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  • Environmentalists plan logging to restore redwood forests

    04/22/2018 5:12:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 36 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | April 17, 2018 | Paul Rogers
    Environmentalists who have fought loggers for generations have a surprising new strategy to save California’s storied old-growth redwood forests: Logging. Save the Redwoods League, a venerable San Francisco organization that has preserved more than 214,000 acres of redwood forest since it was founded in 1918, is embarking on a $5 million plan to thin out 10,000 acres of redwoods, Douglas fir, tan oaks and other trees. The logging will begin at Redwood National Park and Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park near the Oregon border over the next five years. After that, the group plans to thin forests in nearby...
  • Every Bad Thing We Will Avoid By Rejecting the Paris Climate Accords

    The president is expected to formally announce this week that the U.S. will exit the Paris climate agreement, a move that will have negligible impact on the environment but will have major benefits for the U.S. economy. The Paris climate agreement was deeply flawed from its start. It was legally and constitutionally suspect, based on politics rather than science, and contained unrealistic goals. It promised not only a dramatic expansion of the administrative state and a huge increase in the regulatory burden on American businesses, it threatened to put the brakes on U.S. economic output at a time when most...
  • Delingpole: Climate Mob Threatens Trump – ‘Quit Paris And You’re Toast!’

    05/30/2017 10:47:53 AM PDT · by blam · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-30-2017 | James Delingpole
    The international climate mob have made President Trump an offer he can’t refuse: “Stay in Paris – or the U.S. gets it!” Among the threats made so far, should the president honor his election trail promise to quit the UN Paris climate agreement. The U.S. will lose $6 trillion worth of jobs in “clean” energy. The U.S. will become a “rogue country”. The U.S. will be removed from Angela Merkel’s Weihnachtskarte list. The U.S. may become the victim of further weaponized handshakes and other typically Gallic “your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries” insults from prepubescent...
  • One of Trump's First Decisions After the Election... [WOW!! Ebell in the EPA!!)

    11/11/2016 4:45:56 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 197 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | Nov. 10, 2016- | Kayla Brandon
    Donald Trump's transition team is preparing for the billionaire businessman to take over as commander in chief, they're ruffling a few feathers along the way. Scientific American reports Trump has selected climate change critic, Myron Ebell, to lead his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team. Ebell, who's the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, has been described by Newsweek as a fierce opponent of climate change, which the publisher calls “entirely at odds with scientific consensus.” David Goldston, a policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, explained that...
  • EPA admits banning coal plants won’t impact global warming

    09/25/2013 2:25:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/25/13 | Michael Bastasch
    The Obama administration is effectively banning the construction of new coal-fired power plants, a move officials admit will have little to no impact on global warming. “The EPA does not anticipate that this proposed rule will result in notable CO2 emission change … by 2022,” the agency writes in its proposal to limit greenhouse gas emissions. “EPA knows there aren’t benefits,” Dan Simmons, director of regulatory and state affairs at the Institute for Energy Research, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “EPA and environmentalists are being disingenuous when they claim this rule will have an impact on the climate or...
  • Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Days Before Earthquake

    05/19/2011 5:42:43 PM PDT · by blam · 44 replies · 1+ views
    TMO ^ | 5-19-2011 | Chris Kitze
    Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Days Before Earthquake Politics / Environmental Issues May 18, 2011 - 01:15 PM By: Chris Kitze Infrared emissions above the epicentre increased dramatically in the days before the devastating earthquake in Japan, say scientists Geologists have long puzzled over anecdotal reports of strange atmospheric phenomena in the days before big earthquakes. But good data to back up these stories has been hard to come by. In recent years, however, various teams have set up atmospheric monitoring stations in earthquake zones and a number of satellites are capable of sending back data about the state of...
  • EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    03/28/2011 10:15:23 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 28 mar 2011 | Bruno Waterfield,
    Cars will be banned from London and all other cities across Europe under a draconian EU masterplan to cut CO2 emissions by 60 per cent over the next 40 year. The European Commission on Monday unveiled a "single European transport area" aimed at enforcing "a profound shift in transport patterns for passengers" by 2050. The plan also envisages an end to cheap holiday flights from Britain to southern Europe with a target that over 50 per cent of all journeys above 186 miles should be by rail. Top of the EU's list to cut climate change emissions is a target...
  • Last Chance To Whac-A-Nancy. More Fun Than Whac-A-Mole.

