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  • 130 Environmental Groups Call For An End To Capitalism

    07/23/2014 12:31:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mitchel Bastasch
    Environmentalists have declared that global warming can’t be stopped without ending the “hegemonic capitalist system,” saying that cap-and-trade systems and conservation efforts are “false solutions.” “The structural causes of climate change are linked to the current capitalist hegemonic system,” reads the final draft of the Margarita Declaration, presented at a conference including about 130 environmental groups. “To combat climate change it is necessary to change the system,” the declaration adds. Environmental activists met in the oil producing, socialist country of Venezuela as part of a United Nations-backed event to increase civil engagement in the lead up to a major climate...
  • Green groups tie Iowa Senate nominee to Palin

    06/24/2014 1:32:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | June 24, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) A coalition of environmental groups is going after Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst (R), tying her to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and Charles and David Koch in a new ad. The League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club and Environmental Defense Fund are backing the spot, part of a planned $1 million push to help elect Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) to the Senate. The ad features footage of Palin's endorsement of Ernst during the primary, before attacking Ernst for her calls to shut down the Department of Education and abolish the Environmental Protection Agency. "That's why extremist Sarah...
  • I was forced to survive on bread and water in Russian prison because it didn't serve vegetarian...

    12/29/2013 2:07:07 PM PST · by RightGeek · 137 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/29/2013 | Jennifer Smith
    A Greenpeace campaigner claims he was forced to live on bread and water while being held in a Russian prison because it didn't offer a vegetarian alternative. Antony Perrett arrived home yesterday after spending two months in prisons in Murmansk and St Petersburg for trying to hang a climate change banner on an oil rig. The former town councillor is one a group of environmental activists known as the Arctic 30 who were being held in Russia on hooliganism charges. Since being released under a new amnesty law, the 33-year-old has revealed he refused to eat some of the food...
  • Walker: ‘Extremists’ should be ‘prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law’

    07/13/2013 7:30:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 7-12-13 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker delivered a sternly worded statement Friday, demanding that environmental “extremists” disrupting preliminary work at a proposed northern Wisconsin mine site and destroying private property be held responsible for their actions. “These extremists – who are disrupting work and causing harm to law-abiding employees – should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Walker said of incidents last month. No More: Gov. Scott Walker on Friday said he wants protesters who disrupted and threatened workers at a proposed mine site to be “prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” The governor, who is...
  • Blue states to sue EPA for not crushing coal industry fast enough

    04/21/2013 10:39:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 21, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    Normally when I see somebody upset with the EPA, it’s because they’re shoving their regulatory boot down on the throat of somebody else. That’s why it came as something of a surprise to learn that the agency may be facing a lawsuit from a coalition of very blue states. What on Earth, I wondered, might the EPA have done to these guys? Nothing, as it turns out, and that’s why they’re upset. The EPA has, in the opinion of the complainants, dragging its heels on ramming through new energy production standards which will effectively exterminate construction of any new coal...
  • Pacific plastic soup grew 100-fold

    05/08/2012 7:06:17 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 28 replies
    France 24 /International News ^ | May 9, 2012 | France 24
    The vast swirl of plastic waste floating in the North Pacific has grown 100-fold over the last 40 years, according to a research paper published Wednesday. And scientists warned the killer soup of microplastic -- particles smaller than five millimetres (one inch) -- threatened to alter the open ocean's natural environment. In the period 1972 to 1987, no microplastic was found in the majority of samples taken for testing, said the paper in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. Today, scientists estimate the swirling mass of waste known as the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre (NPSG) or the Great Pacific Garbage...
  • The Ugly Side of Idealism

    11/13/2011 6:36:01 PM PST · by jjotto · 5 replies
    Cross-Currents ^ | November 10th, 2011 | Jonathan Rosenblum
    On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, P.J. O’Rourke described the mass murder as “an act of idealism.” Not idealism as we colloquially use the term to refer to the ability to place other values over one’s immediate self-interest, but rather “the concept that mankind and society could and should be perfected.” That vision of a perfected society causes O’Rourke’s idealists to ignore the human costs of the coercion required to create their ideal society. The 9/11 hijackers were driven by an older theological vision of a world-wide caliphate under the harmonious rule of Sharia. But most modern idealists derive their...
  • Port of St. Helens a potential candidate for a terminal to export coal to Asia

