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  • Hydro Power Not So "Green", More Enviro-Whacko Idiocy

    02/28/2005 4:41:10 AM PST · by nuke rocketeer · 25 replies · 710+ views
    SpaceDaily.com ^ | 2/25/05 | Duncan Graham-Rowe
    Hydro's Dirty Secret Revealed Hydroelectric dams produce significant amounts of carbon dioxide and methane, and in some cases produce more of these greenhouse gases than power plants running on fossil fuels. by Duncan Graham-Rowe London, UK (SPX) Feb 25, 2005 Contrary to popular belief, hydroelectric power can seriously damage the climate. Proposed changes to the way countries' climate budgets are calculated aim to take greenhouse gas emissions from hydropower reservoirs into account, but some experts worry that they will not go far enough, reports New Scientist. The green image of hydro power as a benign alternative to fossil fuels is...
  • INHOFE SAYS INTELLIGENCE REFORM BILL OVERLOOKS MAJOR ISSUES

    12/11/2004 12:47:59 PM PST · by JustAnotherSavage · 85 replies · 1,390+ views
    INHOFE SAYS INTELLIGENCE REFORM BILL OVERLOOKS MAJOR ISSUES Wednesday, December 8, 2004 WASHINGTON--U.S. Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) today voted against the final passage of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (S.2845), which was eventually approved by the Senate (89-2). "Today I joined the majority of our Oklahoma delegation in voting against the final passage of this bill," Inhofe said. "While there where many provisions I agreed with, unfortunately there were also glaring omissions that where impossible to overlook and caused me to oppose final passage. "Stripped from the final version of this bill were five provisions...
  • Oregon Coast Salmon Listing Invalidated: Ninth Circuit Dismisses Appeal of Landmark Alsea Case

    02/24/2004 8:43:20 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 13 replies · 246+ views
    US Newswire ^ | Feb. 24 04 | Pacific LEgal Foundation
    Bogus ESA Protections for 'Wild' Salmon Must Go 2/24/04 5:37:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: Dawn Collier, 916-362-2833, Russell C. Brooks, 425-576-0484, both of the Pacific Legal Foundation PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 24 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Claiming victory for "good science and common sense," Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Russ Brooks today hailed a decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that effectively invalidates, once again, the listing of the Oregon Coast coho salmon as a "threatened species" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The case is Alsea Valley Alliance v. Evans, the most ground-breaking environmental decision of the last...
  • Teens held for smashing 'decadent' SUVs

    01/29/2004 7:33:41 AM PST · by softengine · 26 replies · 1,943+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 29, 2004
    A teenage self-described environmental guerrilla led a group of peers in vandalizing almost 50 sport utility vehicles in Houston, police charge. According to the Houston Chronicle, local law-enforcement authorities say the group, led by Randall W. Heinrichs, 18, smashed windows and slashed tires on SUVs in north Harris County, Texas, from October through December. Capt. Rick Brass says Heinrichs "talks about how [SUVs] are environmentally unfriendly [and] decadent," the paper reported. The officer says the teenager has a "personal hatred" for sport utility vehicles. Heinrichs is on probation for felony arson in a flag-burning case. While Heinrichs was nabbed Jan....
  • Terrorists with Tofu breath - Michelle Malkin

    11/18/2003 9:20:05 PM PST · by kattracks · 29 replies · 763+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 11/19/03 | Michelle Malkin
    They are bomb-throwing Birkenstock brats. Wolves in hemp clothing. Enemies of scientific progress. Inveterate haters of humanity. They are environmental extremists and animal rights zealots. They are running loose. And they are endangering us all. of a sustained campaign of intimidation, harassment and violence by anti-science thugs. No one was hurt in the northern California attacks, but the bomb blasts struck terror in researchers at both The national press, which has put a happy green face on the environmental movement for three decades, has largely ignored a recent rising tide of violence being waged by eco-nuts across the country --...
  • Pine trees may help create smog, acid rain (The trees are killing us!)

