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  • NASA | A Story of Ozone: The Earth’s Natural Sunscreen

    04/09/2015 10:38:56 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 18 replies
    NASA Goddard ^ | Apr 6, 2015 | NASA Goddard
    In this talk, Dr. Paul Newman tells the story of how scientists and policy-makers safeguarded the Earth’s ozone layer and the world we avoided by by regulating chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) . Back in the 60s, we used chlorofluorocarbons, a chlorine-containing chemical, in everything from hairsprays and deodorants to foam products and air conditioners. But in 1974, chemists Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina published a paper claiming CFCs were destroying the ozone layer. The Molina-Rowland paper launched a debate in the scientific community that ultimately led to the halls of the United Nations. Today, more than 191 countries have signed the Montreal...
  • Proposed ozone regulations may cost triple environmental agency projections

    03/11/2015 7:05:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/11/2015 | Ethan Barton
    Environmental Protection Agency officials are moving forward with proposed emissions regulations despite critics' claims that the new rules could be the costliest in U.S. history.The regulations would require ground-level ozone to decrease from present levels nationwide from 75 parts per billion to between 65 and 70 as early as 2020. The pollutant levels decreased by 23 percent from 1990 to 2013, according to the environmental agency.The additional processes needed to reduce ground-level ozone are estimated to cost $1.7 trillion from 2017 to 2040 and could slash the nation's gross domestic product by $140 billion each year, according to a recent...
  • Ozone Regulation and the EPA

    02/14/2015 3:10:54 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/14/15 | Jack Dini
    The west coast sees rising levels of ozone because of emissions from fast-developing Asian countries while the southeast sees increasing ozone from uncontrolled growth of the invasive species kudzu Thirty percent of the ozone- one of the primary components of photochemical smog found in the skies above the western United States during the spring- comes from coal-fired factories in East Asia (primarily China and India). (1) In about one week, winds carry ozone formed by emissions from cars, factories, and power plants in Asia to the US west coast, where it can add to locally generated pollution, worsening smog in...
  • Humans Push Planet Beyond Boundaries Towards "Danger Zone": Study

    01/15/2015 12:14:11 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 15, 2015 19:07 GMT | Chris Arsenault
    ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Human activity has pushed the planet across four of nine environmental boundaries, sending the world towards a "danger zone", according to a study published on Thursday in the journal Science. Climate change, biodiversity loss, changes in land use, and altered biogeochemical cycles due in part to fertilizer use have fundamentally changed how the planet functions, the study said. These changes destabilize complex interactions between people, oceans, land and the atmosphere, said the paper "Planetary Boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet" by 18 leading international researchers.
  • Obama Revives Ozone Regulation He Once Opposed for Being 'Too Severe a Burden' on Economy

    12/10/2014 4:18:59 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 8 Dec 2014 | Marita Noon
    Late on Thanksgiving eve, with no one paying attention, the Obama administration released its regulatory road map of thousands of regulations for 2015. Within the bundle of more than 3,000 regulations lies a rule on ozone that President Obama himself in 2011 “put on ice” in effort to reduce “regulatory burdens and regulatory uncertainty, particularly as our economy continues to recover.” Regarding the 2011 decision that shocked environmental groups, the New York Times recently stated: “At the time, Mr. Obama said the regulation would impose too severe a burden on industry and local governments at a time of economic distress.”...
  • 100 National and State Parks Could Fail to Comply with EPA’s New Ozone Regulations

    12/10/2014 4:09:11 PM PST · by OneLoyalAmerican · 37 replies
    American Action Forum ^ | December 8, 2014 | Sam Batkins, Catrina Rorke
    With the release of EPA’s 600-plus page proposal on ozone, all attention turns to the fine details of such an expansive regulation. American Action Forum (AAF) research found that 100 national and state parks might not the meet EPA’s standards of 60-70 parts per billion (ppb). Hardly transportation corridors and centers of heavy pollution, many observers would be surprised to know that Death Valley National Park, Sequoia National Park, and Cape Cod National Seashore have ozone readings of 71 to 87 ppb. The map below details the geographic distribution of state and national parks in danger of EPA’s non-attainment label...
  • The EPA pours on the pain with new ozone regulations

