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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

Bloomberg.com:

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

CNN:

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

CNN:

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

NY Times:

He grows mold, he grows mold, he will wear his trousers cold ...

apologies to t.s. eliot ...

10/05/05 • 09:42 AM • EnvironmentalHistoryHuman RightsPolitics • (0) Comments

Albuquerque Tribune:

Shall we talk ‘price gouging’?  Where is the outrage?  Firewood prices surge after storms.  With the beetle-death of thousands (millions?) of pinon trees, the 30% increase causes one to pause and reflect, even in the face of higher gas prices.

10/03/05 • 10:18 AM • EconomicsEnvironmentalSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments

Two New York Times Editorials:

Congress and Katrina, and Exploiting Katrina.

10/03/05 • 09:16 AM • EconomicsEnvironmentalHuman RightsNature • (0) Comments

CSM:

Motorcycle safety schools see boomer boomlet.  The problem with some safety courses, is that they put you on small-displacement cycles.  These are light, easy to maneuvre.  Taking the NJ standard motorcycle test, I completed it on a 125cc motocross-style bike.  Another individual was there on a Harley, and there was no way that bike could negotiate the 90-degree turn required; no skill could overcome the geometry of the bike.  My advice: buy a smaller used bike and build your skills until your reactions are automatic, before advancing to the uber-cool but comparatively unmaneuverable cruiser.

09/30/05 • 08:55 AM • ConsumptionEnvironmentalGeneralHome & LivingSports • (1) Comments

Times Online.UK:

Venice will get its “underwater dams.”

09/29/05 • 01:20 PM • EnvironmentalHistoryNatureScience • (0) Comments

NY Times:

Michael Crichton, Novelist, Becomes Senate Witness.  First, affluent rock stars for human rights, now popular novelists against climate science.  Why not ask the scientists themselves?  Better yet, why not walk outside and look around?

09/29/05 • 10:45 AM • BooksEnvironmentalPoliticsScience • (0) Comments

NY Times:

Interior Secretary Says U.S. Will Push Search for Energy.  Among other whoppers, “Construction of cellphone towers, Ms. Norton said, is not necessarily deleterious to park landscapes.”  Here’s a photo of the cell tower upon Signal Mountain, in Grand Teton National Park.  Green paint seems the only mitigation to the eyesore.  And, one can ask, “Why cellphones in the National Parks in the first place?”  Don’t give me the ‘safety’ lecture.  Enjoyment of the park is challenged enough by the dulcet tones of diesel RV’s ... add to that crass individuals shouting on their cellphones at all the lookouts, and you’re approaching overload for any enjoyment you might be looking for.  ATVs, snowmobiles ... don’t even start.

09/28/05 • 08:35 AM • EnvironmentalLawNaturePolitics • (0) Comments
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