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  • Scott Walker wants to end funding for renewable energy program - UW-Madison needs to prioritize

    03/02/2015 10:12:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | March 2, 2015 | By Thomas Content and Lee Bergquist
    ......UW officials say that Walker's proposal to end funding for the bioenergy program would cripple broader energy-development research that is receiving $25million annually from the federal Department of Energy."I can't honestly say how we would replace it at this point,"said Michael Corradini,director of the Wisconsin Energy Institute at UW-Madison,which derives 90% of its funding from the bioenergy program...In 2007,Wisconsin landed the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Centeróthe first federal research center the state had attracted in decades. The center received an initial five-year,$125 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.It was part of a $375 million package by the administration...
  • Climate scientist being investigated by Congress for not believing in global warming enough

    02/26/2015 9:44:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Amerian Thinker ^ | February 26, 2015 | Rick Moran
    Roger Pielke, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado, and six others are under investigation by Congress regarding testimony they've given on the subject of climate change.Pielke, a believer in man-caused global warming, can't quite figure out why he's the object of a witch hunt....................... What am I accused of that prompts being investigated? Here is my crime: Prof. Roger Pielke, Jr., at CUís Center for Science and Technology Policy Research has testified numerous times before the U.S. Congress on climate change and its economic impacts. His 2013 Senate testimony featured the claim, often repeated, that it...
  • Sources: Gov. Kitzhaber expected to resign Friday

    02/13/2015 11:31:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    KOIN ^ | February 13, 2015 | Staff
    Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is expected to resign Friday, perhaps in the early afternoon, multiple sources told KOIN 6 News. The decision came after intense debate among the governor and those close to him. These sources say Kitzhaber has wanted to pursue that course since the weekend but had been dissuaded by his fiancťe, Cylvia Hayes, and his legal team.
  • The climate Comintern speaks - "intentionally transform the economic development model"

    02/10/2015 4:42:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2015 | Benjamin Zycher, John G. Searle scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
    "This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history. This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for the, at least, 150 years, since the industrial revolution." Those were the words spoken on Feb. 4 by Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), under the auspices...
  • The Brute-Force Left - ďBut in your country they lynch Negroes.Ē

    02/08/2015 1:52:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 8, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    ¬ď–ź —É –≤–į—Ā –Ĺ–Ķ–≥—Ä–ĺ–≤ –Ľ–ł–Ĺ—á—É—é—ā¬Ē is a bitter Soviet-era punch line meaning, roughly, ¬ďBut in your country they lynch Negroes.¬Ē There were a million Cold War variations on the joke: The Soviet farm minister meets his U.S. counterpart, who inquires about whether the heroic Soviet farmers are meeting their five-year plans. Asked about each crop in turn, the Soviet minister is forced to sheepishly admit that they are woefully behind on every goal, and then demands: ¬ďBut what about the blacks in the South?¬Ē A U.S. car salesman asks a Soviet counterpart how many months the typical Soviet citizen must...
  • Largest newspaper in Oregon calls on Dem governor to resign in green energy scandals

    02/05/2015 5:21:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 5, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Governor John Kitzhaber of Oregon is hanging tough in the face of a scandal that makes progressives look bad on multiple grounds. Kudos to the Oregonian newspaper for calling him out and demanding his resignation. So far, the national media are ignoring the story, because itís the kind of thing that makes greeniesí faces turn red with embarrassment (at least among those capable of embarrassment). Some background: The governor has a ďfiancťeĒ named Cylvia Hayes, who is acting as ďfirst ladyĒ without, as they used to say, benefit of clergy. And:.......
  • [Walker] Budget would end Wisconsin DNR land purchases until 2028

    02/04/2015 2:09:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 3, 2015 | Todd Richmond
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) ó Republican Gov. Scott Walker's budget would prohibit the state Department of Natural Resources from purchasing any land through its stewardship program until at least 2028 ó if the program still exists then. The budget the governor released Tuesday would place a moratorium on stewardship land acquisitions. It would last until the DNR's debt service on purchases that already have been made drops to $1 for every $8 spent since the program's inception in 1989. The program won't reach that ratio until 2028. The moratorium is expected to save the state $13 million in debt by then,...
  • Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You'll Be Fined For That [first though, red tag shaming]

