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  • Elon Musk Says Climate Change Refugees Will Dwarf Current Crisis

    09/30/2015 4:07:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Huffington Post's Business The Blog ^ | September 25, 2015 | Alexander C. Kaufman, Business Editor
    Tesla's CEO says the Volkswagen scandal is minor compared with carbon dioxide emissions.Elon Musk, co-founder of electric carmaker Tesla Motors, warned on Thursday that climate change will spark a refugee crisis of catastrophic proportions if no action is taken. In a speech in Berlin, the Tesla chief executive said Europe's current wave of people seeking asylum, prompted mostly by political violence, will be dwarfed as fresh water becomes scarce, food supplies become insecure and weather changes in the coming decades. "Today's refugee problem is perhaps a small indication of what the future will be like if we do not take...
  • EPA Proclaims That Sunlight Is Bad for Plants

    09/30/2015 2:57:05 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    EPA ^ | September 29, 2015
    Think sunny days are good for plants? Not always. Sunlight causes #ozone to form, which harms foliage, weakens trees
  • After 100 years, city electric plant burns its last load of coal

    09/29/2015 6:33:25 AM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 8 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | 9/29/15 | Jennifer Lu
    For more than 100 years, coal-fired boilers at the Municipal Power Plant have helped power the city's electric needs. At 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22, the last day of summer, the Municipal Power Plant burned its last load of coal. The city-owned plant's two coal-fired boilers join a growing number of small, aging coal-fired units across the country that have gone cold in the face of tighter environmental regulations on emissions. A third boiler will continue to burn natural gas. To meet both regulations, Johanningmeier said, the plant would have had to refit the boilers with emissions-reducing equipment costing tens of...
  • God is Wrong if EPA is Right

    09/28/2015 7:19:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | September 28, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    God “saw all the things that he had made and they were very good” yet EPA policies imply God’s creation, especially CO2-exhaling humans, is very bad. Who’s right? Today, I’ll use science to prove God right and the EPA wrong in its war on men—and the energy, safety and jobs men extract from refining natural resources like coal and oil. In Genesis 1:26-31, God makes men in His “image and likeness,” and tells men to “fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that...
  • State responds to I-69 environmental concerns

    09/26/2015 8:09:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Indiana Daily Student ^ | August 27, 2015 | Annie Garau
    Years ago, the Tokarski family gathered with friends around a kitchen table in an old Indiana farmhouse. They were discussing the looming construction of Interstate 69 and how they could possibly stop it. The group suspected a project of such magnitude, an interstate route stretching across the southern half of Indiana, would cause severe environmental 
damage. “We really had the project almost at a standstill until Mitch Daniels came into office,” said Thomas Tokarski, now the president of Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads. “We still have huge amounts of support from the people in Indiana.” Since that farmhouse meeting, Tokarski...
  • The Pope's Real Message: Read the totality of what the Pope said, rather than MSM chosen excerpts

    09/26/2015 6:11:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2015 | Tom Trinko
    The Popes comments to Congress on immigration have to be read in detail in order to understand what hes saying. Hes not making specific policy statements -- you must provide a path to citizenship. Instead hes defining the moral rules that should govern our actions: Our world is facing a refugee crisis of a magnitude not seen since the Second World War. This presents us with great challenges and many hard decisions. On this continent, too, thousands of persons are led to travel north in search of a better life for themselves and for their loved ones, in search of...
  • U.S. Chamber Official on Obama Clean Power Plan: 'There Will Be Lawsuits'

    09/24/2015 1:38:04 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/23/2015 | Jack Spencer
    Some new federal environmental regulations in the works, including those covering energy and water, could have significant implications for the relationship between the states and the federal government, as well as the executive and legislative branches of the federal government. That's the view of William L. Kovacs, the senior vice president for environment and regulatory affairs with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In an interview conducted on Sept. 10, Kovacs provided Michigan Capitol Confidential his perspective on these matters. The following are excerpts from that interview. CapCon: What is the Chambers position regarding President Barack Obamas Clean Energy Plan? Kovacs:...
  • Hillary Clinton: I Oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline (to combat global warming)

