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Down To Earth archive for Jan. 1, 2010


Friday Quotes from two of the best

Today we bring you quotes from two of the most important people in the climate change movement - Al Gore and Bill McKibben - two people we very much look up to, and two names we love seeing in bylines. Recently, The Goracle and McKibben...

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Walking the green carpet... 

A long running-time. Bad jokes. Bad movies. Fluff. And somehow, we remain interested in the Oscars for a simple reason: We love film, and more importantly, love to talk about film. Good or bad. However, a few environmental picks stand out this Sunday. Grist highlighted...

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Tracking the great Missoula floods

"You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?" Next time you find yourself driving through the Palouse, or out and around the outlying parts of the county, look around and ask yourself, "what happened here 15,000 years ago?" The answer is this -...

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Cyclist death in Spokane 

It was a somber ride to work yesterday morning after hearing the news of a fatal bike collision. In one of the more unsafe intersections in the city, Scott Reckord drove his pickup north on one-way Division and turned left to head west on Sprague...

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Image of the day - Pebble Mine

It's been a little while since we've written about the Pebble Mine - in fact only once since we've moved to the new site. But rest assured, that nasty project is never for from our minds. We've kept in good contact with the Sportsman' Alliance...

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A REAL food challenge 

Wow - we feel so inadequate in the shadow of Novella Carpenter.Fresh off yet another 7vs7 food challenge, and with our eyes set on another food challenge, we were reminded just how hardcore Novella Carpenter is. You might remember Carpenter, the self-proclaimed renegade and urban...

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Another Green Monday: Spiceavore

WARNING: TODAY’S INTRODUCTION IS DIFFERENT. For those readers who rather read about the more serious topics of climate change and the Clean Water Act, we suggest skipping to after the jump. If not, then proceed.We just finished the Spokavore challenge and now it’s on to...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2010

Friday Quote - heeeee's baaaaaack 

"When the food fight is over, there’s one spot of clean common ground in American politics and that is the need for us to be leading on energy, clean energy, and for us as a country to be more secure with all those jobs. ......

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Climate change kills jobs? Must be an Inhofe.

Our favorite climate skeptic Sen. James Inhofe keeps proving there’s no sewer he won’t crawl through. A permanent pariah. Witness this wonderful exchange from Grist: Q. How do you respond to major industry leaders who say climate legislation is going to create jobs, not kill...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2010

USA and Canada - victory for Glacier National Park

"As the world's first international peace park, Waterton-Glacier is more than just a national park," said Will Hammerquist, Glacier Program Manager for the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association. "It is an icon of international cooperation, peace between nations, and the special relationship between Canada and...

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Get your law on

If you're interested in land use and environmental law, today is your lucky day. To celebrate the opening of the new Spokane office for Bricklin & Newman, LLP, you’ve got to be at this event. We'll see you there!LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW WORKSHOPFOR CITIZENS,...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2010

Spokane River Conference

What are the ties that bind our region? For DTE, it’s the Spokane River. The lifeline of our region is Spokane’s signature which makes the annual Spokane River Forum Conference such a wonderful event. Image courtesy of Spokane River Forum.According to the Spokane River Forum...

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The future is Generation-E

"The objective of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives." - Robert Maynard Hutchins Listen up Generation-E. The race for clean energy is NOT over. In fact, as long as America is in the running, it's still a race. And...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2010

Alternative energy news briefs

And speaking of, if you want the first scoop on emerging trends in energy-related information, you should subscribe to the Weekly Energy Newsbriefs - a weekly current awareness service from The Washington State University Extension Energy Library that profiles new information received in professional journals...

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Tuesday Video: That Bloomin' box

This new (and expensive) mysterious product that will alledgedly solve the world’s energy problems has been unveiled: Meet the Bloom Box. Bloom Energy CEO K.R. was interviewed by 60 minutes last Sunday. The program said it was “a new kind of fuel cell, which is...

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MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2010

Press release: Washington Conservation Voters Announce 2009 National Environmental Scorecard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 22, 2010 Contact: Kate Geller, 202-454-4573 or Kurt Fritts, 206-910-8777 or Washington Conservation Voters Announces Washington Delegation Scores from LCV’s 2009 National Environmental ScorecardToday (2/22), Washington Conservation Voters joined the national League of Conservations Voters in releasing the 2009...

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Another Green Monday 

Well that was fun wasn’t it? Of course we’re talking about our 7vs7 Spokavore competition last week – the fourth installment of a collector series of challenges we have competed in with our local blogging friends. While jokes, sarcasm, and good-natured ribbing were as bountiful...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 2010

Day 5: Last day of Schmolsonfest  

I made it. No slip-ups. I feel good about that. DOMA was kind enough to donate two of their delicious bags. Schmolsonland had a drawing and thusly stated there could only be two winners: Monique and Andrew. So be it. I would never throw dirt...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2010

Spocavore Day 4 Bart: comfort food

Because a picture really does say a thousand words.I wasn't prepared for the emotionally draining day I was dealt yesterday.Thus my reserve of Cassano's homemade meatballs and spaghetti sauce combined with noodles and fresh parmesan hit the spot as the ultimate comfort food and way...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2010

Spocavore Day 3 Bart: the end of the road 

Well not really.But I was thinking last night that if the father and son from The Road stumbled upon my house while journeying across the post-apocalyptic landscape that is the setting for that wonderful book, they would no doubt camp here for a while. Unless...

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Where art thou Martin Luther

Religion is something we try to avoid here at DTE - kind of like that old saying about what not to talk about at the dinner table. Which is funny because religion's other dinner-talk taboo half, politics, is something we dabble in daily. We're just...

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