Tag: fuel

Straight talk about Canada’s oil sands

| February 24, 2009 | Reply
Straight talk about Canada’s oil sands

Would you like to learn the unvarnished story about oil sands, an often highly-touted source of fuel?

The March issue of National Geographic has a detailed article on oil sands, focusing on a production facility in Alberta Canada: “Scraping Bottom.” It’s an already profitable environment-unfriendly carbon-irresponsible way to feed America’s often-wasteful craving for fuel.

[Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

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Housing and Transportation costs will keep the cities relatively affordable

| July 3, 2008 | Reply
Housing and Transportation costs will keep the cities relatively affordable

Should you live in the suburbs or in the city to keep your housing and transportation costs in check?  According to this interactive site developed by CNT and its collaborative partners, the Center for Transit Oriented Development, the answer is clear–live in the city. The bright red color-codings you’ll find when you check the 2008 […]

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Yet more cartoons – Today’s topic is oil.

| May 28, 2008 | Reply
Yet more cartoons – Today’s topic is oil.

Nate Beeler, The Washington Examiner Mike Lester, The Rome News-Tribune Parker, Florida Today Pavel Constantin, Romania Parker, Florida Today

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Diversion of crops for fuel use is “criminal”

| April 30, 2008 | Reply
Diversion of crops for fuel use is “criminal”

The United States and the European Union have taken a “criminal path” by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to produce biofuels, the United Nations special rapporteur on the right to food said today.At a press conference in Geneva, Jean Ziegler of Switzerland said that fuel policies pursued […]

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What to tell people who insist that cheap and plentiful coal will power our future

| April 15, 2008 | 12 Replies
What to tell people who insist that cheap and plentiful coal will power our future

Tell them what Architecture 2030 says about coal: Because coal is the only fossil fuel plentiful and supposedly cheap enough to push the planet to 450 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.  Because reaching 450 ppm (or possibly less) triggers potentially irreversible glacial melt and sea level rise. Because 53% […]

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Barack Obama talks tough to Detroit

| May 12, 2007 | 4 Replies
Barack Obama talks tough to Detroit

As reported by Newsweek, on May 11 Barack Obama told Detroit that it could do much better.  This scolding came at a time that American automakers “lost more than $16 billion last year, while Toyota earned a record $14 billion and surpassed GM as the world’s largest automaker.” Obama castigated Detroit for driving our dependence […]

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