    09/22/2015 1:58:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 22, 2015 | Monica Alba and Carrie Dann
    After months of declining to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she opposes the construction of the project. "I think it is imperative that we look at the Keystone XL pipeline as what I believe it is: A distraction from the important work we have to do to combat climate change, and, unfortunately from my perspective, one that interferes with our ability to move forward and deal with other issues," she said during a campaign event in Iowa Tuesday. "Therefore, I oppose it. I oppose it because I don't think it's in...
  • Study: Non-whites more exposed to environmental hazards

    09/19/2015 5:26:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 17, 2015 | Brooks Hays
    BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- According to a new study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, African Americans and Hispanics are more exposed to health risks like air pollution, toxic waste and a lack of green space. The study -- a tag-team effort between researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the California Environmental Protection Agency -- used a new online tool that maps environmental health hazards.
  • See the Giant Arctic Mosquitoes That Are Thriving in a Changing Climate (We're all going to die)

    09/18/2015 6:11:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 17, 2015 | Gillian Mohney
    The Arctic mosquito, a larger, furrier version of the ubiquitous pests, are getting a longer breeding season as Arctic ponds warmed earlier in the year, researchers from Dartmouth have found. As a result, the Arctic mosquito, or Aedes nigripes, were in the air bothering humans and wildlife alike earlier in the season, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. "They absolutely will bite people," lead author Lauren Culler told ABC News today. "Theyre active at any time of day. If youre in the Arctic in the middle of mosquito season, there...
  • CRY US A CONTAMINATED RIVER: EPA Chief Takes a Beating at Senate Hearings

    09/17/2015 6:56:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | September 16, 2015
    It was a dirty river before, its a dirtier river now, were moving on. That sums up the attitude of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy who testified before two Senate committees today. Democratic lawmakers made excuses for the agency while Republicans hammered at McCarthy to take responsibility for the rusty contaminated sludge her agency unleashed on the Animas River and across three states. ... Has anyone been fired for ? ... Colorados Sen. Cory Gardner attended both hearings, and drilled McCarthy on the agencys appalling lack of telephone etiquette downstream users werent notified until days after the incident. When Gardner...
  • Renewables Just a Hood Ornament on Fossil Fuel Power System

    09/10/2015 6:51:46 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/8/2015 | Jack Spencer
    General Electric Co. and the Environmental Protection Agency know better than most that renewable energy sources which are the recipients of billions of dollars of taxpayer largesse in many forms are in the end dependent on fossil fuels. In a document submitted to the EPA on June 25, 2012, GE urged the agency to keep this fossil fuel dependency in mind when considering emissions standards: "However, if flexible generation assets, such as gas turbines, are not available, these renewable technologies will not be deployed. In other words, gas turbines are an essential component of renewable energy sources ability...
  • A giant ancient virus was just uncovered in melting ice and it wont be the last

    09/09/2015 4:13:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 9, 2015 | Rachel Feltman
    Let's get one thing out of the way really quickly: The ancient, giant virus recently discovered in melting Arctic ice is not going to kill you. But here's the bad news: It's not the first ancient virus that scientists have found frozen it's the fourth found since 2003. And you can be sure it won't be the last. And with climate change causing massive melts, it's not totally alarmist to suggest that something deadly might one day emerge from a long, icy sleep. As if climate change didn't already suck enough, right?
  • Colorado coal mine avoids closure over environmental group's green gambit

    09/08/2015 4:15:11 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept 8 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A Colorado coal mine slated for closure due to a technicality has gotten a reprieve from the federal government in a move that could save hundreds of jobs. The Colowyo coal mine, which has provided hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to the economy of the city of Craig and the northwestern region of the state since 1977 was in danger of being closed because a renewal permit drafted eight years ago did not take into account the mine's impact on climate change. An environmental group sued in a bid to invalidate the permit. A court-ordered review by the...
  • "Running Wild With The President" - Video of Obozo gnawing on a raw half-eaten carcass

    09/08/2015 1:11:37 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 9, 2015
    The Wee Wee bringing dignity to the high office he holds ... and proving once and for all that he is not a wimp! To see him in action: Click Here!
  • Wake up, Obama, climate change has been happening forever

