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2.16.2013

Gross-out alert, ahead: Have you ever resided where the bathroom was 15 minutes away...

A. When you had exploding diarrhea?

B.  'A,' when the bathroom was closed from 6pm till maybe 8am?

Was it the hard boiled egg, or sandwich, from my nice sat am church folk?  

Butt cheek muscles, I love you. I'm forever in your debt.  Don't fail me now.

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02.16.13 'Loving got stomped, twice, as I slept last night....'

Same group of early 20's two legged refuse - a group of three.  Laughing like hyenas.  It was raining so none of the other homeless were around, none of the usual passers by, so these walking turds, my brothers all, these cowards got their jollies stomping a homeless guy.  Both times it caught me off guard, but thinking of it for an hour after the second - what a gift, what a lesson; what a reminder.

How do I know what I'm here for?  Maybe it is to absorb some of the evil, hatred, wreckage embodied in these three, with last night's terrorization by them, or tonight's getting my head bashed in.  They'll only victimize so many people, so many times before they see their own evil and stop, or are stopped by the police.  Being part of the absorption of their evil, from them, Redeeming, Ransoming... so another(s) don't suffer... that, THAT would be worth my Life, for sure.

The Great Apostles of Loving - Assisi, Teresa, Gandhi, Jesus, MLK Jr... - are sooooooo sick of the evil, the Fleshly Spirit dominating in the world they are willing to be used in any way, in ANY WAY to absorb, and not add to, all that Hatred, Mean-ness, Lovelessness, Smallheartedness...; and each measure of diminishment of the Fleshly Spirit makes room for, and eventually empowers the Loving Spirit, Christ, God Spirit in others.  [And Serving the neediest, the greatest needs, the founding of the Kingdom, in this way is, IS, = ... Joy, Heaven.  Always.  Loving IS its own reward; the Only Ultimate Reward].

Me too.

ps: Yes, they were three black guys, a predictable product of the hateful environment that we over-privileged white folk have relegated them to grow down in - toxic waste from toxic waste.

pps:  I remember the homeless guy I occasionally saw about 4 years ago who one morning appeared with black eyes, bloody lip, black and blue face.  He'd been sleeping in an ally near a bar frequented by the affluent college kids of DC and a couple of white college guys stomped him bloody.  A different kind of toxic waste, deadly affloholism, breeds toxic waste.

nd "Look at that bum (Loving, me) with a LAPTOP," the passerby said to another today.' Loving

"Look at that bum (Loving, me) with a LAPTOP," the passerby said to another today.' Loving

nd 'Correctly, 99% of all Pr. Obama's Efforts to Set up, and Assure 2014 Retaking the House. Only way sane legislation can pass.' Loving

nd 'Correctly, 99% of all Pr. Obama's Efforts to Set up, and Assure 2014 Retaking the House.  Only way sane legislation can pass.' Loving

***** Gandhi on Leo Tolstoy: "No one in the West before him or since has written and spoken on non-violence so fully or insistently and with such penetration and insight . . ." (MORE)

Gandhi on Leo Tolstoy

From "The Essential Gandhi," Louis Fischer


[When] I was passing through a severe crisis of scep-
ticism and doubt ... I came across Tolstoy's book
The Kingdom of God Is Within You, and was deeply
impressed by it. I was at that time a believer in violence.
Its reading cured me of my scepticism and made me a
firm believer in [non- violence]. What has appealed to
me most in Tolstoy s life is that he practised what
he preached and reckoned no cost too great in his pursuit
of truth. . . .

He was the greatest apostle of non-violence the present
age has produced. No one in the West before him or
since has written and spoken on non-violence so fully or
insistently and with such penetration and insight . . .

[His] remarkable development of this doctrine puts to
shame the present-day narrow and lop-sided interpre-
tation put upon it by the votaries of Ahimsa in this land
of ours. . . . True Ahimsa should mean a complete
freedom from ill will and anger and hate and an over
flowing love for all. For inculcating this true and higher
type of Ahimsa amongst us, Tolstoy's life with its ocean-
like love should serve as a beacon light and a never-
failing source of inspiration. . . .

[No Tolstoy?  No Gandhi.  No Gandhi?  No MLK Jr.
No Jesus?  No Tolstoy  Repeat....  "If you Love me,
you will do greater works than these [because I die
now, and you can continue to grow, and build on my
Teachings,"  Jesus said in John.]

nd 'Why Criminal Apathy to Avert Ecocide? 1. Near zero personal pain attributed thereto; 2. Near Zero Moral Vision (related to #1).' Loving

nd 'Why Criminal Apathy to Avert Ecocide?  1. Near zero personal pain attributed thereto; 2. Near Zero Moral Vision (related to #1).' Loving

MSNBC Klein: Fed Budget, $7 to Elderly, $1 to Kids. OK w/ U?


