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  • A Message from the California Public Utilities Commission

    04/18/2014 11:29:31 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    email inbox | April 19, 2014 | PG&E
    Look for a Climate Credit from the State of California on Your April Utility Bill This month your electricity bill will include a credit identified as the "California Climate Credit." Twice a year, in April and October, your household and millions of others throughout the state will receive this credit on your electricity bills. The Climate Credit is a payment to Californians from a program designed to fight climate change by limiting the amount of greenhouse gas pollution that our largest industries put into the atmosphere. This program is one of many developed as a result of landmark legislation called...
  • BLM officials hear pleas to void oil and gas leases

    04/18/2014 10:33:54 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    Aspen daily News ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Brent Gardner-Smith
    About 80 people showed up at a meeting in Aspen on Thursday on whether the BLM should void 65 oil and gas leases in the region, including 25 in the Thompson Divide area. Two-thirds of the way through the meeting in the basement of the Pitkin County Library, every person who had spoke urged the 13 BLM officials in attendance to cancel the leases, which were first authorized in a 1993 environmental impact statement. “We’re very much in favor of voiding the leases, specifically within the Thompson Divide area,” said Rob Ittner, the chair of the Pitkin County Board of...
  • Solar companies learn to play nice with environmentalists [setting aside land]

    04/17/2014 5:00:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    GIGAOM ^ | flashback AUG. 9, 2011 | by Ucilia Wang
    As more solar farms arise in the sunny corners of the U.S., it’s inevitable that solar developers will have to play ball with environmentalists. First Solar and SunPower announced an agreement with the environmental groups to add thousands of acres near their projects for wildlife protection. As more solar farms arise in the sunny corners of the U.S., it’s inevitable that solar developers will have to play ball with environmental groups. First Solar and SunPower announced an agreement on Tuesday with the Sierra Club and others to add thousands of acres near their proposed projects for wildlife protection. The agreement...
  • Obama, Biden to announce millions for job training

    04/16/2014 1:21:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2014 | CNN White House Producer Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) – Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will head to a community college in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to make the announcement. The funding will come in two parts: $500 million toward a new job training competition that pairs community colleges with businesses, and $100 million for new apprenticeship programs to train workers. The White House says the new initiatives are meant to combat a...
  • New Godzilla trailer gives fans a proper look at the terrifying monster... and Bryan Cranston's..

    04/07/2014 5:58:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 7, 2014 | Sarah Bull
    It's one of the most famous monster stories of all time. And now Godzilla has had a reboot - complete with incredible special effects and an amazing cast - for a new blockbuster due for release this summer. A new extended trailer for the movie, which stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, shows the back story of Bryan's nuclear physicist character Joe Brody, as well as the first proper look at the terrifying monster.
  • No meat at ‘Noah’ party

    03/29/2014 3:58:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The New York Post's Page Six ^ | March 28, 2014 | Richard Johnson
  • Going Green A Luxury Good For Rich At Expense Of Poor

    03/27/2014 4:54:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Saving The Planet: It used to be said that socialism was the opium of the liberal intelligentsia. But now the drug of choice for the elite is environmentalism. The dirty little secret of the modern green movement is that it's become a luxury good for the uber-rich who espouse policies — from carbon taxes to renewable energy standards to closing down coal plants — that impose high costs on poor people who can least afford to pay the green tab. A Pew Research Center poll released last week offers further confirmation of this truism. It found that only two major...
  • 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY IS FEASIBLE AND AFFORDABLE, ACCORDING TO STANFORD PROPOSAL

    03/09/2014 12:37:41 PM PDT · by matt04 · 73 replies
    One of the greatest promises of the high-tech future, whether made explicitly or implicitly through shiny clean concept sketches, is that we will have efficient energy that doesn’t churn pollutants into the air and onto the streets. But here in the present, politicians and even many clean energy advocates maintain that a world run on hydrogen and wind, water and solar power is not yet possible due to technical challenges like energy storage and cost. Yet Stanford University researchers led by civil engineer Mark Jacobson have developed detailed plans for each state in the union that to move to 100...
  • Hidden dangers of solar panels

