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Solutions for the Urban Heat Island Effect
There were 33 proposals submitted to this Climate Colab contest solutions to the urban heat island effect in Cambridge, MA recently. I wonder if any of these would be useful in India too. http://...
gmoke 05/30/2015 4
Spotlight on green news & views: Hot Alaska; Hot India; Hot Pacific; Doomsday clock adjusted
Red-Earred Slider. See Lenny Flank's photo diary . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention ...
Meteor Blades 05/30/2015 17
Bernie Sanders is polling better than EVERY Republican candidate
Bernie Sanders is "wacko", "crazy", "not to be taken seriously", and "He's a protest candidate. That's all" . At least if you listen to the mainstream news media. For some reason a large ...
gjohnsit 05/30/2015 233
A few Key Issues, a few Key Actions -- from Bernie 2016
I knew there was a reason I liked this guy ... Why Bernie's words echo like a clarion call of times gone past, when fighting for the 'little guy', the 'average schmoe' was more than a slogan -- that ...
jamess 05/30/2015 13
Just Music, Nothing Personal
Something has always seemed strange to me about people's expectations of music, as opposed to other forms of art. When we watch a film or read a book we understand that the person or people involved ...
themeliorist 05/30/2015 3
Saturday morning grab bag
Thank you Alternet (Nick Buxton & Ben Hayes) for this amazing, and yet not surprising, piece on how defense and security companies are planning to cash in on climate change and environmental collapse.
SninkyPoo 05/30/2015 1
Where dark money and the Christian right collide
Joan McCarter 05/30/2015 38
Saturday Shuffle Mix
Have a groovy Saturday.
NCTim 05/30/2015 3
Artists recreate iconic painting with landscape ravaged by oil to protest arctic exploration
The Guardian British art collective Kennard Phillipps have reimagined the bucolic US artwork ...
VL Baker 05/30/2015 6
Saturday morning music
Sébastien Tellier - ...
danps 05/30/2015 1
Religion and Climate Change
One day a reporter called me and asked me why I believed in the "Climate Movement." I replied, "Climate Movement?" I sensed she was talking about an ideology or religious/political belief in her ...
CCL Group Leader 05/30/2015 14
HAWB 1801 - Alexander Hamilton and Albert Gallatin - How America Was Built
I just wanted to share something from a book written by Henry Adams in 1879, The Life of Albert Gallatin . Alexander Hamilton was our first Secretary of the Treasury, serving under George Washington.
NBBooks 05/29/2015 4
No, pipelines are not safer.
Last week, we talked about how conspicuously absent pipeline advocates were in the wake of the huge oil spill on the coast of Santa Barbara County. It seems that tens of thousands of gallons of ...
Saldana33 05/29/2015 17
Open thread for night owls: And now for a bit of feline delight
It's Friday, so forget politics for three minutes and watch these felines have a blast in a cardboard cat maze. Notice they can't even herd themselves. Best part after 2:05.
Meteor Blades 05/29/2015 121
Global Warming Makes Me Sick(er)
I can't remember a year like this one, as bad as this one. I've been feeling wiped out since I got home from the long weekend on Tuesday. My neighborhood is enveloped in an invisible fog of grass ...
Lefty Coaster 05/29/2015 14
TPP Secrets and Roads to Nowhere: 'BradCast' 5/29/2015
Guest: Miles Grant of the National Wildlife Federation... President Obama says the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is "the most progressive trade agreement the world has ever seen." Maybe.
TheBradBlog 05/29/2015 2
Heat Waves, Floods, Forest Fires -- Just another Day in the Post-Industrial Neighborhood
I wonder if future generations -- assuming they survive -- will look back and call this generation: The Golden Age of Fossil Fools ...? Or perhaps the " Era of Hopeless Cynicism " will stamp this ...
jamess 05/29/2015 7
Liberal's climate change problem?
If a meteor were plummeting toward the earth, would we be debating in the United States whether this is a Progressive or a Conservative problem? Then why do many people think of Climate Change (...
CCL Group Leader 05/29/2015 19
Santa Barbara Oil Spill: 50 Years of Drill, Spill, Repeat
Photo: Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara Fire Department Memorial Day typically ...
pmustain 05/29/2015 13
Midday open thread: Arctic ice at record low; Sandy victims blame Christie; Bush and the coal barons
Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Mitch McConnell and Snuggly the Security Bear Beg to Spy :
Meteor Blades 05/29/2015 28
Those guys who boosted the 'surge' in Iraq? They're eager to do it again
Explosions in late 2014 variously described as an ISIL truck bomb or a U.S. airstrike in the town of Kobane on the Turkish-Syrian border. ...