    12/03/2014 8:28:10 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    Searching Wall Street ^ | 12/03/14 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    Oil companies are getting thrashed by falling oil prices. Some analysts predict that there will be no new net investment in the U.S. oil and gas industry in 2015, and the possibility of declining investment in 2016. At the same time, the Environmental Protection Agency is pummeling the industry with a new set of National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone (NAAQS), released the day before Thanksgiving. Congress has little control over oil prices, which are set in world markets, but it does have authority over the EPA. The EPA’s new 626-page ozone regulation, accompanied by a 575-page Regulatory Impact...
  • Obama to Introduce Sweeping New Controls on Ozone Emissions

    11/26/2014 6:55:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    The Obama administration is expected to release on Wednesday a contentious and long-delayed environmental regulation to curb emissions of ozone, a smog-causing pollutant linked to asthma, heart disease and premature death. The sweeping regulation, which would aim at smog from power plants and factories across the country, particularly in the Midwest, would be the latest in a series of Environmental Protection Agency controls on air pollution that wafts from smokestacks and tailpipes. Such regulations, released under the authority of the Clean Air Act, have become a hallmark of President Obama’s administration. Environmentalists and public health advocates have praised the E.P.A....
  • EPA Proposes Stricter Ozone Air Pollution Standard

    11/26/2014 6:53:24 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 26, 2014 | AMY HARDER
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed lower limits for ground-level ozone, or smog, in the atmosphere, setting in motion the latest in a series of far reaching federal pollution restrictions. The EPA proposed limiting ozone between 65 and 70 parts per billion in the air and sought comment on a standard as strict as 60 parts per billion, all which is in line with what an independent scientific advisory panel had recommended earlier this year. The current level, established in 2008 by the George W. Bush administration, is set at 75 parts per billion. The agency also said...
  • EPA’s Next Regulatory Tsunami

    11/15/2014 8:07:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Looming Environmental Protection Agency ozone regulations personify the Obama administration’s secrecy, collusion, fraud, and disdain for concerns about the effects that its tsunami of regulations is having on the livelihoods, living standards, health and welfare of millions of American families. Virtually every EPA announcement of new regulations asserts that they will improve human health. Draconian carbon dioxide standards, for example, won’t just prevent climate change, even if rapidly developing countries continue emitting vast volumes of this plant-fertilizing gas. The rules will somehow reduce the spread of ticks and Lyme disease, and protect “our most vulnerable citizens.” It’s hogwash. But Americans...
  • Have you been enslaved without your knowledge?

    11/14/2014 7:52:50 PM PST · by 100percentDisabledVeteran · 52 replies
    www.resurrecttherepublic.com ^ | Friday, November 14, 2014 | 100percentDisabledVeteran
    Resurrect The Republic . com has a You Tube video that I found interesting, even crucial enough to send to every person on my Face Book friend list and open an account here to inform more Americans. Are we satisfied occupying all of our time with frivolous topics or is there someone reading this who wants to know the truth? If you really do want to know the truth and you're tired of living with your head planted firmly in the sand, go to this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k27efEtxHt0 Since this is my first post here I don't know if you can...
  • U.S. top court rejects challenge to ozone regulations

    10/06/2014 8:48:55 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/06/2014 | LAWRENCE HURLEY
    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an industry challenge to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations issued by Republican former President George W. Bush's administration that set standards for ozone pollution. By declining to hear the case, the court left in place the so-called primary air quality standards designed to protect public health, which Democratic President Barack Obama's administration defended. Those rules, which set air quality standards that U.S. states and the federal government must implement through regulations, had been challenged by the Utility Air Regulatory Group, which represents electricity-generating companies.
  • Report: EPA Exceeds Its Authority With Proposed Rules

    08/20/2014 8:15:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 19, 2014 | Peter Fricke
    Congress should use the appropriations process to reassert its authority over the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a Heritage Foundation issue brief released Tuesday.The report, written by scholar Daren Bakst, identifies three issues on which the EPA has proposed rules and regulations that exceed its authority. In all three cases, Bakst recommends that Congress prohibit the agency from using its funding to implement the proposals. (RELATED: EPA Overrides Congress, Hands Over Town to Indian Tribes)According to the report, “the EPA is using the regulatory process to require greenhouse gas emission reductions even as Congress has been unwilling to take such...
  • Manufacturers: Ozone standard could be most costly regulation ever

