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  • Green Group Suggested Video Cameras to Spy on Farmer

    09/04/2014 10:55:19 AM PDT · by Henry Hnyellar · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 25, 2014 | Kevin Mooney
    An environmental group that stands accused of overstepping its inspection authority and trespassing across a Virginia farm also tried to have video cameras installed to monitor the property. An officer of the Piedmont Environmental Council proposed that one of that group’s board members “runs a security company and could offer the use of security cameras to record visitors,” according to documents examined by The Daily Signal. Martha Boneta, who owns Liberty Farm in Paris, Va., last year sued the Piedmont Environmental Council and others because, she said, PEC encouraged Fauquier County officials to harass her with citations of zoning violations...
  • Bag the Bag Ban

    09/15/2013 10:02:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    Both sides of the political debate think the other is way off in their thought patterns. The Left loves to repeat their mantra that the Right is ignorant of science. Unfortunately, it proves out that the left frequently blindly adheres to a policy developed to forward their agenda and then shames everyone else into myopically following their policies or asserts they are Neanderthals. This is the exact pattern they have followed in attempting to spread a ban of plastic bags at retailers. I first became interested in this when I saw the burgeoning flock of do-gooders coming to the grocery...
  • GM food off the menu in Parliament's restaurants- ministers telling public to drop their opposition

    06/30/2013 2:03:25 PM PDT · by opentalk · 27 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 21, 2013 | Sean Poulter
    GM foods are banned from restaurants in the Houses of Parliament despite government claims it is ‘probably safer’ than other meals. Government ministers are demanding that ordinary families should abandon their reluctance to eat genetically modified food, however they are banned from MPs’ plates. This week the food and farming secretary, Owen Paterson, launched an extraordinary propaganda campaign to encourage the nation to accept GM crops and farming. He bolstered his campaign with claims that some seven million children in the Far East could have been saved from blindness or death in the last 15 years if only people had...
  • Protesters across globe rally against Monsanto - GMO

    05/26/2013 8:26:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 144 replies
    Associates Press ^ | May 25, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said. Organizers said "March Against Monsanto" protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities, including Los Angeles where demonstrators waved signs that read "Real Food 4 Real People" and "Label GMOs, It's Our Right to Know."… The U.S. Senate this week overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would allow states to require labeling of genetically modified foods.
  • Why Do G.M.O.’s Need Protection?

    04/10/2013 7:20:15 PM PDT · by opentalk · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 2, 2013 | Mark Bittman
    Genetic engineering in agriculture has disappointed many people who once had hopes for it. Excluding, of course, those who’ve made money from it, appropriately represented in the public’s mind by Monsanto. That corporation, or at least its friends, recently managed to have an outrageous rider slipped into the 587-page funding bill Congress sent to President Obama.[1] The rider essentially prohibits the Department of Agriculture from stopping production of any genetically engineered crop once it’s in the ground, even if there is evidence that it is harmful.
  • Proposition 37: Mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food

    10/21/2012 8:06:01 PM PDT · by RushingWater · 385 replies
    KABC TV Los Angelos ^ | 10/05/2012 | Robert Holguin
    GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Proposition 37 is a measure to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food. There are two sides to this contentious issue.
  • Screw The Earth

    04/23/2012 5:17:42 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 4/23/2012 | Andrew Klavan
    The Earth - when it rocks! Sunday was Earth Day, and in honor of the occasion, I’d like to say that as far as I’m concerned the Earth can go to hell. The Earth — for those of you who may have fallen behind on your reading — is a piece of rock trapped in a slow death spiral into a cauldron of exploding plasma which, for lack of a better word, we’ll call the sun. Because that’s its name. There is exactly one interesting or worthwhile thing about this hunk of doomed space debris, and that is: it happens...
  • The Cost Of Green

    02/18/2011 5:59:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 18, 2011 | Staff
    Consequences: The green lobby assured everyone it knew what it was doing when it got a judge to cut water to Central Valley farmers to save the delta smelt. But while the Valley economy is now ruined, it hasn't helped the smelt. Some day, environmental radicals will be held accountable for crimes against the ecosystem — the human ecosystem. Back in 2007, they convinced federal Judge Oliver Wanger to rule that the Endangered Species Act gave the federal government the right to cut water to thousands of farmers in California's Central Valley to protect a 3-inch baitfish called the delta...
  • THE FLINTSTONE SYNDROME

