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  • Rob Henneke: Fighting Endangered Species Act Abuse: The Jacki Daily Show

    02/01/2016 5:28:26 PM PST · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 2/1/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics. Now playing also on station KWEL in Midland-Odessa! Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a corporate litigator, and as an Assistant...
  • EPA Blocking 21-Mile Road Because of 1 Acre of Wetlands

    02/01/2016 12:31:40 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/30/2016 | Jack Spencer
    The Marquette County Road Commission announced that it has filed a lawsuit formally challenging a decision by the federal Environmental Protection Agency to block construction of a county road (CR 595) that would shorten the route between a new minerals mine and a processing facility. The suit was filed July 10 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. “The EPA, in its objection to the construction of County Road 595, has once again overstepped its bounds and demonstrated its politically motivated agenda,” said Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba. “The agency, without reason or merit, has hamstrung...
  • IBD Calls Out Al Gore As His 10-Year 'Planetary Emergency' Deadline Looms

    01/23/2016 8:27:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 23, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    On January 26, 2006, former Vice President, current climate alarmist and centimillionaire Al Gore told the Associated Press's David Germain that "unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return." . Tuesday, as DC and much of the Northeast finishes digging out from a serious and possibly historic weekend snowstorm, will be the tenth anniversary of Gore's "planetary emergency" warning. The "global warming" true believers in the establishment press will never hold Gore accountable for his nonsense, which is why going to alternative sources such as...
  • This Is How Much the California Gas Leak Is Hurting the Planet

    01/15/2016 2:09:31 PM PST · by UCANSEE2 · 40 replies
    TIME.COM ^ | Jan. 14, 2016 | Justin Worland, Heather Jones
    A gas leak deep under Los Angeles has been spewing 1.6 million lbs. of methane each day, with no immediate end in sight. The months-long leak in Porter Ranch is already the worst in California's history, and environmental advocates fear it could have a long-term impact on the climate. While methane does not stay in the atmosphere for as long as carbon dioxide, it traps radiation more effectively, making it a significant contributor to global warming.
  • Ecologically Correct: It’s Academic

    01/14/2016 12:19:20 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 14, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It's interesting that although liberals are the ones who most like to talk about protecting the environment, conservatives are the ones most likely to do yard work. "There is a conflict between the politics of freedom and environmental activism," Jana Maria Giles said at the Modern Language Association (MLA) meeting in Austin, Texas last week. Giles, who teaches at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, made clear which side of the divide she is on. Last year, she wrote an article entitled "Dog-paddling Against the Tide: Integrating Ecocriticism into a New Graduate English Course in a Southern Public Regional University."...
  • Chicago Tops Bedbug List for Fourth Straight Year: Report

    01/14/2016 1:56:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 13, 2016
    Bedbugs have apparently taken up a long-term residency in Chicago based on a new report from pest control company Orkin. Chicago topped Orkin's "Top 50 Bed Bug Cities" list for the fourth year in a row. In all, fourteen cities in the Midwest made the list, more than any other region, according to Orkin. The pests were spotted in multiple cities in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky. Orkin based its findings on the number of bedbug treatments employees conducted between January and December of 2015, according to the pest control company. The list includes both residential and commercial treatments. [Snip]...
  • Humans could evolve webbed feet if sea levels rise, scientist claims

    01/12/2016 11:42:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 107 replies
    Telegraph ^ | January 13, 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    The perils of climate change are well known, but rising sea levels could also alter human evolution, scientists have claimed. Rising sea levels could force communities to live in underwater or semi-aquatic towns which could change out physiology. Dr Matthew Skinner a paleoanthropologist from the University of Kent, claims that humans could evolve to have webbed hands and feet and less body hair so they could move quickly through the water. Our eyes would even become more like cats, so we could see in the murky gloom of seas and rivers and our lungs would shrink as we became used...
  • A Frightening History of the Militant Greens: Jacki Daily Show!

