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Down To Earth archive for Feb. 2010

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 kate_geller@lcv.org Kurt Fritts, 206-910-8777 or kurt@wcvoters.org 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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Day 3 Paul: Curb Your Schmolsonian 

Good news: I’m still in. Bad news: So is Schmolson. He’s like Nicolas Cage at his Cagiest though. Slumming. The Jar-Jar Binks of the group. Everything about him is shameless. Look up “shameless” in the dictionary. Schmolson embodies every one of its synonyms: brazen, indecent,...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2010



Ride on Valley

The wheels continue to turn on the Spokane Valley's ambitions to develop a Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan. We first got word of this plan in January (thanks OutThere Monthly) when they announced they were working to develop a public outreach program to ensure that...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2010

Locavore Day 1 Bart:  

Eating healthy for being healthy? Sounds about right. You know that saying about money burning a hole in your pocket, well, that's what it was like sitting on this $15 coupon for Main Market co-op. It broke down like this - $5 off your purchase,...

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Tuesday Video

It's Bill Gates' world, we're just living in it (with apologies to Steve Jobs, President Obama, and The Goracle).But seriously - the man is as unique of a leader as the world has ever seen. And make no mistake about it, he is a leader....

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Day 1 Paul: Off to the races

And we already have one fallen soldier ladies and gentlemen! The Spovegan is out! Phew. Who’s next? I’m betting on Remi Schmolson. In the spirit of subtly continuing to fan the flames of my blogger war with my nemesis, the mispronunciation of his last name...

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