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Yet another oil train goes off the rails and burns. No injuries reported, but 35 people evacuated
Off the rails in North Dakota. The Department of Transportation predicted last July that there ...
Meteor Blades 05/06/2015 9
Fighting for the Right to Breathe in Detroit and Beyond
The following guest post is an open letter to Detroit-based utility company DTE Energy, which is having its annual shareholder meeting this week. The letter was authored by Alicia Winters, a mother ...
Mary Anne Hitt 05/06/2015 2
Why I Oppose the TPP
There are many factors weighing on my mind as I consider a run for Congress. One of the biggest is that too many members of Congress have become pawns of corporate titans, Wall Street bankers and ...
nolandforcongress 05/06/2015 3
Deniers acknowledge Soon's wrongdoing… sort of.
In a desperate attempt to discredit the new study that finds Obama's EPA regulations will save 3,500 lives , JunkScience has a ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/06/2015 3
Religion 101: Mystical Experiences
One of the common features found in many—and perhaps most—religious traditions is the mystical experience in which the realities of time and space are suspended and there are feelings of awe and ...
Ojibwa 05/06/2015 7
Huge! Alberta, Canada, home to tar sands, has elected a Premier who will stop pushing Keystone XL
Congratulations Alberta, Canada! With a large majority Alberta, Canada has just elected a people friendly, environment friendly premier! Great for Canada and the rest of the world!
VL Baker 05/06/2015 18
The Daily Bucket - Lake Chabot Herons, Chickadee fledges
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds ...
enhydra lutris 05/06/2015 30
Global Warming on steroids
The Keystone XL pipeline is nearly dead now.Canada will be building the pipeline east from Alberta to St.Johns deepwater port to send it to the Irving oil refinery and to refineries in India. The ...
grgcatfish 05/06/2015 6
12 Million forest trees died last year in California and more almond trees got planted
As different as agricultural trees are from the forest, the California drought is devastating to the entire ecosystem with varying effects relative to the state's economy. The areas that will feel ...
annieli 05/06/2015 19
Adventures & Misadventures of an EV in the Country (Part 1)
I have owned or had use of plug-in electric vehicles for more than a decade starting with a production converted Pontiac Fiero with solar panels on it named Destiny2000 by its converter/...
joelado 05/05/2015 6
I'm returning to the Democratic Party to Support Bernie Sanders
I'm moving to a different part of Brooklyn in two weeks and when I change my voter registration I will, for the first time since 1996, register as a Democrat. I've been a Green since I first ...
lucid 05/05/2015 162
Climate Denying Governors - The Ball is in Your Court!
People know that climate change is a serious issue, and it's something that we need to take our collective heads out of the sand before we end up drowning on that tide-rising beach, and do something ...
walterhpdx 05/05/2015 3
Almond acreage goes up 150,000 acres during record drought!
California growers continue to expand their almond acreage in the state during the current drought while the Brown administration has mandated that urban families slash their water usage by 25 ...
Dan Bacher 05/05/2015 18
Sense-ability
In this post I will be applying Karen Barad's essay "On Touching- The Inhuman That Therefore I Am" to analyze David Foster Wallace's short story "Everything is Green" . A semester’s worth of ...
What A Pithy 05/05/2015 3
Ghosts: Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
Ojibwa 05/05/2015 5
Skylab and the Sit-Down Strike in Space
It was a one-of-a-kind event: in 1972, during a mission on the Skylab space station, a group of American astronauts, frustrated by an unreasonable work schedule, organized their own version of a sit-...
Lenny Flank 05/05/2015 43
A Kossack Needs a Little Help
There are times when life gets a little financially rough. We have been asking for donations to help out elenacarlena . So far, we’ve raised enough to cover her rent payment (which was due ...
Ojibwa 05/05/2015 123
Hellraisers Journal: Lawson, "I shall fight for these principles as hard as I can, in jail or out."
