Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Clean Energy has the potential to become one of the largest industries in the future, supporting jobs for everyone from computer programmers and engineers, to welders and farmers. Save the planet, and save cash by using renewable energy in your home and automobiles. Sounds like a dream, huh? Let's see if we can make it a reality.
Go to WeCanSolveIt.org and sign the petition!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
LONG BEACH, Calif.—The $7 million, 50-acre Dominguez Gap Wetlands project in Long Beach is already becoming a wildlife haven.
Mayor Bob Foster and Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe cut the ribbon on the flood channel wetlands Thursday.
The project along the east of west sides of the Los Angeles River near the San Diego Freeway is designed to provide flood protection, clean water and an urban nature preserve.
It also improves groundwater quality and offers trails for walkers and horseback riders.
The red-shouldered hawk, great blue heron and tri-colored blackbird are already returning to the area.And:
Historic SoCal land conservation deal hammered out
Friday, May 9, 2008
So, we've been noticing a trend in tv recently, a Green trend. New shows from how to build or remodel your home to be more 'green', to a show about turning a classic chevy into an electric car. From 'The Human Footprint' to 'Aftermath: Population Zero'. Shows that highlight the impact we have on our world, and give us ideas about how do it better.
So what is up with the new shows on the History Channel and TruTv? I'm talking about 'Ax men' and TruTv's new 'not reality, actuality' show about oil drilling. Haven't we just taken a HUGE step backwards here? What is this, television for eco-exploitationists? Did someone make a poll of tv viewers that suggested that middle-aged white republican men who made their money from the oil and logging industries were feeling left out? What comes next, CourtTv comes up with a show following young, successful Washington lobbyists trying to buy support for bills to open up our national parks and forests to timber and oil speculation? RFDTV tries to make a hero out of wild horse wranglers, chasing day old foals with helicopters? It just doesn't fly.
I have officially boycotted 'Ax Men' and TruTv in general (because really, it might as well be the 'Britney Spears photo voyeurism channel' for all its relevancy.)