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January 2010

Cold keeps Minn. wind turbines from spinning

KSTP.com Wind turbines placed in cities across Minnesota to generate power aren’t working because of the cold temperatures. The Minnesota Municipal Power Association bought 11 turbines for $300,000 each from a company in Palm Springs, Calif. Special hydraulic fluid designed for colder temperatures was used in the turbines, but it’s …

Climategate: the email trail

Our video makes it on the channel 4 news, rather good story too. By Katie Razzall, Channel 4 News The Information Commissioner has said that the University of East Anglia, which is at the centre of the ‘climategate’ row, broke the law when its scientists refused to hand over raw …

Local Explorer Talks About Weather Vs. Climate

Local explorer Will Steger was on WCCO talking about Global Warming and his experience in Copenhagen. He explains that “weather” is different than the “climate”. He then explains how global warming will give us “more snow, heavy snows, and light snows”. So basically no matter what happens he can say …

State Of The Union: Global Warming Takes A Back Seat

By Elmer Beauregard It’s hard to worry about “Global Warming” when you’re freezing to death. I watched President Obama’s State of the Union speech last night and was surprised by two things. Sure there was all the promises that most State of the Union speeches contain, like the Government is …

CO2 Trade War Hits Midwest

By Joshua Frank, Truthout.org It’s round one in the 2010 fight against global warming and Minnesota has landed the first punch against coal-fired electricity that crosses its borders. The state is seeking to place a tariff on carbon dioxide turned out by coal plants in North Dakota. While there has …

Palin, Bachmann hitting the trail together

By Bob Von Sternberg, Star Tribune Two Republican Party superstars — Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin — will be stumping in Minnesota in April. The former Alaska governor will make a campaign appearance with the Sixth District congresswoman who’s running for a third term, Bachmann announced Tuesday. Announcing Palin’s scheduled …

Why Do Republicans Benefit From Bad Weather?

By Elmer Beauregard While researching the big election on Tuesday in Massachusetts between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown, I came across this article. There is a snow storm heading for Massachusetts and the article said that “Republicans generally benefit from bad weather”. I began to wonder why that …