Porch pirates, Christmas tree fires, Holiday hazards on the rise

All I want for Christmas There's a new study that shows that 26 MILLION AMERICANS Have Had Holiday Packages Stolen by PORCH PIRATES (And Just as Many Have Had HOLIDAY HOUSE FIRES). The data released on gift theft, Christmas tree fires, tree fires, home vandalism, car accidents, decorating injuries and other holiday hazards is staggering. [...]

By |2020-01-29T17:38:46-08:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Driving tips, Environment|Tags: , |0 Comments

Baton Rouge flood victim’s Dry Pillow Diary

A Go Fund Me account has been set up for Steve Wheeler and his family. Wheeler is a journalist whose house has to be almost completely reconstructed after the epic floods in Baton Rouge, Louisiana dumped over two feet of water in forty-eight hours. Wheeler took to Facebook to let his friends and family know [...]

Five Years; Stop Coal Plants, Gasoline Cars or else

Climate experts Here's the frightening implication of a landmark study on carbon emissions: By 2018, no new cars, homes, schools, factories, or electrical power plants should be built anywhere in the world, ever again, unless they're either replacements for old ones or carbon neutral. Otherwise, greenhouse gas emissions will push global warming past 2C of [...]

By |2020-04-14T10:10:47-07:00September 7th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Coal, Emissions, Environment, Gasoline (petrol), oil|Tags: , |0 Comments

Climate change produces poverty and hunger

Climbing out of poverty Stephen Leahy "You can't climb out of poverty if you have to rebuild your home every other year." -- Harjeet Singh UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jul 22, 2014 (IPS) - Extreme poverty and hunger can be eliminated, but only through far greater efforts to reduce carbon emissions that are overheating the planet and [...]

By |2020-05-31T06:54:01-07:00August 12th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Environment, Politics|Tags: |0 Comments

Canada’s carbon emissions projected to soar by 2030

Canada's carbon emissions will soar 38% by 2030 By Stephen Leahy Canada's carbon emissions will soar 38% by 2030 mainly due to expanding tar sands projects, according to the government's own projections. In a new report to the United Nations, the Harper administration says it expects emissions of 815million tonnes of CO2 in 2030, up [...]

By |2019-12-26T18:45:24-08:00February 4th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Environment|Tags: , |0 Comments

California sues EPA over clean car waiver

Anyone watching this story had to know California wasn't going to walk away from this fight. California has become the trumpeter of clean air with Schwarzenegger traveling the world holding the environmental beacon of light. For the first time, states could be allowed to limit greenhouse gasses to prevent climate change, which is recognized as [...]

When CO2 doesn’t matter

When CO2 doesn't matter. It's wild and windy in the Sierra Nevadas. Usually, I talk about automobiles and energy, but today the power is out and the winds are blowing over 50 mph, gusting they say up to 75 mph. The winds started last night and we knew it was going to be a bad [...]

California EPA denied vehicle emissions waiver on KFI640 AM

Lou Ann Hammond and John Batchelor talk about the federal EPA's decision to deny the auto emissions wavier for California citing the recently passed federal energy bill as cause to stop California's exemption. For the first time, states are trying to limit greenhouse gases to prevent climate change, which is recognized as a global issue. [...]

Schwarzenegger EPA Lawsuit clean air

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that California will file a lawsuit against the federal government six months and one day after the required notice was originally sent on April 26, 2007. (see letter below) Last Friday, U.S. EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson indicated to the U.S. House of Representatives [...]

Finland and Russia, oil and automobiles

Finland, Russia, and Volvo I met Pekka Tefke, President of Volvo Oy Ab (Finland), at the 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI. Tefke was astonished that the auto show of the year was “all the buzz about environmental concerns.” The show was also about not using as much oil, keeping the fun [...]