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  • Craig liquor stores pull New Belgium beer for supporting WildEarth Guardians ( Colorado)

    06/09/2015 4:18:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Steamboat Pilot & Today ^ | June 8, 2015 | Noelle Leavitt Riley
    Liquor stores and restaurants across Craig are pulling Colorado craft beers off their shelves due to the beer companies’ financial support to WildEarth Guardians, the environmental group that put Colowyo Coal Mine at risk of being shut down. Stockmen’s Liquor pulled 12 brands of beer — including New Belgium Brewery — because they are listed as WildEarth Guardians supporters. “We pulled those beers because their support of WildEarth Guardians... who said their ultimate goal is to shut down coal mines,” said Lori Gillam, owner of Stockmen's. “Craig is a coal mine town.” WildEarth Guardians has a list of business supporters...
  • New York City to ban Styrofoam takeout, delivery food containers, packing peanuts, plastic cups.

    01/09/2015 5:35:17 AM PST · by dennisw · 72 replies
    nydailynews ^ | January 8, 2015, | Jennifer Fermino , Ginger Adams Otis
    City to ban foam takeout, delivery food containers in environmentally friendly push The ban, which will start July 1, covers foam take-out containers, packing peanuts and plastic cups. New Yorkers’ beloved foam takeout and delivery food containers will soon be products of a bygone era. Mayor de Blasio — finishing off an initiative begun by his predecessor — will announce a ban on the environmentally unfriendly material Thursday, according to The New York Times. The ban will start July 1 and cover foam packing peanuts as well as plastic foam cups and takeout containers. City Hall declined to comment when...
  • Plastic Today, Glass Tomorrow{Barf/Stoopid: Glass Straws Enviromentalism}

    01/04/2015 2:28:42 PM PST · by RBStealth · 58 replies
    TheInertia ^ | Jan 4, 2015 | Michael Debes
    The negative impact plastic is having on our oceans has been widely documented. Billions of pounds of plastic can be found on our beaches and in the oceans and 80 percent of the plastic pollution enters the ocean from the land. In the Los Angeles area alone, 10 metric tons of plastic fragments—like grocery bags, straws and bottles—are carried into the Pacific Ocean every day. For the surfing community, and the world, the war on plastic is an ongoing battle, and it’s one that we’re losing. We are drowning in plastic and sustainable efforts need to be implemented and supported...
  • New state law allows vehicle surcharge for bike lanes

    09/20/2014 6:23:34 PM PDT · by rey · 38 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | September 20, 2014
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing local governments to impose a vehicle registration surcharge to pay for bike lanes and trails. The governor's office said in a statement that Brown signed the bill in Sacramento on Saturday. It lets cities, counties or regional park districts to impose an annual vehicle registration surcharge of up to $5 to pay for local bike lanes and trails. The surcharge can be imposed until Jan. 1, 2025. Democratic Sen. Mark DeSaulnier of Concord sponsored the bill that passed the Senate 24-9 in August. Opponents argued that drivers should not have...
  • End “Hegemonic Capitalism” to Solve Human-Caused Climate Change?

    08/10/2014 9:32:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 8/10/2014 | Jaana Woiceshyn
    Recently, 130 environmentalist groups gathered in an UN-backed event in Venezuela to gather more civilian support to combat climate change, reports the Daily Caller. A number of them signed the Margarita Declaration which calls for an end to the “hegemonic capitalist system” as the only solution to human-caused climate change. The environmentalists argued that measures such as carbon capture and trade and conservation efforts are not sufficient to prevent the environmental disasters they are predicting; instead, they demanded a radical system change. Although they did not spell out what their ideal social system would be, we can assume they want...
  • Is God Green? Some Religious Leaders Claim He's Against Burning Coal