    06/15/2011 1:02:35 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Oregonian, Oregon Live ^ | June 14, 2011 | Scott Learn, The Oregonian
    Legal documents indicate the Port of St. Helens is talking with a coal export terminal developer, the first sign that Oregon could be in the mix to export coal to meet ever-growing Asian demand. Evidence of Port of St. Helens interest in coal stems from a complaint filed by Columbia Riverkeeper, which opposes coal export, asking a judge to require the port to release coal-related documents. ... The activity has caught the attention of Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat with strong backing from environmental groups. In a statement to The Oregonian Tuesday, Kitzhaber stopped short of taking a position on...
  • Earth Hour: A Dissent (as heard on Rush)

    03/25/2011 11:35:54 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 29 replies
    rossmckitrick.weebly.com ^ | 2009 | ross mckitrick
    Earth Hour: A Dissent Ross McKitrick In 2009 I was asked by a journalist for my thoughts on the importance of Earth Hour. Here is my response. I abhor Earth Hour. Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century. Every material social advance in the 20th century depended on the proliferation of inexpensive and reliable electricity. Giving women the freedom to work outside the home depended on the availability of electrical appliances that free up time from domestic chores. Getting children out of menial labour and into schools depended on the same thing,...
  • The Original Enviro Nazis were Nazis

    10/12/2010 9:30:45 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 10/11/2010 | Mark Musser
    One of the most embarrassing environmental facts of the 1930s was that between 60% and 70% of the German greens were Nazi Party members, compared to only 10% of the population at large. In fact, German greens outperformed even medical doctors and teachers, with Nazi foresters and veterinarians leading the charge. Somehow, the so-called independent German wandervogels (German word for "wandering free spirits") found themselves at the footstool of Der Führer. Their wandervogel attitudes about civilization and the wild forestlands found a political niche in the isolationist biology of the Nazi Party. Furthermore, their strong beliefs in holism found a...
  • Please Freep This Poll! (Enviro-lunatics tearing down dams)

    09/01/2010 8:53:58 AM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 32 replies
    KOTI ^ | 9/1/2010 | NBC
    Dear All: The local enviro-nazis in the Klamath Basin (southern OR, northern CA) are attempting to tear down 4 perfectly good dams on the Klamath River and have the power generation replaced with solar, simply because dams are displeasing to these folks. The local news is running a poll at http://www.localnewscomesfirst.com (lower right-hand corner of the screen) and the enviro side is winning. PLEASE PLEASE help turn the numbers our direction. Please vote against dam removal. It will destroy this region. Thanks.
  • The Day Global Warming Stood Still (But Warming Lies Didn't)

    11/20/2009 5:01:45 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 2,176+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 20, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Climate Change: As scientists confirm the earth has not warmed at all in the past decade, others wonder how this could be and what it means for Copenhagen. Maybe Al Gore can Photoshop something before December. It will be a very cold winter of discontent for the warm-mongers. The climate show-and-tell in Copenhagen next month will be nothing more than a meaningless carbon-emitting jaunt, unable to decide just whom to blame or how to divvy up the profitable spoils of climate change hysteria. The collapse of the talks coupled with the decision by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to put...
  • Montana logging projects challenged over bears

    11/18/2009 9:31:59 PM PST · by This_far · 4 replies · 270+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | November 18, 2009 | AP
    An environmental group is seeking to stop three logging projects on several thousand acres in northwest Montana, arguing that the timber sales would harm the area's fledgling grizzly bear population. The Alliance for the Wild Rockies filed a federal lawsuit Monday to block the projects in the Kootenai National Forest, which are designed in part to reduce fire danger and provide commercial logging opportunities.
  • Organic Food Is No Healthier, Study Finds

