Our Blog | August 2009

US Chamber of Commerce Demands Hearing on Climate Change Evidence

by: EJ on 08/31/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

The US Chamber of Commerce is calling for the Environmental Protection Agency to hold a public hearing to determine whether climate change represents a threat to human health. They are disputing the science behind the EPA's declaration in April of this year that "greenhouse gases are responsible for climate change and endanger public health and …

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Guest Post - Albert Bates

by: Heather on 08/28/2009
Posted in: Guest Posts

Albert Bates, author of The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook: Recipes for Changing Times, is currently in Ireland teaching a permaculture course. He will be doing book signings in Counties Tipperary, Killarny, Kells, and at the Electric Picnic and Dublin Fringe next week. He sent along this story from the Tipperary paper. Sláinte …

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250 Years of Coal? Richard Heinberg Says Peak Coal in 20 Years

by: EJ on 08/27/2009
Posted in: New Books

Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, and author of Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis speaks on the coming of peak coal. Several studies in the last three years suggest that coal supplies both globally and within the United States are much smaller than previously predicted. In addition, he suggests …

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The Magical Thinking of a Peak Oil Skeptic

by: Heather on 08/26/2009
Posted in: Peak Oil

What absolute rubbish. I can't believe that drivel such as Michael Lynch's ‘Peak Oil' Is a Waste of Energy is still being given credence anywhere. It may only be an Op-Ed piece, but if I were the New York Times I would be embarrassed to feature such shoddy "research" and arrogant dismissal of climate science anywhere in my pages. Here's a …

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Hair Dye Leaves an Ugly Mess

by: Heather on 08/25/2009
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Franke James' latest visual essay, The Beehive and the Hairball delivers a wake up call about some of the more toxic practices of the cosmetics industry - some of the same issues that Stacy Malkan explores in depth in Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry.

According to Stacy, 40% of all North American women colour their hair. …

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