    09/08/2015 8:39:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 8, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey,senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research
    President Obama hiked to Exit Glacier in Alaska last week, with photographers in tow, to send the world a message: The glacier is melting.Obama blames it on the increasing use of fossil fuels such as coal,oil and natural gas,which he wants to restrict not only in the United States but worldwide. The photo op was designed to build support for an international climate agreement hes pushing hard to sell, so far with little success......Exit Glacier has been shrinking for 200 yearssince 1815long before widespread industrialization and automobiles. As the president ended his trip,he sounded the alarm again: This states climate...
  • Judge won't halt water rule nationwide

    09/05/2015 9:47:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 4, 2015 | Devin Henry
    A federal judge on Friday declined to halt the Obama administration's controversial water rule nationwide, rebuffing the request of 13 states that are battling with the Environmental Protection Agency.Judge Ralph Erickson of the North Dakota U.S. District Court ruled that there are significant prudential reasons to limit the scope of the injunction he already gave the 13 states last week. Other courts have denied injunctions, he said, and some states want to implement the Waters of the United States rule. On the one hand, there is a desirability for uniformity regarding a national rule with national application, Erickson wrote. On...
  • Paring His Bucket List, Obama Relishes Hiking at an Alaskan Glacier (all by himself)

    09/02/2015 2:48:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    President Obama hiked alone up a gravel path toward Exit Glacier, gazing at a mass of flowing ice as it melted into the plain below. Hows this? he marveled as he surveyed the terrain on a cloudless day. Beats being in the office. Mr. Obama is in legacy-building mode here in Alaska, where he has come to talk about the rapidly unfolding effects of climate change and the urgent need to address it. He saw the consequences of global warming during his trek to the glacier, which has receded more than a mile over the past 200 years because of...
  • Obama Is Ignoring the Science on Climate Change

    09/02/2015 9:01:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/2/15 | Katie Tubb
    ....Obama gave a doom and gloom speech yesterday at the Global Leadership in the Arctic (GLACIER) conference in Alaska to build momentum for the U.N. climate deal in Paris this December. So far less than one third of countries have submitted plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions by the Wall Street Journals count. According to Obama, Climate change is happening faster than were acting and the world is facing a future of more fires, more melting, more warming, more suffering. But there are at least two major problems with his focus on global warming as hes presented it in Alaska....
  • Obama: Climate Deniers Who Ignore Science Are on Their Own Shrinking Island

    09/01/2015 2:27:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 108 replies
    Brietbart ^ | September 1, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday night at the GLACIER Conference in Anchorage, AK, President Barack Obama attempted to isolate those who question whether climate change is man-made saying they are on their own shrinking island. Obama said, We know human activity is changing the climate that is beyond dispute. Everything else is politics. [Snip] "The time to plead ignorance is surely past.
  • The Worlds First Clean Oil Sands Project: An Interview With Dr. Gerald Bailey

    09/01/2015 9:29:52 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 1 replies ^ | 09-01-2015 | sjiek
    fter decades of exhaustive attempts to overcome the dirty reputation of oil sands, we finally have an environmentally-friendly and low cost method to tap into these vast resources in the state of Utahgood news both for Mother Nature and all oil and gas investors. MCW Energy Groups CEO, former Exxon President of the Arabian Gulf region, Dr. R. Gerald Bailey, tells in an exclusive interview that his hunt for an innovative technology that simultaneously makes money and cleans up the environment is over. The race to capitalize on Utahs vast oil sands resources is on, and only the cleanboth...
  • SOS to Pope Francis: Its souls that need saving not the environment

    08/30/2015 7:38:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/30/15 | Judi McLeod
    The DNC introduced to a reality TV trained world, a messiah with a bogus message of Hope and Change In a surrealistic world the popes coming to America is somewhat like Cleopatra coming to Mark Antony. Protocol and pomp and ceremony aside, why would Christs Vicar on Earth come to pay homage to a president who is unabashedly the worlds top champion of abortions, including partial birth abortions; whose party refuses to defund Planned Parenthood whose organization sells body parts of aborted babies on the black market; and whose presidency is driven by a soul-corroding hatred of the country he...
  • PETA: Bear Gryllss show last place for President Obama to be seen