    01/04/2011 4:26:02 PM PST · by joeclarke · 10 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 01/04/2011 | JoeClarke.Net
    Nancy Pelosi has "no regrets," after serving as one of the most flamboyant Speakers in American history. I have regrets. I recall her saying back in 2007, when she took over the House, that she, "had the gavel now," and "the power." It was a very dark day in American history when Ms. Pelosi was elected by the very same media and socialist electorate who would later, unthinkably, promote Barack Obama to the Presidency of the United States. Let's all take a breath and a sigh of relief as we watch our American Evita return to her 25 million...
  • scientists after finding almost no trace of disease in Egyptian mummies

    10/15/2010 5:08:41 AM PDT · by facedodge · 73 replies · 4+ views ^ | 15th October 2010 | Fiona Macrae
    Cancer is a man-made disease fuelled by the excesses of modern life, a study of ancient remains has found. Tumours were rare until recent times when pollution and poor diet became issues, the review of mummies, fossils and classical literature found. A greater understanding of its origins could lead to treatments for the disease, which claims more than 150,000 lives a year in the UK. Michael Zimmerman, a visiting professor at Manchester University, said: 'In an ancient society lacking surgical intervention, evidence of cancer should remain in all cases. 'The virtual absence of malignancies in mummies must be interpreted as...
  • How Enviros Obstruct the Border Patrol

    09/11/2010 7:28:58 AM PDT · by AuntB · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September, 2010 | Tom Bethell
    ... almost everyone else, missed the real story: migrants and drug smugglers (marijuana, mainly) are attracted to parts of Arizona for a specific reason. On these federal lands, environmental regulations prevent the Border Patrol from doing its job. That's what the mainstream media won't report. .... The U.S. side of the border with Mexico is about 60 percent private land and 40 percent federal. "Almost all" of the migrants and drug smugglers come across federal lands, protected by stringent "wilderness" designations or endangered species rules. The Mexicans are all but invited to come in and trample down the wilderness, which...
  • Pa. Homeland Security Document Talks Of Possible 'Environmental Extremists'

    09/10/2010 4:48:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies
    The Pittsburgh Channel ^ | September 9, 2010
    PITTSBURGH -- An intelligence bulletin from the Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security is circulating on the Internet, and it quotes the FBI as saying that "environmental extremists" are likely to become an increasing threat to energy companies. Gov. Ed Rendell's press secretary, Gary Tuma, confirmed to Channel 4 Action News on Thursday that the document is real. "Five acts of vandalism over the last two weeks," Tuma said. "Two of those involved firearms -- firing of shotguns that put holes in equipment at Marcellus Shale drilling sites." He cited incidents of trespassing, theft and vandalism, including shots fired at Marcellus...
  • RVs Dumping Human Waste on Venice Streets - (Los Angeles, CA)

    08/26/2010 5:55:05 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 77 replies · 2+ views
    KTLA-TV ^ | August 26, 2010 | Mary Beth McDade
    Authorities in Venice have removed about a dozen RVs from one neighborhood after complaints about human waste being dumped on the street. HazMat crews cleaned up the area around Rose and Third avenues Tuesday night after receiving complaints from Venice residents and activists. The LAPD then made the owners of about 12 RVs move them out out of the area. A local activist known as "Boston Dawna" said no one was cited. She said the RVs were back in the same spots by Wednesday morning. A woman who allegedly uncapped a sewage tank on an RV on Pacific Avenue near...
  • Endangered Animal Horning In on Arizona Border Security (Feds newest excuse for not enforcing laws)

    07/15/2010 7:45:50 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies
    fox news ^ | 7/15/2010 | Judson Berger
    If not for an elusive, antelope-like creature in the Arizona desert, the Department of Homeland Security might have a much easier time cracking down on illegal immigration in hotbeds along the border. The Sonoran Pronghorn, which roams in Arizona, is an endangered species on the verge of extinction. As a result, environmentalists and governmental stewards have been repeatedly blocking Customs and Border Protection from expanding border technology in their habitat -- despite complaints that illegal immigrants are taking advantage of the security gap and doing plenty of harm to the environment in the process. Concerns about a host of species...
  • Illegal Immigrants Trash Sonora Desert, Outside Tuscon, AZ

