Category Archives: environment

In Moro Bay

Mom and Dad acting innocent - I think they were stealing oysters

Mom and Dad acting innocent - I think they were stealing oysters

An Iditarod Without the Dogs

Bill Merchant is the man responsible for 1,100 miles of voluntary frozen torture known as the Iditarod Trail Invitational.

(photo: Joshua Borough for The New York Times)

Instructor Kathi Merchant, left, and student George Azarias made their way through the snowy terrain of Alaska during a winter training course for the Iditarod Trail Invitational.

“People need to come into it knowing that it’s unlike anything else, in that you really could get hurt out there. You really are on your own.”

By eliminating overnight stops and tripling the distance, organizers of the invitational reimagined the race as a largely unattended free-for-all intended to restore a sense of adventure.

About 90 percent of the entrants have dropped out along the trail.

Pushing the Limit – Snow Meets Survival – An Iditarod Without the Dogs – Series – NYTimes.com.

Twenty years after the killing of Chico Mendes…

Twenty years after the killing of Chico Mendes the threat of assassination looms large for those involved in opposing the destruction of Brazil’s rainforests…

“Each year on 22 December I ask myself if he died in vain or not. And today, after all these years, the answer is not yet clear to me,” said Alfredo Sirkis

via Hundreds of Brazil’s eco-warriors at risk of assassination, according to new report | World news | The Guardian.

Could global warming wake us up to a better life?

I like this guy’s stuff.
No Impact Man: Could global warming wake us up to a better life?.
And this discussion:

Open Discussion: So what do we think of Christmas

Arnold – Sign the budget!

It’s like a child telling Santa, “If you don’t bring every single item on my list, then stay out of my chimney.”

Other than his taste for Hummers (FU H2!),  I can’t think of a huge reason for having been really pissed off at  Schwarzenegger in the past.  But his current refusal to sign the budget is asinine. Funding for dozens of environmental projects our company is currently engaged in now stand in question. In fact it appears that Arnold has chosen to follow in the regressive, destructive path of George W. Bush by eliminating environmental regulations in an attempt to boost construction in the state. What an idiot! Rather than see forward to a green economy, he would rather send us back to the dark ages of mindless development, unconcerned with the impact on future generations.   Thanks Arnie.

Assembly Democrats Urge Governor Schwarzenegger to Sign Budget Solutions- California State Assembly Democratic Caucus.

Burger King releases meat-scented cologne

Burger King releases meat-scented cologne.

Bush administration takes independent scientific reviews out of Endangered Species Act

Bush administration takes independent scientific reviews out of Endangered Species Act – Los Angeles Times.