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Breaching Snake River Dams Riles Pacific Northwest

March 3, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ An Idaho congressman’s push to win congressional and Biden White House approval for removing four dams in the Lower Snake River in order to save dwindling stocks of salmon has ignited a firestorm in the Pacific Northwest. Idaho Republican Congressman Mike Simpson’s dam-removal proposal is part of a $33.5 billion […]

Green Politics

August 24, 2020 by

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By Mark Hendrickson, Ph.D. ~ You can debate the details, but for my generation (the baby boomers who went to college in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s) the modern environmental is a half-century old. The movement was a twinkle in Rachel Carson’s eye when she published in Silent Spring 1962. Its embryonic stage included […]

Alaska’s Pebble Mine No Threat To Salmon

July 28, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The nearly two-decades-old controversy surrounding a proposed gold and copper mine in Southwest Alaska entered a new phase July 24, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), reversing an Obama-era finding, and concluded that the project “would not be expected to have a measurable effect on fish numbers” in […]

Greenpeace Abandons Science And Attacks Golden Rice

February 9, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Join me in a story that traveled two decades from 1999 to early this year, when efforts to reduce premature death and childhood blindness in the developing world may finally reach fruition. This can occur through the use of a special grain called Golden Rice. It’s daffodil like color occurs […]

Hydropower Works

October 7, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The Australia-based ScienceAlert.com, in an article by publisher Carly Cassella, has a bright new idea. Since dams are bad anyway, why not knock all of them down (at least the ones that generate electricity), drain the reservoirs, and install solar panels in their stead. Cassella admits that, at least for now, the […]

Showering With Soap … Made From Straw?

October 5, 2019 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ Every time you lather up and take a shower, the soap or shampoo you use is filled with a variety of chemicals. Of course, the levels at which they exist in your bubbles are not toxic to your health, nevertheless, scientists are always looking for better ways to reduce […]

The Left’s Abuse Of Children

September 25, 2019 by

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By Dennis Prager ~ The entire American left—the mainstream media, the environmentalist movement, and Democratic politicians in particular—are celebrating the involvement of teenagers and even younger children in protesting the world’s “inaction” with regard to global warming. And not just the American left, of course. The left throughout the world is celebrating. A 16-year-old Swedish […]

Green Signaling

April 15, 2019 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ Have you been cajoled into doing things that show you are in compliance with the Green agenda, yet do no actual good? The Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) defends the environment and human welfare through facts, news, and analysis. Read more excellent articles at CFACT  http://www.cfact.org/

Green Land Grabs On Steroids

March 4, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Special interest environmental groups got stung recently by an 8-0 U.S. Supreme Court opinion that held private landowners cannot be compelled to forego future economic uses of their property and at their own expense convert their land into suitable habitat for an endangered frog. Now radical greens are eyeing even bigger […]

Climate Change Australia – Anti Adani Coal Mine Activists Take Over The Queensland Government

March 1, 2019 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ What chance of Adani ever getting a fair go for their planned coal mine in Central Queensland? This explains a lot about the Queensland Government’s last minute excuses for delaying a project that has passed every test for eight years: A senior climate change adviser to Queensland’s Labor government is also […]

Fighting For Energy And Human Rights Equality In Africa

February 28, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ “She has gone to the Lord,” her sister Diana told me a few days ago. And with Fiona Kobusingye’s passing, after a courageous battle with cancer, the Congress of Racial Equality Uganda lost another leader. However, their legacy remains, the battles they began rage on – and Uganda and Africa are […]

New York Eco-Extremists Versus The Middle Class

February 3, 2019 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ It’s getting harder to be an environmental extremist these days. Just ask New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The governor of the nation’s fourth most populace state is under intense pressure from Green activists in recent months. They are impatient about what they consider his lackluster timetable in forcing the Empire state […]

Good News: The UN’s Global Green Law Is Going Nowhere For Now

January 25, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The first major meeting of the UN’s (take a breath) “Ad hoc Open-ended Working Group towards a Global Pact for the Environment” or simply OEWG, convened on Monday, 14 January 2019 at the United Nations Environment Program offices in Nairobi, Kenya. During the week-long session, delegates considered the report of […]

