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Do we have a moral right to stop the mining of oil sands? 4° (4 replies)

Take a look at this fascinating article about shale oil which is being mined in Australia at present. Australia, like the US, is full of drivers of large cars who are still looking for ways of keeping their cars on the road. What I'm interested in is the conflict between ...

Started by Sophie J. in June 2008, about Coal & Oil

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Can you/will you give up driving if oil prices continue to rise? 5° (5 replies)

At what point will driving become too expensive for you? $5 a gallon? $10 a gallon? $50 a gallon?

Started by Leanne V. in July 2008, about Coal & Oil

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Fuel Protests 15° (15 replies)

What do you think should/will be the outcome of the fuel protests breaking out globally? see: http://www.celsias.com/2008/06/12/fuel-protests-spread-like-wildfire/

Started by Alexandra Smith in June 2008, about Coal & Oil, Finance & Money

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Cost of War - Reliance on Fossil Fuels? 15° (5 replies)

I have recently been using youtube to get my fix of decent BBC Comedy and stubbled upon Rob Newman's (AKA one half of Newman and Baddiel) excellent one man show - The History of Oil. He comes to a very interesting conclusion that the war in Iraq had little to ...

Started by Roger K. in July 2008, about Coal & Oil

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Mitigate, adapt, or both? 1° (1 reply)

One of the lecturers, Peter Harper, at my last module for my MSc stressed the importance of developing carbon capture and storage as a last ditch effort to mitigate anthropogenic climate change. Others discussed the looming need for planetary engineering proposals and a willingness to consider implementation of such schemes. ...

Started by C Robb W. in August 2008, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters

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What do you think of McCain's pick of Sarah Palin for VP? 15° (15 replies)

According to Grist (http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/8/29/83614/5859) Palin: - Opposed a statewide ballot initiative to prohibit or restrict new mining operations that could affect salmon in the state's streams and rivers - Has pushed to build a natural-gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope - Got the state legislature to pass a bill to ...

Started by Leslie B. in August 2008, about Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government

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Tim DeChristopher, a real American Hero 3° (3 replies)

He threw a spanner in the works of the Bush administration's industry controlled BLM by personally bidding on gas and oil leases being offered in some the of the most beautiful and pristine parts of the canyon country in the southwest. Of course he is now in need of a ...

Started by C Robb W. in January 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Pollution

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i might of mis understood 1° (1 reply)

ning of the fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP14). The meeting is the fourth of its kind this year. And even though the U.S. delegation will be comprised of the outgoing Bush team, the pending change in American leadership ...

Started by Samantha N. in December 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Architecture, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Celebrities, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Computing, Consumerism, Deforestation, Design, Economics, Education, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Events, Finance & Money, Food, Genetic Modification, Global Dimming, Green energy, Health, Industry & Business, Logging, Media, Nuclear, Organic, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Pollution, Population, Recycling, Solar, Transport, Travel, War, Water

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When it comes to power generation - Small is Beautiful 2° (2 replies)

Amory Lovins, chief scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute, negawatt guru and all around energy expert, has written a piece in the NY Times freakonomics blog regarding big power plants compared to small distributed generation power systems. It's fascinating stuff and the way forward. Yet another nail in the coffin of ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Nuclear, Smart Growth, Solar

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Today is the day. Stop Dirty Coal! 1° (1 reply)

Along with thousands of others including James Hansen, Wendell Berry and Gus Speth, Bill McKibben is putting his freedom on the line to protest dirty coal. Stand in solidarity with them. Here is a message from Bill McKibben; "Dear Friends, There are moments in a nation's--and a planet's--history when it ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Environmental Disasters, Events, Industry & Business, Pollution

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