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VID Klein MSNBC: Think Pr. Obama's Agenda isn't Huge? THINK AGAIN.


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Maddow: MCCAIN HATES HAGEL FOR FIGHTING AGAINST THE IRAQ DEBACLE


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2.15.2013

***** BRILLIANT: Early Childhood Education - Chris Hayes, Alex Wagner MSNBC


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nd 'Joy's found Only in Giving All, 100%, of Ourself to our Neediest.' Jesus, MLK Jr, Loving....

nd 'Joy's found Only in Giving All, 100%, of Ourself to our Neediest.'  Jesus, MLK Jr, Loving....

nd 'Sorokin (massive genius) suggests the category 'Heroic Genius of Loving.' I can't believe it. We ALL are Born to be that. Jesus, King, Gandhi... thought so. Me too.' Loving

nd 'Sorokin (massive genius) suggests the category 'Heroic Genius of Loving.' I can't believe it.  We ALL are Born to be that.  Jesus, King, Gandhi... thought so.  Me too.' Loving

***** nd 'If U, we, don't raise the political, mass CITIZEN, will to protect Pr. Obama's EPA moves, the GOPigs take power in 2014 and wipe it allllllllllll out.' Loving

nd 'If U, we, don't raise the political, mass CITIZEN, will to protect Pr. Obama's EPA moves, the GOPigs take power in 2014 and wipe it allllllllllll out.'  Loving

Hill Climate Legislation Purpose: To provide Political Cover for EPA Regulation

Democrats Ready Climate Bill But Obama Call Signals Path To EPA Rules

Electric Light & Power - ‎12 hours ago‎
But on the other side, House Republicans continue to indicate they oppose any action to address climate change, including executive actions.

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***** nd 'Like Jesus before me, I came for those Dying for Joy, Peace of Heart, Loving, Passion... Heaven. To all others I'm merely needless pain. God, help me remember this and to act accordingly!' Loving

***** nd 'Like Jesus before me, I came for those Dying for Joy, Peace of Heart, Loving, Passion, the End of Global Suffering... Heaven, and the End of Hell.  To all others I'm merely needless pain. God, help me remember this and to act accordingly!' Loving

nd 02.15.13 'Thank God I'm near completely alone now. None want what I have to offer [tho ALL are Dying for lack of it], so only needless pain comes to those near me. How terribly slowly I learn. But learn, I do, in the end, sorry I'm so slow. "Son, you are slower than molasses in January" my mom lovingly said of me, often. Still true.' Loving

nd 02.15.13 'Thank God I'm near completely alone now.  None want what I have to offer [tho ALL are Dying for lack of it], so only needless pain comes to those near me.  How terribly slowly I learn.  But learn, I do, in the end, sorry I'm so slow.  "Son, you are slower than molasses in January" my mom lovingly said of me, often.  Still true.' Loving

nd ' "Donkey Body" - Francis of Assisi thought of his, that way. Me too now, thank Goodness (God). My Avatar - nothing more, nothing less, nothing else. The Christ Spirit, Loving, knows nothing other than this, ever. We are here to Serve our Neediest, never to serve the avatar.' Loving

nd ' "Donkey Body" - Francis of Assisi thought of his, that way.  Me too now, thank Goodness (God). My Avatar - nothing more, nothing less, nothing else.  The Christ Spirit, Loving, knows nothing other than this, ever.  We are here to Serve our Neediest, never to serve the avatar.' Loving

***** nd 'Why does it take dozens, hundreds, thousands of Unviolents Paying ALL to bring Sane Change? Why do ads need to run doznes, hundreds of times before having impact? DNA and Culture.' Loving

***** nd 'Why does it take dozens, hundreds, thousands of Unviolents Paying ALL to bring Sane Change?  Why do ads need to run doznes, hundreds of times before having impact?  DNA and Culture.' Loving

vid Mon 9pm. WATCH: Rachel Maddow - "Hubris." Hate war? WATCH IT. SHARE.