    08/01/2014 5:54:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/01/2014 | Ian Tuttle
    When, in 2012, EPA official Al Almendariz likened his enforcement strategy for federal drilling policies to Romans’ peacekeeping tactics in the Mediterranean — “Crucify them,” he quipped — he was only exhibiting what many already knew: that the Environmental Protection Agency performs its work with an almost religious zeal. But the agency’s latest effort — a massive clampdown on the nation’s coal industry — is receiving actual religious imprimatur. This week 28 religious leaders, representing not only a number of Christian denominations (Presbyterian, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, Quaker, Baptist, and more) but other faiths (Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Bahāʾī), testified in...
  • How Your Cereal Causes Climate Change

    07/28/2014 3:37:07 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 28, 20:31 GMT | Clare Foran
    One of the world's largest food companies says it's about to take a big bite out of global warming. General Mills, maker of Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Wheaties, said Monday that it will set a target to limit air pollution throughout its entire supply chain next summer. This marks the first time the food giant has pledged to measurably rein in greenhouse-gas emissions from its agricultural suppliers of ingredients like soy and sugarcane. Environmental watchdogs say the effort is significant. According to Oxfam, air pollution created by the agricultural industry makes up a quarter of total greenhouse-gas emissions worldwide....
  • Misconceptions helped kill Australian carbon tax (barf alert)

    07/06/2014 7:29:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 6, 2014 2:18 AM EDT | Rod McGuirk
    … Opponents of the carbon tax implemented in 2012 had the media largely on their side. Electricity prices soared—not mainly because of the tax, but because power companies were spending billions on infrastructure. Most electricity users were compensated for the added cost of the tax, but many of them didn’t know that. And rising gas prices fed the fury—even though the tax didn’t apply to gasoline. Australia’s experience illustrates how easy it is to scuttle complicated environmental laws, and serves as a warning to President Barack Obama, whose recent proposal to force a 30 percent cut in power plants’ carbon...
  • Canada pulls the plug on the U.S. Keystone Pipeline – will send oil to Asia

    06/29/2014 8:38:39 PM PDT · by Signalman · 52 replies
    WUWT ^ | 6/28/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Obama’s inability to make a decision on Keystone has finally yielded a result – Canada has made the decision for him. Breitbart reports Canada has just approved the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project – a major pipeline to ship Canadian oil to Asia. The Canadian oil will still be burnt – in Asia, instead of America. All the jobs and energy security which Canadian oil could have delivered to America, will instead be delivered to Asia. Rather than purchasing crude from a friendly and allied neighbor, the United States will most likely need to continue its reliance upon hostile sources like...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow: Mean words hurt water's feelings

    06/05/2014 6:08:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/5/2014 | Fox News
    First she consciously uncoupled from her husband. Then she said being criticized on social media was just like war. Now Gwyneth Paltrow has somehow trumped both! The Oscar winning actor and mother of two believes bad vibes can bum out water. Yes, we’re talking H2O.
  • Sriracha hot sauce factory no longer considered a public nuisance....

    05/28/2014 9:49:04 PM PDT · by Bullish · 16 replies
    the inland valley daily bulletin ^ | 5-28-14 | Sarah Favot
    IRWINDALE >> Sriracha’s spicy relationship with the City Council cooled off a bit Wednesday after officials unanimously dismissed a lawsuit and public nuisance declaration against manufacturer Huy Fong Foods. The standoff between the city and Sriracha creator David Tran began in October when the city filed a lawsuit against his iconic company. The battle sparked fears among Sriracha fans there would be a global shortage of the popular condiment and its bottle with the tell-tale green cap. An informal meeting Tuesday between Tran and city officials, accompanied by a written statement from Tran, provided the council the assurance it needed...
  • My No-Soap, No-Shampoo, Bacteria-Rich Hygiene Experiment