    01/11/2016 3:08:55 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 1 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 1/8/2016 | The Jacki Daily Show
    A Frightening History of the Militant Greens Robert Zubrin’s book, Merchants of Despair, shows how some of the most tragic events of the 19th and 20th centuries were inspired by radical environmentalists who used the “green” agenda to mask scary ambitions.
  • EPA's 2016 Resolutions: Acquire More Power, Increase Regulations

    01/09/2016 11:44:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2016 | Edwin Portugal
    With the start of a new year, President Obama and his army of unelected bureaucrats are resolving to acquire more power and increase regulations. Throughout his tenure, President Obama has shown that he will do anything to achieve his personal policy agenda. Whether by passing new regulations through federal agencies or issuing executive orders, the Obama Administration has repeatedly bypassed Congress and the will of the American people. In the realm of energy policy, Obama has made it clear that nothing will stand in the way of his so-called climate "legacy," not the economy, not the livelihood of millions of...
  • Doctors Urge California Residents "Leave Now...While You Can" As Gas Leak Fears Grow

    01/08/2016 10:34:21 AM PST · by Perseverando · 50 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 8, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    California Governor Jerry Brown finally declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, concerning the ongoing, currently unstoppable methane gas leak spewing from Aliso Canyon that has created a nightmare for residents of Porter Ranch. “I will tell you, this goes well beyond Porter Ranch. We’ve had complaints from as far as Chatsworth, Northridge, and Granada Hills,” emphasized Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander during a Porter Ranch town hall meeting on December 28. “Apparently this plume of toxic chemicals and whatever it might be, doesn’t know zip codes […] This is the equivalent of the BP oil spill on land,...
  • What's America's Biggest Threat? Nearly 70% of US Say it's the Government

    01/06/2016 12:39:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2016 | Donald Lambro
    Barack Obama wants us to believe that the biggest issue facing our country today is gun control or global warming. Some of the GOP presidential candidates say it's illegal immigrants who threaten us. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders think it's big business and the top one percent. But when the Gallup Poll asked Americans last month to name the "biggest threat to the U.S.," illegal immigrants were way down on the list of concerns. So were the other issues the candidates are focusing on, many which barely get mentioned by ordinary Americans. "For the second consecutive year, dissatisfaction with government...
  • 24 days to Al Gore's '10 years to save the planet' ...deadline

    01/02/2016 10:40:54 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 1/2/16 | Anthony Watts
    On January 25th, 2006, while at the Sundance film festival, screening "An Inconvenient Truth", Al Gore said this as chronicled in an article by CBS News:... unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return, Gore said. He sees the situation as "a true planetary emergency."Well, the 10 years are about up, by now, warming should have reached "planetary emergency levels" Let’s look at the data:
  • I didn't think anyone could employ a more pig ignorant staff than CNN (global warming LOL alert)

    01/01/2016 8:31:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Daily Timewaster ^ | January 1, 2016
    Time magazine, in it's headlong rush to create alarm over non existent anthropogenic global warming, published a now corrected article that screamed hysterically that temperatures on the North Pole were (OMG!) 50 degrees warmer than usual. Too bad the author of the article confused the actual north pole with North Pole, Alaska. The corrected article. Note their quiet little mention that the article originally misidentified the reading belonging to the north pole. Dumb. Sh*ts. All of them, fact checkers and editors, in all their many and multicolored layers, included. The original, uncorrected article said this: Stormy weather in the...
  • York County (PA) Solid Waste Authority’s Electronics Recycling Program Suspended

    12/23/2015 5:33:22 AM PST · by pa_dweller · 10 replies
    Act 108 has created an imbalance of supply and demand which makes it economically prohibitive for electronics recycling vendors to operate in Pennsylvania. This situation has been happening across Pennsylvania and has resulted in many PA counties discontinuing their electronics recycling programs. The Authority had secured an electronics recycler for 2016, but on December 17, 2015 they informed the Authority they would not be able to service the program. Residents and businesses should hold on to electronic devices until a new program can be implemented. The Authority is working on a sustainable solution to address the proper management of electronics...
  • Cruz: I would pull US out of Paris climate deal

    12/23/2015 12:30:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 22, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is promising, if elected president, to pull the United States out of the nonbinding climate change accord that nearly 200 countries agreed to earlier this month. Cruz, a GOP presidential candidate, on Tuesday told reporters in Tennessee that the agreement is part of an extreme focus on climate by President Obama. "Barack Obama seems to think the SUV parked in your driveway is a bigger threat to national security than radical Islamic terrorists who want to kill us. That's just nutty," he said, according to The Washington Post. "These are ideologues, they don't focus on the...
  • Commentary: The great human benefit of fossil fuels