    07/29/2009 8:01:05 PM PDT · by caper gal 1 · 72 replies · 1,553+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 29, 2009 | Ben Hirschler
    LONDON (Reuters) - Organic food has no nutritional or health benefits over ordinary food, according to a major study published Wednesday. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine said consumers were paying higher prices for organic food because of its perceived health benefits, creating a global organic market worth an estimated $48 billion in 2007. A systematic review of 162 scientific papers published in the scientific literature over the last 50 years, however, found there was no significant difference. "A small number of differences in nutrient content were found to exist between organically and conventionally produced foodstuffs,...
  • Environmental Activists, Not Oil Companies, Blocking Domestic Drilling

    08/15/2008 5:07:49 AM PDT · by kellynla · 31 replies · 404+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | August 14, 2008 | Ben Lieberman
    It’s true: Hundreds of promising oil leases on federal lands are being stonewalled, contributing to lower supplies and higher prices at the pump. But the blame lies not with the oil companies, but with environmental activists. Much of America’s energy potential lies underneath federally controlled lands and waters, but some of those areas are off-limits to oil exploration and drilling. In response to high gasoline prices, several Washington lawmakers want to open these areas, including some of the 85 percent of our territorial waters that are restricted, as well as a small portion of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)....
  • Jonah Goldberg: It's time to save the environment from environmentalists

    05/23/2008 3:57:46 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 27 replies · 157+ views
    The Manchester Union Leader ^ | 05/23/08 | JONAH GOLDBERG
    I ADMIT IT: I'm no environmentalist. But I like to think I'm something of a conservationist. No doubt for millions of Americans this is a distinction without a difference, as the two words are usually used interchangeably. But they're different things, and the country would be better off if we sharpened the distinctions between both word and concept. At its core, environmentalism is a kind of nature worship. It's a holistic ideology, shot through with religious sentiment. "If you look carefully," author Michael Crichton observed, "you see that environmentalism is in fact a perfect 21st century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian...
  • Greenpeace Child Is Threatening "You Grown-ups"

    09/08/2007 12:19:16 PM PDT · by JoanVarga · 57 replies · 709+ views
    youtube.com ^ | 9/08/07 | Joan of Argghh!
    Possibly the vilest, most chilling production of anything I've ever seen. Your worst horror movie doesn't compare to the abject numbness this... this... child(?)'s venom injects into your spirit. Hard to laugh at this: "The scientific community released a report that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt the the earth is getting warmer..."Starts with a lie, ends with a threat.
  • Ruling Allows Navy to Continue Using Low-Frequency Sonar

    08/21/2007 6:43:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 37 replies · 735+ views
    NAVY newsstand ^ | Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brandan W. Schulze
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The National Marine Fisheries Services issued a final rule Aug. 16 that allows the Navy to continue operating Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) sonar in the western Pacific Ocean for the next five years, subject to a yearly authorization renewal. SURTASS LFA consists of two separate components. The LFA portion of the system is suspended vertically below the ship and transmits low-frequency sound energy into the water. SURTASS, the passive portion of the system, is towed behind the ship and is made up of a series of underwater microphones that detect natural...
  • CFR's Plan to Integrate the U.S., Mexico and Canada [Bye Bye USA]

    07/15/2005 8:24:24 PM PDT · by twas · 94 replies · 3,370+ views
    Eagle Forum ^ | July 13, 2005 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has just let the cat out of the bag about what's really behind our trade agreements and security partnerships with the other North American countries. A 59-page CFR document spells out a five-year plan for the "establishment by 2010 of a North American economic and security community" with a common "outer security perimeter." "Community" means integrating the United States with the corruption, socialism, poverty and population of Mexico and Canada. "Common perimeter" means wide-open U.S. borders between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. "Community" is sometimes called "space" but the CFR goal is clear: "a...
  • Feds move to protect polar bears [global warming alert]

    02/07/2006 10:18:57 PM PST · by quantim · 11 replies · 271+ views
    AP/mlive.com ^ | 2/7/2006 | DAN JOLING
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal government on Tuesday took the first step toward listing the polar bear as a threatened species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said protection may be warranted under the Endangered Species Act, triggering a review process that could lead to its listing.The service acted on a petition filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, which said polar bears could become extinct by the end of the century because their sea ice habitat is melting away due to global warming.The Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that the petition "presents substantial scientific and commercial information indicating...
  • Environmental safeguards put brakes on boom