    05/31/2010 6:30:46 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 287+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 05/31/2010 | Tony R. Elliott
    It’s outrageous to see how environmentalists blow a gasket every time someone calls them on their distorted ideas and misdirected visions. It is true that this massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico wouldn't be near the catastrophe it is if oil companies were allowed to drill closer to shore in shallower water. However environmentalists got their way in getting legislation preventing this. The Global Warming issue is the biggest lie of all time. Scientific evidence is there disproving every aspect of this farce....
  • Environmental movement responsible for Gulf Oil Disaster

    05/29/2010 6:56:24 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 12 replies · 316+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 05/29/2010 | Tony R. Elliott
    The environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico with the millions of gallons of crude oil is due to the limits imposed on oil companies by environmentalists and their lobbyists in Washington by implementing restrictions on drilling sites. The bottom line is this gusher at 5000ft. below sea level is almost impossible to control because at such depths any measure used to control the leak that would be successful at shallower depths is either useless or cannot be done because of the difficulty in reaching the source.
  • California's Man-Made Drought

    04/28/2010 6:59:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 1,145+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 28, 2010 | MONICA SHOWALTER
    COALINGA, Calif. — Would France rip out its storied vineyards? Would Juan Valdez scorch Colombia's coffee crop? Sri Lanka its black pepper harvest? China its tea?
  • Earth Day: An Assault on Man

    04/22/2010 3:26:47 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 483+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2010 | Brian Sussman
    In recent weeks while addressing Tea Party rallies here on the left coast, I ask the assembled patriots what appears to be an odd question: "Would all those from the former Soviet Union please raise your hands?" A notable number of hands are always raised -- the San Francisco Bay Area is home to a diverse population. I then ask another curious question: "What does April 22 signify to you?" Without exception, someone will shout with great displeasure, "Lenin's birth date!" The crowd clearly sees that I'm on to something. I next ask the former Soviets, "And as a young...
  • Why I Am Enlarging My Carbon Footprint

    04/22/2010 3:22:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies · 709+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    As a psychotherapist, I try my best to calm down my anxious clients. But in this case, I inadvertently triggered a panic attack. My twenty-something client Emma, a survivor of the Berkeley public schools, had a coughing fit during our session. I helpfully got up to get her some water. When I handed her a cup, she looked at it, incredulous. Her voice quivering, she asked, "Is this Styrofoam?" I said yes. She stared at the cup, mesmerized by this forbidden fruit. When she finally found her words, she said, "I've never seen Styrofoam before. We learned in school that...
  • Mark Levin Blasts Environmental Radicals as "The Enemy of the Working Man" in America - Audio

    04/13/2010 6:11:28 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 140+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is audio of "The Great One" - Mark Levin - on radio where he blasted the radical Leftist Environmental movement that he says, hates the working men and women of America. They are "the enemy of the working man," he said. Levin pointed out that it is really incompatible for union workers to be in the same party with the "Sierra Club" Environmental wackos. He pointed out how they hate Coal Miners, Oil-Field Workers, Steel Workers, Truck Drivers, etc. Levin also talked about the fact the Obama Administration through the EPA is now ready to move against coal mining.
  • Harrison Ford slammed for 'unnecessary' flights

    02/25/2010 12:50:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 114 replies · 2,434+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | February 24, 2010 | P-I/New Media
    Environmental activists have blasted Harrison Ford for making "unnecessary" trips by air, following revelations he once made a jet journey to buy a cheeseburger.
  • Feel the warming

    02/11/2010 3:09:26 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies · 502+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 11, 2010 | Editorial
    If, like everyone else from New England to Virginia, you spent the last 24 hours watching the global warming fall from the sky, you may agree that Sen. Jim DeMint could be on to something. The South Carolina Republican took to the Twitter-sphere to declare that the region's second major blizzard in less than a week must be a sign from God. That is, he said, "It's going to keep snowing . . . until Al Gore cries 'Uncle!' " Fat chance. In fact, the usual suspects quickly took to the Web to declare that the blizzards of 2010 actually...
  • Coal company cuts 500 jobs, blames environmentalists