    02/20/2014 4:14:53 PM PST · by matt04 · 20 replies
    Lots of people have installed solar panels into their homes and businesses in an effort to help the environment and save some money, but the 22News I-Team has discovered solar panels could be dangerous in an emergency. More and more families and businesses in western Mass. are using the sun to go green, installing solar panels to generate power, but as these become more common in western Mass., fire departments are faced with new challenges. “There certainly have been examples with power being backfed into the site that have killed firefighters in adjacent states,” said Northampton Fire Chief Brian Duggan....
  • Revealed: how green ideology turned a deluge into a flood

    02/17/2014 2:55:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Spectator ^ | February 15, 2014 | Christopher Booker
    It has taken six long weeks to uncover the real hidden reasons why, from the West Country to the Thames Valley, the flooding caused by the wettest January on record has led to such an immense national disaster. Only now have the two ‘smoking guns’ finally come to light which show just how and why all this chaos and misery has resulted directly from a massive system failure in the curious way our country is governed. Because I live in Somerset, I first became aware that something very disturbing was going on back around the new year. As it became...
  • Sunny Colorado is losing ground in solar energy jobs

    02/15/2014 8:16:10 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/2014 | unknown
    Colorado may be known for its abundant sunshine, but employment in the solar energy sector is looking cloudy — solar industry jobs have declined by 32 percent since 2010, according to a newly released survey by the Solar Foundation. Colorado saw a zero percent increase in solar sector jobs from 2012-2013, while such jobs increased by nearly 20 percent nationwide. The high-profile bankruptcy of Abound Solar in 2012, which cost 400 jobs, could have something to do with those numbers, but solar advocacy organization Environment Colorado lays the blame on what could have potential longer-term effects on the market —...
  • Energy official: Electricity prices to soar 80 percent, thanks to EPA coal regulations

    02/12/2014 3:13:22 PM PST · by matt1234 · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2014 | Ashe Schow
    Regulations for new coal plants would increase electricity prices by as much as 80 percent, an Obama administration official told lawmakers on Tuesday. Julio Friedmann, deputy assistant secretary for clean coal at the DEPArtment of Energy, told members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's oversight board that carbon capture and storage technology was still not ready for prime time. “The precise number will vary, but for first generation we project $70 to $90 per ton [on the wholesale price of electricity],” Friedmann said. “For second generation, it will be more like a $40 to $50 per ton price. Second...
  • The Costs of the Environmentalism Cult: Nature will kill you

    02/11/2014 7:15:56 AM PST · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    front page ^ | 2/11/14 | b thornton
    California is in the third year of a drought, but the problem isn’t a lack of water. The snowfall in the Sierra provides enough to help us ride out the years of drought. All we need to do is store it. But California hasn’t built a new dam in 35 years. Worse than that, every year we dump 1.6 million acre-feet of water––about enough to serve 3.2 million families for a year––into the Pacific Ocean in order to protect an allegedly “endangered” 3-inch bait-fish called the Delta smelt. California’s $45 billion agricultural industry, a global breadbasket that produces nearly half...
  • CT lawmaker proposes ban on plastic bags

    02/10/2014 4:45:34 PM PST · by matt04 · 28 replies
    One state lawmaker is now hoping more people will make the switch to cloth bags, and is calling for a tax on plastic bags. Imagine not having a ball of plastic bags in a drawer somewhere in your house. Soon, in our state, asking for a plastic bag may cost you more money. That's what environmentalists are hoping for - a ban on plastic bags in Connecticut. Close to 100 cities and counties across the country have already done it, the biggest city being Los Angeles. People in those cities told various news outlets that the ban is working fine....
  • Obama launches 'climate hubs' to help farmers, communities

    02/05/2014 1:59:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2014 | By Laura Barron-Lopez
    The Obama administration will announce the establishment of regional hubs focused on mitigating climate change on Wednesday. The hubs are the first-ever regional centers that will focus solely on risk adaptation and climate change solutions at seven locations across the country. "On the heels of passage of the farm bill, the administration will take executive action to help farmers, ranchers and rural communities combat climate change and adapt to extreme weather and other damage it causes," a White House official said in an email ahead of Wednesday's announcement. Dubbed "climate hubs," the new centers will address issues like increasing risks...
  • Cosmic Newsflash: God Controls the Climate, Not Man!