Meteor Blades 05/29/2015 96
Federal appeals court strikes down Idaho's 20-week abortion ban
Joan McCarter 05/29/2015 23
Republicans still no closer to saving their own asses on Obamacare
Have fun with this, guys. We've just got one more ...
Joan McCarter 05/29/2015 37
Funk Friday - Fred Wesley
Fred Wesley is an American jazz and funk trombonist, best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as Parliament-Funkadelic in the second half of the 1970s.
NCTim 05/29/2015 8
Climate change conferences sponsored by fossil fuel interests.
What could go wrong? Climate Talks In Copenhagen Dominated By Climate Destroying Corps This is about the United Nations climate talks, as they are being sponsored by fossil fuel interests. I ...
Cassiodorus 05/29/2015 7
Down and Out in Brooklyn and Queens
New York, I love you, but you're freaking me out. I've been working full time and trying to find a place to live that I can afford and it is going nowhere. Bouncing back and forth between Brooklyn ...
MinistryOfTruth 05/29/2015 29
The Republicans are for Smaller Government Except…
While most Republicans think there is no role for government in job creation, some of our best Presidents have proven otherwise. FDR knew the importance of government when he created the New Deal ...
GerryMyers 05/29/2015 1
What I don't understand about Willie Soon...
and any other "scientist" who sets aside his or her intellectual integrity for cash. Ahem. Here goes. So by now it is old news that famous climate change denier Willie Soon has taken massive ...
SninkyPoo 05/29/2015 8
Republican judge ponders impeachment as another Obamacare lawsuit rears its ugly head
Boehner gets his day in court, and a ...
Joan McCarter 05/29/2015 49
Whoa! Look at Alaska!
Alaska sets new record for earliest day with temperatures in the 90s! Temperature in Alaska on the afternoon of May 23, 2015, based on data from NOAA's Real-time Mesoscale Unbelievable that ...
VL Baker 05/29/2015 132
Maryland (D) Rep John Delaney Thinks of Anti-TPP as "Tea Party of the Left"
Maryland Democrat John Delaney took to the Washington Post yesterday to make the argument that Democrats who are providing a "loud voice" on issues ...
Chris Reeves 05/29/2015 9
The Real Reason Hillary is a Prohibitive Favorite in 2016
"The Chinese have this great saying that women hold up half the sky. So if you are holding up half the sky, you ...
FishOutofWater 05/29/2015 119
Sunday Senate showdown over Patriot Act might kill it forever
Joan McCarter 05/29/2015 59
Truth's Polar Opposite Takes on Polar Ice
Chris Mooney at the Washington Post has a wonderful piece debunking a recent Forbes post by Heartland's increasingly irrelevant James Taylor. Unsurprisingly, Taylor tries to mislead readers by ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/29/2015 5
Released Hillary Clinton emails further debunk Benghazi conspiracy theories
As the Republicans and their propagandists at Fox "News" would have it, the release of Hillary Clinton's State Department emails is bound to reveal that she conspired to cover-up the truth about ...
Laurence Lewis 05/29/2015 141
The Biggest Mistake of Big Oil is Bigger Than Climate Change
Climate change is real. The climate has changed, and it will change some more. The climate is now like Darth Vader: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsW9MlYu31g I am altering the deal. Pray ...
bigjacbigjacbigjac 05/29/2015 13
DOOMSDAY CLOCK Moves Up To 11:57 "current efforts are entirely insufficient" on Catastrophic Warming
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have taken the sobering step of moving their Doomsday Clock from 11:55 up to 11:57 the closest we've been to to global catastrophe since 1987 and the bad old days ...
Lefty Coaster 05/29/2015 85
Open thread for night owls: Too many of the people in Washington do not rep those who elected them
Blast from the Past . At Daily Kos on this date in 2014 — Texas legislature gives 1.5 million poor residents the finger :It's not enough just to ...
Meteor Blades 05/28/2015 97
Gangster Capitalism in China
I must recommend the very readable paper, [http://www.paecon.net/PAEReview/issue71/Smith71.pdf China’s Communist-Capitalist ecological apocalypse]. While the paper is 45 pages long (with at least ...
arendt 05/28/2015 4
120 CEOs Managing $12 Trillion Ask G7 Countries for Bold Climate Action
(photo courtesy of OxFam International) From ThinkProgress.Org : A group of more than 120 CEOs and other institutional investors who manage more than $12 trillion in assets sent ...
ericlewis0 05/28/2015 14
Montana Fights (for the Nation) Against Lifting Campaign Donation Caps: 'BradCast' 5/28/2015
Guest: Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl... Nebraska does it again! The majority-GOP state legislature overrides yet another veto by the state's GOP governor to do the right ...
