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- Non-OPEC Gasoline8 y
WHERE TO BUY YOUR USA-GAS
Every time you fill up the car, you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of Saudi Arabia. Just buy from gas companies that don’t import their oil from the Saudis.
I thought it might be interesting for you to know which oil companies are the best to buy gas from and which major companies import Middle Eastern oil.
These companies import Middle Eastern oil:
Shell........................... 205,742,000 barrels
Chevron/Texaco......... 144,332,000 barrels
Exxon /Mobil............... 130,082,000 barrels
Marathon/Speedway... 117,740,000 barrels
A ... read more
- For anyone interested in purchasing gas from non-OPEC related companies.
- Habitat for Humanity8 y
September 6, 2005 Los Angeles Times : National News
A Quick Delivery of Homes
Habitat for Humanity will build of thousands of houses for victims of the hurricane.
From Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ga. — Habitat for Humanity is laying the groundwork for its largest construction project yet, a blitz build of thousands of homes along the Gulf Coast for people left homeless by Hurricane Katrina.
Operation Home Delivery is expected to start later this month in Jackson, Miss., where volunteers will assemble housing frames and put ... read more
- Habitat for Humanity is one of my favorite charities. The organization is planning a blitz building of new homes for those who have lost theirs in the Gulf region due to Hurricane Katrina.
- I AM Warrior Woman8 y
I was so irritated, I immediately deleted the e-mail. I was so irritated, I shouted in my car, with the windows rolled up, as I am wont to do when angry, yelling that I did not want to blame, but I wanted accountability for this disaster. I screamed that I am sick of this New Age b.s. of emotion-deny-ers, those who profess to be calm and serene no matter what the situation, those with their Holier-Than-Thou attitudes and their All-Knowing airs. I was so irritated, I could not sleep. I was so irritated, I got up at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning and wrote the following in my journal:
I will ... read more
- I sent my blog "Katrina: Racism?" out as an e-mail and received a reply from someone that basically said "do not send out blame for this disaster. Focus on what went right. Send positive messages out into the world." This irritated me greatly.
- Katrina:Racism?8 y
Why Do the Poor Always Suffer?
This started out as a blog comment to Your Enchanted Gardener’s blog about Hurricane Katrina: http://curezone.com/blogs/m.asp?f=92&i=711 I’m sharing it with all and inviting comments.
I am feeling lots of anger with our government today--New Orleans was a disaster waiting to happen. The government knew of this powerful storm coming in days before it hit, and many warnings were given in previous years that such a storm of this magnitude would break the levees unless they were shored up. Human destruction of the wetlands and marshes a ... read more
- I am angry with our govenment for their slow response to help the people trapped in New Orleans. Could this slow response have anything to do with Institutional Racism?
- CA Delta at Risk8 y
September 1, 2005 Los Angeles Times, California
Delta Is at Risk, Geologist Warns
By Bettina Boxall, Times Staff Writer
When UC Davis geology professor Jeffrey Mount looks at the images of broken levees and surging floodwaters in New Orleans, he sees the future of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
"There is a natural tendency of Californians to look at what is going on in the Gulf Coast as as foreign to us as the tsunami in Indonesia — ’That’s not something that could ever happen to us.’ — Oh, they couldn’t be more wrong," Mount said Wednes ... read more
- A natural disaster could cause widespread levee failure in Northern California, flooding cropland and disrupting the water supply.
- Seven Wonders8 y
S even Wonders
THE SEVEN WONDERS
OF THE WORLD
A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present " Seven Wonders of the World ." Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:
1. Egypt ’s Great Pyramids 2. Taj Mahal 3. Grand Canyon 4. Panama Canal 5. Empire State Building 6. St. Peter’s Basilica 7. China ’s Great Wall While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student had not finished her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having troubl ... read more
- In these difficult times, this is good to remember...
- Nuclear Katrina8 y
U.S. faces a tragedy of epic, appalling scale
September 1, 2005
New Orleans –
Natural disasters are such a regular part of life – that is, life as we experience it through the media – that in many instances we barely pay attention. An earthquake in Turkey, a flood in Bangladesh, even wildfires or droughts in our own country – so long as it’s not in our own back yard, the events sometimes have so little resonance in our own lives that we hardly think about them beyond our initial grimaces upon seeing footage of ravaged towns ... read more
- Hurricane Katrina's toll could be so severe that its effect is credibly likened to a nuclear attack. HOW YOU CAN HELP!
