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Chicago Boyz » Blog Archive » The Myth of “Natural” Resources

[Chicago Boyz] For one thing, it reminds us that Reagan was right and the leftists wrong when he said that pollution comes mainly from trees. (Back in the ’80s, the EPA passed sweeping restrictions on isoprene and other compounds because of their role in generating smog.

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OIA plan: Use state to condemn and liberate Federal land - Natural ...

[Natural Resource Report] On April 15, we accepted Governor Herbert’s challenge.  In the upcoming session of the Oregon legislature, Oregonians In Action will work with the Oregon legislature to pass similar legislation in Oregon. This legislation would provide the biggest economic boost for rural Oregon communities in decades.   Faced with skyrocketing unemployment rates, the loss of natural resource industries, and a huge budget deficit, Utah leaders are taking every step possible to revitalize their economy and create family wage jobs for Utah residents.  House Bill 143 is a prime example of Utah’s strategy.

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April 30, 2010

Chicago Boyz » Blog Archive » The Myth of “Natural” Resources

[Chicago Boyz] For one thing, it reminds us that Reagan was right and the leftists wrong when he said that pollution comes mainly from trees. (Back in the ’80s, the EPA passed sweeping restrictions on isoprene and other compounds because of their role in generating smog.

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OIA plan: Use state to condemn and liberate Federal land - Natural ...

[Natural Resource Report] On April 15, we accepted Governor Herbert’s challenge.  In the upcoming session of the Oregon legislature, Oregonians In Action will work with the Oregon legislature to pass similar legislation in Oregon. This legislation would provide the biggest economic boost for rural Oregon communities in decades.   Faced with skyrocketing unemployment rates, the loss of natural resource industries, and a huge budget deficit, Utah leaders are taking every step possible to revitalize their economy and create family wage jobs for Utah residents.  House Bill 143 is a prime example of Utah’s strategy.

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April 29, 2010

The Wisetail Learning Ecosystem and the Evolution of E-learning ...

[Learning Ecosystems] Justin Bigart, Founder + President Wisetail / The social side of e-learning www.wisetail.com / www.learningecosystems.com. From DSC: While listening to Justin, several things that he said jumped out at .

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How much are the ecosystems of New Jersey worth to society ...

[Conservation Maven: News Feed] However, conducting full statewide assessment in New Jersey would be very expensive and complicated, and the authors believe their approach helps us get a handle on a potential range of values.

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April 28, 2010

Climate Change Science: Data Collection on Global Warming ...

[Sustainablog] Looking for a quick overview of data on climate change science? Here's a collection of graphs illustrating global warming effects.

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Carbon-Based: Climate change indicators in the United States

[Carbon-Based] US Environmental Protection Agency: Collecting and interpreting environmental indicators play a critical role in our understanding of climate change and its causes. An indicator represents the state of certain environmental conditions .

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April 27, 2010

Pajamas Media » More Global Warming Profiteering by Obama Energy ...

[Pajamas Media] is a hoax than believe it is real. The less conflict of interest the better when it comes to determining what measures our government will take to “cure”

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HuffPo: 'Global Warming Causes Volcanoes' | RedState

[RedState] Huffington Post blogger DK Matai's bio claims him to be an engineer turned entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist with a keen interest in the well being of.

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April 26, 2010

Five myths about green energy | Peak Oil News and Message Boards

[Peak Oil News and Message Boards] Peak Oil News and Message Boards is a community and collaboration portal about energy-related topics.

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US military warns oil output may dip causing massive shortages by ...

[Peak Oil News and Message Boards] In a recent interview with French newspaper, Le Monde, Glen Sweetnam, main oil adviser to the Obama administration, admitted that “a chance exists that we may experience a decline” of world liquid fuels production between 2011 and 2015 if the investment was not forthcoming.

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April 24, 2010

Computer Giants IBM, H-P Battle For The Eco High Ground ...

[TechPulse 360] He says the public disclosure requirement in the IBM policy may have a lasting impact on doing business with corporate America. “The more public nature of IBM’s initiative may be more ‘sustainably’

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Stewart + Brown Answer Your Eco Questions! | ecofabulous

[ecofabulous] If you are speaking of clothes and body cover in general then I’d have to say something fabricated from naturally felled plants and woven together with like-minded fiber so that when it is beyond its lifespan it will naturally decompose… see Robinson Caruso.

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April 23, 2010

Reuters fraudulently ties 'climate change' to deadly fungus study ...

