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
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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.

Discussion Forum

Methane, more scary than we thought

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Tuesday. 33 Replies

Tropical Rain Forest loss means you'll go hungry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Friday. 0 Replies

Greenland melt rate doubling

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 16. 2 Replies

Another Positive Feedback we'd missed

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 14. 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 April 22, 2009 at 3:43pm
Getting the Big Picture -- Carbon Dioxide Ruled a Danger

Last Friday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a finding that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases represent a significant threat to public health and welfare. EPA now has both the authority and the obligation to regulate global warming pollution, with concrete action on motor vehicle emissions expected soon.

This "endangerment finding" is based on tens of thousands of public comments and years of work by EPA's career staff and scientists. It also ends more than two years of uncertainty following the Supreme Court's landmark Massachusetts v. EPA decision and brings to a close the Bush Administration era of climate denial.

To demonstrate support for the Obama administration's ambitious plans for rulemaking, the Sierra Club will be mobilizing its activists through a new campaign entitled "The Big Picture: Help Obama Build Our Clean Energy Future."

President Obama sees the Big Picture -- by shifting to clean energy, and cracking down on the corporations that pollute the water we drink and the air we breathe, we can restore our economy to prosperity and reduce our dependence on oil and coal, all while tackling global warming.

Be part of the Big Picture!
Comment by A Former Member on April 22, 2009 at 10:30am
Ughh, take out is one of my major sins! I get food to go all the time. However, I do recycle the containers or bags if I am able. Though I have been using my own plate and utensils at work for well over a year now, though, instead of disposable.
Comment by A Former Member on April 22, 2009 at 9:26am
@Sydni: I watched it as well. It's not just kids but the public in general that is unaware. Like they said, so much of it is miniscule because it is a little pollution from a gazillion sources, so it seems invisible. It was informative, but as always, very discouraging that no one seems to care all that much, especially politicians. The worst part was the chicken industry section with all that manure. They were totally screwing those farmers, and the taxpayers.
Comment by A Former Member on April 22, 2009 at 8:46am
They're probably stealing them. This is a little OT, but I don't think the states want to squash out smoking, to be honest. In spite of the healthcare costs associated with it, it also generates a lot of tax revenues, which are of course badly needed. Financially, it benefits the government for people to continue to smoke.
Comment by A Former Member on April 21, 2009 at 4:35pm
@Sydni: Yeah, people will always take the cheaper route, no matter what. So if you want to stop something, charge for it. But on the other hand, I don't think all the taxes on cigarettes has stoped smoking.
Comment by A Former Member on April 20, 2009 at 1:33pm
FRONTLINE Presents
POISONED WATERS
Tuesday, April 21, 2009, from 9 to 11 P.M. ET on PBS

www.pbs.org/frontline/poisonedwaters

More than three decades after the Clean Water Act, iconic American waterways like the Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound are in perilous condition and facing new sources of contamination.

With polluted runoff still flowing in from industry, agriculture and massive suburban development, scientists note that many new pollutants and toxins from modern everyday life are already being found in the drinking water of millions of people across the country and pose a threat to fish, wildlife and, potentially, human health.

In FRONTLINE’s Poisoned Waters, airing Tuesday, April 21, 2009, from 9 to 11 P.M. ET on PBS (check local listings), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith examines the growing hazards to human health and the ecosystem. Read more.
Comment by A Former Member on April 18, 2009 at 8:03pm
Domino's sugar goes carbon-free

Sugar is a naturally sweet product from our earth, so it’s natural for us to want to be good stewards of our environment. We have a head start at this, in fact, because the sugar cane plant converts sunlight to energy more efficiently than any other major crop. As a result of this and the various earth friendly farming techniques and energy producing efforts at our Florida facility, the sugar you find in specially marked packages of Domino® Sugar have been certified CarbonFree® by Carbonfund.org, a non-profit organization that certifies products with carbon neutral footprints. The label CarbonFree® means the product's carbon footprint is rendered neutral by cutting green-house gases. And that’s a sweet thing for all of us! Read more.
Comment by A Former Member on April 18, 2009 at 5:17pm
Here is a PDF presentation on plastic bags you can link to, distribute, share, etc.
Comment by A Former Member on April 17, 2009 at 6:44pm
Some of you may be interested in my post on Texaco in Consumer Ethics.
Comment by A Former Member on April 17, 2009 at 5:26pm


Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming

From Publishers Weekly

Around the world, climate change is indicated by natural events-especially in shifting migration routes-leading to results familiar (species die-out) and unexpected-like the discovery of a heretofore unprecedented "pizzly," a bear cub with one polar parent and one grizzly. Not all geographical displacement is quite so friendly; as ""ecological niches are shriveling up and disappearing," common and persistent species are dying off at a rate "between 17 percent and 377 percent faster than normal" over the past 400 years. While reviewing the evidence that points to drastic changes resulting from even small global temperature increases, Barnosky also discusses biodiversity's importance, compares rates of evolutionary change with global temperatures, and recounts Earth's four previous mass extinctions. One of her grim assessments is that "many of the species that humans tend to like" will be wiped out by global warming, and spur helpful evolutionary diversification only in "what we normally call pests." For the most part Barnosky is less gloomy than curious, able and straight-forward, flavoring his report with a sense of adventure and possibility; by the end of his discussion on humanity's four-pronged problem-global warming, habitat loss, introduced species and population growth-Barnosky will have readers looking to do more than change lightbulbs.

(I have not read this, but I saw in mentioned in a newsletter today.)
 

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