- Gasp of Horror8 y
Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
US EPA Accepts Unethical Human Pesticide Tests A June 2005 U.S. Congressional report reviewing pesticide studies submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raised serious concerns about the intentional dosing of human subjects. The report finds that in each of the 22 studies reviewed, there were violations of ethical standards as set out by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the Nuremberg Code and other professional medical and scientific ... read more
- When I first read this, my eyes widened, my mouth fell open and a gasp of horror escaped my lips: young adults, in a closed room, subjected to breathing in poison. Poison shot up their noses and into their eyes. Poison, known to cause nervous system damage, swallowed. NO, this is not some scene out of Dante's Inferno or the death camps of the Nazi Third Reich. These are experiments approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to test pesticides on human subjects.
- Katrina Smashes "Energy Alley"8 y
AN OIL PANIC IN PLAIN SIGHT
By Sean Brodrick
- Hurricane Katrina smashes "Energy Alley," a concentrated
area of oil production in Gulf of Mexico that supplies
about 35% of America’s domestic oil.
- White House says oil will get cheaper, but makes hush-
hush plans to increase the Strategic Petroleum Reserve by
42% to ONE BILLION barrels of crude. Why are they so eager
to add to the SPR when oil prices are high?
- Saudis reveal they won’t be able to meet oil demand –
first time EVER they’ve admitted the awful truth
Hurricane Ka ... read more
- Hurricane Katrina smashes "Energy Alley," a concentrated area of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico that supplies about 35% of America's domestic oil.
- Hurricane Katrina8 y
NEW IN GRIST From: Grist Magazine: Environmental News and Commentary
©2005. Grist Magazine, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Story of the Hurricane
Even as they mourn the loss of life and devastation of communities throughout the Gulf Coast, greens wonder whether global warming is responsible for Hurricane Katrina’s intensity and worry about the possible toxic disaster that could ensue as waste, chemicals, and bodies float to the surface of the minacious floodwaters. Stop by Gristmill for discussion and a roundup of relevant news links:
... read more
- Hurricane Katrina has unleashed almost incomprehensible destruction on the Gulf Coast. Environmentalists worry about a possible toxic disaster. HOW TO HELP: List of organizations providing relief for disaster victims
- EnviroChristians8 y
New World culture: in the legends of Mexico’s Rarámuri, Toad is the bringer of life-giving rain, having borrowed wings from the Bat to fly up to heaven and sing the rain down.
photo by Jim Rorabaugh
The southwestern arroyo toad, one of the "true toads,"is specialized for life in an unstable habitat. No more than three inches long, this small toad was once found throughout coastal rivers and streams in southern and central California, from Monterey to San Diego counties, as well as in Baja California. The toad hatches in a river or stream and begins to develop in water; ... read more
- I love it! Christians and environmentalists have teamed up to sue the Bush Administration over the endangered arroyo toad of California, famously dismissed as "hapless" by Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts.
- Chemical Disaster Risk8 y
I received an e-mail from Deena Metzger, writer, wisewoman, healer, asking for our support for two important bills being considered in the U.S. Senate: S. 157, the Chemical Security Act sponsored by Sen J. Corzine, and S. 1256, sponsored by Sen. J. Biden.
Read the Fact Sheet on Sen. Corzine’s Chemical Security Act (S. 157) http://corzine.senate.gov/priorities/chem_sec.html
Newsday: Senate unanimously passes Corzine resolution
The Senate unanimously passed a resolution July 14, 2005 by Sen. Jon Corzine that calls for federal standards to protect the country’s chemical plants from ... read more
- Our nation’s chemical plants and the railways that carry their products are not safe from natural or man-made disasters. TAKE ACTION by asking your U.S. Senators to support the Chemical Security Act(S. 157) and hazardous substance transportation regulations (S. 1256)
- Eco-Garden Hose!8 y
The Ol’ Razzle-Nozzle
On garden hoses
By Umbra Fisk 29 Aug 2005
Got questions about the environment? Ask Umbra .