    12/10/2009 5:47:25 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies · 827+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/9/2009 | Amanda Carpenter
    Chalk up another 500 to the list of jobs President Obama will need to create or save. A Pittsburgh-based coal company, CONSOL Energy, will lay off nearly 500 of its West Virginia workers next year and its CEO blames environmentalists dead-set against mountaintop mining who have waged “nuisance” lawsuits for the job loss. But CONSOL Energy’s political problems are not unique to the mining industry, which has suffered under the Obama Administration. The Environmental Protection Agency is already holding 79 surface mining permits in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. The EPA says these permits could violate the Clean Water...
  • Tree Hugging DUmmies go Ballistic over Obama Admin Logging Ruling

    07/17/2009 2:15:14 PM PDT · by Scott Martin · 16 replies · 654+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 7-17-09 | Scott Martin
    Check out the hysterical reaction of the DUmmies to the Obama Administration's decision to open up 381 of 17,000,000 acres of Tongass National Forest in Alaska to logging. Some of the loons went so far as to attack anyone who pointed out the bigger picture as a freeper. Fun stuff. Kool Aid drinkers of all stripes are losing the taste.
  • EDITORIAL: Questions about Kagan. It's time to come clean about the greens

    05/26/2009 3:56:16 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 681+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2009 | Editorial
    U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan is reported to be on the short list to replace Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court. If she were a Republican on the short list for a court opening, Senate Democrats would move heaven and Earth to turn a 1996 contretemps into a major scandal. On the evidence so far, such a political hit job would not be fair. What is fair, though, is to insist that not all the evidence is in, and to demand more answers. As the Wall Street Journal's "Political Diary" reported May 21, Ms. Kagan was in the middle...
  • First Dispatch from the Climate Sanity Front

    03/09/2009 2:52:12 AM PDT · by Scanian · 1 replies · 243+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 09, 2009 | Marc Sheppard
    Sunday – March 8th – NYC. For the next 2 ½ days, I will be assuming the role of your humble correspondent at this year’s International Conference on Climate Change – where the only alarm I expect to hear will be waking me for breakfast. Each evening, I will attempt to homogenize my notes from both interviews and countless expert panel discussions I’ve attended that day. There are some amazingly impressive names here at the beautiful Marriott Marquis in Times Square. And many will be presenting speeches and taking questions at the plenary meal sessions, as well as at the...
  • "Bottom reached": “Natural living” advocates unveil the reusable toilet wipe

    02/27/2009 2:15:30 PM PST · by seanmerc · 46 replies · 1,330+ views
    heraldsun.com.au ^ | 27 Feb 09 | Andrew Bolt
    Bottom reached “Natural living” advocates unveil their latest planet-saving invention - the reusable toilet wipe.
  • E.P.A. to Consider Rollback of Bush Coal Policy

    02/17/2009 2:18:08 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies · 488+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 17, 2009 | Kate Galbraith
    The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that it will consider whether to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants, in a potential reversal of Bush administration policy. According to the Sierra Club, Lisa Jackson, the new E.P.A. administrator, has granted its petition that the agency reconsider a controversial decision in December by Stephen Johnson, the Bush administration’s E.P.A. administrator, stating that officials weighing federal applications by utilities to build new coal-fired power plants cannot consider their greenhouse gas output. “Today’s announcement should cast significant further doubt on the approximately 100 coal-fired power plants that the industry is trying to rush...
  • Australia's angry fire survivors blame council 'green' policy...

    02/11/2009 9:01:52 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 68 replies · 5,041+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | February 11, 2009 | the eagle has landed
    Angry survivors blame council 'green' policy Andrea Petrie, Arthurs Creek February 11, 2009 Page 1 of 2 | Single Page View ANGRY residents last night accused local authorities of contributing to the bushfire toll by failing to let residents chop down trees and clear up bushland that posed a fire risk. During question time at a packed community meeting in Arthurs Creek on Melbourne's northern fringe, Warwick Spooner — whose mother Marilyn and brother Damien perished along with their home in the Strathewen blaze — criticised the Nillumbik council for the limitations it placed on residents wanting the council's help...
  • Profit trumps preservation for Boy Scout councils nationwide

    01/29/2009 11:16:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies · 760+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | January 28, 2009 | Lewis Kamb
    For nearly a century, the Boy Scouts have worn a self-adorned badge as campsite conservationists and good stewards of the land. "The Boy Scouts were green before it was cool to be green," said the organization's national spokesman, Deron Smith. But for decades, local Boy Scouts of America administrations across the country have clearcut or otherwise conducted high-impact logging on tens of thousands of acres of forestland, often for the love of a different kind of green: cash. A Hearst Newspapers investigation has found dozens of cases over the past 20 years of local Boy Scout councils logging or selling...
  • Death March of the Penguins?

