Category: What Can We Do?

Obama's Not Wrong About Your Tires

Obama's Not Wrong About Your Tires

| August 1, 2008 | Reply

Ken Shepherd over at Newsbusters is taking Barack Obama to task for a recent statement he made about how folks could save some gasoline. “There are things you can do individually, though, to save energy,” Obama said. “Making sure your tires are properly inflated – simple thing. But we could save all the oil that […]

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Mo' Nukes!

Mo' Nukes!

| April 24, 2007 | 1 Reply

Well here’s an interesting possibility Later this year, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee hope to take a big step toward solving America’s nuclear-waste woes. Pending clearance from the Department of Energy, they will demonstrate a new toxic-waste recycling process. The aim of the demo—part of a controversial $405-million government project called the […]

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One Billon Bulbs

One Billon Bulbs

| April 22, 2007 | 2 Replies

I’ve written before about what a good idea I think it is to wean ourselves off of non-renewable energy sources. Petroleum – oil – is a special problem not only because it’s non-renewable but also because it has geopolitical value far beyond its actual worth. We’re not going to become oil independent anytime soon because […]

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Global Warming – What Can We Do? (Part I)

Global Warming – What Can We Do? (Part I)

| February 20, 2007 | Reply

In my last post, I suggested that we do a bit of brainstorming to come up with practical, everyday ways that we average folks could help knock down greenhouse gas emissions. Here’s my first suggestion: Proper tire inflation. Okay, stop laughing. For all my life (and I’ll bet, all of yours, too) I have heard […]

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Global Warming – What We Can Do? (Introduction)

Global Warming – What We Can Do? (Introduction)

| February 20, 2007 | Reply

I’ve been posting a lot about global warming and it occurs to me that I’ve fallen into the Al Gore trap of criticizing too much and offering little to nothing constructive. It’s no secret that I believe that the global climate is changing but that we don’t know near enough to say just how much […]

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