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  • Lower Salford residents, officials raise concerns with turnpike construction

    01/16/2019 11:12:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Souderton Independent ^ | November 26, 2018 | Bob Keeler
    LOWER SALFORD — There are times when Cassel Road should be closed down because of the mud on the road from the work to widen the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Lower Salford Township Board of Supervisors member Phil Heilman said at the board's Nov. 21 morning work session. He drove on the road on a recent day, he said. "It was solid mud," he said. Heilman said he was driving behind another vehicle. "His car was chocolate, just like mine," Heilman said. "We gotta keep an eye on that." Police Chief Tom Medwid said officers are checking on...
  • 28,000 Pounds of Discarded Banana Peels Will Be Put to Good Use After Disney Races

    01/16/2019 2:30:28 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Runners' World ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jacob Meschke
    It’s not just in Mario Kart—banana peels can be a real problem for many races around the country, not only causing hazards for runners and spectators, but leaving massive amounts of rotting waste behind for volunteers to clean up. Chiquita, the massive international fruit producer, is taking steps to change that. When the gun of the Walt Disney World 5K went off at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, it signaled the start of Chiquita’s new role as the official banana sponsor of the entire Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, as well as other runDisney events throughout the year. The move...
  • And the 2018 Person of the Year Is…

    01/11/2019 11:41:57 AM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-11-19 | Brother Bob
    Yes, I know what you're thinking - aren't these posts supposed to be written in advance and published at the end of the year so that writers can take some time off and still provide some content? To which I respond, you are absolutely right! But 2018 was by far the busiest year of my life, and this subject was just too good to let pass. Last week The Daily Wire's Paul Bois alerted us to this gem: New York Times Praises Radical Environmentalist Who Killed Himself To Save EarthEarlier this year, radical environmentalist David Buckel demonstrated his love for...
  • Don’t Be Fooled: Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’ Is About Socialism, Not Global Warming

    01/08/2019 12:37:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2019 | Justin Haskins
    An aide for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the latest prominent Democrat to announce plans to form a presidential exploratory committee, says Warren supports Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) “Green New Deal,” further elevating the status of the plan at the highest levels of the Democratic Party. In expressing her support for the plan, Warren joins Sens. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), both of whom have expressed interest in running for president in 2020.The Green New Deal has been hailed by Democrats and liberal pundits as one of the most important proposals to tackle global warming in decades, but don’t...
  • The Green New Deal Is a Trojan Horse for Socialism

    01/07/2019 6:27:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 4, 2019 | Jarrett Stepman
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ready to tax the rich to make her Green New Deal a reality. “People are going to have to start paying their fair share in taxes,” the recently elected New York Democrat told TV show “60 Minutes” in an interview set to air Sunday. Speaking of prior decades’ taxation rates in the country, Ocasio-Cortez added, “Once you get to the tippy tops, on your 10 millionth dollar, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70 percent.” It shouldn’t be a surprise that the avowed “democratic socialist” went with the predictable “tax the rich”...
  • Sustainable 'plastics' are on the horizon

    01/04/2019 5:50:44 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 35 replies
    Science Daily / American Friends of Tel Aviv University ^ | 2018 December 25 | Science news from research organizations
    New sustainable biopolymer technology may one day free the world of its worst pollutant Source: American Friends of Tel Aviv University Summary: A new Tel Aviv University study describes a process to make bioplastic polymers that don't require land or fresh water — resources that are scarce in much of the world. The resulting material is biodegradable, produces zero toxic waste and recycles into organic waste. FULL STORY: The invention was the fruit of a multidisciplinary collaboration between Dr. Alexander Golberg of TAU's Porter School of Environmental and Earth Sciences and Prof. Michael Gozin of TAU's School of Chemistry....
  • Plastic bag ban set to go in effect (New Year's Day brings anti-human Nanny Statism)

    01/01/2019 11:46:27 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 60 replies
    The Lowell Sun ^ | Dec 31, 2018 | Rick Sobey
    LOWELL -- Paper or reusable? That's the question you'll be asked in Lowell supermarkets later this week when the plastic bag ban goes into effect. On Jan. 1, the Mill City will join a rising number of Massachusetts communities banning single-use plastic bags, including Boston most notably in mid-December. Westford's ban also goes into effect on Jan. 1. The Lowell City Council voted in May to approve the ordinance. The city ban is limited to retail establishments 3,000 square feet or larger. The Market Basket at the corner of Fletcher and Broadway streets now has signs in the checkout line...
  • The day I tasted climate change: Every one of us will have moment when global warming gets personal

