Few trees are of greater ecological importance to the American northwest than the whitebark pine. Its hardy branches and nutritionally dense seeds provide food and shelter for a host of animals including grizzlies, nutcrackers and red squirrels. And it’s for this reason conservationists have become alarmed by its declining presence in which 90 percent of the trees have died off in recent years. The villains are a pair of natural enemies: namely the pine beetle and a fungus called blister rust. Fortunately biologists are fighting back by planting varieties of the trees that are resistant to the fungus and [...]
BY JON BASIL UTLEY: Sea level is barely rising, but you wouldn't know it from the media.
By Grace Cancelmo: In the U.S. alone, there are about 84,000 dams, ranging from small to large, however, less than ten percent of these dams are used to actually generate power. Hydroelectricity generates about twelve percent of the electricity in the U.S. The expansion of hydroelectricity to these dams is possible.
“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.” ― Mark Twain
By John McClaughry: In Vermont the carbon tax just won't die.
(Copenhagen, Denmark, December 16, 2009) Global warming skeptics from CFACT yesterday pulled off an international climate caper using GPS triangulation from Greenpeace's own on-board camera photos to locate and sail up long-side of the infamous Greenpeace vessel, Rainbow Warrior. Then in Greenpeace-like fashion, the CFACT activists unfurled a banner reading "Propaganda Warrior" which underscored how the radical green group’s policies and agenda are based on myths, lies, and exaggerations. Earlier in the day the activists daringly boarded Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise with neither stealth nor force, but by baffling the crew with doughnuts, and unfurled a banner that read “Ship of Lies” off [...]