | Aug. 3, 2010
    "They think that they can run the okey-doke on ya, bamboozle ya." -B.Obama
  • Obama invents new word: Epantsipation!

    He meant Emancipation
  • Shame keeps country squeaky clean

    06/07/2010 9:43:13 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 24 replies · 97+ views ^ | June 08, 2010 | Edition 1
    SINGAPORE: This country, where painting graffiti can get you caned and drug smugglers are hanged, is trying a new tactic against the city-state's litterbugs: embarrassing them in front of their neighbours. After studying the causes of littering for a year, the government yesterday boosted police patrols of "littering hot spots", added more and larger public rubbish bins and warned that two or more littering violations could lead to sentences of picking up litter in busy public areas while wearing a bright orange vest. "We will continue to take a tough stance towards litterbugs and improve the bin infrastructure," said Andrew...
  • Oil tax increase would help pay to clean up spills (Quadruple!)

    05/24/2010 2:35:02 PM PDT · by Natural Born 54 · 31 replies · 996+ views
    Breitbart / AP ^ | May 24, 2010 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    Responding to the massive BP oil spill, Congress is getting ready to quadruple—to 32 cents a barrel—a tax on oil used to help finance cleanups.
  • Administration comes clean, explains death panels

    04/28/2010 11:45:12 AM PDT · by aquapub · 15 replies · 909+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4-28-10 | Robert Moon
    Obama's Office of Management and Budget Director, Peter Orszag, has now indirectly admitted that ObamaCare will impose a system of rationing through the newly-created "Independent Payment Advisory Board."
  • Excessive-cleanliness-may-boost-allergies

    04/15/2010 10:42:31 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 25 replies · 702+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2010 | Jennifer Harper
    Put away the hand sanitizer. It's not necessarily the grime, dust bunnies, cat dander or pollen causing those miserable springtime allergies. The culprit actually may be too much cleanliness.
  • 7 Car Detailing Tips to Inexpensively Get Your Car Clean and Shiny (Video)

    09/03/2009 3:55:04 PM PDT · by wrrock · 13 replies · 1,090+ views
    cars ^ | 9/3/2009 | cars
    Learn some handy detailing secrets to keep the exterior of your vehicle clean. From keeping your tires shiny and avoiding dust between washes to removing the ever-present bird droppings, youll learn some tips that will help your car stay clean using common household products. Watch Video...
  • Soldiers Work with Iraqi Army Partners to Purify Baghdad Water

    08/16/2009 8:37:46 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 327+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Jon Soles, USA
    1st Lt. Matthew Mason shares a light moment with Iraqi Army 1st Lt. Munther Hassan Mubarak during a key leader engagement meeting at an IA station near Forward Operating Base Mahmudiyah, Aug. 11. Photo by Jon Soles, Multi-National Division – Baghdad. BAGHDAD — Soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard are working with the Iraqi Army to help bring clean water to citizens here through the use of solar-powered water filters. Soldiers of Company B, 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team met with Iraqi Army officers near Forward Operating Base Mahmudiyah, here, Aug. 11, to discuss...
  • Renovations Start on Iraqi Water Treatment Plant

    07/29/2009 4:21:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 382+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Joshua Risner, USA
    WASHINGTON, July 29, 2009 – Renovations have begun on a water treatment plant near the villages of Hitaween and Adamiyah, Iraq. Army Lt. Col. Mark Solomons, commander of the 1st Infantry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, receives a tour of the Hitaween, Iraq, water treatment plant, July 27, 2009. Coalition forces are funding some renovations to the facility, which will be carried out by Iraqi contractors. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Risner  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The sparsely populated, rural patch of land west of Baghdad relies heavily on the facility...
  • Airport Canals Flow Fresh Water Again

    07/28/2009 5:39:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 445+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Luke Koladish, USA
    Chief Petty Officer Edward M. Lubas examines the drive shaft of a canal pump along with Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority engineers outside Baghdad International Airport, July 23. Photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Koladish, 114th Public Affairs Detachment. BAGHDAD — A team from the 364th Civil Affairs Brigade (CAB) stood, July 23, at the edge of an empty canal that disappeared into the horizon.  They listened as the diesel back-up generator was fired up, popped, sputtered and then died. After a few adjustments were made by Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority mechanics, the pumps were primed. Water progressed from a muddy trickle...
  • Clean Water Flows to Ninewa Homes

    07/26/2009 1:15:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 462+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | 2nd Lt. Jeff Orban, USA
    The Tall Ashier water station manager inspects the flow of clean water from his station. Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held for two water stations built in the Qayyarah sub-district of Ninewa province, south of Mosul, July 23. Photo courtesy of 1st Cavalry Division. MOSUL — Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held for two water stations built in the Qayyarah sub-district of Ninewa province, south of Mosul, July 23. These projects will dramatically increase the amount of homes that receive water and are a part of an ongoing campaign to provide the people of Iraq with essential goods and services.The first ribbon...
  • Vanity, Gun Cleaning (That's right, guns. FReepers come runnin'!)

