Tag Archive: environment

Jun 21 2019

Summer Solstice 2019

Summer arrived this morning on the East Coast at 11:54 AM when the Sun reached the Tropic of Cancer. People living there would have seen the sun pass directly overhead at Noon. The Solstice is the 24 hour period during the year when the most daylight hits the Northern Hemisphere. The Sun’ angle relative to …

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Jun 21 2018

Summer Solstice 2018

The sun reached the Tropic of Cancer this morning at 6:07 AM ET and instantly started its return journey to the south. Summer is here at last. The sun here was blocked by the last of the spring showers that slipped through the north east during the night. As the morning wore on the sunshine …

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Sep 07 2017

Now There Are Three

While Category 5 Hurricane Irma is plowing through the Caribbean Islands heading towards southern Florida, she was joined by two more, Hurricane Jose, at category 2 storm, trailing right behind, and in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Katia, a category 1 that is threatening the coast of Mexico near Veracruz. As of at 2 p.m. …

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Aug 31 2017

Texas: A Tale of Fire and Rain

Yesterday Charles Pierce at Esquire Politics pointed out that Hurricane Harvey is rapidly becoming an ecological disaster that neither Texas or the federal government is prepared to handle. It is the result of bad decisions made by states that have deregulated industry over the years. To the point that even knowing if there is a …

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Jun 01 2017

We’re Melting

Update 1700 ET: As expected Trump has withdrawn the US from the Paris Climate Agreement citing a litany of lies about the agreement and climate change. The US is the world’s second largest largest greenhouse gas emissions. This afternoon Donald will announce his decision whether to stay in the Paris Climate Accord. Withdrawal from the …

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Dec 05 2016

Standing Rock: Who Said Protests Don’t Work?

The US Army Corps of Engineers denied the final easement the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) that would have allowed Energy Transfer Partners to drill under the Missouri River endangering the water and desecrating Native American burial grounds. The Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the permit for the Dakota Access pipeline to drill under …

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Sep 07 2016

It’s About The Water

For months now Native American and First Nation tribes from Canada have been protesting the $3.8 billion pipeline that would carry Bakken crude oil across four states, a portion of which has raised environmental and safety concerns from several federal agencies. Last week the protest turned violent at the Standing Rock site when the company …

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Apr 20 2016

Arrests In Flint Are Not Enough

Two low level Michigan officials and a Flint city employee were charged today for their roll in the poisoning of the Flint water system. The charges are linked both to the handling of a change in the city’s water supply in 2014 and to months of official denials that the change had led to a …

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Jan 06 2016

Getting the Pb Out Of Flint’s Water

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has not dropped the ball on the contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Her report on the poisoning of the residents when their water supply was switched, showed explicitly how responsibility for the tragedy falls to Republican Governor Rick Snyder and his radical, anti-democratic policies. Bryn Mickle, Flint Journal/MLive editor, talks …

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Dec 19 2015

How Lead Got Into the Flint Michigan Water Supply

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reports on the poisoning of Flint, Michigan residents when their water supply was switched, and shows explicitly how responsibility for the tragedy falls to Governor Rick Snyder and his radical, anti-democratic policies. Flint toxic water tragedy points directly to Michigan Gov. Snyder Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician with Hurley Children’s Hospital …

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