Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Federal Budget Cannot Be Balanced on the Back of America’s Lands and Waters

By Mark Tercek huffingtonpost.com 7/24/11 Recently I sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives opposing passage of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for 2012 that will go to the House floor this coming week. … Continue reading

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The Environmental Consequences of Religious Scientism

By Robert J. Cabin huffingtonpost.com 7/22/11 “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” –Albert Einstein In my previous blog I introduced the problem of scientism — the religious-like belief that science is … Continue reading

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Carbon capture and utilisation could make economic sense

By Fiona Harvey guardian.co.uk 25 July 2011 Many countries are investing in techniques of utilising CO2 for manufacturing processes – but UK is getting left behind Passing carbon dioxide through slag left over from steel-making turns the waste product into … Continue reading

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Green-Education Bill Introduced In Congress

by Laura Caseley earthtechling.com July 22nd, 2011 A bipartisan bill introduced in both the House and Senate would support efforts to boost environmental education in the United States by focusing on preparing students for green jobs and improving general environmental … Continue reading

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Appleton, Russian students make difference in communities by volunteering

By Kara Patterson Appleton Post-Crescent Jul. 24, 2011 Eight teenagers who live a world apart have spent nearly four weeks together this summer making a difference in their respective communities. Students in the Fox Cities-Kurgan Sister Cities Program’s Global Institute … Continue reading

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Students become botanists for a day at the local zoo

By Nikki Namdar centralfloridafuture.com July 24, 2011 The animal division of Volunteer UCF took their first trip to the zoo and became botanists for the day to help maintain the environment for the zoo’s wildlife. “We have a very diverse … Continue reading

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WWF accused of failing to regulate sustainable timber scheme

John Vidal The Guardian (UK) 25 July 2011 Investigative group claims that members of group’s Global forest and trade network are involved in ‘highly destructive activities’ Conservation group WWF let timber companies use its panda brand logo while they were … Continue reading

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Sign of success: Endangered pygmy rabbits breed in the wild

By Katy Muldoon The Oregonian July 23, 2011 Sometimes success comes in the tiniest packages. Take the case of the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit, a species nearly extinct in 2002, when only 16 were known to exist in the wild. … Continue reading

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The world’s biggest problem? Too many people

By Mary Ellen Harte and Anne Ehrlich Los Angeles Times July 21, 2011 Our unsustainable population levels are depleting resources and denying a decent future to our descendants. We must stop the denial. Think back on what you talked about … Continue reading

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UN security council to consider climate change peacekeeping force

By Suzanne Goldenberg guardian.co.uk 20 July 2011 A special meeting of the United Nations security council is due to consider whether to expand its mission to keep the peace in an era of climate change. Small island states, which could … Continue reading

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