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Dear Umbra, I’m diligently avoiding PVC plastics, but cannot find a good quality non-PVC garden hose. We have particularly high water pressure, so we need a hose that can withstand the pressure. I only need to water the veggie garden a couple of times a week in summer, but it’s not quite feasible to do it with a w ... read more
- It may seem like a small thing, but avoiding the evils of PVC in purchasing a garden hose can be a big deal for ardent environmentalists and organic gardeners!
- Eco-Pest/Weed Control8 y
Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
Home Page: http://www.pesticide.org/factsheets.html#alternatives
lists less-toxic pest control from ants to ticks; lists weed control and lawn maintenance
http://www.pesticide.org/fleas.html Managing fleas without pesticides
http://www.pesticide.org/subterraneantermites.html Managing termites without pesticides
Natural Ant Control http://curezone.com/blogs/m.asp?f=309&i=115
Eco-Lawn Care http://curezone.com/bl ... read more
- Dear All: A friend wrote to me and wanted to know about less-toxic termite and flea control. I found this great website. It also includes info. on non-toxic weed control and lawn care/maintenance. Love, LL
- Pricey Organics8 y
Cost in Translation
Seriously, now -- why aren’t organics getting affordable?
By Christy Harrison 25 Aug 2005
So you like whole-grain bread, pesticide-free plums, and low-fat meat? Better ask for a raise. A recent study by researchers at the University of California-Davis reported that U.S. shoppers who consistently choose healthy foods spend nearly 20 percent more on groceries. The study also said the higher price of these healthier choices can consume 35 to 40 percent of a low-income family’s grocery budget. That’s bad news for public health. It’s also bad news for the organic-foo ... read more
- Why organics still cost so damn much: We keep hearing that once organic food expands to a large enough market, prices will fall. But it keeps not happening -- organic buyers still pay an average of 20 percent more for their groceries.
- Organic Growing:Strawberries & Tomatoes8 y
Photos by Leslie Goldman, Your Enchanted Gardener http://lesliegoldman.com/
HOW DO THEY DO IT? Strawberry and Tomato Farming without Fumigants and Other Toxic Pesticides Strawberries and Tomatoes One argument put forward by the pesticide industry for the continued use of high risk soil fumigants is that some crops simply can’t be grown without these dangerous chemicals. Strawberries and tomatoes are two of the crops with the most intensive use of soil fumigants because they are particularly vulnerable to several types of pathogens, insects, nematodes and mites that convention ... read more
- As a suburbanite, I go to my local markets to buy my organic produce. I know that organic farmers grow their crops without pesticides, but I never really understood what farming practices organic farmers use. I found this article about how farmers grow organic tomatoes and strawberries interesting and informative.
- Funny!"War on Terra"8 y
War on Terra
From Uncyclopedia http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/War_on_Terra
The factual accuracy of this article is absolutely indisputable.- Oscar Wilde "I would not want to change a thing" - Mark Twain
The War on Terra is the unofficial name for a series of policies initiated by the United States in response to a series of attacks against civilian populations and other national interests conducted by extremist weather fronts led by Mother Nature, reputedly on behalf of Planet Earth. In late 2001, President Bush declared total war on Planet Earth and all nati ... read more
- Tongue-in-Cheek account of the United States vs. Mother Nature. Read on as Bush declares war on Planet Earth and all ecosystems harboring life. Some say the War on Terra will be Bush's enduring legacy.
- Natural Ant Control8 y
Natural Ant Control 1) Ants hate chalk. They won’t cross it. If I have a flurry of ants that would like to enter the house, I just draw a line of chalk around the entry point. They butt up against the chalk and back off. For an area like a tree......perhaps you could scribble a thick chalk line around the trunk, or get some of that bulk chalk for athletic fields, and sprinkle a line of it on the ground around the tree. I’d say scribble some chalk on the trunk, see if you notice the ants avoiding that spot, and then continue chalking around the trunk. 2) First paint "tanglefoot" a ... read more
- Natural Ant Control suggestions from readers of the San Diego Grapevine, an on-line group for folks interested in Spiritual and ecological issues, in response to the facilitator's question of how to get rid of ants that were swarming her backyard tree.
- CALIFORNIANS:Solar Roofs Bill8 y
... read more
- The Million Solar Roofs Bill (SB1) is only one vote away from becoming a reality! SB1 is the largest solar energy legislation ever introduced in the U.S. The bill will help achieve 3,000 megawatts of solar power for California, enough to prevent 50 million tons of global warming emissions. TAKE ACTION and sign e-letter to your state Assembly Member today and ask for a YES vote on SB1!
