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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 ó 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 Ė 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 ‚Äúsustainability‚ÄĚ 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‚Äô Brundtland report, which coined ‚Äúsustainable development‚ÄĚ 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 ó 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
    ďItís nature. Iím sorry itís negatively affecting you,Ē 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. ďThe beavers have won,Ē 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
    MiamiHerald.com ^ | 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 canít 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. Itís 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 ďglobal warming?Ē Thatís 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 (£58 million) spent to date is not about a seat in Congress. Itís 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 ó 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.