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  • Green Slander

    03/01/2015 10:29:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/01/15 | Alan Caruba
    Greatest threat is the scores of environmental organizations that have been exaggerating and distorting their alleged “science” in order to thwart development here and around the world that would enhance everyone’s life It is a sure sign that the advocates of the “global warming” and “climate change” hoaxes know that the public no longer believes that the former is occurring or that the latter represents an immediate, global threat. Even though the “climate skeptics”, scientists who have produced research proving false methodology and the conclusions based on it are quite few in number, an effort to silence them by smearing...
  • Making the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

    02/28/2015 5:27:41 AM PST · by bestintxas · 11 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/28/15 | j levy
    In the anti-fracking film Gasland, producer Josh Fox proclaims that the process of extracting previously inaccessible oil and gas from shale pollutes water supplies, increases the incidence of cancer and leads to higher levels of seismic activity, despite ample contrary evidence. This self-proclaimed environmental watchdog and anti-fracking crusader has led extensive efforts to end or prevent fracking throughout the United States by obfuscating the truth and stopping communities from reaping the benefits of America's shale boom. Josh Fox and others like him are uninterested in looking for improvements in fracking technology and safety. Instead they seek to shut down shale...
  • The real dangers of the climate change myth

    02/25/2015 10:17:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/25/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Climate Change, global warming or whatever the politically appropriate name of the day may be, let’s look at some of the claims our left-wing, media doom-sayers are directing at low information voters about the coming environmental Armageddon. 1. The earth is getting hotter! According to satellite data there has been no warming in over 17 years 2. The polar ice caps are melting! One picture of a polar bear on a small piece of ice has been used for ten years now. In reality, the polar bears are thriving and the ice cap is 10% bigger than in 2010. 3....
  • DHS intelligence report warns of domestic right-wing terror threat

    02/20/2015 6:45:44 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/20/15 | Evan Perez and Wes Bruer
    Washington (CNN)They're carrying out sporadic terror attacks on police, have threatened attacks on government buildings and reject government authority. A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security this month and reviewed by CNN, focuses on the domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists and comes as the Obama administration holds a White House conference to focus efforts to fight violent extremism. DHS Secretary: ISIS reaching into U.S. to recruit DHS Secretary: ISIS reaching into U.S. to recruit 03:30 PLAY VIDEO Some federal and local law enforcement groups view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups...
  • 1,700 Private Jets Fly to Davos to Discuss Global Warming [and talk about income inequality]

    01/20/2015 7:57:25 PM PST · by grundle · 80 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | Peter Schweizer
    A squadron of 1,700 private jets are rumbling into Davos, Switzerland, this week to discuss global warming and other issues as the annual World Economic Forum gets underway. The influx of private jets is so great, the Swiss Armed Forces has been forced to open up a military air base for the first time ever to absorb all the super rich flying their private jets into the event, reports Newsweek. “Decision-makers meeting in Davos must focus on ways to reduce climate risk while building more efficient, cleaner, and lower-carbon economies,” former Mexican president Felipe Calderon told USA Today. Davos, which...
  • Big Business Explains Continuing Gasps of Discredited Green Movement

    01/05/2015 7:08:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    Although man-made global warming has been thoroughly exposed as an embarrassing scam, the green movement is strangely expanding, not retreating. A member of Congress privately told me this is because the green movement is completely driven by money, not idealism. The rhetoric about saving the earth is nothing more than propaganda to pad the pockets of the one percent at the top who are profiting from it. Last year, a committee in the U.S. Senate conducted an investigation and discovered that a handful of radical left-wing billionaires, millionaires and their foundations are behind the green movement. Contrary to the misperception...
  • Administration Expert Calls for Zero CO2 Emissions [satire]

    12/28/2014 8:00:27 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    White House Science Adviser John Holdren declared that “the global goal should be to strive for zero carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2100.” He also warned that “it won’t be easy.” One of the factors adding to the difficulty is that every living creature exhales CO2 as an essential function of being alive. The seemingly simple solution of exterminating every living thing is complicated by the emission of greenhouse gases—including CO 2—from decaying corpses. Despite these looming difficulties, Holdren says he is “optimistic that ways around these impediments will be devised before we get to 2100. If the exhalation...
  • The 20-year Demise of a Blue State