    05/25/2014 9:09:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 22, 2014 | Julia Scott
    For most of my life, if I’ve thought at all about the bacteria living on my skin, it has been while trying to scrub them away. But recently I spent four weeks rubbing them in. I was Subject 26 in testing a living bacterial skin tonic, developed by AOBiome, a biotech start-up in Cambridge, Mass. The tonic looks, feels and tastes like water, but each spray bottle of AO+ Refreshing Cosmetic Mist contains billions of cultivated Nitrosomonas eutropha, an ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) that is most commonly found in dirt and untreated water. AOBiome scientists hypothesize that it once lived happily...
  • Levi's CEO: No Need to Wash Your Jeans

    05/26/2014 3:28:25 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 66 replies
    Newser ^ | May 26, 2014 | John Johnson
    How often do you chuck your jeans in the laundry? If it's more than once a year, the CEO of Levi's thinks you're doing it wrong. At a green-themed conference sponsored by Fortune, Chip Bergh said he practices what he preaches. "These jeans have yet to see a washing machine," he said of the pair he had on, which he has owned for a year. "I have yet to get a skin disease." (Bergh didn't say how often he wears them.)
  • Podesta Helps Obama Play Dictator

    05/06/2014 2:07:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's move on to the White House now and the reestablishment of climate change and global warming as a new primary impetus of the White House because it offers the president opportunities to be dictatorial. Executive orders and executive actions. Now, John Podesta was dragged out yesterday to all of a sudden make some comments about this. John Podesta was Bill Clinton's chief-of-staff, and he's over at a think tank. I think it's The Center for American Progress. I get 'em confused. Think Progress, Center for American Progress, Advanced Liberal -- (interruption) Center for American Progress, yeah....
  • To Frack or Not to Frack, That is the Question

    03/23/2014 11:15:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Five years ago almost no one knew the term – Fracking. Today it is one of the hottest topics in America and has become one of our hottest political footballs. The question is whether the fracking process harms underground water. It depends on who you ask. Josh Fox received money from HBO to make a movie called Gasland. The documentary reached great heights as it was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary based on a small theatrical release. Josh Fox, a little known theater director, became a darling of the anti-fracking movement. The highlight of his film was...
  • Did 'fracking' play role in L.A. earthquake? Councilmen want to know

    03/19/2014 12:36:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/19/2014 | Emily Alpert Reyes
    Three Los Angeles City Council members want city, state and federal groups to look into whether hydraulic fracturing and other forms of oil and gas “well stimulation” played any role in the earthquake that rattled the city early Monday morning. The motion, presented Tuesday by Councilmen Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin and seconded by Councilman Bernard Parks, asks for city departments to team up with the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, the U.S. Geological Survey and the South Coast Air Quality Management District to report back on the likelihood that such activities contributed to the 4.4-magnitude quake....
  • Fracking earthquakes: despite mounting evidence, Oklahoma Geological Survey downplays risks

    03/05/2014 10:11:10 AM PST · by shepardspie33 · 25 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | March 4, 2014 | Brian Woodward
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Of the fourteen 4.0 magnitude earthquakes or higher recorded in Oklahoma, ten of them have occurred in the past four years. Between the years of 1975 and 2008 an average of one to three earthquakes of 3.0 magnitude or larger occurred annually. From 2009 onwards the state has experienced over 200 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or higher, an average of more than 40 per year. Several of them have centered near the most populated part of the state, central Oklahoma. In addition, in 2013 Oklahoma experienced 99 earthquakes which measured 3.0 or greater, the second largest in...
  • Could YOU live without toilet paper? Meet the women who choose to wipe with a reusable piece..

    01/29/2014 8:16:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 105 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2014 | Margot Peppers
    For most Americans, toilet paper is an absolutely necessary grocery list item, but some women are opting out for both economic and environmental purposes. In a HuffPost Live discussion, bloggers Angela Davis, Kathleen Quiring and Makala Earley explain why they've decided to go paperless, revealing that it's not as messy or unhygienic as it may sound. 'It is definitely possible,' insists Mikala, who says she and her husband stopped using toilet paper about a year ago. 'It is almost seen as a necessity [and] it doesn't have to be, and it's been a lot of fun to learn how to...
  • Why experts blew the 2013 hurricane forecasts

