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  • Deal Reached To Ban Plastic Grocery Bags In Calif.

    01/23/2014 8:57:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 76 replies
    AP) ^ | January 23, 2014 7:31 PM
    Key California legislators have reached an agreement that could lead to a statewide ban on carry-out plastic bags at supermarkets, liquor stores and pharmacies by 2016, officials said Thursday.
  • Cameron to Shoot 3 'Avatar' Sequels in New Zealand

    12/15/2013 5:49:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    ABC ^ | December 16, 2013
    Cameron says he plans to complete principal shooting on the three movies at one time, perhaps over a period of about nine months.
  • Barbie Protest Success For Greenpeace Activists

    06/13/2011 9:41:08 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    Long Island Press ^ | 13 June 2011 | Erika Domnitz
    Dear Barbie, it’s over, from Ken. Last Tuesday, the Greenpeace environmentalist organization staged a protest outside of Mattel Inc.’s head office in El Segundo, California near Los Angeles. Activists hung a giant poster with a picture of a sad Ken doll with the message: “Barbie, it’s over. I don’t date girls that are into deforestation.” Although the California protest was expected to be much more powerful and theatrical, it did elscalate enough for firefighters to arrive and police officers to make 10 arrests. One of the people arrested was a woman by the name of Elise Nabors, who was dressed...
  • Virginia may compost roadkill

    04/23/2011 3:22:47 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 40 replies
    dailypress.com ^ | Corey Nelson | 21 April 2011
    The Virginia Department of Transportation is considering composting roadkill, a move boosters say will save money and improve the environment. The agency spends $4.4 million annually removing and disposing of thousands of animal carcasses found on the 57,867 miles of road it maintains. [snip] The remainder typically bury the animals along the roadside. That's a problem because nutrients and bacteria, such as fecal coliform, released by the carcasses can reach waterways, Donaldson said. "It's like super-concentrated fertilizer," she said. "It all goes into the [Chesapeake] Bay ultimately." Also, landfills are sources of methane, a greenhouse gas that most climate scientists...
  • German-designed house makes enough power to charge an electric car

    12/14/2010 7:45:26 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 36 replies · 2+ views
    Inhabit.com ^ | 12/14/10 | Andrew Michler
    Saw this article today from a link a friend sent me. He thought it was cool. Apparently, the University of Stuttgart has designed a house that generates enough power that you can charge your electric vehicle without plugging into the power grid.
  • Bradys’ pigskin palace slammed(enviroweenies upset alert)

    04/25/2010 12:28:36 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 41 replies · 1,265+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | April 25, 2010 | Renee Dudley and Katy Jordan
    ...How big a space do two people need?” asked Philip Dowds, a Massachusetts Sierra Club official and professional architect. “A 20,000 square-foot house - the resources that it takes to put it together and the land that it needs, this just can’t happen anymore.”
  • Two words: Nuclear Batteries

    10/12/2009 12:37:11 PM PDT · by anymouse · 57 replies · 2,442+ views
    Yahoo Tech ^ | ct 9, 2009 | Christopher Null
    (snip> Now comes word that nuclear batteries may actually become an honest-to-God reality, no foolin'. Researchers at the University of Missouri say they've achieved the unthinkable, and that a pint-sized power cell based on radioactive decay can last a ridiculously long time: a million times as long as a conventional battery, enough to keep putting out a charge for hundreds of years. Nuclear batteries already exist, but historically they have been quite large (and used only on things like spacecraft). The new design involves the use of a liquid semiconductor, which is less susceptible to damage from nuclear radiation than...
  • Greenpeace ruling overturned ( criminal negligence reinstated )

    07/06/2008 10:44:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 390+ views
    The Fort Mill Times ^ | July 03, 2008 | RACHEL D'ORO
    A Ketchikan jury correctly convicted a Greenpeace ship's captain of criminal negligence for sailing in Alaska waters without the proper oil spill response plan, the state appeals court ruled Thursday. The opinion partly cancels a 2005 decision by a Ketchikan judge to overturn guilty verdicts against Greenpeace Inc. and Arctic Sunrise Capt. Arne Sorensen of misdemeanor charges. At the time of its anti-logging campaign, the ship was carrying more than 70,000 gallons of "petroleum products," according to district court documents. In Alaska, non-tank vessels larger than 400 gross tons must file an oil spill response plan application five days before...
  • Shell Gives up on Beaufort This Year