    09/27/2005 2:22:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies · 715+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 27, 2005 | Tom Pelton
    DELMONT, Pa. David Hill's forehead is gashed, his fingernails are caked with grease, the outline of a Copenhagen tobacco tin is traced in filth on the pocket of his mud-drenched T-shirt - and he couldn't be happier, because he is drilling another well. "It's a real boom time for natural gas drilling, and I'm working rain, shine, heat, cold, 24 hours a day, year-round," said Hill, owner of a 50-foot-tall rig that is punching a pipe deep into rolling farmland east of Pittsburgh... With natural gas prices soaring to record levels, wildcatters are drilling new wells throughout the Appalachian region....
  • Floodgate May Have Thwarted Storm Tragedy

    09/15/2005 2:21:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,341+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | September 14, 2005
    Hours after Hurricane Katrina (search) passed, New Orleans was underwater. Some experts say the flooding could have been stopped a quarter-century ago — had environmentalists not interfered. In 1965, after Hurricane Betsy (search), President Lyndon Johnson authorized the Army Corps of Engineers to build two floodgates at the mouth of Lake Pontchartrain (search). Simulations showed a Category 3 hurricane could raise the water level in the lake by as many as 12 feet, potentially overwhelming the levees and flooding the city — just as Katrina did more than two weeks ago. The Army spent millions planning the project — until...
  • Space Shuttle Fleet Grounded!

    07/27/2005 3:25:59 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 551 replies · 17,946+ views
    NASA sources | MB26
    NASA realizes debris that fell of external fuel tank yesterday came close to causing irrepairable damage to shuttle now in orbit. Fleet GROUNDED. More later Chances to return to flight again, no better than 50/50.
  • Global Warming Fiction Vs. Facts

    01/17/2005 11:23:47 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 21 replies · 1,468+ views
    CFP ^ | January 17, 2005 | Alan Caruba
    The famed novelist, Michael Crichton, may achieve what mountains of scientific data produced by meteorologists and others have not. He may get the public to understand that the UN Kyoto Climate Control Protocol is, itself, a work of fiction. His novel, State of Fear, (HarperCollins, 603 pages, $27.95) is a technopolitical thriller based on the widely ignored data that global warming is a hoax, but worse than that, it is a hoax specifically designed to harm the lives and the economy of people living in industrialized nations. It may well be the first novel to come complete with a section...
  • Demagoging Tsunamis => Insurance Co. siding w/ Environmentalists

    01/06/2005 6:56:25 AM PST · by NCCarrs · 12 replies · 410+ views
    Washinthing Times ^ | 6 January 2004 | Steven Milloy
    Below is excerpt of interest => whole article worth read, though: Exploitation of tragedy is a sport played not only by environmentalists. Insurer Munich Re used the event to renew its call to fight global warming, which the insurance industry has recently begun blaming for natural disasters. Concerned about large payouts for natural disaster claims, insurance companies are very eager to establish global warming as contributing to those disasters, so they can sue deep-pocket businesses supposedly responsible for that global warming.
  • The Rainforest Action Network's real target is the Third World's poor

    01/04/2005 9:51:04 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 11 replies · 421+ views
    CFP ^ | January 4, 2004 | Niger Innis and Paul Driessen
    Rainforests are disappearing at a frightening rate, the students were taught, so they raised $523 for an activist group’s "protect an acre" program. At the behest of their teacher and the group, they trekked into Manhattan to ask a major bank to "stop lending money to projects that destroy endangered forests and cause global warming." Indoctrination and manipulation are deplorable enough when high school or college students are involved. But these were second graders, and the close cooperation between their teacher and radical environmentalists underscores a widening problem. People want to live in a clean, civil and safe world, activists...
  • Catron County Rips Environmentalists Over Laney Cattle (NM)