TheBradBlog 05/28/2015 1
Fast Track Hits The House Next Week; Clinton Must Speak Up
The House is expected to vote on fast track trade promotion authority as soon as next week. If it passes, the corporate-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a done deal — even though it ...
davej 05/28/2015 52
Climate Action Hub: Farming First Toolkit Prioritizes Agriculture In Climate Change Treaty
As thousands die and roads melt in India's sweltering heat wave and reports file in predicting the imminent collapse of Antarctica's 12,000 year-...
boatsie 05/28/2015 24
The GOP's Iraq Problem
In recent days we've been entertained by the desperate flip-flopping of Republican candidates on the issue of the Iraq War. Beyond the humor factor there is a deadly seriousness to the ...
gjohnsit 05/28/2015 12
Thanks to Deepwater Horizon, bottlenose dolphins are dying in unprecedented numbers
An oil-covered dolphin swims in a Louisiana bay. Heartbreaking. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill is now proven to be linked to bottlenose dolphins dying in unprecedented numbers in the Gulf of ...
FaithGardner 05/28/2015 6
Actuaries weigh in on Republican Obamacare 'fix' ideas, and they're even worse than you thought
This is what happens when you let this guy do the thinking for you. Engage in a bit of pretend for a moment. Pretend we're three or four weeks in the future and pretend that the Supreme Court ...
Joan McCarter 05/28/2015 27
EPI: Government's state jobs report for April shows recovery still plodding
Click here and scroll briefly for an interactive version of this map.
Meteor Blades 05/28/2015 2
WI-Sen: Ron Johnson (R) Says The Lego Movie Is Part Of A Propaganda Campaign Against Business Owners
Some more lunacy from the most vulnerable Tea Party U.S. Senator: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/28/lego-movie-scripted-by-karl-marx_n_7462068.html?utm_hp_ref=politics ...
poopdogcomedy 05/28/2015 21
Midday open thread: Is rent out of reach? Col. Graham retiring; Cubans not keen on Marco Rubio
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Introducing Louis 'Flash' Maltby :
Meteor Blades 05/28/2015 14
Income inequality reflected in mental health statistics, according to new study
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control— Serious Psychological Distress Among Adults: United States, 2009–2013 —confirms what common sense and the experts have long told us: The ...
Meteor Blades 05/28/2015 19
The California Frack Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Fractivist
A short time ago, in a crowded senate meeting, a fracking moratorium died. SB 1132 was defeated 18-16-6 with 4 Democrats voting against the bill and 3 Democrats abstaining. The Democrats who voted ...
FractivistForce 05/28/2015 5
Want to know how much corporations paid US Senators to fast track the TPP bill?
Our democracy reads like an open book. What you see is what you get. You follow the money you get your answers. That's the way fast tracking of the TPP went down in the Senate. The ...
VL Baker 05/28/2015 30
Could Jeb Bush's time on boards of corporations with legal troubles become a 2016 focus?
Busy, busy, busy. Ron Green at the Associated Press has taken a look at all the corporate and non-profit boards and advisory boards Jeb Bush has served on since he ...
Meteor Blades 05/28/2015 24
Jazz - Tal Farlow
When guitarist Tal Farlow (1921 - 1998) died in July 1998, at the age of 77, he left behind an unmatched legacy of jazz guitar music. He began his career in the 1940's as a contemporary of the ...
NCTim 05/28/2015 4
Yes, Dorothy, Scientists Have Found Tornado Activity May Be Affected by Climate Change
This is sparked by a discussion I saw in another diary, in which the claim was made that no studies have shown any evidence that increased tornado activity is a consequence of climate change. And ...
Steven D 05/28/2015 3
FCC wants to expand internet fight with Republicans with broadband subsidies for the poor
They have the power. The ...
Joan McCarter 05/28/2015 36
"a disturbing and frightening echo of the summer of 2006"
With great fanfare, Baghdad is launching a military offensive to take back Ramadi, and Anbar province in general, from ISIS. The many problems that this offensive symbolizes can best be summed up ...
gjohnsit 05/28/2015 23
The political peril of Supreme Court Obamacare case
Chief Justice John Roberts has a lot to think about these days. It's been clear for months that if the Supreme Court were to ...
