Politically-based climate activists change the name of their cause
- First, "their" cause was called global warming, then climate change, and now in May 2014, it's called "climate disruption." I give them points for creativity.
The problem is, we like air conditioning. We like receiving goods that are shipped quickl...
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- Nov 10, 2017 - #humor #activism #climate #environment #politics #moronism
- Two of my ToledoTalk.com posts from 2007 along with a June 3, 2016 Facebook post by someone.
July 2007 TT Post
Bottled water bad for the environment
Feb 18, 2007 story : The real cost of bottled water
Just supplying Americans with plastic wat...
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- Jun 03, 2016 - #environment #water
Red Knot Conservation Effort
- (my March 2008 post at toledotalk.com)
From Ohio birding e-mail listserv :
Subject: Good news on Red Knots
From: Kenn Kaufman
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 10:41:21 -0400
Here's a piece of outstanding good news from our friends in New Jersey, one that h...
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- Jan 19, 2016 - #bird #environment #nature
Spring Songbird Migration Summary
- Spring songbird migration information for Magee Marsh Wildlife Area was developed by research conducted by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory.
Early Migrants - Overflight Species
Generally last week of April to first part of May.
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- Apr 01, 2015 - #environment #nature #birds #blog_jr
Swan Creek Cleanup and Boat Ride Info
- (my tt comment - jun 5, 2014)
Last September, a friend and I cleaned up a small portion of the bank along Swan Creek by the farmers market because it was littered with trash, and invasive plants crowded the native flowers. We conducted our little op...
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- Sep 02, 2014 - #toledo #nature #environment #blog_jr
Lake Erie's health with algae
- Good, scientific info:
Blooms typically start in the Toledo area, where the Maumee River, which is highly enriched by phosphorus and other nutrients applied to farmland, flows into warm and shallow western Lake Eries Maumee Bay.
Laura Johnson, Hei...
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- Aug 21, 2014 - #lakeerie #environment #nature #water
Solar energy is frying birds
- The alternative energy sources are quite destructive to flying things. Turbines whacking birds is well-known, but I was unaware of large solar installations frying birds in mid-air.
Some of the 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, at the Ivanpah ...
- Aug 18, 2014 - #solar #energy #technology #moronism #environment #bird
Aggregating 2013 stories about toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie
- #lakeerie - #environment
EPA - Blue-Green Algae and Algal Toxins
July 2, 2013 - NOAA news - NOAA, partners predict significant harmful algal bloom in western Lake Erie this summer
Aug 14, 2013 - Columbus Dispatch - Toxic algae spur warning at La...
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- Aug 02, 2014 - #lakeerie #environment
- (My ToledoTalk.com post from 2007)
Info related to hemp and other products used for bio-fuels. Some of the information is from a July 11, 2006 Toledo Talk thread titled More ethanol plants by The Andersons.
Hemp summary points
Today, more tha...
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- Jul 22, 2014 - #environment #energy #biofuel #activism #auto #farming #politics #blog_jr
Taking coffee seriously - November 2002
- (my blog post from Friday, November 22, 2002)
Coffee Measure Tests Berkeleys Taste for Fair Trade
Local coffee shops won out over small Central American farmers as voters overwhelmingly rejected the closely watched Fair Trade coffee initiative. Me...
- Jul 18, 2014 - #politics #business #activism #local #beverage #coffee #environment #moronism
Do nurseries sell plants that are poisonous to honeybees?
- I realize that the honeybee is a non-native insect to North America, but if this info is true, and if the situation negatively impacts honeybees, will it also hurt our native bee population?
From a Facebook friend's post:
I did not know neonic p...
- Jun 25, 2014 - #todo #nature #environment #business #flower #insect #food #blog_jr
Lake Erie Wind Turbine Farm Planned for 2017
- Well initially, it may not be a farm. More like a small, rooftop garden.
Aug 20, 2013 Cleveland.com story
Lake Erie wind developers say they will have the first wind turbine pilot project built by 2017. They will be similar to these offshore wi...
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- Apr 27, 2014 - #politics #energy #wind #moronism #environment #nature #birds #blog_jr
Vegetarianism - The most effective tool against global warming
- (My July 2007 ToledoTalk.com post )
The next time someone starts clamoring about how we need to do this and that to stop global warming, ask the person if he or she is a vegetarian. If the person isn't a vegetarian, then the person is a hypocrite in...
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- Apr 07, 2014 - #environment #politics #health #food #energy #blog_jr
Another mass littering event - balloon release
- Another example of human stupidity. Anti-nature, anti-environment.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota plans to release 60,000 balloons. The group claims that the balloon release is eco-friendly. Imbeciles. They are regurgitating propaganda from t...
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- Mar 28, 2014 - #activism #environment #nature #politics #moronism #blog_jr