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***** nd 'Part of Each of us is our Spirit of Loving (Christ). ALL of my focus in every interraction needs to be EMPOWERING to this, in me, in the other(s). Can I learn to do this!?!?!?' Loving

nd 'Part of Each of us is our Spirit of Loving (Christ).  ALL of my focus in every interaction needs to be EMPOWERING to this, in me, in the other(s).  Can I learn to do this!?!?!?' Loving

***** Rachel Maddow: Early Childhood Education Legislation


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GOPigs Desecrate Senate and Presidency w/ Hagel Filibuster MSNBC Maddow


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2.14.2013

Conservatives Skeptical Of Expanding Preschool. New York Times

Conservatives Skeptical Of Expanding Preschool

New York Times - ‎30 minutes ago‎
ATLANTA - President Obama's plan to expand preschool for the nation's children faces deep skepticism among Republicans, who fear the creation of another federal entitlement program that they say could add to the nation's deficit and swell the ranks of ...

Thousands rally for gun control in Newtown's name. USA TODAY

Thousands rally for gun control in Newtown's name

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
They said they did not want them overshadowed by vocal gun rights advocates who've successfully defeated gun control measures in Connecticut in the past, such as limits on the size of ammunition magazines.

AMEN: The Disastrous Influence of Pope Benedict XVI. John Cassidy

John Cassidy

02.14.13 AVERTING ECOCIDE - WAR ROOM - Tracking Plan B blog

  • Global Wind Capacity Increased Almost 20% In 2012 to 282 Gigawatts
  •     Melting ‘Permafrost’ Releases Climate-Warming CO2 Even Faster Than We Thought
  •     Gleick’s Significant Figures: Is The Keystone XL Pipeline A Symbol Or A Piece Of A Puzzle?
  •     Way too little and late: The 17% Cut In Carbon Pollution By 2020: Yes We Can Get There From Here
  •     NASA to launch new earth-observing satellite.
  •     Texas Wind Power Transmission Set To Skyrocket As Energy Exec Hints At End Of Nukes
  •     Bangladesh faces mass migration, loss of land from climate change.
  •     National Journal Warns The Economic Price Of Climate Change Is Already Here, And Growing
  •     Cities to avoid as sea levels rise.
  •     Record snow in a warming world: The science is clear.
  •     ***** Energy Efficiency Could Save US Billions, Create 1.3 Million Jobs By 2030
  •     The scary truth about how much climate change is costing you.
  •     Nine US states announce deal to cut greenhouse gases.
  •     First-time reports from industry reveal massive methane emissions.
  •     China Accounted For 35% Of Global Onshore Wind Capacity
  •     282 GW Wind World Wide. If that were US only it'd be something.
  •     Nanoimprinting triples efficiency of solar panels. The Daily Princetonian
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 01:31 PM PST
Global Wind Capacity Increased Almost 20% In 2012 to 282 Gigawatts
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 01:30 PM PST
Melting ‘Permafrost’ Releases Climate-Warming CO2 Even Faster Than We Thought
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 01:24 PM PST
Gleick’s Significant Figures: Is The Keystone XL Pipeline A Symbol Or A Piece Of A Puzzle?
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 01:23 PM PST
The 17% Cut In Carbon Pollution By 2020: Yes We Can Get There From Here
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 01:19 PM PST
NASA to launch new earth-observing satellite. If the weather holds, NASA will launch its newest Earth-observing satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in southern California late Monday morning. The satellite can monitor changes in the earth's surface, including those linked to climate change. Climate Central
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 01:08 PM PST
Texas Wind Power Transmission Set To Skyrocket As Energy Exec Hints At End Of Nukes
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 01:00 PM PST
Bangladesh faces mass migration, loss of land from climate change. Rising sea levels could flood 17 percent of Bangladesh – or erode the land – and create between 20 million and 30 million refugees, experts say. Toronto Star
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 12:56 PM PST
National Journal Warns The Economic Price Of Climate Change Is Already Here, And Growing
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 12:51 PM PST
Cities to avoid as sea levels rise. Sydney, Tokyo and Buenos Aires watch out. These cities will experience some of the greatest sea level rises by 2100, according to one of the most comprehensive predictions to date. New ScientistC
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 12:49 PM PST
Record snow in a warming world? The science is clear. As the Northeast digs out from under a mammoth blizzard, it might seem easy for climate change skeptics to point to such intense storms as evidence that global warming isn't real. They would be wrong. Daily Climate
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 12:47 PM PST
Energy Efficiency Could Save US Billions, Create 1.3 Million Jobs By 2030
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 12:44 PM PST
The scary truth about how much climate change is costing you. While policymakers fiddle, the threat of economic harm posed by rising sea levels, devastating storms, and drought is growing every day. National Journal
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 12:41 PM PST
Nine US states announce deal to cut greenhouse gases. Nine northeastern and mid-Atlantic states agreed Thursday to strengthen existing limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants that burn fossil fuels. Associated Press
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 12:12 PM PST
First-time reports from industry reveal massive methane emissions. U.S. EPA's addition of oil, gas and coal methane emissions to its online greenhouse gas tracking tool revealed an 82.6-million-metric-ton increase in carbon dioxide equivalents over numbers from the previous year, when those figures were not available.
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 12:08 PM PST
China Accounted For 35% Of Global Onshore Wind Capacity
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 07:50 AM PST
Surge in global wind power capacity DAWN.com - ‎12 hours ago‎ WIND power expanded by almost 20 per cent in 2012 around the world to reach a new peak of 282 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity.
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 07:46 AM PST
Nanoimprinting triples efficiency of solar panels The Daily Princetonian - ‎13 hours ago‎ A new method for creating solar panels using nanotechnology can double or triple their efficiency in capturing and converting light to electricity.