    06/20/2008 3:21:08 PM PDT · by blu · 9 replies · 103+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 06-20-08 | WESLEY LOY
    Shell says it's giving up on plans to drill in the Beaufort Sea this year due to an unresolved court challenge. This marks the second straight year the Dutch oil giant has been forced to shelve its offshore-drilling plans over the court case. The decision comes only a day after Shell won a hard-fought air pollution permit for its drilling operations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The North Slope Borough, the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission and environmental groups last year blocked Shell's drilling plans in a court challenge aimed not at the company directly but at the U.S. Minerals...
  • Gore calls for quick action on warming

    05/05/2008 12:04:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 84 replies · 115+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 5, 2008 | JENNIFER SMITH RICHARDS
    Last night, Al Gore preached to the choir. The polar ice caps are melting at an alarming rate, droughts are dragging on, floods are getting stronger and today alone, an additional 170 million tons of carbon dioxide has been dumped into the Earth's atmosphere, he told a crowd of believers at Value City Arena. "The planet has a fever," he said. It needs to be saved, to be fixed immediately. "This is our home. We don't have another planet to go to. Don't let anybody tell you we're going to get on rocket ships and go to a new planet....
  • Seattle officials propose 20-cent grocery-bag fee (Jan 1, if city council approves)

    05/04/2008 5:12:17 PM PDT · by Stoat · 113 replies · 115+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | April 3, 2008 | Sharon Pian Chan
    (edit)   Nickels and City Council President Richard Conlin proposed a 20-cent "green fee" Wednesday on all disposable bags to encourage customers to carry their milk and eggs home in their own bags. Forget the canvas sacks at home? Shoppers at grocery, convenience and drug stores will pay the price starting Jan. 1, if the City Council approves. A family buying six bags of groceries a week would spend $62.40 a year in bag fees. The city will issue one free reusable shopping bag to each household."The answer to the question 'Paper or plastic?' should be 'Neither,' " Nickels...
  • Anti-sealing activists to appear in court ( Sea Shepherd )

    04/13/2008 9:40:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies · 332+ views
    CBC News ^ | April 13, 2008
    The captain and first officer of the anti-sealing ship the Farley Mowat were due to appear in court in Sydney, N.S., on Sunday, a day after their arrest off the west coast of Newfoundland. They have been charged with interfering with the seal hunt after a confrontation with a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker two weeks ago. Their vessel was boarded and seized Saturday in the Gulf of St. Lawrence by RCMP officers, working with officials from the federal Fisheries Department and the coast guard... Paul Watson of the international group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which owns the vessel, said its...
  • Greenpeace 'to blame'

    01/11/2006 6:55:01 PM PST · by george76 · 40 replies · 1,414+ views
    AFP...News 24...South Africa ^ | 11/01/2006 | (SA)
    Japan on Wednesday released a video in a bid to prove Greenpeace targeted its whaling ship in an Antarctic collision this week and accused the environmentalists of violent tactics. Japan's main whaling body put a video on its website that showed Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise moving steadily forward before hitting the whaling ship Nisshin Maru, whose movement was impeded by another whaling vessel nearby. "It was a deliberate action to get media coverage," Japan's Institute for Cetacean Research said in a statement. "The Arctic Sunrise could have avoided this collision. Instead the skipper turned the boat into the path of the...
  • Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

    01/11/2006 7:50:02 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 460+ views
    Activist Cash - Center for Consumer Freedom ^ | 2006 | Center for Consumer Freedom
    “We’re not a protest organization, we’re a policing organization,” Paul Watson...of his Sea Shepherd... A pirate organization is more like it. Sporting the skull and crossbones, his black or battleship-gray ships sail menacingly through the waves. They are painted with the names of the boats Watson has rammed and sunk. The ships are fitted with...a concrete-filled bow made for ramming, and an attachment dubbed the “can opener” that can tear open a boat’s hull. In his book Earth Warrior, David Morris writes that Watson wears a long bowie knife at his side and carries AK-47s on board. He blasts Richard...
  • Japanese whalers seize British protester and tie him to harpoon ship

    01/15/2008 7:43:41 PM PST · by Stoat · 170 replies · 539+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 15, 2008 | RICHARD SHEARS
    Japanese whalers seize British protester and tie him to harpoon shipBy RICHARD SHEARS - More by this author » Last updated at 23:00pm on 15th January 2008This is the moment a British anti-whaling activist was taken captive on a Japanese harpoon ship. Giles Lane appears to be crying out in pain as the sailors surround him and bind him. In the dramatic pictures his companion, an Australian, is wrapped around with rope and seems powerless to help. Scroll down for more... Captured: Giles Lane, left, appears to cry out while his Australian companion (right) looks on Colleagues of the pair...
  • Duncan Hunter Is Zero Percent Green