    12/22/2014 4:35:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    I left Washington state about 20 years ago for Arizona. A Washington native, I had become fed up with the left-wing politics of Seattle. A couple of years ago, I moved back to the Pacific Northwest. A lot had changed while I was gone, and very little for the better. The only “improvement” I noticed was more greenery everywhere. The environmentalists had gotten so many restrictions passed on logging and burning dense forestation that the Evergreen State had started to look like a jungle. Everything else had gone downhill. The roads and traffic had become horrendous, especially in the Puget...
  • Fuel cans from hell

    12/21/2014 8:20:29 AM PST · by rey · 64 replies
    What is wrong with environmental wackos that they think the laws of physics do not apply to them? The screwy new fuel cans that have no vent are impossible to use. Supposedly the vent will release something undesirable into the air but as that vent is only open when the can is I cannot imagine having a vent is worse than having the can open. Without a vent, the can sort of glugs splashing fuel about, certainly more harmful that vapors and more wasteful. Typical moronic ideas based on desires and not reality.
  • GOP secures environmental policy riders on grouse, Clean Water Act in spending bill

    12/10/2014 8:06:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Included in the massive, $1.1 trillion bill unveiled late Tuesday that would fund most of the government through next fall are several policy “riders” on energy and the environment supported by Republicans, adding fuel to what is already shaping up to be a fight between the GOP and the Obama administration over environmental policies next year. Republicans said the spending bill stops the listing of the sage-grouse as an endangered species — a move by the administration after the midterm elections that Democrats and the GOP alike had criticized. The federal move to protect the bird was seen as having...
  • Has the environmental movement ever seen a collapse it didn’t want to be on the brink of?

    12/06/2014 12:16:51 PM PST · by USFRIENDINVICTORIA · 10 replies
    The National Post ^ | December 6, 2014 | Rex Murphy
    The most important thing to understand about an environmental concern is that it is infinitely malleable. It has Play-Doh’s or putty’s wonderful power of accommodation, to take whatever shape, for the moment, might be called for. Because the environment is, by definition or tautology, everything that is around us — there will always be something “in” the environment on which to hang an objection, mount a protest or, as Samuel Johnson, ever elegant, put it, “to point a moral, or adorn a tale.”
  • ENVIRONMENTALISTS MAY SOON DECIDE WHAT AMERICANS MUST EAT

    12/02/2014 12:28:35 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 31 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | Doug Book
    It’s not unusual that committees formed in Washington, D.C. should seek to expand the boundaries of their authority and the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) of 2015 has done just that. Created by Congress in 1980, the purpose of the DGAC is to provide guidelines, updated every 5 years, through which the federal government may “help Americans eat healthier so they [might] live longer.” But Committee Chair Barbara Millen has decided to expand DGAC authority from food and diet to the consideration of all things which are health-related. To Millen, this means the Committee should take on the issue of...
  • A Suicidal Collapse of Western Civilization?

    11/15/2014 11:38:59 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2014 | S. Fred Singer
    "................The ongoing economic suicide of Europe is based on a faulty understanding of the climate issue by most Western politicians and on their extreme policy response, based on emotion rather than logic and science. The major European economies have reacted irrationally to contrived,unjustified fear of imagined global-warming disasters...[SNIP]One may ask:Is there any way to stop this steamroller? There’s probably little hope that such an initiative can come from Europe;it may have to come from the United States. Somehow we would have to convince European leaders that their policies, based on global-warming fears, are mistaken. That job may prove to be...
  • Environmentalists sue to protect whales, dolphins from Navy war games

    11/11/2014 11:52:13 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2014 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – Worried about collateral damage to whales, dolphins and other marine life, environmentalists are fighting the U.S. Navy in court in a bid to protect the creatures of the sea from war games in the Pacific Ocean. "The worst harm comes from the explosives going off," said David Henkin, an attorney for EarthJustice. U.S. Navy testing and war games are underway in American waters off the coasts of California and Hawaii. The drills amount to critical practice for the military and last through 2018, but environmental groups like EarthJustice say hundreds of marine mammals will die or get injured...
  • Lawsuits Filed in Response to Fracking Ban in Denton, TX

