Tag: Environment

Delaware Republicans Don’t Like Clean Air and Clean Water

Filed in Delaware by on January 26, 2017 8 Comments
Delaware Republicans Don’t Like Clean Air and Clean Water

Senate Republicans hold up Carney’s nomination for Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and they seem content in poisoning our air and water. Make no mistake of this, fighting against the Senate Republicans on Garvin’s appointment is a fight in the resistance to Trump.

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Are Carper’s Empty Suit Days Over?

Filed in Delaware, National by on November 17, 2016 12 Comments
Are Carper’s Empty Suit Days Over?

Other than being a US Senator, Tom Carper is also Delaware Liberal’s punching bag and for many a good reason. One aspect of Carper’s record that is kind of good, B minus good, is his environmental record. With Sen. Barbara Boxer’s retirement, Carper backs himself in as the ranking Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

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Delaware Receives F in Air Quality

Filed in National by on April 26, 2012 9 Comments
Delaware Receives F in Air Quality

In unsurprising news, sadly, Delaware receives a grade of F from the American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2012 report card.

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ARGLEBARGLE!!!!

Filed in National by on February 25, 2011 14 Comments

The NJ falls into one of the laziest and dishonest talking points about global climate change – snow means no global warming. In reality, global warming means more snow, stronger storms and flooding.

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Surprised? Not So Much

Filed in International by on September 8, 2010 1 Comment

By playing the blame game, BP proves themselves to truly be an American company.

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NOAA: Man-Made Global Warming Is Unmistakable

Filed in National by on July 29, 2010 20 Comments

A new report from NOAA says that man-made global warming is unmistakable.

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He Likes It! Hey, Mikey! . . . Wait, Not So Much

Filed in National by on July 23, 2010 4 Comments
He Likes It! Hey, Mikey! . . . Wait, Not So Much

Mike Castle believes that the Delaware River Basin Watershed is important, but not important enough.

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The Oceans Will Run Out Of Fish In 40 Years

Filed in International by on May 18, 2010 16 Comments

The greed of the developed world will be the tombstone of the planet. From AFP: The world faces the nightmare possibility of fishless oceans by 2050 unless fishing fleets are slashed and stocks allowed to recover, UN experts warned. “If the various estimates we have received… come true, then we are in the situation where […]

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Oilpocalypse Update

Filed in National by on May 17, 2010 5 Comments

Oilpocalypse updates: both good news and bad news. Giant plumes of oil have been observed under the water. However, the tube insertion appears to have been successful. Extra special bonus – Palin speaks!

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Late Night Video – How We’re Wrecked The Ocean

Filed in International by on May 6, 2010 0 Comments

A TED talk by Jeremy Jackson tells us how we’ve wrecked the ocean.

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Dirty Energy Isn’t Cheap

Filed in National by on April 30, 2010 69 Comments

Yesterday we learned that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was five times worse than first thought. The oil is spilling at a rate of 210,000 gallons of oil per day. That oil is now hitting the coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Unlike what we were told, offshore drilling is not so technologically advanced […]

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Happy Earth Day!

Filed in National by on April 22, 2010 4 Comments

Today is Earth Day, the one day a year when we’re celebrating our host planet.

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Dredging the Delaware

Filed in National by on February 15, 2010 16 Comments

The News Journal had an article on Sunday that tries to describe the current state of local environmental concerns about dredging this river. And this is a good article — to the extent that it provides a summary of the arguments against the dredge. I’ve still not seen any evidence provided — either in the […]

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Delaware Green Matters Forum

Filed in National by on February 1, 2010 2 Comments

This Wednesday begins a 5-week forum series focusing on multiple environmental topics at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark (www.uufn.org) from 7-9pm.

The first topic is:

  • February 3: Environmental Policy and You

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Mitch Daniels Unable to Grasp Climate Change

Filed in National by on October 30, 2009 14 Comments
Mitch Daniels Unable to Grasp Climate Change

Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN) does not know the definition of agnostic. While out stumping Indiana about job creation, Daniels was asked about climate change reports The Herald Bulletin. “I’m an agnostic,” he said. In response to a question on his view of cap-and-trade legislation that would penalize carbon-dioxide-emitting power plants, he said, “if we did […]

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Where The Wild Things Are . . . For Now

Filed in International, National by on October 18, 2009 2 Comments
Where The Wild Things Are . . . For Now

Through years of study and research, scientists and park rangers have determined that thousands of acres of Aspens are dying out due to global warming.

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A Challenge

Filed in National by on August 31, 2009 26 Comments

I generally consider myself an optimist (a cynical, realistic, pragmatic optimist) but there is one subject that I’m a pessimist about. That subject is the environment. I’m not sure which of the multiple environmental disasters is going to strike first and I’m pessimistic about our ability to address them before it’s too late, if it’s […]

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Two Democratic State Reps Make People of Influence List

Filed in Delaware by on August 21, 2009 10 Comments

In Delaware Today’s list of the People of Influence, two of our Democratic State Representatives make the grade, Schwartzkopf and Kowalko. Pete Schwartkopf was named for his influence in politics. The Rehoboth Beach legislator sponsored the bill that made sports betting legal in Delaware, and he continues to be a powerful voice for the Del […]

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China and the Electric Car

Filed in National by on June 27, 2009 37 Comments

A lot of conservatives are pissing their pants because they think the Chinese will go on polluting the world while America and Europe seek to reduce emissions. While China at the moment certainly has smog problems, I’m quite certain that by 2020, they’ll be working as hard as the West is on trying to prevent […]

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Climate Change Bill Passes, Castle Votes Aye

Filed in National by on June 26, 2009 8 Comments

Here is the roll call on the American Clean Energy and Security Act. Aye: 219 No: 212 8 Republicans voted Aye: Castle (DE, duh) LoBiondo (NJ) Lance (NJ) Smith (NJ) Kirk (IL) Reichert (WA) McHugh (NY) Bono Mack (CA) 44 Dems voted against: Altmire (PA) Dahlkemper (PA) Holden (PA) Arcuri (NY) Massa (NY) Costa (CA) […]

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