    12/20/2007 4:08:14 PM PST · by pissant · 70 replies · 294+ views
    IrregularNews ^ | 12/20/07 | staff
    Duncan Hunter, arepresentative in Congress for Southern California and Republican presidential candidate in 2008, seems to hardly have ever met an environmental cause that he gave a damn about. In fact, in 2006, Congressman Hunter didn’t meet a single piece of environmental legislation that he was willing to support. His rating in the League of Conservation Voters National Environmental Scorecard for 2006 was zero percent. Duncan Hunter didn’t vote in favor of keeping the environment clean one single time. That kind of extremist, stubborn refusal to act as a steward of the Earth has no place in the White House...
  • Europe furious at US climate call (Bush on the right track alert)

    Euroweenies mad? Aw.
  • Al Gore, Rock Star

    02/24/2007 8:21:36 PM PST · by lainie · 61 replies · 1,177+ views
    Wappo ^ | 2-25-2007 | William Booth
    Oscar Hopeful May Be America's Coolest Ex-Vice President Ever "The Goracle" will arrive by hybrid eco-limo and, surrounded by fellow Hollywood greenies Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio, will stroll down the red carpet at the Academy Awards to answer the immortal question: "Al, who are you wearing?" Incredible as it may seem, Al Gore is not only totally carbon neutral, but geek-chic cool. No velvet rope can stop him. He rolls with Diddy. He is on first-name basis, for real, with Ludacris. But what does this mean? And how did it happen? Did Gore change? Or did the climate --...
  • “Energy Independence”: A Formula For Attacking Energy Production

    01/08/2007 12:51:24 PM PST · by vadum · 12 replies · 686+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | January 2007 | James Dellinger
    Environmentalist groups want the new Congress to reject common sense policies encouraging more domestic energy production to wean America off foreign energy. Instead, green groups want to discourage energy production and consumption of the most readily available sources: coal, oil and natural gas, because they generate carbon dioxide (CO2), and nuclear, which produces no CO2. For green groups, “energy independence” seems to mean not depending on energy! Will the new Congress yield to their pressures? Green groups say they want public policies that will make the U.S. less dependent on foreign energy sources, but they oppose efforts to produce energy...
  • Dems hope to ban Alaskan oil drilling

    01/06/2007 7:53:32 AM PST · by saganite · 88 replies · 2,088+ views
    NorthWest Herald/AP ^ | 06 Jan 06 | staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Opponents of oil drilling in an Alaskan wildlife refuge are going on the offense after playing defense for a quarter of a century. They want the new Democratic Congress to make an oft-challenged drilling ban permanent. Legislation introduced in the House on Friday would make the oil-rich 1.2 million-acre coastal strip of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a permanently protected wilderness, and end repeated efforts to open the area east of the Prudhoe oil field to energy companies. “The consensus is that there should not be drilling in the refuge, so the logical next step is to...
  • Environmentalists sue to block Maryland's Intercounty Connector

    12/21/2006 10:52:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 554+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 20, 2006 | Sarah Karush
    WASHINGTON - Environmental groups filed two court challenges Wednesday aimed at blocking construction of Maryland's Intercounty Connector, a highway that officials say will ease commutes and take vehicles off local streets. The 18-mile, six-lane highway connecting Interstate 270 in Montgomery County with Interstate 95 in Prince George's County has long been championed by regional business groups, but faced stiff opposition from environmentalists as well as concerns over its cost. It finally won federal approval in May. In one lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, Environmental Defense and the Sierra Club claim the air quality analysis conducted by federal...
  • Two Arrested for Protest at NOAA Office

    10/23/2006 12:55:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 708+ views
    AP ^ | 10/23/6 | STEPHEN MANNING
    Silver Spring, Md. -- Two environmentalists spent about four hours Monday perched on a ledge over an entrance to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration building to protest what they said is the agency's suppression of information on global warming. The pair unfurled a banner that read "Bush: Let NOAA Tell the Truth," while a small group of demonstrators handed out fliers on a nearby sidewalk. Police eventually used a cherry picker from a nearby construction site to reach the demonstrators and lower them to the ground. Both men, Ted Glick, 56, and Paul Burman, 23, were charged with disorderly...