    03/24/2004 5:22:47 PM PST · by CedarDave · 15 replies · 241+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 24, 2004 | Rene Romo
    Catron County Rips Environmentalists Over Laney Cattle By Rene Romo Journal Southern Bureau LAS CRUCES— The Catron County Commission has weighed in on the controversy over the Forest Service's impoundment of cattle belonging to rancher Kit Laney with a verbal blast at environmentalists. In a statement released Monday, Catron County's three commissioners blamed environmentalists for applying the pressure that led the Forest Service in the mid-'90s to reduce the number of cattle that ranchers Kit Laney and his ex-wife Sherry Farr were allowed to graze on the Diamond Bar allotment in the Gila National Forest. The reduction in the number...
  • Frontline News Latest From ELF

    01/13/2004 1:33:55 AM PST · by oceanperch · 27 replies · 258+ views
    E mail | 1-12-03 typo? 04 perhaps
    For Immediate Release January 12, 2003 THREE PLEAD GUILTY TO EARTH LIBERATION ACTIONS - RICHMOND, VIRGINIA The ELF Press Office has learned that three self-identified members of the Earth Liberation Front have plead guilty to charges of conspiracy to destroy by fire vehicles and property used in interstate commerce as a result of ELF-claimed actions that took place in and around Richmond, Virginia in 2002. Adam Blackwell, Aaron Linas, and John Wade plead guilty to the charges separately on December 18, January 7, and January 12th. Specifically, the three plead guilty to acts of earth liberation that incurred over $200,000...
  • Save planet as well as your souls, says bishop

    11/27/2003 1:22:51 AM PST · by ijcr · 17 replies · 122+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 27/11/2003 | Nigel Bunyan
    Christians should be rescuing the planet from ecological disaster rather than simply trying to save souls for the next life, a bishop claims today. The Rt Rev James Jones, the Bishop of Liverpool, is concerned that unless Christians help to orchestrate a new awareness the environment will suffer such catastrophic damage that it cannot be reversed. Privately, he estimates that may take as little as 50 years. Given this chilling scenario, he argues, Christians have a religious obligation to act. They can only do so effectively if they abandon the "cul-de-sac" of addressing merely the spiritual needs of mankind. In...
  • Enviro Liberation Front announcement: We did the arson

    08/22/2003 6:38:41 PM PDT · by sdk7x7 · 81 replies · 6,375+ views
    August 22, 2003 Press Release: ELF STRIKES THREE TIMES IN ONE NIGHT AGAINST SUVs For Immediate Release Two separate attacks against urban sprawl have been reported to the Through media reports, the ELF Press Office has been made aware of three ELF actions occuring in the early morning hours of August 22, 2003. Although the ELF Press Office has received no communications about these actions from the persons responsible, spraypainted signatures at all scenes indicates claims of responsibility by ELF activists. The actions include: Arcadia, California - Rusnak Mercedes Benz. Ten S.U.V.s were spraypainted with "terrorist," "killer," and "ELF". Duarte,...
  • Bush waging a war on parks, forests: An all-out attack on America's wilderness

    08/17/2003 7:14:46 AM PDT · by rface · 55 replies · 338+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | 8.17.2003 | T.A. Barron
    <p>A WAR IS RAGING. It involves lands essential to our nation, and will dramatically affect future generations. No, I am not speaking of Iraq or Afghanistan. This war is right here: the Bush administration's radical, all-out attack on America's wilderness and public lands.</p>
  • Cranky Callers to Target Disney

    08/13/2003 12:22:58 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 26 replies · 331+ views
    wired news ^ | 8.13.03 | Katie Dean
    <p>Angry at Disney's plans to sell disposable DVD movies, environmentalists plan to dump their grievances on CEO Michael Eisner in a massive phone protest Wednesday.</p> <p>Hundreds of students from around the country will call Eisner to discourage the sale of these throwaway DVDs, and urge the company to abandon the product, according to the protest's organizers.</p>
  • US Military Under Attack From Greens For Years

