Category Archives: pollution

Oil drilling off the coast of Virginia?

Sure, sure. Let’s despoil Virginia Beach, the Eastern Shore, more, more. A few million tar balls? No problem. Just pretend they don’t exist. And, best of all, we can keep motoring. Walking? Are you kidding? Read a nice letter to the editor on this whole notion.

Most U.S. waters are polluted and getting worse, PEER says

Hurricane Sandy has generated sewage overflows and storm-water run-off that is transforming many Eastern Seaboard waters into toxic soup, too hazardous to even touch. But many of these waters were already profoundly polluted, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) figures re-posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). You can learn more about the sordid mess at this link. Go for it.

 

Sea kayaking to the front lines of climate change in the Arctic

Reading this bumped up my wish to travel to the Alaskan North Country and I live on land that’s not far at all from the North Country of the Adirondacks, New York. Well, anyway, things are changing and changing fast in Alaska and the Arctic Ocean and human activities – our burning of coal to make electricity and our burning of petroleum for fuel and heat – that emit carbon dioxide are to blame.

Cell tower monstrosity to go up in Yellowstone National Park

So, now we’re turning our key wild and natural areas into industrial depots. That’s what is scheduled to go up in Yellowstone National Park. Blight? What blight?

Big Oil REALLY likes Mitt Romney – really

The data and suppositions in this article are not all that surprising, actually. In any case, Mr. Romney would throw some big subsidies to Big Oil – and Big Coal, too – if elected (or “selected” by the Surpreme Court).

Study: Mercury can hurt Adirondack Common Loons

This is actually a long-existing problem, but you wouldn’t figure that out from the headline over this newspaper article. Makes me recall the night I lay in a bunk at the Adirondack Loj and heard a loon’s yodeling song from nearby Heart Lake. I think that was in the summer of 1987.

Big Oil wins more taxpayer dollars, thanks to House

Republicans in the House apparently enjoy the hell out of kissing the ass of Big Oil. How else to explain the action described in this article?