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Our World and Everything in It: Watch “Over a Barrel” Friday Night
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2009, 06:00:27 PM »

Watch “Over a Barrel” Friday Night
23 July 2009, 5:12 pm

For an in depth look at the oil industry and why prices fluctuate the way they do watch “Over a Barrel” presented by Charles Gibson as a segment on ABC’s 20/20, Friday night, July 28th at 10:00 pm. It should be interesting.



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Ringling Brothers Circus Caught Smacking the Elephants Around
25 July 2009, 8:52 am

Elephants suffer more than most wild animals in captivity. They are very social and need to interact freely in a group. I’ve witnessed documentaries where an elephant mourned the death of its baby elephant. About 6 other elephants stood in a silent circle with the parent elephant for quite a l...

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U.S. Forest Service and Ad Council Launch Campaign to Reconnect “Tweens” with Nature
25 July 2009, 9:28 am

The U.S. Forest Service joined with the Ad Council to launch this campaign. It’s a positive move toward motivating parents to get outside with their kids more.  According to an article on the “Children and Nature” website:

The campaign primarily aims to reach “tweens”...

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Watch ABC World News Tonight; How Drought Affects All of Us
29 July 2009, 4:49 pm

Watch Charlie Gibson on ABC World News Tonight, Channel 7 Detroit, July 29, 09, at 6:30pm. He will be reporting on the recent record droughts and how they affect us all.  



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Michigan Not as Empathetic to Climate Change for Good Reason
29 July 2009, 7:08 pm

Michiganders may not be as empathetic to others that have witnessed the bad affects of climate change or empathetic to climate change itself simply because we have yet to suffer billions in loss due to bad weather. According to the National Climate Data Center, NCDC, that uses NOAA satellite info, M...

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Statement That Organic is Not Healthier is Misleading; It’s Not About Nutrition
30 July 2009, 5:26 pm

Organic has never been about nutrition. A peach, is a peach, is a peach. It’s got X amount of calories, holds the same spot on the gycemic index, and sports the same carbohydrate count whether it’s organic, white, blue, or regular store bought. Organic is about growing produce without pe...

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Our World and Everything in It: Enter The Great Lakes Photo Contest 2009
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Enter The Great Lakes Photo Contest 2009
30 July 2009, 5:42 pm

There are just 2 weeks left to submit your favorite photos in this contest.

From the Great Lakes Forever website:

Biodiversity Project and Budweiser are seeking your help in designing the 2009 Great Lakes educational beer coasters. For five years, Anheuser-Busch, one of the world’s largest...

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House Climate Bill Meets Senate Committee Bill
31 July 2009, 8:23 pm

Although most of the media centered on the House Climate Bill recently, this past June the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved a comprehensive energy package S 1462 that is pretty much the same ole, same ole conservative twist on energy. S 1462 includes:

·   Clean Energy Deploymen...

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While We Continue to Argue About Global Warming; China Finds Going Green Very Profitable
22 August 2009, 12:14 pm

Uh oh. I just read this article on ABC News website, http://abcnews.go.com/International/JustOneThing/Story?id=8327868&page=1, about Baoding China reinventing itself from an automobile/textile city to a green hub that is so prosperous it will probably become a model city pretty quick. The Chinese ar...

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China and U.S. Partnership for Clean Energy Research
24 August 2009, 7:16 pm

Right after I read about Baoding China being the first city to go really green in China, I also found this article about the U.S. and China partnering for clean energy research.  The article on ABC New’s website stated this effort is a compromise between the two governments that disagree on wh...

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Our World and Everything in It: Wixom Plant To Be New Energy Park?
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Wixom Plant To Be New Energy Park?
26 August 2009, 7:42 pm

I caught a little of the news on WXYZ this morning that the old Ford Wixom plant, some 4.7 million square feet of buildings on 320 acres, may become a new energy park. Michigan Messenger reported that it would be a billion dollar conversion that will ultimately create 4300 direct jobs if (R) State S...

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Our World and Everything in It: U.S. Navy Jets to Use BioFuels
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U.S. Navy Jets to Use BioFuels
27 August 2009, 7:38 pm

An article on Yahoo Green reported that the Navy would begin testing their fighter jets using biofuel. The F/A-18 Super Hornet jets will test a 50/50 blend of a non-food feedstock like jatropha, camelina, and algae that will be mixed with petroleum-based jet fuel. The Navy is calling for 40,000 gall...

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Japanese Oil Companies Embrace Change Toward Electric Cars
31 August 2009, 8:03 pm

I am amazed at just how often America shoots itself in the foot when it comes to the competition. After hearing commercials that oil companies and special interest groups in the U.S. are spending 80 million to lobby against clean energy legislation, and the San Francisco Examiner reported Chevron al...

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Our World and Everything in It: Friends of America Rally; How Friendly is It?
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Friends of America Rally; How Friendly is It?
1 September 2009, 7:32 pm

Over Labor Day weekend we’re going to see a massive political event promoting climate change denial and mountaintop mining according to Credo. Some 25,000 people have signed up for the event. The same climate skeptics will be on board to include Lord Monkton, as well as, the usual messengers o...

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Our World and Everything in It: Inorganic Mercury Accumulates in the Blood
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Inorganic Mercury Accumulates in the Blood
3 September 2009, 5:08 pm

Inorganic mercury has been found in the blood of 1/3 of women, according to a new analysis of government data for more than 6,000 American women. Older women have higher levels indicating that mercury accumulates in the blood over time. Great, just great.

Dan Laks, a neuroscience researcher at the...

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