    11/25/2013 12:55:16 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 25, 2013 | Ken Kaye
    <p>Why did all the experts get the hurricane season outlook so wrong?</p> <p>Twelve forecast teams predicted an average of 16 named storms, including eight hurricanes, four major. Yet this season, which ends Saturday, saw only 13 named storms, including two mediocre Category 1 hurricanes.</p>
  • Anti-pipeline protesters gather in Calgary to decry climate change

    11/19/2013 5:36:11 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    CalgarySun.com ^ | 16NOV2013 | Renato Gandia
    Dozens of anti-pipeline and oilsands activists gathered Saturday in downtown Calgary as part of a nation-wide protest focusing on climate change. The peaceful gathering in Calgary, held inside the Plus—15 walkway between the headquarters of Enbridge and TransCanada Corp., was part of the Defend Our Climate protest that took place in 130 communities across Canada. Originally about 300 people were slated to participate in the Calgary protest, but due to a snow storm only about 50 showed up.
  • Obama’s certified organic night out

    11/15/2013 5:34:17 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    1 minute ago Obama’s certified organic night out Posted by CNN Political Unit Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama went out to dinner Friday night with first lady Michelle Obama and senior aide Valerie Jarrett for a birthday dinner for Jarrett at a certified organic restaurant. The trio dined at Restaurant Nora in Washington’s Dupont Circle neighborhood. “The menu changes daily, offering a la carte items and a four-course chef’s tasting menu,” the restaurant’s website says. “The wine list presents over 100 exceptional wines from small producers, many of them using organically grown grapes and sustainable practices.” Founded in 1979,...
  • Meet the Newest Anti-Fracking Activist: Pope Francis

    11/14/2013 9:37:49 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 32 replies
    Foreign Policy Magazine ^ | November 13, 2013 | Katelyn Fossett
    Pope Francis has already become a favorite of progressives with his fairly open-minded statements on homosexuality and birth control. But that adoration may go into overdrive, now that the Pope has adopted a new role as an environmental crusader, too. On Monday, the Pope was photographed with environmental activists holding T-shirts with anti-fracking slogans. The photographs were taken after a meeting in the Vatican on Monday in which the Pope spoke with a group of Argentine environmental activists to discuss fracking and water contamination. He reportedly told the group he is preparing an encyclical -- a letter addressing a part...
  • WTF Manner of Bizarre, Cockamamie Contrivance is This "Climate Negotiator"[sic] Thing?!!?

    11/11/2013 12:07:55 PM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    I was perusing through the news and saw many articles on the horrific destruction the storm in the Philippines had wrought. As I reading through the stories at Google, yahoo News, the term 'Climate Negotiator' kept on appearing in article after article. Well, I had no idea what a Climate Negotiator is, does. I mean, trying to negotiate with the climate seems a sissyphean task if not the most mentally stable thing to attempt. I tried searching Google, Yahoo for some precise meaning, job description for a Climate Negotiator but information was far and few between. It seems it is...
  • EU commission seeks to reduce use of plastic bags

    11/04/2013 1:13:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 11.04.13 @17:13 | Honor Mahony
    The European Commission Monday (4 November) tabled measures to reduce the use of thin plastic bags by 80 percent, with about 710,000 tonnes of them being thrown away each year. Each EU citizen use almost 200 such bags—below 50 microns in thickness—yearly and, for the most part (89 percent of the time), throws them away after just one go. The practice is causing “enormous environmental damage,” said environment commissioner Janez Potocnik. He said the bags are a symbol of our “throwaway” culture, as the bags take hundreds of years to degrade “yet we only use them for a few minutes.”...
  • Green Tea Not Welcome at Tea Party

