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  • Video: Environmental Whack Slimes UK Business Secretary

    03/06/2009 11:13:53 AM PST · by careyb · 5 replies · 223+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/6/09 | CNN
    The lunatic protests the expansion of Heathrow.
  • Ashley Judd: 'Palin Promotes Brutal Aerial Killing of Wolves' (Barf)

    02/03/2009 2:04:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 83 replies · 2,946+ views
    News Busters ^ | February 3, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    Did you know that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin promotes the brutal aerial killing of wolves? You didn't?Well, that's was actress Ashley Judd claims in a new ad for the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund. Even worse, according to Judd, Palin is "casting aside science and championing the slaughter of wildlife"(Video at link)What's astounding here is that nowhere in the ad is the viewer apprised of why the wolves are being hunted, or the history beyond this policy. Instead, as graphic video rolls of a wolf being shot, Judd says, "Using a low-flying plane, they kill in winter when there is no...
  • Top federal judges clear path for more logging (Amazing ruling for 9th Circuit)

    07/03/2008 7:27:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 104 replies · 746+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | July 3, 2008 | Michael Milstein
    Top federal judges ruled this week that their own court has gone too far in holding up logging projects, saying western judges from now on must show more deference to the agencies planning the cutting. The ruling involving an Idaho timber sale is a blow to environmental groups that have increasingly relied on federal courts to block projects they see as unsound. The decision is especially striking because it comes from the federal appeals court that encompasses most national forest land in the West and is known for its liberal bent and for often siding with environmental interests. The...
  • More polar-bear help sought (Lawsuits starting)

    05/21/2008 12:09:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies · 169+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | May 21, 2008 | Dan Joling AP
    ANCHORAGE — Conservation groups said Tuesday they are challenging Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne's attempt to limit collateral economic damage from listing polar bears as a threatened species. The Center for Biological Diversity, Greenpeace and the Natural Resources Defense Council will seek court intervention to address what they say in the No. 1 threat to polar bears: greenhouse-gas emissions that cause global warming and melt Arctic sea ice. Kempthorne, echoing President Bush, said last week the Endangered Species Act was the wrong tool to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Kempthorne that he would propose "common-sense modifications" to make sure the polar-bear listing would...
  • Sempra completes LNG terminal in Baja

    05/15/2008 8:40:59 AM PDT · by OKIEDOC · 8 replies · 116+ views
    SIGN ON SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE ^ | May 15, 2008 | Bruce V. Bigelow
    Stoked by surging natural-gas prices, San Diego's Sempra Energy has completed its new Baja California liquefied-natural-gas terminal – opening the first LNG import facility on the western coast of North America. JOHN GIBBINS / Union-Tribune Sempra Energy's new Baja California liquefied-natural-gas terminal, known as Energia Costa Azul, was completed at an estimated cost of $1 billion. JOHN GIBBINS / Union-Tribune The startup of Energia Costa Azul is part of Sempra Energy's corporate strategy that has placed a premium on being one of the top players in natural-gas infrastructure. The isolated docking facility known as Energia Costa Azul, 14 miles north...
  • Another Journalist Flunked Econ 101.

    04/21/2008 9:14:11 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 24 replies · 82+ views
    THE MINORITY REPORT ^ | 21 April 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Josh Gerstein, a reporter for The New York Sun, has taken scare journalism to a new low. He reports that food rationing is now occurring in the United States. It happens insidiously as we sleep. He even accuses us of hoarding food when we shop at Costco. Gerstein samples the panic and desperation that stampedes voraciously through the panic-stricken masses of Mountain View, California. At a Costco Warehouse in Mountain View, Calif., yesterday, shoppers grew frustrated and occasionally uttered expletives as they searched in vain for the large sacks of rice they usually buy."Where's the rice?" an engineer from Palo...
  • Cracks in the core of sustainability

    04/16/2008 6:41:56 AM PDT · by cartan · 7 replies · 111+ views
    Financial Post ^ | 2008-04-15 | Peter Foster
    Is the non-principle of “sustainability” about to collapse under the weight of its own mushy contradictions? News this week from the seemingly unrelated areas of biofuels and health policy provide some hope. Sustainability has been smuggled into the policy lexicon as an Orwellian dumber-down of debate. Who would promote unsustainability? It has become the weasel word and policy tic of our time. Corporate chieftains, politicians, consultants and public intellectuals all bow the knee before this founding concept of environmental Newspeak. Its origins as a subversive political principle lay in the United Nations’ Brundtland report, which coined “sustainable development” as a...
  • Credit crunch? The real crisis is global hunger. And if you care, eat less meat(Moonbat Incoming!)