They can put me in jail until the walls crumble, but they cannot stifle the cause for which I stand or destroy the great struggle in the interest of humanity. -John R. Lawson `````````````````````
JayRaye 05/05/2015 10
On the Persistence of Racism, Part 2
(Note: This diary got so long that I decided to divide it in two. The first part briefly recounts US oppression of African Americans up to the Civil Rights movement of the sixties. This second part ...
Bill Day 05/05/2015 6
Indians 101: Huron Government and Law
Long before the European invasion of North America, five Iroquoian-speaking tribes formed a powerful confederation known as the League of Five Nations. The idea for this confederacy came from the ...
Ojibwa 05/05/2015 3
Reinforcing myths, instead of busting them
For anyone interested in debunking climate change myths, there's a great resource that should be your first read: the Debunking Handbook . It's a short and simple guide on what to do and what not to ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/05/2015 8
Daily Bucket: How Do You Make Little Spiders?...
I was a little surprised to find adult Golden Silk Orb Weaver Spiders during one of my walks this week. I don't usually start seeing them until the middle of May. I suspect the unusually warm April ...
Lenny Flank 05/05/2015 85
GA: Trashy is as trashy does.
It's all around!!!
hannah 05/04/2015 10
Stewart Resnick Is Advisor to UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi
A lot of things about Beverly Hills billionaire Stewart Resnick, owner of Paramount Farms, and his wife, Lynda, are well-known. Environmentalists have castigated the Resnicks, the largest orchard ...
Dan Bacher 05/04/2015 11
David Bly on the "Big Picture" of Minnesota Ag and Outdoors
Minnesota State Representative David Bly , D-20B (Northfield), is a longtime champion of sensible agricultural practices that benefit everyone and everything. Chief among them: the preservation of ...
Phoenix Woman 05/04/2015 4
Why would this time be worse?
It is sometimes pointed out in climate discussions that the earth has been much warmer at times in the distant past, so why should we be upset about it getting that hot again? Apparently some ...
strawbale 05/04/2015 5
You probably don't want to hear this but California is using water left from fracking to water crops
Yes, it's the waste water left over from fracking. The fracking liquid that contains chemicals we don't know about. This is the kind of idiocy posing as one solution to the California man-...
VL Baker 05/04/2015 119
Study saying EPA rules will save 3,500 lives should be nailed to door of every naysayer in Congress
Curbing coal plant emissions would save lots of lives. Not that this matters to EPA haters. A new study published in the ...
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015 28
Hellraisers Journal: John Lawson, Hero of Colorado Coalfield Strike, Sentenced to Life in Prison
It is a privilege and a duty even by sacrifice to advance our priceless cause. I am therefore ready to receive the sentence this court should declare itself without either authority, right or ...
JayRaye 05/04/2015 6
History 101: The King Midget Automobile
One of the interesting and unique approaches to automobile design and marketing was the King Midget. During World War II, two civil air patrol pilots—Claud Dry and Dale Orcut—met and began to ...
Ojibwa 05/04/2015 21
Do we all live in a giant hologram?
The large scale universe projected onto a two-dimensional boundary There is an active field of research in cosmology and physics seeking to explain the cosmos in terms of a radical idea: we live ...
DarkSyde 05/03/2015 116
Hellraisers Journal: Landlords want tenant farmers with plenty of "force," meaning little children.
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Monday ...
JayRaye 05/03/2015 5
Voices of May Day: How Emma Goldman, at Age 18, Became an Activist
Haymarket Tragedy Note: This is not presented as a general overview of May Day history and the Haymarket Martyrs. For a general overview, please ...
ZhenRen 05/03/2015 35
Glacier National Park: Red Rock Falls (Photo Diary) and Meet Up Stuff
Last Tuesday (April 28), we drove up to Avalanche and then walked up the road to Red Rock Falls. The photos are below the Orange Snow Bank:
Ojibwa 05/03/2015 5
The Inoculation Project 5/3/2015: Physics in Baltimore
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
belinda ridgewood 05/03/2015 28
On 'riots' and roots
Langston Hughes' poem, " Harlem " has been floating around in my head, as I watch footage from Baltimore. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/03/2015 188
House Republicans launch direct attack on Earth Sciences slashing $300 to $500 million from NASA
Republican shills for Big Carbon are launching a direct assault on NASA funding designed to gut any future enhancements to the Earth Sciences capabilities to monitor changing conditions on our ...
