Eco-Logical: A Group for Environmentalists


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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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

Ocean anoxia from one centrury of Climate Change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

Feedbacks Accelerate Greenland Ice Melt

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

The Great Acceleration toward an inhospitable planet

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Jan 17. 1 Reply

Wind Turbine Advance

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 5. 0 Replies

signs of climate tipping points

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 31, 2014. 27 Replies

Methane, more scary than we thought

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 22, 2014. 33 Replies

Tropical Rain Forest loss means you'll go hungry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 19, 2014. 0 Replies

Greenland melt rate doubling

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 16, 2014. 2 Replies

Another Positive Feedback we'd missed

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 14, 2014. 4 Replies

Negotiating Human Extinction

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 9, 2014. 6 Replies

Frack under the Ohio River

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Oct 2, 2014. 2 Replies

Carbon Hot Spots

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 29, 2014. 0 Replies

Rethinking the economics of CO2 emissions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 19, 2014. 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, 2014. 2 Replies

Climate variability snuffing out

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 1, 2014. 0 Replies

Global surface cooling caused by Atlantic warming

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 25, 2014. 1 Reply

Antarctica melting twice as fast

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 23, 2014. 3 Replies

Methane Bomb

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 21, 2014. 1 Reply

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

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Comment by A Former Member on February 24, 2009 at 4:04pm

Stop the Pipeline to Pollution

Last week, in response to President Obama's first international visit to Canada, more than 30,000 Sierra Club activists signed a petition urging the President to advocate for clean energy and say no to further development of the dirty Canadian tar sands oil.

In the meeting, President Obama acknowledged that Canadian tar sands oil “creates a big carbon footprint” and declared that the United States was going to demonstrate leadership on dealing with global warming pollution and advancing clean energy solutions.

But oil companies are still trying to build a pipeline from Canada so they can sell us their tar sands oil, one of the dirtiest fuels on the planet.

Let President Obama and the State Department know you want clean energy that creates jobs in the United States instead of permitting a pipeline to pollution.

Comment by A Former Member on February 24, 2009 at 3:58pm

Protect America's Waters -- The Clean Water Restoration Act

Since passed by Congress in 1972, the Clean Water Act has protected our nation's lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands from unregulated pollution and destruction.

Today, however—because of two Supreme Court rulings—many water bodies are being denied the Act's protections against pollution.

Polluters argue that the Supreme Court made the law only apply to "navigable" water bodies, excluding numerous waters that were historically covered and jeopardizing the safety of the drinking water supply of hundreds of millions of Americans. Ambiguous federal agency policy directives have helped these attacks.

If adopted by Congress, the Clean Water Restoration Act will restore the law's intended power to protect American waterways from polluters.

But, before the Clean Water Restoration Act can start protecting us, we have to do our part to get it introduced in Congress and then passed into law.

Email your congressional representatives today and urge them to support a bill that will clarify and restore the longstanding protections originally intended by Congress.

Act now to ensure revitalized protections for our national waters. Ask your members of Congress to serve as original cosponsors of the Clean Water Restoration Act this Congress.

Comment by A Former Member on February 23, 2009 at 12:41pm
Mark Bittman: Eating Right Can Save The Planet

If you're one of those people hoping to change the world in 2009, writer Mark Bittman says you can start by changing what you eat.

Click on title to read or listen online.
Comment by A Former Member on February 19, 2009 at 7:11pm
Comment by A Former Member on February 19, 2009 at 5:30pm
Woman Who Speaks Tree

Radio interview

Comment by A Former Member on February 19, 2009 at 10:30am
Update: Obama's Six Easy Things

In less than a month, President Obama has tackled several items on a list of Six Easy Things that Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen set forth for the new administration last November.

Read the update.
Comment by A Former Member on February 17, 2009 at 3:45pm
I have some exciting news to share: President Obama just signed into law an economic recovery bill containing $87 billion in green investment funds--the largest investment ever in clean energy solutions!

And it was your passion and commitment to bold climate action that made this day possible. For the last two weeks, you phoned Congress for more than 121 hours through the 1Sky website--the equivalent of five days of nonstop calling on behalf of a green recovery. Kudos also to our allies who flooded congressional inboxes with emails.