    12/27/2018 11:53:15 AM PST · by ETL · 105 replies
    TechnologyReview.com ^ | Dec 21, 2018 | James Temple
    In early November, gale-force winds whipped a brush fire into an inferno that nearly consumed the town of Paradise, California, and killed at least 86 people. By the second morning, I could smell the fire from one foot outside my door in Berkeley, some 130 miles from the flames. Within a week, my eyes and throat stung even when I was indoors. Air quality maps warned that the soot-filled air blanketing the Bay Area had reached “very unhealthy” levels. For days, nearly everyone wore masks as they walked their dogs, rode the train, and carried out errands. Most of those...
  • Legacy Parkway’s truck ban and low speed limit will disappear without action by the Utah Legislature

    12/27/2018 10:53:01 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | December 9, 2018 | Lee Davidson
    Legacy Parkway in Davis County is a different sort of freeway. It bans trucks. The speed limit is just 55 mph. Its mere two lanes in each direction have rubberized pavement to dampen sound — all designed to help adjacent wetlands and wildlife. But that could change dramatically in a little more than a year, on Jan. 1, 2020. That is when a 15-year deal expires, initially drawn up to end lawsuits by environmental groups against the highway. The truck ban will disappear that day, and the state is then free to raise the speed limit or look at widening...
  • New Haymarket commuter bus begins Dec. 17

    12/16/2018 11:17:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Prince William Times ^ | November 28, 2018 | James Ivancic
    Commuters who live in western Prince William and Fauquier counties can leave the driving to someone else come Dec. 17 when a new bus begins round-trip service from Haymarket to Arlington. The “OmniRide Haymarket Express” will make four trips in the morning and four return trips in the afternoon and early evening. It will run along I-66 between Haymarket and the Rosslyn Metro station. The trips will originate from the new park-and-ride lot on the northeast corner of U.S. 15 and Interstate 66. The Monday-through Friday service is meant to give workers an alternative to traveling by car. It’s the...
  • 'We are Still in” Totalitarians Dominate Katowice

    12/15/2018 2:44:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    The 30,000 alarmists gathered in Katowice, Poland expected to slam-dunk their report proclaiming a planet-threatening climate crisis, finalize rules for implementing the Paris accords, redistribute infinite billions of dollars from industrialized nations to “climate victim” countries, and solidify their control over people’s energy, jobs, living standards and liberties. It didn’t work out quite that way.They got blindsided by millions of French citizens angrily denouncing their government’s plans to carbon-tax them into worse poverty and joblessness. They were furious that the US exhibit profiled the benefits of fossil fuels – and outraged that the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait...
  • Expect years of construction: Md. Beltway, I-270 toll lanes to be built in phases from Legion Bridge

    12/15/2018 10:18:54 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 19, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Toll lanes around the Capital Beltway and I-270 in Maryland could be built in several separate phases and even operated by different companies under the latest plans released to industry insiders. It indicates Beltway construction could last for years. The first phase would include fixes for the Legion Bridge.A new document sent last week ahead of the next forum for private companies that could design, build and operate the lanes said that while Maryland eventually plans more than 70 miles of toll lanes from Frederick to Bethesda and from the Legion Bridge to near Oxon Hill, building out...
  • Special Report: Scientists Expose The Truth Behind the Plastic ‘Crisis’ (trunc)

    12/15/2018 6:22:04 AM PST · by Twotone · 72 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | December 14, 2018 | Marc Morano
    “One Word: Plastics.” Yes, just 51 years after the 1967 film “The Graduate”, “plastics” just may be the future of environmental scares, eclipsing the man-made climate scare. But this “plastics crisis” attempts to make people “feel guilty and worried about a ‘crisis’ which isn’t actually real,” according to a blockbuster new report by a team of international scientists. There is evidence that some climate activists are seeking to elevate the plastic ‘crisis’ above the climate ‘crisis.’ Former Vice President Al Gore’s producer of his 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth,” — Hollywood eco-activist Laurie David — has been test-marketing the plastic...
  • Why Christmas is bad for the environment and what you can do about it.

