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  • Activist Junk Science Breeds Bad Policy

    12/07/2019 4:44:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | December 7, 2019 | Paul Driessen
    The House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources recently approved HR 2854, the 2019 Protect Our Refuges Act, prohibiting the use of neonicotinoid insecticides in any of the nation’s 560 National Wildlife Refuges, some of which are the size of Delaware and even Indiana. The legislation will now be considered by the full House, while a companion bill (S 1856) makes its way through the Senate. The legislation is unnecessary, misguided and based on embarrassingly bad science. Rather than protecting our refuges, it would force farmers to use other insecticides that truly are harmful to bees, birds and other wildlife...
  • Reusable plastic shopping bags are actually making the problem worse, not better

    12/02/2019 9:38:46 AM PST · by karpov · 72 replies
    Quartz | December 1, 2019 | Zoë Schlanger
    No excerpt from Quarz allowed, story here.
  • Duluth interchange project soars $100M over budget

    11/28/2019 8:29:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Duluth News Tribune ^ | November 25, 2019 | Brady Slater
    The Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction project through Lincoln Park soared $100 million over budget this month, forcing planners to defer indefinitely portions of the work scheduled for 2020-23. The $343 million project is scheduled to begin in May. Minnesota Department of Transportation figures released Monday at a regular public meeting about the project showed a $443 million price tag. "This is what happens with every big project," Duane Hill, district engineer based in Duluth, said Monday. "You have to manage it as you go along. We thought we did a good job initially coming up with a budget for this...

    11/24/2019 4:37:20 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 47 replies
    SouthFront ^ | November 24, 2019 | Staff
    A liberal watchdog group’s attempt to nail Rudy Giuliani has backfired in spectacular fashion after their FOIA request resulted in the US State Department releasing detailed accusations of corruption against the Bidens – based on interviews with former Ukrainian officials who were in charge of the investigations. Responding to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from the group American Oversight, the State Department on Friday night released almost 100 pages of records detailing efforts by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani to investigate corruption, which include contacts with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) earlier this year. While...
  • No Plan B for Planet A

    11/23/2019 7:03:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | November 23, 2019 | Paul Driessen
    <p>Environmentalists and Green New Deal proponents love to say we need to take care of the Earth, because “There is no Planet B.” Above all, they insist, we must eliminate fossil fuels, which they say are causing climate change worse than the all-natural ice ages, Medieval Warm Period or anything else in history.</p>
  • San Diego's Green New Deal Showcase Unwittingly Reveals an Expensive Future

    11/20/2019 10:38:34 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/19/19 | Brian Tomlinson
    A couple of weeks ago, functionaries from the San Diego’s Metropolitan Transport System (MTS) proudly rolled out one of six new electric buses that they had bought. These million dollar babies compete with their Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) siblings whose capital cost is nearly half that of the “Green New Deal” machines. The SDMTS spokesman said that they wanted to work the bugs out as they approach the state-mandated regulation that such public transportation be “all green” by 2030. The virtue-signaling peeps in the green-painted electric bus were touting the less noise and benefits to the environment of their vehicles,...
  • Bag ban selective, not that effective (Mass.)

    11/20/2019 7:02:35 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 20, 2019 | Ediorial Staff
    It probably looked good on paper, but the plastic bag ban making its way through the State Legislature, as it is now, is not the planet-friendly panacea environmentalists proclaim, and will hurt the bottom line of consumers and small businesses. As the Herald’s Mary Markos reported, under the bill, customers would pay at least 10 cents for a recycled paper bag at check out. The aim: to keep nasty plastic from polluting our environment. “While Massachusetts may not be able to tackle the proliferation of plastics worldwide, we can take concrete action at home,” Senate President Karen Spilka said.
  • Mark Musser on Zola Levitt TV (Green to the Extreme)

