The Science Guy is Back! With a new Website and Exhibit

The other day, I interviewed Kathryn Robinson. Besides being an all-around cool person and climate activist, she works for Bill Nye’s Climate Lab. That’s right, BILL NYE. The Science Guy! How awesome is that? Well, read the interview and see for yourself!
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What is Bill’s Climate Lab?
Bill Nye’s Climate Lab is the brainchild of Chabot Space [...]

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What is Cap and Trade?

The following is a short description of “Cap and Trade” that can be found on the US EPA web site.  In addition to being a nice explanation of Cap and Trade, the site reminds us that there are several very successful Cap and Trade programs in place, which have worked well at reducing specific types [...]

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Weekly Mulch: Politics, Power, and the Environment Beyond BP

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger
Washington has a blind spot when it comes to the environment. BP and the oil spill brought the government’s failures into the spotlight, but the same problems crop up across industries: Corporations pollute water, blast through mountains, and pour carbon into the atmosphere with insufficient oversight. But no one—Congress, the [...]

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Weekly Mulch: When will America be free from BP?

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger
On July 4th, Americans are supposed to celebrate their independence. We may no longer have to worry about a greedy, distant monarch. But our country is still held in thrall to powerful interests that prize profit over individuals and their freedom—the energy industry comes to mind. As Jason Mark puts [...]

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Weekly Mulch: As risks for oil and gas grow, USSF offers change

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger
BP oil has been spilling into the Gulf of Mexico for more than two months, and while attention has focused there, deepwater oil drilling is just one of many risky methods of energy extraction that industry is pursuing. Gasland, Josh Fox’s documentary about the effects of hydrofracking, a new technique [...]

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Oil spill…the gift that keeps on giving!

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Weekly Mulch: Can Washington Stand Up to the Energy Industry?

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger

President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders spent this week trying to stand up to the oil industry. In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Obama pushed BP to siphon $20 billion into a escrow fund that will cover liability claims, and Congress grilled BP [...]

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Where will oil flow….?

Potential flow of oil….

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HEAT (Frontline – PBS)

I have just about finished watching “Heat” by Frontline/PBS.  This 2 hour show first aired in late 2008 – just prior to the Presidential election.  For what ever reason we/I missed it – but – luckily my good friend Ben Adams recently mentioned it to me as a must watch feature.
It is fantastic!  (It is [...]

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Weekly Mulch: Oil Spill Could Bring Mass Extinction to the Gulf Coast

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger
A cap placed over a severed pipe is siphoning some oil from the broken BP well in the Gulf Coast, the company said today. The company’s CEO said this morning on CBS that it was possible that this fix could capture up to 90% of the oil, but that it will [...]

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