    03/16/2003 8:15:20 PM PST · by FatherOfLiberty · 25 replies · 1,503+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) ^ | 3/13/2003 | Danny Kingsley
                Pine trees may help create smog, acid rainThursday, 13 March  2003 Could pine trees be making things worse? Latest research suggests they contribute to smog  Rather than being a global warming solution, pine trees may be inducing smog and acid rain by releasing vast amounts of nitrogen oxide into the air, researchers have discovered. Under some circumstances, needles from Scots pine trees can release nitrogen oxides directly into the atmosphere, according to a report in today's issue of the journal, Nature. A team led by Professor Pertti Hari of the University of Helsinki...
  • Parents of sisters crushed by police SUV arrive from Paris

    02/24/2003 5:27:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 127 replies · 435+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | February 24, 2003 | KARL ROSS AND ANDREA ELLIOTT kross@herald.com
    The parents of two French sisters crushed by a police sports utility vehicle as they sunned in Miami Beach arrived in Miami from Paris late Sunday and rushed to the hospital to see their surviving daughter. City officials greeted Claude and Marina Tunc at Miami International Airport and drove them to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Investigators, meanwhile, tried to piece together how the Miami Beach police SUV ran over the two sisters: Stephanie Tunc, 27, who was killed, and Sandrine Tunc, 26, who was in critical condition at Jackson. Beachgoers who witnessed the incident said the women were visible before the...
  • Global Warming(-34 in New York;MIAMI SETS RECORD COLD }

    01/18/2003 6:38:40 PM PST · by SeeRushToldU_So · 58 replies · 342+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 01/18/2003 | Drudge
    Saturday morning was frigid. From Boston to Washington, the mercury plunged into the single digits. These readings have not been seen in 3 years, thanks to the past 2 relatively docile winters. If that was not cold enough, residents of Saranac Lake, N.Y., awoke to a low of 34 below zero.
  • Do as we say not as we do! Sierra Club Hipocracy! (my title)

    01/13/2003 8:29:19 AM PST · by freepyone · 37 replies · 515+ views
    Personal Email | 1/13/2003 | Freepyone
    You can't ask for a better admission of hipocracy than what we've received from the wackos at the Sierra Club. The email was sent to their enviromental911 address as a polical statement against their employees owning multiple homes in the states. Please read the email chain below (emails have been put in chronological order for ease of reading): From: M&T Karcher [karchers@thekarchergroup.com] To:environmental911@sierraclub.org Subject: Homes 01/08/2003 03:52 PM I read an article that said some of the people who work for your organization have more thean one home. A second home can waste more than twelve times the energy of...
  • Ark of hope

    12/18/2002 7:08:43 PM PST · by itsahoot · 4 replies · 374+ views
    Ark of Hope-side viewPeople driving up rural Route 14 in East Brookfield, Vermont this week were surprised by an unusual caravan making its way slowly down the road. Four people pushed and pulled a small nursery cart, carrying a mysterious Ark, painted with bright colors, so beautiful that it causes you to stop and pause in wonder at the inspiration that would create such a beautiful thing, only to walk it down a lonely road.
  • ELF (Earth Liberation Front) admits to arson

    09/10/2002 6:43:36 AM PDT · by robowombat · 44 replies · 578+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/10/2002 | Audrey Hudson
    ELF admits to arson Audrey Hudson THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published 9/10/2002 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An extremist environmental group is taking credit for torching a Forest Service laboratory in August and is threatening more violence against the agency. The Earth Liberation Front (ELF) caused $700,000 in damage and destroyed 70 years of research at the Irvine, Pa., facility. "In pursuance of justice, freedom, and equal consideration for all innocent life across the board, segments of this global revolutionary movement are no longer limiting their revolutionary potential by adhering to a flawed, inconsistent, non-violent ideology," the group said last week in an e-mail from...
  • Kyoto Pact Under Threat (SPASIBA RUSSKII DRUGII!)

    08/30/2002 1:18:37 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 91 replies · 410+ views
    Sky News ^ | August 30, 2002 | Sky News
    Russia has warned it may not ratify the Kyoto protocol. Such a move would effectively kill off the international pact against global warming already rejected by the United States. "There is a risk. There is a risk, without a doubt," Deputy Minister Mukhamed Tsikanov of the Ministry for Economic Development and Trade said at the Earth Summit. "Because...we don't have the economic stimulus, the economic interest in the Kyoto Protocol," he said, although he added that, for the moment, the plan in Moscow was still to ratify. Moscow hoped to earn billions of dollars by selling "rights to pollute" under...
  • Frigid South Pole Atmosphere Reveals Flaw in Global Circulation Models