    09/17/2001 10:37:55 AM PDT · by off-roader · 1 replies · 236+ views
    Anxiety Center ^ | 9/17/2001 | Alan Carub
    As America begins to mobilize to win the war against terrorism, the quality and capability of our Armed Forces is going to become an important priority. For the years of the Clinton-Gore administration, following the Gulf War, the destruction of our military was the priority. Helping in that process were the faceless bureaucrats, many still in place, pledged to environmentalism at any cost. "Endangered species has power to halt war training" was the headline on an article in an October 2000 edition of the Washington Times. Written by Steve Miller and datelined Fort Irwin, California, the article began "What may ...
  • Group claims responsibility for housing development fires(enviro-terrorists)

    07/04/2003 2:02:52 PM PDT · by Stopislamnow · 23 replies · 193+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | 070403 | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP -- A radical environmental group opposed to sprawl is claiming credit for fires that burned two houses in a Macomb County development.</p> <p>The June 4 fires caused about $700,000 damage to a pair of nearly completed houses in the Willow Ridge development in Macomb's Washington Township.</p>
  • What Legacy from the Radical Internationalism of 1968? [ACTIVE member of VLWC]

    06/30/2003 11:58:22 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 23 replies · 1,348+ views
    Radical History Review, No. 82 ^ | Winter ‘02 | Max Elbaum [anti-"racist, empire-building" America]
    What Legacy from the Radical Internationalism of 1968? Max Elbaum Seattle used to be just a city. Since December 1999, it has become shorthand for grassroots protest against the injustices of global capitalism. This is hardly the first time a place-name has come to symbolize a watershed in opposition movements. There were a host of such markers in the huge wave of U.S. protests against racism and the Vietnam War during and after 1968: "Chicago" (referring to the 1968 Democratic Convention where police beat demonstrators as they chanted "the whole world is watching"); "San Francisco State" (where a 1968-69 strike...
  • Coyote population worries Grosse Ile

    05/14/2003 9:32:21 AM PDT · by Moleman · 77 replies · 871+ views
    GROSSE ILE -- The growing population of coyotes in southern Michigan worries Grosse Ile residents, but local officials are trying to reassure them that the canines don't pose an overall problem. Township Police Chief Bill Barron said about 20-25 coyotes roam the island, adding that is a high number. There have not been any attacks on humans, and the police department has no plans to set traps or shoot the coyotes. But the coyotes' presence is still unsettling to some residents. Last fall, a coyote killed Andrea Marshall's dog, Oscar. The 16-pound Yorkie was on a rope on the deck...
  • Shuttle Tank Foam Warning Came Three Years Ago

    05/06/2003 3:11:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus · 11 replies · 375+ views
    Florida Today via Space.com ^ | May 6, 2003 | John Kelly
    HOUSTON -- Nearly three years before Columbia launched, NASA engineers listed a host of potentially risky problems with foam insulation applied to shuttle fuel tanks at Lockheed Martin's factory near New Orleans, agency records show. A list of "high risk" items was circulated among tank program officials in February 2000, including manufacturing processes at the Michoud Assembly Facility. That's where investigators are now probing whether application flaws caused foam debris to break away from Columbia's tank. NASA investigators have zeroed in on wing damage from foam debris as the cause of the Feb. 1 accident that destroyed the $2 billion...
  • Tree thinning planned to help prevent wildfires around Prescott (and Heber, AZ)

    02/15/2003 2:16:09 PM PST · by madfly · 15 replies · 329+ views
    Casa Grande Valley Newspaper ^ | Feb. 12, 2003 | Ananda Shorey
    Bark beetles reduced thousands of the trees to brown skeletons; wildfires blackened others. And some of the remaining healthy ponderosa pines in and around Prescott may soon be gone, too.The U.S. Forest Service wants to thin about 34,000 acres of forested land beginning this summer to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. The thinning is expected to reduce fuel, improve tree diversity and general forest health on about 28,850 acres of national forest land and 5,179 acres of private land over the next 10 years. "They have to do something to keep the town from burning down," resident Ray...
  • Eco-Nut: 'Terrorism Can Be OK'