    01/28/2015 4:05:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    NPR ^ | January 25, 2015
    In Seattle, wasting food will now earn you a scarlet letter ó well, a scarlet tag, to be more accurate. The bright red tag, posted on a garbage bin, tells everyone who sees it that you've violated a new city law that makes it illegal to put food into trash cans. "I'm sure neighbors are going to see these on their other neighbors' cans," says Rodney Watkins, a lead driver for Recology CleanScapes, a waste contractor for the city. He's on the front lines of enforcing these rules. Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine homeowners for...
  • On climate change, 'not a scientist' not enough for some U.S. Republicans

    01/27/2015 2:57:30 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 27, 2015 | BY VALERIE VOLCOVICI AND AMANDA BECKER
    ... "'I'm not a scientist' won't be a winner in the presidential field," Republican strategist Ford O'Connell said of the now common response Republican lawmakers and candidates offer when asked about climate change. With the national party largely silent on the issue, conservative environmental groups like ConservAmerica are stepping up efforts to sharpen the Republican message. In recent months they have held meetings for like-minded conservatives and met with lawmakers and aides in a bid to help craft a new Republican environmental platform. Attempts to strike a softer tone will collide with entrenched resistance, primarily from the donor network in...
  • Peer-reviewed pocket-calculator climate model exposes serious errors in complex computer models

    01/26/2015 1:26:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Physics Organization News ^ | January 21, 2015
    Near-term global warming projections (brick-red region) on[0.13, 0.50] K decade-1, compared with observations (green region)that fall on [0.0, 0.11] K decade-1, and the simple model's 21stcentury warming projections (yellow arrow), falling on 0.09 [0.06,0.12] K decade-1. Credit: Science China PressA major peer-reviewed climate physics paper in the first issue (January 2015: vol. 60 no. 1) of the prestigious Science Bulletin (formerly Chinese Science Bulletin), the journal of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, exposes elementary but serious errors in the general-circulation models relied on by the UN's climate panel, the IPCC. The errors were the reason for concern about Man's effect...
  • Five Years Later, Granholm's Green Economic Vision has Failed to Materialize

    01/22/2015 10:04:13 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/20/2015 | Tom Gantert
    According to the press releases issued by the administration of then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm five years ago, Michigan's economy was undergoing a transformation. In a June 2010 press release, Granholm declared that the company LG Chem in Holland was making Michigan ďa world capital for advanced batteries.Ē In October of 2010, she said in a press release about a proposed biogas facility in Reed City that the state was being transformed into ďthe clean energy capital of North America.Ē Five years later, plans for a biogas facility in Reed City died and LG Chem was made to repay $842,000 from a...
  • Mueller on anthrax,

    07/19/2008 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ZACKandPOOK · 10 replies · 232+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 19, 2008
    I never give time frames, because you never know where you'll have sufficient evidence to go public with a prosecution, " Mueller said.
  • Steyer outlines Senate goals for climate, taxes, education

    01/19/2015 2:21:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2015 | By Timothy Cama
    Tom Steyer is telling potential supporters that if he were to run for Senate in California, he would set policy goals related to climate change, taxes and public education. If he does not meet certain goals in six years, Steyer would pledge not to run for a second term. The billionaire environmentalist and former hedge fund manager spent $74 billion in the midterm elections in an effort to elect more lawmakers who want to fight climate change. Steyer also wants to ensure that the highest income earners pay effective tax rates that are at least the same level as the...
  • Plan for Green Energy Biogas Facility 'Just Dies'

    01/15/2015 9:54:26 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/14/2015 | Tom Gantert
    In October of 2010, the state of Michigan issued a press release similar to many churned out during then-Gov. Jennifer Granholmís tenure claiming that this state was on its way to becoming the ďclean energy capital of North America.Ē In this instance, the release noted that the King of Sweden had honored Gov. Granholm with the insignia of "Commander First Class of the Royal Order of the Polar Star." The governor was given the citation ďfor her work in fostering relations between Michigan and Sweden in clean energy.Ē Part of that work included helping broker a deal between a Swedish...
  • County Looks at Wind Turbine Moratorium

