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Sunday, June 6, 2010
Have you ever felt like a-,....?
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Green
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/ffximage/2009/03/12/470pelican_wideweb__470x290,0.jpg

A short entry - AP Photographer Charlie Riedel just filed the following images of seabirds caught in the oil slick on a beach on Louisiana's East Grand Terre Island. As BP engineers continue their efforts to cap the underwater flow of oil, landfall is becoming more frequent, and the effects more evident. (8 photos total)


Why wash birds?

http://www.interspecies.com/pages/washbirds.html

 

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Although sure we can count on BP to pay its way out by spending millions on clean up and in penalties and lost revenue i.e. share prices, lost oil etc (nearly a billion dollars in total and I presume: counting)

Its wonderful to feel like you're playing a part in a larger picture by donating your self and supporting a group that has always been working in the background to protect ecology and the beauty of nature.

 

https://loon.audubon.org/payment/donate/OILSPILL10.html

 


 http://trendyshorthairstyles.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/eva-longoria-90110004.jpg

Also,...this is interesting. How would you think hairdressers, the people who cut and style your hair are helping? By donating their tip jar money?

More than that..:)...

 a huge International Natural Fiber Recycling mobilization is currently taking place to help get hair boom to the Gulf Coast Spill.

"You shampoo, because hair collects oil. Hair is very efficient at gathering oil,..."

http://www.matteroftrust.org/programs/natural.html

 
And oh ye~ah..actress/model Pam Anderson has put her star status behind the support of an
online petition to impose sanctions on BP.

Posted by mach1231 at 11:09 PM PDT
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Saturday, May 1, 2010
Raining fish is a good analogy (all things cold)
Mood:  bright
Topic: Green


 

 What beauty.

http://alaskanalpinetreks.com/ramblings/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/08_jun7542.jpg

See Alaskan Alpine Treks dot com for more . Beautiful.

"Very isolated." "Incredibly harsh." "One of the world's most inclement, driest and unforgiving environments."

The Canadian government has taken a major step to create a new national park in the High Arctic and simultaneously ensured almost no tourists will ever want to go there.

Isolated Arctic park unlikely tourist magnet


 Melting of arctic snow reveals ancient hunting artifacts

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/291255


 Polar bears take up rock-climbing to find eggs

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 Well what does one know? It recently rained there. Rain in April is big news for the Arctic. But Russians ? This is news as well.

http://rt.com/Top_News/2010-05-01/russian-arctic-extreme-conditions.html 



Posted by mach1231 at 12:59 PM PDT
Updated: Saturday, May 1, 2010 5:57 PM PDT
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Thursday, April 1, 2010
Dont mess with Mother Nature (..please.)
Mood:  don't ask
Topic: Green

THIS MAN

..is ruining our great Province environmentally. His checking of the time on his wrist watch (too late for the planet Mr.Campbell) represents the reason I never voted him (he is the "Peter Principle" in action: every person can rise to a level of their own incompetence)...never trust a man in a suit wearing a sports watch.

CP: Too many grizzlies killed in B.C. trophy hunt

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The Salmon Bears, a new book with text by Nicholas Read and photographs by Ian McAllister, is for children eight and older but has something to offer all ages. It's organized by seasons. Here is an excerpt from "Fall."

Without the salmon, which feed not only bears but also wolves, otters, eagles and more than two hundred other species of rainforest animals, the Great Bear Rainforest would be a very different place. But vital as the salmon are, their annual return is no sure thing. Sometimes disaster strikes and they don't come back.

This happened recently in a place....

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Vancouver Sun: When bears go fishing in the rainforest

http://salmonbears.com/

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Even Norway's richest man, John Fredriksen, an avid fisherman and majority owner of the world's largest salmon-farming corporation, Marine Harvest, was alarmed: “I am worried for the wild salmon’s future. Fish farming should not be allowed in fjords with salmon rivers,” said Fredricksen in 2007 to Norway's Altaposten.