Lefty Coaster 05/02/2015 32
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aoeu 05/02/2015 15
Saying "Hello" on the Telephone: Street Prophets Saturday
Think back about the past few days. How many times did you say “hello”? The word “hello” comes from nautical English: “hallo” or “halloa” was a form of address used by sailors ...
Ojibwa 05/02/2015 12
Michigan Seismic Event -- 4.0
Michigan experienced a 4.0 seismic event ----8 kilometers south of Galesburg, MI -- at 12:23 PM today, Saturday. It shook my house in East Lansing, was noted by MSU employees and East Lansing ...
LakeSuperior 05/02/2015 7
This week in science: stardrive?
There is great excitement in some corners of the space exploration community this week, as several NASA people opened up a discussion with engineers and others outside the agency over a mysterious,
DarkSyde 05/02/2015 91
How To Read A Seismic Hazard Map
Now that the USGS has preliminary come up with a way to quantify the short term hazard of potentially induced earthquakes it’s important to know what these maps are and mean.
terrypinder 05/01/2015 28
Both CVS and Mondawmin Mall should sue Baltimore Police
Short diary here. As has been pointed out in diaries here and an article at Mother Jones , the evidence strongly suggests that the Baltimore City Police Department intentionally instigated the ...
kbman 05/01/2015 4
S. Dakota official refuses to disclose complaints about banks because it might harm the banks
South Dakota is not a state that is known for open access to public records. But it is now plowing new ground in ridiculous reasons for keeping public documents secret. Bret Afdahl, the director of ...
quaoar 05/01/2015 8
Name the Trolls on Top of the Bridge?
aoeu 05/01/2015 8
May Day History: The Haymarket Riot
Reprinting this diary from last year's May Day: In the US, May Day used to be the internationally-recognized day of recognition and celebration for Labor and its struggles--at least until the ...
Lenny Flank 05/01/2015 5
Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones Celebrates 83 Years, Recalls Birthday Spent in Jail for "Her Boys"
I am down at the Fleetwood whenever they want to put me in jail for violation of the law. Come along for me, come. There is coming a day when I will take the whole bunch of you and put you in jail.
JayRaye 05/01/2015 10
Museums 101: British Motorcycles in America's Car Museum (Photo Diary)
The LeMay—America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington includes a collection of motorcycles. ...
Ojibwa 05/01/2015 17
NASA: EM Drive shown to work in space-like vacuum
The EmDrive which made made headlines last year is back in the news with the results from a new set of tests by NASA showing that the drive has been successfully tested in a hard vacuum. The EM ...
Unit Zero 04/30/2015 235
Gold Rush Journal Week 44
James White was a 21 year old farmer from Quincy, MA. In 1849 he sailed from Boston around Cape Horn to San Francisco and the gold diggings of California. In all he spent 6 months at sea and a ...
oldmancoyote1 04/30/2015 2
Ferdinandea: The Island that Everyone Wanted and Nobody Got
In 1831, four naval countries of Europe--Britain, France, Spain, and the then-independent kingdom of Sicily--argued over ownership of an island in the Mediterranean Sea. An island which lasted less ...
Lenny Flank 04/30/2015 23
Hellraisers Journal: State Rests in Murder Trial of John R. Lawson, Hero of the Colorado Coal Miners
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Friday ...
JayRaye 04/30/2015 3
Indians 201: Wodziwob's Ghost Dance
During the nineteenth century there were a number of religious movements that developed among diverse Indian tribes. One of these, called the Ghost Dance by non-Indians, arose among the Paiute in ...
Ojibwa 04/30/2015 3
Super El Nino Likely as Huge Warm Water Wave Hits West Coast, Extreme Marine Die Off Developing
Three tropical cyclones churned the waters around Australia on March 11, 2015, including Pam, which reached ...