Excellent vid Interview: Pre-arrest Daryl Hannah at White House

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Obama's LBJ Moment: The War on Inequality is the New 'War on Poverty.' The Atlantic

Obama's LBJ Moment: The War on Inequality is the New 'War on Poverty'

The Atlantic - ‎35 minutes ago‎
In an audacious State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama made sweeping proposals to reduce poverty, revive the middle class and increase taxes on the "well off.

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nd 'From unwilled blindness I've continued to dis-serve folks by allowing those to travel near me that were not determined Unviolent Warriors.' Loving

nd 'From unwilled blindness I've continued to dis-serve folks by allowing those to travel near me that were not radically determined Unviolent Warriors to their unnecessary suffering.' Loving

2.13.2013

02.13.13 Cancer Update

MRI brain scan fnished just moments ago.  Took about 40 min.  Huge machine.  Massive magnet.  Lie still the whole time.  No idea what they found.  Oncologist meeting Monday at 2pm.

I continue to be 100% Joyful, Loving, Peaceful of Heart, Passionate, Procuductive.  Not my business what the results are.

If the liver is not cancer the decision is probably pretty easy - 6 months chemo.

If the liver is cancer, and the prognosis is low odds that treatment will give more than months - is 6 months partial death, for a few months additional, maybe, is that the right choice, use of our kids funds (ALL funds are our kids funds)?  Uh, probably not.

Interesting.  Oh, given the choice, I'll take the availability of another 30 years, to serve, tho I could end it all in a death fast 12 months from now.  LOL.  But I'd take the option, if it is available.  If not?  Hmmm.  How to best serve in the little time left - how to make every precious second left - count for our kids - tho this has been my Life for 12 years now.  Heaven, on Earth, what Jesus died to give us - the Joy of Complete Service to our Neediest.  Mine.

An Arresting Way for Boomers to Protest. New York Times

An Arresting Way for Boomers to Protest

New York Times - ‎5 minutes ago‎
Mr. MacDonald is the founder of Fifty Over Fifty, a new group that hopes to recruit baby boomers to engage in civil disobedience to promote action on climate change. The name refers not only to their age range, but also to creating a cadre in each of ...

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Daryl Hannah arrested at White House protest

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Daryl Hannah arrested at White House protest

Politico - ‎1 hour ago‎

Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Pollutocrat Kochs

Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Pollutocrat Kochs

***** nd 'Second to second this question has Saved my life: Loving, do you really want to focus on ... (female bodies, food, your discomfort, personal fears...) instead of focusing on Loving (being With GOD)??? "NO," was immediately obvious to me, WHEN I AT LAST SAW, FELT, THE CHOICE! With that question coming to me 6 yrs ago, my failed struggles ended.' Loving

nd 'Second to second this question has Aaved my life: Loving, do you really want to focus on ... (female bodies, food, your discomfort, personal fears...) instead of focusing on Loving (being With GOD)??? "NO," was immediately obvious to me, WHEN I AT LAST SAW, FELT, THE CHOICE! With that question coming to me 6 yrs ago, my failed struggles ended.'  Loving

"American History is Really a War; A Civil War that Never Ends [between those wanting to expand rights, opportunity, liberty freedom to all, and those trying to restrict them. In the end, the expansion wins out.]" Chris Matthews, MSNBC

"American History is Really a War; A Civil War that Never Ends [between those wanting to expand rights, opportunity, liberty freedom to all, and those trying to restrict them.  In the end, the expansion wins out.]"  Chris Matthews, MSNBC

100th Tibetan self-immolation protest reported in Nepal The Hindu

100th Tibetan self-immolation protest reported in Nepal

The Hindu - ‎2 hours ago‎
A Tibetan monk in Nepal on Wednesday became the 100th Tibetan to carry out a self-immolation protest since 2009, even as the Chinese government has moved to stop the protests spreading within its borders and warned of heavy punishments for ...