    07/31/2014 9:09:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    A looming Obama administration rule aimed at updating the federal ozone standard could be the single most expensive federal regulation in U.S. history, according to a new study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The proposal, expected to be unveiled by year’s end, could lead to millions of lost jobs, $2.2 trillion in compliance costs and a $3.4 trillion blow to gross domestic product between 2017 and 2040, according to the 142-page study. The analysis does not take potential public health benefits into account. NAM President Jay Timmons contends the regulation would saddle manufacturers with a new regulatory...
  • Heroes and zeroes and Zots

    07/12/2014 7:49:29 PM PDT · by burgereater · 299 replies
    The heroes and zeroes of the presidential elections I've voted in. Heroes: Reagan, Bush Sr, Dole, Bush Jr, McCain, Romney Zeroes: Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama The pattern is obvious! Hoping and praying that it goes republican in 2016. I've not just voted for but campaigned for every hero on the entire list!
  • Shooters in Metro ambush that left five dead spoke of white supremacy and a desire to kill police

    06/08/2014 7:41:53 PM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 54 replies
    Couple kill cops in cold blood - reportedly yell "This is the start of revolution".
  • Thune Seeks to Prevent Trillion-Dollar-per-Year EPA Regulation

    05/13/2014 3:16:44 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    heritage ^ | may 12, 2014 | nicolas loris
    As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moves forward with more stringent ozone regulations, it could be the costliest EPA regulation in history. Senator John Thune (R–SD) wants to make sure that doesn’t happen. In 2011, President Obama asked then-EPA administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the agency’s draft for more stringent National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Although Jackson begrudgingly complied, the EPA moved forward to implement the Bush Administration’s 2008 proposed standards of 75 parts per billion (ppb) of ozone, down from 84 ppb. A ppb is the concentration of ozone in the air over an eight-hour period; for reference, a drop of gasoline...
  • Did a gamma-ray burst devastate life on Earth?

    09/24/2003 2:05:01 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies · 301+ views
    Eurekalert ^ | 9/24/03 | Jeff Hecht
    A DEVASTATING burst of gamma-rays may have caused one of Earth's worst mass extinctions, 443 million years ago. A team of astrophysicists and palaeontologists says the pattern of trilobite extinctions at that time resembles the expected effects of a nearby gamma-ray burst (GRB). Although other experts have greeted the idea with some scepticism, most agree that it deserves further investigation. GRBs are the most powerful explosions known. As giant stars collapse into black holes at the end of their lives, they fire incredibly intense pulses of gamma rays from their poles that can be detected even from across the universe...
  • Mysterious new man-made gases pose threat to ozone layer

    03/10/2014 9:43:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/9/14 | Matt McGrath
    Scientists have identified four new man-made gases that are contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer. Two of the gases are accumulating at a rate that is causing concern among researchers. Worries over the growing ozone hole have seen the production of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases restricted since the mid 1980s. But the precise origin of these new, similar substances remains a mystery, say scientists. Lying in the atmosphere, between 15 and 30km above the surface of the Earth, the ozone layer plays a critical role in blocking harmful UV rays, which cause cancers in humans and reproductive problems in...
  • Ozone Hole Won't Heal Until 2070, NASA Finds

    12/14/2013 10:38:19 AM PST · by facedown · 54 replies
    Live Science via Yahoo News ^ | December 12, 2013 | Tia Ghose
    SAN FRANCISCO — The banning of ozone-depleting chemicals hasn't yet caused detectable improvements in the Antarctic ozone hole, new research suggests. Instead, changes in the South Pole's ozone hole from year-to-year are likely the result of natural variations in wind patterns, researchers said here Wednesday (Dec. 11) in a press conference at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The findings suggest that measuring the total size of the ozone hole says little about ozone depletion, and that it's misleading to use the hole's extent alone to measure environmental progress.
  • Ozone chemicals ban linked to global warming ‘pause’ (new propaganda)

