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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. The Assiniboine and Sioux tribes in northeastern Montana are working to bring back bison on the Fort Peck Reservation. Back to the Moon! Mushrooms! Not just for hallucinations. Is it time for scientists to come out of the closet.

June 20, 2010 § Increasingly over the last few months I have become less tolerant (on twitter) of scientists, astronomers, astronauts, politicians and other “educated” people who still pretend to believe in god just pander to the masses.

Is it time for scientists to come out of the closet

I say it is time to come out of the proverbial closest. I think you will find that most people will be quite understanding. How can we make scientific advancements if we are still holding to our childish superstitions? Richard Dawkins makes a brilliant case. Coolest new Free toy from NASA. Can you help save the world sitting on you ass. July 17, 2010 § Ways YOU can help save the world from home without getting off your ass.

Can you help save the world sitting on you ass

You may say “People should get off their ass to help!” My response is: Unfortunately, not all of us can. Whether they be physical, financial, social or just plain weird sometimes circumstances make us feel useless and trapped. Helping others is the best way to feel better about your own life. Crisis in the Gulf of Mexico. July 27, 2010 § Just because BP has capped the well does NOT mean the crisis is over.

Crisis in the Gulf of Mexico

It is just beginning. When will people understand. July 28, 2010 § The truth is so simple and yet so complex we are all connected.

When will people understand

When it comes to the Oceans I just said it on July 28th. What happens in the oceans effects every living organism on the planet. How many times do I have to say that? It doesn’t matter how many times I say it. 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.

Humble Oil (now Exxon) Predicts the Future in 196

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. 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.

Volcanic hazards could become fiercer and more frequent - physic

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. These findings appear in a special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. 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.

Take Action - Offshore Oil Drilling

For more services including everything from strategic consulting to development, we have a community of partners ready to help too. Support The folks in support help you be successful in Salsa in a friendly, clear and efficient manner. Visible Earth: MODIS Image of the Day. Infographic: Tallest Mountain to Deepest Ocean Trench. Infographic: Tallest Mountain to Deepest Ocean Trench. Petition Now Online – Bring Back Bellamy's People. September 19, 2012, 01:10:40 pm by Neil Views: 1651 | Comments: 48 Hey I just really realised that Ricky Gervais claiming to "have developed" the Just Sayin' app is a clever way of shielding him from accusations of, y'know, just doing adverts.

Which is what he's doing, along with a long-term viral marketing campaign. The actor-comedian announces his latest project, Just Sayin'. Ricky Gervais is heading into the tech world. Gulf oil leak causing upheaval in marine ecology - environment - As oil continues to leak out of the collapsed Deepwater Horizon well head, researchers are beginning to collect data on how it is changing life in the Gulf of Mexico.

Gulf oil leak causing upheaval in marine ecology - environment -

Earlier today, Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia in Athens spoke of what they are finding. She said that methane concentrations in a giant underwater plume emanating from the well head are as much as 10,000 times higher than background levels. The consequences of this for life in the gulf are unknown. "Gasland" . NOW on PBS. Week of 3.26.10 Will the boom in natural gas drilling contaminate America's water supply?

"Gasland" . NOW on PBS

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. 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.”

Massey Energy CEO is a really bad dude

I was asked to write up the scariest American from an environmental point of view. The choice was not difficult. 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. Judge Who Vacationed With Massey CEO Now Running For Congress.

By GottaLaff See that photo? That's Massey Energy's Don Blankenship living it up on the French Riviera with his buddy, his pal, his good ol' boy "Spike". And who is this Spike we speak of? Why, he's none other than former State Supreme Court judge Elliot "Spike" Maynard who is all about pallin' around with the coal industry. 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. I almost never get angry anymore, but this really got me going. Did we put the murderers in charge of the murder scene.