    04/15/2008 10:08:54 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 39 replies · 94+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday April 15 2008 | Goerge Monbiot
    Never mind the economic crisis. Focus for a moment on a more urgent threat: the great food recession that is sweeping the world faster than the credit crunch. You have probably seen the figures by now: the price of rice has risen by three-quarters over the past year, that of wheat by 130%. There are food crises in 37 countries. One hundred million people, according to the World Bank, could be pushed into deeper poverty by the high prices. But I bet that you have missed the most telling statistic. At 2.1bn tonnes, the global grain harvest broke all records...
  • Not everybody is happy with fence stretched across frontier (Enviro WHINE!!!)

    11/05/2007 3:52:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 76+ views
    (This is the second in a three-part series on the border fence.) BISBEE — Bill Odle and his wife, Ellen Logue, moved to their home on Border Road near Palominas seven years ago. They liked the remoteness of the site, the abundance of wildlife, the quiet atmosphere and the beautiful terrain. They decided to place a conservation easement on their 50 acres of land, which is located next to the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. Now they are concerned a federal fence being constructed nearby along the border with Mexico will disrupt the view and prevent wildlife from migrating...
  • Plasma TVs may be banned [AUSTRALIA]

    10/10/2007 2:30:01 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 38 replies · 1,139+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:01am AEST | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    All current plasma TVs and many LCDs could be removed from sale by 2011. (File photo) (Reuters/Las Vegas Sun: Steve Marcus) A report commissioned by the Federal Government says there is a growing demand for plasma and LCD televisions, which use more power than traditional TV sets. It says energy rating labels are needed to tell consumers about the performance of the TVs. But under a proposed six-star rating system, most current plasma TVs do not meet the requirements and could be removed from sale. The report also suggests "minimum energy performance standards" be introduced which would eliminate the worst...
  • Beavers are winning the water war (MA laws protect beavers, not people)

    08/10/2007 10:10:21 AM PDT · by pabianice · 49 replies · 1,266+ views
    Worcester Telegram ^ | 8/10/07 | Hill
    “It’s nature. I’m sorry it’s negatively affecting you,” STERLING, MA - A sump pump rumbled in the cellar of her Sterling home and a hose gurgled in the front yard as Mary B. Honan waited for a state Department of Conservation and Recreation official to arrive at her house earlier this week. The feisty Irish lilt in her voice falling flat, Ms. Honan declared herself the loser of a four-year war. “The beavers have won,” she said before the deputy director arrived. A native of Ireland, Ms. Honan fell in love with the energy of the United States in the...
  • Crist signs orders for greener Florida (Florida Gov Barf Alert)

    07/14/2007 4:01:17 AM PDT · by jsh3180 · 48 replies · 1,498+ views ^ | Sat. Jul. 14, 2007 | Martin Merzer
    Cheered on by fellow Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gov. Charlie Crist signed tough -- if general -- orders to combat global warming. The silver-haired governor of Florida stood arm-in-arm Friday with the silver-screen governor of California, joked about being recast in Twins, and then -- as the cameras rolled -- signed a groundbreaking set of environmental protection orders. Gov. Charlie Crist described the mandates as a framework for a new, more future-friendly way of living and conducting business in Florida. ''State government is leading by example,'' he said. ``It is the right thing to do.'' It also is a popular thing...
  • LA: Plastic bag ban studied