    11/11/2014 9:13:15 AM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 15 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 11-11-14 | John Eick
    In what many pundits have described as a “wave election,” many candidates who embraced and campaigned on the principles of free-markets and limited government saw great success this past Tuesday. In contrast, however, the citizens of Denton, TX voted via referendum to ban the oil and gas drilling technique commonly known as hydraulic fracturing. Proponents of the ban cited contamination of groundwater and seismic activity associated with the disposal of wastewater as reasons to support the ban. Interestingly, there has never before been a proven documented case of hydraulic fracturing contaminating aquifers and the precise relationship between injection wells and...
  • Climate Marchers' Conundrum: Whether To Embrace Shale Gas?

    09/27/2014 5:20:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 26, 2014 | Ken Silverstein
    President Obama, Ban Ki-moon and 300,000 others showed up in New York City this week to support the use of modern technologies and cleaner fuels. But at least four notable heads-of-state stayed home, each of whom is just as important in the battle against global warming. Missing: China, India, Russia and Canada. While it may seem hard to reconcile that some of the globe’s biggest polluters skipped the event — they still sent delegations as a show of respect — it is not necessarily a blow to the cause. That’s because of unconventional shale gas — and the wealth of...
  • Why Aren't Global Warmists Protesting Against China?

    09/23/2014 5:14:12 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/22/2014 | IBD Staff
    Climate: Amid all the hoopla over the "world's largest march against global warming," one question went unasked: Why aren't the protesters carping about the real culprits behind the recent rise in CO2? It makes no sense. America is a global warming success story, for those who believe in such things. CO2 emissions are on the downtrend in this country. [snip] China is a completely different story.
  • Greens v. the poor: It’s a movement of the ‘haves’ duping the 'have nots'

    09/19/2014 7:23:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/18/2014 | By Naomi Schaefer Riley
    Looking for something to do this weekend that will help those less fortunate than you? Better steer clear of the People’s Climate Change March. Set to start Sunday morning on the Upper West Side, the march includes everything from labor unions to synagogues, beekeepers to anarchists, anti-Zionists to anti-corporate groups. The thousands of marchers will, the Web site tells us, “take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs,...
  • Record Ice Coverage More Proof that Weather Still Exists Despite Obama's Attempt to Ban It

    09/16/2014 7:37:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | John Ransom
    Record ice in Antarctica is more proof that Obama is a failure. Despite claiming to control the weather with both his genius intellect and the power of his superhuman Nobel prize, it's been apparent he is not succeeding. And weÂ’ve all noticed it for some time now.No matter the circumstances, every weather event is blamed on global warming in an attempt to cover up Obama's nefarious plot failure.Cold temperature? Global warming. Hot temperatures? Global warming? Snow? Global warming. Drought? Global warming. Hurricanes, tornadoes or the lack thereof? Global warming. There was even an attempt by a ditzy news anchor on...
  • Greens are the Enemies of Energy

    08/17/2014 10:36:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/14 | Alan Caruba
    America could literally become energy independent given its vast reserves of energy source Here in America and elsewhere around the world, Greens continue to war against any energy other than the “renewable” kind, wind and solar, that is more costly and next to useless. Only coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear keeps the modern and developing world functioning and growing. The most publicized aspect is Obama’s “War on Coal” and, thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency, it has been successful; responsible for shutting down several hundred coal-fired plants by issuing costly regulations based on the utterly false claim that carbon...
  • Taxing Carbon in the Name of Climate Change

    08/01/2014 7:42:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/01/14 | Ileana Johnson
    The former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin wrote in the Washington Post on July 27, 2014, “How ignoring climate change could sink the U.S. economy.” Not counting the non-enforced southern border and the hordes of new and lawless Democrat citizens who demand their fair share of the American dream now turned into a welfare nightmare, the national debt is most likely to sink the economy sooner than any other variable and that includes climate change that has been changing for millennia.
  • Home Sweet Home in Freight Shipping Containers

    07/23/2014 6:25:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/23/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson
    While the world is sizzling and percolating in conflicts and wars, and U.S. is roiling in manufactured crisis after crisis, real or imagined emergencies, overwhelmed by the constant invasion of illegal immigrants, The Washington Post writes on the front page, “Thinking inside the box on D.C. housing costs,” living in repurposed dinged freight shipping containers. Two days before, Deborah K. Dietsch featured “Thinking big in a small way.” (Michael Laris, July 21, 2014)
  • Boeing fears regulatory wave amid battle over fish, water pollution

