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  • Oregon’s First Environmental Literacy Plan Completed

    10/29/2010 8:39:12 AM PDT · by epithermal · 10 replies
    BusinessWire ^ | Oct 7, 2010 | Unknown
    The plan articulates that environmentally literate students, upon graduation, will demonstrate proficiency in each of the following areas: * Understand the physical and biological world and our interdependent relationship with it * Understand and apply systems thinking concepts and tools * Understand one’s relationship to the local, regional, national and global community * Investigate options for, plan and create a sustainable future * Understand and achieve personal and civic responsibility Oregon’s Environmental Literacy Plan will be submitted to the Oregon legislature and considered for full adoption by the State Board of Education later this year. To implement the plan, Oregon...
  • Wind Energy's Ghosts

    10/24/2010 10:12:38 AM PDT · by epithermal · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 15, 2010 | Andrew Walden
    European wind developers are fleeing the EU's expiring wind subsidies, shuttering factories, laying off workers, and leaving billions of Euros of sovereign debt and a continent-wide financial crisis in their wake. But their game is not over. Already they are tapping a new vein of lucre from the taxpayers and ratepayers of the United States. -snip- In the best wind spots on earth, over 14,000 turbines were simply abandoned. Spinning, post-industrial junk which generates nothing but bird kills.
  • High Battery Cost Curbs Electric Cars

    10/19/2010 7:12:38 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 54 replies
    WSJ ^ | OCTOBER 17, 2010 | MIKE RAMSEY
    Unlike Other Devices, Power Packs May Not Enjoy Major Economies of Scale The push to get electric cars on the road is backed by governments and auto makers around the world, but they face a big hurdle: the stubbornly high cost of the giant battery packs, which can account for more than half the cost of an electric vehicle. Both the industry and government are betting that a quick takeoff in electric-car sales will drive down the battery prices. But a number of scientists and automotive engineers believe cost reductions will be hard to come by. Unlike with tires or...
  • Oct. 10: Most Widespread Day of Environmental Action in History

    10/10/2010 4:33:08 PM PDT · by epithermal · 35 replies
    PRNewswire ^ | 10/8/2010 | SOURCE 350.org
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 7,000 events are planned in 188 countries for this Sunday's Global Work Party, a day of action coordinated by 350.org to push politicians to take action on climate change. There are more than 400 work parties planned across California, a broad show of support for clean energy solutions in advance of a contentious election. "Politicians may still be debating climate change, but citizens are getting to work solving it," said Bill McKibben, renowned environmental author and founder of 350.org "I'm tired of sitting around and watching politicians argue," said Actress Ellen Page, who sent...
  • Enviro-Freaks Advocate Murdering Child Dissidents

    10/02/2010 6:25:26 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 24 replies
    Proving that some things are impossible to satirize, the British environmentalist group 10:10 has produced a short propaganda film that at first glance appears to be something that Rush Limbaugh would've created to mock environmental extremism. Oh, but it's not. 10:10, which gets its name from the goal of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 10 percent annually starting in 2010, means it for real. The four-minute commercial, which can be found here , is called "No Pressure" and is divided into three main segments: a teacher with her class of middle schoolers, a corporate pep-talk in an office building lobby,...
  • API, NPRA file motions in oil sands lawsuit (envirowackos vs DOD)

    10/02/2010 8:57:15 AM PDT · by epithermal · 11 replies
    Oil and Gas Journal ^ | Sep 30, 2010 | Nick Snow
    WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 30 -- The American Petroleum Institute, National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, and US Chamber of Commerce moved on Sept. 29 to intervene in two environmental organizations’ lawsuit seeking to keep the US Department of Defense from using fuel produced from Canadian oil sands. The Sierra Club and the Knoxville, Tenn.-based Southern Alliance for Clean Energy sued DOD, its energy support center, and its logistics agency on June 18 in US District Court for Northern California. Their suit also named US Defense Sec. Robert M. Gates and the two divisions’ leaders as defendants. The action alleged that the...
  • The 10:10 Project and 9-11, or, No Pressure

    10/01/2010 11:35:19 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 36 replies · 1+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 10-2-2010 | grey_whiskers
    Today, a group called the 10.10 project came out with a pro-environmental video which has gathered a LOT of negative publicity. The group has since issued the canonical retrenchment-couched-as-an-apology "to those who really deserve this, but who are clueless enough to have admitted their guilt by being offended, we are sorry you're stupid". But, uncharacteristically, the group has ONLY pulled the video from its own website, and is making no effort to scrub it from the web at large. (Which is probably a good thing, as the video has gone viral within twelve hours). What is the video? You can...
  • FWS to study coastal plain, ANWR areas for wilderness status

    09/29/2010 12:50:17 PM PDT · by epithermal · 4 replies
    Oil and Gas Journal ^ | Sep 28, 2010 | Nick Snow
    WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 28 -- Reviews of the coastal plain and two other study areas within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for possible federal wilderness designation will begin now that initial public comments have been gathered for updating ANWR’s 1988 comprehensive conservation plan, the US Fish and Wildlife Service said on Sept. 27. The three areas comprise almost all of ANWR’s acreage that is not already wilderness, according to FWS’s Region 7 office in Anchorage. The coastal plain is believed to have substantial petroleum resources but is presently off-limits for leasing, development, or any other oil and gas activity. FWS...
  • 40 groups write Northwest lawmakers on wide loads

