Archive | February, 2008



REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS What are the Real Economic Costs? Margo Thorning Noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2008 University Club, Downtown Clubhouse 340 Cedar Street, St. Paul CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS (more…)

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Talk About Insult To Injury

The same week that 6 GOP Representatves broke ranks to overide the Govenor’s gas tax veto, crude oil broke a $100 dollars a barrel. I can’t imagine what gas prices are going to be this spring. On top of that Minnesota is in a recession, plus we just found out we have a bilion dollar […]

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Cooling Trend Puts Global Warming Theory in Doubt

Michael Asher Daily Tech Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic […]

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Alaskan Town Sues Oil Companies Over Global Warming

By Associated Press Eroding Alaska town sues oil companies over global warming ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A tiny Alaska village eroding into the Arctic Ocean sued two dozen oil, power and coal companies Tuesday, claiming that the large amounts of greenhouse gases they emit contribute to global warming that threatens the community’s existence. The city […]

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Good News: The Arctic Sea Ice Is Back!

Accorcing to the Universiity of Illinois website the Artic Ice Cap has come back with avengance. In this image we see two satellite images of the Northern Hemisphere. One from Feb,18, 2006 and one form Feb. 18, 2008 and if you look you can see quite an increase in Sea Ice in just two years. […]

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Plow A Mile In My Tractor

By Elmer Beauregurad As I was plowing my driveway this morning with my 1939 Ford 9N a couple drove past in their Lexus SUV and seemed amused by the whole scene. Now it might have been that I was dressed up like a Ninja, with a black face mask and black glasses or maybe they […]

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Minnesota Environmental Initiatives

What Passed in 2007, Where we are Now, and What’s on the Agenda for the 2008 Legislative Session. By Josh (Elmer) Wilkening Whether it was for the purpose of giving the governor more national exposure, or due to significantly upsized Democratic margins in both houses of the Minnesota Legislature, 2007 was a blockbuster year for […]

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Why the “House Hugger Ad” Is Wrong

By Elmer Beaureguard This “Green” ad by GE although very cool is actually scientifically wrong In this ad a tree uproots and walks over and hugs a house for emitting “less” greenhouse gas. But in actuallity trees LOVE greenhouse gas, that’s why they use it in greenhouses, typically 3 times the atmospheric level. (more…)

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It’s Official Minnesota Is “The Icebox of the Nation!”

By JEFF BAENEN – Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It lived up to its name: The temperature in International Falls fell to 40 below zero Monday, just a few days after the northern Minnesota town won a federal trademark making it officially the “Icebox of the Nation.” It was so cold that resident Nick McDougall […]

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It’s Cold Out There!

By Elmer Beaureguard, Feb. 10, 2008 Well its a cold day in Minnesota, I don’t know exactly what the temp is here because the wind blew my thermometer away and it broke. But its close to -20º F, plus with that 30 plus mile per hour wind, the windchills are in the -50’s. So I’m […]

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Rally Update!

We had our rally at the capital Steps on Groundhog Day it was a huge success! Well Huge might be an exageration, but… The Media was there, the Groundhog, and Al Gore (at least a guy in an Al Gore suit) and a few brave soles, who were willing to stand in the cold and […]

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