    07/07/2014 3:48:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 7, 2014 | Dan Springer
    Aerospace giant Boeing finds itself in a fishy fight against Native Americans and environmentalists over pollution in the waterways -- a disagreement that could affect where Washington state's largest employer builds the next generation of planes. At the heart of the fight, which could impact thousands of jobs, is a peculiar question: How much locally caught fish do Washingtonians eat, and what are the health risks? Green groups, alone with Washington state tribes, have sued the Environmental Protection Agency to push for increased fish consumption rates -- currently set at six-and-a-half grams a day. If the number is set higher,...
  • EDITORIAL: Bad news for bee busybodies

    05/27/2014 7:34:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-26-14 | The Washington Times
    The hardy honeybees are back, having returned from dark and mysterious places in the imaginations of the environmentalists. The latest numbers from the Agriculture Department are a stinging rebuke to the doomsayers who spread hysterical tales of a mysterious apocalypse of beedom. In the latest annual survey, federal bee counters reported the lowest rate of over-the-winter bee losses in nearly a decade. Beekeepers call a loss of 19 percent to the cold weather an acceptable mortality rate. The latest loss was not much higher at 23 percent, undercutting the dire storyline pushed by environmentalists that our fuzzy friends would be...
  • Shutter the EPA

    05/27/2014 6:25:08 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 12 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 5/27/2014 | Steve Berman
    Here’s a way to cut 15,193 employees and $9 billion from the bloated Federal budget, while injecting $353 billion into the economy:  shutter the EPA. Actually, instead of simply eradicating it, it could be folded into Americorps, and renamed the National Corporation for Collective Guilt, and the 15,193 EPA employees converted into volunteers. If there’s ever been an agency of the Federal government with no evidence of doing anything, ever, it’s the EPA (with the Department of Education a strong runner-up, although it’s nefarious “accomplishments” are nothing to boast about).  Really…the EPA was organized around responsibility transfers from existing...
  • Does 1979 newspaper column shed light on 2008 campaign story? (Obama funding)

    09/23/2012 3:07:39 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 38 replies
    Daily Inter Lake ^ | Septwmber 22, 2012 | Frank Miele
    Searching old newspapers is one of my favorite pastimes, and I have tried to use them many times to shed light on current events - or to inform readers about how the past is prologue to our very interesting present-day quandaries. Recently, I came across a syndicated column from November 1979 that seemed to point 30 years into the future toward an obscure campaign issue that arose briefly in the 2008 presidential campaign. Though by no means definitive, it provides an interesting insight, at least, into how Chicago politics intersected with the black power movement and Middle Eastern money at...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Memos show EPA officials tried to kill mine project before scientific review

    05/01/2014 6:53:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    Agency officials coached tribes on how to oppose Alaska’s Pebble Mine. Obama has repeatedly urged that science guide environmental decisions, regulators inside the Environmental Protection Agency secretly worked with tribal and environmental activists to preempt a full review of an Alaskan mine and veto the project before the owners’ permits could be considered, internal memos show. Charged with being neutral arbiters, EPA officials instead began advocating for a preemptive veto of the Pebble Mine project in western Alaska as early as 2008, long before any scientific studies were conducted or the permit applications for the project were even filed, ......
  • Obama administration ignores eco-radicals, approves another natural gas export terminal

    03/24/2014 2:50:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/24/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Before today, the Obama administration had only approved six of the more than two dozen pending permit applications for natural gas export terminals for countries with which we do not already have free-trade agreements. In just the past few months, however, the Obama administration has tentatively signaled that they are finally ready to really recognize the boon the recent shale gas bonanza has been for boosting the economy as well as consider the potentially helpful long-term geopolitical benefits that could be reaped from allowing our domestically produced oil-and-gas to flow more freely into the world market — and even of...
  • Obama Administration About to Give "Kill As Many Eagles as You Want" Pass to Wind Farms

