Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 1:39am
After Obama’s SOTU message on February 12, 2013, Jill Stein, Green Party 2012 presidential candidate, addressed a national video audience with "Our Green State of the Union" assessment -- what Jill Stein herself called the “REAL state of our nation.”
We need a real discussion of where we are, so we can set our priorities right and secure the future for our imperiled families, communities, country and planet. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Cujo359 on Sun, 01/27/2013 - 6:00am
While trying to photograph a passing airplane Friday, my camera caught this instead:
Image credit: Cujo359
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Submitted by twig on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 9:03pm
Could there be a repeat of the 1930s Dust Bowl today? Yes, says Scientific American, citing the heat wave of the past few summers, plus lack of rain and near-empty aquifers in the Great Plains. From the article: Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 8:15pm
The Union of Concerned Scientists is offering a free webinar on various aspects of Hurricane Sandy. The webinar takes place on November 27 at 7 pm Eastern Standard Time. You need to register at the UCS website beforehand. Here are the details:
After the largest Atlantic hurricane on record affected U.S. states from southern Florida to northern Maine and as far west as Wisconsin, analysts from the Union of Concerned Scientists wrote a series of blog posts on topics from the relationship between the storm and climate change, to the economic costs and health impacts, to how we can prepare ourselves and our infrastructure to be more resilient.
The webinar will be moderated by UCS climate scientist Brenda Ekwurzel and will feature: Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 9:18pm
Last night superstorm Sandy’s ferocious winds found Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein at Boston City Hall plaza making remarks at a 350.org vigil during a campaign stop in her own state. How relevant was that! 350.org an organization dedicated to find global climate solutions. Today Dr. Stein is scheduled to go to Texas to support the Keystone XL pipeline Tars Sands Blockade. Another pro-environment activist movement. Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 7:30am
Happy Friday! We've been hoping that Friday's Plantidote would become Petidote. But this seems like a good spot for weekly garden and plant link round up. Grab your reading glasses, today's plate is overflowing .... Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 7:30am
A couple days ago, Correntian ydrasl sent me a story about the USDA's new plant hardiness zone map, in which my former Zone 10 has become Zone 9B. First of all, 9B sounds more like a shoe size than a garden zone, so that's not good. Second, if this is all the PTB intend to do about climate weirdness, we are well and truly ..... But wait -- I'm not done! Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Tue, 09/27/2011 - 4:07pm
Submitted by twig on Sun, 03/06/2011 - 11:07pm
Graduate student and climate activist Tim DeChristopher threw a monkey wrench (figuratively speaking) into a Bush administration scam when he bid on parcels of government-owned land being hastily auctioned off for drilling. As it turns out, the auction itself was determined to be illegal, so DeChristopher's bidding really had no impact on anyone. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Octopus on Mon, 08/02/2010 - 11:37pm
The enemy of realism is hubris.
Submitted by Mytwords on Thu, 12/24/2009 - 11:42pm
[cross-posted at NPR Check]
According to Rene Montagne on Christmas Eve morning, "One thing that is clear is that the U.S. and China are no longer observers in the international climate debate, but leaders." How's that for objective reporting? Read below the fold...
Submitted by Mytwords on Sat, 12/19/2009 - 8:12pm
Submitted by Davidson on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 4:05pm
American families have long felt squeezed, if not choked, by housing expenses (emphasis mine):
Specifically, between 1996 and 2006, all the major categories of homeowner expenses increased faster than incomes. Mortgage payments increased 46 percent, utilities 43 percent, property taxes 66 percent, and property insurance 83 percent. By contrast, homeowner incomes increased by 36.3 percent. Rental costs also increased faster than incomes. Rents increased by 51 percent between 1996 and 2006, while renter incomes increased only 31.4 percent over the same period. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Mon, 08/04/2008 - 2:39pm
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 07/15/2008 - 6:47pm
Via Marc Ambinder, Gore will lay out "an unprecedented challenge" on energy and climate change and will set a national goal for a "clean energy future."
Who: Former Vice President Al Gore
What: A discussion on the future of America's energy needs
Where: D.A.R. Constitution Hall 1776 D St., NW, Washington, DC
When: Thursday, July 17 at 12:00 p.m. EDT Read below the fold...