    12/19/2015 9:03:56 AM PST · by Bob434 · 5 replies
    Post Star ^ | 12/19/2015 | JAY AMBROSE
  • Santa Baby, Bring Me Coal

    12/14/2015 5:44:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    I want coal for Christmas, and not because I've been a naughty girl. I want coal so I can affordably power up the high-tech toys Santa is bringing me, including an electronic butler who cleans and cooks and a modern, coal-fired steam locomotive that will allow me to bypass the TSA Snooper Troopers when I travel cross-country. OK, so Santa probably won't be sending a full-size coal-fired train down my chimney. But, like many of you, I may receive small electronics as gifts. As millions of us ring in the New Year by adding new gadgets to the power grid,...
  • Federal Seizure of Private Property: The Jacki Daily Show

    12/08/2015 6:33:33 PM PST · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 12/6/2015 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Jacki speaks with British author Rupert Darwall, international finance specialist and former Advisor to the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the Global Warming movement, its goals and methods. She also is joined by Rob Henneke of the Texas Public Policy Foundation to discuss the suit versus the federal government over their seizure of private property along the Red River.
  • Plans for a new city in the Santa Clarita Valley hit another roadblock (EnviroNazis)

    12/03/2015 6:42:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 30, 2015 | Maura Dolan, Louis Sahagun and Abby Sewell
    For two decades, the Newhall Land & Farming Co. has envisioned a new city rising in the foothills north of Los Angeles. Situated on nearly 12,000 acres along the Santa Clara River, the planned community would house 58,000 people and offer stores, golf courses, schools and recreational centers. Los Angeles County’s elected supervisors approved the project 12 years ago, prompting experts to declare that the Santa Clarita Valley would soon be home to other major developments. A mammoth, 5,828-page environmental impact report won court approval a year ago, and a Newhall official declared that the project had been vindicated. But...
  • Imagining a World Without Growth (Dream of Envirofreaks)

    12/02/2015 7:10:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 1, 2015 | Eduardo Porter
    Could the world order survive without growing? It’s hard to imagine now, but humanity made do with little or no economic growth for thousands of years. In Byzantium and Egypt, income per capita at the end of the first millennium was lower than at the dawn of the Christian Era. Much of Europe experienced no growth at all in the 500 years that preceded the Industrial Revolution. In India, real incomes per person shrank continuously from the early 17th through the late 19th century. As world leaders gather in Paris to hash out an agreement to hold down and ultimately...
  • The Walrus and the New York Times

    12/02/2015 3:39:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    PowerLine ^ | December 1, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    As part of its cheerleading for the U.N. climate convention in Paris, the New York Times is running a series on What Climate Change Looks Like. First up are the walruses: This week, we're featuring images that show how global warming has already impacted the world. Packed shoulder to shoulder, an estimated 35,000 Pacific walruses congregated on Alaska's northwest coast near Point Lay last fall. Normally the mammals find ocean ice sheets to rest on, but as waters have warmed the ice sheets have disappeared. In seven of the last nine years swarms of walruses swam ashore for refuge, as...
  • Why Is Government Involved In The Global Warming Religion?

    12/01/2015 10:42:20 PM PST · by Robert May · 45 replies
    NewsBalance ^ | 12/1/2015 | Bill B. May
    I’ve been convinced for a long time that the global warming issue is a religion. There are believers and non-believers and they both have their arguments. They try to use science to justify their positions. But basically, they believe no matter what evidence is presented. For example, a basic scientific fact is that the poles on Mars have been melting over the last decades, coinciding with that of Earth. There is NO man-made carbon on Mars so the believers in global warming must answer the question, is this just a coincidence or is it possible that the sun is influencing...
  • President Obama Explains How He Is Defeating All The World's Greatest Threats - Live Feed

    12/01/2015 6:27:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 1, 2015
    In a broad-based press conference, President Obama is expected to address everything from climate change and fossil fuels to more mundane threats such as ISIS, Boko Haram, Turkey, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. As you watch the President explain how he is solving all these 'issues', bear in mind his statement from earlier today that the global pact on climate control is "an act of defiance" against terrorism that proves the world stands undeterred by ISIS. Yeah that really showed them, eh?! Note: Live feed in the article ... have a waste basket handy if you chose to watch!
  • India opposes deal to phase out fossil fuels by 2100 at climate summit

