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A place to discuss issues around climate change and global warming.
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A place to discuss alternate theories such as paranormal phenomena, UFO sightings, cryptozoology, etc.
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Jan 3rd, 2006 by the caracal kid last post
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American water shortages
Pressure to export fresh water likely to grow as U.S. shortages increase -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- at 12:49 on January 1, 2006, EST. By DENNIS BUECKERT OTTAWA (CP) - There was an edge of... (by Jersay)
Jan 3rd, 2006 by Timetrvlr last post
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Canada's Energy Future?
I see that we already have a Peak Oil thread going. I'd like to start a discussion of a larger issue as I see it, the World Energy Crisis of which Peak Oil is a part. Every country is facing an energy crisis now, some are more desperate than others to... (by Timetrvlr)
Jan 3rd, 2006 by I think not last post
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Nasa team sees explosion on Moon
Nasa scientists have witnessed a rare explosion on the Moon, caused by a "meteoroid" slamming into it. The blast was equal in energy to about 70kg of TNT and was seen near... (by I think not)
Jan 1st, 2006 by I think not last post
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Einstein’s revolution enters second century
Just after the turn of the century, scientists knew that their fundamental theories weren't quite right they just didn't... (by I think not)
Dec 31st, 2005 by bhoour last post
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Cleaning up the Great Lakes
CHICAGO (AP) - A partnership of federal, state and local officials proposed a 15-year, $20 billion US plan Monday for cleaning up the Great Lakes, the source of drinking water for 30 million people and a vital link in the country's shipping network. ... (by I think not)
Dec 29th, 2005 by Timetrvlr last post
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Inauguration of a New Hydrogen Filling Station in Singapore
Singapore Renewable Energy Initiative The Government of Singapore has implemented a plan to develop alternative energy. With the best environmental track record among Asian countries, Singapore wants to maintain its position as South-East Asia's... (by Timetrvlr)
Dec 23rd, 2005 by Summer last post
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Peak oil news update
Excellent article about peak oil below. Not only have big oil companies not built any new refineries in the past few decades, they have also not built any new big oil tankers. This is because they know the amount of oil out there is at a peak. Oil... (by dumpthemonarchy)
Dec 21st, 2005 by Timetrvlr last post
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Honda Solar
World Changing By Jamais Cascio-December 20, 2005 10:40 AM Honda Motor Company announced yesterday that it would soon begin manufacturing thin-film solar cells, building a new production facility on the site of a current auto factory. Because the... (by Timetrvlr)
Dec 21st, 2005 by Timetrvlr last post
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Global warming 'past the point of no return'
By Steve Connor, Science Editor Published: 16 September 2005 A record loss of sea ice in the Arctic this summer has convinced scientists that the northern hemisphere may have crossed a critical threshold beyond which the climate may never recover.... (by mrmom2)
Dec 21st, 2005 by Karlin last post
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Global Warming - Wind Farm Killed by US Congress
A great start, a certain reduction in greenhouse gasses emissions. Economically sound, profitable, less intrustion than oil rigs. This viable project that would be the kind of answer we need to... (by Karlin)
Dec 20th, 2005 by Ocean Breeze last post
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Saturn, Neptune, their moons and beyond.
Anyone else out there fascinated about the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn's moon Titan? If you are interested go to. Here Titan is the largest moon of Saturn, the second largest in the Solar System (after Ganymede of Jupiter). It was discovered by... (by no1important)
Dec 20th, 2005 by pastafarian last post
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New life-forms created with artificial DNA
New life-forms created with artificial DNA By Robert S. Boyd December 18, 2005 (by Paranoid Dot Calm)
Dec 19th, 2005 by MMMike last post
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Vehicle idling
Whats with all those "1 tonne" commericals, telling us to not idle our cars in the winter, do they even live in this country? I don't know about you guys but on a cold winter day (less than -15c) I let my car run for at least 10 minutes with the heat... (by Roy)
Dec 16th, 2005 by Colpy last post
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Study Dumps on Canada's Environmental Record
(For the actual news report, go to CBC News. ) A study was released today by the David Suzuki Foundation, in conjunction with Simon Frasier University ranking Canada 28 out of... (by Mad_Hatter)
Dec 15th, 2005 by Jo Canadian last post
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A Gravity Debate now?
:lol: Whether true or not, it's quite amusing. Evangelical Scientists Refute Gravity With New 'Intelligent Falling' Theory KANSAS CITY, KSAs the debate over the teaching of evolution in public schools... (by Jo Canadian)
Dec 11th, 2005 by Ocean Breeze last post
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Montreal Global Warming summit - agreement
Well its not much is it? America continues to be a Fossil Fool, but even they are agreeing to move ahead with non-binding targets. We can have some hopoe that the USA, and its... (by Karlin)
Dec 10th, 2005 by Ocean Breeze last post
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Climate Summit -Montreal
climate summit opens in Montreal. The US remains obstructionistic..../resistive and uncooperative... :x (by Ocean Breeze)
Nov 16th, 2005 by sj007 last post
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Environmentally Friendly Truck Drivers
(by GL Schmitt)
Nov 2nd, 2005 by Karlin last post
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Our Lives and Our Environment
Our Lives and Our Environment (from a political perspective) To live green or not to live green. Deaths due to natural disasters (from the International Red Cross website) 1985-1994 just over 600,000 total worldwide 1995-2004 just over... (by CamTheCat)
Oct 25th, 2005 by Andygal last post
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How toxic is your bathroom?
