Anonymous Comrade writes: "Those stupid fucking morons.

The Bush Administration has given national historic landmark status to a California dump that is leaking oil, solvents, methane and other toxins. It's a Superfund site, and has been ordered "preserved for posterity."

The story can be found on-line at the New York Daily News site."


Forest Friend writes: "Click on the links below to learn more and send a free web-fax urging the U.S. Forest Service not to suspend habitat protection rules for the Mexican spotted owl and Northern goshawk in Arizona and New Mexico. The Forest Service wants to drop the protections in order to increase logging within the "wildland-urban interface." Fire protection must go hand in hand with endangered species protection, however, not become an excuse to suspend environmental regulations.


Send a free web-fax urging the Forest Service to retain endangered species protection rules.

Read more about how the Forest Service is proposing to eliminate Forest Plan protections for the Mexican spotted owl and the Northern goshawk within one half mile of "wildland-urban interface areas."


Uncle Fluffy writes: The Christian Science Monitor is reporting on a new study of recent changes in the current of the North Atlantic.

Each second, millions of cubic meters of cold, dense Arctic seawater slip over the top of an undersea
ridge stretching between Greenland and Scotland, then slide thousands of meters to the floor of the
Atlantic to begin a journey of global proportions.

Now, a team headed by oceanographer Bogi Hansen, with the Faroese Fisheries Laboratory in
Torshavn, Faroe Islands, reports that during the past half century, the flow of cold water south through a
key gap in the ridge has slowed measurably.

If that reduction isn't offset by higher flows elsewhere along the ridge, they say, their measurements could
signify that human-induced climate change is beginning to apply the brakes to the main engine-driving
North Atlantic Ocean circulation - which in turn affects conditions ranging from regional climate patterns
to economically important fisheries worldwide."

Syndicate content