    01/15/2015 8:04:25 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 21 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/14/2015 | Tom Gantert
    There are 328 wind turbines in Huron County, which is more than in all of Michiganís other counties combined. But now the county appears poised to say: ďEnough is enough.Ē With a 6 to 1 vote on Dec. 30, the Board of Commissioners agreed to pay up to $1,000 for Foster Swift, a Grand Rapids law firm, to draft a moratorium on wind energy. John Nugent, a member of the board, said the board wants to at least push the pause button on new wind energy development so it can reevaluate the situation. ďHuron County is large and primarily rural,Ē...
  • Crocus Hill neighbors split on plan to raze 1902 home

    01/13/2015 8:04:41 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-13-15 | Frederick Melo
    The house at 27 Crocus Place is listed on property tax statements for $1.06 million, but neighbors consider it priceless. Built in 1902, the yellow, two-story Victorian sits on a bluff, overlooking Pleasant Avenue and Interstate 35E. In November, trial attorney Fred Pritzker and his wife, Renee, bought the 4,200-square-foot home from his brother and sister-in-law with a singular goal: to tear it down and replace it with one that is more accessible to the disabled. At 64, Pritzker said he is slowly losing function on the left side of his body; at some point soon, he'll need a walker...
  • Will new Congress take on ethanol?

    01/09/2015 10:58:39 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Watchdog ^ | January 9, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    The fiscal impact of the ethanol mandate is huge ó Michaels estimated it totals ďbillions, easilyĒ in direct and indirect money ó but it has come under attack by liberals as well as conservatives and appears to have lost some of its clout on Capitol Hill. For example, the Environmental Protection Agency ó which administers the Renewable Fuel Standard ó is considering a cut to the amount of ethanol blended into the nationís gasoline supply. ... a growing number of environmentalists want the ethanol requirement eliminated, too. ... In 2007, Congress passed and President George W. Bush signed into law...
  • Thieves steal house

    01/05/2015 9:26:47 AM PST · by AU72 · 66 replies
    MYFOXNY.COM ^ | January 5, 2015 | MYFOXNY.COM
    <p>A San Antonio, Texas couple had build a 'tiny house' to commit themselves to 'green living' but the entire home ended up being stolen.</p> <p>Casey Friday says, "It was depressing, devastating, made me angry and shocked all at the same time."</p>
  • Why Your All-Electric Car May Not Be So Green

    12/15/2014 2:48:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 98 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 15, 2014 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer
    People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their vehicles actually make the air dirtier, worsening global warming. Ethanol isn't so green, either. "It's kind of hard to beat gasoline" for public and environmental health, said study co-author Julian Marshall, an engineering professor at the University of Minnesota. "A lot of the technologies that we think of as being clean ... are not better than gasoline."
  • Obama's Science and Tech Adviser, Holdren, laid foundation for understanding environmental probs

    12/12/2014 11:48:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Volvo Environment Prize ^ | December 12, 2014
    "In 1993, the [Volvo Environment] Prize went to Professor Paul R. Ehrlich of Stanford University and Professor John P. Holdren of the University of California in Berkeley, whose work laid the foundations of our understanding of how the dynamics of population growth, rising living standards and changing technology, as well as the relationships between them, interact in the context of environmental problems." List of past winners (and their work) from 1990 - 2014 Professor Paul R. Ehrlich, Professor John P. Holdren
  • Peru climate change talks slowed by clashes of rich and poor nations

    12/07/2014 6:49:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 7, 2014 | By NEELA BANERJEE
    International climate talks in Lima, Peru, are entering their final week, with few hints of whether a newfound optimism that marked the start of negotiations will ultimately translate into an agreement that would rein in climate change. Poorer nations are struggling to nail down significant, steady funding from industrialized countries to help them cope with the damage from climate change and to develop their economies without relying on fuels such as coal. Over the years, participants at U.N. climate talks estimated that $75 billion to $100 billion annually in public and private funding was needed to help poor countries cope...
  • Exhausted By a House That Saves Energy