Nature Conservancy Deal Shows Threat Of Conservation Fund

January 2, 2019 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ By flipping 300 acres of private land in Montana to the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Nature Conservancy (TNC) has solidified its reputation as “the feds’ real estate agent.” In this case, Arlington, Va.-based TNC teamed up with the head of a high-flying California tech company to […]

The Wild And Weird World Of COP24

December 13, 2018 by

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By Adam Houser ~ The United Nations’ annual climate change conference, COP24 (Conference of the Parties), is being held in Katowice, Poland. This long-anticipated event has already seen a mix of bizarre and eyebrow-raising incidents. Time travel typhoon demonstration A group of young demonstrators engaged in an organized bit of silly street theater, where they […]

WIRED Glorifies Environmental Crimes As ‘Climate Activism’

November 15, 2018 by

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By Julia A Seymour ~ The left loves political theater and judicial activism. So does WIRED magazine, apparently, given its promotion of “pipeline vandals” and other crimes committed in order to try to persuade a jury about climate change. WIRED published “Pipeline Vandals are Reinventing Climate Activism” on Nov. 9, a glowing 4,483-word feature story promoting […]

Trump Is Right: Poor Land Management Is Leading To Bigger California Fires

November 14, 2018 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Another year, another set of deadly fires burning up California. The devastation is heartbreaking. The “Camp Fire” has almost completely obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise. It’s now officially the deadliest fire in California history. Over 40 people have died. This horrific blaze, along with the Woolsey and Hill fires […]

Australian Politics – These Are Not Liberals

November 12, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Background: every so often, I need to add the reminder that here in Australia, The Liberal Party Of Australia is the major party from the Conservative side of the political fence…..TonyfromOz. No real Liberal party could embrace global-warming socialists:  Maybe it was the silver Birkenstocks, thumb rings and Get Up shopping […]

Three Out Of Four “Green” Ballot Initiatives Bite The Dust

November 9, 2018 by

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By Adam Houser ~ While there was a lot of conjecture about a potential “Blue Wave” in the 2018 midterms, there was also hope of a “Green Wave” by Left-leaning environmentalists intent on pushing their policies through by the use of craftily-written referendums. These so-called “green” ballot measures in Washington state, Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada, […]

Anti Fracking Climate Madness In Colorado

November 2, 2018 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Al Gore’s endorsement of the anti-fracking ballot initiative in Colorado makes it clear that this is a “leave it in the ground” measure. It is not really about health and safety, homes and hospitals, despite being pitched that way. This is climate activism at work. Proposition 112 is aimed at […]

Reflections On Vogtle’s Perennial Drama

October 6, 2018 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Some of the dust is beginning to settle after another projected cost increase of the Vogtle power station in Georgia, where the only two nuclear power plants being built in the U.S. today are located. Completion of the 2,200-megawatt project was unclear last week, as the three biggest utility partners fell […]

Three “Green” Ballot Initiatives To Shut Down Fossil Fuels This November

October 5, 2018 by

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By Adam Houser ~ Three initiatives are on the ballot this November in Colorado, Arizona, and Washington State, all aimed at severely restricting fossil fuel use and development within these states’ borders. With the Trump administration putting a stop to aggressive action on climate change at the federal level, environmentalist groups across the nation are […]

“Agro-Ecology” Campaign Enshrines Primitive Agriculture And Malnutrition As Human Rights

July 23, 2018 by

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Luddite eco-imperialists claim to be virtuous By Paul Driessen and David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Not every poor person in impoverished places around the world aspires to the modern living standards they see and hear about: indoor plumbing, electricity for lights, a refrigerator and stove, a paucity of disease-carrying insects, top-notch schools and hospitals, their children […]

Judge Tosses NYC’s Climate Lawsuit

July 20, 2018 by

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By Michael Bastasch ~ A federal judge tossed a lawsuit New York City brought against five major oil companies, demanding compensation for the alleged damages from man-made global warming. “The Court recognizes that the City, and many other governmental entities around the United States and in other nations, will be forced to grapple with the […]