    01/27/2009 11:25:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 41 replies · 1,353+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 26 January 2009 | Helen Fields
    Enlarge ImageOn thin ice. One emperor penguin population may be headed toward extinction. Credit: Samuel Blanc Climate change may be poised to claim its first Hollywood celebrities. Shrinking sea ice could wipe out the tuxedoed cast of March of the Penguins--or their descendents--by the end of the century, researchers report online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Other emperor penguins that live farther south may fare better. Emperor penguins--the world's largest at over a meter tall--are completely dependent on sea ice. They breed on it, and they eat fish that ultimately rely on the plankton...
  • Waxman promises quick action on climate

    01/15/2009 8:54:23 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 139 replies · 4,655+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 1/15/09 | Associated Press Writer H. Josef Heber
    California Rep. Henry Waxman said Thursday the environment and U.S. economy depend on congressional action to confront the threat of climate change. Waxman, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, spoke as he opened Congress' first hearing on climate legislation. A group of 14 corporate
  • Obama tackles global warming (AP: At last, a president who gets it)

    12/18/2008 11:33:43 AM PST · by presidio9 · 68 replies · 1,761+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/18/2008 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore. Now it is a ticking time bomb that President-elect Barack Obama can't avoid. Since Clinton's inauguration, summer Arctic sea ice has lost the equivalent of Alaska, California and Texas. The 10 hottest years on record have occurred since Clinton's second inauguration. Global warming is accelerating. Time is close to running out, and Obama knows it. "The time for delay is over; the time for denial is over," he said Tuesday after meeting with former Vice President Al Gore, who won a...
  • Protection sought for a sea brute(or is it?)

    10/01/2008 5:55:02 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 13 replies · 667+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 1, 2008 | Carolyn Y. Johnson
    The fiercely ugly Atlantic wolffish, whose powerful jaw can reputedly break a broom handle, looks more like an underwater thug than a fish in distress - but scientists say this "Tasmanian devil with fins" is in rough shape. Today, the environmental advocacy group Conservation Law Foundation will petition federal officials to add the US population of wolffish, also known as ocean catfish, to the endangered species list.
  • Rush Limbaugh: 'Drive-By [media] Speculation Designed to Cause Panic, Elect Democrats'

    06/30/2008 8:34:57 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 11 replies · 164+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 27 Jun 08 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, one of the things that -- we talk about the Drive-By Media here quite a bit, and we analyze them a lot, and there have been periods of time in this program I've frankly gotten tired of it because everybody knows that they have a bias and everybody knows that they have an agenda, and what's news about it? I try to ignore 'em, and just can't. They are such a destructive force. They are so heavily aligned with the Democrats. But perhaps the thing of which they are the most responsible and guilty is a...
  • San Francisco’s Green Building Nightmare (Eco-totalitarianism run amok)

    06/28/2008 10:53:18 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 32 replies · 90+ views
    BeyondChron ^ | Mar. 03‚ 2008 | Randy Shaw
    The idea of “green” buildings is a terrific marketing concept. In San Francisco, it has helped grease the political roadway for massive, view-blocking luxury condominiums, implying that building these structures is more environmentally sustaining than leaving land vacant. Few seem to care whether green buildings can be a nightmare for those having to work inside high-rise structures lacking heat or air conditioning. The new Thomas Mayne designed Federal Building at 7th and Mission Streets in San Francisco is a case in point. Lauded by the New York Times as a building that “may one day be remembered as the crowning...
  • UC Berkeley police officers trying to bring down tree protesters