    08/31/2015 1:50:13 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 31, 2015 | Judy Kurtz
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is blasting President Obamas planned appearance on Running Wild with Bear Grylls, calling the NBC series one of Gryllss demeaning, sexist, and disgusting shows. [Snip] This internationally condemned program, on which women have been bullied into slitting a baby pig's throat and eating a mouse soaked in urine, is the last place for the 44th president to be seen, PETAs Newkirk said.
  • Anger builds at EPA over radioactive landfill

    08/30/2015 8:03:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    Leaders in a St. Louis suburb are urgently calling on top Obama administration officials to quickly clean up a landfill with radioactive waste that they believe could catch fire. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working for 25 years on the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Mo., which has housed barium sulfate waste from the Manhattan Project since the 1970s. The EPA is still studying the site and considering a wide range of actions to contain the radioactive material under its Superfund program for cleaning severe environmental contamination. But with an underground, smoldering fire in an adjacent landfill, residents...
  • [Satire] EPA to Defy Judge

    08/29/2015 6:39:04 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court for the District of North Dakota granted plaintiffs an injunction against the Environmental Protection Agency's implementation of new navigable waterways regulations that were set for immediate enforcement. The EPA's new regulations would have extended its authority over every body of water within the United States including rain runoff, temporary puddles, and spillage from yard sprinklers and driveways where home owners wash their vehicles. The Judge observed that "it seems extremely improbable that the proposed EPA authority could conceivably apply to the so-called 'navigable waterways' described. As such, the 13 states suing the EPA...
  • Harry Reid: Global Warming Killed 30% Of Moose, Is Preventing Bears From Hibernating?

    08/25/2015 2:15:03 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 24, 2015
    Dirty Harry got a little carried away at the recent National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. You should try not to laugh too loudly as the loony libtard makes this passionate plea to protect wildlife, stop melting tundra and reduce the number of hurricanes while necessarily raising taxes and increasing regulations.
  • Why salad is so overrated (It causes environmental disaster alert)

    08/24/2015 6:49:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 23, 2015 | Tamar Haspel
    As the world population grows, we have a pressing need to eat better and farm better, and those of us trying to figure out how to do those things have pointed at lots of different foods as problematic. Almonds, for their water use. Corn, for the monoculture. Beef, for its greenhouse gases. In each of those cases, theres some truth in the finger-pointing, but none of them is a clear-cut villain. Theres one food, though, that has almost nothing going for it. It occupies precious crop acreage, requires fossil fuels to be shipped, refrigerated, around the world, and adds nothing...
  • 15 year old kid warrior, 20 of his badass friends sue us government for climate action

    08/23/2015 1:45:55 PM PDT · by SteveH · 68 replies
    ryot ^ | august 17, 2015 | nicole buscemi
    Alright people, we need to get it together. I say this because Kid Warrior the Anti-Justin Bieber just gained major ground in being our Nations coolest teenager, and its because this 15 year-old eco-hip-hop artist/activist just teamed up with 20 other youths to sue our Federal Government for fossil fuel exploitation. His name is Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and hes been owning the podium lately, demanding our government to reduce CO2 emissions. He also accuses our federal government of being responsible for allowing our nations climate system to be destroyed.
  • Climate Crisis, Inc.

    08/22/2015 8:01:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | August 22, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    Climate Crisis, Inc. $1.5 trillion and Larry Bell book explain how profiteers of climate doom keep the money flowing Paul Driessen No warming in 18 years, no category 3-5 hurricane hitting the USA in ten years, seas rising at barely six inches a century: computer models and hysteria are consistently contradicted by Real World experiences. So how do White House, EPA, UN, EU, Big Green, Big Wind, liberal media, and even Google, GE and Defense Department officials justify their fixation on climate change as the greatest crisis facing humanity? How do they excuse saying government must control our energy system,...
  • No Evidence Michigan Business Owners Support New EPA Mandates

    08/19/2015 12:12:36 PM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/17/2015 | Jack Spencer
    An environmental advocacy group is promoting what has all the markings of a rigged survey and presenting it as a poll that shows 68 percent of Michigan business leaders (owners, presidents, managers and so on) support President Barack Obamas Clean Power Plan. According to the storyline, the 68-percent figure was the finding of a survey of 403 Michigan business leaders conducted by California-based Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates on behalf of Environmental Entrepreneurs, a national group that bills itself as The Independent Business Voice for the Environment. But the poll's methodology was not released and the group did not...
  • Wildfires blamed on climate change: More flames, higher costs