    11/11/2013 6:35:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10 November 2013 | Last updated at 13:49 ET | Matt McGrath
    A new study suggests that the ban on ozone depleting chemicals may have also impacted the rise in global temperatures. CFC gases were responsible for a massive hole in the ozone layer, but they also had a powerful greenhouse effect. The authors link a ban on their use to a “pause” or slowdown in temperature increases since the mid 1990s. The research is published in the journal Nature Geoscience. The subject of a hiatus or standstill in global temperatures rises since 1998 has been the subject of intense debate among scientists, and it has been used as a key argument...
  • Mocha is lost..Chihuahua Doggie

    10/24/2013 8:28:56 AM PDT · by cabana · 13 replies
    My daughter was getting ready for work and she took Frankie(mom) and Mocha(daughter)out to use the potty and in her hurry, she thought Mocha ran inside her apartment. So she and Frankie followed and she closed the door unaware that Frankie was still outside. My daughter is plaqued with guilt and on a mission with flyers to find her Doggie..please pray for my daughter(feelings of guilt) and that we find Mocha and bring her home. Thank You..Mom:)
  • Lightnening Strikes some people.

    06/25/2013 9:18:10 AM PDT · by schm0e · 53 replies
    you'll have to google it | today | anonq
    google "boy scouts" and "lightning" to get the story.
  • Atheism as the new World "Religion" (ZOT!)

    02/08/2013 3:30:15 PM PST · by JaneAnna23 · 92 replies
    Cleantv.com ^ | Cleantv
    Hello fellow free republicans! I've been reading more and more online about how Atheists have started a movement to have Atheistic Churches the way doctrinal/theological religions do. Regardless of where you stand it's certainly a thought-provoking movement seeing as Atheism has long been an intellectual perspective of DOUBT in any religion. But I found an interesting video on youtube/cleantv.com about it. It's only 3 minutes so it is well worth your time. So check it out! I'm interested to see what others think about atheistic movements in our culture. http://www.clean.tv/Web/ProgramDetail.aspx?pid=670
  • Antarctic ozone shows big improvement (global warming is saving the ozone layer)

    10/25/2012 4:50:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    TG Daily ^ | October 25, 2012 | Kate Taylor
    The hole in the ozone layer over the Antarctic was the second smallest in the last two decades, data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellites shows. This year also showed an improvement in the concentration of ozone in the region, with the minimum level recorded hitting its second highest level in twenty years. However, the reason appears to be a change to warmer temperatures in the Antarctic lower stratosphere, and experts warn that the improvement may not last. "The ozone hole mainly is caused by chlorine from human-produced chemicals, and these chlorine levels are...
  • Climate change – off in the ozone

    07/30/2012 1:32:11 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | July 26, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    From the Harvard University  news service and the what are they smoking department, comes this suggestion that apparently it never was ozone damaging CFC refrigerants at all, it was those nasty thunderstorms wot done it.  They say: “Recent studies have suggested that the number and intensity of such storms are linked to climate changes…which could in turn lead to increased ozone loss and greater levels of harmful UV radiation reaching the Earth’s surface, and potentially higher rates of skin cancer.” I have a pretty hard time believing this one, because, well, it’s like Rube Goldberg machine construct where lots of...
  • We will not waste our limited resources on FR in support for a liberal progressive LIAR

    04/13/2012 12:13:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 2,351 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 12, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    A reminder for those who are not receiving the message: Romney is a pathological compulsive liar. Lie after lie papered over with more lies. Doesn’t even flinch when caught in bald faced lies, simply tells another big whopper to cover up or dodge the issue. Funny thing, the man actually seems to believe his own latest lies and simply ignores the glaring record of his past actions/lies. And you have true blue establishment elite RINO Republicans like Karl Rove enabling and backing up his lies. Their motivation is simply to hang on to power (and riches) any way they can....
  • See the Liar Romney Defend the Mandate BEFORE Obama was even Elected!