    11/30/2015 4:10:10 PM PST · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 24 November 2014 | Rupak De Chowdhuri
    India would reject a deal to combat climate change that includes a pledge for the world to wean itself off fossil fuels this century, a senior official said, underlying the difficulties countries face in agreeing how to slow global warming. Almost 200 nations will meet in the French capital on Nov. 30 to try and seal a deal to prevent the planet from warming more than the 2 degrees Celsius that scientists say is vital if the world is to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change. To keep warming in check, some countries want the Paris agreement to...
  • COP21: 2 Degrees from Total Absurdity

    11/30/2015 3:55:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | J.D. King
    resident Obama recently agreed that climate change is indeed akin to cancer:"I'm just saying, people. You don't want to get to stage four," he said. "We all have a huge investment in making sure our children, our grandchildren are able to enjoy prosperity, and that's dependent on a planet that accommodates us."President Obama was speaking in anticipation of COP21 the next big global climate change conference, starting November 30 in Paris, where world leaders will soon attempt to set global carbon dioxide emissions reduction targets. If the planet warms just 2 degrees C, delegates warn, the globe will be doomed...
  • COP 21 climate change summit: 'Never have the stakes been so high'

    11/30/2015 4:43:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    CNN (Clymer News Network) ^ | 11/30/15 | Ben Brumfield
    The United States recognizes its role in contributing to climate change and its responsibility to address it, U.S. President Barack Obama said.... Shortly afterward, French President Francois Hollande acknowledged the magnitude of both events. "France is receiving 150 heads of state," the President said. "Never have the stakes been so high because this is about the future of the planet, the future of life. And yet two weeks ago, here in Paris itself, a group of fanatics was sowing the seeds of death in the streets."
  • Respecting Yourself Before the Environment

    11/29/2015 6:30:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    There is a heated debate (no pun intended) regarding our environment and global warming. While that may be an important issue, in my opinion what is more important is how people act in public and their regard for others in a public setting. This became evident again when I attended Jewish High Holiday services. After some major changes at my synagogue where I have been a member for 29 years, we were betwixt and between. We finally decided to attend services led by Dennis Prager and organized by his wife Susan. Mr. Prager is as knowledgeable about Jewish scripture as...
  • Did Two federal Agencies Fraudulently Cook Global Warming Data

    11/26/2015 7:26:59 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Oversight: A federal agency keeps stonewalling congressional efforts to access its internal communications. What's the problem here? If the agency's global warming claim was honestly arrived at, just turn over the documents.
  • Ex-CIA chief: Fear for environment stays US hand on ISIS oil wells

    11/25/2015 7:27:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    A former CIA director says concerns about environmental impact have prevented the White House from bombing oil wells that finance the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “We didn’t go after oil wells, actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls, because we didn’t want to do environmental damage, and we didn’t want to destroy that infrastructure,” Michael Morell said Tuesday on PBS’s “Charlie Rose.” Morell cautioned that he does not “sit in the room anymore” where strategic decisions are made, but said prior to the Paris terrorist attack earlier this month, “There seemed to have been a judgment that,...
  • I'm Thankful for Fracking

    11/25/2015 4:08:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Isaac Orr
    Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and many of us will spend time with our families eating too much food and strategically waiting for couch spots to open up so we can sneak in a quick catnap when our unsuspecting relatives abandon their posts for another slice of pie. It's a time when we are thankful for the friends, family, and food. We should also be thankful for fracking. Although many people may not know it, fracking has lowered the cost of energy and other goods and services, makes America more energy-independent, and it is done in an environmentally responsible way....
  • The New ‘Consensus’: 97 Percent Of Americans Aren’t Worried About Global Warming

    11/25/2015 1:59:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    While 97 percent of scientists may agree mankind is driving global warming, 97 percent of Americans don't seem to care about the issue when stacked up against other concerns such as terrorism or the economy, according to a recent Fox News poll. A November Fox News poll of more than 1,000 registered voters found that only 3 percent listed "climate change" as the most important issue facing the country today, down from 5 percent in August. Americans were much more worried about terrorism, the economy and immigration than global warming.
  • Should your turkey be taxed for climate change? (SeeBS News says YES!)

