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Occasionally we hear of a new species being discovered in some far-flung place on the planet. Perhaps found in Africa, the Amazon, or other distant place that has little to do with man’s presence. But, yesterday the New York Times reported that a new species of leopard frog had been. . .
The Discovery Channel has decided to censor the final episode of BBC’s Frozen Planet series. The channel has been airing the seven part series that provides an epic portrait of two disappearing wildernesses — the Arctic and the Antarctic. Discovery will not air the last chapter of the series titled. . .
The Republican controlled House of Representatives is trying to push legislation that would overturn measures in a 2007 energy act requiring efficiency upgrades in switching from incandescent light bulbs to fluorescent ones. The mandatory move to fluorescent light bulbs was a key component to the 2007 energy act that was. . .
Just days after Congress voted to strip wolves of federal protection under the Endangered Wildlife Act, the state of Idaho declared the gray wolf a disaster emergency. The Republican controlled legislature passed the emergency disaster law, and the Republican governor signed it. This law allows state wildlife management to issue. . .
If you happen to be the proud parent of pre-teen and teenage boys this next story will give you something to talk about at the dinner table tonight – zombie-creating fungi. Yes, the lore of zombiedom infects my own home, and when I came across this new item I got. . .
BP and other companies sued over the massive Gulf oil spill have asked a federal judge to dismiss claims filed by businesses and individuals who have been injured by the spill disaster. BP and rig owner Transocean filed their motions for dismissal this past Monday. There are currently 300 plus. . .
Montana’s Governor Brian Schweitzer the other day closed off the state to transporting bison that left Yellowstone to slaughterhouses. It was a political tightrope act for the governor in trying to appease his rancher and environmentalist constituencies. An act we supported. Yesterday Governor Schweitzer sent a letter to the Department. . .
BP has made its way back into the news courtesy of their new CEO Bob Dudley. Earlier in the week, Chairman Bob railed against the media for creating a “climate of fear” surrounding the BP oil spill. Claiming that the media’s quest for the truth on the spill’s impact has. . .
BP is delaying its settlement of claims until Kenneth Feinberg, the independent administrator appointed by President Obama to oversee the compensation process, takes over the claims system in mid-August. BP is using the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) as its guideline in determining who will get paid. The OPA is a. . .
Yesterday the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reopened a third of the banned fishing areas in the Gulf of Mexico. Some 26,388 square miles of the Gulf were reopened to fishing by NOAA. NOAA along with the FDA and surrounding States, indicated that the fish they have been testing. . .
Eighty-five days and 184 million gallons later it seems that BP’s cap may finally shut down their well. It’s definitely a relief to know that the oil has ceased spilling into the Gulf, but BP is letting us know that they are not out of the woods – yet. According. . .
Spirit Airlines has reached an all time low in corporate advertising. Seeking to take advantage of the Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill, Spirit launched a new coupon based ad campaign highlighting the “oil” on their beaches. Primarily the “oil” found on the beaches of the cities they serve as. . .
According to press reports, BP has now spent close to one billion dollars in trying to cap the spill, and aid local clean up efforts. We are now one month past since this unfortunate disaster has occurred, and as of today, we are no closer to resolving this spill. Our. . .
The Federal Government has claimed that the daily amount of oil that is being spilled on a daily basis from the BP rig into the Gulf of Mexico is around 5,000 barrels a day. A barrel of oil is 42 gallons, so that makes it 210,000 gallons per day assuming. . .