    07/26/2009 9:42:02 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 52 replies · 848+ views
    July 26, 2009 | Owl_Eagle
    I was beginning to google around for the answer to this question, but then I thought "Who knows more about guns than my fellow FReepers?" So, I have a Mossberg 500, and I figured today would be as good a day as any to clean it. Now, in the past I've used something called "Butch's Bore Shine" but I ran out last time and haven't remembered to pick any up. It's hotter than blazes outside and the skies could open up at any minute so I don't want to walk down to the gun store. Can I use WD40 instead?...
  • Clean Water Flows in Mosul Rural Areas

    07/08/2009 5:16:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 235+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pfc. Jared Sollars, USA
    Lt. Col. Michael Fadden, the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment commander, speaks with civilians hired to assist with the renovations of one of the water stations his civil affairs unit just finished renovating. Photo by Pfc. Jared Sollars, 145th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. MOSUL — In the rural areas outside this city, U.S. Soldiers are helping local villagers obtain running water by repairing and building water pumping stations in eight different locations of the Qayyarah Sub-District in Ninewa province. Four of the water stations were completed June 27, which included a ribbon cutting ceremony at each of those stations.Lt. Col....
  • Water Treatment Facility Opens West of Baghdad

    04/29/2009 5:16:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 226+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Dustin Roberts, USA
    BAGHDAD, April 29, 2009 – Close to a thousand families in the Khandari area west of the Iraqi capital now have clean water for everyday use, as the Khandari Water Treatment Facility opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 27 in the Abu Ghraib district. Kamil Abbas, chairman of the Abu Ghraib District Council, cuts the ribbon at a ceremony signifying the opening of the Khandari Water Treatment Facility in Abu Ghraib, Iraq, April 27, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dustin Roberts  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Contracted through the local government and Multinational Division Baghdad, the facility,...
  • Obama's pick for No. 2 spot at EPA withdraws

    03/25/2009 2:27:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 102 replies · 6,576+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 25, 2009 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's pick for the No. 2 post at the Environmental Protection Agency is removing himself from consideration. Jon Cannon, a professor of environmental law at the University of Virginia, says he is withdrawing as the nominee for deputy EPA administrator because of scrutiny surrounding the America's Clean Water Foundation.
  • Mark Hillman: 'Big Boy Britches' For Obama

    03/16/2009 10:46:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1,167+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 16, 2009 | Mark Hillman
    "The country looks to the President on occasions like this to be reassuring to the nation. Some Presidents do it well, some Presidents don't." That's how ABC's Peter Jennings assessed President George W. Bush's performance on Sept. 11, 2001. The criticism was superficial, shortsighted and unfair, given that President Bush's finest moments came in rallying the country after 9/11 - not scapegoating the previous administration. Bush didn't spend the next few months claiming that he "inherited" a national security mess, nor did he complain about the economy which faltered in two of the final three quarters under President Clinton before...
  • Real Man of Genius: Joe Biden

    02/25/2009 8:39:34 AM PST · by Dutchgirl · 8 replies · 704+ views
    Right Wing Video ^ | 12/24/09 | Right Wing Video
    video here
  • MSNBC runs anti-clean coal and Obama pro-clean coal ads back to back.

    02/04/2009 5:44:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 733+ views
    MSNBC | 2/04/09
    Now I'm confused. The anti-clean coal ad stated that there is no such thing as clean coal. The Hussein ad included video of him stumping for clean coal with the usual 'Yes we can' on the screen.
  • Citizens Beautify Streets of Abu T’shir

    01/19/2009 11:44:15 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 324+ views
    An Iraqi citizen participates in local community efforts to clean and repair their neighborhoods and communities in the Abu T'shir community of the Rashid District in southern Baghdad, Jan. 17, 2009. Photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Williams, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs. FOB FALCON — Local Iraqi citizens initiated beautification efforts in the communities of Abu T’shir, Hadar and Saha, sweeping up trash and debris and making basic repairs to sidewalks in the neighborhoods of southern Baghdad’s Rashid district during the month of January. The current security situation in Baghdad provides Iraqis in Abu T’shir the opportunity to beautify their...
  • Face of Defense: Soldier Keeps Base Clean, Functioning

    01/14/2009 3:35:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 269+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. Whitney Houston, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WAR EAGLE, Iraq, Jan. 14, 2009 – A Carbondale, Ill., native serving in Multinational Division Baghdad leads an Iraqi work force here that ensures daily maintenance and improvement for soldiers and others occupying the small northeastern Baghdad base. Army Spc. Joseph Cook marks a checklist of tasks to be done daily throughout Forward Operating Base War Eagle, Iraq, Jan. 12, 2009. U.S Army photo by Sgt. Whitney Houston   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “My day usually starts out with a handful of work orders that come into the mayor’s cell from throughout the FOB,...
  • Reporter's Notebook: Seeing How The Other Half Lives