Staniford, who was in Norway last May, reported sympathy among Norwegians, whose own wild salmon are plagued by infestations of sea lice, and who support an end to open-water net salmon farming.

“Norwegians are now rising up and standing up for wild salmon,” said Staniford. “Over the last year there has been a sea change in public perception of the salmon farming industry in Norway." Staniford sees Norwegian fishermen, river owners, politicians, environmentalists and citizens as increasingly critical of the salmon-farming industry plagued with sea lice and escapes of farmed salmon.

The Vancouver Olympics brought another opportunity to pressure the Norwegian government: Norway's King Harald V was in attendance at the Games. On a sunny Saturday, February 20, the eighth day of the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) and Wild Salmon Circle held a rally in Vancouver’s Vanier Park. Although Harold V was not among them, about 200 people turned out to hear featured speakers Morton, Staniford, ex-DFO biologist Otto Langer, and Kwicksutaineuk Ah-kwa-mish First Nation Chief Bob Chamberlin.

 

http://www.greatbeartours.com/bear_viewing.htm

Posted by mach1231 at 9:15 AM PDT
Updated: Thursday, April 1, 2010 9:37 AM PDT
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Un-real
Mood:  not sure
Topic: Green

LQQK

http://tumbleweedhouses.com/green/home.html


Posted by mach1231 at 4:35 PM PST
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Corporate Superstar` ism
Mood:  chatty
Topic: Green

http://kenoath.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/synchronicity.jpg

This is cool. Is it green, is it business or entertainment?

Perhaps its a behemoth.

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An executive with a $23-billion ( U.S.) energy portfolio  disagrees with the author of

"On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System”

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-02-11/immelt-disagrees-with-paulson-s-memory-of-september-08-talks.html


 

Recently in an Op-Ed in The New York Times he writes that it is "critical to learn from the financial crisis and put in place reforms to avert a repeat of 2008 or something even worse."

http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/16/paulson-how-to-watch-the-banks/

 

Sure enough though, the Republicans will be against it unless they can make a claim that its thier decision and until they get to say they did it.  But Paulson was a GWB appointee.

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Jeff Immelt was in town recently, courting business with our Premier.

 


Posted by mach1231 at 1:25 PM PST
Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 2:13 PM PST
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Played out
Mood:  bright
Topic: Green

Well, left yesterday "thinking", well, what a nice day it is out today , ..won't be needing the umbrella or hat today at all!

Fast forward to some 12 hours later and my clothes jacket were still not quite un-damp. I had gone to enjoy a free concert, holding my jacket up over my head in the lineup for about 45 minutes, and also sauntered back 24 blocks to my 'home away from home' soaking wet.

As for the concert, by the time I got inside the permieter I almost headed straight inside a makeshift building for shelter.

But this is where I experienced for the first time in my life: 3-D tv.

Folks this is going to be big, I just hope theres no permanent headache or eye strain results from our next big evolutionary leap in passive habitual television watching. And a leap is a leap is a leap!

But the weather is supposed to clear up starting tommorow , for a straight stretch of 3-4 days and it feels a lot like coming out of a turnpike headed for a beach or at least a straight away.

It is; after all only day 4 (yes Im counting) of the Olys in town and already I am starting to feel less like an Olympiad and more like............ a lilly pad.? Whatever.

It will be nice to have some sun in town, and help the long term memories of first time or returning visitors to Vancouver, live on and linger, not languish. Should be quite beautiful. 

 


Posted by mach1231 at 11:24 AM PST
Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 1:25 PM PST
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Monday, February 1, 2010
Admiral Prentice
Mood:  special
Topic: Green

I have been at public functions to hear Mr Prentice speak, i.e. treaty signing in Prince George Lil tedilh naytions agreement

and in my opinion, he is the best man the Conservs have

I would go so far as to say he is the only good member of their team

He should receive sole credit for any good amount of favour the Conservs bob like a line in the ocean attached to a sinker earn in the polls

Without him, surely the conservs in Canada would sink with the whole weight of their team into a bottomless pit of abymsal approval ratings

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/758798--time-to-clean-up-the-oilsands-prentice-says 

