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: 15 hours ago

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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Tropical Rain Forest loss means you'll go hungry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 15 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

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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

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Antarctic process melts Arctic

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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

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Comment by A Former Member on February 12, 2009 at 11:57am


(I just did this.)

Yesterday, thanks in part to all of your calls and emails, the Senate passed its version of the economic recovery plan.

But, the Senate version of the recovery package contains less than half the $500 million for green jobs training that President Obama requested and the House of Representatives passed.

Time is of the essence. The House and the Senate will reconcile their two versions of the recovery bill THIS WEEK, and send the final bill to President Obama for his signature.

Sign here.
Comment by A Former Member on February 6, 2009 at 1:42pm
Comment by A Former Member on February 6, 2009 at 1:34pm
Last week, you helped America make a huge leap towards a clean energy economy that works for everyone.

Because of your calls to Congress--over 4,600 minutes of total call time!--the House passed an economic recovery bill containing over $100 billion for green projects. That's the largest investment in green projects we've ever seen, and it could create over 2 million jobs that this country needs urgently.

But now the action moves to the Senate, where those green projects are in grave danger of being axed from the stimulus bill. Many senators are already proposing large cuts to the bill--including those green projects you helped pass.

Call your senators today and tell them to keep the recovery green:

http://www.1sky.org/green-recovery

Your senators need to hear from you now, before opponents of the stimulus and fossil fuel industry lobbyists can kill those projects--such as greater investment in public transit and energy efficiency--we fought so hard to pass in the House. Here's how your senators can keep the recovery green:

Invest more in public transit - This will save Americans millions of dollars in gas, create more jobs and cut pollution;
Invest more in energy efficiency - It's the fastest way to save money on energy, reduce our dependence on dirty fossil fuels and create jobs right away.

Call your senators today and tell them to keep the recovery green:

http://www.1sky.org/green-recovery

We've made calling the Senate easy for you: Just enter your phone number, address and zip code on the action page and we'll connect you to your senators' offices -- at no cost to you!

You made history last week by pushing the House to approve historic investments in green jobs, efficiency and clean, renewable energy.

But now is not the time to pat ourselves on the back. Please call your senators today and tell them that the future of our economy depends on keeping the recovery package green.

On behalf of the 1Sky team,

Liz Butler
Field and Outreach Director, 1Sky
Comment by A Former Member on February 6, 2009 at 1:10pm

To follow up on my previous comment, Polar Bears have had to seek after a new food source. This is their latest prey.
Comment by A Former Member on February 6, 2009 at 11:51am
NRDC Calls On the Obama Administration to Rescue the Polar Bear

After eight years of the Bush Administration's "polluters-first" policies, polar bears are on a fast slide toward extinction. NRDC is urging President Obama's new Interior Secretary to take swift action to reverse these disastrous policies and grant polar bears full-fledged protection under the Endangered Species Act. Even though extinction is looming as soon as 2050 for Alaska's polar bears, Interior Secretary Salazar will be under extreme pressure from the powerful oil lobby to maintain the Bush "polar bears be damned" stance. That's why NRDC is working to mobilize a nationwide outcry -- one million voices strong -- that cannot be ignored. Stand up for the polar bear and speak out now!

Read More About the Polar Bear's Plight
Comment by A Former Member on January 30, 2009 at 12:55pm
Help Reverse the Bush Assault on Endangered Species
Before leaving office, the Bush Administration rammed through a regulatory change to the Endangered Species Act that would threaten efforts to save polar bears, wolves, manatees and nearly 1,200 other species from extinction.

Now it’s up to Congress to clean up the mess left by the Bush/Cheney Administration. Will you help?

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) introduced a resolution (H.J. Res. 18) that would overturn the Bush Administration’s 11th hour attempt to undermine the Endangered Species Act. But he needs the support of your Representative to pass it.

Please write your Representative now and urge him or her to stand up for America’s endangered wildlife by co-sponsoring H.J. Res. 18.

http://www.defenders.org/take_action/
Comment by A Former Member on January 19, 2009 at 2:30pm
I love this show. If you've not listened to, it is well worth your time. I stream it online at work during the day.

