Category Archives: General News

Stimulus Bill: Where the money goes

Here is a nice graphic (PDF) summarizing the stimulus money programs.  H/T Environmental Economics who writes on the climate change aspects of the bill: I’m sure that the green energy subsidies will substitute, at least for a time, for policy …

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Other Global Warming Tid-bits

Some other global warming articles that may be of interest: The Toronto Globe and Mail has an article discussing how our lifestyles and specifically urban sprawl need to be addressed with regard to global warming. Its from a decidedly Canandian …

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Global Warming and the Earth’s climate zones

A new study being released in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is causing a stir; it shows how Global Warming may alter the Earth’s climate zones, creating novel climate regions, while complete eliminating others.  A number of articles …

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Movement in the Antarctica and Greenland Glaciers

Apparently scientists are at a loss to explain some of the unusual movements they’ve been observing in the Antarctica and Greenland Glaciers. While many point to these phenomena as indications of global warming, “it remains unclear what is causing the …

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Great Backyard Bird Count

The 10th annual Great Backyard Bird begins Friday and continues February 16-19. Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology are challenging people everywhere to “Count for the Record”. You can take as little as 15 minutes and counts can be …

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U.S. Wind Energy Industry on Track For Record Breaking Year

No surprise here, but there’s positive First Quarter indications for Wind Energy industry. This is from a May 3rd American Wind Energy Association Press Release: The U.S. wind energy industry is on track to installing a record-breaking 3,000 megawatts (MW) …

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Brook trout on decline in eastern USA, study finds

From USA Today:A three-year study of brook trout populations concludes that the popular sport fish has disappeared or markedly declined in nearly half of the eastern U.S. areas where it once thrived… “Brook trout are the canary in the coal …

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More Global Warming Evidence.

Do we need anymore evidence? This is straight from a study commissioned by the Bush administration (who are apparently still “skeptical”). From the today’s Daily Grist: U.S. government study finds human-caused climate change real; Bushies unconvinced A scientific study commissioned …

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Global warming behind 2005 hurricanes

The real question is what does the 2006 (and beyond) hurricane season have in store… The record Atlantic hurricane season last year can be attributed to global warming, several top experts, including a leading U.S. government storm researcher, said on …

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“Megasuburb” planned in Utah

We have the suburb, then there was talk about the exurb. Now we have the “Megasuburb”. It’s a development plan that will take more than 50 years from start to finish. A string of “walkable” communities, expected eventually to house …

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