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  • First Presbyterian narrowly votes to stay with denomination.

    02/23/2014 11:28:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 23, 2014 | Mike Tolson |
    A hard-fought effort to move one of Houston's iconic Christian churches from its long-standing denomination to a new, more conservative group narrowly failed Sunday, with the congregation voting heavily in favor of the move but falling short of the supermajority needed for approval. The leadership of First Presbyterian Church, which was established shortly after Houston's founding, had unanimously endorsed the move from Presbyterian Church USA to the breakaway denomination called ECO, A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. The senior pastor, his staff, and the elected leaders from the congregation argued that PCUSA, the nation's largest Presbyterian body, had become too...
  • Greenpeace says Russia denies it Arctic access

    08/21/2013 10:50:07 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 21 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 08/21/2013 | AFP
    MOSCOW (AFP) -- Greenpeace said Wednesday that Russia had denied its ship access to Russian Arctic waters to hide the extent of its lucrative energy exploration work in the fragile ecosystem. The global environmental lobby group said its Arctic Sunrise icebreaker intended to enter the Northern Sea Route to protest at work being conducted jointly by Russia's Rosneft energy giant and its US partner ExxonMobil. Arctic Sunrise confronted the Rosneft-contracted Akademik Lazarev last week near the Barents Sea as the Russian vessel was performing powerful seismic sounding tests. The environmental watchdog said Russian authorities had refused it permission to enter...
  • The Sierra Club Exposed

    06/09/2013 7:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6/9/2013 | Marita Noon
    In a news cycle where the lack of transparency is revealed daily, it is refreshing when something previously opaque exposes its true motives. Such is the case for the Sierra Club and its desire to block oil and gas drilling. I’ve written many times on environmental groups’ influence over use of public lands and how they often use claims of some endangered flora or fauna as cover for their efforts to block any beneficial economic development, such as mineral extraction or agricultural activity. They cry about some critter when in fact it is really about control—control of public lands.
  • N.M. Senate Race Ad: Heinrich Too Extreme ( Obamacare taxes )

    09/05/2012 9:41:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jul 24, 2012 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Republican Heather Wilson, a candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, has a new ad criticizing her opponent, Democratic congressman Martin Heinrich, for voting twice for a medical device tax that Heinrich had noted himself would be bad for job creation. ... Wilson, a former member of the House, is running to replace retiring Democrat Jeff Bingaman in the Senate.
  • Want to See the Human-Sized Hobbit House That Costs Less Than $5,000 to Build?

    11/25/2011 9:24:01 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 56 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 11242011 | Liz Klimas
    This is not some set left over from The Lord of the Rings. This hobbit house is an honest-to-goodness man-sized home. Not only does it fit a family of four, but it cost just over $4,650 to build.
  • Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf Show Lackluster Sales in February

    03/04/2011 12:37:34 PM PST · by Sneakyuser · 39 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 3/3/2011 | Megan McArdle
    Autoblog reports that the Chevy Volt sold 281 units in February, down from 321 in February. Meanwhile, sales of the Nissan Leaf dropped from 87 to 67. The trend seems pretty dismal: . . . here's the big scorecard for all sales of these vehicles thus far: Volt: 928 Leaf: 173 Ouch.
  • Seasonal energy-saving tips and answers to eco-questions

    12/21/2010 2:21:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 21, 2010 | Monica Eng
    As we celebrate this season of gifts, gatherings and light, we'll probably also use extra energy, travel extra miles and buy things people don't need. Drat..... Q. Which method of shopping has the smallest carbon footprint and uses less energy: store shopping or online shopping? A. Both forms of shopping add to carbon dioxide emissions that end up trapping heat in the atmosphere and contributing to climate change. But the exact impact depends on a lot of factors, including the shipping method, the weight and number of your items, the number of miles you'd travel to the store, your mode...
  • Frito Lay to Scrap Loud SunChips Bag

    10/05/2010 3:13:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 5, 2010 | KAREN RUSSO
    Ladies and gentleman, somehow, over the loud, crinkling noise, FritoLay hears you. And changes are coming. About 18 months after the company unveiled its new 100 percent compostable packaging for SunChips, the company has said it will transition back to the original packing for five of its six flavors. The original, plain flavored chips will still be sold in the eco-friendly wrappers.
  • 3 hostages safe, gunman shot, killed at Discovery

    09/01/2010 3:07:31 PM PDT · by Dacula · 36 replies
    WTOP ^ | September 1, 2010 - 5:43pm | wtop
    SILVER SPRING, Md. - Montgomery County Police have shot and killed a gunman who held several people hostage in the Discovery Communications building in Silver Spring for nearly four hours Wednesday.
  • Extraordinary solar yacht almost complete

    02/25/2010 6:09:11 AM PST · by · 6 replies · 786+ views ^ |
    All the yacht admirers are eagerly awaiting the launch of the catamaran-style solar yacht by its builders – PlanetSolar. This novel concept of yacht involves utilization of solar power with the help of 500 square meters of solar panels. However, another unique part of this news is the interesting itinerary that the yacht is expected to make around the world following its release in Germany on February 25.
  • USDA lists 'concerns' about Tester wilderness bill (MT)

    12/18/2009 12:54:16 AM PST · by This_far · 179+ views
    Montana Standard ^ | 12/17/2009 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says its has several concerns about Sen. Jon Tester's plan to create more wilderness and mandate more logging in Montana's national forests. Speaking at a hearing Thursday, a top Agriculture Department official says Tester's bill would require logging levels in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest that are ``not reasonable'' and may be unachievable. Harris Sherman, an Agriculture undersecretary who oversees the Forest Service, also said he was concerned at the bill's cost and mandates that he said could create a harmful precedent for other national forests. Tester's bill would add 600,000 acres of Montana wilderness,...
  • New Documentary Challenges Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth' on Global Warming