Living on Earth
Comment by A Former Member on January 17, 2009 at 9:34pm
I haven't read this yet, but it is on my list to read. It looks good, but only has one customer review (four stars) on Amazon.com

Oil: A Beginner's Guide


Without oil, there would be no globalisation, no plastic, little transport, and a global political landscape that few would recognise. In this captivating book Vaclav Smil explains all matters related to the 'black stuff', from its discovery in the earth, right through to the political maelstrom that surrounds it today. Packed with fascinating facts and insight, this book will provide readers with the science and politics behind the world's most controversial resource.

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"At last, an accurate and readable book which effectively presents the whole range of issues which are required for an understanding of the complex global oil system." -- Peter Odell, Professor Emeritus of International Energy Studies, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and recipient of the 2006 OPEC Award

"Smil's knowledge is famously and fabulously encyclopedic." Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University and author of The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time. "Terrific. Smil has done it again, producing a book from which we can all create new insights, this time explaining oil production, consumption and the broader impacts it has upon society." Chris Mottershead - Distinguished Advisor Energy and the Environment, BP plc, and Director of the Carbon Trust in London. "At last, an accurate and readable book which effectively presents the whole range of issues which are required for an understanding of the complex global oil system." Peter Odell, Professor Emeritus of International Energy Studies, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and recipient of the 2006 OPEC Award.

"Smil's knowledge is famously and fabulously encyclopedic." -- Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University and author of The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time

"Terrific. Smil has done it again, producing a book from which we can all create new insights, this time explaining oil production, consumption and the broader impacts it has upon society." -- Chris Mottershead, Distinguished Advisor Energy and the Environment, BP plc, and Director of the Carbon Trust in London

"In a fluent, easy style [Smil] delves into the world of oil from its discovery on the ground through to its effect on prices at the petrol pumps, and to its impact on future generations." -- The Good Book Guide, May 2008
Comment by A Former Member on January 9, 2009 at 12:20pm
Must see DVD

A Crude Awakening - The Oil Crash

While the previous eco-doc Who Killed the Electric Car? spent some time on the world's oil crisis, A Crude Awakening (formerly OilCrash) builds an entire film around the subject. Swiss journalist Basil Gelpke and Irish filmmaker Ray McCormack have constructed their narrative in a conventional manner, alternating between talking heads, archival footage, and modern-day material, but the addition of several pieces by Phillip Glass is an artful touch (and evokes his work on 1988's The Thin Blue Line). Throughout, a diverse array of experts from the U.S., Azerbaijan, Venezuela, and other countries explain how the 20th century became addicted to "the blood of the dinosaurs," and why contemporary society needs to change course. As attorney/activist Matthew David Savinar puts it, "Oil is our God." As Stanford professor Terry Lynn Karl adds, "More and more oil is going to come from less and less stable places...places that actually challenge the taking of oil in the first place." One of the more chilling revelations concerns the discrepancy between the reserves oil-producing nations claim they possess and the actual amount. These padded estimates allow them to drill with impunity, leading to an abundance of wealth in the short term and cataclysmic consequences once they've depleted their supply of this non-renewable resource. A Crude Awakening isn't exactly a day-brightener, but Gelpke and McCormack are comprehensive and impartial in their inquiry, which makes for an informative examination of a vitally important subject. Extras include extended interviews with four participants and bonus chapter Petrostates. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Comment by A Former Member on January 2, 2009 at 10:34am
The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed

From Publishers Weekly
The felling of a celebrated giant golden spruce tree in British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands takes on a potent symbolism in this probing study of an unprecedented act of eco-vandalism. First-time author Vaillant, who originally wrote about the death of the spruce for the New Yorker, profiles the culprit, an ex-logger turned messianic environmentalist who toppled the famous tree—the only one of its kind—to protest the destruction of British Columbia's old-growth forest, then soon vanished mysteriously. Vaillant also explores the culture and history of the Haida Indians who revered the tree, and of the logging industry that often expresses an elegiac awe for the ancient trees it is busily clear-cutting. Writing in a vigorous, evocative style, Vaillant portrays the Pacific Northwest as a region of conflict and violence, from the battles between Europeans and Indians over the 18th-century sea otter trade to the hard-bitten, macho milieu of the logging camps, where grisly death is an occupational hazard. It is also, in his telling, a land of virtually infinite natural resources overmatched by an even greater human rapaciousness. Through this archetypal story of "people fail[ing] to see the forest for the tree," Vaillant paints a haunting portrait of man's vexed relationship with nature.
 

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