    04/12/2012 6:06:25 PM PDT · by publius321 · 140 replies
    "Whoa Nellie! Where did THIS come from? The Fox News network, with its deep bench of producers, associate producers and “investigative journalists” didn’t have access to these video clips? Of course they did. The truth is that this is about as scandalous as the Machiavellianism their sister company Sky News engaged in their phone tapping/hacking scandal that caused Rupert Murdoch’s son James to resign in humiliation. Fox news apparently sat on these clips as though they didn’t exist – just as they CONCEALED the fact they damned well knew – that Mitt Romney repeatedly lied to us and his challengers...
  • Plasma Flashlight Zaps Bacteria

    04/07/2012 11:17:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 4 April 2012 | Jon Cartwright
    Enlarge Image Light therapy . A portable plasma flashlight can kill bacteria in minutes. (Credit: X. Pei et al., Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics) Credit: X. Pei et al., Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (2012) Killing harmful bacteria in hospitals is difficult; out in the field, it can be an even bigger problem. Now, researchers may have a means for remote disinfection in a portable "flashlight" that shines a ray of cold plasma to kill bacteria in minutes. Medical scientists have high hopes for plasmas. Produced in electrical discharges, these gases of free electrons and ions have...
  • Newt Gingrich touts surge in Tennessee polls, predicts Georgia win

    03/06/2012 10:50:09 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 68 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2-6-2012 | Amy Gardner
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Republican Newt Gingrich launched a final, two-day swing across the South on Monday in advance of the biggest voting day so far of the year. Gingrich planned to campaign on Monday and Super Tuesday in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia -- and vowed to exceed expectations in all the Southern states voting this week and next. Gingrich touted new polls showing that he is closing the gap in Tennessee, and he predicted again that he will win his home state of Georgia with ease. In a morning interview on CNN, Gingrich admitted that losing Georgia could end his...
  • Ozone hole above the Arctic has actually been caused by COLD Weather

    01/29/2012 9:09:19 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 22 replies · 1+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 20 Jan 2012 | Rob Waugh
    The first ozone hole above the North Pole has been aggravated by extraordinarily cold winter temperatures, say scientists. Cooling of the ozone layer enhances the effect of ozone-destroying substances such as chlorofluorocarbons - CFC. A repeated ozone hole above the Arctic is to be expected, say scientists from the KIT Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research. About a year ago, the scientists detected that ozone degradation above the Arctic for the first time reached an extent comparable to that of the ozone hole above the South Pole. At a level of around 13 miles above the ground, 80 per cent...
  • Romney Used Polls to Determine His 1994 Abortion Position

    01/15/2012 12:22:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 65 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/13/12 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, January 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney has been dogged by allegations that his shifting positions on abortion have been politically opportunistic. That perception will be bolstered by a new book that reveals Romney consulted polling data before deciding to campaign as “pro-choice” during his 1994 Senate race. In the book Mitt Romney: An Inside Look at the Man and His Politics, Ronald Scott wrote that Romney commissioned former Reagan pollster Richard Wirthlin to survey Massachusetts voters on key issues. Wirthlin showed Romney a poll indicating any candidate describing himself as “pro-life” was unelectable in the...
  • DeMint Tries to Halt Ban on Over-the-Counter Asthma Inhaler

    10/19/2011 2:08:21 AM PDT · by Irenic · 23 replies · 1+ views
    FOX News ^ | October 18, 2011 | FoxNews
    Sen. Jim DeMint is trying to stop the federal government from banning a popular over-the-counter asthma inhaler, introducing an amendment that would yank funding for the ban set to go into effect in January. The Food and Drug Administration rule would take off the shelves the epinephrine asthma inhaler known as Primatene Mist. The product is currently the only FDA-approved over-the-counter inhaler and is being banned because it uses something called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as a propellant -- the substance is considered harmful to the ozone layer.
  • New study shows how gamma-ray bursts could end life on Earth

    10/09/2011 8:28:11 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8 Oct 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    New research suggests the continuation of life on Earth depends on massive explosions on the other side of the galaxy. The explosions, gamma-ray bursts thought to occur when two stars collide, can release tons of high-energy gamma-ray radiation into space. Scientists believe they have already played a part in some the planet's extinctions. They say the blasts could be contributing to the depletion of the Earth's ozone layer. Brian Thomas, of Washburn University, in Topeka, Kansas, said: 'We find that a kind of gamma-ray burst — a short gamma-ray burst — is probably more significant than a longer gamma-ray burst....
  • Obama Administration to Ban Asthma Inhalers Over Environmental Concerns