 


Posted by mach1231 at 1:30 PM PST
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Monday, January 25, 2010
Deal a seal/ seal a deal
Mood:  accident prone
Topic: Green

Recently here in Canada our acting Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea was delivering a speech at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters to open a Aquatic Life Research Facility, designed for studying fish and aquatic life health in the contexts of toxicant and stressor exposure, according to their on-line web site, part of their mandate also includes

  • testing the potential toxicology of oil sands tailings water, sediments and effluents, toxicology of priority Chemicals in a management plan in fish, turtles and amphibians and effects of altered food chains on reproduction in lake trout

But New York PETA member Emily McCourt was also present at the speaking event as part of its campaign to stop the government's "ill-advised sanction of the slaughter of seals."

 .....in which she had this to say.(link)

 

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SEAL HUNTS 

Exemptions for aboriginal harvests i.e. Northern Inuit are being negotiated while the regulatory ban by the EU won't kick in until next August.

Since the European Union banned Canada's seal products, Canada has been looking for other markets, in particular: China. Despite years of efforts China still has yet to certify Canadian seal meat for human consumption. Canada will initiate a trade action against the EU if negotiations before the World Trade Organization dont succeed.

 

South Korea is one of few countries that imports Canadian seal meat for human consumption.

 

 

 



Posted by mach1231 at 6:45 PM PST
Updated: Monday, January 25, 2010 7:46 PM PST
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
LOW CARBON ECONOMIES
Mood:  accident prone
Topic: Green

We were lucky that the effects of CFC's from aerosols and refridgerators on ozone depletion was a accidental scientific discovery

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Sherwood_Rowland heard a presentation about recent measurements by the English scientist, Jim Lovelock, of the atmospheric concentrations of a trace species, the man-made chlorofluorocarbon CCl3F, on the cruise of the Shackleton to Antarctica. His shipboard observations showed its presence in both the northern and southern hemispheres, although in quite low concentration.

In contrast:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Midgley,_Jr.

 


We were lucky that we had an eye in the sky (thanks NASA) to show visual proof and pictures to deliver the type of evidence needed to convince a doubting public, more than skeptical business people and lax governments that supported them that this was not a theoretical problem with a hypothetical outcome. 

This time around I think we are relying a little less on the theoretical variancse of pure luck and happenstance. the stakes are far too high.

 

"If you care about Haiti today, then don’t let that care vanish in the next few weeks. The process of creating the institutions that can mitigate future disasters will take many years."

Preventing Haiti’s Next Crisis



 

 

 

 

“Perhaps we need [to] lock in the very low ambition and consensus that we [now] have, secure that and [then} find other mechanisms, [tthat] which stimulate much more enthusiasm for investments in the low-carbon transformation." - Nick Robins, head of the Climate Change Centre of Excellence at HSBC. Speaking at The Copenhagen Effect event in London last week, about new mechanisms needed to develop more climate change-related investments.

http://www.ipe.com/news/investors-continue-to-urge-climate-change-action_33793.php

 


A conclusion recently reached by the U.K. Green Fiscal Commission sets out an ambitious plan for growing a cleaner, stronger economy by setting the right economic incentives -- that discourage pollution and encourage innovation and employment. This same approach could work for Canada.

 

http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/Global+lessons+building+carbon+economy/2431456/story.html

 

 


Taiwan not in want of government to arrive first

 

Low-carbon challenge cannot wait

 

 



More Universities Join Hands On Low Carbon Economy In China

http://www.chinacsr.com/en/2010/01/18/6984-more-universities-join-hands-on-low-carbon-economy-in-china/

 

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Posted by mach1231 at 12:49 PM PST
Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 1:29 PM PST
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Run run run
Mood:  lyrical
Topic: Green

Look at this cool thing I found...

 

..and how did it find you? :)

http://www.productwiki.com/nike-ipod-sport-kit/ 


Posted by mach1231 at 11:12 AM PST
Updated: Sunday, January 3, 2010 11:32 PM PST
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