    05/25/2006 12:46:14 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 280 replies · 13,582+ views
    fox news
  • Environmentalism secrets

    04/10/2006 6:32:14 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies · 1,280+ views
    eco.freedom.org ^ | April 1, 2006 | Fred Gielow
    If you think environmentalism is all about saving the Earth, protecting the whales, stopping pollution, and the like, here's some news. It's not! Listen to what environmental advocates themselves have to say: "I think if we don't overthrow capitalism, we don't have a chance of saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have an ecologically sound society under socialism. I don't think it's possible under capitalism." Judi Bari, Earth First! member.[Environmentalism equals replacing capitalism with socialism.] "The environmentalist's dream is an egalitarian society, based on rejection of economic growth, a smaller population, eating lower on the food...
  • Car culture heightens earthquake danger in California: scientists

    04/09/2006 8:30:01 PM PDT · by NCjim · 25 replies · 1,630+ views
    AFP ^ | April 9, 2006
    SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - As California recalls the catastrophic earthquake that struck San Francisco 100 years ago, seismologists warn that the golden state's love of cars could turn into a fatal attraction in the quake-prone state. Elevated freeways, highway overpasses, and garages built under homes are vulnerable to crashing down when the earth shudders, said seismologist Jack Boatwright of the US Geological Survey. "The automobile culture is really a knife in the heart of earthquake preparedness," Boatwright told AFP. "We are only as strong as our weakest overpass." Another key weakness is structural, including building code oversights exposed by the...
  • Freep a poll! (My favorite "unbiased" pollsters! Always funny)

    04/04/2006 1:31:16 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 6 replies · 425+ views
    countypressonline.com ^ | 4-4-06 | Countypressonline
    Is the predicted $3,000 cost increase for cars too high a price to pay to have Pennsylvania meet California Emissions Standards. Yes, California is not a role model for anything. No, $3,000 is chump change. I can afford it, and if you can’t, you should be walking.
  • Bush's Chat With Novelist Alarms Environmentalists [Michael Crichton]

    02/18/2006 9:03:04 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 119 replies · 3,844+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 19, 2006 | MICHAEL JANOFSKY
    One of the perquisites of being president is the ability to have the author of a book you enjoyed pop into the White House for a chat. Over the years, a number of writers have visited President Bush, including Natan Sharansky, Bernard Lewis and John Lewis Gaddis. And while the meetings are usually private, they rarely ruffle feathers. Now, one has. In his new book about Mr. Bush, "Rebel in Chief: Inside the Bold and Controversial Presidency of George W. Bush," Fred Barnes recalls a visit to the White House last year by Michael Crichton, whose 2004 best-selling novel, "State...
  • The End of the World Is Near Bill Clinton Says So

    02/04/2006 2:47:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1,987+ views
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | February 3, 2006 | CFIF
    In our urgency to deal with really urgent stuff over the past few weeks, we have been piling up news articles regarding what some regard as a universal urgency. That would be global warming or Global Warming or GLOBAL WARMING, depending on one's perspective, provided that one has a perspective. Bill Clinton, speaking last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that mother of all junkets for rich folks who take themselves very seriously, said that GLOBAL WARMING bothered him a bunch. "It's the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of...
  • Asthmatics Beware: The Government May Ban Your Inhaler

    01/27/2006 3:07:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 102 replies · 2,204+ views
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | January 26, 2006 | CFIF
    Eco-terrorists have struck again. Not in the dead of night, to be pursued by diligent agents of the FBI, but right out in the open, in a public meeting, under the auspices of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On January 24, one of those ubiquitous FDA panels of "outside experts" voted, by an 11 to seven margin, to recommend that FDA ban non-prescription, over-the-counter asthma inhalers, used routinely by millions of asthma-sufferers to control the symptoms of their debilitating condition. As frequently noted in the press, while such recommendations are not binding, they are most often adopted. The...
  • A space station view on giant lightning (May play role in global warming!)

    10/04/2005 6:56:49 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 41 replies · 2,028+ views
    European Space Agency (ESA) ^ | October 3, 2005 | Staff
    Do giant flashes of lightning striking upwards from thunder clouds merely pose an extraordinarily spectacular view? Or do they actually alter the chemical composition of the atmosphere, playing a role in ozone depletion and the climate on Earth? This is the key question that may be answered by specially designed cameras, which ESA proposes to place on board the International Space Station. The International Space Station (ISS) is the ideal setting for studies of spectacular natural phenomena well hidden from us on Earth - so-called red sprites, blue jets and elves: vast flashes of lightning striking not from clouds to...
  • NYT: In a Melting Trend, Less Arctic Ice to Go Around