    08/29/2002 1:30:51 PM PDT · by masterantimtv · 33 replies · 5,770+ views
    Newsfilter.org ^ | 08/29/02 | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Atmospheric measurements made at Earth's geographic poles provide a convenient way of validating and calibrating global circulation models. Such measurements also might provide some of the first conclusive evidence of global change in the middle and upper atmospheres. But new data shows that the current models are wrong: Temperatures over the South Pole are much colder in winter than scientists had anticipated.
  • Group Sues to Block Navy Sonar

    08/08/2002 5:52:16 AM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies · 274+ views
    AP ^ | August 8, 2002 | COLLEEN VALLES
    Group Sues to Block Navy Sonar By COLLEEN VALLES Associated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Environmentalists have taken aim at a powerful low-frequency sonar system used by the U.S. Navy, which they say can strand, or even kill, marine mammals. A coalition of environmental groups led by the Natural Resources Defense Council sued the Navy and the National Marine Fisheries Service in federal court Wednesday to block the use of the system, which identifies enemy submarines. The groups say the sonar can interfere with marine mammals' communication systems. In July, the fisheries service, a division of the National Oceanic...
  • Protecting squid before sailors

    07/29/2002 7:06:00 AM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies · 175+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2002 | Michelle Malkin
    July 27, 2002 Protecting squid before sailors Michelle Malkin Osama bin Laden gets help from the strangest creatures. As America's military struggles to prepare its forces for the War on Terror, radical environmentalists are using marine life — whales, dolphins and even squid — to try to block sea-based training exercises and technological innovations needed to ensure combat readiness. Earlier this year, the Navy and Defense Department asked Congress to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The federal law was passed in 1972 to protect ocean life. But its poor wording and ridiculously broad standards undermine our armed forces and...
  • Council poised to vote on goats

    07/25/2002 6:37:21 AM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies · 221+ views
    Pasadena Star News ^ | July 24, 2002 | Lisa Faught
    Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 Council poised to vote on goats By Lisa Faught Staff Writer MONROVIA - The City Council was poised to decide on whether to allow a herd of 400 goats to clear dense brush in the hillsides, but had not decided by late Tuesday night. To combat the threat of wildfires, the city had proposed deploying the goats for two months to Ruby Canyon, known for its steep terrain. The proposal had gotten the goat of several local residents, who feared the herd would devastate one of the most environmentally pristine spots in the foothills. Although...
  • Rancher Wins Fight for Rights

    06/10/2002 7:54:16 AM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies · 189+ views
    The New American ^ | June 7, 2002 | Wayne Hage
    Rancher Wins Fight for Rights by Wayne Hage Rancher Wayne Hage's decade-long struggle for his property rights resulted in a significant victory this year in the United States Court of Federal Claims. On January 29, 2002, the United States Court of Federal Claims handed down a decision promising to have a widespread impact on the debate over western lands and property rights in general. It also has much to do with government accountability and the federal land management agencies that, under the color of law, have been carrying out a campaign of unlawful actions to harass ranchers and drive them...
  • Feds to Homeowners: Make Room for a View

    05/03/2002 3:46:43 PM PDT · by countrydummy · 40 replies · 1,231+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, September 14, 2000 | Adrienne Mand
    Feds to Homeowners: Make Room for a View Sheila Davis has lived near the beach in Florida, but she chose to raise her family in Hinton, W.Va., a city nestled along the New River in an area known for its railroad history and national historic district. She owns an acre of land where she shares her mobile home with three teenage daughters and her husband and plans to build a log cabin. But a road improvement plan that ballooned into a federal park project has threatened to force Davis and dozens of other Hinton residents from their homes, all to...
  • The Skeptical Enviromentalist Replies

    04/17/2002 7:46:28 AM PDT · by realpatriot71 · 34 replies · 353+ views
    Scientific American Web Site ^ | May 2002 | Bjorn Lomborn/John Rennie
    The Skeptical Environmentalist Replies Recently Scientific American published "Misleading Math about the Earth," a series of essays that critized Bj¿rn Lomborg's The Skeptical Environmentalist. Here Lomborg offers his rebuttal. After Scientific American published an 11-page critique of my book The Skeptical Environmentalist in January, IÕve now been allowed a one-page reply. Naturally, this leaves little space to comment on particulars, and I refer to my 32-page article-for-article, point-for-point reply at www.lomborg.org and on the Scientific American Web site (www.sciam.com). I believe many readers will have shared my surprise at the choice of four reviewers so closely identified with environmental...