    12/15/2018 6:15:01 AM PST · by mkleesma · 58 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 12/15/18 | Sophia Harris
    Christmas is a time of celebration, but once the party's over, plenty of garbage is hauled to the curb. Environmental group Zero Waste Canada estimates that from mid-November to mid-January, the average Canadian generates about 25 per cent more trash than during the rest of the year. The reason: people buy more stuff over the holidays, and a lot of it — from shiny wrapping paper to glittery cards — typically can't go in your recycling blue bin, so it's destined for the landfill. To help Canadians celebrate a greener Christmas this year, here are some of the season's worst...
  • Will Uprisings Thwart Green Central Planners?

    12/13/2018 2:19:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2018 | Veronique de Rugy
    You know you've got a problem when your tax schemes are even being rejected by the French. While there's always a danger in reducing the causes of political unrest to a single issue, the plan to impose yet another regressive $9 billion annual carbon tax proved to be a catalyst for the "yellow vest" protests that are roiling Paris. The nonviolent version of the French carbon-tax revolt is spreading globally, too. Last November, Washington state voters rejected a very well-funded effort to pass the first ballot-approved carbon tax ever. The province of Ontario is suing the Canadian government to block...
  • Global warming is causing more snow to fall on Antarctica - has slowed rising sea levels by a THIRD

    12/11/2018 6:33:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 10, 2018 | Joe Pinkstone
    Global warming is causing more snow to fall over Antarctica and it is stunting the surge of rising sea levels. Scientists have discovered that the increased amount of snow on Antarctica has helped offset rates of twentieth-century global sea-level rise by up to a third. Since the start of the 20th century the snow on the frozen continent and the Antarctic ice Sheet have played a pivotal role in governing sea level change. The delicate balance between ice sheets melting and increased snowfall has a major part to play on sea levels around the world.
  • DuBois column - Elections count, will Zinke survive and Trump on fire

    12/10/2018 7:17:14 AM PST · by cowpoke · 8 replies
    THE WESTERNER ^ | 12/10/28 | Frank DuBois
    Elections count, will Zinke survive and Trump on fire Grimness under Grijalva Elections do make a difference. How would you like to have the Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the former Chair of the Congressional Environment Task Force with a 100 percent voting record according to the Sierra Club, as the new Chairman of the House Resources Committee? That’s the Committee with jurisdiction over livestock grazing, wilderness, national monuments, endangered species and other land use activities of the Forest Service, BLM, USFWS and other entities of the Interior department. Well that’s what you are going to get with Raul...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Is ‘Pretty Much All Fantasy-land’

    12/08/2018 6:28:29 AM PST · by Cheerio · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 8, 2018 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Experts decry 'pie in the sky' environmental plan Since sweeping into Congress atop a wave of far-left support, Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) has been very clear what her number one goal is: a Green New Deal for America. The freshman congresswoman first attracted attention to the proposal when she joined more than 200 protesters staging a sit-in in support of a GND in Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) office. Since then and with Ocasio-Cortez's backing, the idea has swept through left-leaning media, attracting fawning reviews. It also has the support of a number of prominent left-wing environmental activists:...
  • Climate Lunacy Takes Center Stage

    12/08/2018 5:46:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    The unwritten rule seems to be that each successive climate report and news release must be more frightening than any predecessors, especially during the run-up to international conferences. Thus Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report 15 claims governments worldwide must make “unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” spend $40 trillion by 2035 on renewable energy, and impose carbon taxes that climb to $5,500 per ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) by 2030. Or temperatures could climb another 1 degree F (0.5 C) and bring utter cataclysm to human civilization and our planet. Not to be outdone, the 1,700-page 2018 US National...
  • Supporters say Hurricane Florence showed the need for I-73, not everyone agrees

    11/28/2018 7:58:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    WBTW News 13 ^ | November 15, 2018 | Nicole Boone
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) -  A quarter of a century later, local, state, and federal leaders still work to build Interstate 73. It would be the Grand Strand area's first interstate.I-73 would run from Michigan to Myrtle Beach. Now after Hurricane Florence, there's even more urgency, among some, to complete the project. As Hurricane Florence approached the South Carolina coast in September, so did the call for evacuations. "If any of your listeners or viewers were stuck on Highway 501 or Highway  9 or Highway 17 trying to dodge this storm and get their family to safety they understand how important it is...