- Jaguars Endangered8 y
DESCRIPTION Jaguars are one of the most majestic animals in the world. Their beautiful spotted fur coats were once in such demand they were almost hunted to extinction in the 1960s. Jaguars have compact bodues, broad heads and powerful jaws. They are only found in the American continent and are its largest cat.
MEANING OF THE WORD The word “jaguar” comes from the word “yaguara”, which in Guarani (the languages of the Guarani Indians in South America) means “beast that kills with one leap.”
POPULATION An estim ... read more
- These magnificant cats have lost 2/3 of their original range in Mexico and Central America and 1/3 of their range in South America. Now endangered, there are only 15,000 jaguars left in the wild.
- Uranium Poisons Troops8 y
Radioactive Wounds of War
By Dave Lindorff
In These Times
Thursday 25 August 2005
Gerard Matthew thought he was lucky. He returned from his Iraq tour a year and a half ago alive and in one piece. But after the New York State National Guardsman got home, he learned that a bunkmate, Sgt. Ray Ramos, and a group of N.Y. Guard members from another unit had accepted an offer by the New York Daily News and reporter Juan Gonzalez to be tested for depleted uranium (DU) contamination, and had tested positive.
Matthew, 31, decided that since he’d spent much of his time in Iraq lu ... read more
- Tests on returning troops indicate serious health consequences of depleted uranium use in Iraq, including radiation poisoning and deformed babies.
- Molotov Cocktails 4 Babies?8 y
Along with the reports on depleted uranium this is one of the most shocking news
reports of our time.
But if I may be allowed, let me link this to events since World War II
showing that as the U.S. became the "most prosperous nation in the
history of the world"* we have created more environmental devastation
than at any time in past recorded history mainly due to technological
advances -- advances brought about by the Age of Oil.
Now we must come ... read more
- I submitted the article "Toxins in Newborns" to "Grapevine San Diego", an on-line group for those interested in Spiritual and ecological issues. Marguerite Hampton,
Trustee/Facilitator/Program Designer for the Turtle Island Institute, wrote the following response:
- Teflon in Food Packaging8 y
Teflon is in Your Food Packaging and You Don’t Even Know It
Perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, is used to make Teflon and nonstick cookware. Studies have shown that PFOA causes cancer and other health problems in laboratory animals. PFOA is one of the toxic chemicals released when Teflon-coated pans are overheated.
Carcinogens in Popcorn Packaging
Now it’s been reported that there are likely other major sources of PFOA out there -- items like food containers and packaging. Fluorotelomers, which are chemicals used in food packaging as well as in rugs and cloth ... read more
- Teflon, chemically known as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) isn't just a coating on cookware. It's now in food packaging. PFOA's have been linked to cancer, male birth defects, and other health problems.
- "Greener" Computers8 y
Tips on greener computing
By Pam Lundquist and P.W. McRandle, for the Green Guide 06 Apr 2004
U.S. consumers are being cheated out of the chance to buy the greenest possible computers, according to the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition and other environmental groups that have joined forces on the Computer TakeBack Campaign. The campaign’s latest report card examined 28 computer manufacturers’ practices regarding hazardous materials, worker health and safety, and systems for taking back used products. CTBC found that fewer relatively eco-friendl ... read more
- Toxins in computers include lead, brominated fire retardants (BFRs), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and the heavy metals cadmium, chromium, and mercury. Find out how to safely recycle your old computers, and better yet, purchase "greener" computers in the first place!
- End of the Human Race?8 y
When I was a kid, I worried that nuclear annihilation would end the human race. While nukes are still a great threat to humans and the planet, a more subtle way to end the human race is taking place right under our noses. Male sperm counts are dropping, male infertility rates are rising, and more baby boys are being born with birth defects affecting their genitalia. All newborns, male and female, are born with chemical toxins already in their bodies, many of them known to be carcinogens.
Why? The most likely suspects for changes in fertility and birth defects are endocrine-disrupting c ... read more
- Industrial chemical toxins are found everywhere-in our food supply, our waters, our air, the very earth we stand upon. They may prove to be a far more subtle, or not so subtle, threat to the human race than we ever anticipated.
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