    08/19/2015 10:50:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | Mariano Castillo
    The Forest Service report cites climate change for the increased wildfires. Other government reports have concluded the same. "Climate change has led to fire seasons that are now on average 78 days longer than in 1970," according to the Forest Service report. "The U.S. burns twice as many acres as three decades ago and Forest Service scientists believe the acreage burned may double again by midcentury." The U.S. Global Change Research Program predicted that wildfires will increase, especially in the Southwest. "These changes are often driven by multiple factors, including changes in temperature and drought patterns, wildfire, invasive species and...
  • EPA Fails to Acknowledge It Coerced Mine Owner to Grant Access

    08/16/2015 8:03:45 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/16/2015 | by Michael Patrick Leahy
    The Environmental Protection Agency isnt responding to claims by Todd Hennis, owner of the Gold King mine in Colorado that the agency coerced him to grant access to his property. Once taking over, of course, EPAs incompetent attempts to remove debris created a massive 3 million gallon toxic waste spill from the mine. Hennis told the CBS Denver affiliate that unless he allowed the EPA to have access and authority to conduct operations on the site the agency had threatened him with daily fines of $35,000. When youre a small guy and youre having a $35,000-a-day fine accrue against you,...
  • Great Lakes Won't Cooperate With Climate Alarmists

    08/14/2015 1:17:23 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 28 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/12/2015 | Jack Spencer
    "Faster than ever before. Thats how one headline from the Weather Channel described current changes in Great Lakes water levels. But the article itself acknowledged that Lakes Huron and Michigan, which come together in the Straits of Mackinac and so are considered one lake by hydrologists, actually rose faster 65 years ago. So why did the headline writer call the current rise faster than ever before?" For more than a decade, those who claim man-made global warming is "settled science" exploited below-average Great Lakes water levels to promote their hypothesis. Although the period from 1999 to 2013 set fewer records...
  • Like Cheap Natural Gas? Obamas Clean Power Plan Will Regulate It Out of Existence

    08/14/2015 12:17:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 14, 2015 | Isaac Orr
    U.S. households are saving hundreds of dollars a year because natural gas prices are low, but thats about to change. Astudy by NERA Economic Consulting has found new regulations on power plants mandated by the Environmental Protection Agencys Clean Power Plan (CPP) will increase natural gas prices to 2007 levels, virtually guaranteeing these savings will soon be wiped out. A study by the Brookings Institution found natural gas prices have plummeted as horizontal hydraulic fracturing, also known as horizontal fracking, has caused U.S. natural gas production to skyrocket to all-time highs, making the United States the worlds top producer of...
  • Catholic Expert: Popes New Encyclical Denounces Radical Environmentalism

    08/13/2015 4:17:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies ^ | June 18, 2015 | CatholicAnswers
    Catholic Expert: Popes New Encyclical Denounces Radical Environmentalism SAN DIEGO (June 18, 2015) A Catholic expert said today that the news media and other observers are misinterpreting Pope Franciss new encyclical on environmentalism, Laudato Si.Some in the media are portraying the encyclical as if Pope Francis is a secular environmentalist, when in reality the encyclical is sharply critical of environmental ideologies that dont recognize mankinds unique place in creation, said Jimmy Akin, senior apologist for Catholic Answers, the largest lay-run apostolate of Catholic apologetics and evangelization in the United States.Akin said the Catholic Churchs longstanding teaching on caring for...
  • Future generations sue Obama administration over climate change

    08/12/2015 10:36:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 12, 2015 | Tony Dokoupil
    One kid says that his familys farm has been damaged by drought and wildfire. Another says that his childhood home has been devalued by rising sea levels. A third alleges an assault on his whole culture as man-made climate change upends the natural world. These and 18 other youth plaintiffs (ages 8 to 19) sued the federal government on Wednesday, walking a first-of-its-kind constitutional claim up the courthouse steps in Eugene, Oregon. The kids argue that inaction on climate change is a violation of their right to life, liberty and property. And they demand that President Obama, seven federal departments...
  • EPA wont face fines for polluting rivers with orange muck