    09/24/2010 9:10:22 AM PDT · by epithermal · 12 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | September 23, 2010 | AP
    BOISE, Idaho — Forty environmental groups told Northwest lawmakers they want a "full project assessment" of oil equipment transports through Idaho and Montana to tar sands in Alberta, Canada. Exxon Mobil has proposed more than 200 oversized shipments weighing up to 300 tons starting this winter from the inland port city of Lewiston along a narrow mountain highway on their way to the Kearl Oil Sands.
  • Enviros erupt at copper/gold/moly/silver project prospect near Mt St Helens

    09/06/2010 8:20:54 AM PDT · by epithermal · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Mineweb ^ | 2 Sep 2010 | Dorothy Kosich
    The prospect of even a small exploration drilling program near the site of one of the worst U.S. natural disasters in modern memory has environmentalists blowing their tops. As Ascot Resources announced they have begun exploration drilling on the Mt. Margaret property , a former Duval Corp. property located in the St. Helens Mining District of Skamania County in Washington State, Oregon-based environmentalists say even Ascot's small drilling program has no business disturbing the Mount St. Helens National Monument.
  • beach access news at obx

    09/04/2010 6:16:41 PM PDT · by VaRepublican · 56 replies
    Screw you NC government.
  • Federal judge orders revised spotted-owl plan

    09/04/2010 3:18:38 PM PDT · by epithermal · 5 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | September 3, 2010 | Phuong Le
    SEATTLE — A federal judge is requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to revise a Bush administration recovery plan for the northern spotted owl, and the federal agency said Thursday it plans to release a draft next week. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ruled Wednesday that the federal agency must come up with a revised recovery plan within nine months for the threatened bird, which has been at the center of a long battle over logging in the Northwest because it lives in old growth forests. The judge also required revisions to the owl's critical habitat, which...
  • Greenpeace wants Facebook center off coal fuel

    09/01/2010 3:23:21 PM PDT · by epithermal · 8 replies
    AP ^ | September 1, 2010 | ARTHUR MAX
    AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Greenpeace said about 500,000 Facebook users have urged the world's largest online social network to abandon plans to buy electricity from a coal-based energy company for its new data center in the U.S. Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo sent a letter Wednesday to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg warning that the company risked its reputation and financial health if it ignored the environmental impacts of its actions.
  • California's pioneering e-waste program a model gone wrong

    07/19/2010 10:35:04 AM PDT · by Spktyr · 4 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 18, 2010 | Tom Knudson
    Story at link: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/07/18/2897609/californias-pioneering-e-waste.html#ixzz0u9NMWP00
  • ‘Green’ Energy Company Threatens Economics Professor … with Package of Dismantled Bomb Parts

    06/24/2010 1:09:57 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 24 | Chris Horner
    The author of a damning study about the failure of Spain's "green jobs" program — a story broken here at PJM — received the threatening package on Tuesday from solar energy company Thermotechnic.....
  • "Gasland," film on Marcellus Shale drilling's environment effects, to be screened in Carlisle

    06/16/2010 12:11:29 PM PDT · by epithermal · 30 replies · 341+ views
    PennLive.com ^ | June 03, 2010 | Donald Gilliland
    Kathryn Klaber, the executive director of Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry group, said, "Our understanding, based on previews of the film, is that it’s loaded with misleading claims and untruths, and completely fails to recognize the well-known fact that hydraulic fracturing has been used in this state for a half-century, and according to state and federal regulators, has never once been found to adversely impact the public’s underground drinking water supplies."
  • Moving manzanita bush costs S.F. a small fortune

    06/02/2010 9:57:52 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies · 876+ views
    SF Gate ^ | June 2, 2010 | Andrew Ross
    Money may not grow on trees, but it sure cost taxpayers a bundle to move a bush that was found growing in the path of the Doyle Drive rebuild. Not just any bush - this was the Franciscan manzanita, a city native that was thought for 60 years to be extinct until the bush was spotted late last year. With the final bills in, the cost of moving the bush in January came to $175,000 - $140,000 to dig up and move the shrub, and $35,000 for "support" services from geological, botanical and climate experts in preparation for its new...
  • The EPA's Shocking Power Grab (making federal decisions without the consent of Congress)

    05/20/2010 8:44:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies · 1,213+ views
    Forbes ^ | 5/18/10 | George Allen and Marlo Lewis
    The EPA's Shocking Power GrabThe agency is making federal decisions without the consent of Congress George Allen and Marlo Lewis, 05.18.10, 04:16 PM EDT The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is carrying out one of the biggest power grabs in American history. The agency has positioned itself to regulate fuel economy, set climate policy for the nation and amend the Clean Air Act--powers never delegated to it by Congress. It has done this by declaring greenhouse gas emissions a danger to public health and welfare, in a proceeding known as the "endangerment finding." On Tuesday the U.S. Senate will debate and...
  • Chef Ramsay, animal rights activists, envirowackos and communists in the kitchen

    05/19/2010 6:37:46 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies · 609+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | 5/18/10 | Mainestategop
    In an article I posted on my blog and expanded on freerepublic I mentioned that Chef Gordon Ramsay demanded that government establish dietary standards and force people to eat what THEY thought was best and to punish them through taxes and other means. In particular he attacked parents of obese children. Many of these children in fact suffer from other problems genetic or organic that lead to their obesity. For those unfamiliar, Gordon Ramsay is a world class chef and celebrity known for outbursts and a short temper as well as a filthy mouth. Lately he has also begun to...
  • Glenn Beck: Meet Maurice Strong

    05/14/2010 6:33:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 86 replies · 2,184+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 13, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    Great job on shining the FOX flashlight on man-behind-the-curtain Maurice Strong last night. You asked for people to send you information on Strong.