[Liberty Pundits dot net] WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) – A potentially deadly strain of fungus is spreading among animals and people in the northwestern United States and the Canadian province of British Columbia, researchers reported on Thursday.

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The moment to tackle climate change - Sen. John F. Kerry ...

[POLITICO Top Stories] Even though the science behind it is flawed, Co2 is proven not to be the most efficient global warmer and the earth is always going to shift in climate anyway. Lets not let our last chance at grabbing more control and creating another goverment entity that needs to be monitored and sheltered and paid for by the consumer go to waste.

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April 22, 2010

Eco-Chic Entertaining for Earth Day

[The Fashionable Bambino] While Cocodot is subscription based ($19 for one party, $99 for an entire year’s worth of invites and greetings), we invite you and your readers to create a COMPLIMENTARY Cocodot invitation in honor of Earth Day by entering cocoEarth2010 at checkout, now through May 15th for a free party invite, which can be created, personalized (even with your own photos!) and delivered to an unlimited amount of guests within minutes.

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SHELL Eco-Marathon Asia 2010: Go Team Philippines! | Daily Contributor

[Daily Contributor] is lead by tim Mervin Pasoquen Orille (Team Leader), together with Rizfer John Azares Cruz, Richard Ching Lao, Ricardo Martin Camara, Audric Colbert Lao, Keith Russel Pilares See, Marion Andrew San Pedro, Edwin John Perey, Jarome Lopez, Kristoffer Lara, Renz Austin Cruz, Jan Carlo Belen, Carlos Colmenares, Lorenzo Anton Bautista, Waldo Froy Rodriguez, Richard Go and Candice Marjory Sy.

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April 21, 2010

Tim Burns Can Catch Fire in This Environment - Jim Geraghty

[The Campaign Spot on National Review Online] Buoyed by an electorate that is exceptionally sour on national Democrats, Republican Tim Burns has a 44-41 lead over Democrat Mark Critz in the special election to replace John Murtha in the House .Tipping the balance in a race where each candidate is pretty well liked may be the way voters in the district feel about a number of key Democrats — Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Arlen Specter, and Ed Rendell are all exceptionally unpopular.

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2010 TRB Environment and Energy Research Conference - June 6-9 ...

[Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) Blog] This conference brings together more than a dozen TRB Energy and Environmental committees meeting jointly with the AASHTO Standing Committee on the Environment and serves as a platform to develop better transportation solutions through the integration of diverse environmental (human and natural) and transportation perspectives.

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April 20, 2010

A global warming myth turned to ashes « Don Surber

[Don Surber] which includes insights into Icelandic volcanoes and Scottish weather: “After another cold winter in 1689 to 1690 we enter the 1690s, associated by many with the lowest air temperatures throughout the period 1350-1700. Across northern Europe it was once again a time of dislocated society, population decline and abandonment of farmland.

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Iceland Volcano Vs. Alternative Energy and Global Warming (FSLR ...

[24/7 Wall St.] For starters, if you read as much over the weekend as I did about volcanic activity and the impact on the earth’s climate, you will know that there may only be more questions than there are answers when you look beyond the immediate impact.  The immediate result is lower temperatures, but longer-term is where the questions come into play as this increases CO2 at relative and comparable rates which differ from source to source.  The immediate impact is a cooling, and there are already many reports showing scientists saying that this volcano is not enough to slow global warming.

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Posted at 02:35 PM

April 19, 2010

Greenpeace - Making Waves: April 19: In the news from Germany to ...

[Greenpeace - Making Waves] Also in Germany, Die Welt has pointed out how Greenpeace has added a whole new dimension to the social media site Twitter with its Twitter wall in front of Nestle's German headquarters. A huge screen in front of the Frankfurt office .

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Charlotte Leslie - Greenpeace hustings in Horfield

[Charlotte Leslie] The four main candidates contesting the Bristol North West parliamentary seat took part in a hustings on Friday organised by Greenpeace. It was held at the Quaker Meeting Room on the Gloucester Road in Horfield and was hosted by Professor Chris Wilmore from the law department at the University of Bristol.

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April 17, 2010

Ruscombe Green: Peak Oil: more evidence of the need to act

[Ruscombe Green] Another interesting story was that it took a 22 year old student to uncover fraud around peak oil. The Ecologist covered the story here - they note how Lionel Badal was working on his undergraduate dissertation when he suddenly found .