    08/11/2015 9:28:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 11, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER Unlike BP, which was fined $5.5 billion for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, the EPA will pay nothing in fines for unleashing the Animas River spill. Sovereign immunity. The government doesnt fine itself, said Thomas L. Sansonetti, former assistant attorney general for the Justice Departments division of environment and natural resource. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and other lawmakers have called on the EPA to hold itself to the same standards as it would a private company in the aftermath of Wednesdays accident, in which an EPA-led crew uncorked a 3 million-gallon spill of orange wastewater from the...
  • EPA spill: 'We looked at the river and we cried'

    08/11/2015 3:19:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | August 11, 2015 | Dana Ford and Ed Payne
    From his backyard in Durango, Colorado, Tom Bartles can see the Animas River, which was stained an unnatural orange. The Environmental Protection Agency accidentally released millions of gallons of pollutants into the water last week, turning the typically blue water to the color of mustard. "Everybody in town knew it was coming. It was hard to wake up in the morning and see an orange river," Bartles, 52, told CNN. "Many of the locals in this region are probably going to experience a certain level of mourning." [Snip] Officials said they believe the spill carried metals, mainly iron, zinc and...
  • Stop Obamas Clean Power Grab

    08/08/2015 9:56:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 8, 2015 | Phil Kerpen
    In President Obamas first big speech to Congress, just a month after he took office, he said, I ask this Congress to send me legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon. They didnt. Indeed, largely because of Obamas own words on the campaign trail, it became clear that under his plan for a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket and that if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It's just that it will bankrupt them. These facts became well known and contributed directly to the smashing defeat of his proposed cap-and-trade legislation during his first...
  • Shut down coal mines, group urges ( WildEarth Guardians : Colorado)

    08/07/2015 11:33:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | August 6, 2015 | Dennis Webb
    Industry blasts suggestion as harmful to the country. A conservation group that has succeeded in dealing recent legal setbacks to western Colorado coal mines called Thursday for a phase-out of federal coal leasing to help combat climate change. Its time for the Interior Department to shut it down, Jeremy Nichols, Climate and Energy Program director for WildEarth Guardians, said in a news release. The group outlined a plan for ending the federal coal program over 10 to 25 years through a moratorium on leasing publicly owned coal, retiring existing leases that arent producing, honestly reporting the climate impacts of the...
  • GROUSE GETTING BUSY! New Report Says Population Has Rebounded ( Colorado, NM ..)

    08/05/2015 2:13:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | August 5, 2015
    The sage grouse population has exploded in the last two years, growing by nearly two-thirds from more than 49,000 males in 2013 to more than 80,000 this year. ... This is encouraging news for the bird, and for the people whose lives would be turned upside down by the federal government if it still insists on listing the critter as an endangered species on the brink of extinction. The report considered the population across the birds 11-state habitat, with specific news on the growth in Colorado numbers ... The report falls on the heels of a gloom and doom forecast...
  • Snowvember Storm Snow Pile Still Exists [Someone Alert Valerie & Company: Their Lies Are Apparent]

    08/03/2015 12:17:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    WGRZ ^ | 7/28/15 | Dave McKinley
    BUFFALO, NY - "It's not unprecedented, but it is weird when you think about it," said Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Patrick Hammer, when remarking on the snow piles that still exists near Central Terminal on the Queen City's east side. The snow was piled there following the "Snowvember" storm which occurred 8 months ago. Today, despite it being late July, two snow piles remain, although hidden in plain sight. That's because to anyone unfamiliar with their real composition, the snow piles looks more like a non-descript earthen berms.
  • USDA Seeking to Double High Ethanol Blend Gas Pumps

    08/02/2015 5:11:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies ^ | May 29, 2015 | Eric Scheiner
    ( - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday it is investing up to $100 million in biofuels with the goal “to double the number of fuel pumps capable of supplying higher blends of renewable fuel to consumers, such as E15 and E85.”“A typical gas pump can deliver fuel that contains a maximum 10% ethanol (E10), which limits the amount of renewable energy most consumers can purchase at the pump, despite the fact that our farmers now produce record amounts of renewable biofuels,” the USDA press release says.“This new investment seeks to double the number of fuel pumps capable of supplying...
  • Making environmentalism divisive

