Weekly Mulch: Would You Eat Bugs to Fight Climate Change?
|By: TheMediaConsortium Friday September 17, 2010 9:05 am|
|By: TheMediaConsortium Friday September 10, 2010 10:01 am|
Weekly Mulch: Want to Combat Climate Change? Ignore Congress.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Friday August 27, 2010 9:29 am|
Joe Miller, Sarah Palin’s choice candidate for one of Alaska’s Senate seats, does not believe in climate change. That didn’t bother Alaska voters: this week, Miller bested Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the state’s Republican primary. If that weren’t worrisome enough, it also emerged that the fossil fuel industry spent eight times more than environmental groups on lobbying in 2009, the year the House passed the climate change bill. It’s been a bad year already for environmental causes, and as the November election edges closer, progressives might want to start working overtime to regain momentum on climate and energy issues.
|By: Richard Lyon Monday August 9, 2010 9:33 am|
The Chinese government has announced an aggressive program to close older manufacturing plants that are sources of pollution.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Friday July 16, 2010 6:58 pm|
Weekly Mulch: Kicking Our Addiction to AC—Why DC Needs to Step Up
by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger
This summer, Americans are cranking up their air conditioning. At the same time, Senators are letting climate legislation cool its heels in Washington. Ultimately, both of these summer trends are contributing to climate change. Air conditioning dumps greenhouse gases into the environment, and without climate legislation that caps the country’s carbon emissions, America’s share of global carbon levels will only continue to grow.
|By: washunate Monday May 10, 2010 7:00 am|
It’s time to change from the Reagan-Bush era. We should either trust individuals to make responsible choices, or we should have direct government investment where the public commons makes more sense than private property.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Friday March 26, 2010 8:39 am|
By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger
Seven months out from the midterms, electoral anxieties are hampering potential climate change legislation. Election years are a time to pass easy, politically popular policies, and climate change legislation does not fit that bill. For the Senate’s climate change legislation to have a chance, Congress has to sweep through the financial overhaul faster than any bill in its history. Otherwise, politicians’ focus will shift to the midterms before they pass a climate bill.
|By: inoljt Wednesday March 10, 2010 12:10 pm|
Conservatives often moan about the inefficiency and waste that comes with big government. A lot of times they have a point; government can sometimes be mindnumbingly bureaucratic (or far worse). Anybody who’s had a bad experience with the DMV can probably attest to this.
Nevertheless, this does not mean that every single government program is evil. The “Cash-for-Clunkers” rebate program was a prime example of an effective, helpful government program.
|By: solartopia Tuesday February 16, 2010 10:15 pm|
As Vermont seethes with radioactive contamination and the Democratic Party crumbles, Barack Obama has plunged into the atomic abyss.
|By: TobyWollin Friday October 9, 2009 2:00 pm|
If you are trying to increase energy efficiency of your living unit on a tight budget, your best ‘first dollar’ investment is caulk and a caulking gun. Now do it NOW.