    11/19/2019 11:39:35 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 13 replies
    Zola Levitt Ministries ^ | 11/19/19 | Zola Levitt Ministries
    A great video with great biblical insight provided by Zola Levitt Ministries and Mark Musser on today's green neo-Baalism! The history of it pertaining to Gia, to the Baal cult in ancient Israel and that of the Nazis leading to today's green movement. It's about an hour and its good insightful watching! To know the spirit of today we have to have eyes to see it from Almighty God's perspective!
  • Real Extinction Rebellion: Environmentalists Furious as Wind Industry Slash & Burn Entire Forests

    11/16/2019 3:27:03 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 45 replies
    Stop These Things ^ | 15 November 2019 | Stop These Things
    In Germany, real environmentalists are mounting a well-drilled revolt against the destruction of forests – the natural habitat of apex predators, like the endangered Red Kite. Environmentalists are also furious at the fact that Kites, Eagles and dozens of threatened bat species are being sliced and diced with impunity across Europe. Rural residents, driven mad in their homes or driven out of them by practically incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound have taken their cases to law seeking injunctions and damages. The result being is that new wind farm construction in Germany has ground to a halt: so far...
  • US meat supply riddled with feces, doctors claim ... bid to wipe fecal matter from our food

    11/14/2019 4:47:54 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 22, 2019 | Mia De Graaf Health Editor for and Reporter
    Complete title: US meat supply is riddled with feces, doctors claim in a lawsuit against the government in a bid to wipe fecal matter from our food The government maintains a 'zero tolerance' policy on feces in food The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says that only applies to 'visible' fecal matter They filed a lawsuit against the USDA on Tuesday calling for tighter regulations  The US meat supply is riddled with fecal matter, a new lawsuit against the government claims. While the government maintains a 'zero tolerance' policy on feces in food, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says...
  • Donald Trump raises stink, claiming garbage from India reaches Los Angeles

    11/13/2019 3:23:55 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 22 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Chidanand Rajghatta, TNN
    Trump was particularly agitated that the rest of the world, particularly developing countries such as China and India, had corralled Washington into the Paris Accord on climate change and put the onus on the US to clean up the planet while themsel... (This story originally appeared in The Times of India on Nov 13, 2019) WASHINGTON: As if its own woes with air pollution is not enough of a headache, New Delhi has to deal with another pointless stink bomb: US President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday that garbage from India is floating all the way to Los Angeles....
  • Fed sees climate change shaping economy, policy

    11/09/2019 12:23:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    KFGO ^ | November 8, 2019 | Ann Saphir
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. central bank signaled on Friday it may be getting ready to join international peers in incorporating climate change risk into its assessments of financial stability, and may even take it into account when setting monetary policy. "To fulfill our core responsibilities, it will be important for the Federal Reserve to study the implications of climate change for the economy and the financial system and to adapt our work accordingly," Fed Governor Lael Brainard said in remarks released at the start of the Fed's first-ever conference on climate change and economics. The Fed, she said,...
  • Florida Senate moving quickly to kill local sunscreen laws

    11/05/2019 8:54:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 5, 2019 | Ana Ceballos
    TALLAHASSEE — In light of Key West banning the sale of sunscreens that contain chemicals believed to harm coral reefs, Florida lawmakers are fast-tracking proposals that would undo the local regulation. Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, said Monday that Key West is sending “mixed signals” to people about the importance of sunscreen and that his bill is meant to send a clear message to the “country and the world” that the use of sunscreen is encouraged in the Sunshine State. “Unfortunately, with all of the wonderful things that come with our beaches and our sunshine, we also rank second in...
  • Trump’s EPA Rolling Back Obama-Era Anti-Coal Regulation

    11/04/2019 8:45:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 3, 2019 | Fred Lucas
    The Environmental Protection Agency will propose easing rules on disposal of coal ash, the residue from burning coal, to make it less likely the federal government would shutter a coal-fired utility plant, in an announcement set for Monday. The move is part of what has been a larger deregulation push by the Trump administration to roll back strict Obama-era regulations that the industry viewed as the previous administration’s “war on coal” that pushed to shut down many coal-fired power plants. “The EPA is no longer picking winners and losers in electric generation,” Peter Wright, assistant administrator for EPA Office of...
  • Greta Thunberg says meeting with Trump 'would be a waste of time'

