s skippy the bush kangaroo: environmental news sunday

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

environmental news sunday

coal's time bomb. every year, south carolina's power plants burn enough coal to fill 10 large football stadiums, leaving behind a stadium-size pile of toxic ash.- charleston post and courier

reports of toxic spills spiking. rural counties struggle to respond to calls, and cleanup often is left to the polluters. denver post

protecting the planet. ss the seemingly endless presidential campaign season winds down, attention has focused on bread-and-butter issues: the economy, jobs, taxes, health care. no one is uttering a word about clean air, water, land conservation, global warming, endangered species. gainesville times

europe's secret plan to boost gm crop production. gordon brown and other european leaders are secretly preparing an unprecedented campaign to spread gm crops and foods in britain and throughout the continent, confidential documents reveal. - london independent

palin pipeline terms curbed bids. gov. sarah palin's signature accomplishment - a contract to build a 1,715-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from alaska to the lower 48 - emerged from a flawed bidding process that narrowed the field to a company with ties to her administration, an associated press investigation shows. - ap

sioux honey, researchers probe bee colony collapse. billions of honey bees nationwide have checked out of their hives, never to be seen again. - sioux city journal,

where have the orcas gone? the disappearance of seven orcas from b.c. coastal waters is being blamed on a "double whammy" of low chinook salmon numbers and toxins being dumped in the ocean. - vancouver province,

scottish dolphins becoming endangered species. dolphins are in danger of disappearing from the Scottish coast as temperature rises and food shortages drive them away. - edinburgh scotsman

saving the working class with green-collar jobs. van jones, a charismatic 40-year-old yale law school grad who has emerged as a major green star over the past year, argues that environmentalism won't just be about the environment anymore. - time magazine

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 11:24 PM |


I think that fella Van Jones is the real deal. He's got a clear vision of a realizable change. Unfortunately, since it would benefit a lot of "undeserving" poor people, it will not be accomplished.

Murkins don't seem to mind when their income is redistributed UP, but they seem ready to go to war to prevent it from being redistributed DOWN...

If you're impressed with Jones, you should check out the work of the Rocky Mountain Institute and it's founders, Hunter and Amory Lovins
Hmm, sounds like Mission Accomplished, I fear...
commented by Blogger Batocchio, 12:01 PM PDT  

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