And so it begins…

For the past month I’ve brought to your attention here at Planetsave and Green Options the issues surrounding Japan reinstating the whale hunt. They claim they are doing it for scientific research, but thanks to Greenpeace, it’s indisputable that such “evidence gathering” is unnecessary. From the top: It is simply not necessary to kill whales

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Bottled Water Not So Hot for Economy Either, Report Finds

Environmentalists already have good reason to despise bottled-water companies, but local economic development folks might now have reason to question the industry too. That’s the message from opponents of a proposed Nestle water-bottling facility in McCloud, California, a small community with natural springs fed by the glaciers of Mount Shasta. McCloud’s defenders today released an

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Caretakers of the Land

By: Anthony J. Gerst. The following is derived from a report issued by the Sierra Club and Worldwatch Institute entitled โ€˜Destination Iowa: Getting To a Sustainable Biofuels Futures.โ€™ Iowa is 88% farmland. This breaks down to 24.5 million acres of cropland with 51% planted in corn and 41% in soybeans. The next generation of biofuels

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Water Worries

By: Anthony J. Gerst It was maddening to hear that ole George put a veto stamp on the Water Resources Appropriations Bill. By press time we hope to see the Senate come on board and over ride this veto, as the House repassed this legislation 361-54. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley from Iowa pointed out, in

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Geoengineering: Quick Fix, or a Way to Go from Bad to Worse?

Technology can undoubtedly make the world a better place. Where, after all, would we be without the wheel, agriculture or email? Still, there’s almost always a flipside to technological advances. The wheel improved not only travel, but warfare. Agriculture made food more reliable for humans … but also, eventually, helped give rise to confined animal

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Public Enemy Number One

By: Anthony J. Gerst With current events still unfolding in Pakistan the world stage has taken a turn for the worst. In his rush to create allies, the Presidentโ€™s saying โ€˜you either wit us or agin us,โ€™ is showing itself as a dangerous two sided coin. Musharraf has milked this administration for billions of dollars

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Plan, What Plan?

By: Anthony J. Gerst The last democratic presidential debate was coming in very sketchy on my computer. So I figured I would catch highlights on the news in the morning. Silly me, Halloween is scarier than Presidential politics, not. I doubt any of the candidates outlined a policy addressing Climate Change last night. I am

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Gore is a Liar and NBC has Capitulated to the Tree-Hugging Left

Those are the conclusions of one Dr. Dave Mason, owner of a tech site, Dave Mason.com, and host of his own syndicated tech-oriented radio program. It would appear the good “doctor’s” environmental stethoscope has been misplaced into some dark region, and his environmental view small enough to fit through the eye of a needle. Now

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Betty Krawczyk: Great-Grandmother, Activist, Ex-Con and Now a Mayoral Candidate

By Max Lindberg She moves from one challenge to another, always keeping in mind her passion for righting what she sees as environmental wrongs. 78-year-old Betty Krawczyk was released from the Alouette correctional center in Vancouver, BC, Canada on September 26th, to a welcoming party of supporters and the press, and proceeded to hit the

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Wave of the Future

Renewable energies are up against the wall right now, with skeptics and financial binds restricting what many believe to be humanities only hope for continuing clean and friendly power generation. โ€œItโ€™s too expensiveโ€ is often the cry of the politician, who seems to think that just because heโ€™ll be dead, he doesnโ€™t really mind if

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Hummer H2 Gets Owned in Hill Climb Race by Ford Model T Driven by a 70 Year old man

Pure pwnage… It wasn’t a fair fight at all, but for funsies, a vintage-car hill-climb allowed Forbes Magazine to enter a late model HUMMER H2. You know, just to see how the 316-hp, 4WD SUV would do against, say, a 100-hp 1921 Model T driven by a 70-year-old man. Like we said, it wasn’t fair

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Hello World!

Hello world! I’m Shea and this is my new blog. Here’s the story of how that came to be… In the old days of the internet- before AdSense and blogging and even Wikipedia-, a young man named Jan Van Voorst started a website so he wouldn’t have to get a real job. He was a

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