Joan McCarter 05/28/2015 142
Lomborg's Ouija-Board Consensus Center
Investigative journalist Graham Readfearn has a post on DeSmog that takes a critical look at Lomborg's ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/28/2015 5
Free Solar for Low-Income Homeowners in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods & Other Energy Assistance Progs
UPDATED 5/29 This intro focuses on a specific California solar program, then below the fold is information on an extraordinarily comprehensive and up-to-date dot-org website (run by N.C. State ...
mettle fatigue 05/27/2015 10
Texas & Alaska Floods: El Nino & Hot Oceans Start a Year of Hellish Weather. It Will Get Worse.
There's too much heat in the oceans. Way too much heat. Hot water has surged across the equator in the Pacific and a deep pool of very hot water is building off of Mexico's west coast. Tropical ...
FishOutofWater 05/27/2015 176
Santana
F' it we'll do it live. ~ O'Reilly ~ Live Santana is sublime. I still remember being awe struck the first time I saw Carlos Santana lead his band through a night of sonic magic.
NCTim 05/27/2015 18
Mark Ruffalo just tweeted my fracking wastewater diary
Exclusive:Video shows tar balls & oil slick from fracking wastewater near CA produce irrigation site http://t.co/z3b2qrYEXZ via @dailykos — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 27, ...
VL Baker 05/27/2015 5
WI-Sen: Al Franken (D. MN) Helps Russ Feingold (D) Get Ready To Defeat Ron Johnson (R)
Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Al Franken (D. MN) in support of Russ Feingold's (D. WI) comeback bid against Tea Party U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R. WI):
poopdogcomedy 05/27/2015 7
OH, GA, MO, AZ, NC, IA & SC-Sen: The GOP Senators Who Took The Most Corporate Cash To Fast Track TPP
Former Bush Trade Representative & U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R. OH) took the most pro-TPP corporate cash. The Guardian has a great article out about which U.S. Senators took the most corporate cash ...
poopdogcomedy 05/27/2015 3
PA-Sen: Uncovering Pat Toomey's (R) Newsletter, 5/22/15 Edition
Received this e-mail today from Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign: Sen. Toomey says ...
poopdogcomedy 05/27/2015 1
Talking to Ourselves: Echo Chambers and Climate Change
A new study in Nature Climate Change finds that the political debate about climate change is falling prey to an echo chamber. This has created a situation where the overwhelming scientific consensus ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/27/2015 5
Exclusive:Video shows tar balls & oil slick from fracking wastewater near CA produce irrigation site
Food and Water Watch has just secured this exclusive video from Water Defense's Chief Scientist, Scott Smith, who has been collecting samples from the Cawelo Water ...
VL Baker 05/27/2015 13
NH-Sen: Planned Parenthood & Other Goups Slam Kelly Ayotte's (R) Sham OTC Birth Control Bill
So last week, U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R. NH) and Cory "Personhood" Gardner (R. CO) introduced a new over the counter birth control bill: http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2015/05/21/sen-cory-
poopdogcomedy 05/26/2015 18
Victory for fossil fuel divestment! University of Edinburgh will divest from coal & tar sands!
Divestment campaigners storm Engineering Building at University of Edinburgh I guess University of Edinburgh didn't like the divestment campaigners hanging out the windows of their Engineering ...
VL Baker 05/26/2015 3
The Holmes Brothers
The Holmes Brothers are an American musical trio originally from Christchurch, Virginia. Mixing sounds from blues, soul, gospel, country, and rhythm & blues, they have released twelve studio albums, ...
NCTim 05/26/2015 8
AL-Sen: CREDO Action Goes After Richard Shelby's (R) Wall Street Wish List Bill
Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action: The Republican head of the Senate banking ...
poopdogcomedy 05/26/2015 2
NV-Sen: Catherine Cortez Masto (D) Calls On Congress To Pass The Every Child Deserves A Family Act
Received this e-mail today from former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto's (D. NV) U.S. Senate campaign:
poopdogcomedy 05/26/2015 1
PA-Sen: Pat Toomey (R) Votes Against Seniors, Jobs, Training Our Workforce & Consumer Protection
Received this e-mail today from Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign:
poopdogcomedy 05/26/2015 5
AZ-Sen: Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) Jumps Into The Race To Win John McCain's (R) Senate Seat
Things just got a whole lot more exciting in the Arizona U.S. Senate Race: http://atr.rollcall.com/ann-kirkpatrick-to-challenge-john-mccain-in-arizona-senate/
poopdogcomedy 05/26/2015 9

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