Native Lands. In 1979 the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana became the first in the nation to set aside tribal land—92,000 acres of the Flathead Reservation's mountains and meadows—as wilderness. Since then, the Nez Perce have acquired 16,286 acres of ancestral lands in northeast Oregon that they will manage solely to benefit fish and wildlife. Back to the Moon! Mushrooms! Not just for hallucinations. Is it time for scientists to come out of the closet. June 20, 2010 §
Coolest new Free toy from NASA. Can you help save the world sitting on you ass. July 17, 2010 §
Crisis in the Gulf of Mexico. July 27, 2010 § Just because BP has capped the well does NOT mean the crisis is over.
It is just beginning. When will people understand. July 28, 2010 § The truth is so simple and yet so complex we are all connected.
PJZen's The Big Picture. Humble Oil (now Exxon) Predicts the Future in 196. In 1962 Humble Oil, (now Exxon) ran this ad in Life Magazine: The ad reads: "This giant glacier has remained unmelted for centuries.
Yet, the petroleum energy Humble supplies – if converted into heat – could melt it at the rate of 80 tons each second! To meet the nation’s growing needs for energy, Humble has supplied science to nature’s resources to become America’s Leading Energy Company. Working wonders with oil through research, Humble provides energy in many forms – to help heat our homes, power our transportation, and to furnish industry with a great variety of versatile chemicals. Earth Day. Smithsonian Institution. Volcanic hazards could become fiercer and more frequent - physic. The erupting Icelandic volcano that wrought havoc on European air traffic may have calmed for now, but geologists are warning that volcanic hazards such as this could become more commonplace due to climate change.
They believe there is evidence that melting ice is placing an increasing strain on volcanic regions across the globe, which could trigger a range of different geological hazards. Take Action - Offshore Oil Drilling. Services The Salsa Client Services team handles all new client set-ups as well as custom projects such as data clean-up, large-scale content and campaign migration, webpage customization and custom reporting.
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September 19, 2012, 01:10:40 pm by Neil Views: 1651 | Comments: 48. Gulf oil leak causing upheaval in marine ecology - environment - "Gasland" . NOW on PBS. Week of 3.26.10 Will the boom in natural gas drilling contaminate America's water supply?
In the debate over energy resources, natural gas is often considered a "lesser-of-evils". While it does release some greenhouse gases, natural gas burns cleaner than coal and oil, and is in plentiful supply—parts of the U.S. sit above some of the largest natural gas reserves on Earth. But a new boom in natural gas drilling, a process called "fracking", raises concerns about health and environmental risks.
This week, NOW talks with filmmaker Josh Fox about "Gasland", his Sundance award-winning documentary on the surprising consequences of natural gas drilling. Related Link Gasland Film Website: Watch the Trailer Everyone needs water to survive. This is highly important for everyone. Massey Energy CEO is a really bad dude. The venerable print magazine Old Trout was recently relaunched with a splashy issue on “The Thirteen Scariest Americans.”
I was asked to write up the scariest American from an environmental point of view. West Virginia Mine Disaster: Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship S. Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Energy, has long had a lot of influence in West Virginia.
The top executive of the company that owns the mine where 25 miners died this week looms large in state affairs both because of Massey 's economic importance and because of his own penchant for political bluster. But in 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Blankenship might be wielding too much influence, after he spent $3 million of his own money to get a judge elected to a West Virginia court that was ruling on a Massey-related case. As detailed in an ABC News investigation, Blankenship vacationed on the Riviera with one West Virginia Supreme Court Justice and underwrote an ad campaign supporting the election of another while a $50 million judgment against Massey Energy was before the court.
Blankenship's apparently successful multi-million-dollar attempt to change the composition of the court became the basis of a landmark U.S. Judge Who Vacationed With Massey CEO Now Running For Congress. Damage Will Go On After Well Is Plugged, Admiral Says - NYTimes. Op-Ed Columnist - Our Epic Foolishness. Did we put the murderers in charge of the murder scene. July 12, 2010 § Carl Safina is a prominent ecologist and marine conservationist and president of Blue Ocean Institute, an environmental organization based in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. He gave a TED Talk in June 2010 on the Gulf Oil Spill that was just posted today. Did we put the murderers in charge of the murder scene.
July 12, 2010 § Carl Safina is a prominent ecologist and marine conservationist and president of Blue Ocean Institute, an environmental organization based in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. He gave a TED Talk in June 2010 on the Gulf Oil Spill that was just posted today.