    04/12/2007 11:52:43 AM PDT · by llevrok · 33 replies · 597+ views
    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday agreed to study a ban on petroleum-based plastic shopping bags that cause pollution and can be harmful to marine creatures. Supervisors Yvonne Burke and Zev Yaroslavsky asked the Department of Public Works to determine the pros and cons of adopting a policy and to assess how paper and plastic bags are recycled within the county. "It is a very interesting and a very challenging problem that we have," said Donald Wolfe, director of Public Works. Biodegradable plastic bags, typically made from corn or potato starch, are considered to have less of an...
  • Global Warming Expedition to North Pole Cancelled Due to Cold and Frostbite

    03/12/2007 8:31:23 PM PDT · by DaveCooper · 30 replies · 1,169+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 12, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    Folks, you can’t make this stuff up. However, I sincerely beg all readers to properly stow potables, combustibles, and sharp objects before proceeding further. An expedition to the North Pole to bring attention to global warming was cancelled due to the extraordinarily cold weather. I kid you not. As reported by the Associated Press Monday (emphasis mine throughout): The explorers, Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen, on Saturday called off what was intended to be a 530-mile trek across the Arctic Ocean after Arnesen suffered frostbite in three of her toes, and extreme cold temperatures drained the batteries in some of...
  • Gore's Global Warming Doc Wins Oscar

    02/26/2007 7:08:49 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 57 replies · 1,374+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 02/26/2007 | EagleUSA
    LOS ANGELES - "An Inconvenient Truth," the documentary that turned former vice president Al Gore's power-point presentation on global warming into an engaging and entertaining film, won the Oscar Sunday night. The best-documentary win was a triumph for Gore, who has kept a sense of humor about his loss in the 2000 election that was decided in George W. Bush's favor by a U.S. Supreme Court decision. "I am Al Gore. I used to be the next president of the United States of America," Gore says in the film, repeating a line he has used often. Sunday, Gore used the...
  • 10 Years To Save The Planet

    01/31/2007 4:39:28 AM PST · by Night Hides Not · 68 replies · 1,325+ views
    The Sun ^ | 1/30/2007 | Lachlan Cartwright and Beth McLoughlin
    A new worldwide movement backed by celebrities, musicians, politicians and business leaders is aiming to reverse the effects of global warming over the next decade. Global Cool launched in London and LA today and is calling on one billion people to reduce their carbon emissions by just one tonne a year, for the next 10 years
  • Global Warming Fascism

    01/19/2007 8:02:12 AM PST · by Jean S · 22 replies · 1,022+ views
    Marquette Warrior ^ | 1/18/07 | John McAdams
    We fully expect people to get pretty hot under the collar about hot-button social issues like abortion, gay marriage and affirmative action. It’s not even surprising when people on one side of the debate try to shut up people on the other side. The gay lobby is particularly likely to do this, as cases in Canada, in the U.K., in U.S. schools of Social Work, and indeed from the Gay/Straight Alliance right here at Marquette. But what about an issue like supposed “global warming?” That’s an arcane scientific issue, right? People should be tolerant of differing views, right? Apparently not....
  • Hollywood takes on the oilmen

    10/20/2006 4:04:22 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 29 replies · 817+ views
    The Times ^ | October 21, 2006 | Catherine Philp
    Stars and politicians are battling big business in California's multi-million-dollar green crusadeIT IS a bitterly fought campaign that is pitting Hollywood against big oil; environmentalists against businessmen and millions of dollars against even more millions. As Americans prepare to vote in congressional elections, the most expensive campaign battle is taking place in California. But the nearly $110 million (Ł58 million) spent to date is not about a seat in Congress. It’s about oil. California has long been a pioneer state for environmental issues, so it was little surprise that it should come up with Proposition 87 — a tax on...
  • Imagine Earth without people (WIll the environuts please go first?)

    10/19/2006 8:35:04 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 37 replies · 735+ views
    From issue 2573 of New Scientist magazine, ^ | 12 October 2006 | Bob Holmes
    The human impact on earthHumans are undoubtedly the most dominant species the Earth has ever known. In just a few thousand years we have swallowed up more than a third of the planet's land for our cities, farmland and pastures. By some estimates, we now commandeer 40 per cent of all its productivity. And we're leaving quite a mess behind: ploughed-up prairies, razed forests, drained aquifers, nuclear waste, chemical pollution, invasive species, mass extinctions and now the looming spectre of climate change. If they could, the other species we share Earth with would surely vote us off the planet.
  • Ranchers say weights have declined since wolf reintroduction ( Middle class under attack )