Be warned: your daily beauty regime could be taking years off your life. Pat Thomas reports on the chemical timebomb in your cosmetics cabinet Published: 24 October 2005 Earlier this year, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did something... (by mrmom2)
Oct 24th, 2005 by Jo Canadian last post
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Climate Change
I feel terrible for those in New Orleans, but part of me is thinking that now maybe those idiots who dont believe global warming is happening will wake up. It's not an environmental trend, it's a man made problem. The oceans temperature has risen. Even... (by Gonzo)
Oct 14th, 2005 by JomZ last post
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Speaking out in the name of science
should scientists be advocates? It's a simple question that often raises a storm of controversy. Some argue that scientists should not be advocates, period. According to this view, science is... (by Jo Canadian)
Oct 4th, 2005 by Karlin last post
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Global Warming - Pentagon report; mayors meeting
Secret Pentagon Report: "Climate Change Will Destroy Us" Terrorism is not a bigger threat than Global Warming . Global Warming is the bigger threat, short... (by Karlin)
Oct 3rd, 2005 by Reverend Blair last post
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Smog Kills - REDUCE FOSSIL FUEL USE
Our political leaders have not looked at how much Kyoto will save us in health care spending and lives saved. These 800 deaths in Toronto alone should spark some compassionate political moves to reduce smog. For all the major cities in North... (by Karlin)
Sep 29th, 2005 by mrmom2 last post
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Washington's New World Order Weapons Can Trigger Climate Cha
Washington's New World Order Weapons Can Trigger Climate Change Michel Chossudovsky | November 26, 2006 Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa, author of The Globalization of Poverty, second edition, Common Courage Press, 2000. The... (by mrmom2)
Sep 25th, 2005 by Hank C Cheyenne last post
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The new Wembley Stadium - fantastic!
I may as well post some pictures of the new Wembley Stadium, which should open in about March 2006. In summer 2002, work began on the 90,000 capacity Wembley... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 26th, 2005 by Jo Canadian last post
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Fossil Fuels : The demise
Ok, it is likely that in my lifetime (providing some terrorist dosn't finish me off sooner) that we will run out of oil etc. When that happens, plastics will need to be recycled, tyres etc. your next credit card could be the result of re-cycling... (by Frappuccino Dibs)
Jul 29th, 2005 by mrmom2 last post
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Weather Modification
109th Congress S. 517: A bill to establish a Weather Modification Operations and Research Board, and for other purposes Introduced: Mar 3, 2005 Introduced: Mar 3, 2005 Sponsor: Sen. Kay Hutchison - This Act may be cited as the ``Weather... (by mrmom2)
Jul 28th, 2005 by Reverend Blair last post
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The Most Wide-Spread Environmental Threat.
(by Ten Packs)
Jul 19th, 2005 by Jo Canadian last post
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NASA tests solar sail technology
(CNN) -- A solar sail that scientists believe could power missions into deep space has passed its first major test. A 20-meter square sail was deployed and its orientation controlled in a vacuum chamber designed to mimic space at NASA's Glenn Research... (by I think not)
Jul 17th, 2005 by Karlin last post
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Global Warming Bush answer - "ADAPT"
GW on GW: : In the stunning turnaround, Pres. Bush announced that "the United States has sent a climate report to the United Nations detailing specific and far-reaching effects it says global warming will inflict on the American environment." ... (by Karlin)
Jul 8th, 2005 by Sy last post
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Why not embrace climate change?
Hi everyone, it's nice to be able to post again since i've had some problems logging in to the forums the last few weeks In light of all the environmental discussions finishing up at the G8 summit I'd like to share an epiphany I've just had: It's... (by Sy)
Jul 5th, 2005 by I think not last post
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France and Nuclear Power
An editorial in today's Wall Street Journal - the only newspaper anyone ever needs to read. (by Toro)
May 1st, 2005 by LadyC last post
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Climate shock
It's has been pushing 30 degrees the last couple days (though it's supposed to cool off for a few days). Last night, the Global News broadcast from Vancouver (they are very much aware that they broadcast to all of BC) noted on their Weather forecast... (by Ten Packs)
Apr 12th, 2005 by mrmom2 last post
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More bad news on the environment
If we don't stop crapping in our nest soon, there won't be one. CBC UN News (by Reverend Blair)
Apr 1st, 2005 by Reverend Blair last post
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Alternative energy saves money? Net metering.
On my wishlist. Reverse or "net" metering - put wind, solar, or other power system on your home, school, whatever, and be allowed to actually contribute to the grid. Timely,... (by mr_fitz)
Mar 1st, 2005 by peapod last post
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Tasmanian Devils being Wiped Out
well, apparently pea your rellies are on the downside of this one.... The Tasmanian devil, one of the world's most unusual animals, is in danger of extinction. A mysterious form of cancer has wiped out as many as half the devils in Tasmania, off the... (by galianomama)
Feb 3rd, 2005 by Jay last post
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What do think would be different if we had no moon? POPULAR!
I'm looking for anything: psychological/sociological, physical differences, anything that would be different about life here if we had no moon. There would be no tides... And no American Werewolf in London. (by peapod)
Dec 1st, 2004 by sj007 last post
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When is dumping not dumping?
Maybe I've missed something important here.....but it strikes me that somebody is just being overly officious. (by Twila)
Sep 24th, 2004 by vista last post
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Interesting Science
Time to lighten up! "It is an establishment that persists is frenetically sweeping legitimate genres of new anomalous phenomena under its intellectual carpet, thereby denying its own well-documented heritage that anomalies are the most precious raw... (by vista)
Sep 6th, 2004 by peapod last post
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tree huggers
Here are a few photos of the tree huggers down the road from us. Now I cannot provide pics of our little group, we are more soficiated than this group. Our little protests require planning, details, facts, and figures! Ours is in the planning..we need... (by peapod)
Aug 26th, 2004 by vista last post
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Drilling in the Wildlife's Refuge
A counter part of mine in the US posted this last month, He is from Texas and feels very strongly that the US needs to drill in the A.N.W.R this is the plan. (by Chewy)