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NY Times:

Old Ways of Life Are Fading as the Arctic Thaws.  The opposition to ‘global warming’ is getting more and more ridiculous in the face of clear and present evidence.  Statistics can lie; nature doesn’t.

10/20/05 • 09:25 AM • EnvironmentalNaturePoliticsScience • (0) Comments

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Gordon Coale’s got the goods on motorized bikes ...

10/19/05 • 06:34 PM • EnvironmentalGeneralHome & Living • (0) Comments


Senate panel OKs oil drilling in Arctic refuge.  “As much as 10.4 billion barrels of crude could be recovered from the refuge’s coastal plain, according to government estimates.”  My italics.  As much as?  Our daily consumption is on the order of 23 million barrels a day.  Do the math.  That’s roughly 434 days of supply.  As a ‘cushion’, that isn’t much ... unless the government significantly steps up conservation and efficiency measures.

10/19/05 • 11:00 AM • EnvironmentalPolitics • (0) Comments

SF New Mexican:

House approves new wilderness for New Mexico.  But will the President sign it?

10/19/05 • 09:28 AM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments

SF New Mexican:

You’re buying a ‘cord’ of wood, but is that what you’re getting?  Usually, no.

10/19/05 • 09:25 AM • EnvironmentalHome & LivingSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments


2005 lining up to be the second hottest year on record.

10/14/05 • 03:24 PM • EnvironmentalNature • (0) Comments

Times Online.UK:

Britain isn’t waiting around.  Bird flu alert: one million children need jabs.  And, Thousands of secret tests to find first signs of disease.

10/13/05 • 08:38 PM • EnvironmentalHealthHuman RightsScience • (0) Comments

NY Times Op-Ed Contributor:

After the Deluge, Some Questions.  Match point.

10/13/05 • 10:17 AM • DesignEnvironmentalHuman RightsPoliticsScience • (0) Comments

SF New Mexican:

Testing under way for chronic wasting disease.  For science, it sounds like a great idea. For saving human lives, eight to ten weeks of freezing meat before eating may be an unrealistically long lead time ... especially with the other financial challenges this coming winter.  They should let people know when the meat is ‘clean’, not just when it’s contaminated.

10/13/05 • 09:00 AM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe LocalScholarly • (0) Comments


Clean Water Case Gets Supreme Court Review.

10/11/05 • 03:06 PM • EnvironmentalLawNature • (1) Comments

NY Times Science:

Foal by Foal, the Wildest of Horses Is Coming Back.  Tangential: I pride myself on my spelling abilities, but can never, ever spell this one right on the first go.

10/11/05 • 09:49 AM • EnvironmentalNatureScience • (0) Comments

NY Times:

Fearing Heat Costs, Many Take Preventive Action.  I’m working on putting plastic in my windows, postponing firing up the boiler for the radiant heat.  Burning wood to bring temps up, using ceiling fans to distribute the heat.  Wearing more wool.  Computers and printers are quite efficient little heaters, really, too.  Note, burning more wood or other combustibles, noone’s discussing the environmental effects.  Yet.

10/11/05 • 09:45 AM • EnvironmentalPersonalSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments

SF New Mexican/AP:

Richardson not only governor parking gas guzzler.  Governor Richardson takes repeated beatings in New Mexico.  No state likes being a perceived stepping-stool to higher political aspirations.  I saw a bumper sticker the other day:  “Richardson in 2008; Why should we be the only ones to suffer?”  That gives you the flavor of how some New Mexicans feel about our Governor.  Many New Mexicans take the ‘glass half empty’ view, I’m afraid.

10/11/05 • 09:38 AM • EnvironmentalPoliticsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments

SF New Mexican:

Winter storm hits Rockies.

10/11/05 • 09:24 AM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments

SF New Mexican:

Health officials convene in Eldorado to uncover clues why area remains haunted by plague.  Oh, rats.

10/10/05 • 09:01 AM • EnvironmentalHome & LivingPersonalSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments


On refinery capacity.  Point (article), counterpoint (pdf).

10/07/05 • 12:30 PM • ConsumptionEconomicsEnvironmentalPolitics • (1) Comments

The Economist:

An award for the struggling nuclear detectives.  “In all of human history, no civilisation has ever voluntarily laid down its most powerful weapons. It remains to be seen whether ours can be the first.”

10/07/05 • 09:51 AM • EnvironmentalHistoryHuman RightsPolitics • (0) Comments

NY Times:

G.E. Commits to Dredging 43 Miles of Hudson River.

10/07/05 • 08:28 AM • EnvironmentalHuman Rights • (0) Comments

SF New Mexican:

Experts: No end in sight for New Mexico drought.  We had no significant ‘monsoon season’ this year; we’ve had a little precip as the seasons change, but nowhere near enough.

10/07/05 • 08:17 AM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments

SF New Mexican:

African “killer bees” have arrived in the Santa Fe area.

10/07/05 • 08:13 AM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments

SF New Mexican:

When it rains, it pours.  Pipeline fees mean higher heating bills.

10/06/05 • 10:50 AM • EconomicsEnvironmental • (0) Comments

SF New Mexican:

Governor Richardson to trade in his Lincoln Navigator for a Ford SUV Hybrid.  “Two weeks ago, this column pointed out that the governor showed up in his huge Lincoln Navigator — which gets about 13 mpg — for a news conference at a Santa Fe gas station to talk about the country’s over-dependence on gas and oil.”

10/06/05 • 10:30 AM • EnvironmentalPolitics • (0) Comments

CNN Money:

Gasoline surge leads to pedal power.

10/06/05 • 09:37 AM • ConsumptionEnvironmentalPhysical Fitness • (0) Comments


Storms turn everyday items to toxic trash.  Glad to see the word “recycling” being used more than once here.

10/05/05 • 03:50 PM • EnvironmentalHome & LivingHuman RightsNature • (0) Comments

Albuquerque Tribune:

Secure all nuclear weapons development at one site.  “... the threat of espionage dictated that the complex be spread out in the 1940s and ‘50s, but now the threat is terrorism.”

10/05/05 • 02:20 PM • EnvironmentalHuman RightsPoliticsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments
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