    12/06/2013 2:21:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    The punishment for killing a golden or bald eagle in the United States comes at a hefty price. Simply having eagle feathers or parts in your possession will land you in prison with a heavy fine to pay. Felony killing of eagles comes with a fine of $250,000 and prison time. These penalties fall under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. This law, originally passed in 1940, provides for the protection of the bald eagle and the golden eagle (as amended in 1962) by prohibiting the take, possession, sale, purchase, barter, offer to sell, purchase or barter, transport,...
  • Greenpeace video shows Russian forces storming Arctic Sunrise

    11/09/2013 1:17:22 PM PST · by klpt · 15 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Friday 8 November 2013 | theguardian.com
    Dramatic new footage has been released of the moment a Greenpeace ship was raided by the Russian authorities following a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic. The footage, shot on 19 September, shows a Russian helicopter hovering over the deck of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise. Armed men drop on to the deck, while members of the Greenpeace crew are seen with their hands in the air. The footage also shows the ship being towed towards Murmansk, where the 30 people on board were taken ashore and arrested. The families of all six UK nationals being held by the Russian authorities...
  • Global warming crowd learns from Jehovah’s Witnesses and pushes their “Dooms Day” date further out

    10/11/2013 9:32:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/11/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    As the Global Warming gang has done in recent years, over the centuries the Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW) have destroyed the lives of perhaps millions of people with their bogus “predictions” of the end of the world. Both have fooled people into radical changes in their lives to avoid the phony Armageddon they have been preaching. It has been painful to watch and listen to these poor deluded people regardless of which hoax was destroying them. Nevertheless, as destructive as the JW’s phony predictions have been to individuals at least the rest of us have not been forced by some government...
  • Top MIT scientist: Newest UN climate report is ‘hilariously’ flawed

    09/29/2013 2:00:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 29, 2013 | Michael Bastasch
    Not all scientists are panicking about global warming — one of them finds the alarmism “hilarious.” A top climate scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lambasted a new report by the UN’s climate bureaucracy that blamed mankind as the main cause of global warming and whitewashed the fact that there has been a hiatus in warming for the last 15 years. “I think that the latest IPCC report has truly sunk to level of hilarious incoherence,” Dr. Richard Lindzen told Climate Depot, a global warming skeptic news site. “They are proclaiming increased confidence in their models as the discrepancies...
  • Study: Everyone hates environmentalists and feminists

    09/26/2013 2:02:43 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | 09/26/2013 | Tom Jacobs
    Why don’t people behave in more environmentally friendly ways? New research presents one uncomfortable answer: They don’t want to be associated with environmentalists. That’s the conclusion of troubling new research from Canada, which similarly finds support for feminist goals is hampered by a dislike of feminists. Participants held strongly negative stereotypes about such activists, and those feelings reduced their willingness “to adopt the behaviors that these activities promoted,” reports a research team led by University of Toronto psychologist Nadia Bashir. This surprisingly cruel caricaturing, the researchers conclude, plays “a key role in creating resistance to social change.” Writing in the...
  • 100 square foot “Apodments” a display of U.N. Environmental fascism

    09/17/2013 10:11:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/17/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “I do not come here to lose my freedom; I beg you-get out of Seven/50. Do Not Destroy Our Freedom,” a political refugee from Romania pleaded with the St. Lucie County (FL) Commissioners recently.(1) In chilling details she told the silent room what it was like to live in the Communist country under the brutal dictator Nicolae Ceausescu during the l980s. General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party from 1965 to 1989, Ceausescu “maintained strict controls over free speech and the media; internal dissent was NOT tolerated,” according to Wiki. His violent, repressive, brutal regime was overthrown in December of...
  • Global Warming or Global Control?

