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  • Protecting planet is an ethical and moral obligation, says Pope Francis

    11/15/2016 4:33:17 PM PST · by ebb tide · 65 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 15, 2016
    The Pope wrote a message a United Nations convention on climate change The vulnerability of the poor and of future generations to the impact of climate change creates a “serious ethical and moral responsibility to act without delay and as free as possible from political and economic pressure” to slow climate change and protect the environment, Pope Francis said. In a written message to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Pope Francis praised the 100 countries that formally joined the Paris climate agreement adopted last year, but emphasised that implementing the agreement must involve...
  • Destructive Forest Fires are Due to – What?

    07/30/2016 2:05:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | July 30, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    First the Obama EPA came for coal mines, coal-fired power plants, miners, workers, investors, and all who depend on reliable, affordable electricity. Then the EPA, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service and other agencies came after oil and gas drilling and fracking, and the workers, industries and families that need petroleum. They’re also targeting farming, ranching, airlines and manufacturing. It’s all to stop “dangerous manmade climate change,” rising seas, warmer and colder weather, wetter and drier seasons, and other “unprecedented” calamities. Now the Feds want us to believe worsening forest fires threaten communities, wildlife and wildlife habitats because we continue...
  • New Map Shows the Dark Side of Artificial Light at Night

    06/11/2016 8:53:26 AM PDT · by samtheman · 76 replies ^ | June 10, 2016 | Lee Billings
    New Map Shows the Dark Side of Artificial Light at Night ... The most fundamental difficulty, however, has been that no one knows exactly how severe the problem is.
  • 13 demonstrators hang from Portland bridge to block Shell ship

    07/30/2015 7:17:53 AM PDT · by Inspectorette · 80 replies
    KATU-TV ^ | Jul 29, 2015 at 4:56 AM | Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Protesters against Arctic drilling rappelled from the St. Johns Bridge early Wednesday morning to set up an aerial blockade of a Shell oil icebreaker in the port for repairs. "They are creating a human barricade so that the Shell icebreaker cannot get through," said Annie Leonard, the executive director of Greenpeace U.S. "They are prepared to stay up there for days because that's what it is going to take to save the arctic." The 13 Greenpeace protesters suspended themselves from the bridge around 3 a.m. Wednesday. One of them is from Portland. “I think direct action is...
  • Call Out the Climate Change Deniers ( what a joke...

    06/02/2013 11:12:39 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    Climate change is real, it's caused largely by human activities, and it poses significant risks for our health. Some members of Congress disagree with this simple, scientifically proven fact. We need to work to curb climate change, and a big step is to raise our voices to change the conversation in Washington. Call these deniers out. Hold them accountable. Ask them if they will admit climate change is a problem. We will continue updating the list below as supporters get answers to the basic question of whether their representatives in Congress accept the science on climate change. We hope that...
  • Second-Term Battle Lines Drawn in ‘War on Coal’

    05/12/2013 5:53:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/12/2013 | Bill Straub
    McConnell: “This EPA has turned the coal permitting process into an illegitimate, back-door means to shut down coal mines permanently."
  • Earth Day: A Pagan Holiday

    04/22/2013 7:24:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/22/2013 | J.D. Longstreet
    Today is being celebrated by modern pagans as “Earth Day.” It is a date set aside to worship the earth (paganism). Today is also the birthday of Vladimir Lenin, (April 22nd 1870). Lenin was a Russian Marxist revolutionary, author, lawyer, economic theorist, and political philosopher among other things. Lenin created the Soviet Communist Party.
  • Historic Bridges of Yosemite Valley Under Siege

    07/08/2012 7:46:08 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies
    Perhaps no river crossing in Yosemite Valley has been more photographed than the historic Stoneman Bridge: a single, arching span faced with rough-hewn granite that provides a dramatic foreground to Half Dome, the park's most iconic natural marvel. Yet the 205-foot bridge is slated for possible removal under proposed plans for restoring the natural flow of the Merced River. As a federally designated "Wild and Scenic River," some say its course should be shaped only by nature as it meanders through the valley — and bridge abutments alter that course. The future of the roughly 80-year-old Stoneman and two other...
  • Environmental justice: New movement to restrict your movement (ECO-Tyranny Must Read)

    06/01/2012 8:02:04 AM PDT · by lward99 · 7 replies
    Times247 ^ | 5/31/2012 | Katherine Timpf
    When most people talk about President Obama's influence on America, they mention reforming health care, repealing "don't ask, don't tell" or ending the war in Iraq. But a nearly unknown executive order could have a greater impact on the future of America than all of those things combined, potentially giving the federal government power to control every project in the country. The obscure memorandum of understanding, based on a long-forgotten executive order signed by President Clinton in 1994, marries the issues of environmentalism and social justice. The federal government can use the laws from one to control the other. Read...
  • Earth Hour observed all over the world. (I'm turning on every light)

    03/31/2012 3:39:04 PM PDT · by Drango · 126 replies
    yahooooooooo ^ | 3/31/12 | Wendy Carpenter
    What does it look like when the world turns out all the lights? A glimpse will be offered today when millions of participants all over the globe -- from Egypt's Tahrir Square to Washington D.C.'s National Cathedral -- are expected to turn their lights off for an hour in honor of Earth Hour. Sydney's symbolic Opera House and Harbor Bridge were a couple of the first places to go dark, as Australians took part in the global effort to raise awareness over climate change and show the need for sustainability. The event takes place worldwide on Saturday from 8:30 to...
  • 5 Occupy protesters arrested at Paul campaign HQ