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Posted at 03:07 PM

Peak Oil News - Peak Oil: the end to globalization?

[Peak Oil News] The thesis he and others expound is quite straightforward and is based on the simple laws of supply and demand. In short, the rising demand for oil from the many emerging economies cannot be met from the existing known reserves nor is there any likelihood of major new discoveries to meet the shortfall.

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April 16, 2010

poppytalk: Eco DIY Wedding Ideas

[poppytalk] A reader wrote in a while back asking if I knew of some good links to eco-friendly d.i.y. ideas for an early summer wedding.

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Posted at 03:05 PM

Ford's MyFord Touch adds eco-friendly GPS routing | Electronista

[Electronista | Gadgets for Geeks] A new Eco-Routes feature (video below) gives drivers an extra option for GPS navigation that picks the most fuel-efficient path: it will avoid highways but still try to use major roads where the car can keep a consistent speed and save .

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April 15, 2010

Desperate Housewives cast deny ?hostile environment ...

[ta tvnz entertainment headlines auto group] Lead actresses Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman andEva Longoria Parker have spoken out amid allegations made by formerco-star Nicollette Sheridan - who is suing creator Marc Cherry for$20 million after claiming he slapped her and she was axed from thedrama series after complaining - insisting they have "no first-handknowledge" of the September 2008 incident.

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Capito Blasts EPA for Focus on the Environment « The Washington ...

[The Washington Independent] Even as the White House is on the hot seat over claims that it's been too lax on mining safety, one coal-country lawmaker has already shifted focus, ripping into federal regulators for being too strict on environmental protection.

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April 14, 2010

Urban Dieter: Environmentalism v. our disposable culture

[Urban Dieter] Our disposable culture is all around us so when someone like myself wants to live more responsibly, I'm constantly tempted to run into a store or go online and in just a few seconds, I've got my quick fix. But what toll do all these indulgences take on our environment?

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seeking uncertainty: environmentalism

[seeking uncertainty] Beyond my "beliefs," I also study religion academically, so (unlike so many Christians who rely on a "the good book says" mentality) I actually know what I'm talking about.

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April 13, 2010

Greenpeace - Making Waves: GE-free tour extends to Germany and Sweden

[Greenpeace - Making Waves] As the GE Free Bus is on its way to Spain, other Greenpeace volunteers become active in other places. In Germany, Greenpeace activists locked the warehouse in Bütow, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, in which the controversial GE potato .

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Greenpeace - Making Waves: Volunteers: the soul of Greenpeace

[Greenpeace - Making Waves] One of the best things about my job at Greenpeace International is getting to work on communications with our new International Executive Kumi Naidoo. Kumi is a natural leader who is happy to give advice - but also to take it thereby giving all of us a real sense of belonging to something big and important.

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April 12, 2010

Greenpeace Protest Camp Destroyed in Suspicious Fire - The Jakarta ...

[Jakarta Globe RSS: Home] Demonstrators have specifically targeted Asia Pulp and Paper, a Sinar Mas subsidiary that Greenpeace has accused of being responsible for clearing away an immense amount of forest land over the last three decades, and Singapore-based Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL), the world’s largest pulp and paper producer, which has been granted a huge concession covering most of Kampar’s 400,000 hectares.

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April 10, 2010

Eco-Friendly Energy Secrets | My Efficient Planet

[My Efficient Planet] We need to help out planet and become more eco-friendly. Recycling, turning off lights, walking instead of driving, all these little things that take little effort help our planet extremely.

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Avatar's Eco-Friendly DVD Release on Earth Day | Trends at move.com

[Trends at move.com] And even though Cameron says that he is “not trying to sell DVDs on the back of the hardship of [the] planet” as much as he is hoping that the DVD release will continue a conversation around film, and around the needs and issues of the environment, it seems Fox will try to get as much green as they can out of the DVD and Blu-Ray releases of Avatar. The Earth Day release of the film will be in 2-D and will not have any special features such as deleted scenes, trailers and behind-the-scenes footage.

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April 09, 2010

Mental models and climate change | Resilience Science

[Resilience Science] On Ecotrust's People and Place, Howard Silverman articulates how climate change demonstrates how the earth has become a social-ecological systems, in which facts and values are entangled, and the future is full of various flavours of .

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Joanna Lumley speaks out on climate change scientists' errors ...

[News] Obligatory plug time: British fans of Lumley can see more of her on Monday night – she’s got a new series on ITV1 called Joanna Lumley’s Nile.