    01/28/2014 5:15:57 PM PST · by Clintons-B-Gone · 12 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | January 28, 2014 | R.G. Yoho
    When I was in elementary school, scientists were telling us that we were headed for another ice age. A little over forty years later, they were telling us that we were facing global warming. This week it was reported that we just experienced the coldest January we’ve seen in over a century. Perhaps that is the reason the scientific community is longer calling it global warming.
  • UN Chief: Communism Is the Environment’s Only Hope

    01/20/2014 10:35:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Well… On the bright side: The UN Climate Chief has finally decided to adopt a certain modicum of honesty in her crusade to rid the world of pollution. As suspected by capitalists, free market advocates, and anyone who read into the redistributive agenda of the UN Climate Scientists, Christiana Figueres has suggested that only communism is capable of successfully fighting global warming and “climate change”. Of course it’s a strange statement, given the Soviet Union’s abysmal record on environmental issues, and red China’s horrific display of environmental abuse. Figueres even went so far as to suggest that communist China is...
  • Deep Green Resistance - Study this proto terrorist website

    01/04/2014 10:06:49 AM PST · by Yollopoliuhqui · 29 replies
    DGR Website ^ | Recent | Deep Green Resistance
    Deep Green Resistance is an analysis, a strategy, and the only organization of its kind.

 As an analysis, it reveals civilization as the institution that is destroying life on Earth. As a strategy, it offers a concrete plan for how to stop that destruction. As an organization, Deep Green Resistance is implementing that strategy. The goal of DGR is to deprive the rich of their ability to steal from the poor and the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet. This is a vast undertaking but it needs to be said: it can be done. Industrial civilization can be...
  • California Officially Working To Protect Fictional Environment

    01/03/2014 12:36:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | January 3, 2013 | Mark Horne
    The fact that a state legislature would decree population density mandates to cities in the state is an intolerable tyranny. Naturally, the California legislature is doing it. But it has officially decided to worry about the environment of a fantasy world, not the real one.
  • Brad Pitt's charity houses begin to rot

    01/02/2014 9:36:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    O ver two dozen houses which were built by Hollywood star Brad Pitt's charity for the victims of 2005 Hurricane Katrina have started to rot from the inside out. While the blame-game is on between the Pitt's charity 'Make It Right New Orleans' and the house building company, the owners of the houses, which are situated at the Ninth Ward in New Orleans, are worried about the deteriorating condition of their homes, reported Radar Online. "The wood turned gray and it was also black," a homeowner, who has been living in the house for four years, said. "Also some parts...
  • Industry, not environmentalists, killed traditional bulbs

    01/01/2014 1:17:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/01/2014 | Timothy Carney
    Say goodbye to the regular light bulb this New Year. For more than a century, the traditional incandescent bulb was the symbol of American innovation. Starting Jan. 1, the famous bulb is illegal to manufacture in the U.S., and it has become a fitting symbol for the collusion of big business and big government. The 2007 Energy Bill, a stew of regulations and subsidies, set mandatory efficiency standards for most light bulbs. Any bulbs that couldn't produce a given brightness at the specified energy input would be illegal. That meant the 25-cent bulbs most Americans used in nearly every socket...
  • Iconic airboats won’t be part of Everglades culture for much longer

    12/27/2013 11:30:46 AM PST · by ExSoldier · 90 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 12/27/13 | Sue Cocking
    Privately operated airboats, icons of the Gladesmen culture of the Everglades, will be dwindling in number because the Park Service isn’t granting any new licenses.
  • Fracking Saves Water

    12/25/2013 3:46:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nicole Bailey
    Contrary to the conventional teachings of environmentalists, hydraulic fracturing (i.e., fracking) has at least one major environmental benefit: saving water. Although most Americans are disturbingly ignorant about fracking, it is an issue of critical importance not only with respect to the environment but also in foreign policy and the economy. Typically, the debate is framed around priorities. If you care more about the environment, you are against fracking; but if you care more about energy independence and domestic economic opportunities, you are for fracking. However, a new study out of the University of Texas at Austin - one of...
  • Risqué environmental underwear raises eyebrows in Czech Republic