    05/05/2006 7:46:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 94 replies · 1,912+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2006 | Jim Knight
    Cattle ranchers in the Paradise Valley say shipping weights have declined since wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995. They say their cattle stay close to gates instead of grazing entire pastures. Wary animals tend to eat less than relaxed animals.
  • Climate of Fear

    04/12/2006 3:32:16 AM PDT · by libstripper · 20 replies · 644+ views
    The Opinion Journal ^ | April 12, 2006 | RICHARD LINDZEN
    There have been repeated claims that this past year's hurricane activity was another sign of human-induced climate change. Everything from the heat wave in Paris to heavy snows in Buffalo has been blamed on people burning gasoline to fuel their cars, and coal and natural gas to heat, cool and electrify their homes. Yet how can a barely discernible, one-degree increase in the recorded global mean temperature since the late 19th century possibly gain public acceptance as the source of recent weather catastrophes? And how can it translate into unlikely claims about future catastrophes? The answer has much to do...
  • Spare Pines, protesters say: Vigil urges officials to give public say on fate of park's pines

    03/03/2006 7:22:45 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 7 replies · 253+ views
    Albany Times Union ^ | 03.03.06 | Ken Crowe
    Story Url for photos of this: Spare pines, protesters say Vigil urges officials to give public say on fate of park's trees   By KENNETH C. CROWE II, Staff writer Click byline for more stories by writer. First published: Friday, March 3, 2006 SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Clutching candles and signs, five protesters stood at the entrance to the Avenue of the Pines on Thursday to oppose the chopping down of trees along the Saratoga Spa State Park's signature entranceway. They called on park officials to hold off on removing trees wrapped in yellow tape, the mark of condemnation, for...
  • Bear-hunt protesters go on trial

    02/15/2006 2:52:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies · 506+ views ^ | February 15, 2006 | RICHARD COWEN
    Six animal rights advocates, arrested in December during a protest at Wawayanda State Park on the final day of the 2005 black bear hunt, went on trial Tuesday in Vernon Municipal Court. The six -- Lynda Smith, Elenor Hoffman, William Crain, Catherine McCartney, Kristen Sondej and David Stewart -- are all charged with obstruction for allegedly jumping a plastic fence that park police had set up to corral demonstrators, then sitting down on the pavement before being led away in handcuffs. The trial began after all six pleaded not guilty before Municipal Court Judge C. William Bowkley Jr. The state...
  • Cattle kills by wolves cost ranchers $20,000

    02/09/2006 8:49:03 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies · 992+ views
    confirmed killed by wolves... the confirmed kills varied from the reported animal deaths and values, which came to 40 animals valued at roughly $40,000. He cautioned people not to draw conclusions about the confirmed numbers, because unconfirmed kills are often those in which the livestock is discovered too late to actually identify, by tracks, tooth marks or other means, the actual cause of death. Their agency is part of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, though they often are mistaken for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which is part of the...
  • Ashland man arrested for ecosabotage (ALF/ELF 2nd perp also sought)

    01/19/2006 11:56:49 AM PST · by ApplegateRanch · 31 replies · 1,155+ views
    Medford Mail Tribune (Oregon) ^ | January 19, 2006 | PAUL FATTIG
    An Ashland area man faces 20 years in federal prison after an FBI investigation determined he aided in the 1997 firebombing of a horse meatpacking plant in Redmond. Jonathan Mark Christopher Paul, 39, of the 2000 block of Soda Mountain Road, was arrested Tuesday by FBI agents on charges of arson in connection with the July 21, 1997, nighttime fire at the Cavel West plant. The FBI connected Paul to the fire during an investigation into what the FBI describes as domestic terrorism involving arson — also known as ecosabotage — by members of the Animal Liberation Front and the...
  • Former Greenpeace Co-Founder Praises US for Rejecting Kyoto