FishOutofWater 04/30/2015 276
Ten in Prison for Life for Malala Attack
[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32530324 The arc is long but it bends towards justice], if we keep pushing to bend it. From the BBC: A court in north-west Pakistan has jailed 10 men for life ...
Wee Mama 04/30/2015 11
The Voyage of the "Trieste"
In January 1960, two ocean explorers named Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard took the manned submersible Trieste to the bottom of the Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench, the deepest spot in the ocean.
Lenny Flank 04/29/2015 17
Hellraisers Journal: Fight Is On- "Federal Injunction Is Issued to Check Striking Chicago Teamsters"
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Saturday ...
JayRaye 04/29/2015 12
Debunking the pH Claim of GMO Safety
EdG Note: This article has been retitled and substantially edited since 1st publication. See "Updates" for details. Those who pay even casual attention to The Great GMO Debate are likely aware ...
edg 04/28/2015 269
A Walk on the Beach (Photos): Street Prophets Coffee Hour
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what’s happening in our lives, what we’ve been working on, and our opinions on ...
Ojibwa 04/28/2015 12
Valentina Tereshkova: The First Woman in Space
Most Americans assume that Sally Ride, who flew on the Space Shuttle in 1983, was the first woman in space. But in reality, the first women had flown in orbit almost 20 years before--and she was a ...
Lenny Flank 04/28/2015 10
Hellraisers Journal: Damaging Testimony Given by Mine Guards in Murder Trial of John R Lawson
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Wednesday ...
JayRaye 04/28/2015 5
Ancient Europe: The Stone Ages
In the nineteenth century, before the advent of modern scientific chronometric dating, archaeologists and museum curators relied exclusively on relative dating. To make sense out of the chaotic ...
Ojibwa 04/26/2015 24
Emulate @BarackObama: release your #climate anger
As part of President Barak Obama's speech at the White House Correspondent's dinner , as part of his speech, the President introduced his anger translator who expressed -- forcefully -- ...
A Siegel 04/26/2015 31
A Vaccine story complete with falsified training records
and a genuine side effect. The vaccine was against Bubonic Plague. In its Pneumonic form it can kill the doctor before his patient and it has been weaponized.
aoeu 04/25/2015 17
Mountains (Photo Diary): Street Prophets Saturday
Mountains have always been an important part of my life: they are magnificent to look at and sometimes fun to hike in. Join me below the great orange peak for a photo excursion into a recent ...
Ojibwa 04/25/2015 5
Origins of English: Some Z Words
In the English alphabet, “z” (pronounced “zee” in some English dialects and “zed” in others) is the final letter. The etymologies of some words beginning with “z” are described below.
Ojibwa 04/25/2015 23
Go watch this Fox video!
Yes, yes, I know the word "Fox" is offputting, but somehow a Fox station did an [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/24/1380001/-Fox-10-Phoenix-and-Transgender absolutely charming piece] on Juli ...
Wee Mama 04/24/2015 2
Museums 101: Mustang Convertibles (Photo Diary)
Ojibwa 04/24/2015 15
Fun with abortion arguments!
I offer an odd way of thinking about the legal issues surrounding abortion: if the fetus truly is a person, then does it have legal responsibilities to its mother?
Erasmussimo 04/23/2015 5
Genetically engineered human embryos are here
I wrote previously about the rumors that scientists were using a new biotech tool, the CRISPR/Cas9 nuclease system, to genetically engineer human embryos. Nature News broke the story today that ...
raoul78 04/23/2015 17
Indians 101: The Federal Government and Indian Affairs in 1965
By 1965, the administration of federal Indian relationships and Indian reservations had been firmly entrenched in the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), which is a part of the Department of the Interior.
Ojibwa 04/23/2015 4
Alabama Senate opens with prayer against 'sexual perversions'
Alabama will eventually be forced to accept the reality of same-sex marriage -- but some folks will kick and scream the whole way there. Take, for instance, the Rev. David Gonnella, pastor of ...
quaoar 04/22/2015 8

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