    09/29/2005 6:20:00 AM PDT · by OESY · 19 replies · 642+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 29, 2005 | ANDREW C. REVKIN
    The floating cap of sea ice on the Arctic Ocean shrank this summer to what is probably its smallest size in at least a century of record keeping, continuing a trend toward less summer ice, a team of climate experts reported yesterday. The Cryosphere Today (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign) That shift is hard to explain without attributing it in part to human-caused global warming, the team's members and other experts on the region said. The change also appears to be headed toward becoming self-sustaining: the increased open water absorbs solar energy that would otherwise be reflected back into space...
  • Greens vs. Levees - Destructive river-management philosophy

    09/08/2005 6:01:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies · 2,187+ views
    National Review online ^ | September 8, 2005 | John Berlau
    With all that has happened in the state, it’s understandable that the Louisiana chapter of the Sierra Club may not have updated its website. But when its members get around to it, they may want to change the wording of one item in particular. The site brags that the group is “working to keep the Atchafalaya Basin,” which adjoins the Mississippi River not far from New Orleans, “wet and wild.” These words may seem especially inappropriate after the breaking of the levee that caused the tragic events in New Orleans last week. But “wet and wild” has a larger significance...
  • Katrina and Disgusting Exploitation By James K. Glassman Published 08/31/2005

    08/31/2005 5:12:47 PM PDT · by MBombardier · 20 replies · 1,034+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 08/31/2005 | James K. Glassman
    A profound tragedy is unfolding in New Orleans, the most beautiful city in America, with the richest cultural history and the most wonderful style of living. I lived in New Orleans for seven years. I was married there. My children were born there. I have many friends there. My daughter, her husband and their little baby managed to get out of the city ahead of the flood on Sunday, driving 14 hours into Texas with the few belongings they could stuff into their car. They have no idea what has become of their house and their possessions, not to mention...
  • Clear skies end global dimming(now cleaner air is causing global warmimg)

    06/20/2005 3:43:00 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 66 replies · 1,446+ views
    Our planet's air has cleared up in the past decade or two, allowing more sunshine to reach the ground, say two studies in Science this week. Reductions in industrial emissions in many countries, along with the use of particulate filters for car exhausts and smoke stacks, seem to have reduced the amount of dirt in the atmosphere and made the sky more transparent. That sounds like very good news. But the researchers say that more solar energy arriving on the ground will also make the surface warmer, and this may add to the problems of global warming. More sunlight will...
  • Arctic trek falls prey to elements (Global warming protest cancelled due to cold weather)

    06/15/2005 3:01:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies · 829+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | June 4, 2005 | Richard Meryhew
    It took 2 1/2 years for polar explorers Lonnie Dupre and Eric Larsen to plan their trek across the Arctic Ocean. But once launched, it took only three weeks for it to fall apart. Amid a stretch of extraordinarily heavy snowfall, strong winds and broken and shifting ice, the two men from Grand Marais, Minn., who had hoped to become the first adventurers to cross the Arctic Ocean in summer, abandoned their expedition Thursday after advancing only 45 miles in 24 days. Conditions were so treacherous, in fact, that the men, who had hoped to make the crossing to call...
  • Too good to let go. Kyoto protest beaten back by inflamed petrol traders

    04/23/2005 11:56:27 AM PDT · by Betaille · 31 replies · 1,093+ views
    Britain February 17, 2005 Oil on troubled waters: a protester is led to a bus requisitioned by police to hold them (RICHARD POHLE) Kyoto protest beaten back by inflamed petrol traders By Laura Peek and Liz Chong WHEN 35 Greenpeace protesters stormed the International Petroleum Exchange (IPE) yesterday they had planned the operation in great detail. What they were not prepared for was the post-prandial aggression of oil traders who kicked and punched them back on to the pavement. “We bit off more than we could chew. They were just Cockney barrow boy spivs. Total thugs,” one protester said, rubbing...
  • 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 -...
  • Media Linking Killer Tsunami to Global Warming

    12/28/2004 2:35:18 AM PST · by kattracks · 100 replies · 6,940+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 12/28/04 | David Thibault
    (CNSNews.com) - With the world's attention focused on the earthquake/tsunami that has claimed tens of thousands of lives in at least ten countries that surround the Indian Ocean, media organizations like Reuters are pinning part of the blame for the catastrophe on "global warming." "A creeping rise in sea levels tied to global warming, pollution and damage to coral reefs may make coastlines even more vulnerable to disasters like tsunamis or storms in [the] future," wrote Alister Doyle, an environmental correspondent for Reuters, who attributed the opening paragraph of the story to "experts." However, Doyle's story did not contain...
  • 0 - 60 in under 4 seconds... 130 mph top speed... without gas?