02.13.13AVERTING ECOCIDE - WAR ROOM - Tracking Plan B blog

  •   ***** Fracking seen by EPA as No. 2 emitter of greenhouse gases.
  •     Study: Climate change could devastate U.S. agriculture.
  •     Glacially Slow: Solar PV Installations Hit 32 GW In 2012, 35 GW Projected For 2013, According To IHS
  •     Too slow to matter - Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Fall in U.S. Power Plants on Coal Cuts. Bloomberg
  •     Sea urchin nickel 'trick' could be key to capturing carbon. BBC News
  •     Are mini-reactors the future of nuclear power?
  •     Billions Of Animals Die Because Of Cats
  •     Science establishment has been rocked by claims that trees may also be the heart of its climate.
  •     The future of energy: Batteries included? Produce the right battery at the right price, many engineers think, and you could make the internal-combustion engine redundant and usher in a world in which free fuel, in the form of wind and solar energy, was the norm. That really would be a revolution. Economist
  •     Outgoing energy secretary Chu's parting warning on warming. TIME
  •     US carbon emissions fall to lowest levels since 1994.
  •     Manmade Carbon Pollution Has Already Put Us On Track For 69 Feet Of Sea Level Rise
  •     Tribal members sign treaty calling for an end to Alberta oil sands development and Keystone XL.
  •     Fisheries business threatened by ocean acidification.
  •     US backs off goal of one million electric cars by 2015.
  •     ***** US Missing Out On Its Share Of $1 Trillion In Total Global Solar Energy Revenue
  •     Biochar cookstoves boost health for people and crops.
  •     Report underscores vulnerabilities of U.S. coastlines.
  •     Wind Enegy Surpasses Nuclear As China’s 3rd Largest Source Of Electrical Power
  •     What Would Make an All-Electric Car Appeal to the Masses? TIME
  •     China now burning as much coal as the rest of the world combined. Washington Post
  •     Smart Grid Spending Rost to $13.9 Billion Driven by China. Bloomberg
  •     Smart Grid May be Shortest Route to Obama's Green Energy Goals. Forbes
  •     Protesters in Maine rally against tar sands oil
  •     Air Travel - One Ton / 1000 miles: Your biggest carbon sin may be air travel