    12/04/2014 7:40:18 AM PST · by Theoria · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03 Dec 2014 | Sandy Keenan
    Was It Too Soon to Be Sustainable? Warren, Vt. ó Dotty Kyle and Eric Brattstrom had an ambitious vision for the home they would build when they sold their bed-and-breakfast here seven years ago and retired. They were environmental and community advocates, so they wanted it to be as sustainable as possible ó ideally net-zero, producing as much energy as it used. And because they would be living on a modest fixed income, they needed to make sure it was inexpensive to maintain. But they didnít want to scrimp on luxury or size, so against their architectís advice they insisted...
  • Megyn Kelly, Dem Rep Al Green Square Off On Ferguson

    12/03/2014 4:41:00 AM PST · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Breitbart TV, Ian Hanchett
    The Fox News Channel's "Kelly File" anchor Megyn Kelly and Congressman Al Green (D-TX) sparred over the decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown on Monday. Green started out by denouncing the rioting, saying "I do not respect those who engage in dastardly deeds.
  • Business boiled over EPAís water rule

    11/18/2014 4:36:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Timothy Cama
    Business groups are joining with local government representatives and conservative lawmakers to criticize the Environmental Protection Agencyís water jurisdiction proposal, imploring the Obama administration to rescind it. Opponents of the proposed rule say the EPAís effort to redefine its authority over creeks, ponds and wetlands is written so broadly that it could put millions of new miles of rivers and streams under federal control, along with ditches, puddles and dry creek beds. Such a change would be a major impediment to commerce, as businesses could suddenly need permits for all manner of routine activities like building fences or digging ditches,...
  • White House taunts GOP on climate change: ĎI donít believe they can stop usí

    11/17/2014 12:37:17 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    The White House on Monday essentially dared Republicans to try and stop President Obamaís climate-change agenda, with officials bragging that even after the GOP takes control of the Senate in January, there is nothing that can be done to stop a host of controversial new actions. On a conference call with reporters, White House counselor John Podesta said the administration will move ahead on the issue despite Republican efforts to stand in the way. He even called out incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by name, saying the Kentucky Republican will not succeed in trying to slow executive action on...
  • Obama to Announce $3 Billion U.S. Contribution to Climate Change Fund

    11/14/2014 7:43:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 14, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT and MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON ó President Obama will soon announce that the United States will contribute $3 billion to a new international fund intended to help the worldís poorest countries address the effects of climate change, according to a senior administration official. Mr. Obama is expected to make the announcement at a summit meeting of the Group of 20 industrial powers this weekend in Brisbane, Australia, on the heels of his landmark announcement this week that the United States and China will jointly commit to curbing greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade.
  • Chinese loan to rescue BlueFire, Irvine-based biofuel plant

    11/11/2014 1:27:34 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Oct 24, 2014 | MARGOT ROOSEVELT
    Arnold Klann had spent two decades on his planet-friendly enterprise: making transportation fuel from plant waste. But two years ago, the CEO and President of Irvine-based BlueFire Renewables recalled, ďWe were thinking of shutting down the business.Ē Grants from the U.S. Department of Energy had dried up, as private banks, tightening credit in the wake of the financial crisis, refused to match government funds. Now, it seems, China is coming to the rescue. BlueFire announced Thursday that The Export-Import Bank of China has issued a letter of intent to provide a $270 million loan to build BlueFireís first commercial plant,...
  • Tesla keeps ZEV scam alive...by building a fake swap station!

    11/10/2014 2:41:59 AM PST · by AlbertoZaragoza · 1 replies
    Doubting is thinking ^ | 11/9/2014 | Alberto Zaragoza Comendador
    CARB and Tesla Motors have fooled us all. Tesla will keep selling cars as usual but, quietly, they will be earning 9 ZEV credits for each of them rather than the 4 they legally deserve - on the basis of a few thousand battery swaps that never actually took place. By the time everybody realizes what has happened, it will be too late.
  • Fossil fuels should be 'phased out by 2100' says IPCC

    11/02/2014 4:26:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 2, 2014 | By Matt McGrath
    The unrestricted use of fossil fuels must end soon if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change. That is the central message of a stark new report from the UN-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC urges that by 2050, most of the world's electricity must - and can - be produced from low carbon sources. Fossil fuels, without carbon capture and storage (CCS), should be phased out "almost entirely" by 2100. It re-states many familiar positions: Warming is "unequivocal" and the human influence on climate is clear Since the 1950s the observed changes are unprecedented over decades...
  • Green jobs fading

    10/31/2014 1:36:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Oil & Gas Journal ^ | October 27, 2014 | Editorial
    While campaigning for election to his first term, President Barack Obama promised to create 5 million green jobs in 10 years. Once in office, he maneuvered Congress into passing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, a $840-billion spending spree that included about $90 billion for energy and, of course, green jobs. Results have not been spectacular. In fact, they testify to core problems of governmental profligacy. The expenditure of public money on green jobs, politically defined, has not lived up to its marketing as an unemployment cure. It has, in fact, failed. The DOE web site now...
  • 38 federal agencies reveal their vulnerabilities to climate change ó and what theyíre doing about it

    10/31/2014 1:30:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2014 | By Chris Mooney
    The Obama administration published a small library's worth of climate change documents on Friday, outlining 38 federal agencies' vulnerabilities to global warming and how they will address them -- as well as a separate and even larger set of new government-wide plans to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and achieve new targets for sustainability. In many cases, the vulnerabilities revealed are stark. The Department of Agriculture, for instance, sees "the potential for up to 100 percent increase in the number of acres burned annually by 2050" by wildfires, according to its new adaptation report. The agency notes that fire...
  • [Green Billionaire] Steyer turns to celebrities [Woody Harrelson] in final election-year push

    10/28/2014 4:59:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 28, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is turning to actor Woody Harrelson and director Darren Aronofsky in a new ad urging voters to ďtake the fight against climate change to the ballot box.Ē The 30-second ad buy, narrated by Harrelson, and directed by Aronofsky, declares the climate fight is one people ďwill win,Ē but voting on Election Day is key. ďThey told us the world was flat and insisted it was the center of the universe,Ē Harrelson states in the ad as images of the earth in black and white flicker on the screen. ď[They] said that cigarettes were harmless.Ē ďNow they...
  • Greens to spend record $85M in midterms ["climate science denial will soon come to a close"]

    10/28/2014 2:12:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 27, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Environmental groups are on track to spend more than $85 million on key races this year, more than ever before, according to an internal memo. The record spending comes as green groups are worried about the fate of the Senate and the future of President Obamaís climate agenda, which they say is crucial to helping the U.S. and other nations curb greenhouse gas emissions and stave off disastrous climate impacts. A memo circulated among five of the nationís top environmental organizations, and provided to The Hill, summarizes in detail the plan hatched by the groups to put climate change on...
  • Green Berets reveal Afghan National Army soldiersí incompetence

    10/27/2014 6:24:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 10-27-2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    Elite Army Green Berets are knocking the performance of the Afghan National Army, telling war tales of its soldiers hiding and quitting the fight.The Green Beret criticisms, contained in a U.S. Central Command ‚Äúfriendly fire‚ÄĚ investigative file, provide a window into the flaws of a national army more than a decade in the making.The Special Forces soldiers gave poor marks to the institution that is supposed to keep Afghanistan‚Äôs democratically elected governments in power. The security force must rebuff an expected Taliban offensive, on its own, once all American troops leave after 2016.The soldiers gave statements to investigators after going...
  • ďLock your office door and stay away from the windows...Ē [Moonbat View]

    10/24/2014 6:05:04 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 4 replies
    Elizabeth May MP ^ | October 22, 2014 | Elizabeth May
    At 2 pm sharp I had been prepared to make a statement in the House honouring the Dalai Lama, whom I will be seeing on Friday in Vancouver, and calling for China to respect human rights in Tibet. By 4 pm I was to be testifying in the Senate committee studying my private members bill for a National Lyme Disease strategy. Well, that was what was supposed to happen. Instead it has been a day of tragedies and shock. As I write this, I am still in lock-down. With seven of my staff in Confederation Building, our office door is...
  • Pebble Partnership sues over EPA contacts with environmentalists

    10/22/2014 3:50:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    KTUU - NBC Local ^ | October 22, 2014 | by Chris Klint
    ANCHORAGE - The Pebble Partnership is suing the Environmental Protection Agency in federal court, seeking more details on what it calls ďsecretive meetingsĒ by the agency with environmental groups and anti-Pebble activists. Pebble claims it filed a Jan. 22 Freedom of Information Act request with the EPA for any communications concerning the project between senior EPA officials, including Administrator Lisa Jackson, and a group of 16 people and organizations. The National Resources Defense Council, Trout Unlimited, the Bristol Bay Native Corp., and Sen. Mark Begich, as well as some of their employees, were listed specifically. So were anti-Pebble activists Alan...
  • Goats are shrinking because of climate change, researchers warn

    10/22/2014 3:17:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 22, 2014 | By MARK PRIGG
    They appear to be shrinking in size as they react to changes in climate, according to new research from Durham University. The researchers studied the impacts of changes in temperature on the body size of Alpine Chamois, a species of mountain goat, over the past 30 years. To their surprise, they discovered that young Chamois now weigh about 25 per cent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s. In recent years, decreases in body size have been identified in a variety of animal species, and have frequently been linked to the changing climate. However, the researchers say...
  • Oil Rigs Support Biodiversity: Ironically, ďgreenĒ technology wipes out endangered species.

    10/22/2014 7:45:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/22/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesnít appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and the University of California at Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea life. In a 15-year study, researchers found that the ecosystems that build up around artificial rigs host 1,000 percent more fish and other sea life than natural habitats such as reefs and estuaries. The California rigs outstripped even famously rich ecosystems such as the coral reefs of French Polynesia. Now, as a big fan of artificial reefs, I...
  • Europe emission targets 'will fail to protect climate'

    10/20/2014 4:27:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Roger Harrabin
    Europeís leaders are about to consign the Earth to the risk of dangerous climate change, a UN expert says. Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the EUís plan to cut CO2 emissions 40% by 2030 is too weak. He says it will commit future governments to ďextraordinary and unprecedentedĒ emissions cuts. The Commission rejected the claim, saying the 40% target puts Europe on track for long-term climate goals. Prof Skea believes governments are setting targets by what appears to be politically achievable rather than what is necessary to transform the way we make...
  • Ron Klain and Solyndra: The administrationís point man on a solar fraud is now in charge of Ebola.

    10/20/2014 7:36:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/20/2014 | Andrew McCarthy
    Ron Klain is a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. Tapping him as ďEbola czarĒ may not be the presidentís best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says. And thatís not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Mr. Obamaís vow that his administration would shun lobbyists. Klain was also a central player in the presidentís Solyndra fraud, which soaked taxpayers for over half a billion dollars for the benefit of Obama cronies. In Faithless Execution, I recount the Solyndra fraud. It never got the attention...
  • Interview: Why This Tea Party Activist Is Fighting for Solar

    10/19/2014 6:48:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Green Tech ^ | September 11, 2014 | Midwest Energy News, Kari Lydersen
    Debbie Dooley is not a tree-hugger -- in fact she bills herself as a radical right-wing grandmother, and she is a founding member of the national Tea Party and a leader of the Atlanta Tea Party group. But Dooley is also an outspoken proponent of distributed solar generation and other forms of renewable distributed energy. She will be the featured speaker next week at the Wisconsin Solar Energy Industries Associationís Solar Social Speakers series -- as advocates in the state say solar is under attack by elected officials, regulators and major utilities. While in Wisconsin, Dooley will also visit a...
  • Britain needs political climate change to cut soaring energy bills

    10/18/2014 6:19:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 17, 2014 | By Charles Moore
    Targets for renewables are unattainable, futile Ė and will cost us trillions of pounds. Some time in this century, we reached a state of clever-silly unanimity over green policies, especially carbon emission controls and renewables targets. All parties (except five brave Tories voting against) voted for the second reading of the Climate Change Act in 2008. So, for some years, we humoured the climate-change lobby, and nodded our heads gravely when experts told us we must help save the planet. But most of us behaved like churchgoers listening to boring sermons. We accepted what we were told, on the unspoken...
  • Hagan Husband Pocketed Stimulus Savings

    10/15/2014 3:14:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10-15-14 | Michael Warren
    A company owned by the husband of Democratic senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina received taxpayer money for a green energy project through the federal stimulus of 2009, later revising down the project's estimated cost and keeping the difference. Don Carrington at the Carolina Journal, a publication of the conservative John Locke Foundation, has the scoop on how JDC Manufacturing, co-owned by Chip Hagan kept savings from a stimulus grant instead of returning the money to taxpayers: The companyís original application stated the total project would cost $438,627, and said JDC would contribute ďleveraged fundsĒ amounting to $187,983, or 43...
  • SolarCity loan deal could propel rooftop market

    10/14/2014 5:01:40 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Administration Propaganda ^ | 10-14-14 | Jonathan Fahey
    A new financing offering could make home solar cheaper and more attractive to homeowners, and keep the adoption of home solar growing. The offer, announced by SolarCity this week, is a loan that allows homeowners to install their own solar system on their roof for little or no money down, and pay less for electricity. Previous plans, while popular, turned off some because the solar company owned the system. "The value proposition is becoming clearer and less complicated for consumers," says Patrick Jobin, an analyst at Credit Suisse. "Solar is going mainstream." SolarCity's new loan deal and current similar deals...
  • Nazi Environmentalism: How Green Were the Nazis?

    10/11/2014 10:55:10 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 7 replies
    The Canada Free Press ^ | 10-11-2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The Green movement was the last segment of German Society to admit its complicity with National Socialism and the horrors of the holocaust. While countless historical books have decried the industrial nature of the holocaust, such works fail to explain the motive behind the greatest crime of the 20th century. The Nazi economy and its industry were merely the means by which the holocaust was implemented and paid for. ďNazi OaksĒ describes the anti-Semitic historical background of the early German green movement in the 1800ís that was later absorbed by National Socialism under the biological umbrella of Ďscientificí Social Darwinism....
  • New 'feminist' government with a Green tinge in Sweden

    10/10/2014 7:14:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    afp ^ | 03 Oct 2014
    Sweden's new Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Loefven unveiled what he called a "feminist" government including Green Party ministers for the first time in the Nordic country. ... Sweden is in a serious situation -- unemployment has become entrenched at high levels, school results have collapsed and the welfare system has major shortcomings ...
  • Lego to scrap Shell deal after Arctic protest [by Greenpeace]

    10/09/2014 9:15:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 9, 2014
    From Greenpeaceís ďSave the ArcticĒ page. COPENHAGEN ó Danish toy maker Lego said Thursday it wonít renew a deal allowing Shell to hand out Lego sets at its gas stations in some 30 countries, following a viral campaign protesting Arctic drilling. Environmental activists Greenpeace launched in July a video showing an Arctic landscape with a Shell drilling platform made of Lego bricks covered in oil. Lego CEO Joergen Vig Knudstorp said the protest ďmay have created misunderstandings among our stakeholders,Ē adding the company didnít want to be embroiled in the environmental campaign. The worldís largest toy maker ďshould never...
  • ĎDoing an IRSí? EPA canít find top officialís text messages

    10/09/2014 2:49:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The EPA is poised to ďdo an IRSĒ ó similar to what the tax agency had to do with dismissed top official Lois G. Lerner ó and officially notify the National Archives that it may have lost key electronic records, according to a think tank thatís suing to get text messages under an open-records request. Justice Department lawyers told a federal court on Tuesday that the alert will be coming soon, in a case thatís shaping up as a significant battle over whether government agencies are required to keep cellphone text messages as ďofficialĒ records. In this case, researcher Chris...
  • Climate change finds a place in faith

    09/28/2014 5:07:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun - Flagstaff ^ | September 26, 2014 | Enery Cowen
    Climate change captured the nationís attention over the past week as an estimated 400,000 people marched through the streets of New York City to raise a collective voice of alarm about the effects of a warming planet. Just days before the march, the issue got a spotlight in Flagstaff thanks to a visit from Katharine Hayhoe, an evangelical Christian and climate scientist who is becoming one of the rising stars in the climate change conversation. Her message about the harmony between faith and climate change earned her a spot on Time magazineís list of the 100 most influential people in...
  • 19th Annual Solar Tour October 4-5

    09/26/2014 11:17:19 AM PDT · by Prophet2520 · 6 replies
    You can visit solar homes near you.