I recently watched this video on the Union of Concerned Scientists Website linked to from this post on Fox Attacks. It seems to be pretty easy to understand and has some pretty damning reasons, if they are true, why bunker busters would be ineffective at destroying underground targets and would cause massive damage to the environment and kill millions of people. Bush added funding for the[...]
I read conservative pundit Michelle Malkin's blog which mentions the 9th circuit's decision to allow the military to conduct sonar exercises without previous measures to ensure that they weren't hurting whales. While I understand the need to protect the country and that sonar exercises have a degree of necessity (though I'd be lying if I said I didn't think it was largely of our own making), [...]
This past weekend I went to my friend Matt's house in Cambridge, MD on the Eastern Shore. It was good to see him again since I don't go to see him very often. Though we haven't been able to get together very much since I left school, we still have managed to keep in touch regularly on IM and I feel like he'll be one of my lifelong friends. We went Kayaking on the Blackwater Wildlife Reser[...]
My good buddy Matt let me know about a plan to put in a resort on a nature preserve near his home on the eastern shore. From the site: "The developer has requested growth allocation or special permission to build in protected areas". In order to do that they would need to drastically change the ecosystem (currently a wetland) of the area by adding soil to it to make it stable. Also from the s[...]
I just learned today via the Sierra Club Insider that President Bush's proposed budget is proposing to sell off 800,000 acres of National Forest and Bureau of Land Management lands to raise money for the federal treasury. I think this is a bad idea. My firm belief is that if the federal government sells that land then the land is gone forever. I think it's the government's duty to do whateve[...]
I've decided that I want to get more involved in Ecology at a local level. I'm facinated by using the internet to organize people at a local level. Websites like Meetup.com, while I don't like how and how much they charge for the service, do well for organizing people with similar interests. Today I'm reading about Ecology and looking at a number of ways of helping out within the local area. [...]
My gas milage for my 2003 Honda Civic. It's supposed to get 29 city, 38 Highway and I average somewhere in the middle. Makes sense right?
I recently read this article at BCC news. This brings my attention to another of our so called president's failings. The environment. People have been saying for years that global warming is a problem and have on numerous instances have shown that since humans have entered the industrial age around 1900, the average temperature of the atmosphere has gone up dramatically. It's just too much o[...]