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THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013

TUESDAY, AUG. 21, 2012

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2011

Explore the limits of our planet

Darn you Scientific American with your witchcraft! They've put together an interactive feature where you can watch resources disappear before your very eyes. Sure, the dates for when things actually run out are hard to see. There's animals dying five minutes from now even though...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2011

MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009

Another Green Monday

Where did we go wrong? That was the question posed last week by The Inlander for their cover story that allowed local writers, politicians, scientists, artists, teachers, conservatives, liberals, etc to answer the question from any angle, field or point of view they desired. We...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009

Tuesday Video

With the narrow passing of the historic Waxman-Markey climate-change bill, the pundits are weighing in on the winners and losers. For those keeping score, 212 representatives voted no. On watching the deniers make their arguments against the bill, NYT columnist Paul Krugman thought he was...

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MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009

Another Green Monday

Oh Hoopfest. This year DTE regrettably decided to watch from the sidelines as Spokane hosted the preeminent three on three basketball tournament in the world. All we could do is talk trash and make sure players decided to shoot for the recycle bins. Yes, we...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2009

Spokane politics as usual

We’ve been hammering on the Sustainability Action Plan for quite some time. By now, you may know about the anticlimactic City Council meeting last Monday. In short, Councilman Mike Allen threw in a last minute amendment that stressed the council was just "accepting" the report...

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MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2009

Another Green Monday

Fighting the green fight in Spokane is a challenge. One thing we’ve learned at DTE as a result: Patience. Our Huckleberry's event was not by any means a smashing success or a train wreck. Each panelist was articulate and effectively communicated what we had envisioned:...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2009

Tuesday Video/Dear Science: John Shimkus 

Illinois Representative John Shimkus recently explained to the House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment that environmental regulations are unnecessary because of Genesis and Matthew and only God will decide when the world ends. (Meanwhile, the Red River floods.) It’s uncomfortable to watch like William Jennings...

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MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2009

Another Green Monday

Dark was the night Saturday when for an hour DTE lit a candle and went primitive to make a statement of concern about climate change and to exhibit our commitment for working towards action and change. It was sobering however to look out over the...

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MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2009

Another Green Monday

It’s like the Twilight Zone. Climate change skeptics around the country are swinging wide with one hand while barely holding on to sanity with the other. Slate weighed in with a bizarre column about being guilt tripped into going green from a hotel linen-reuseable program....

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009

Dear Science: The Goracle

Al Gore can’t get a break these days. The man has been called out by The New York Times for exaggerating the effects of climate change yet when you look closer at what he said it seems like another false charge on something he really...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 17, 2009

Dear Science: The George Will edition

This post begins a new media watchdog category addressing an environmental enigma: The climate skeptic. Like John Wayne fighting in the “Alamo,” this individual is holding out despite overwhelming odds. The Doobie Brothers “What A Fool Believes?” It fits here pretty well too. Today’s mark:...

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