President Obama and the members of Congress who supported the bill heard you loud and clear and took bold action. If we want them to do so again in the future, they need to know we have their backs today.

Please send a 'thank you' note to President Obama and the 306 members of Congress who voted for a green recovery:

The green investments in the recovery bill will not only create over 1.7 million green jobs our country needs urgently: they are also a critical down payment on a clean, renewable energy economy.

President Obama and the bill's supporters in Congress took a bold step towards real climate solutions, and they deserve our thanks for a job well done. Please send a 'thank you' note to the President and those in Congress who backed a green recovery:
This is only the first step of many to solve the climate challenge and build a clean economy. In the months ahead, we'll have to keep pushing Congress and the President to enact strong caps on carbon pollution and a halt to new coal power plants.

But in the meantime, take a moment to appreciate what we've accomplished today. Thank you for taking ownership of this movement!

Liz Butler
Field and Outreach Director, 1Sky
Comment by A Former Member on February 16, 2009 at 6:53pm
Deep Ecology

Deep ecology is a recent branch of ecological philosophy (ecosophy) that considers humankind an integral part of its environment. It is a body of thought that places greater value on non-human species, ecosystems and processes in nature than established environmental and green movements. Deep ecology has led to a new system of environmental ethics. The core principle of deep ecology as originally developed is Arne Næss's doctrine of biospheric egalitarianism — the claim that, like humanity, the living environment as a whole has the same right to live and flourish. Deep ecology describes itself as "deep" because it persists in asking deeper questions concerning "why" and "how" and thus is concerned with the fundamental philosophical questions about the impacts of human life as one part of the ecosphere, rather than with a narrow view of ecology as a branch of biological science, and aims to avoid merely utilitarian environmentalism, which it argues is concerned with resource management of the environment for human purposes.

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Comment by A Former Member on February 12, 2009 at 5:10pm
I just signed this. Take action if you can.

Stop Oil and Gas Leases of the "Polar Bear Seas"

A Bush-era landmine is ticking away in the "Polar Bear Seas"—last haven of America's threatened polar bears—and we urgently need you to help defuse it.

Our government is about to lease more than 73 million acres of these vulnerable Arctic waters for the kind of oil and gas development that destroys animal habitat and disrupts Native Alaskan communities. Amid cries of "Drill, baby, drill," this leasing scheme was rushed through late last year with almost no consideration of its devastating potential impacts.

Fortunately, President Obama is on to this plan and wants to know what you think of it. So let's tell him ... now ... before things spin out of our control.

Obama has instructed the federal Minerals Management Service (MMS) to take your comments on the leasing proposal and use them in making a decision on whether to proceed.

Tell the MMS to immediately halt this ill-conceived plan and set forth a proper timetable for looking at the consequences. Do we really need to rush into something that could destroy what is wild and wonderful in the Arctic?

Ask the Obama administration to consider whether we want a few years of oil and gas in trade for the lifetime loss of polar bears, endangered bowhead whales, beluga whales, walrus, seals, migratory birds and other creatures. And for that matter, is it fair to Native Alaskans?

Remind the administration that global warming has already hurt this remarkable region more than any other place on earth. Why would we pile on the inevitable harms associated with industrial oil and gas development? Without having any way to clean a major oil spill from such icy areas, isn't it lunacy to allow drilling that even Bush admits has a 40 percent chance of causing such a spill?

The time is now to end what Bush began. Tell Obama today: Stop the "Polar Bear Seas" lease sales! Keep the drillers out of our Arctic seas.

Sign now.
Comment by A Former Member on February 12, 2009 at 12:01pm

Google Earth Adds Oceans

In an effort that environmentalists hope will spur additional interest around the world in saving struggling marine ecosystems, search engine giant Google last week released a new version of its free Earth software (Version 5.0) with greatly expanded coverage of the world’s oceans. Through this new version, users can virtually dive beneath the surface and visit the deepest part of the ocean, the Mariana Trench; explore the ocean with top marine experts from National Geographic and BBC; learn about ocean observations, climate change and endangered species; and discover new places including surf, dive and travel hotspots and shipwrecks. The software also allows users to read up on which seafoods are harvested in an unsustainable manner to help consumers make better choices when they are at a supermarket or restaurant. Anyone who cares about or is inspired by the world’s oceans owes it to themselves to check it out.

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