    12/21/2013 9:40:14 AM PST · by Innovative · 33 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Dec 20, 2013 | Matthew Day
    The Czech Republic’s environment ministry has come under fire for ordering 1,000 pairs of male and female underwear adorned with images of endangered animals as part of an end-of-year budget splurge. The environment ministry will use the beaver and cormorant pants as promotional materials for its Czech Nature campaign, which aims to encourage people to take an active role in environmental protection. With allegations of frivolous government spending on pants filling the press, the underwear spat even overshadowed controversy surrounding the environment ministry’s purchase of 130 new cars for its ministerial fleet.
  • Kerry returns to Vietnam's Mekong Delta, raises environmental concerns

    12/15/2013 12:13:37 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Canada - Yahoo ^ | December 15, 2013 | Lesley Wroughton
    TAN AN TAY VILLAGE, Vietnam (Reuters) - As John Kerry's boat winds its way along the turbid waters of the Cai Nuoc river in Vietnam's Mekong Delta, the U.S. Secretary of State is taken back to the time he spent here as a commander of an American patrol boat during the Vietnam War. But it is not only the past that brings Kerry to this remote part of the Mekong, the 12th largest river in the world. He is here to deliver a message about the growing threat of climate change and the impact it will have on the delta...
  • ‘Green’ Energy Kills Eagles

    12/09/2013 7:07:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/09/2013 | Robert Bryce
    We have to kill eagles in order to save them. That’s now the official policy of the U.S. Interior Department. On Friday, the agency announced that it would grant some wind-energy companies permits that will allow them to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty. The move is an unprecedented gift to the wind-energy industry, which has been lobbying for the 30-year permit for several years. Shortly after the deal was announced, the wind-energy lobby issued a statement that would make George Orwell proud. An official with the American Wind Energy Association declared...
  • Power struggle: Green energy versus a grid that's not ready

    12/05/2013 6:45:28 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | Dec. 3rd, 2014 | Evan Halper
    WASHINGTON — In a sprawling complex of laboratories and futuristic gadgets in Golden, Colo., a supercomputer named Peregrine does a quadrillion calculations per second to help scientists figure out how to keep the lights on. Peregrine was turned on this year by the U.S. Energy Department. It has the world's largest "petascale" computing capability. It is the size of a Mack truck. Its job is to figure out how to cope with a risk from something the public generally thinks of as benign — renewable energy. Energy officials worry a lot these days about the stability of the massive patchwork...
  • Dominion Puts Finishing Touches On State's Largest Solar Project (CT)

    12/04/2013 4:48:43 PM PST · by matt04 · 20 replies
    Electricians in bright yellow coats have been tending to rows of solar panels in recent days, patching together a complex network of equipment that will be the largest of its kind in the state when it's completed in about a month. But the project — dedicated Friday at a gathering of company and public officials — won't hold the top spot forever. A project four times the size of the Somers solar center that is planned in Sprague will knock it to second when it comes online in three years. These massive projects, as well as the thousands of smaller-scale...
  • George W. Bush on Keystone XL: Just “build the damn thing” already

    11/19/2013 6:45:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    At the last update, I think we were somewhere in “earlyish 2014″ territory (who can even keep up?) for the time frame in which the northern extension of the Keystone pipeline will be either approved or denied by President Obama, but by determinedly delaying on what should have/could have been a simple and bygone decision of his first term, the issue is now a ticking time bomb of highly publicized, faux-environmentalist outrageous outrage. I suppose that the dollars the president has been fundraising from well-monied, self-fancied “green” Democratic donors may have made the delay, delay, delay tactic worth it in...
  • U.S. Safety Agency Opens Inquiry Into Tesla Fires