    11/24/2015 11:23:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 24, 2015 | Aimee Picchi
    As Americans prepare for their Thanksgiving Day feasts, there's an issue on the horizon that could make that turkey more expensive: taxing meat to reduce climate change. Livestock is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, adding about the same amount of emissions as that of all the world's vehicles, according to a new report from the U.K. policy institute Chatham House. But many consumers aren't aware of the link between their dinner plates and climate change, the report notes. At the same time, meat consumption is forecast to increase by 76 percent over the next several decades, thanks to...
  • Terrorism And a Cold Winter Refugee Crisis

    11/18/2015 12:25:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's Note: This piece was coauthored by Joe D'Aleo.Even after the latest Paris massacres and previous radical Islamist atrocities in the USA, France, Britain, Canada, Spain, India, Iraq, Syria and other countries political leaders still claim manmade global warming is the greatest threat facing humanity. In reality, fossil fuel contributions to climate change pose few dangers to people or planet, and cold weather kills 20 times more people than hot weather.After being assured cold winters would become something only read about in history books, Europe was shaken by five brutally cold winters this past decade. Thousands died, because they were...
  • Radical Environmentalist are Anti Humanist: Jacki Daily Show

    11/11/2015 6:07:25 PM PST · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 11/8/15 | The Jacki Daily Show
    The Jacki Daily Show Radical Environmentalist are Anti Humanist - 11/8/15 Jacki starts the show interviewing Gifford Briggs, vice president and chief lobbyist of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA), which represents the independent and service sectors of the state’s oil and gas industry. Jacki is joined by Rob Henneke of the Texas Public Policy Foundation to discuss the upcoming At the Crossroads: Energy & Climate Policy Summit on November 19th 2015 Jacki is also joined by Robert Zubrin, author of" Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism"
  • Michael Bloomberg launches $10 million ad campaign to cut carbon emissions

    11/09/2015 1:50:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is embarking on a $10-million-plus ad campaign to take on opponents of President Barack Obama's plan to reduce power-plant carbon emissions. Bloomberg's Independence USA PAC announced plans Friday to run TV spots aimed at the attorneys general of Florida, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin.
  • Michael Bloomberg targets Pam Bondi, other attorneys general with ads on carbon emissions

    11/09/2015 9:45:07 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Tampabay.com ^ | 11/6/15 | Maggie Haberman
    Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City will run millions of dollars in political television ads against four state attorneys general who are suing the Obama administration over new regulations on carbon emissions from power plants....
  • (Prince Edward Island, Canada) could be overrun with lobster because of climate change, say experts

    11/06/2015 1:49:52 PM PST · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    Cantech Letter ^ | November 5, 2015 | Nick Waddell
    Due to warming water trends, experts say the province of Prince Edward Island could become a veritable hatchery for lobster within a half-century. While they caution there is a lot they don't know about the spiny delicacies, it does seem almost certain that the trend toward abundance in the Atlantic Canadian lobster fishery is not about to slow down. "With the temperature increasing in P.E.I. waters and decreasing the number of days a baby lobster is susceptible, you have less predation and an increase in settlement size lobsters," says Memorial University grad student Ryan Stanley, who is the grandson of...
  • Earth Is An Oil-Producing Machine — We're Not Running Out

    11/06/2015 6:52:01 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 14 replies
    Investor’s Business Daily ^ | 11/04/2015 | KERRY JACKSON
    Engineering and Technology Magazine reported this week that BP — the company that once wanted to be known as "Beyond Petroleum" rather than "British Petroleum" — is saying "the world is no longer at risk of running out of resources." "[A]ccessible oil and gas reserves will almost double by 2050," Engineering and Technology said. A BP official told the magazine that "energy resources are plentiful. Concerns over running out of oil and gas have disappeared." Things are so good, in fact, that Engineering and Technology says "with the use of the innovative technologies, available fossil fuel resources could increase from...
  • Composting Toilets

    11/04/2015 3:20:20 PM PST · by rey · 66 replies
    Does anyone know anything about composting toilets? I work for someone who wants to install one of these. How many people can they handle? How do they work? What is clean up like if there is no running water through them? Are they microbial? If so, how difficult is it to keep the microbes functioning? Is there anything else I should know? Is there a plumbing ping? Do Freepers know their s***? Thanks
  • Capitalism Makes You Cleaner

    11/04/2015 3:50:50 AM PST · by expat_panama · 12 replies
    Reason.com ^ | October 2015 | Matt Welch
    One of the most rightly celebrated books of the early environmental movement was New Yorker writer John McPhee's 1971 page-turner, Encounters with the Archdruid. The quasi-religious figure referenced in the title was naturalist legend David Brower, the first executive director of the Sierra Club and founder of a half-dozen other environmentalist organizations, including Friends of the Earth and the League of Conservation Voters. McPhee's concept was elegantly simple: Send Brower out into environmental no-man's lands with his antagonists—a mining magnate in the Glacier Peak Wilderness area, a golf-loving real estate developer on Georgia's Cumberland Island, and United States Bureau of...
  • Did we really save the Ozone Layer?