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April 08, 2010

Graham's Climate Change Courage | FrumForum

[FrumForum] It is ludicrous to think that Senator Graham decided to work on tripartisan (Senator Joe Lieberman came on later) legislation with a mind of simply capitulating to his colleagues on every point. By all accounts, Senators Graham, Kerry, and Lieberman are working at a feverish pace to unveil a bill within the next couple months, and I for one am glad there is someone in the room to articulate conservative principles.

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How to Survive Climate Change

[Green Living] it will solve economic problems +  enable us to cope / deal with Climate Change / Global Warming… it is a solution that could potentially save mankind from (widely predicted) impending doom / the doomsday scenario.

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Posted at 03:05 PM

April 07, 2010

Wall Street Journal: 'What's the Next 'Global Warming'? Herewith I ...

[Climate Depot] 2010: Time for next eco-scare already?! As Global Warming Movement Collapses, Activists Already 'Test-Marketing' the Next Eco-Fear!

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Posted at 02:46 PM

Global Warming and “The Early Spring” Part II « Watts Up With That?

[Watts Up With That?] The opinion piece that Tom W linked to, claiming that it was the coup de grace for CAGW scepticism, was, in fact, so pathetically (even laughably) weak that I became instantly suspicious that he must actually have come here to satirize the CAGW side of the argument. And I still can’t decide if that is really the case or if rather he is just another sophist troll who cares nothing for truth but only for massaging his own bloated ego in public.

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April 06, 2010

Environmentalism That Feels Good, But Doesn't Really Accomplish ...

[Louisville Juice] Even if the amount of cork in the waste stream were huge, the lack of recycling would have no negative effect on carbon emissions. The carbon cycle diagram for this particular environmental transaction would consist of digging carbon up from under the ground in the form of coal or oil, releasing it into the atmosphere by burning it for energy, capturing the same carbon in the bark of trees, using the bark to plug wine bottles, and then burying the plugs —

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alphapatriot.com , Archive » Energy Concerns Trump Environmentalism

[alphapatriot.com] Posted April 6th, 2010 by AlphaPatriot and filed in Energy, Environment · Add a Comment. According to a Gallup poll, Americans prioritize energy over the environment for the first time “in this .

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April 05, 2010

The purple scorpion: What global warming is that?

[The purple scorpion] So filtering out these inhomogeneities is critical to establishing the residual amount of any global warming. The IPCC said that “urban heat island [UHI] effects are real but local, and have a negligible influence (less than 0.006°C per decade over land and zero over the oceans) on these values.”

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Posted at 12:37 PM

Global Warming - Climate Change Distortions

[Green Daze] Many believe there is a small amount of anthropogenic warming but not enough to enact life altering regulations. The United States economy is in a recession with unemployment over 10% yet Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised the moon to developing countries.

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April 03, 2010

Kathleen Rogers: Women and the environment | Augusta Free Press

[Augusta Free Press] When climate change affects their crops, domestic burdens are increased, which includes additional work to fetch water or collect fuel and fodder. As these domestic burdens increase, some young girls walk as much as 20 miles a day and because of time and fatigue, are unable to attend school.

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Zero Emission Cars can help the Environment: Greener Automobiles ...

[Suite101: Car Care/Ownership Articles] For this moment it does not seem that car manufacturers are really pursuing the innovations of zero emission cars. At the Chicago Car Show in January 2010 was Tesla the only production model available as being a zero emission car, all other models shown were previews or concept cars, and it can take many years before these hit our roads.

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April 02, 2010

Global Warming Ruling: A Monument to Bad Science and Judicial Activism

[Maryland Attorney C. Paul Smith] Environmental Protection Agency, 549 U.S. ___ (2007).  But the significance of this case requires that it be exposed and discussed.  The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in this case that the EPA “abdicated its responsibility under the Clean Air Act to regulate the emissions of four greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide.”  In this case the Supreme Court sided with speculation over scientific evidence, as it endorsed the man-made global warming fanatics, whose purposes attack America’s economic strength based upon unsupported speculation.

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Global Warming, Underestimated | The Cornell Daily Sun

[Stories from The Sun] In the essay, “A Very Convenient Truth,” published in Oceanography this past March, Greene addresses this issue, and claims that the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change underestimates the threat of global warming and its probable effects the world. Using the melting of the Arctic as an example, Greene demonstrates the IPCC’s inaccurate predictions.

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