    11/19/2013 5:24:44 PM PST · by matt04 · 11 replies
    The federal government announced on Tuesday that it had opened an investigation into two recent battery fires in the Tesla Motors Model S sedan. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s decision came amid public speculation over the electric car’s safety and the battery pack’s design after reports of three fires in six weeks. Two of the fires occurred on American highways when the cars hit debris in the road. A third, in Mexico, took place after a high-speed crash into a wall and a tree. The drivers in all three incidents were unhurt. Tesla also said late on Monday that...
  • SeaWorld fights OSHA ruling [Team Obama Attacks Orlando Tourism]

    11/12/2013 7:02:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Sentinel Source ^ | 11/12/13 | Vivian Kuo
    No stranger to performances, SeaWorld must put on a very different kind of show today in what could be a make or break day for the aquatic entertainment giant. SeaWorld Orlando is asking a panel of three judges on a federal appeals court to overturn safety citations and a ban instituted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration restricting the ability of humans to interact with killer whales during performances. The injunction was instituted after the death of veteran trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010, when Tilikum, the orca she had worked with for years, dragged her into the water and...
  • Australian ministers: We’ve had just about enough of “socialism masquerading as environmentalism”

    11/11/2013 5:20:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/11/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Back in September, the relatively conservative Liberal Party swept to power in the Australian national elections, booting the Labor Party out of the hot seat and bringing in brand-new Prime Minister Tony Abbot. He campaigned on promises of rolling back some of Australia’s profligately expensive green commitments and streamlining the government’s bureaucracy, and he immediately got to work by scrapping the country’s Climate Commission and freezing renewable energy funding.The oh-so-august bureaucrats gathering in Warsaw, Poland for yet another United Nations climate conference this week usually turn up their noses at such tacky, backwards notions as fiscal sustainability, but Australia is...
  • Legless frogs mystery solved

    06/26/2009 9:38:55 AM PDT · by BoneHead · 33 replies · 1,355+ views
    news.bbc.co.uk ^ | 06/25/2009 | matt walker
    Scientists think they have resolved one of the most controversial environmental issues of the past decade: the curious case of the missing frogs' legs. Around the world, frogs are found with missing or misshaped limbs, a striking deformity that many researchers believe is caused by chemical pollution. However, tests on frogs and toads have revealed a more natural, benign cause. The deformed frogs are actually victims of the predatory habits of dragonfly nymphs, which eat the legs of tadpoles.
  • Legless frogs mystery solved

    06/29/2009 5:22:29 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 1,601+ views
    bbc ^ | 25 June 2009 | Matt Walker
    Scientists think they have resolved one of the most controversial environmental issues of the past decade: the curious case of the missing frogs' legs. Around the world, frogs are found with missing or misshaped limbs, a striking deformity that many researchers believe is caused by chemical pollution. However, tests on frogs and toads have revealed a more natural, benign cause. The deformed frogs are actually victims of the predatory habits of dragonfly nymphs, which eat the legs of tadpoles.
  • Thanks to Fracking USA Rises to Number One in Energy; Thanks to Obama, We Won't Stay There

    10/27/2013 7:42:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/6/2013 | Marita Noon
    On the very same day that the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) announces: “US Rises to No. 1 Energy Producer”—thanks to the shale boom made possible through a technology known as hydraulic fracturing—an environmental group released a report calling for a complete ban of the practice, which would effectively shut down the oil-and-gas industry (and all of the jobs and revenues it creates) and increase dependence on foreign oil. Coincidence? I don’t think so. You probably haven’t heard about either, as most news coverage, on October 3, centered on the government shutdown—eclipsing all else. Why would Environment America choose to release...
  • Eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin pleads guilty to arson, but won't give up any names

    10/13/2013 9:40:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | October 11, 2013 | Bryan Denson
    Rubin rose before Chief U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken in Portland, where she pleaded guilty to a dozen crimes – in Colorado, Oregon and California – as part of the underground Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front. ... Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen F. Peifer recounted Rubin's crimes as part of the largest group of eco-saboteurs ever taken down by the FBI. They called themselves The Family and committed an estimated $40 million in damage from 1996 to 2001. ... the terms of the highly structured plea agreement sets limits on the number of years Rubin will spend in prison....
  • Should We Live Shorter to Save the Planet?