    05/22/2010 1:04:44 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies · 1,079+ views ^ | 5-21-2010 | Snarkey Basterd
    This revealing note, with sickening photographs, is making the email and message board rounds this week. I don’t know the source, but after my uncle-in-law (who lives in Tuscon) sent the email version to us, I found the message here and here (and, no, that last one isn’t brought to you by striPPers … but by strIpers, as in fisherdoods). It’s about the degradation of Arizona soil (and yours will be next) by thousands, if not millions, of illegal aliens who cross the border into this country via the Sonora Desert, not that pResident Barack “The Zero” Obama would do...
  • BP 'may stem oil with golf balls and tyres'

    05/10/2010 5:32:21 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 31 replies · 1,454+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 10 May 2010
    BP officials desperate to stem a huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are considering stuffing the well with golf balls and tyres, it was revealed. BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said the so-called "junk shot" of debris was one option after previous attempts to stem the flow failed. A growing slick from the BP-leased rig is threatening an environmental disaster along US coasts.Some 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) of oil a day are flowing into the sea. Mr Suttles said it may be possible to stem the flow by blocking the well's failed blowout preventer. "We have some...
  • MMS Approved 27 Gulf Drilling Operations After BP Disaster

    05/08/2010 11:22:56 PM PDT · by FTJM · 17 replies · 973+ views
    Center for Biological Diversity ^ | May 8, 2010 | Press Release
    MMS Approved 27 Gulf Drilling Operations After BP Disaster 26 Were Exempted From Environmental Review, Including Two to BP Salazar's "Moratorium" on New Drilling Permits Allows Continuation of the Same Flawed Environmental Exemption Process that Allowed the BP Catastrophe TUCSON, Ariz.— Even as the BP drilling explosion which killed eleven people continues to gush hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil per day into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Department of Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) has continued to exempt dangerous new drilling operations from environmental review. Twenty-seven new offshore drilling projects have been approved since April 20, 2010;...
  • Sarah Palin courageously leads on domestic drilling

    05/03/2010 6:18:33 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 17 replies · 708+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | May 3, 2010 at 7:55 AM CDST | Josh Painter
    Dan Calabrese, writing in The North Star National, sees the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and the resulting oil spill as a good test of spine stiffness for the GOP. One Republican, he says, has passed the test, and it’s Sarah Palin, as usual, but Calabrese is not encouraged by the signs he's seeing from others in the Shy Elephant Party: A day after pundit Charles Krauthammer declared “drill, baby, drill” to be history in light of the spill, and two days after the Obama Administration halted all domestic drilling (gee, what a surprise), Palin came out and invoked her moral...
  • Democrats Waste No Opportunity: Call Oil Soaked Gulf of Mexico 'Lake Palin'

    05/02/2010 8:22:33 PM PDT · by Retired Intelligence Officer · 63 replies · 1,877+ views
    Liberal unethical democrats are using a massive disaster like this to attack Palin over Drill Baby Drill which Palin is right and we still need to continue doing so. Calling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico 'Lake Palin' is a opportunity to smear not just her but tie the whole Petroleum Industry to her which is unfair and shows that they see her as a greatest threat to Obama in 2012. This is going to far and Palin had absolutely nothing to do with this. On all political websites and liberal blogs, liberals are taking the opportunity to attack Palin's...
  • Congressman Hank Johnson (D): If Guam gets too overpopulated, it might tip over!! (Video)

    And this is the mentality of our lawmakers representing us? No wonder this country is in shambles. These are the brilliant people regulating our industry folks. This is a must see video of what our politicians are lacking in Washington, and that's common sense and education. I am at a loss for words for this fine displacement of intellect. Watch the video, especially at the 1:20 mark:
  • Cap & Tax for North Little Rock (ICLEI Mayor Pat Hayes forces "smart grid")

    02/05/2010 7:56:38 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 11 replies · 703+ views
    Little Rock Immigration Examiner | 020510 | me
    Cap & Tax for North Little Rock Some more video of the North Little Rock Council Meeting and the decision of Ward 3. _________________________________ On January 11th, the North Little Rock City Council approved R10-01, the Integrated Resource Plan to be implemented immediately. A presentation was made by Mike Russ of the North Little Rock Electric Department. The presentation was made quickly and had no handouts for the public, but there were slides of their plan shown at the meeting. The plan involves creating a "smart grid" adding "smart meters" "programs to control powerload", and ways NLR can "reduce it's...