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Category Archive for 'Environmental'

Can’t be cutting into their oil bidness, you know! Homeowners and businesses that wish to generate their own cheap, renewable energy now have a force of conservative political might to contend with, and the Koch brothers are leading the charge. The L.A. Times, to its credit, found the positive spin to put on this: Little […]

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Perfect storm coming?

Allergy sufferers, beware: Kate Weinberger, a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Health Sciences at Mailman School of Public Health in Columbia University studying the effects of climate change on pollen, said studies have shown that wet and warmer winters have resulted in earlier and longer allergy seasons and that the past few stormy months may be […]

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Ho hum

The highest levels in 800K years? Hmm. Maybe someone should pay attention, or something: The concentration of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas that drives climate change, hit 402 parts per million this week — the highest level recorded in at least 800,000 years. The recordings came from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s Mauna Loa Observatory in […]

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Charlie Pierce: There’s a lot of very weird stuff going on in the newly insane state of North Carolina. The state has a problem with coal ash, and with its groundwater, and with the reluctance of Duke Energy to clean up, among other things, the 39,000 fking pounds of the gunk that it spilled into the […]

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I don’t think we have any safe places anymore: SAN FRANCISCO — Tornadoes touched down during storms in Northern California, including one twister near Sacramento that damaged a dozen homes and left a path of debris about 300 yards long. Twelve houses suffered roof damage and six reported fence damage when a tornado hit near […]

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And this is the climate group known for being cautious and conservative! I suppose the PTB would rather use militarized police to stop hunger riots than to prevent hunger in the first place? Via ThinkProgress: The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued its second of four planned reports examining the state of […]

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From Common Dreams: Speaking after a meeting with European leaders at the [European Union]-US summit in Brussels on Wednesday, President Barack Obama suggested that the U.S. is open to exporting fracked shale gas, once promised as the source of American “energy independence,” to the EU and urged the EU to open up its own fracking […]

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Maybe if we could get the money out of politics, we might actually have FEMA policies that make sense: GULF SHORES, Ala. — As homeowners around the nation protest skyrocketing premiums for federal flood insurance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has quietly moved the lines on its flood maps to benefit hundreds of oceanfront condo […]

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So apparently it’s killing off a lot of the fish. Bookmark It

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Dust Bowl days

Everything’s just fine! A wall of dust as tall as 1,000 feet and 200 miles wide that roared across parts of West Texas and New Mexico is yet another sign of how rain-starved the region is. National Weather Service meteorologist Charles Aldrich in Lubbock said Wednesday that the dust that lifted into the air on […]

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