    10/11/2013 7:45:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The National Review's Human Exceptionalism ^ | October 10, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    Humans are the enemy! A new study published in Ecology and Society claims that longer life expectancy for us is bad news for the planet. From the study by Aaron Lotz and Craig R. Allen: We found a positive relationship between life expectancy and the percentage of endangered and invasive species in a country…The overall trend in high-income countries with improvements to the Human Development Index, which includes human life expectancy as one of its variables, is toward a disproportionately larger negative impact on a country’s ecological footprint. However, some lower-income countries have a high level of development without a...
  • Michael Barone: The Great Global-Warming Disappointment; Report undercuts alarmists’ predictions.

    09/27/2013 7:47:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/27/2013 | Michael barone
    Events have failed to fulfill the prophecy. Preachers have suddenly been struck dumb by uncertainty. Believers are understandably nervous and some, under their breath, are abandoning the dogma. These sentences could have been written at the end of the day on October 22, 1844, about the Millerites, a religious sect started in upstate New York. Preachers had told their followers that Jesus would return to earth that day. He failed to show. But the subject here is not Millerism, but another kind of religious faith: the faith of the global-warming alarmists. And while it’s not likely to have the impact...
  • CT extends ban on wind turbines

    09/25/2013 3:40:12 PM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    The Connecticut legislature extended the two-year ban on wind turbines, striking down regulations that would have allowed for the construction of the renewable energy projects. The legislature's Regulation Review Committee on Tuesday voted 10-3 to reject the proposed wind regulations by the Connecticut Siting Council. The members were concerned about who would dismantle the structures if the owners ever went out of business. This is the third rejections of the proposed regulations since the state placed a moratorium on wind turbine development in 2011. It also marks the first rejection since June, when the legislature passed a comprehensive energy strategy...
  • Green groups to Obama: “Let’s make a deal” on Keystone? Don’t even think about it.

    09/24/2013 11:00:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    It’s now been just over five years since TransCanada first filed an application for a presidential permit to build a cross-border pipeline, but that hasn’t done anything to temper the radical eco-lobbies’ relentlessly combative campaign based on nothing more than untenable arguments and outrageous outrage. Points for their steadfast commitment, I suppose, but those points are completely negated by these out-of-touch green groups’ and millionaire donors‘ refusal to contend with the facts that the southern portions of the Keystone pipeline are already in operation or nearly complete, that the pipeline will be used to ship domestic oil too, and that...
  • Wonderfully Wasteful : The EPA wants to end coal-fired power plants.

    09/24/2013 7:44:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/24/2013 | The Editors
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s recently announced decision to, in effect, ban the construction of traditional coal-fired power plants in the United States is a non-solution to a hypothetical problem, enacted upon a legal basis that is shaky and an economic basis that is nonexistent. The cost-benefit analysis is almost entirely one-sided: The costs will be very high, and the benefits the EPA hopes to secure will remain out of reach. The EPA is demanding that new U.S. plants that will use coal to generate electricity must meet standards that today are met by no commercial coal-fired plant operating anywhere in...
  • Ruth Patrick, ecology pioneer, dies at 105

    09/23/2013 8:08:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 23, 2013 | Julie Zauzmer
    Ruth Patrick, whose studies of freshwater ecology in the 1930s helped galvanize the later environmental movement and whose success in a profession dominated by men charted a course for other female scientists, died Sept. 23 at a retirement community in Lafayette Hill, Pa. She was 105.
  • Tim Flannery sacked, Climate Commission dismantled by Coalition

    09/18/2013 9:29:29 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 43 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 19th September 2013 | Gemma Jones
    PROFESSOR Tim Flannery has been sacked by the Abbott Government from his $180,000 a year part time Chief Climate Commissioner position with the agency he runs to be dismantled immediately. Environment Minister Greg Hunt called Prof Flannery this morning to tell him a letter formally ending his employment was in the mail.
  • Scientists finally admit that their computer models exaggerate the amount of global warming