    11/01/2019 8:51:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 1, 2019 | Dylan Stableford
    Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg says she wouldn’t want to meet with President Trump even if given the opportunity. “I don’t understand why I would do that,” Thunberg told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview that airs Friday on the “Ellen” show. “I don’t see what I could tell him that he hasn’t already heard. And I just think it would be a waste of time, really.” Thunberg was in Los Angeles Friday for a protest rally by students opposed to new fossil-fuel production. She has drawn the ire of Trump, whose administration rolled back Obama-era environmental protections and withdrew...
  • Greta Thunberg Calls on Facebook to Censor Her Critics(PIC!)

    10/31/2019 11:03:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 10/31/2019 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The celebrated Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has threatened to quit Facebook if the social media platform refuses to silence her critics. “I am, like many others, questioning whether I should keep using Facebook or not,” Thunberg wrote in a Facebook post last week. “Allowing hate speech, the lack of fact-checking and, of course, the issues of interfering with democracy… are among many, many other things that are very upsetting.” “The constant lies and conspiracy theories about me and countless others, of course, result in hate, death threats and ultimately violence. This could easily be stopped if Facebook wanted to....
  • Greta Thunberg: “Environment Doesn’t Need Any More Prizes”, Declines Award

    10/31/2019 7:29:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/31/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Greta Thunberg, the teenage guru of the environmental alarmist crowd, has been awarded the 2019 Nordic Council Environment Prize. Her response to this recognition is less than gracious. She is saying thanks, but no thanks, to the council.The Nordic countries, in her opinion (or the opinion of her adult handlers), are not stepping up as they should. She scolded the Nordic Council member countries in an Instagram post explaining why she will not be accepting the prize. Her message is that Nordic countries are all talk and not enough action on environmental issues. “The Nordic countries have a great...
  • DeSantis approved these toll roads. So where’s the reason to build them?

    10/30/2019 3:23:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | October 25, 2019 | Lawrence Mower
    LECANTO — When Florida lawmakers signed off this year on a bill creating more than 300 miles of toll roads, they did so with scant evidence the project was needed. More than five months later, after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed it into law and the project has been vetted in two rounds of public hearings, local officials are growing frustrated by the persistent lack of details about what would be the largest expansion of Florida’s toll system in decades. “We’re beating a dead horse right now before it’s even born,” said Dixie County Commissioner Mark Hatch, who sits on a...
  • Amazonian States Want $30 Billion In Ecological Reparations From ‘Rich Countries’

    10/30/2019 6:37:29 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-30-2019 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    ROME — A group of regional leaders from the Amazon proposed Monday at the Vatican that rich nations be compelled to indemnify them for environmental damage caused in the so-called “lung of the planet.” Gathered for the Vatican’s Pan-Amazonian Synod, Brazilian governors as well as regional governments of other Amazon countries held a special summit at the Pontifical Academy for Sciences Monday, in which they insisted that the Amazon is a natural carbon sink that releases oxygen for the whole world and they deserve compensation for it. Governor Wellington Dias of the Brazilian state of Piauí proposed the creation of...
  • Safety Concerns for Hybrid & Electric Ships

    10/27/2019 12:13:02 PM PDT · by Oatka · 56 replies
    Sterling PBES Energy Solution ^ | 10-25-2019 | Brent Perry and Grant Brown
    Preface On October 11, 2019, an explosion rocked passenger ferry Ytterøyningen while dockside at Sydnes, Norway. The vessel, recently refit with a lithium-ion battery hybrid drive, is part of the new fleet of low and zero emission vessels being deployed across Norway and other parts of the world. The vessel was at dock having been pulled from service the night before due to a fire in the lithium propulsion batteries; a condition known as thermal runaway. The root cause of the fire is still to be announced, but the secondary explosion caused significant structural damage to the vessel; likely a...