    12/29/2011 10:32:59 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    AP ^ | 12/29/11
    Police have arrested five Occupy protesters outside the Iowa campaign headquarters of Republican presidential contender Ron Paul. The arrests were made Thursday as demonstrators gathered to protest Paul's proposal to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency if elected. A spokesman for the group, Occupy the Caucuses, says they arrived at Paul's campaign headquarters to find the doors locked. She said protesters were arrested on charges of trespassing after they refused to leave.
  • Animal rights group PETA to launch pornography website

    09/18/2011 8:29:04 PM PDT · by Windflier · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Sep 2011 | Unknown
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), no stranger to attention-grabbing campaigns featuring nude women, plans to launch a pornography website in the name of animal rights. The non-profit organisation, whose controversial campaigns draw criticism from women's rights groups, said it hopes to raise awareness of veganism through a mix of pornography and graphic footage of animal suffering.
  • Stung by the President on Air Quality, Environmentalists Weigh Their Options

    09/03/2011 8:06:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 3, 2011 | Leslie Kaufman
    For environmental groups, it was the final hard slap that brought a long-troubled relationship to the brink. In late August, the State Department gave a crucial go-ahead on a controversial pipeline to bring tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. Then on Friday, leading into the holiday weekend, the Obama administration announced without warning that it was walking away from stricter ozone pollution standards that it had been promising for three years and instead sticking with Bush-era standards. John D. Walke, clean air director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, an advocacy group based in New York, likened...
  • SF Animal Control Commission seeks ban on goldfish

    06/15/2011 11:31:29 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/15/11 | Matier and Ross
    San Francisco's ever-active Animal Control and Welfare Commission has renewed its push for a pet sale ban in the city - only this time, it even covers goldfish. The idea is to put the squeeze on puppy and kitten mills that supply pet stores, and to discourage "impulse buys" of hamsters and other small pets that often wind up being dumped at shelters. But goldfish, guppies and tropical fish?
  • Celebrities and green groups boycott Climate Week over fossil fuels

    03/22/2011 1:19:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies ^ | 3/21/11 | Luke Walsh
    Celebrities and green groups boycott Climate Week over fossil fuels21 March 2011 A coalition of green groups and famous faces have pulled out of activities supporting Climate Week, which starts today (March 21). The groups, which include comedian and impersonator Alastair McGowan, are angry over the Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS) sponsorship of the event. A number of campaign groups, including PLATFORM, Friends of the Earth Scotland, People & Planet and the World Development Movement, have this morning published a report examining in detail RBS's funding of coal power. The report Dirty Money, Corporate greenwash and RBS coal finance claims...
  • The Green Bubble is about to Burst

    11/05/2010 7:02:11 AM PDT · by Gomer1066 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 5, 2010 | By S. Fred Singer
    There is a revolution coming that is likely to burst the green global warming bubble: the temperature trend used by the IPCC (the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) to support their conclusion about anthropogenic global warming (AGW) is likely to turn out to be fake. The situation will become clear once Virginia's attorney general, Kenneth Cuccinelli, obtains information now buried in e-mails at the University of Virginia. Or Hearings on Climategate by the U.S. Congress may uncover the "smoking gun" that demonstrates that the warming trend used by the IPCC does not really exist. It has become increasingly clear...
  • Church's protest at military funeral clearly troubles Supreme Court

    10/07/2010 4:03:04 PM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 10/06/2010 | By Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices seemed both troubled and divided Wednesday as they questioned whether a small Kansas church could be punished for mounting a protest that many found contemptible outside a military funeral. The high court didn't clearly tip its hand during the hourlong oral arguments in the case pitting the Westboro Baptist Church against a grieving Pennsylvania father. Several justices did, however, hint that the 2006 funeral protest was lawful even if it was obnoxious.
  • Green Movement Calls Fireworks 'Eco-Hazards,' Sues to Ban July 4th Display in California

    06/29/2010 12:47:40 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 55 replies · 1+ views ^ | 06/29/2010 | Alana Goodman
    Apparently the "rockets' red glare" isn't "green" enough for some environmentalists. Fourth of July fireworks displays have been deemed "ecologically hazardous" by some eco-warriors, who are urging environmentally-conscious Americans to shun the tradition. [F]ireworks shows spray out a toxic concoction that rains down quietly into lakes, rivers and bays throughout the country," wrote the Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon on June 30. "Many of the chemicals in fireworks are also persistent in the environment, meaning they stubbornly sit there instead of breaking down." McLendon suggested avoiding fireworks and finding other ways to celebrate Independence Day. "The most eco-friendly alternative to...
  • How To Reinvest Carbon Fee Revenue? (McLame's lapdog pushing for higher gasoline taxes, "fees")

    04/12/2010 3:19:05 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 615+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 2010-04-12 | Lisa Caruso
    As Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass.; Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; and Joe Lieberman, I/D-Conn., work toward their goal of introducing climate change legislation by Earth Day (April 22), transportation groups are petitioning the trio to invest revenues raised from a carbon fee that would increase the cost of gas and diesel fuel back into transportation. A coalition of 27 groups led by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the American Public Transportation Association, and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, wrote in their April 1 letter, "New fees placed on transportation fuels should be dedicated to the Highway...
  • EarthFirst Mourning Loss of a Tree - Crying & Screaming (Hilarious video)

    03/12/2010 11:11:57 AM PST · by yooling · 37 replies · 997+ views
    Just watch. You won't be disappointed.