    06/17/2008 9:21:56 AM PDT · by SmithL · 27 replies · 108+ views
    About 25 University of California, Berkeley, police officers and a cherry-picker have converged at the Berkeley Oak Grove, where five climbers are being threatened and may have to come down today, according to Save the Oaks spokesman Doug Buckwald. Buckwald said he began receiving calls on an emergency phone network from climbers who "have sent word by cell phone their belief that this is it - they are coming in to get them right now." Protesters have been in the trees since UC regents voted in December 2006 to approve a plan to build a sports training center and other...
  • Why The 2009 Camaro Is Doomed

    05/16/2008 1:18:43 PM PDT · by XR7 · 84 replies · 1,744+ views
    NMA ^ | 5/16/08 | Eric Peters
    Motorheads don’t want to hear it; refuse to believe it — but ugly realities are coming down hard on the ‘09 Camaro that will very possibly cause GM to pull the plug before the first one ever rolls off the line. Doubt that? Consider the stillborn rear-wheel-drive next generation Chevy Impala — nixed because of concerns within GM about the possibility of meeting the pending (2012) 35 mpg fuel economy edict recently passed by Congress. A lighter front-drive car with a V-6 instead of a V-8 can make the cut; a V-8 RWD Impala can’t. So it’s gone. So is...
  • Green Is Universal: Corporate Shilling at Its Finest [NBC flacks for GE $]

    04/25/2008 10:58:11 AM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 13 replies · 124+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    As you pretty much have to know by now due to the fact that they won't shut up about it, NBC Universal's "Green Is Universal" campaign is winding down today. Begining next week, we'll no longer be hearing the media giant's numerous television properties spreading feel-good environmentalism to viewers and promoting allegedly earth-friendly policies (ethanol, anyone?). I, for one, couldn't be more happy, not just because we'll finally be spared the painful inanity that such reports often entail but also because of the numerous acts of unethical journalism we'll no longer have to witness.We often hear lefties rage against Rupert...
  • Methodist Bishop on Global Warming, Earth Abuse, Wants Action

    01/25/2008 9:16:23 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 64 replies · 81+ views
    Virginia Conference, United Methodist Church, website ^ | Jan 2008 | Bishop Charlene Kammerer, United Methodist Church
    "Grace Notes" for February 2008, by United Methodist Church Bishop Charlene Kammerer: Why we should care about God’s creation The psalmist has declared in Psalm 8: "When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor. You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet..." My Christian...
  • The Cooling World

    12/27/2007 11:55:44 AM PST · by america4vr · 43 replies · 197+ views
    Denis Dutton.com ^ | April 28, 1975 | Staff
    Here is the text of Newsweek’s 1975 story on the trend toward global cooling. It may look foolish today, but in fact world temperatures had been falling since about 1940. It was around 1979 that they reversed direction and resumed the general rise that had begun in the 1880s, bringing us today back to around 1940 levels. A PDF of the original is available here. A fine short history of warming and cooling scares has recently been produced. It is available here. — D.D. To scientists, these seemingly disparate incidents represent the advance signs of fundamental changes in the world’s...
  • Arctic Sea Ice Re-Freezing at Record Pace

    12/12/2007 9:39:24 AM PST · by america4vr · 123 replies · 2,137+ views
    The Daily Green ^ | December 12, 2007 | Dan Shapely
    The record melting of Arctic sea ice observed this summer and fall led to record-low levels of ice in both September and October, but a record-setting pace of re-freezing in November, according to the NASA Earth Observatory. Some 58,000 square miles of ice formed per day for 10 days in late October and early November, a new record. Still, the extent of sea ice recorded in November was well shy of the median extent observed over the past quarter century, as the image from Nov. 14 (above, right) shows. The dramatic increase in ice is evident, when compared to the...
  • Chavez Should Be Named The “Environmental President” **BARF ALERT**

    03/01/2007 11:40:43 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 15 replies · 484+ views
    Political Affairs (CPUSA) ^ | 1 Mar 2007 | Eva Golinger
    “We are an oil producing country and that obligates us to take even more care of the environment—on an extreme level—and to avoid contamination, and to reduce contamination in all areas: earth, water and air.” – President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, February 24, 2007. Did anyone from Greenpeace or Earth First! ever imagine that the world’s first environmental president would come from Venezuela? Many Greens might find such an idea ludicrous considering that the South American nation is one of the largest oil producing countries in the world and a major resource for heavy mineral and coal mining. However, ever...
  • 10 Years To Save The Planet