    09/12/2013 7:32:36 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 10 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 11 September 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Well done to Australia's new Prime-Minister-Elect, the conservative Tony Abbott. He pledged, as his two top priorities, to stop the tide of asylum seekers to the country and to scrap the highly unpopular tax on carbon emissions. Both very admirable intentions. Cutting CO2 does nothing for the environment but a lot for the economy: it destroys it. The environmentalist movement is fundamentally socio-communist. It has proclaimed itself the only saviour of the earth, but the reality is that one does not need to agree with its pseudo-scientific, highly ideological theories or belong to it to care about the environment. Being...
  • '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...
  • Vegetable oil prices rest on EU biofuel vote

    09/09/2013 8:30:20 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 23 replies
    Food Navigator ^ | 09/09/13 | Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn
    The more vegetable oil used for biofuel production, the less there is for food use. The report lays out forecast consequences for three proposed EU restrictions on the use of crop-based fuels.
  • OFA Gets Zero Attendance for Climate Change Rally

    08/13/2013 3:41:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 13, 2013 | NA
    Not a single person showed up at the Georgetown waterfront Tuesday for a climate change agenda event put on by Organizing for Action, the shadowy nonprofit advocacy group born out of President Obama’s 2012 campaign, the NRCC wrote in its blog.The event page for the “Climate Change Day of Action Rally” disappeared after rainy weather appeared to drive away whatever people planned to attend. The embarrassing showing follows the news that only one volunteer stayed for an OFA Obamacare event in Centreville, Va., last week to work the phones: ZERO PEOPLE at the OFA rally at the Georgetown Waterfront this...
  • Radical Environmentalists Have Blood of 19 Arizona Firefighters on Their Hands

    08/05/2013 6:31:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Nineteen firefighters died fighting a forest fire in Arizona earlier this summer. Curiously, almost no one is talking about why it happened, only that it was a tragedy. Arizona Deputy State Forestry Director Jerry Payne has been the only one to speak out about the cause, and he backtracked immediately afterwards, apologizing for what he said. He claimed that the superintendent of the Granite Mountain Hotshots violated wildlife safety protocols while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30th, 2013, 60 miles north of Phoenix. According to Payne, the superintendent’s violations allegedly included not knowing the location of the fire,...
  • Inhospitable Earth

    07/03/2013 6:37:44 AM PDT · by National Review · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | July 3, 2013 | National Review
    Environmentalist killjoys pretend that this is the worst time in history to live on Earth. By Jonah Goldberg You just can’t out-gloom an environmentalist. The Atlantic invited some luminaries to answer the question “How and when will the world end?” Some contributions were funny. Others were simply plausible — a volcanic eruption from underneath Yellowstone National Park is frightfully overdue. But only an environmentalist like Bill McKibben could be a killjoy about the apocalypse itself.
  • Mongolian neo-Nazis rebrand themselves as environmentalists

    07/02/2013 10:34:18 PM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    Guardian ^ | July 2, 2013
    Members of the Mongolian neo-Nazi group Tsagaan Khass stand near a quarry where they questioned a worker. A Mongolian neo-Nazi group has rebranded itself as an environmentalist organisation fighting pollution by foreign-owned mines, seeking legitimacy as it sends swastika-wearing members to check mining permits. Based in an office behind a lingerie store in the Mongolian capital, the shaven-headed, jackbooted Tsagaan Khass stormtroopers launch raids on mining projects, demanding paperwork or soil samples to be studied for contaminants. "Before, we used to work in a harsh way, like breaking down doors," the group's leader, Ariunbold Altankhuum, 40, told Reuters. "But now,...
  • Birdwatchers see rare swift killed by wind turbine

    06/27/2013 10:54:13 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 66 replies
    The Telegraph via FARK.COM ^ | 6/27/2013 | Simon Johnson
    Dozens of birdwatchers who travelled to a Scottish island to see an extremely rare swift have been left distraught after it was killed by a wind turbine. Around 40 people were watching the White-throated Needletail, the world's fastest flying bird, on the Isles of Harris when the tragedy happened. Sightings of the bird have only been recorded eight times in the UK in nearly 170 years, most recently in 1991, prompting around 80 ornithologists to visit the island in the hope of catching a glimpse. David Campbell, from Surrey, told BBC Scotland the incident took place late on Wednesday afternoon....
  • Radical Environmentalists Should Mind Their Own Business

    06/15/2013 6:47:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2013 | Julie Gunlock
    Typically environmental organizations target consumers with overwrought warnings of how some everyday product or activity is destroying the world and threatening their health. Yet now, activists are turning their targets toward major retailers. These companies should reject these scare tactics, which will harm not only their businesses, but consumers too. The “Mind the Store” campaign, the latest initiative of a radical environmental organization, pressures the nation’s top ten largest retailers to remove products from store shelves that contain, in any amount, a list of one hundred chemicals the organization deems hazardous. Following the alarmism playbook, the organization claims these chemicals...
  • The Sierra Club Exposed

