Environmental

Watt The CFL Is Going On Here?

by Steve MacDonald January 2, 2013

While the total ban on incandescents was averted the old reliable ‘heat-ball’ is still nearing extinction in the US.  When we rang in this new year, January 1st 2013 began the ban on the 75 Watt incandescent bulb.  It may no longer be produced or sold once supplies run out.  It’s smaller cousins will not […]

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Creeping Enviro-Tyranny…this time in Utah

by Tom August 17, 2012

If you read part-1 of “Following the Trail from Sustainability to Tyranny“, you would have seen a list of “What If?” questions.  The third question reads: “What If you could not grow a vegetable garden without a permit?“.  Some people might say these are pie-in-the-sky questions, or conspiracy notions, simply because they are not necessarily […]

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“Earth Hour” Can Kiss My Amps

by Steve MacDonald March 26, 2011

Anyone who lives in an actual ecosystem, one that is not dominated by concrete and asphalt off which the trill of horns and car alarms can be heard echoing in the night, has no frikkin idea what an ecosystem really is. It is not the cacophony of traffic punctuated by an olfactory brawl between diesel fumes, a pine tree shaped “new car smell” air freshener,” the infrequent bathing habits of a middle eastern cab driver, and your cinnamon latte. Wildlife is not defined by the alcoholic mating calls of things that stumble out of neon lit night clubs, or the guttural whispers emanating from ill-lit, trash filled alleys. And conservation is not an extra crate from Crate and Barrel into which you place the recyclable refuse of fair-trade certified foods.

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There Will Be No Drilling

by Steve MacDonald April 2, 2010

  Mr. Obama tossed out a rhetorical bone to the pro-carbon energy crowd by granting indulgences to the oil industry.  He promised to take their money for mineral rights leases but this is a feint and should not be misconstrued as an admission of or desire to increase domestic oil production. First, he will not […]

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The Latest Spin On Al Gore Warming (AGW)

by Steve MacDonald March 4, 2010

The narrative on Global Warming, Climate Crisis, Climate Change, et al has evolved yet again.  It is now (drum roll please) about pollution.  That’s right ladies and gentleman; we are no longer concerned with just CO2.  We are concerned with all the things at or near CO2 that can or should be called pollution.  Obama […]

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