    01/31/2007 4:39:28 AM PST · by Night Hides Not · 68 replies · 1,325+ views
    The Sun ^ | 1/30/2007 | Lachlan Cartwright and Beth McLoughlin
    A new worldwide movement backed by celebrities, musicians, politicians and business leaders is aiming to reverse the effects of global warming over the next decade. Global Cool launched in London and LA today and is calling on one billion people to reduce their carbon emissions by just one tonne a year, for the next 10 years
  • Isn't gas warfare against the law? (Wes Pruden)

    12/12/2006 5:18:39 AM PST · by seanmerc · 6 replies · 555+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2006 | Wes Pruden
    We're well into the Christmas season, and if the spirit of the Christ child is under assault we have an abundance of air and wind, a lot of it vile and foul. One of the study commissions at the United Nations, perhaps stacked with vegetarians overdosing on tofu and bean sprouts, concludes that the flatulence of cows is more damaging to the environment than automobiles. Poor Bossy, contentedly chewing her cud and minding her own business, now exposed as just another scapegoat (scapecow?) to blame for global warming. But it's not just cows. Some of our most distinguished statespersons are...
  • Malaria's Toll

    08/21/2006 6:51:48 AM PDT · by mathprof · 7 replies · 403+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/21/06 | JASON L. RILEY
    Each year, malaria afflicts a half-billion people (roughly the population of North America) and kills a million of them (roughly the population of San Jose). And the latter is a low-end estimate. The actual number of fatalities is hard to pin down, since a body initially weakened by malaria becomes predisposed to other maladies.[snip] The economist William Easterly calculates..."Preventing five million child deaths over the next ten years would cost just three dollars for each new mother," he writes in his book "The White Man's Burden." Mr. Easterly argues that the tragic incompetence of the Western foreign aid industry...stems from...
  • Colombian guerrillas kidnap 5 environmentalists

    07/23/2006 10:52:25 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 21 replies · 612+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 23 July 2006 | Staff
    Bogota, Jul 23 (EFE).- Five members of Conservation International and a cameraman working for the environmental organization were kidnapped in northern Colombia by suspected members of the National Liberation Army, or ELN, guerrilla group, Colombian media reported. The group was caught by surprise by ELN fighters in the hamlet of La Paz, which is close to Sincelejo, the capital of Cesar province, some 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) from Bogota, according to radio and television reports. The environmentalists had left Sincelejo last week and were working on a project to protect sections of the Serrania del Perija, a mountain range rich...
  • Polar Bears Said to be Starving - and It's Wicked George W's Fault

    02/12/2006 5:09:44 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies · 1,051+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein February 12, 2006 The British newspaper calls itself "The Independent," but an article in today's edition indicates it's hardly independent of the kind of environmentalist scare-mongering common in the US press. How's this for an over-the-top headline?: "Starving Polar Bears Shame Bush to Act" The gist is that global warming is causing the Arctic ice cap to melt, which in turn reduces areas in which polar bears can hunt for seals, the staple of their diet. Author Geoffrey Lean [special sympathy for the hungry?] brands Bush's stance on climate change "obdurate," which last I looked means "hardened...
  • Country park arrests mark final stages of tree dwellers' protest (Scot wackos in tree tops)

    01/24/2006 7:20:34 AM PST · by SittinYonder · 23 replies · 894+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Tue 24 Jan 2006 | LAURA ROBERTS
    EIGHT tree-dwelling demonstrators, including a topless woman, were arrested yesterday in Dalkeith Park as the £600,000 operation to evict bypass protesters there entered its final phase. The National Eviction Team began work yesterday morning to move on the army of demonstrators living in the largest of four tree-top camps. It is believed to be the last camp left to clear. Eight of the 'eco-warriors' left voluntarily after the eviction notice was read out at the Pickle Dirt woods. But, four people chained themselves on the ground and another four fastened themselves to a 20-foot high cargo net and had to...
  • Ariz. mine closure throws Indians out of work