    09/23/2011 12:34:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 206 replies
    Obama Administration to Ban Asthma Inhalers Over Environmental Concerns 3:00 PM, Sep 23, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts Remember how Obama recently waived new ozone regulations at the EPA because they were too costly? Well, it seems that the Obama administration is would rather make people with Asthma cough up money than let them make a surely inconsequential contribution to depleting the ozone layer: Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government's latest attempt to protect the Earth's atmosphere. The...
  • Paul Krugman: Obama's Wimp-Out On Ozone Will Actually Hurt The Economy

    09/03/2011 7:56:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/02/2011 | Henry Blodget
    Late this week, President Obama stunned the EPA and environmentalists by dropping plans to tighten Bush-era ozone standards. His logic? Tighter rules would increase the "regulatory burden" that Republicans blame for the crappy economy. Paul Krugman says this is yet another example of Obama wimping out in the hopes that Republicans will stop attacking him. He also argues that the move will actually hurt the economy. Why will not tightening ozone rules hurt the economy? Because tighter rules, Krugman argues, would have forced companies to spend money to improve their pollution control equipment. This spending would have boosted the revenue...
  • A Bad Call on Ozone

    09/03/2011 6:38:55 AM PDT · by freespirited · 17 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 09/03/11 | Idiotorial Board
    President Obama’s decision not to proceed with stronger air-quality standards governing ozone is a setback for public health and the environment and a victory for industry and its Republican friends in Congress. ... the president said he did not want to burden industry with new rules at a time of great economic uncertainty, and he pledged to revisit the issue in two years. But since the proposed rules would not have begun to bite for several years, his decision seemed driven more than anything else by politics and his own re-election campaign. Ozone is the main component of smog, a...
  • Women in Space.

    08/31/2011 9:07:49 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 71 replies
    DiogenesLamp
    Messed up a bit on my first attempt. :) Legal question for all you jus soli types. Suppose a foreign woman was orbiting the earth. Does the child become an American only if they happen to be over the United States when he pokes his head out? This is why your argument is so stupid. Ponder that for a bit.
  • Women in Orbit

    08/31/2011 9:00:17 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 42 replies · 1+ views
    DiogenesLamp
    Birth in Space!
  • Mysteries of ozone depletion continue 25 years after the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole

    08/30/2011 6:46:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    http://www.physorg.com ^ | August 30, 2011 | Provided by American Chemical Society
    Even after many decades of studying ozone and its loss from our atmosphere miles above the Earth, plenty of mysteries and surprises remain, including an unexpected loss of ozone over the Arctic this past winter, an authority on the topic said here today. She also discussed chemistry and climate change, including some proposed ideas to "geoengineer" the Earth's climate to slow down or reverse global warming. The talk happened at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), being held this week. In a Kavli Foundation Innovations in Chemistry Lecture, Susan Solomon, Ph.D., of the University...
  • EPA’s new ozone regulations overburden local governments, say critics

    08/18/2011 4:09:42 PM PDT · by thouworm · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08-18-2011 | Matthew Boyle
    The Environmental Protection Agency is driving a new ozone regulatory agenda that critics say will cripple local governments, small businesses and other industries nationwide.... “The EPA has set the proposed range so low, between 60 and 70 ppb, that they’re getting very close to background levels....In addition to expected job losses, Meads said costs for meeting these new regulations would be split between local governments, small businesses and industry.
  • Rogue EPA Targets Ozone — And Jobs

    08/03/2011 6:21:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 6, 2011 | Staff
    Regulation: Unsupported by science, a beleaguered American economy may soon be subject to ozone standards so stringent that Yellowstone National Park could not meet them. Look forward to double-digit unemployment. While the nation focused on the debt ceiling and its credit rating, the Environmental Protection Agency, which has become an unelected government unto itself, pondered a new way to impose rules that help explain why this economy cannot grow or create jobs and revenues. High ozone levels can cause severe regulatory distress, but like other stuff in the atmosphere, there is a relatively safe level that can be obtained. Then...
  • EPA finalizes stricter air pollution rules for Wisconsin, other states

