With the majority of the GOP caucus in denial about climate change, there was talk during the campaign about abolishing the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. But it now looks like they’ll use it instead – as a platform to smear the EPA, the Obama admistration, and climate scientists. Representative Jim […]
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It’s a great headline. But it’s not related to BP’s Gulf Oil disaster – nobody involved in the biggest single pollution incident in US history has even come close to being arrested, never mind going to jail. Nope, this headline is from Hungary, where a factory’s storage facility failed last week, sending a wave of […]
The American Life League has a new campaign launching this weekend to try to convince women not to use the birth control pill. For “Protest the Pill Day 2010″ on Saturday, June 5, they’re pushing the theory that the pill is bad for women and other living things.
Unless you spent last week celebrating Apollo 11’s fortieth anniversary cut off from the world in your backyard model of the lunar module, you are no doubt familiar with the story of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s arrest two weeks ago, the “race in America” sturm and drang that surrounded the story last week, and the headline-grabbing role President Obama stumbled into at the end of his prime time presser.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report on the potential impacts of climate change on regional U.S. air quality. The report concludes that CO2 and other greenhouse gases are a threat to human health.
EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson is expected to sign a memo terminating the National Environmental Performance Track program, a voluntary “beyond compliance” partnership designed to enhance environmental policy effectiveness.
ZapRoot gives two nods to Red, Green, and Blue this week with their usual brand of critical eco-snark.
The conservative blogosphere, led by up and coming right wing-nut Michelle Malkin have been frantically pushing to label the stimulus package the “Generational Theft Bill,” and impressionable republican’s on the hill are echoing this ill-conceived branding quip. Generational Theft? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!
Back in September, rumors began circulating that the famous actor Val Kilmer was considering a run for governor of New Mexico in 2010. He’s now confirmed the rumors.
Obama Hits the Ground Running: Businesses, Organizations, Activists Deliver Suggestions for Immediate Climate Change Action
In his first full day in office, President Barack Obama was delivered a letter from 97 businesses, organizations and activists outlining recommended first steps for coming to grips with climate change.
Sipson residents are not that down-hearted. They’ve been threatened with Runway 3 before, in 1952, but that time the government ran out of money …
Though President Obama did not utter the word “environment” per se, he spoke both directly and indirectly about the major energy and environmental issues of today; more so than any of his predecessors.
Although Amtrak may be a greener choice for travel, some questions still remain about the company’s overall environmental policies. Trains are not money-makers and Amtrak is no exception. From the sounds of it, they are cutting some of their greener practices to shave a little off their expenses, but at what cost to the environment?
Bowing to pressure from environmental groups, the German science ministry has suspended a planned ocean fertilization experiment in the Southern Ocean and asked the researchers to commission an independent analysis of the project’s environmental impact before dumping anything in the ocean.
Environmental advocacy group, EcoSector, has proposed the establishment of a United States Department of Ecosystems that, according to organizers, would represent a huge increase in America’s commitment to the environment and the green economy.