    10/08/2008 7:05:37 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 110 replies · 4,025+ views
    CBS News ^ | 10-08-2008 | Dean Reynolds
    CBS News' : (NASHVILLE, TENN.) - After most of the previous 12 months covering Barack Obama's campaign for the presidency, it was interesting, instructive and, well, relaxing to follow John McCain for the last few days. The differences between the two are striking. Obama is the big time orator, McCain is the guy who struggles with a teleprompter or even note cards strategically placed nearby. Obama's crowds are larger, more enthusiastic. McCain's events are smaller, but to my eye, better choreographed. And now with the addition of Sarah Palin to some of his events, McCain can boast of crowds that...
  • Videos: McCain Releases "Clean Coal" Radio Ads

    09/29/2008 9:20:55 AM PDT · by Obamalujah · 2 replies · 315+ views
    Right Werds, Korrekt Speech ^ | 09/29/2008 | Bear Nichols
    Here are the videos for Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia:
  • Videos: Biden Against Clean Coal as McCain Starts Coalition to Protect Clean Coal in the US

    09/23/2008 11:18:04 AM PDT · by Obamalujah · 6 replies · 182+ views
    Right Werds, Korrekt Speech ^ | 09/23/2008 | Bear Nichols
    ARLINGTON, VA -- Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV), former Virginia Governor and Senator George Allen, former Congressman Scott McInnis (R-CO) and RNC Chairman Mike Duncan will announce the McCain-Palin campaign's Coalition to Protect Coal Jobs, a nationwide group including members of Congress, state government and other influential leaders. The coalition will help spread the message about the importance of clean coal technology and the advantages of tapping the country's vast coal reserves. As part of John McCain's "all of the above" energy plan, the Lexington Project, clean coal will be a strong component of the drive to energy independence. In...
  • Consumed with cleanliness? (implications on physical and mental health)

    09/14/2008 9:32:09 AM PDT · by devane617 · 21 replies · 271+ views
    BayNews9 ^ | 09/14/2008
    Health Team 9 Psychologist, Dr. Steve O'Brien says new research suggests being consumed with cleanliness can have implications on physical and mental health. Dr. O'Brien says cleanliness is definitely healthy, but the more obsessed someone is with 'grime fighting,' the more likely the immune system is being weakened. He says a weakened immune system can mean people are more likely to get sick, have more problems with allergies and asthma. He says a weakened immune system can also trigger more problems psychologically like anxiety and depression. Consumed with cleanliness?
  • Dimwittedness Might Actually Prevail (Palin Hit Piece)

    09/13/2008 2:01:55 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 72 replies · 184+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/13/08 | nhwingut
    While watching the Sarah Palin interview with Charlie Gibson Thursday night, and the coverage of the Palin phenomenon in general, I’ve gotten the scary feeling, for the first time in my life, that dimwittedness is not just on the march in the U.S., but that it might actually prevail. How is it that this woman could have been selected to be the vice presidential candidate on a major party ticket? How is it that so much of the mainstream media has dropped all pretense of seriousness to hop aboard the bandwagon and go along for the giddy ride?
  • CNN: Biden is the VP pick

    08/22/2008 9:45:25 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 934 replies · 2,277+ views
    Breaking on CNN
  • Fineman: Biden the Clear Frontrunner for VP

    08/19/2008 9:59:17 AM PDT · by freespirited · 72 replies · 274+ views
    MSDNC ^ | 8/18/08 | Howard Fineman
    Within the last few hours I've spoken with two of the finalists for the role of Barack Obama's running-mate, and to two other sources who are close to the process. My bottom line is this: Barring a big surprise or last-minute change of heart, the choice is likely to be Sen. Joe Biden of Deleware, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. He is a lively and feisty if unpredictable campaigner with working-class roots and a street-level feel for the hot spots of the globe — which he can use to go toe-to-toe with Sen. John McCain. "If I had to...
  • Team Introduces Water Sanitation to Afghan Village (ESSAYONS)

    08/05/2008 4:16:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 41+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Jean Duggan, USAF
    QALAT, Afghanistan, Aug. 5, 2008 – Provincial reconstruction team medics here introduced a water-sanitation process to village elders July 31 in the Shajoy district of Afghanistan’s Zabul province. A village elder sips purified water after Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team medics introduced a new water-sanitation process July 31, 2008, in the Shajoy district of Afghanistan’s Zabul province. The team chose Shajoy to test run the process, which creates clean drinking water for 300 families or about 5,000 people at just $5 per month after start-up costs. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jean Duggan, Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team   (Click photo...
  • Water Treatment Plant Benefiting 20,000 (ESSAYONS)

