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September 2009

U.N. climate meeting was propaganda: Czech president

By Louis Charbonneau, Reuters UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Czech President Vaclav Klaus sharply criticized a U.N. meeting on climate change on Tuesday at which U.S. President Barack Obama was among the top speakers, describing it as propagandistic and undignified. “It was sad and it was frustrating,” said Klaus, one of …

Your “Green” Is Killing Me

By captainfish, snappedshot.com You know, when the hype started growing about compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), people were all excited about the reduction in the production of carbon dioxide produced from the decreased energy needs. But, there are a few things that they refused to tell you. It’s like someone …

Minnesota Farmers hope for no early frost

By Jason Schoonover, Albert Lea Tribune Dry, cool summer leaves local crops behind schedule, despite early start Most area farmers have been crossing their fingers through the cool temperatures of summer, and now they’re hoping cooler temperatures can hold off until next month. “It was like there was no summer …

Climate Change Symposium was a huge success

For those of you who missed the Minnesota Free Market Institute Symposium on Climate Change on August 19, it was a huge success. It was well attended and some of the biggest names on the skeptical side of the issue were there, including the keynote speaker Dr. Fred Singer (pictured …

As hybrid cars gobble rare metals, shortage looms

YahooNews – Reuters The Prius hybrid automobile is popular for its fuel efficiency, but its electric motor and battery guzzle rare earth metals, a little-known class of elements found in a wide range of gadgets and consumer goods. That makes Toyota’s market-leading gasoline-electric hybrid car and other similar vehicles vulnerable …