    09/17/2013 7:02:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 17, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Global warming scientists finally admit that their computer models exaggerate the amount of global warming I’ve always suspected that the computer models that scientists use to predict global warming were programmed to exaggerate the amount of global warming.And now, the scientists who write these computer programs have finally admitted that that is indeed the case.The Telegraph reports:Top climate scientists admit global warming forecasts were wrongTop climate scientists have admitted that their global warming forecasts are wrong and world is not heating at the rate they claimed it was in a key report.One of the central issues...
  • More bad news for the green lobby: No, fracking does not release outrageous amounts of methane

    09/17/2013 8:51:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/17/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    One of the many arguments that the rabidly anti-fracking, eco-radical crowd have been using to try and discredit hydraulic fracturing as a welcome boon to both our environment and our economy is the claim that the process itself leaks an unacceptable amount of methane into the atmosphere. Methane, they insist, is an especially potent greenhouse gas, so that on net start-to-finish evaluation, natural gas really isn’t any cleaner than coal and those studies about natural gas contributing so hugely to the United States’ recently decreased carbon emissions can’t really be that accurate.Unfortunately for them, a brand new study concludes that...
  • Global warming is just HALF what we said: World's top climate scientists admit...

    09/15/2013 11:38:14 AM PDT · by matt04 · 59 replies
    A leaked copy of the world’s most authoritative climate study reveals scientific forecasts of imminent doom were drastically wrong. The Mail on Sunday has obtained the final draft of a report to be published later this month by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the ultimate watchdog whose massive, six-yearly ‘assessments’ are accepted by environmentalists, politicians and experts as the gospel of climate science. They are cited worldwide to justify swingeing fossil fuel taxes and subsidies for ‘renewable’ energy. Yet the leaked report makes the extraordinary concession that the world has been warming at only just over half...
  • Nuclear plants 'do not raise child cancer risk'

    09/13/2013 6:13:44 PM PDT · by matt04 · 4 replies
    Children living near nuclear power plants do not have an increased risk of developing leukaemia, a study says. Experts looked at data on 10,000 children diagnosed under five between 1962 and 2007, and where they lived. The British Journal of Cancer study is not the first to rule out a link - but previous studies' methods were challenged. Cancer Research UK said the results were "heartening" but added monitoring should continue. Leukaemia is the twelfth most common cancer in the UK, but accounts for a third of all cancers diagnosed in children. Around 500 new cases were diagnosed in children...
  • Boulder Colorado to Pass “Nature Rights Law” Giving Flowers a “Right to Life”

    09/12/2013 2:03:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 94 replies
    Life News ^ | September 12, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    Anti-human radical environmentalism continues to advance with no push back in sight.Boulder, Colorado appears on the verge of passing a “nature rights” law, which give the birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees a putative right to life equal to our own. From the Denver Westword News story: Natural wonder: Boulder County has a reputation for leading the state in matters of open space, animal rights, environmental protections and all-around tree-hugging. But next week may present the acid test for local officials’ greeniness.On Wednesday, September 18, the county planning commission will listen to a presentation from staff and...
  • 'Eco-school' opened just 3 years ago already leaking so badly pupils have to go into temp classrooms

    09/12/2013 1:23:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 11, 2013 | Paul Bentley
    When it opened its timber doors three years ago, this Ł7million ‘eco primary school’ was applauded for its environmentally friendly credentials. It was heated by solar power and its plumbing system relied on rain collected from the roof, which was made of locally grown sweet chestnut. Sadly, the zero-carbon building is not quite as sustainable as the designers had hoped. In fact, thanks to a series of water leaks and mouldy walls, pupils are now being taught in tents erected in the school grounds. The local authority in Devon has already spent Ł250,000 to investigate the problem, and plans to...
  • Report: There is no 97 percent global warming consensus

    09/10/2013 11:07:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/04/2013 | Michael Bastasch
    The vaunted scientific consensus around manmade global warming may be exaggerated, according to a study by the Global Warming Policy Foundation. A May 2013 report by climate scientist John Cook and fellow researchers found that among “abstracts expressing a position on [manmade global warming], 97.1% endorsed the consensus position that humans are causing global warming.” This is misleading, writes Andrew Montford of GWPF, since the methodology of Cook’s report reveals that the researchers cast such a wide net to create the 97 percent consensus that it encompasses people who don’t believe in catastrophic global warming. To be part of the...