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 01:52 PM PST
Fracking seen by EPA as No. 2 emitter of greenhouse gases. Natural gas and oil production is the second-biggest source of U.S. greenhouse gases, the government said, emboldening environmentalists who say tighter measures are needed to curb the emissions from hydraulic fracturing. Bloomberg News
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 01:51 PM PST
Study: Climate change could devastate U.S. agriculture. Climate change could have a drastic and harmful effect on U.S. agriculture, forcing farmers and ranchers to alter where they grow crops and costing them millions of additional dollars, a government report said on Tuesday. Gannett News Service
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 01:43 PM PST
Solar PV Installations Hit 32 GW In 2012, 35 GW Projected For 2013, According To IHS
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 01:36 PM PST
Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Fall in U.S. Power Plants on Coal CutsBloombergGreenhouse-gas emissions from U.S. power plants fell 4.5 percent in 2011 from the previous year as those facilities burned less coal, the most-intense source of carbon-dioxide pollution. In its second-annual accounting of greenhouse-gases, the U.S. ...See all stories on this topic » German Electricity for 2014 Advances
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 01:25 PM PST
Sea urchin nickel 'trick' could be key to capturing carbonBBC NewsResearchers say that the natural ability of sea urchins to absorb CO2 could be a model for an effective carbon capture and storage system. Newcastle University scientists discovered by chance that urchins use the metal nickel to turn carbon dioxide ...See all stories on this topic »
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 01:08 PM PST
Are mini-reactors the future of nuclear power? The U.S. government is investing millions of dollars in what it considers a promising new industry for American manufacturing: nuclear reactors. Morning Edition
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 12:54 PM PST
Billions Of Animals Die Because Of Cats
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 10:44 AM PST
Branching out on climate. The world's great forests have long been recognised as the lungs of the earth, but the science establishment has been rocked by claims that trees may also be the heart of its climate. The Australian
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 10:38 AM PST
The future of energy: Batteries included? Produce the right battery at the right price, many engineers think, and you could make the internal-combustion engine redundant and usher in a world in which free fuel, in the form of wind and solar energy, was the norm. That really would be a revolution. Economist
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 10:27 AM PST
Outgoing energy secretary’s parting warning on warming.  Steven Chu was the embodiment of an ideal: that the truly best and the brightest could come to Washington to serve the public at our moment of need. He ended his characteristically detailed final memo with a reminder of the ethical need to fight climate change. Time Magazine
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 10:24 AM PST
US carbon emissions fall to lowest levels since 1994. America's carbon dioxide emissions last year fell to their lowest levels since 1994, according to a new report. Carbon dioxide emissions fell by 13% in the past five years, because of new energy-saving technologies and a doubling in the take-up of renewable energy.
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 10:03 AM PST
Manmade Carbon Pollution Has Already Put Us On Track For 69 Feet Of Sea Level Rise
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 10:01 AM PST
Tribal members sign treaty calling for an end to Alberta oil sands development and Keystone XL. Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman’s approval of that state’s section of the disputed Keystone XL pipeline has united not only indigenous from the U.S. and Canada but also non-Native ranchers, farmers and concerned citizens who oppose the pipeline.
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 10:01 AM PST
Fisheries business threatened by ocean acidification. Between 2005 and 2009, billions of oyster larvae began dying at hatcheries around Washington state before anyone knew what was going on or could do anything about it. The reason, scientists learned, was ocean acidification. Everett Herald
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 09:59 AM PST
US backs off goal of one million electric cars by 2015. The U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday eased off President Barack Obama's stated goal of putting 1 million electric cars on the road by 2015, and laid out what experts called a more realistic strategy of promoting advanced-drive vehicles and lowering their cost over the next nine years.
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 09:47 AM PST
US Missing Out On Its Share Of $1 Trillion In Total Global Solar Energy Revenue
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 09:38 AM PST
Biochar cookstoves boost health for people and crops. Three billion people worldwide rely on open-fire cookstoves. A recent study found that the fumes from those stoves are the largest environmental health threat in the world. Cookstoves that burn cleaner can help fight this epidemic, and when configured to produce biochar, can become a prized asset for rural
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 09:37 AM PST
Report underscores vulnerabilities of U.S. coastlines. No part of the U.S. will escape the harsh consequences of climate change, which has already begun to cause trouble, and which will worsen as the century goes on. But according to a new report, the nation’s coastlines — Atlantic, Gulf, Pacific and Great Lakes — are likely to get the worst of it.
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 09:35 AM PST
Wind Enegy Surpasses Nuclear As China’s 3rd Largest Source Of Electrical Power
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 09:26 AM PST
  What Would Make an All-Electric Car Appeal to the Masses?TIMEIt's widely assumed that the car of the future will be powered by gasoline. At least partly powered by gas, that is, and at least for the near future. When, if ever, will the pure electric car—one powered solely by battery, without a drop of gas—go ...See all stories on this topic »
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 09:23 AM PST
China now burning as much coal as the rest of the world combinedWashington Post (blog)Coal, of course, is the world's premier fossil fuel, a low-cost source of electricity that kicks a lot of carbon-dioxide up into the atmosphere. And China's growing appetite is a big reason why global greenhouse-gas emissions have soared in recent ...See all stories on this topic »
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 09:05 AM PST
Smart Grid Spending Rost to $13.9 Billion Driven by ChinaBloombergInvestments in smart-grid technologies that boost efficiency and curb energy waste rose 7 percent last year to $13.9 billion, driven by spending in China, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. China raised investments by 14 percent to $3.2 billion ...See all stories on this topic »
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 09:03 AM PST
Smart Grid May be Shortest Route to Obama's Green Energy GoalsForbesA smart grid could have profound implications on electric power markets, affecting the whole utility supply chain — from the way power is generated to the way it is delivered to customers, and ultimately how much energy is consumed. At the moment ...See all stories on this topic »
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 08:55 AM PST
Protesters in Maine rally against tar sands oil. More than 1,000 people rallied in Portland on Saturday in what was billed as the largest protest yet against the possibility of so-called tar sands oil being piped in from Montreal. Associated Press
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 08:54 AM PST
Your biggest carbon sin may be air travel. One round-trip flight from New York to Europe or to San Francisco creates about 2 or 3 tons of carbon dioxide per person. The average American generates about 19 tons of carbon dioxide a year; the average European, 10. New York Times