    06/09/2013 7:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6/9/2013 | Marita Noon
    In a news cycle where the lack of transparency is revealed daily, it is refreshing when something previously opaque exposes its true motives. Such is the case for the Sierra Club and its desire to block oil and gas drilling. I’ve written many times on environmental groups’ influence over use of public lands and how they often use claims of some endangered flora or fauna as cover for their efforts to block any beneficial economic development, such as mineral extraction or agricultural activity. They cry about some critter when in fact it is really about control—control of public lands.
  • Interior Department Spends $472,150 to Train Fish to ‘Recognize and Avoid Predators’

    05/15/2013 5:30:33 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/14/2013 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The Department of Interior is providing $472,150 grant funding to increase the survival of two endangered fish species by “training” them to “recognize and avoid predators.” “The objective of the proposed project is to determine if training increases Bonytail and Razorback Sucker survival when exposed to predators,” the grant abstract states. “This proposal builds upon the 2012 Bureau of Reclamation assistance agreement with the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) tasked with investigating the potential for training Bonytail and Razorback Suckers to recognize and avoid predators. “One of the early conclusions of the prior work is that the...
  • Fertilized World

    05/14/2013 7:38:04 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 5 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 5/14/2013 | Dan Charles
    N. Nitrogen. Atomic number seven. Unnoticed, untasted, it nevertheless fills our stomachs. It is the engine of agriculture, the key to plenty in our crowded, hungry world. Without this independent-minded element, disinclined to associate with other gases, the machinery of photosynthesis cannot function—no protein can form, and no plant can grow. Corn, wheat, and rice, the fast-growing crops on which humanity depends for survival, are among the most nitrogen hungry of all plants. They demand more, in fact, than nature alone can provide. Enter modern chemistry. Giant factories capture inert nitrogen gas from the vast stores in our atmosphere and...
  • Whoever Said The (Shale) World Was Sane? (California vs. Texas)

    05/12/2013 9:02:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 8, 2013 | David Blackmon
    Following up on last week’s piece detailing the reasons why the Shale oil and natural gas boom has taken place in Texas, but not in other states like California and New York, we’ve seen quite a bit of interesting, related news pieces over the last several days. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal published a very informative op/ed in its Review & Outlook section, titled “A Tale of Two Oil States”, which made more detailed comparisons between the economic performance between Texas and California, and the ways in which each state’s policy decisions related to shale development have affected that...
  • Heavy use of herbicide Roundup linked to health dangers: U.S. study

    04/26/2013 10:17:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:49pm EDT | Carey Gillam
    Heavy use of the world’s most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson’s, infertility and cancers, according to a new study. The peer-reviewed report, published last week in the scientific journal Entropy, said evidence indicates that residues of “glyphosate,” the chief ingredient in Roundup weed killer, which is sprayed over millions of acres of crops, has been found in food. Those residues enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and toxins in the environment to disrupt normal body functions and induce disease, according to the report, authored by Stephanie...
  • Swiss Referendum to Curb Immigration

    04/23/2013 3:05:22 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 7 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 23 April 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Eight million people live in Switzerland. It may not seem much, but this is a small country. The Alpine nation has now a high density population due to the demographic boom through immigration that it has recently experienced, with an increase in its population size from 7.2 million in 2000 to 8 million in 2012, and a rise of 140% from 1990 to now. Moreover, almost a quarter, or 1.8 million people, are foreign, and one person in five in the Swiss Confederation does not have a Swiss passport. The country's environmentalists are now acting like an improbable nationalist...
  • Army Of 50,000 Ready For Arrest If Obama OKs Keystone

    03/22/2013 3:33:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | March 22, 2013 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    With massive protests already planned, environmentalists see new signs Obama is going their way. Environmentalists are promising mass arrests and acts of civil disobedience if the Obama administration moves forward with a controversial pipeline project through the Midwest — even as Obama's political arm seeks to use the project in its latest fundraiser. Opponents to the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, said they have more than 50,000 recruits ready to be jailed as part of one of the largest broad-scale direct-action protests in their movement's history. "With our Keystone XL pledge of...