Eco-Logical: A Group for Environmentalists

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Eco-Logical: A Group for Environmentalists

Eco-Logical is a group for anyone who cares about clean air, drinkable water, a sustainable economy, and environmental justice.

Location: The Irreplaceable Earth
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Note: Sylvain Duford, the group's creator, has left A|N. I am acting as moderator of the group in his place. Please contact me if you have any questions. - Dallas the Phallus.

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Tropical Rain Forest loss means you'll go hungry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 19 hours ago. 0 Replies

Greenland melt rate doubling

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Methane, more scary than we thought

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Tuesday. 32 Replies

Another Positive Feedback we'd missed

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Monday. 4 Replies

Negotiating Human Extinction

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 9. 6 Replies

signs of climate tipping points

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 2. 26 Replies

Frack under the Ohio River

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Oct 2. 2 Replies

Carbon Hot Spots

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 29. 0 Replies

Rethinking the economics of CO2 emissions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 19. 0 Replies

Canada's Northwest Territories burning six times more forest than usual

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 4. 2 Replies

Climate variability snuffing out

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 1. 0 Replies

Global surface cooling caused by Atlantic warming

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 25. 1 Reply

Antarctica melting twice as fast

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 23. 3 Replies

Methane Bomb

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 21. 1 Reply

Abnormal Arctic

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 17. 6 Replies

Antarctic process melts Arctic

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 31. 1 Reply

Mass Extinction of Ocean Species soon to be Inevitable

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 26. 12 Replies

Scorched Earth Coming

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 11. 6 Replies

How to save our future

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 9. 2 Replies

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Comment by A Former Member on May 14, 2009 at 11:57am


State Climate Policy Tracker Reveals Progress by 33 States

The New America's Foundation's climate policy team has created an online tool to allow state-by-state tracking of hundreds of carbon and energy saving measures now being implemented across the country by U.S. States.

The State Climate Policy Tracker takes the form of a single spreadsheet with one tab devoted to each state that has completed or is in the process of completing a climate action plan. A seven column matrix captures the climate actions taking place across six economic sectors, and reports on the progress of each measure, its cost or cost-saving potential, and the estimated reduction in carbon emissions expected on an annual basis.

The Policy Tracker was compiled from publicly available information. Since 2006, 33 U.S. states have created climate action blueprints to guide greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions efforts. These blueprints, often guided by a reduction target, contain on average 50 policy recommendations, and states have already started to implement many of them. The Policy Tracker provides a snapshot of where things stand, state-by-state.
Comment by A Former Member on May 14, 2009 at 11:21am
@Sydni: I watched Flow earlier this year, and may have posted a comment about it, though I can't remember exactly (and I don't really want to search through 142 comments to find it). It was a good documentary, and very enlightening and discouraging as well. It just reinforces what I already know about corporate greed, and the feudalist agenda of the conservative movement (who is really behind the privatization of water, as it most certainly isn't "Michael Moore Liberals").
Comment by A Former Member on May 14, 2009 at 9:10am


Blue Gold: World Water Wars

In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited supply of fresh water at an expediential level as population and technology grows. The rampant overdevelopment of agriculture, housing and industry increase the demands for fresh water well beyond the finite supply, resulting in the desertification of the earth.

Corporate giants force developing countries to privatize their water supply for profit. Wall Street investors target desalination and mass bulk water export schemes. Corrupt governments use water for economic and political gain. Military control of water emerges and a new geo-political map and power structure forms, setting the stage for world water wars.

We follow numerous worldwide examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions to U.N. conventions to revised constitutions to local protests at grade schools. As Maude Barlow proclaims, “This is our revolution, this is our war”. A line is crossed as water becomes a commodity. Will we survive?
Comment by A Former Member on May 12, 2009 at 5:49pm
@Sydni: I finally got to watch that Disappearing Sea Plant video. That is strange, and amazing. The ocean has some of the most incredible life forms on the earth.
Comment by A Former Member on May 12, 2009 at 5:37pm
ABC Video: An ozone time bomb and burning ice (can't embed)
Comment by A Former Member on May 12, 2009 at 10:06am
TAKE ACTION

Support the EPA's Stand Against Big Oil and Coal


Last month, CREDO had a big victory on carbon regulation: On April 17, EPA formally declared carbon dioxide and five other heat-trapping gases to be pollutants that endanger public health and welfare, setting in motion a process that will lead to the regulation of the gases for the first time in the United States. This is a huge step forward in the fight to curb global warming - especially in light of the Senate's refusal to act on this particular issue.

However, the EPA cannot start regulating carbon until they've accepted public comments and can show there's broad support for this policy. Should be a no-brainer, right?

Not for Big Oil and Big Coal. The oil and coal industries are paying lobbyists to wait in line at hearings, and are waging a massive campaign to weaken any new laws from the EPA on this issue. They've spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying in Washington, and they'll stop at nothing to keep the EPA from implementing the strong regulations we need to regulate carbon and other noxious gases.

We need to stand together and stand strong on this issue, and show the EPA that we support their efforts to regulate carbon. Send a message today to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson: Tell her that the EPA must regulate carbon as much and as soon as possible.
Comment by A Former Member on May 11, 2009 at 6:18pm
Comment by A Former Member on May 11, 2009 at 4:15pm


Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes

From Publishers Weekly
Cookbook author Bittman (How to Cook Everything) offers this no-nonsense volume loaded with compelling information about how the food we eat is doing damage to the environment, what changes to make and why. Authors have covered this topic before (Michael Pollan, for example, in The Omnivores Dilemma and In Defense of Food), but Bittman takes a practical turn by concluding with 77 recipes that make earth-friendly eating doable and appealing. His collection of reliable recipes even includes such meat dishes as Thai beef salad, which isnt meat-heavy, but rather has just the right balance of meat to greens. There are also such staples as super-simple mixed rice; chicken not pie; and modern bouillabaisse. Bittman decries consumption of over-refined carbohydrates, but doesnt leave off without some sweets, including chocolate semolina pudding and nutty oatmeal cookies—suggesting, as the whole book does, that a diet in synch with the needs of the earth doesnt result in a sense of utter deprivation.
Comment by A Former Member on May 11, 2009 at 2:45pm
Eco IQ

There’s more than just one type of smarts - book smarts, street smarts, emotional smarts...and now eco smarts. Daniel Goleman, author of Ecological Intelligence, takes host Steve Curwood to a drugstore to see what brands of shampoo are ecologically intelligent.

Listen here.
Comment by A Former Member on May 11, 2009 at 12:37pm
That's really gross, Syndi.
 

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