Pygmy rabbit rescue hops into public spotlight

The pygmy rabbit, whose size is not much bigger than a man’s hand, was thought to be nearing extinction in Washington’s Columbia basin in 2003. Since that time, wildlife officials have undertaken to save the furry critter and today some 20 of them are, so to speak, back in their native holes.

By |2013-10-17T15:17:32-04:00October 14th, 2013|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Pygmy rabbit rescue hops into public spotlight

Environmentalists, farmers scratch out prairie chicken plan

As Western states continue to develop their oil and gas resources, environmentalists are increasingly concerned about how such activity will impact prairie chickens. Fortunately, local farmers, industry officials, and environmentalists have been working together and are now pitching a free-market solution . . .

By |2013-10-08T15:54:00-04:00October 3rd, 2013|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Environmentalists, farmers scratch out prairie chicken plan

DOE: Fossil fuels to dominate next 30 years

President Obama recently stated “We’ve got to look at the energy sources of the future.” And while he was specifically pointing to wind and solar power, it appears he’s overlooking what his own Department of Energy recently reported will dominate the next 30 years of energy production – namely fossil fuels.

By |2013-10-03T13:59:12-04:00September 30th, 2013|Just the Facts Radio|1 Comment

Enzyme breakthrough could make biofuels more affordable

While there continue to be high hopes that biofuels made from plant products like corncobs and switchgrass can help meet our growing energy needs, one major obstacle has been the cost of enzymes which are used to break down these tough plant parts into simple sugars that can be turned into ethanol.

By |2013-09-16T14:36:28-04:00August 21st, 2013|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Enzyme breakthrough could make biofuels more affordable

Studies show Green jobs destroy real jobs

In recent years, a number of politicians have been promoting the notion of Green jobs to help resuscitate our economy. And while it may sound appealing, the real-world experience of nations subsidizing environmental projects to reduce unemployment hasn’t fared very well.

By |2013-09-05T15:56:55-04:00August 8th, 2013|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Studies show Green jobs destroy real jobs