Category Archives: Environment

Re: Wisconsin

Not following the news anymore. What’s the point?

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A Chart That Never Gets Old

Back as a freshman engineering student I took an introductory economics class. Early on in the course a fellow engineer-to-be and I just rolled our eyes as the Professor went on and on about the basics of reading line graphs. Soon we … Continue reading

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One Problem With Myths

As with stereotypes, cliches, rules of thumb, etc., myths contain a grain of truth. The myth that both sides do it has wrought great havoc in our media through its misapplication to create an unbalanced balance is such a one. Without listing the … Continue reading

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Bioregionalism (An Aside) And Bain

My one-word answer to all of the world’s problems is: Bioregionalism. The basic premise is that you only consume what is produced in your bioregion. (See links for detailed definition of terms.) This approach dramatically reduces transportation needs and other … Continue reading

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Safe, Clean, And Too Cheap To Meter

The title above was the calling card for nuclear energy from its inception. Unfortunately, they were wrong on all counts. The damage arising from the Fukushima disaster is still ongoing. The only “winners” will be the epidemiologists who will be running studies for … Continue reading

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Not A Problem, I’m Sure

This weekend is the annual camping trip to Michigan with some old friends. As it happens, we will be passing through South Haven where a nuclear plant has just had an event, and not the celebratory kind: Entergy’s Palisades nuclear plant … Continue reading

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Just A Reminder

Every once in a while it is good to get a rundown on the current myths lies being pushed by the republicans. From DKos with links omitted – see original for background info. From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Myths > Ben … Continue reading

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Tar Sands Issue Explodes

Little did I know when I first mentioned the issue of building a pipeline from the tar sands region of Alberta, Canada to refineries in Texas that protests over it would gain such traction: For six days and counting now, … Continue reading

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Economically Viable

In the free and easy days of the early and middle oil rush, companies looked past hard to extract oil and process reserves in favor of more profitable sites. Now, with skyrocketing oil prices, those difficult reserves of oil and … Continue reading

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Something Is Rotten Fresh in the State of Denmark

Remember the oil crisis of the 1970’s? Here in the U.S., we flirted briefly with energy consciousness, but quickly forgot the oil shocks as we acclimated to the new “normal.” For instance, for the last three decades we have heard … Continue reading

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