Category Archives: Environment

From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Is Everybody Here?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @Ocasio2018 Right now Freshman members of Congress are at a “Bipartisan” orientation w/ briefings on issues. Invited panelists offer insights to inform new Congressmembers‘ views as they prepare to legislate.  # of Corporate CEOs we’ve listened to here: … Continue reading

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Act On Climate

Every few years, interest in climate change spikes, according to internet search frequency reported by Google Trends. When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released their special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5º C above pre-industrial levels … Continue reading

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Bill McKibben: How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet

  Most people know Bill McKibben as one of the leading climate scientists and activists in the world. In an article in this week’s New Yorker magazine, McKibben pulls no punches about where man’s (and in many cases corporate America’s) … Continue reading

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The Children Are The Future

video 1.5 minutes NPR’s Weekend Edition last Saturday included a story on the seperation of a Guatemalan mother and her 3 year old son. Through an interpreter the NPR host, Scott Simon, conducted the interview. Near the end of the interview … Continue reading

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Irony About Climate Change In New Orleans

It is no surprise the Heartland Institute hosted a conference called “The America First Energy Conference” for climate change deniers on Aug. 7 in New Orleans. Heartland is the libertarian think tank that teamed up with Philip Morris to deny … Continue reading

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On The Comeback Trail – Asbestos

The Environmental Protection Agency is not what it once was as the Trump administration finishes year two. In addition to public renunciation of the words “climate change,” combined with promotion of fossil fuels which contribute to global warming, Trump’s minions … Continue reading

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EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulation At Risk

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s historic Car/SUV standards prevent six billion metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. President Trump’s EPA has not weakened the standards but clearly intends to do so. If citizens don’t defend Car/SUV greenhouse … Continue reading

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The Great American Give-Away

The Trump administration is giving away access to our public lands for discovery and exploitation of minerals and fossil fuel reserves. Conservatives and mining interests are setting a place at the table to get their share. “Trump signed a pair … Continue reading

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Morning Coffee, Climate Change And The 2018 Midterms

I first drank coffee in the Army… on top of a hill… during the dead of winter… from a mermite can. Steam rising from the lid proved irresistible when ambient temperatures were below zero and we had just slept on … Continue reading

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Action Alert On Iowa Water Quality

Action alert and other info. from Senator Rob Hogg: On Saturday, August 19, join me at 1:30 p.m. for the City Manager’s “1-Bag Challenge” event at the McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 First St. SW, in Cedar Rapids. For more details, and … Continue reading

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