    11/02/2015 5:02:13 AM PST · by norwaypinesavage · 23 replies
    Watt's Up With That ^ | October 26, 2015 | Steve Goreham
    Another year has passed and that stubborn Ozone Hole over Antarctica refuses to go away...The Ozone Layer is known to block ultraviolet rays, shielding the surface of Earth from high-energy radiation. Scientists were concerned that degradation of the ozone layer would increase rates of skin cancer and cataracts and cause immune system problems in humans...World consumption of Ozone Depleting Substances has been reduced to zero over the last three decades
  • We Can Have a Clean Environment and Good Paying Jobs

    10/19/2015 9:57:08 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/15/2015 | Dr. Thomas Doran
    Fervent environmentalists and fervent free-market advocates can be mortal enemies, at least in a political and ideological sense. To the environmentalists, free markets are not adequately regulated, and are responsible for climate change, the extinction of species, deforestation and a lot of other bad things. To free-market supporters, environmental initiatives kill jobs, innovation and individual liberty. Is there a middle way? Here are some ideas that might be a bridge between those concerned about the environment and those who believe that free markets are necessary and a net benefit to society. We need both a clean environment and a free...
  • There is No Evidence of a Gay Gene, According to New Study

    10/17/2015 2:48:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 158 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | October 17, 2015 | John S. Roberts
    This is going to make the LGBT crowd very unhappy (even though they knew this was the case from the start) From Daily Wire: An unpublished UCLA study challenging the societal born this way dogma of homosexuality has already been gaining traction in the public media since its presentation at an annual scientific conference last week. The twin study conducted at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, finds that homosexuality may be triggered by environmental factors after birth. The research uses an algorithm covering epigenetic markers from several genomic sites of 37 sets...
  • What China Has Been Buildingin the South China Sea

    10/17/2015 8:39:14 AM PDT · by Baynative · 38 replies
    NYT interactive ^ | July 30, 2015 updated September 23, 2015 | Derek Watkins
    The speed and scale of Chinas island-building spree have alarmed other countries with interests in the region. China announced in June that the creation of islands moving sediment from the seafloor to a reef would soon be completed. Since then, China has focused its efforts on construction. So far the country has built port facilities, military buildings and an airstrip on the islands, and recent imagery shows evidence of two more airstrips under construction. The installations bolster Chinas foothold in the Spratly Islands, a disputed scattering of reefs and islands in the South China Sea more than 500...
  • Ho hum: another day, another toxic mine spill by the EPA {And again we see no heads rolling]

    10/11/2015 6:43:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/11/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Is this something which is fairly new in the history of our government or was there just nobody paying attention up until now? This past week there was another spill of potentially dangerous waste water from a mine in Colorado. And once again it wasn’t miners or anyone in the private sector messing up the landscape… it was the increasingly inappropriately named Environmental Protection Agency. (Denver Post) An EPA crew working at the Standard Mine above Crested Butte has triggered a spill of wastewater into a creek.Crested Butte Mayor Aaron Huckstep and staffers for U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton said...
  • Study claims to locate genetic differences between gay, straight men

    10/09/2015 2:35:13 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 100 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 09, 2015 | FoxNews
    A new study claims to have located nine parts of the male genetic code that indicate whether a person is heterosexual or homosexual. However, the study's authors also say that there is some evidence that environment plays a role in a man's sexual orientation by altering the activity of certain genes.
  • Stink raised over horse manure in LaGrange County (Indiana)

    10/05/2015 6:56:36 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Goshen News ^ | DENISE FEDOROW
    That petition states in part, We the taxpayers of LaGrange County respectfully request the county require the Amish community to attach manure bags to buggies and to clean up hitching rack areas after use.
  • 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...