    11/21/2009 12:15:46 PM PST · by Marty62 · 12 replies · 580+ views
    Fox News ^ | update 11-21-2009 | Fox
    Al Gore's award-winning global warming film "An Inconvenient Truth," socked two years ago by a British court ruling that found several errors, is facing additional scrutiny with the release of a new documentary that seeks to rebut many of Gore's claims. In Gore's film, directed by Davis Guggenheim and released in 2006, the former vice president argues that humans are causing climate change, a problem he says is the biggest moral challenge facing the globe. If humans don't act to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, Gore contends, the deaths caused by climate change will double in 25 years to...
  • How your pet is killing the planet (Enviro-nuts say dog = SUV)

    10/26/2009 8:51:16 AM PDT · by Callahan · 88 replies · 2,075+ views
    Salon ^ | 10/26/09 | Andrew Leonard
    New book -- "Time to Eat the Dog" -- claims golden retrievers have the same carbon footprint as SUVs As provocative titles go, "Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living," is a doozy, guaranteed to ensure outrage and oodles of provocative blog post headlines. As summarized in The Telegraph, New Zealand-based authors Robert and Brenda Vale have calculated the carbon footprint of pet-ownership and arrived at some disturbing conclusions. A medium-sized dog has the same impact as a Toyota Land Cruiser driven 6,000 miles a year, while a cat is equivalent to a Volkswagen Golf.... [The...
  • Can America Afford to 'Go Green'?

    04/24/2009 4:05:33 AM PDT · by rmarley · 21 replies · 769+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 22, 2009 | DAN HARRIS
    Strange-looking synthetic trees that suck carbon dioxide out of the air. Algae that can turn into gas. A candy factory fueled by methane from a local dump. At an Earth Day celebration in Newton, Iowa, today, President Obama said the United States must lead the world in renewable energy. He said his energy plan would simultaneously help the environment and the economy.
  • Police warn of growing threat from eco-terrorists

    11/19/2008 12:55:59 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 757+ views
    The Observer ^ | November 9 2008 | Mark Townsend and Nick Denning
    Fear of deadly attack by lone maverick as officers alert major firms to danger of green extremism. Police have warned of the growing threat of eco-terrorism after revealing they are investigating a group which has supporters who believe that reducing the Earth's population by four-fifths will help to protect the planet. Officers from a specialist unit dedicated to tackling domestic terrorism are monitoring an eco-movement called Earth First! which has advocates who state that cutting the Earth's population by 80 per cent will ease pressure on other species. Officers are concerned a 'lone maverick' eco-extremist may attempt a terrorist attack...
  • A biologist reviews an evolution textbook from the ID camp

    09/26/2008 1:51:12 AM PDT · by Soliton · 6 replies · 416+ views
    Ars Tecnica ^ | September 24, 2008 | John Timmer
    The Discovery Institute, as indicated by its wedge document, wishes to eliminate science's focus on natural causes. The group views this focus as the source of society's increasing materialism, which makes it anathema in the belief system of Discovery's members. Stephen C. Meyer, the lead author of EE, heads the Discovery Institute and is mentioned by name in the wedge document, as is coauthor Paul Nelson. Evolution has been singled out for special ire by Discovery, as it provides an explanation for the origin of humanity based solely on natural processes. Although the ID movement has not developed a research...
  • Ecotowns: for and against...British "slum estates of the future..."

    06/15/2008 7:30:42 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 14 replies · 487+ views
    The Times of London ^ | June 15, 2008 | Richard Girling
    This is how it will be. Across the fair face of Albion, to the ringing of bells and the soft murmur of doves, appears a leafy flush of eco-towns. They are sun-dappled utopias, urban dreamworlds in which no human need is unfulfilled. Wildlife romps through bird-loud glades. People work at home or in business parks to which they can stroll or cycle. Public transport is swift, efficient and free, so cars are not needed. Community sports hubs, leisure and cultural facilities are so abundant that nobody wants to leave the town anyway. Children walk safely to schools in which the...
  • Eco-Crap: Paper versus reusable plates/cups???

    04/25/2008 2:37:31 PM PDT · by agooga · 33 replies · 1,137+ views
    Does anyone have a link, example or opinion about the "eco costs" associated with eating off of paper plates versus porcelain ones in the work place? Pretty fine-tuned debate, I know, but a co-worker was making a big point today of not eating lunch at work off the provided paper plates. I mentioned that it might actually be less "damaging" to the environment not to have everyone standing in line at the sink with the hot water running washing their plates after lunch. She was not buying it, but hell, I don't know if I was either. Your thoughts?
  • FBI: Eco-Terrorism Remains No. 1 Domestic Terror Threat

    04/01/2008 4:35:40 PM PDT · by BGHater · 24 replies · 153+ views
    Fox News ^ | 31 Mar 2008 | Fox News
    For nearly seven years, the nation has turned its terror focus on Al Qaeda and the hunt for Usama bin Laden. But there is a domestic terror threat that federal officials still consider priority No. 1 — eco-terrorism. The torching of luxury homes in the swank Seattle suburb of Woodinville earlier this month served as a reminder that the decades-long war with militant environmentalists on American soil has not ended. "It remains what we would probably consider the No. 1 domestic terrorism threat, because they have successfully continued to conduct different types of attacks in and around the country," said...
  • Lawn-watering spat leads to death

    11/01/2007 3:27:45 AM PDT · by martyboy · 27 replies · 78+ views
    CNN ^ | Oct 31 2007 | CNN
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