    01/08/2003 10:47:14 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 29 replies · 1,101+ views
    the center for consumer freedom ^ | 1.8.03 | center for consumer freedom
    Craig Rosebraugh, the former Earth Liberation Front (ELF) “spokesperson” who invoked the Fifth Amendment over 50 times during a Congressional hearing last year, is far more open and candid with Portland’s Willamette Week. “Terrorism can be OK” and “can be justified,” Rosebraugh now says. Whether you agree with Rosebraugh or not, the ELF is certainly contributing a good deal of terror to the equation. Early New Year’s Day, ELF vandals firebombed four new sport utility vehicles on an auto dealership’s lot near Erie, Pennsylvania. The site was just miles away from a mink farm where ELF, along with the Animal...
  • Government's green agency invests millions in companies that pollute

    01/07/2003 1:12:06 PM PST · by Big Guy and Rusty 99 · 1 replies · 285+ views
    The Independant (UK) ^ | 07 January 2003 | Marie Woolf, Chief Political Correspondent
    The Government's environment watchdog has been investing tens of millions of pounds in oil companies and firms which have been sharply criticised for their records on green issues. The Environment Agency, which is in charge of flood protection, has invested £64m in oil firms which have been condemned for contributing to flooding by causing climate change. Last year the agency's pension fund invested £46m in BP Amoco – its largest holding – and £18m in Shell. Both firms have been fined large sums by the agency for polluting water with petrol or oil products. The watchdog also invested £19m in...
  • Out of Control Leftists: Vote meaningless (my title)

    11/23/2002 4:06:57 AM PST · by Sir Francis Dashwood · 51 replies · 1,427+ views
    Carmel Pine Cone ^ | 11-22-2002 | By MARY BROWNFIELD
    What ballot measure?   --After big defeat at polls, water board wants even more power UNFAZED BY the no-confidence vote of 19,325 Peninsula residents earlier this month, the Monterey Peninsula Water Manage-ment District board voted Monday to expand its regulation of wells in rural parts of Carmel Valley and to begin the process of taking over Cal-Am Water Company. The two moves -- which would greatly increase the jurisdiction of the water district -- were made at the board's first regular meeting after the Nov. 5 election, when voters backed a ballot measure by a 2-to-1 margin that called for...
  • Scientist to Ask U.N. to Declare Moon a World Heritage Site

    10/14/2002 10:35:33 PM PDT · by anymouse · 16 replies · 220+ views
    Space.com ^ | October 14, 2002 | Leonard David
    A U.S. ecologist is prepared to throw a monkey wrench into those who want to develop space. Richard Steiner is prepared next week at the World Space Congress to call for a "kinder and gentler" paradigm for space exploration. He will call for the United Nations to regulate all human activity in space. Furthermore, he wants to have the UN designate the Moon as a World Heritage Site, free from commercial development. Steiner, a professor and conservation specialist at the University of Alaska Marine Advisory Program wants to protect the Moon from "greedy industrialists, empire builders, or those with militant...
  • America's Green Fifth Column

    09/20/2002 2:52:14 PM PDT · by adam stevens · 24 replies · 508+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | Tom DeWeese
    America's Green Fifth Column By Tom DeWeese As America's military deploys troops, armor, planes and ordinance to bases in the Middle East surrounding Iraq, they will do so after years of fending off another kind of attack, one by the massed forces of environmental organizations that have done everything in their power to reduce and restrict the ability of our military to train its soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen. A Green Fifth Column has waged its own war on this nation's ability to be ready for war on land, sea and air, seeking through legislation and litigation to thwart...
  • Dam breaching effects questioned

    09/05/2002 11:18:56 AM PDT · by The Shadow Knows · 36 replies · 506+ views
    Report released by Rand Corp. says removal will neither impede growth nor hurt power supply. WASHINGTON -- Breaching four Snake River dams in eastern Washington would neither impede economic growth in the Northwest nor hurt the region's power supply, according to a new report by the Rand Corp. The report, released Wednesday, said the dams provide just 5 percent of the power in the Pacific Northwest and could be removed with little impact on the overall economy. Removal of the dams could help the region diversify its power supply, the report said, while providing up to 15,000 new jobs over...
  • Enviromental Group Pollutes River!!