    07/25/2008 4:50:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 177+ views
    Four Iraqi children enjoy some fresh drinking water that’s now available in their community in northern Basrah Province. USACE photo by A. Al Bahrani. BASRAH — Al-Zierji, a town located in northern Basrah Province, has fresh drinking water for the first time ever. “This is one of seven USACE water projects in the province,” said James Hodges, chief construction representative with the Gulf Region Division’s Basrah Area Office. “The $1.2 million reverse-osmosis plant is providing potable water for more than 20,000 Iraqis. It was completed June 20 and is now fully operational, producing 200 cubic meters per hour.”Salah Ali, chief...
  • Philippines invests in clean coal

    07/01/2008 9:36:57 AM PDT · by xzins · 9 replies · 147+ views ^ | 30 Jun 08
    MANILA, Philippines, June 30 (UPI) -- The Philippines is pushing for clean coal technologies. Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes is calling for incentives supporting new technologies including "bridge fuel" to help avert a power crisis in the near future. Reyes said the government is supporting coal projects that use new technologies that will help to eliminate greenhouse gases. "I understand that this technology is widely used in many countries, like Korea, Germany, U.S. and Japan. Until such time that the renewables will come in and kick in and really be available on a commercial basis, then we still have to use...
  • Amazon Doomed By Too Much Clean Air

    05/07/2008 3:58:34 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 103+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-7-2008 | Roger Highfield
    Amazon doomed by too much clean air Last Updated: 12:01am BST 07/05/2008 The lungs of the planet - the Amazon - could be wiped out within half a century as a result of too much clean air, writes Roger Highfield. The vast rainforest, so crucial to the Earth's climate, is coming under threat from attempts to curb the pollution that causes acid rain, warn UK and Brazilian climate scientists. The Amazon rainforest is threatened by drought Their new study in Nature reports a link between reducing sulphur dioxide emissions from burning coal and increasing sea surface temperatures in the tropical...
  • Artesian Well Pumps Clean Water for Zambraniya, Bayjia

    04/16/2008 4:42:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 56+ views
    An Iraqi man drinks fresh water from an artesian well that was installed at the al-Hamza School in Bayjia, Iraq. The well was built using Commander’s Emergency Relief Program funds provided by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. DoD photo. FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU — Before an artesian well opened for use April 10, residents of Zambraniya and Bayjia were forced to drink directly from the Tigris River or travel up to 10 kilometers for drinking water. The new well, located at the al-Hamza School in Bayjia, is capable of producing 6000 gallons of fresh water per day...
  • Factories to shut to clean Beijing's air

    04/14/2008 1:07:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 126+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/14/08 | Stephen Wade - ap
    BEIJING - Construction will halt, heavy industries will close, and even spray painting will stop in order to clean Beijing's polluted air for the Olympics — an issue that suddenly has taken a back seat to political protests. An aggressive plan to temporarily shutter belching steel and chemical plants, cut back emissions by 30 percent at 19 heavy-polluting companies and stop excavation and pouring of concrete at hundreds of sites around the city was explained Monday by the city's Environmental Protection Bureau. "From the suggestions of experts we think that we need to take these measures to guarantee the air...
  • Ann Coulter: OBAMA'S DIMESTORE 'MEIN KAMPF' (how to handle white people)

    04/02/2008 3:00:26 PM PDT · by Syncro · 193 replies · 538+ views ^ | April 2, 2008 | Ann Coulter
    OBAMA'S DIMESTORE 'MEIN KAMPF'April 2, 2008 If characters from "The Hills" were to emote about race, I imagine it would sound like B. Hussein Obama's autobiography, "Dreams From My Father." Has anybody read this book? Inasmuch as the book reveals Obama to be a flabbergasting lunatic, I gather the answer is no. Obama is about to be our next president: You might want to take a peek. If only people had read "Mein Kampf" ... Nearly every page -- save the ones dedicated to cataloguing the mundane details of his life -- is bristling with anger at some imputed racist...
  • Water Treatment Facility Reopens, Clean Water Flows

    03/30/2008 11:04:14 AM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 281+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Capt. Allison Flannigan, USA
    A young boy cools off in a pool of clean water at the Mushada Water Treatment Plant March 26. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Allison Flannigan, 3rd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT). CAMP STRIKER — A ribbon-cutting ceremony March 26 marked the opening of the Mushada Water Treatment Plant, north of Mahmudiyah, a facility that will benefit thousands of area residents.Col. Muhammad, commander of 3rd Battalion, 25th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, and Col. Dominic Caraccilo, commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), attended the ceremony and spoke to visitors about the event.Following the speeches, Muhammad...