    07/07/2011 6:36:17 PM PDT · by Jean S · 93 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal ^ | 7/7/11 | Lee Bergquist and Thomas Content
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday finalized stronger regulations for Wisconsin and 26 other states aimed at curbing air pollution from long-distance sources. The rules will help those states fight ozone and particle pollution caused by power plants in Illinois, Indiana and other states. But Wisconsin utilities - whose pollution can contribute to air-quality problems elsewhere - will also need to find ways to reduce their own emissions. The likely result: Higher electric bills in the coming years. A group of power companies known as the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity called the action one of the most...
  • Bad news for people who breathe in California (This Is Hugh!)

    06/11/2011 12:06:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies · 1+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | June 11,2011 | Victoria Colliver
    Don't let the cooler temperatures fool you. The climate is heating up, and that is expected to have a damaging impact on ozone pollution and respiratory diseases -- especially in California. A report released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit advocacy group, found California would likely suffer more than any other state when it comes to health effects from worsening ozone pollution from climate change.
  • Latino groups push Obama on ozone standards

    06/09/2011 3:46:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/9/11 | Geoff Mohan
    On the heels of a scathing critique by former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt on Wednesday, President Obama faced pressure from a burgeoning environmental justice coalition demanding stronger action on ozone, a component of smog, in predominantly Latino communities. Fourteen groups sent a letter to Obama expressing dismay at missed opportunities and delays in bringing permissible ozone levels down to between 60 and 70 parts per billion: The EPA estimates that the strongest standard of 60 parts per billion would avoid as many as 12,000 deaths and 58,000 asthma attacks per year. Implementing a weaker standard would mean more lives lost...
  • Unions Join In Challenging EPA

    03/17/2011 4:52:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 17, 2011 | Staff
    Regulation: Worried about job losses, Big Labor is demanding that the EPA soften new rules aimed at pollution associated with coal-fired power plants. They want to save their jobs, not the environment. It was one thing when those greedy tools of the rich, Republicans and conservatives, stood in opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as well as its tightening of ozone and mercury standards in violation of sound science and congressional intent. After all, they were interested only in ravaging the earth for fun and profit. Now unions and some of the...
  • This makes me get Zotted! A blog post about certain Freepers!

    03/16/2011 1:07:35 PM PDT · by brycemax · 126 replies
    An EVIL BLOG! Ooooooo.... ^ | 03-16-2011 | Scott Maxim
    Cool freeper love, bad freeper slams! I love it!
  • Red Toupée

    01/30/2011 12:19:00 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 1 replies
    Al Stewart Website ^ | 1988 | David Dash & Al Stewart
    David Dasch: Let's go to one of the most whimsical and engaging things you've ever done: "Red Toupee" Al Stewart: Well, the lyrics are very weird, and I can tell you the origin of that song which is even weirder. I was 'round at Peter White's demo studio and he had this really catchy riff. He doesn't write many in major keys so I thought we better grab this. As he was mumbling something about what the tune was called ,and airplane flew by, and I thought what he said was "Red Toupee." I told him to put a backing...
  • I SENT A MESSAGE TO THE NEW SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

    01/06/2011 8:07:04 PM PST · by RichSr · 18 replies
    THURS, JAN 06,2011 | RICHARD GREGORY
    MR SPEAKER: WE HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY! HOW MANY BABIES THIS YEAR?
  • Viking Kitties are Bad News for Retread Concern Trolls [a righteous ZOT!]

    12/29/2010 11:40:27 PM PST · by yort · 104 replies · 88+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 12-30-10 | Nathan B. Oman
    W. Cleon Skousen's book "The Five Thousand Year Leap" has been reissued, and after an endorsement from Glenn Beck, it was even briefly the No. 1 best-seller at Amazon.com. This is bad news for religious conservatism. Skousen's book is a slipshod mixture of tendentious history, bad theology and paranoid politics in the John Birch Society mold. It ought to be treated as a curiosity of the pre-Reagan right, a fantasy world where communist agents such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Dwight D. Eisenhower worked to undermine America.... The revival of Skousen-esque thinking via Glenn Beck's teary-eyed presentations on the...