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[6 Dec 2010 | One Comment | ]

Source: Amazon Watch and Earth Rights
INDIGENOUS PERUVIANS WIN APPEAL IN FEDERAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAWSUIT AGAINST OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM FOR CONTAMINATING AMAZON RAINFOREST, POISONING COMMUNITIES
LAWSUIT TO PROCEED IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
Los Angeles, California – Indigenous plaintiffs from the Peruvian Amazon won their appeal today in the landmark human rights and environmental contamination lawsuit against U.S. oil giant Occidental Petroleum (Oxy), as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the case should be heard in Los Angeles, Oxy’s hometown. A district court judge had previously ruled …

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[6 Jul 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

In this video my friend Noah came over and showed me his latest DIY project. He installed an in-line Hydrogen-On-Demand system into his Jeep Cherokee. It apparently increases his miles per gallon and claims that he is spending less time at the pump, effectively saving money. After some anticipated curiosity on my part, he finally came over and showed me his hydrogen cell contraption. Upon first glance I thought “nice science fair project” but when the engine started and the reaction occurred – “watch out Flux …

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[26 Mar 2008 | Comments Off on What does a 5,282 square mile melting ice shelf look like? | ]

Thanks to organizations like the National Snow and Ice Data Center we are able get images like these. That still probably wont get you to sell your car and start consuming less. We will just have to learn the hard way.
According the the NSIDA in an article released on March 25th 2008, a 5,282 square mile ice shelf has begun to collapse. The catalyst for this reaction was the initial collapse of a 41 x 2.5 mile smaller ice shelf named Wilkins that started disintegrating into …