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
Members: 334
Latest Activity: Nov 15

Welcome to Eco-Logical: A Group for Environmentalists

 

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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Frack under the Ohio River

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

Methane, more scary than we thought

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 1. 31 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

signs of climate tipping points

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 23. 25 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

Good news

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 7. 27 Replies

Systemic Pesticides Underestimated

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 2. 1 Reply

Countries at most risk from Climate Change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 22. 22 Replies

Sour oceans = more toxic phytoplankton

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 19. 0 Replies

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

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Comment by A Former Member on May 9, 2009 at 8:46pm


TAKE ACTION

Passage of a Strong Climate Bill Must be a Top Priority for Congress

The U.S. Congress just passed a stimulus package that includes strong provisions promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency—an important down payment on our country’s transition to a cleaner energy future.

But the science is clear and it’s urgent: to prevent the worst effects of global warming, Congress must go further, and it must act now. Comprehensive climate policy can curb global warming while breaking our dependence on oil and putting Americans back to work.

As Congress turns to critical legislation to set a limit on our global warming pollution and make polluters pay for their emissions, congressional leaders are seeking the expertise of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). In late February, UCS Climate Scientist Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel testified before a key House of Representatives committee about the deep reductions in global warming pollution required to protect future generations.

UCS activists can also play a critical role by telling Congress that effective climate policy must:

*reduce global warming emissions swiftly and deeply and ensure a rapid policy adjustment in response to emerging climate science;
*make emissions cuts affordable and achievable by investing in clean energy, energy efficiency, and programs to protect consumers and workers;
*fund programs that reduce global warming pollution caused by tropical deforestation, which accounts for 20 percent of global emissions; and
*exclude loopholes that would let polluters delay or avoid emissions reductions.
Tell your representative and senators to make passage of a strong climate bill a top priority today.

Please make your letter personal by adding in your own thoughts and concerns. Every letter makes a difference, but customized letters have the greatest effect!
Comment by A Former Member on May 9, 2009 at 8:26pm
I really wish I lived in San Francisco (except for the earthquake part).

Comment by A Former Member on May 9, 2009 at 4:39pm
@Sydni: I requested the Climate Change in Pictures from the library, so it will be here soon. Also, thanks for the link to the Green Plant Films site. We have a green team at work, and we watch a DVD once a month. I've already found something new to show.
Comment by A Former Member on May 9, 2009 at 4:35pm
@Sydni: Interesting TED video. What an impressive woman.
Comment by MAGNA on May 9, 2009 at 12:04pm
SAVE THE PLANKTON - KILL A WHALE !!!!
ON SECOND THOUGHT -
SCREW THE PLANKTON -
LET THEM ALL EAT CAKE !!!!
Comment by A Former Member on May 7, 2009 at 7:18pm
Sydni posted this video in another discussion group, but I thought I would post it over here to. Thanks Sydni. This is a good video.

Comment by A Former Member on May 7, 2009 at 1:33pm


Irreplaceable: Wildlife in a Warming World

The question is simple - Can we protect the incredible diversity of life that has been entrusted to us? We have hope, because people like you are standing up and carrying out your convictions. People from all walks of life, united in their belief that the world can change if we care enough.

We are gathering signatures from individuals and organizations all over the country, in a true Call to Care about wildlife in a warming world. When you sign, we will deliver the Call to Care to your members of Congress. We also will present the final letter to key decision-makers, urging them to consider the plight of these plants and animals seriously––and start taking action to save them. Will you join us?

"When I hear of the destruction of a species, I feel just as if all the works of some great writer have perished." -- Theodore Roosevelt
Comment by A Former Member on May 7, 2009 at 1:18pm


ACTION ALERT

Efficiency: Clean, Cheap—and Here Today


One of President Obama's first acts was to call for a revolution in energy efficiency. Simply by making our appliances and electronics use less energy, Americans can save money, create jobs and fight global warming. Efficiency is the fastest, cleanest and cheapest energy source.

It's not just about changing light bulbs. It's about setting benchmarks to make all the products we use more efficient. Adopting strong national energy efficiency standards could save consumers $16 billion a year in utility bills by 2030.

That's where the President needs your help.

President Obama directed the Department of Energy (DOE) to review appliance standards for the appliances that will save the most energy and the most money. In the coming months, standards will be reviewed for refrigerators, clothes washers, air conditioners, water heaters, and even drink vending machines. To start, DOE is currently considering standards for fluorescent tube lights that, over the next 30 years, could save enough energy to power every household in America for a year.

And that's not all:

» Adopting the strongest achievable efficiency standards for all appliances to be reviewed would eliminate the need for 200 new power plants.

» These standards would cut emissions of 150 million metric tons of global warming gases each year.

» Achieving President Obama's goal of cutting Americans' use of electricity by 15%, plus cutting natural gas use by 10%, would create 222,000 permanent net jobs by 2020.

It's a no-brainer. But lobbyists for manufacturers like General Electric, Whirlpool and Sylvania don't get it. They argue that the weak economy means we can't afford to make our appliances more efficient—when the truth is we can't afford not to.

Tell Energy Secretary Steven Chu to stand up to those who would hold America back. The more comments DOE receives from ordinary Americans in support of efficiency, the more they'll be encouraged to set ambitious standards.

Are you ready to become a citizen of the United States of Efficiency?

Take action today! Use the sample letter below or write your own.
Comment by A Former Member on May 7, 2009 at 1:12pm


ACTION ALERT

Help Save America's Last Wild Forests

President Barack Obama has been a strong supporter of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, a popular environmental policy that preserves 58.5 million acres of inventoried roadless areas in our national forests. But after repeated attempts by the Bush administration to undercut its protections, the rule's status is uncertain. Consequently, some of our country's most pristine national forests are at risk.

We ask you to call for an immediate "time out" on road-building and other activities in our undeveloped national forestlands -- including Alaska's Tongass National Forest -- until the necessary steps can be taken to fully reinstate the roadless rule. Such action would be consistent with President Obama's support for the policy and ensure these areas are not threatened until more permanent protection can be implemented.

Roadless areas are a vital part of our national forests. They provide clean drinking water for millions of Americans, critical habitat for fish and wildlife, and offer recreational opportunities for our families. They should be protected, because once they're gone, they're gone forever.

Send your letter here.
Comment by A Former Member on May 6, 2009 at 4:07pm
 

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