    12/09/2005 7:11:07 AM PST · by oxcart · 33 replies · 1,634+ views ^ | 12/08/2005 | By Marc Morano
    Montreal ( - A founding member of Greenpeace, who left the organization because he viewed it as too radical, praised the United States for refusing to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. "At least the [United] States is honest. [The U.S.] said, 'No we are not going to sign that thing (Kyoto) because we can't do that,'" said Patrick Moore, who is attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Montreal. Moore noted that many of the industrialized nations that ratified the treaty limiting greenhouse gas emissions are now failing to comply with those emission limits. Moore, who currently heads the Canadian-based...
  • Six Arrested for Ecoterrorism Attacks

    12/08/2005 4:46:04 PM PST · by HHKrepublican_2 · 27 replies · 1,356+ views
    SEATTLE — Six people were arrested in a string of ecoterrorism attacks in the Pacific Northwest dating to 1998 -- four fires that caused millions in damage and the toppling of an 80-foot power transmission tower, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The arrests were made Wednesday in Arizona, New York, Oregon and Virginia. The radical groups Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front had claimed responsibility for most of the acts. In the transmission tower attack, bolts were removed from guy wires near Bend, Ore., on the eve of the millennium. The fires were set at a federal agricultural research facility...
  • Study: Temperate Forests Could Worsen Global Warming

    12/06/2005 9:43:33 PM PST · by dila813 · 32 replies · 624+ views
    Carnegie Institution ^ | 2005-12-06 | Carnegie Institution
    New climate modeling research from the Carnegie Institution and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows that northern temperate forests (top) may contribute to global warming, while tropical forests (bottom) can help keep global temperatures cool. (Image courtesy of Carnegie Institution)Growing a forest might sound like a good idea to combat Global warming, since trees draw carbon dioxide from the air and release cool water from their leaves. But they also absorb sunlight, warming the air in the process. According to a new study from the Carnegie InstitutionÂ’s Department of Global Ecology and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, planting forests at certain latitudes...
  • What planet are the eco-cultists on? (Kyoto)

    12/06/2005 9:55:06 AM PST · by lowbuck · 4 replies · 529+ views
    The Telegraph Online ^ | 6 December 2005 | Mark Steyn
    Is it just me or are the global warming headlines starting to overheat a little? The Independent on Sunday gave its report on the Montreal climate conference the somewhat overwrought title: "What planet are you on, Mr Bush? (And do you care, Mr Blair?)" Nothing in the rather dull article underneath justified the hectoring hysteria. And, to be honest, I've no real idea what it means. Is the IoS asking whether Mr Blair cares what planet Mr Bush is on? Well, no doubt he'd be startled to hear the President's moving to Pluto, but I expect he'd take it in...
  • Greenhouse gasbags gather in Montreal

    12/03/2005 1:49:52 PM PST · by protest1 · 12 replies · 929+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 3, 2005 | Henry Lamb
    Greenhouse gasbags gather in Montreal Posted: December 3, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Henry Lamb © 2005 Once again, the global warming industry is holding its annual party, this time in Montreal. Nearly 10,000 celebrants have gathered to eat, drink and be merry – and to bash the U.S. for withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol. Less than half the crowd are official delegates from 180 nations; the rest are advocates representing hundreds of non-government organizations. The stated purpose of the meeting is to construct the regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in phase two of the Kyoto Protocol –...
  • Forest Service, bowing to court, embraces Scrooge

    10/11/2005 11:14:53 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 26 replies · 779+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | October 11, 2005 | By Audrey Hudson
    A federal court ruling in favor of environmentalists is forcing the Forest Service to suspend more than 1,500 permits for activities ranging from fire prevention to Boy Scout meetings and also is threatening to delay cutting of the Capitol's Christmas tree until after the new year. A Forest Service regulation that allowed projects determined as having minimal environmental impact to be exempt from environmental studies and reviews was challenged by the Earth Island Institute. Judge James K. Singleton of the Eastern District Court of California ruled in July against a project to remove charred and damaged trees, which could kindle...
  • Accountable Al [Or, how the Enviro-wackos aided the destruction of New Orleans]

