This morning, I wrote about the vote by 18 (or 19) Democrats to help the Republicans give a special exemption from environmental protections just to the builders of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. This afternoon, I want to take note of an even larger group of Democrats who decided to turn their backs on the [...]
The disaster of the oil spill from a pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas began just two months ago. 19 members of the U.S. House of Representatives seem to have forgotten that the environmental catastrophe ever took place, though. Last night, they voted along with every Republican member of the House to approve a special exemption from [...]
Democrats first say they can’t pass comprehensive climate legislation, but then most of them also refuse to support smaller, targeted climate legislation. [...]
As a result of its climate cowardice, the U.S. Senate today was forced to choose which Americans would become the newest victims of climate change. The Senate chose to let Americans on food stamps go hungry. [...]
If think you have hyperactive kids, well, much of that hyperactivity is probably a natural part of their childhood. If their active behavior isn’t appropriate to the setting, you might think about changing the setting.
There are some cases of hyperactivity among children, however, that are far outside the norm. There are children who consistently [...]
Barack Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry is now attending an international Arctic Ministerial Summit on climate issues in Sweden. While there, he plans to do… not very much. Obama’s Arctic policy is to marginalize environmental issues, opening up Arctic waters to oil drilling and authorizing hunts against wolves from airplanes.
The Green Party this [...]
Coca-Cola thought it could hold a public promotion event shortly after working to destroy a recycling law in Australia. Not so fast. Protesters this week dressed as penguins hopped up on a stage during the Coca-Cola event, and held up a sign reading Coca-Cola is Out of Order. Across Australia, people have been sticking signs [...]
In reality, after his big speeches were done, Obama has been more listless than tireless in addressing the problem of climate change. [...]
This week, for the first time in human history, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has gone above 400 parts per million. Carbon dioxide acts to trap energy from solar radiation in our planet’s atmosphere. Increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide have thus been resulting in higher atmospheric temperatures all over the Earth.
Yesterday, U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer proposed a moderate, reasonable bill to help small to medium-sized farms that are dealing with consequences of climate change. H.R. 1890, the Balancing Food, Farm and Environment Act, which would, in Blumenauer’s words, “assist farmers to better adapt to climate change impact and to continue to support their stewardship efforts [...]
The Institute of Research for Development has conducted a study that documents the impact of overfishing in the growth of jellyfish swarms. As predator fish that typically keep the number of jellyfish in check have been stripped out of the oceans by humans hungry for sushi, the world’s jelly populations have been free to reproduce in ever larger numbers. [...]