July 07, 2009


Emphasis mine: An EPA official told FOXNews.com on Monday that Carlin, who is an economist - not a scientist - included "no original research" in his report. The official said that Carlin "has not been muzzled in the agency at...
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March 07, 2009

Save Gauley Mountain

You know the WV Quarter? Nice mountain... be a shame if something happened to it....
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February 26, 2009

October 23, 2008

WV in the Top Ten

Of carbon emissions. Love that coal, baby....
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July 17, 2008

For the Birds

I expected seeing a turkey in flight near Chili's was going to be my oddest bird sighting of the week. But I was wrong. Yesterday evening a hummingbird decided to hum around my head for a surprisingly long period of...
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June 24, 2008

Restoring the River of Grass

The state is spending $1.7 billion to buy agricultural land and let it return to the Everglades. This isn't the only thing that needs to be done, but it's a huge step in the right direction....
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May 23, 2008


My score is 71. I also think this would be more accurate if it counted public transport, because this doesn't account for how I can go weeks without driving anywhere except the grocery store, and, actually, I could go to...
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April 22, 2008

The Definition of Irony?

The august university I work at has named a new (and inaugural) "Director of Sustainability" who will be responsible for efforts to reduce usage of natural resources and general efforts towards conservation. The gentlemen taking the position had previously served...
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April 09, 2008


No, not Mr. Spock. Mapping CO2 emissions. Appalachia is not as "clean" and the West Coast is more so than I would have expected. HT...
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February 12, 2008

Biofuels Are Bad - Really, Really Bad

Am I the only person who finds it strange that this hasn't gotten more attention? Important findings, coverage in the New York Times, a vital national issue, an issue that a lot of people are concerned over ... and yet...
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December 21, 2007

Japan Cancels Humpback Whale Hunt

And apparently US criticism played a part in their decision. Japan dropped the planned taking of 50 humpbacks - which have been off-limits to commercial hunting since 1966 - at the behest of the United States, the chair of the...
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November 16, 2007

When looks conflict with common sense

Go for looks! And threaten to sue your neighbors! To Susan Taylor, it was a perfect time to hang her laundry out to dry. The 55-year-old mother and part-time nurse strung a clothesline to a tree in her backyard, pinned...
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October 05, 2007


Deaths from amoebas are in the news, garnering attention because of public health concerns, and their possible relation to climate change. While in the last few years, if anyone had mentioned amoebas to me, I would have thought about intestinal...
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July 02, 2007

Good Ideas

Also from Neatorama, a simple modification to a time worn practice: water jugs that roll, so people without running water can transport more easily....
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June 21, 2007

This is so me

Via Pandagon, a story in the NYT about freegans: Freegans are scavengers of the developed world, living off consumer waste in an effort to minimize their support of corporations and their impact on the planet, and to distance themselves from...
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June 18, 2007

Bird Help

OK, people, who knows what to do about baby birds on the ground. Some cardinals nested in the rhodedendron near my front door, and just now there was a kerfuffle (some sparrows fluttering around, lots of schiping, angry cardinals) and...
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March 06, 2007

A Climate Change Post (without comment, really, because of The Persisting Pestilence)

Yep! Gotta keep an eye on those scientists. Collecting data is so left-wing. Meeting in San Francisco. Suggesting further study is warranted and important! Harumph! "We've found that there are substantial subglacial lakes under ice that's moving a couple of...
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January 25, 2007

New Entry in the "Greatest Nutball" Contest

In today's WaPo, in an article titled "Gore Film Sparks Parents' Anger", I want to introduce you to Frosty E. Hardiman (yes, his name is "Frosty", and yes, he has seven kids). We are not talking about slasher movies (gore...
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January 16, 2007

Another way the Bush administration's policies affect the average citizen

Budget cuts are gutting our ability to "understand and predict hurricanes": The two-year study by the National Academy of Sciences, released yesterday, determined that NASA's earth science budget has declined 30 percent since 2000. It stands to fall further as...
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Yep... that global warming stuff is ALL made up

The north of Greenland is melting: All over Greenland and the Arctic, rising temperatures are not simply melting ice; they are changing the very geography of coastlines. Nunataks — “lonely mountains” in Inuit — that were encased in the margins...
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July 25, 2006

Nature and the NYT

I know that this is one more in a series of stories from the NYT about rich people and their lives (like the whole Ivy League women dropping out of the workforce "scare"), but I find the rooftop garden to...
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July 14, 2006

The Tyranny of the Mower

Are you down with - or down on - the lawn? The delawning was accomplished over Memorial Day weekend by a SWAT team of some 15 recruits who read about the project on Mr. Haeg's Web site. Mr. Haeg arrived...
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July 06, 2006

Turning an Aircraft Carrier into a Reef

This one's for Baltar . Six or seven weeks ago the rusting remains of the Oriskany were towed out to sea and sunk South of Pensacola. It's the biggest warship in history to have been sunk for the purposes of...
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June 26, 2006

Coal Sucks

I realize no one outside of West Virginia will care about this, but WVU and Marshall (the two major universities in WV) have recently agreed to play football once a year against each other. This hasn't happened in a very...
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January 17, 2006

Where have all the froggies gone?

They may be dying from a fungus enabled by global warming. The researchers implicate global warming, as opposed to local variations in temperature or other conditions. Their conclusion is based on their finding that patterns of fungus outbreaks and extinctions...
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