    09/15/2005 1:16:35 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 6 replies · 632+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 15 September 2005 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    How the gods do play upon the poor soul who is known to us all as Al Gore. On the day Boy Clinton was impeached they sent him out on the White House lawn to laud The Groper as "one of our greatest presidents." In Campaign 2000, they cast him as the Poor Loser. Ever since he has been wandering the land looking for a friend and intoning preposterosities even more absurd than when he wrote his green classic, Earth in the Balance. There he predicted that all the automobiles in America would soon be parked curbside while Americans squeezed...
  • The "Animal Rights" Movement's Cruelty to Humans

    08/26/2005 3:43:14 AM PDT · by Smile-n-Win · 15 replies · 575+ views
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | August 15, 2005 | Alex Epstein
    The "animal rights" movement has pulled off a deadly deception: promote a vicious, anti-human policy, while feigning benevolent, compassionate motives. The deception takes the form of opposing life-saving medical research--in the name of opposing cruelty to animals. [...] The founder of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, has declared unequivocally that animal research is "immoral even if it's essential" and that "Even painless research is fascism, supremacism." When questioned what her movement's stance would be if animal tests produced a cure for AIDS, Newkirk responded: "We'd be against it." Chris DeRose, founder of the group Last Chance for Animals, writes: "If the death...
  • Edict to dress down leaves Japanese men hot under the collar

    07/05/2005 10:25:52 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 9 replies · 598+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | July 6, 2005 | Julian Ryall
    There are many countries where instructions from no less than the prime minister for office workers to dress more casually would be gratefully seized upon. But not Japan.Efforts led by Junichiro Koizumi to loosen the ties, literally, of his country's famously conformist workforce in a bid to save energy have met with stoic defiance. Since early June, he has been exhorting his ministers, bureaucrats and the corporate world to discard their ties and jackets to make themselves cooler and so reduce electricity use from air conditioners in offices. That, in turn, will reduce global warming, he hopes. Mr Koizumi has...
  • Activists Launch 'No Oil from ANWR' Campaign

    06/28/2005 9:20:36 AM PDT · by hattend · 26 replies · 584+ views
    CNSNEWS,COM ^ | June 28, 2005 | Susan Jones
    Activists Launch 'No Oil from ANWR' Campaign By Susan Jones Senior Editor June 28, 2005 ( - The U.S. Senate finally passed an energy bill on Tuesday, which must now be reconciled with a competing House version - no easy task, given the differences in the two versions, various lawmakers said. Unlike the Senate bill, which does not mention the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the House bill backs ANWR oil exploration - and even projects revenue from ANWR oil and gas leases. President Bush is a strong advocate of Arctic oil exploration as a means of reducing America's dependence...
  • Minnesota men abandon Arctic trek

    06/03/2005 12:49:27 PM PDT · by Minn · 63 replies · 1,306+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 6/3/2005 | Richard Meryhew
    An attempt by two men from northern Minnesota to cross the Arctic Ocean to call attention to global warming ended this morning because of poor weather conditions. Lonnie Dupre, 43, and Eric Larsen, 33, were forced to abandon their planned 100-day, 1,200-mile trek after encountering unexpectedly heavy snow storms, strong winds and unusual ice conditions, according to Jane Kochersperger, a media officer with the environmental group Greenpeace, which co-sponsored the trip
  • Energy Battle Sets Up Duel Between Environmentalists

    05/03/2005 9:24:33 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 10 replies · 370+ views
    FoxNews ^ | May 3, 2005 | unattributed
    CHICAGO — A plan to provide an alternative form of energy in Wisconsin is pitting two sets of environmentalists against each other. Some favor cleaner air, others want to protect nearby wildlife.
  • Swiss glacier to get heat shield

    03/21/2005 10:16:27 PM PST · by Brian328i · 23 replies · 7,821+ views
    ABC News Online (AU) ^ | Tuesday, March 22, 2005. 11:22am (AEDT)
    Swiss technicians are to use a special insulating foam to wrap up a glacier that has been shrinking under the summer sun. Carlo Danioth, in charge of the slopes at the Andermatt resort in central Switzerland, says the Gurschen glacier is to be partially covered with 3,000 square metres of PVC foam from the beginning of May. Mr Danioth says the aim is to halt the melting of the glacier, a phenomenon that has been attributed to global warming. "If the trial is a success, we'll wrap the other part of the glacier too," he said. He added that the...
  • The oil under this wilderness will last the US six months