    10/27/2013 2:10:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2013 | Marita Noon
    Jobs. Enlarging the tax base. Market access. Energy choice. Fair compensation. Options. Make money. These words and phrases represent ideas or concepts that are attractive to Republicans, conservatives, limited-government and free-market supporters, and even fiscally minded Democrats—which is exactly why they are being used to get buy-in from these groups for something that is 180 degrees from their core values. This approach, I believe, is part of an organized plan by the left to hoodwink the right. If supporters of renewable energy, such as wind and solar, said it was heavily subsidized on both the state and federal level, had...
  • End of an Era: Last U.S. Lead Smelter to Close in December

    10/27/2013 9:12:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 10/25/13 | staff
    In December, the final primary lead smelter in the United States will close. The lead smelter, located in Herculaneum, Missouri, and owned and operated by the Doe Run Company, has existed in the same location since 1892. The Herculaneum smelter is currently the only smelter in the United States which can produce lead bullion from raw lead ore that is mined nearby in Missouri's extensive lead deposits, giving the smelter its "primary" designation. The lead bullion produced in Herculaneum is then sold to lead product producers, including ammunition manufactures for use in conventional ammunition components such as projectiles, projectile cores,...
  • ‘Who should survive?’: Common Core assignment mixes race, religion and lifeboats

    10/19/2013 7:35:16 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 44 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/19/2013 | Twitchy
    Here’s another bizarre school assignment to add to the pile, courtesy of Wisconsin-based talk show host Vicki McKenna. Students are asked to work in groups to choose seven people to save from a shipwreck. To help in their decision, they are given some rudimentary information about each passenger, such as race and religious views. Mr. Blake, for example, is a Mormon who “sympathizes with anti-black views,” while Mr. Newton is a “black power advocated” [sic] who is “suspected of homosexual activity.” You can see the educational value, especially when you take into account Father Frans, a priest who is “often...
  • Why aren't bidets more popular in America? (Would you just paper if "it" was on your hands?)

    05/22/2013 9:49:51 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 77 replies
    The U.S. has long prided itself on being a cleanliness-first nation. All throughout my childhood, I heard about "dirty" Europeans and "smelly" French folk. My school friends, and sometimes even their parents, would joke about how women in other countries didn't shave legs or armpits and how glad they were that kind of behavior didn't fly in America — unless one was a "dirty" hippie, that is. We have been through the toxic wringer and back in attempting to keep our homes not only sparkling clean, but germ-free (which very well might be contributing to supergerms and auto-immune diseases per...
  • Open the Slaughterhouses

    04/09/2013 6:18:43 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 6 replies
    NY Times Op-Ed ^ | 4-8-2013 | Jedediah Purdy
    IN 1999, as a writer for The American Prospect, I went into a slaughterhouse undercover, with the help of some rebellious employees. The floor was slick with the residue of blood and suet, and the air smelled like iron. A part of my brain spent the whole time trying to remember which of Dante’s circles this scene most resembled. Today, under legislation being pushed by business interests, that bit of journalistic adventure could earn me a criminal conviction and land me on a registry of “animal and ecological terrorists.” So-called ag-gag laws, proposed or enacted in about a dozen states,...
  • EPA accused of using instant messages to avoid sunshine laws in lawsuit

    04/01/2013 8:42:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Top Environmental Protection Agency officials used computer instant messages to try to circumvent open-records laws, according to a new lawsuit filed late last week by a researcher who has been demanding the agency comply with the law. Christopher C. Horner, the researcher who earlier uncovered that EPA officials were using private email addresses to conduct official business, said that in going over some of those earlier records he discovered the agency was using instant messages, too. He now is suing to get a look at those records, which he said EPA has refused to release. “It seems we have uncovered...
  • World's Glaciers Have New Size Estimate (new method used to calculate ice thickness)