    01/01/2006 12:28:36 PM PST · by bkwells · 56 replies · 1,132+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 1/1/2006 | John M. Broder
    BLACK MESA, Ariz. – The gigantic earthmoving crane sits idle, stilled by a legal, cultural and environmental dispute playing out far from the rich vein of coal beneath the desert of remote northeastern Arizona. Some welcome the idling of the crane, calling it a symbol of the rape of the land and precious water below. Others, mostly American Indians who have come to depend on the high-paying jobs at the mine, are furious. For 35 years, the Black Mesa Mine has produced coal for a power plant in southern Nevada. But the plant suspended operations at the end of December,...
  • Salmon ruling could end in dams' dismantling

    05/28/2005 10:06:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 857+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 5/28/05 | Jeff Bernard - AP
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. - A federal court ruling that rejects the Bush administration's latest effort to balance Columbia Basin salmon recovery against hydroelectric dams has fish conservationists pressing anew for breaching four dams on the lower Snake River. "What the law requires is an honest analysis of how we configure the hydro system so we can get salmon back in our rivers," said Jan Hasselman, attorney for the National Wildlife Federation. "What all the scientists tell us is such an honest analysis would call for breaching the lower four Snake River dams." But with President Bush and the Republican-led Congress...
  • Pepper-sprayed Humboldt activists awarded $1 each by jury

    04/28/2005 8:33:07 PM PDT · by Cultural Jihad · 25 replies · 1,393+ views
    SFGate ^ | April 28, 2005 | JUSTIN M. NORTON
    Pepper-sprayed Humboldt activists awarded $1 each by jury By JUSTIN M. NORTON, Associated Press Writer Thursday, April 28, 2005 Humboldt County and Eureka law enforcement officers were found liable Thursday of using excessive force when they swabbed pepper spray on the eyes of nonviolent logging protesters during a 1997 protest. The jury only awarded the eight plaintiffs $1 each in the case. The was the third trial after the first two ended in deadlocked juries in 1998 and 2004. The plaintiffs laughed and hugged in the courthouse hallways after the verdicts were read and applauded when jurors left their chambers....
  • The Moral Values of the Democrat Party - A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

    03/17/2005 12:20:04 PM PST · by Mikmur · 19 replies · 2,343+ views
    David Horowitz ^ | 3/17 | Bulldog Pundit
    The Moral Values of the Democrat Party - A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words Posted by bulldogpundit on Wednesday, 16 March 2005 (23:17:24) EST Contributed by bulldogpundit What's the difference between these two pictures? Well, the one on the left was, until today, lucky enough to have the support of national Democrats. In debating ANWR today Barbara Boxer held up a picture like the one on the left and said of its habitat:Quote: To me, this is a God-given environment. With all the talk about faith-based politics, if you do believe, as I do, that these are gifts, then...
  • Wind Farms Blamed for Killing Migrating Bats

    01/21/2005 12:24:22 PM PST · by RushCrush · 47 replies · 1,018+ views
    National Public Radio ^ | 1/21/05 | John Nielsen
    Morning Edition, January 21, 2005 · Some of the first wind farms were built in the migratory paths of birds and resulted in large avian kills. The bladed turbines have been modified and planners are more conscious of their environmental impact. But as wind power becomes more popular, biologists say the windmills kill thousands of bats.
  • Washington gov wants state to adopt California auto emission rule

    12/08/2004 12:44:07 PM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies · 666+ views
    AP ^ | 12/8/4 | DAVID AMMONS
    OLYMPIA -- Gov. Gary Locke and legislative Democrats proposed Wednesday that Washington adopt California's vehicle-emission standards, the toughest in the world. Locke, a two-term Democrat who leaves office in January, also announced a freeze on state government purchase of four-wheel-drive sports utility vehicles. The state motor pool will begin shifting to hybrid vehicles. The proposal to adopt California's auto standards, effective the 2009 model year, is the centerpiece of the lame-duck governor's package of bills to combat global warming.
  • The virus called humankind. (Wacko environmentalist hatres humans)

    11/22/2004 7:14:44 PM PST · by kyperman · 31 replies · 2,221+ views
    The Holland Sentinel ^ | November 22, 2004 | By BILL FERGUSON
    OK all, get a load of this crapolla. This guy thinks that humans are the scourge of the earth, we would be much better off without us pesky humans around to wreck everything. "I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I've realized that you are not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment. But you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed...