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Oil spills are back in the news, at least here in California, as we find out that instead of the 21,000 gallons of crude oil initially reported, at least 105,000 gallons have spilled into the beaches of Santa Barbara and
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Reported by CoCo Times and KTVU 50 Million gallons of water lost  – In the middle of the drought – this sucks Alameda County Water District officials say no lasting impact – but it still isn’t good Sometimes (often) I
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Long Beach New York, the town I grew up in, was devastated by hurricane Sandy.  I don’t know what else to say, except to recognize once again that I need to get back to eco-blogging.   I don’t know if
Heartland Institute compares belief in global warming to mass murder | Leo Hickman | Environment | guardian.co.uk
  From the Guardian The Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based rightwing thinktank notorious for promoting climate scepticism, has launched quite possibly one of the most ill-judged poster campaigns in the history of ill-judged poster campaigns. Heartland’s press release  leaves us shaking
The High Cost of Losing Urban Trees – Jobs & Economy – The Atlantic Cities
Every tree in urban Tennessee provides an estimated $2.25 worth of measurable economic benefits every year. Might not seem like a lot, but with 284 million urban trees in the state, the payoff’s pretty big. Through energy savings, air and
STUDY: Climate Coverage Plummets On Broadcast Networks | Media Matters for America
The network news shows have stopped talking about climate change  –  Where they discuss it at all, they talk about the politics of climate change, and not the science.   Most egregious of all… Each Network Covered Donald Trump More
RealClimate: Arctic Sea Ice Volume: PIOMAS, Prediction, and the Perils of Extrapolation
RealClimate: Arctic Sea Ice Volume: PIOMAS, Prediction, and the Perils of Extrapolation. I am not a climate scientist.  But the folks over at RealClimate definitely are.  The writing is mostly for other scientists, and the discussions detailed. RealClimate tends to
California Climate Change Study: Golden State Most Likely To Survive Global Warming
California Climate Change Study: Golden State Most Likely To Survive Global Warming. OK – I love California as much as anyone.  One of the many things I love about our state is that we tend to be one of the
BBC News publishes misleading report promoting single use plastic bags.
So,  I started reading the BBC news report What should be done about plastic bags?. and could tell in the first paragraph where the report was going” Every year 800,000 tonnes of so-called single-use plastic bags are used in the European
Climate scientists: It’s basically too late to stop warming | Grist
Climate scientists: It’s basically too late to stop warming | Grist. Grist reports some sobering news Scientists have been saying for a while that we have until between 2015 and 2020 to start radically reducing our carbon emissions, and what do you