    08/31/2002 2:40:52 PM PDT · by Don@VB · 3 replies · 175+ views
    Virginian- Pilot (Norfolk, VA) ^ | 8/30/02 | Scott Harper
    The state Department of Juvenile Justice shut down a ship-based environmental program for young criminal offenders Thursday after determining that supervisors ordered the teenagers to dump human feces and sewage overboard into the Elizabeth River.The Tidewater Environmental Program was centered on a donated Navy ship docked behind Nauticus on the downtown waterfront. Juveniles lived aboard the vessel and learned about seamanship, responsibility and environmental stewardship while completing their sentences. (full article available at pilotonline.com look in the archives section)
  • No more gas hogs in LaLa Land

    08/12/2002 8:16:08 AM PDT · by dubyagee · 218 replies · 823+ views
    Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | Rowland Nethaway
    No gas hogs in LaLa Land ROWLAND NETHAWAY Senior editor Californians are strutting about congratulating themselves for their new state law requiring higher automobile fuel efficiency. They believe that California's new state law will force car manufacturers to stop producing gas-guzzling vehicles responsible for global warming. The logic behind the new law requiring greater fuel efficiency from car manufacturers is a faith-based belief that the automobile industry is involved in a giant conspiracy to deny the public fuel-efficient cars. Ford, General Motors and the other car manufacturers, according to these anti-big business addicts, have the secret to 300-miles-per-gallon internal...
  • MISSING LYNX (John Stossel TONIGHT!)

    08/02/2002 9:14:57 AM PDT · by madfly · 104 replies · 649+ views
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 2, 2002 | John Stossel
    Government biologists admitted faking a study monitoring the presence of Canada lynx in southern Washington state. (ABCNEWS.com) Missing Lynx Are Animals More Important Than People? CommentaryBy John Stossel Aug. 2 — "We need water! We need water!" That's the refrain from farmers up in Klamath Falls, Ore. Their fields have dried up, and some farmers have even lost their farms — all because of a fish known as the short-nosed sucker. There's a lake full of water in Klamath Falls, but last year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ordered the irrigation gates from the lake closed — meaning...
  • Gov. Gray Davis to sign Strict Emissions Law

    07/22/2002 9:44:45 AM PDT · by jdontom · 62 replies · 590+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 07/22/2002 | Chris Bowman
    <p>State hopes to pave way with emissions law Davis says the 'greenhouse gas' bill to be signed today is an 'example for others to follow' By Chris Bowman -- Bee Staff Writer Published 2:15 a.m. PDT Monday, July 22, 2002 Gov. Gray Davis today plans to sign a bill making California the first state to regulate vehicle exhausts linked to global warming -- atmospheric change that threatens to shrink water supplies, raise sea levels and worsen wildfires.</p>
  • Federal regulators try to tell farmers when they can or can't bust sod.

    05/13/2002 12:38:06 PM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 4 replies · 271+ views
    California Political Review ^ | May 13, 2002 | Harold Johnson
    A national zoning board? Federal regulators try to tell farmers when they can or can’t bust sod. Harold Johnson, a member of California Political Review’s editorial board, is an attorney with Pacific Legal Foundation (www.pacificlegal.org). To many of us, the image of the farmer at his plow is right up there with motherhood and ice cream as a symbol of all-American wholesomeness. But not to bureaucrats at the Army Corps of Engineers, one of the agencies that enforce the federal Clean Water Act. Startling as it might seem, the Corps seems officially to have branded the plow as a polluter....
  • Enviros Put Fisherman Out of Business

    05/01/2002 3:53:55 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 16 replies · 236+ views
    Newsmax ^ | May 2, 2002 | Newsmax.wires
    BOSTON – Hundreds of fishermen from Cape Cod, Mass., to Maine, were shut out of business as the fishing season opened Wednesday under new strict rules designed to protect depleted stocks of groundfish. Under the most severe restrictions ever imposed, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler on Friday closed prime fishing grounds off New England and severely restricted the number of days fishermen may go to sea. Many fishermen were already shut out of other areas because of previous ocean closures. Some said they were going to have to find another way of making a living because of the restrictions. "Usually...