    08/02/2015 4:02:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | August 1, 2015 | Salena Zito
    ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio - In May, Murray Energy, which sits along the old National Pike here in eastern Ohio, told nearly 1,500 workers at five of its West Virginia mines that their jobs were eliminated. In Ohio, 249 Murray jobs were gone; nearly 170 employees were out of work in Illinois. The announcement wasn't an isolated one. Mines are being boarded up and thousands of coal jobs are vanishing across America, in part because of competition from abundant natural gas but in larger part because of new federal regulations limiting carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants. One month later, Murray...
  • Obama to Unveil 'Biggest Step Ever' in Climate Fight

    08/02/2015 6:26:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Discovery News ^ | August 2, 2015
    Part of President Obama's new plan is to cut carbon pollution from power plants by 32 percent by 2030. President Barack Obama will Monday unveil what he called the biggest, most important step weve ever taken to fight climate change, a sensitive issue central to his legacy. The White House will release the final version of Americas Clean Power Plan, a set of environmental rules and regulations that will home in on the pollution from the nations power plants, setting limits on power-plant carbon emissions. Laying out how climate change was a threat to the health, well being and security...
  • New York's Empire State (building light show) highlights endangered animals

    08/02/2015 5:44:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 82 replies
    BBC ^ | August 2, 2015
    The unique display, on one of the world's most recognisable structures, was aimed at sparking conversations about mass extinction. Pictures of snow leopards, tigers and various sea creatures were shown. A 350ft (106m) image of Cecil, the famous lion killed in Zimbabwe earlier this month, also appeared. [Snip] In all 160 species were shown, including marine mammals, insects, and even the shadow of King Kong climbing up the building.
  • Former Exxon President On Mission To Clean Up Oil Sands

    07/30/2015 3:59:22 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 4 replies ^ | 30-07-2015 | utah
    Canada has given oil sands a dirty reputation, but a breakthrough, commercially viable technology has caught the eye of a former Exxon Mobil president who is putting it to use to clean up Utahs billions of barrels of oil sands. Imagine extracting high-quality oil out of the estimated 32 billion barrels buried in Utahs oil sands, without creating the toxic wastelands that have resulted from oil sands projects in Western Canada. And imagine doing it at a cost that can still turn a profit in todays oil price slump. That would be highly enticing to some of the large operators...
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service Investigating Killing Of Cecil The Lion

    07/30/2015 1:39:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 30, 2015
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the agency is investigating the killing of Cecil the Lion, saying it will go where facts lead. The agency made the announcement via Twitter Thursday. Also Thursday, the Eden Prairie Police Department said that, while they will be stepping up neighborhood monitoring, they will not be providing personal protection for the dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe. Because of the increased traffic in the neighborhood of Walter Palmers residence, the Eden Prairie Police Department is monitoring the neighborhood to ensure the safety and security of the residents and their property,...
  • LAUDATO SI' -- Enironmental Encyclical - COMMENTARY FOR PARISH USE - Mrs. Don-o - [CATHOLIC CAUCUS]

    07/30/2015 11:08:14 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 69 replies
    My own fevered brain | July 30, 2015 | Mrs Don-o
    LAUDATO SI A letter from Pope Francis on the Care of our Common Home Praise be to You (Laudato Si) Pope Francis environmental letter --- is a different kind of encyclical, and invites a different kind of response from most of its predecessors. In this essay I hope to put the spotlight on the ways this encyclical is unprecedented, and also selectively highlight its positive contributions to Catholic Social Thought. Historically, encyclicals were any official teaching letters concerning Catholic doctrine on faith and morals. They were sometimes addressed to bishops in a particular area, or sometimes to the bishops...
  • Former Carter Staffer Wants to Kill All Republicans and Conservatives

    07/29/2015 3:04:27 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 52 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 07/29/2015 | Christopher Cook
    From Progressives Today: Republicans and conservatives are the enemy. They are expendable. They will be targets in the Revolution when it comes writes Roland Windsor Vincent, in a recent post on his blog, Army Of The Revolution. The entry, entitled Protect Animals And The Environment. Shoot Republicans, centers around animal rights and how active Republican and conservatives voters are enabling the Animal Holocaust and If we were to start shooting Republicans, we would likely not harm a single friend of animals or the environment. You hear about something like this and you want to think of it as an anomaly....