    10/23/2012 7:17:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/23/12 | Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet - LiveScience.com
    The relatively small glaciers that drape the planet's mountains will play an important role in future sea level rise, according to a new study that estimated glaciers' collective size. Researchers calculated the ice thickness for 171,000 glaciers worldwide, excluding the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, which hold the bulk of Earth's frozen water. Through a combination of direct satellite observations and modeling, they determined the total volume of ice tied up in the glaciers is nearly 41,000 cubic miles (170,000 cubic kilometers), plus or minus 5,000 cubic miles (21,000 cubic km). If all the glaciers were to melt, global sea...
  • Heinrich Leading in U.S. Senate Race (NM Dem with ignored eco-terrorist connections)

    10/16/2012 9:09:20 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 15, 2012 | James Monteleone
    Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich has built a 9 percentage point lead in New Mexico’s U.S. Senate race over former Republican Rep. Heather Wilson, a Journal Poll found. Heinrich, now in his second term as the 1st Congressional District representative in the U.S. House, drew support from 48 percent of voters in the statewide poll on the Senate race, conducted Oct. 9 -11. Thirty-nine percent of voters said they preferred Wilson, who preceded Heinrich in the 1st Congressional District seat, serving from 1998 to 2009. Nine percent of voters remain undecided in the Senate race. The remaining 4 percent backed Independent...
  • Why We Still Need a Carbon Tax

    09/28/2012 8:45:20 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9-27-2012 | Adam Ozimek
    .... I am a proponent of carbon taxes. One criticism of this policy that you hear, for instance here from Noah Smith, is that they are pointless because you need international cooperation to make a real dent. But among non-tradeable goods this is not really the case. We don’t have to worry about transportation shifting abroad, since you can’t really outsource driving your car or shipping a package. And this matters, as transportation accounts for 70% of U.S. fuel consumption, and 30% of U.S. greenhouse gases. But even if carbon taxes are problematic, surely higher gas taxes are a good...
  • Quit the outrage over Solyndra: Massive Obama scandal? There's no there there

    09/09/2012 10:29:21 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 43 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Sunday, September 9, 2012 | Michael Grunwald
    It was one year ago this month that the solar manufacturer Solyndra filed for bankruptcy, defaulting on a $535 million federal loan. The company’s name has become Republican shorthand for crony capitalism and the left’s green lunacy. But the Solyndra story is not a scandal. It is an inevitable bump on the road to a clean-energy economy. And almost everything Americans think they know about Solyndra is wrong. For starters, this story has bipartisan roots. President George W. Bush signed the bill launching the Energy Department’s loan program in 2005, and his administration selected Solyndra from 143 applicants for the...
  • AG Coakley OKs Concord plastic water bottle ban

    09/06/2012 12:59:57 PM PDT · by ex91B10 · 10 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 5, 2012 | Ira Kantor
    It’s a watershed moment for Concord residents as single-serve plastic water bottles will be officially banned in the town, effective Jan. 1....state Attorney General Martha Coakley ruled that the controversial bylaw...does not violate state or constitutional law in any way.
  • About-face: Former climate change skeptic now says global warming is man-made

    07/31/2012 11:10:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 31, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    He finally came around to what other climate scientists have been spouting for years. Richard A. Muller, a physics professor at the University of California-Berkeley, announced over the weekend that his much-publicized investigation into climate data has found that humans' production of carbon dioxide is causing the world to slowly warm up. And this process could speed up dramatically in the coming years. Muller's conclusions attract special attention because of his vocal self-styling as a converted climate change skeptic. Muller criticized global warming studies for sloppy and self-serving data selection and a lack of transparency that obscured errors; he then...
  • Video: Say, why is the USDA attacking meat-eating?