    03/17/2005 7:09:30 PM PST · by Pikamax · 87 replies · 2,739+ views
    Guardian ^ | 03/18/05 | John Vidal, environment editor
    The oil under this wilderness will last the US six months. But soon the drilling will begin Senate backs exploitation of Alaskan wildlife refuge John Vidal, environment editor Friday March 18, 2005 The Guardian It is described as the last great American wilderness and has been the battle ground between America's most powerful oil interests and environmentalists for more than two decades. But yesterday the giants of the energy industry were celebrating a significant victory and looking forward to the chance to move into one of the most lucrative oil fields left in the US, following the Senate's narrow 51-49...
  • Desalting Plant Siting Raises Fears

    02/12/2005 1:55:45 PM PST · by Willie Green · 29 replies · 731+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 12 | Sara Lin
    Locating desalination facilities next to coastal power generators could extend the use of intakes that kill marine life, environmentalists say. Standing tall on the seashore, the AES power plant, with its naked steel frame, has long been a generator of electricity in Huntington Beach and a killer of marine life. For decades, environmentalists have looked forward to the day when AES and other aging coastal power plants would close, eliminating the cooling water pipes that suck in and destroy tons of fish, seals, crustaceans, larvae and microorganisms every year. But a renewed interest in using old generating stations as bases...
  • CA: Lawmakers announce new push to change Endangered Species Act

    02/10/2005 5:32:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 506+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/10/05 | Erica Werner - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Four leading GOP House members and senators announced a joint effort Thursday to rewrite the Endangered Species Act to toughen up habitat and scientific provisions. Environmentalists immediately criticized the plan as the latest attempt to gut the landmark law. The lawmakers said it was the first time members of the House and Senate had banded together at the beginning of a congressional session to amend the 1973 act. Previous attempts to change the law have failed, but they said this time they hoped to produce a single Endangered Species Act reauthorization bill that could be introduced in...
  • Shooting of bears stirs outcry

    02/10/2005 7:59:36 AM PST · by SmithL · 78 replies · 1,392+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/10/5 | Barte Osborn
    TAHOMA - Public reaction to the shooting Friday of three bears - a mother and two yearling cubs hibernating beneath a west Lake Tahoe cabin - is so intense the homeowners who authorized it fear for their lives. "It's a nightmare - every other call is a threat from someone who's going to burn down my cabin or shoot me on sight," Russ Tonda said Wednesday. Several weeks ago, the Granite Bay man and his wife discovered about $100,000 in damage to a cabin they've owned for 40 years in the Chamberlands neighborhood here. The culprits apparently were the bears,...
  • Sharpton Joins Call for Boycott of KFC

    02/05/2005 2:28:30 PM PST · by schaketo · 99 replies · 1,620+ views
    AP via Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN ^ | February 5, 2005 | AP Staff Writer
    NEW YORK - The Rev. Al Sharpton has joined PETA in calling for a boycott of fast-food chain KFC, in a new TV and radio campaign. Sharpton is urging the black community to join the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' boycott of the franchise, the animal protection group announced Thursday. "If KFC wants to take our money and use it to pay for sloppy practices that hurt animals, I say we send them a message that this is not going to happen," Sharpton says in the ad. Sharpton and PETA are seeking improvements to KFC's practices regarding the...
  • Jumping Mouse Loses Federal Protection (It never really existed!)

    01/30/2005 6:57:48 AM PST · by Grampa Dave · 49 replies · 2,503+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | Jan 29 2005 | JOHN HEILPRIN
    Jumping Mouse Loses Federal Protection Sat Jan 29,12:44 AM ET By JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - The Preble's meadow jumping mouse, once seen as a costly impediment to development, is now viewed by the government as a critter that never really existed — and is no longer in need of federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. AP Photo The Interior Department said Friday that new DNA research shows the 9-inch mouse, which can launch itself a foot and a half into the air and switch direction in mid-flight, is probably identical to another variety of mouse common...
  • The lethal chasm between wind energy hype and reality