    12/07/2004 6:23:20 PM PST · by fo0hzy · 277 replies · 5,546+ views
    Even though it's Ferrari red, zooms from zero to 60 in four seconds, and has a sensuous black leather dash with the same Motech data display found in Grand Prix race cars, this is not your typical little red sports car. At stoplights, adjacent drivers often ask Rick Woodbury for a card and where they can buy his car. For starters, it's smaller. Or rather, smallest. At 39 inches wide and 8 feet 5 inches long, it's skinnier than some motorcycles and shorter than many a living-room couch. It runs on batteries, not gas. And, if the thing ever makes...
  • Are you destroying the rainforest on your BBQ this weekend? (BARF ALERT)

    08/27/2004 6:32:47 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 14 replies · 1,077+ views
    Friends of the Earth ^ | 8/28/04 | FOE Press Release
    Are you destroying the rainforest on your BBQ this weekend? Aug 28 Summer barbecues are contributing to the destruction of the Indonesian and Amazonian rainforests, Friends of the Earth said today, in a new briefing highlighting the damage caused by illegal logging and intensive production of soy and palm oil [1]. Chicken, beef burgers, veggie burgers, bread, crisps and prawns are all contributing to rainforest destruction - and yet UK consumers remain oblivious to the trail of destruction these every day goods leave in their wake. Friends of the Earth is calling on the Government to impose tougher social and...
  • No Science, No Seafood

    07/18/2004 7:43:24 PM PDT · by samtheman · 34 replies · 1,207+ views
    Center For Consumer Freedom ^ | July 13, 2004 | Center For Consumer Freedom
    You know things are getting bad when a conference sponsored by seemingly mainstream groups like the Ocean Conservancy and the Pew Charitable Trusts includes a panel on "direct action" featuring the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's "Captain" Paul Watson. An open promoter of violence, Watson declares there's "nothing wrong with being a terrorist, as long as you win." Yesterday he told the self-described "seaweed rebels" at the conference on ocean health: "We can no longer afford to eat any seafood." After announcing that Sea Shepherd is "proudly a pirate organization," Watson insisted: ... we have got to cease and desist and...
  • Greenpeace sends "inspectors" to US embassy in Oslo

    02/12/2003 5:33:56 PM PST · by Brett66 · 25 replies · 442+ views
    Spacedaily ^ | 2/12/03 | AFP
    Greenpeace sends "inspectors" to US embassy in Oslo OSLO (AFP) Feb 12, 2003 International environmental group Greenpeace on Wednesday sent "inspectors" to the US embassy in Oslo to "carry out weapons inspections", it said. "The inspection is taking place because of the United States' incompetence when it comes to respecting United Nations treaties on reducing the number of weapons of mass destruction," Greenpeace said in a statement. "The inspectors are asking the embassy to show a real spirit of cooperation," it said. Joined by telephone by AFP, one of the initiators of the action, Carl Johansen, later said the embassy...
  • Group may have ticket to ridding streets of SUVs 'Fines' drive home point to drivers

    08/25/2002 2:53:38 PM PDT · by weegee · 181 replies · 1,209+ views
    New York Times via Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 24, 2002, 11:53PM | By AARON DONOVAN
    NEW YORK -- With people crowding the sidewalks and music from clubs and cars in the air, it was the kind of summer night in Greenwich Village when energy seems to emanate from the pavement. Joseph Edmonds, in a dark baseball cap and a white polo shirt, might have been looking for the right nightclub. Instead, he was looking down the lines of parked cars. Halfway down the block from a busy corner, he spotted one that towered above the others, its shiny gray paint reflecting light from the streetlamp overhead. "I'm going to get that Excursion down there," he...
  • Mating Turtles Delay Bridge Work

    08/05/2002 6:04:46 AM PDT · by Dallas · 7 replies · 388+ views
    MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Work on a bridge will be delayed because it is not allowed during turtle mating season. County officials planned to replace the Cherry Hill Bridge in the fall, but state law prevents them from disturbing the area during mating season. They have not decided when the work will begin at the Montgomery Township site. While it was not immediately known what species was found in the area, environmentalists say they likely are wood turtles, which are protected by the state. They say the work could stir up silt, which could kill the turtles. Copyright ©...