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Do we have a moral right to stop the mining of oil sands? 5° (5 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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Coal = Devastation 5° (5 replies)

It's 10am, do you know where your electricity has been? Does your provider buy electricity from power plants using coal sourced from mountain top removal, MTR, operations. Coal is bad enough on it's own merits as a climate destroying fossil fuel but the "ecocide" of mountaintop removal is completely out ...

Started by C Robb W. in November 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Consumerism, Deforestation, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Pollution

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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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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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CHRYSENE FOUND IN FLORIDA WATERS 2° (2 replies)

CHRYSENE FOUND IN FLORIDA WATERS DETECTED BY OPFLEX POM POMS & SWEEPS Braintree, Massachussets-based Geo Labs has confirmed the presence of Chrysene in the waters in and around Perdido Key, Florida. This substance was detected and absorbed by OPFLEX POM POMS and SWEEPS (OPFLEX is listed on the EPA's National ...

Started by J. Roberts in March 2011, about Coal & Oil, Environmental Disasters, Water

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Mr. Coal Waste goes to Washington 2° (2 replies)

This time it's 4000 gallons of toxic coal ash slurry from a ruptured pipeline flowing directly into the Potomac and headed for DC. Read more at NRDC Switchboard http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/paltman/coal_ash_spill_upriver_of_wash.html Thanks to 1Sky on Twitter for the heads up.

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Coal & Oil, Environmental Disasters, Industry & Business

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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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Financing microgeneration in Bermuda and elsewhere 2° (2 replies)

As the economy continues its tailspin towards terminal velocity, many will find the costs of installing renewable energy systems a deal breaker. Though the costs of systems are dropping, PV panel prices are set to decrease by as much as 40% by year end, (http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/009478.html) and will continue to drop ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Solar

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Acidic Seas threaten mass extinctions 2° (2 replies)

As reported on the BBC, our oceans are now more acidic than anytime in the last 500,000 years, 30% more acidic than at the start of the industrial revolution. This is a direct consequence of increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere due to human burning of fossil fuels. Are ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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6 key messages from Copenhagen 2° (2 replies)

2,500 of the worlds scientists from 80 countries have gathered in Copenhagen to build consensus and draw conclusions about the acceleration of the degradation of the planets' climate . The full report will come out in June but they have 6 key points ready for distribution now. I found them ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Smart Growth

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