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08:36pm 24/02/2009
  It's like Jindal said, "Let's see ... what can turn Mary into a Ranty McRantypants?" So he tried that one line, and it worked:
01:03pm 31/05/2008
  Conservative grassroots group Grassfire.org wants people to waste as much energy as possible on June 12 by "hosting a barbecue, going for a drive, watching television, leaving a few lights on, or even smoking a few cigars."
The point: the group wants to "help Americans break free from the 'carbon footprint guilt' being imposed by Climate Alarmists."

Sometimes I think I need an icon that's just me opening my mouth then shutting it because it feels like something must be said, but there's nothing to say.
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03:05pm 09/04/2008
  Oh my word.

Inexplicable tears:

And it's easy to see why as you walk away from the clamor into an oasis where slanting beams of sunlight caress rugged red trunks that have stood for hundreds of years.
It almost didn't happen. There was a time when these trees came close to feeling the bite of loggers' saws. But stout efforts by early preservationists turned the area into a national monument in 1908.

Thank you, William Kent.
09:07am 20/11/2007
  Keep in mind that the Chinese government(s) has envisioned the dam for a full century, it was just a matter of waiting for technology to catch up:
The first sign was just a crack in the terraced earth, about four inches wide and 35 feet long, villagers said. But engineers found that the crevasse betrayed the danger of a massive landslide. They judged the risk so great that most of Miaohe's 250 farmers were temporarily evacuated. Fearing the hillside would never be safe again, the government started constructing a replacement village on a nearby plateau, blasted out of rock for increased stability.

"This is going to be good," said Han Qinbi, 60, a grizzled peasant who pointed at the spacious new house he and his family will be moving into next summer.

But what Han saw as good fortune was a bad omen for the Chinese government. In the 18 months since the Three Gorges Dam was completed, increasingly clear signs of environmental degradation have started to accumulate along the Yangtze, just as activists had warned. Among the most troubling have been incidents of geological instability in the soaring gorges that now embrace a reservoir stretching behind the dam across a good portion of Hubei province 600 miles southwest of Beijing.
09:54pm 13/11/2007
  Pretty Planet!

Also, it's geography awareness week! What are you doing to celebrate?
10:11am 09/11/2007
  National Geographic:

Oil-covered birds are among the first victims of this week's oil spill in the San Francisco Bay. Scientists say damage to wildlife could last years.

This is where I live. :/ These are the beaches my dogs play on, and the birds I spend time with.
07:15pm 24/10/2007
  Jon Carroll, on water:

It seems evident we should meet the reality of falling supply with concerted efforts to create falling demand.

He's fun when he's trying to be funny, but every so often he just sits down and tells it, and tells it well.
09:26am 26/08/2007
  I stumbled across this really nifty-looking geography and earth-science material on geology.com:

Designing and Creating Earth Science Lessons with Google EarthTM

I could just wallow in this for hours.
11:55am 21/06/2007

Any thoughts on this? Is it really about global warming or is there a metanarative going on here?
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07:55am 13/04/2007
  altfriday5 has a water use theme this month:Read more...Collapse )  
01:14pm 21/03/2007
  A video about recycling that I made as a reporter for Youth Noise. Feedback is appreciated.

Check out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzwXAj84Fxc


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global warming 
12:54pm 09/03/2007

I watched that program last nigt and I was happy to hear some sence for once and not the usual 'the world is comming to an end' type thing that usually accompanies any show about 'global warming'.
This whole global warming thing as turned into an anticapitalist, anti american, anti progress love in for people that think everyone was better off before industrialisation.This program as been a long time comming.

The Great Global Warming Swindle on Channel 4

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seven new world wonders... 
01:39pm 01/02/2007
  vote! : http://www.new7wonders.com/  
Recycling on Campus 
04:52pm 18/09/2006
Im studying at two Universities in Perth, Western Australia, and one thing Ive noticed is that there are hardly any recycling bins, and even if there are 1-2 on a campus they are miles away from where people sit to eat/drink/whatever, so noone uses them!

I realised this, when I took my empty coke bottle out to the car, cos it was easier than finding a recycling bin.

Has anyone else noticed this on their local university campus?

Do you think that certain unis might recycle more than others, due to a different range of students?

What can the uni do about this?

What can students do? I mean there are environmental officers, how much are they able to do?

And when you think about the PAPER wasted, I often write 6000 word essays, and rarely can I submit them and receive them back entirely online, saving the paper.
SOME faculties have paper recycling programs, but not all.

Whats your view?
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about climate change 
08:52pm 04/09/2006
  Climate Change is a global issue that is currently affecting our lives. It is the warming of our planet caused by an increased concentration of certain gases in the atmosphere which traps heat. the major cause of climate change is carbon dioxide from coal,oil and natural gas. Much of the power used in the Philippines are from these sources contributing to the climate change in asia.
 Yet there is so much renewable energy potential here in the Philippines. We are an agricultural country where we can derive a lot of biomass fuel. We are on the fringes of the Asia Pacific monsoonal belt thus a good source of wind power. And being an archipelago near the equator, Solar energy is very viable. Thus we want to push the Department of Energy, an agency of the Philippine government, to implement the goal of renewable energy in the Philippines. We want the Philippines to be powered with at least 10% of renewable energy. We want a clean energy revolution. Help us join our cause! 

thanks in advance to all those who wish to take part!
Hey guys! 
10:39am 10/07/2006
mood: accomplished
I've been posting recent environmental articles in my personal LJ. Please add me to your friends so you can get these. I dont want to flood or constantly cross-post (and I'm lazy lol).
Hope you like my LJ. ^_^
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07:02pm 13/05/2006
mood: pensive
I think the reason that most Americans don't make various efforts to save the environment is that were so privileged. Most of us can get whatever we want whenever we want it, and we would rather enjoy our privileges than be resourceful. After all, a lot of people would rather have a fancy car and be able to pick up chicks than ride their bike or take the train. That's why a lot people don't think twice before throwing a recyclable bottle in the trash can.
I think various environmental groups should try to raise awareness by informing people on how many resources we use versus how other countries use resources. Maybe if people realized that we don't really need to have all the crap we do, people might make more of an effort to preserve the Earth.

(on a random note, I think a guy riding a bike would be much hotter than a guy in a flashy convertible. He probably would be more fit anyways.)
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I get money for saving the earth 
01:17pm 19/01/2006
mood: bored waiting 4 class 2 start
yup I do. I work at a S.A.F.E WASTE DISPOSAL CENTER. What that means is that this is a place where you can drop off unwanted things such as: old computers, t.v's, small household apliances, pesticides, paint, old medicine,oil, oil filters, and other house hold hazardous waste.

It is located on Imperial between pershing dr. and dockweiler beach it is open on saturdays and sundays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. so come give me a visit I'll ask you a few questions and people will unload your things from your car, and your on your way knowing that you helped the earth.

bye hope to see you all soon!
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Hi community 
08:36pm 30/11/2005
  I have been a soil scientist for 20 years. Most people jump from geology straight to the surface without considering the soil resource in planning. I would be glad to supply information on this resource whenever it is needed. I rant and rave on my journal about origins of the earth. It is my hobby.

If I can ever be of any assistance on issues related to soil, just ask.
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Leaving me breathless. 
03:39pm 13/10/2005
mood: Breathless
So, this week we finally covered natural selction and evolution in my Bio class. It is so fucking cool, we even briefly covered the evolution of whales which I was the only person in class that knew what he was talking about on the count that I did a report on it for my Earth History class. muahahahahahahaha! Yesss!

And now a word from my boy Chucky: "I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.” – Charles Darwin
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