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  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • World's mountains overused, abused, U.N. report finds

    01/30/2002 2:25:21 AM PST · by Movemout · 13 replies · 458+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 28, 2002 | Gerald Nadler
    NEW YORK — Wars, pollution and logging are despoiling the world's mountain ranges, with the Alps of Europe and the Himalaya-Karakorum-Hindu Kush chain of Asia the most threatened, according to a U.N. study released yesterday. The once pristine mountain valleys of the Alps "are now a litter of cable cars, ski lifts, tourists facilities and car parks," said the report by the Tokyo-based United Nations University. Climbing expeditions have made Mount Everest "the highest garbage dump in the world," said Jack Ives, a professor at Carleton University in Canada who contributed to the report. Other ranges, including the Rockies, Cascades ...
  • Activists hope mountain aid stations near border help migrants

    12/30/2001 11:46:53 PM PST · by sarcasm · 27 replies · 809+ views
    AP viaThe News (Mexico City) ^ | December 31, 2001 | Ben Fox
    ALPINE, California - Activists stocked emergency cold weather packages Saturday in a mountainous area of Southern California where at least 11 illegal immigrants have died in the past three years while trudging through snow to enter the United States.The aid packages, which contain blankets, sleeping bags, food and drinks, are the cold-weather equivalent of the emergency water stations the same activists began installing in the desert two years ago in response to a rising death toll among illegal border crossers."We know it's not the answer. It's not going to solve everything,'' said Enrique Morones, one of the volunteers behind the ...
  • EU law causes unwanted fridge mountain

    01/13/2002 11:50:17 PM PST · by Prodigal Son · 7 replies · 527+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Jan 14, 2002 | Paul Brown
    Paul Brown, environment correspondentMonday January 14, 2002Britain has a dead fridge crisis. A mountain of them is growing at the rate of 6,500 a day with more than 1m due to be piled up by mid-summer. Containers full of unwanted fridges are criss-crossing the country, being piled up in hangars and warehouses with some dumped by the roadside. Collecting, guarding and eventually disposing of these fridges is spawning a new industry. At the root of the problem is an EU regulation, designed to protect us from being burned by the sun, in which it became illegal to dump the CFC ...
  • U.K. Rules Spawn 'Fridge Mountains'

    01/28/2002 11:55:23 AM PST · by Willie Green · 5 replies · 283+ views
    Newsday ^ | January 28, 2002 | JILL LAWLESS -- Associated Press Writer
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. LONDON -- Protecting the ozone layer has spawned a chilling new menace to the English countryside -- abandoned refrigerators. Residents say unsightly dumps of old appliances have sprouted across the land since people began secretly abandoning them in fields after European environmental regulations took effect Jan. 1 making it illegal to discard the ozone-depleting foam insulation from fridges and freezers. Many people think illegal dumping is the only option, since the equipment needed to destroy the foam in compliance with European Union rules isn't available in England. "It has completely escalated," ...
  • Dangers to mountain health increase

    01/26/2002 2:54:55 PM PST · by Willie Green · 4 replies · 426+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | January 27, 2002 | JOAN LOWY
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. - It used to be that people who went up into the mountains could count on getting away from it all. That's becoming less true every day, according to an analysis of the health of mountain ecosystems for the United Nations University. War, pollution, tourism, the effects of climate change, population growth, overdevelopment, deforestation and soil erosion are degrading mountain ranges around the world, the recent report said. In North America and Europe, the chief problem is too much tourism, bringing more people and automobiles into mountain valleys than their fragile ...