    07/26/2012 5:44:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    HotAir ^ | 7/26/12 | Ed Morrissey
    Yes, that would be the US Department of Agriculture, which is supposed to promote agriculture. Agriculture includes cattle ranching as well as farming (and dairies!). One of the most significant duties of the USDA is to rate the quality of meat so that consumers can be sure they’re eating healthy food. So why did the USDA send out a message to its employees discouraging the consumption of meat, using United Nations material? Senator Jerry Moran, a Republican who represents cattle-ranch-heavy Kansas, asked that question on the floor of the Senate yesterday:
  • Survey: 30% of meat eaters won't date a vegetarian

    07/07/2012 6:21:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 07/07/2012 | Linnea Covington
    Is it a dealbreaker if your partner skips the bacon in favor of tofu? For some meat eaters, that’s exactly the case. The recent Love Bites survey of 4,000 singles conducted by TODAY.com and Match.com found that nearly 30 percent of meat eaters say they would not date a vegetarian or vegan. Writer and omnivore J. Federer told TODAY.com that while he agrees couples should have interests outside the relationship, food is one thing that should be shared. “Food is social, and the dinner table is where a couple gets back together after a day of work or play,” he...
  • Daryl Hannah calls for activism at Tree Huggers Ball

    06/24/2012 8:56:36 PM PDT · by South40 · 72 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 6/24/2012 | ERIKA I. RITCHIE
    SANTIAGO CANYON – Local activists jumped to their feet and applauded actress Daryl Hannah's call for a paradigm shift away from the consumption of fossil fuels, putting a stop to mountaintop removal and stopping the Keystone XL pipeline. "We can't live without our water, soil, air and biodiversity," Hannah said. "We need to get off our butts and do it. We need to get together and realize we're on the same team whether we're blue or red, Democrat or Republican. We want to live. It's about loving something and protecting it."The Hollywood actress, known for protesting against mountaintop removal in...
  • Whale Wars Thread - Dead in the Water

    06/15/2012 1:42:16 PM PDT · by matt04 · 37 replies
    The Sea Shepherds' scout vessel, the Brigitte Bardot, is slammed by a 30-foot wave, and water is entering the vessel through a crack in the pontoon. The terrified crew issues a distress call to the rest of the Sea Shepherd fleet, but help is more than 20 hours away. Fighting swells and brutal cold, the crew hopes to hold the outrigger in place with rope and straps. If the damaged piece is ripped from its slender mount, the crew fears the vulnerable craft may be torn to pieces.
  • Former EPA official, of “crucify” fame, bails from Hill hearing at the last minute

    06/06/2012 8:18:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6/6/12 | Erika Johnsen
    Yesterday, I was pretty excited about today’s scheduled House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, “EPA Priorities and Practices,” at which the former EPA regional administrator Al Armendariz was supposed to appear to explain his unique philosophy of enforcement. But then, all of my hopes were dashed — dashed! — when Energy & Commerce made this announcement late last night: WASHINGTON, DC – With less than 24 hours until he was scheduled to testify in front of the Energy and Power Subcommittee, former Regional Administrator for EPA Region 6 Al Armendariz has notified the committee that he will not appear at...
  • Gas Should Be More Expensive (Democrat Policy Barf Alert)

    05/20/2012 9:26:10 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 27 replies
    If we want to reduce fossil fuel consumption, I say, we should raise the price of gasoline to $7 a gallon. Reason: Today this country burns through 21 million barrels of oil per day, 60 percent of which is imported. Only with some shared economic pain will we ever change our habits. High gas prices will force us to think before we drive. It will encourage mass transit use, car pooling, and the sale of more fuel-efficient cars. The auto industry will not suffer because it has learned that it can charge more for cars that are cheaper to build...
  • Republican (Michael Burgess R-Texas) to revive lightbulb war

    05/07/2012 4:09:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/07/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    Republican to revive lightbulb warBy Andrew Restuccia - 05/07/12 04:43 PM ET A House Republican is planning in the coming weeks to revive the GOP offensive against federal lightbulb efficiency standards. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) will offer an amendment to Energy Department spending legislation that would block funding for implementation of the standards, the lawmaker's office told The Hill. The standards have come under fire from conservatives in recent years. Republicans won the inclusion of a similar provision in an omnibus spending compromise that House and Senate lawmakers agreed to in December. The provision blocked funding for implementation of the...
  • Astronauts and scientists send letter to NASA: Stop global warming advocacy

