Monthly Archives: March 2012

2001 James A Baker III Institute & Council on Foreign Relations Action Plan

Our government has known for a long time that an energy crisis was approaching. Action Plan 2001 Strategic Energy Policy Challenges for the 21st Century Report of an Independent Task Force Sponsored by the James A. Baker III Institute for … Continue reading

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Bats that eat crop pests are dying off

There’s an animal apocalypse afoot in the Northeastern U.S. Between 5.7 million and 6.7 million bats are estimated to have died since 2006 from white-nose fungus in 16 U.S. states and Canada, according to officials at the U.S. Fish and … Continue reading

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Invasive species unchecked by climate

Philip Hulme of the Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University, New Zealand writes in the 3 Feb 2012 issue of Science: Climate change is likely to devastate native species and biodiversity. But ironically, invasive alien species — which are a threat … Continue reading

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$150 oil: Instability, terrorism and economic disruption. U.S. Senate hearing 2009

Senate 111-105. July 16, 2009. $150 oil: Instability, terrorism and economic disruption. U.S. Senate hearing. 42 pages. Excerpts: Senator Richard G. Lugar, Indiana.  Energy security is a critical factor affecting nearly all of today’s foreign policy challenges. The American public … Continue reading

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Water Infrastructure Falling Apart Nation-wide

Water statistics: 2.5% of all water is fresh (drinkable), 69% of fresh water is locked up in glaciers and ice caps, in the USA 37% (of 127 trillion gallons) is used for irrigation, 1,847 gallons to produce 1 lb beef, … Continue reading

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