    01/29/2005 8:47:50 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 32 replies · 3,494+ views
    CFP ^ | January 29, 2005 | Paul Driessen
    "I would promote wind for power, not damming more rivers," says actor Ed Begley, Jr. It’s low-cost, renewable, inexhaustible, eco-friendly and emits no greenhouse gases. If banks and energy companies financed wind energy projects, they’d help protect wildlife and habitats, "instead of hurting the Earth for oil," intones the Rainforest Action Network. If America devoted a mere 1 percent of its land area to wind turbine farms, it could generate 20 percent of its electricity from wind, asserts the American Wind Energy Association. And if wishes were horses, beggars would ride. Sadly, equine mirages don’t make sound energy policy. They...
  • Unusual Arctic cold raises fears for ozone hole

    01/29/2005 6:48:15 AM PST · by lafroste · 67 replies · 1,954+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 28 January 2005 | Shaoni Bhattacharya
    The seasonal hole in the Arctic ozone layer could be the worst ever this year if the current cold conditions persist, scientists are warning. Temperatures in the Arctic ozone layer are now the coldest for 50 years and have been consistently low for two months. The ozone layer blankets the Earth at an altitude between 15 to 30 kilometres. It is part of a zone called the stratosphere, and absorbs ultraviolet light. European Union scientists said on Friday that if the exceptionally cold temperatures continue, and the persistent polar clouds - which alter the chemistry of the ozone layer -...
  • Judge denies logging halt of fire-killed trees

    01/26/2005 6:14:21 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 601+ views
    AP ^ | 1/26 | JEFF BARNARD
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A federal judge has denied a request to halt logging within the 2002 Biscuit fire brought by environmentalists who claimed the U.S. Forest Service failed to protect hundreds of dead trees that should have been left standing for salmon habitat. Deferring to the scientific expertise of the Forest Service on what trees should be left standing to protect streams, U.S. District Judge Michael Hogan in Eugene ruled that claims brought by the Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics were not serious, and they were unlikely to win in a trial.
  • Woman who died with bear guru was duped.(Treadwell, environut)

    01/21/2005 7:51:46 PM PST · by SolidRedState · 205 replies · 4,956+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 1/16/2005 | Craig Medred
    For 16 months since Amie Huguenard and Timothy Treadwell died in the jaws of a bear at Kaflia Bay on the Katmai Coast, I have been waking up at night with thoughts of this 37-year-old Midwestern woman I never knew. I can't get free of the words in an e-mail from an old boyfriend, sent months after Huguenard's death. "Amie had a kind of naivete about her that added a real sweetness to her entire persona,'' Stephen Bunch wrote. "At times it was easy to convince her of things that were not entirely true. We would let her in on...
  • Environmentalists trade barbs over wind power

    12/29/2004 11:30:03 AM PST · by Willie Green · 23 replies · 767+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Wednesday, December 29, 2004 | David Dishneau, The Associated Press
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- Two Maryland environmental leaders who favor wind power development have demanded the ouster of a Sierra Club official who opposes wind turbines in the western Maryland mountains. The Sierra Club's Maryland chapter said yesterday it saw no reason D. Daniel Boone should step down as the state conservation chairman. The dispute reflects the paradox of a technology that promises cleaner electricity production but which may pose a significant threat to migrating birds and bats in the Appalachian Mountains. It also reveals a split among environmentalists since the San Francisco-based Sierra Club adopted a position favoring extensive study...
  • Exotic Gambian pouch rats worry biologists about ecological effects (way too much time)

    12/27/2004 9:26:42 AM PST · by Elle Bee · 68 replies · 4,884+ views
    Key West Citizen and Bait Wrapper ^ | December 27, 2004 | JIM EPPERSON III
    Exotic Gambian pouch rats worry biologists about ecological effects BY JIM EPPERSON III Citizen Staff The Florida Keys, already dealing with invasive exotics from melaleuca to iguanas, have added another to the list of unwanted newcomers: the African Gambian pouch rat. Biologists and conservationists in the Keys say the rodent needs to be eradicated, before it increases its range and harms native species that live in natural areas of the Keys. Although it is unclear how or why the rat — which can grow as big as a raccoon — was released on Grassy Key, biologists are saying the animal...