    04/11/2012 8:28:18 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 19 replies
    CFACT ^ | April 11, 2012 | swampsniper
    Joint letter from 49 former NASA scientists and astronauts to the current NASA Administrator blasts agency’s policy of ignoring empirical evidence about global warming.
  • Report says global climate deal hinges on Obama reelection

    01/05/2012 9:46:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/05/11 | Ben Geman
    Report says global climate deal hinges on Obama reelectionBy Ben Geman - 01/05/12 11:55 AM ET Prospects for striking a binding global climate deal by 2015 are probably toast if President Obama loses in November. That’s among the conclusions in a wide-ranging, new climate and green energy outlook from banking giant HSBC’s research branch. A major outcome from the United Nations climate talks in December was a plan to craft a deal by 2015 — one that would include big, developing nations such as China — and have it come into force by 2020. But Obama’s main Republican White House...
  • Solar company that got federal loan shuts down (BANKRUPT!)

    08/31/2011 7:04:47 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 53 replies
    msnbc ^ | 8/31/2011 | KEVIN FREKING, JASON DEAREN/AP
    A California solar-panel manufacturer once touted by President Barack Obama as a beneficiary of his administration's economic policies — as well as a half-billion-dollar federal loan — is laying off 1,100 workers and filing for bankruptcy. Solyndra LLC of Fremont, Calif., had become the poster child for government investment in green technology. The president visited the company in May 2010 and noted that Solyndra expected to hire 1,000 workers to manufacture solar panels. Other state and federal officials such as former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Energy Secretary Steven Chu also visited the company's facilities. But hard times have hit the...
  • Obama still has green energy vote for 2012

    08/29/2011 9:39:56 PM PDT · by martosko · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/30/2011 | Neil Munro
    Environmentalists are staging a two-week oil-pipeline protest outside the White House to boost their importance to President Barack Obama’s political calculations in the 2012 election season. But there’s little evidence so far that progressives’ disappointment with Obama’s environmental policies threatens to reduce their turnout on election day, or that it pressures White House officials to make additional concessions to environmentalists during a political season dominated by the public’s demand for additional jobs. Monday’s colorful, TV-ready protests against the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada’s oil fields to U.S consumers took place in Lafayette Park, in front of the White House. The...
  • Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientists

    08/18/2011 7:34:07 PM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 101 replies · 3+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | August 18, 2011 | Ian Sample
    It may not rank as the most compelling reason to curb greenhouse gases, but reducing our emissions might just save humanity from a pre-emptive alien attack, scientists claim... This highly speculative scenario...described by scientists at Nasa and Pennsylvania State University...
  • Finally! A cure for white film on dishes (EPA caused the problem!)

    08/18/2011 5:45:07 PM PDT · by TSgt · 104 replies
    WCPO ^ | 08/18/2011 | By: John Matarese
    Have you noticed a white film on your dishes in recent months? As we first reported earlier this year, the reason is a new environmental law. Most manufacturers have reformulated their dishwasher detergents after laws limiting phosphates went into effect last year. Julie Schimpf of Ft Thomas, Kentucky showed me how bad her dishes looked. Julie said "there's this frosty, filmy look on the top and bottom and it won't go away. I'm finding the same film here on the edges of my plates." Complaints Nationwide Our partners at Consumer Reports Magazine have heard many of the same complaints, from...
  • Cats, Not Cars, Cause…Climate Change? (MEOW?)

    07/15/2011 4:46:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | July 14, 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Well, you can save your money and forget about buying that Prius. Because apparently cats, not cars, cause “climate change.” That’s the latest according to some research studies. The problem is reportedly due to a cat “epidemic” in the U.S., where the entire feline population has tripled in the last four decades to some 600 million furry critters. The studies report that “global warming” prompts cats to breed like, well, rabbits, and once there’s an “overpopulation,” our furry feline friends start killing off eco-saving birds en masse. Sounds like a lose, lose. Right? MotherJones reports: