Americans are Stupid When it Comes to Global Warming

Published on April 23rd, 2008 | by

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In honor, or dishonor, of Earth Day, a Gallup poll is conducted each year about Americans’ opinions on environmental issues. For 19 years, Americans have been asked to rate their personal environmental concerns and what level of action is required to solve these problems. Despite Al Gore and all of his efforts, public opinion has […]

Does Earth Day Matter?

Published on April 22nd, 2008 | by

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Being an environmentalist on Earth Day is kind of like being Irish on St. Patrick’s Day (since I am both, I feel I can speak with some authority). I look at my environmentalism much as I do my national heritage – foundational elements of who I am. So, on Earth Day, I am happy to […]

Odd Couples for Climate Change

Published on April 18th, 2008 | by

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I came across some interesting bipartisan ads today. One featuring Newt Gingrich with Nancy Pelosi and the other featuring Al Sharpton with Pat Robertson. In the ads each of these “odd couples” sat together on a couch and presented a united front urging the public to embrace efforts for climate change. I loved it! Then […]

Tangled Up In Green: Faster, Higher, Stronger, Greener

Published on April 17th, 2008 | by

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There has been talk recently of boycotting the 2008 Beijing Olympics for any number of valid reasons. Whether it is for the freedom of Tibet, the atrocities in Darfur, or China’s environmental policies. However, what would be achieved by boycotting the Olympics? Is China going to step back and say, “Whoa… the United States is […]

The War on Global Warming

Published on April 16th, 2008 | by

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The US government likes to declare war on issues in which there are no clear enemies, while physically fighting undeclared wars against foreign people. President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. President Richard Nixon declared war on cancer and recreational drugs. Will George W. Bush declare war on climate change? Tim Hurst wrote, “I would […]

Bush Administration Just Says ‘No’ to Science

Published on April 14th, 2008 | by

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Over the last 7 years, the current administration has meddled with the affairs of the Environmental Protection Agency to such a degree, that the badgering and tampering is having a detrimental effect on the morale of agency staffers. And the latest news that EPA officials have ceased their efforts to follow a Supreme Court order […]

Billions of Barrels Under the Bakken Shale

Published on April 12th, 2008 | by

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A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey shows billions of barrels of retrievable oil beneath the Bakken Shale Formation which covers a large area from the Canadian border, down into North Dakota and Montana. A Reuters UK report states: The Bakken Shale, comprised of thin layers of rock about two miles down, holds about […]

5 Ways to Green Your Taxes

Published on April 9th, 2008 | by

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It’s income tax time again. Just like other special occasions, one would expect the green blogosphere to erupt in lists of eco-advice (see Five Super-Simple Steps to Green Trick-or-Treating or The 12 Green Days of Christmas). Since I can only think of one method to green up tax time (e-file), I will share my thoughts […]

Breaking: Conservation Act Passes House

Published on April 9th, 2008 | by

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Bill picks up strong bipartisan support [UPDATE: The Senate version of the Conservation Act passed overwhelmingly today, by a vote of 91-4]. The House of Representatives has voted to pass H.R. 2016, the National Landscape Conservation Act, by a tally of 278-140. The bill will give legal recognition to the National Landscape Conservation System, a […]

Bipartisan Environmental Policy…Really.

Published on April 9th, 2008 | by

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[Update: H.R. 1016 has passed the House by a vote of 278-140. There is a similar version awaiting action in the Senate] The House is scheduled today to vote on H.R. 2016, the National Landscape Conservation Act. And a broad bipartisan coalition ranging from such groups as the Wilderness Society to Republicans for Environmental Protection, […]