Archive for April, 2012

Borrowed from Future Generations

By Rep. John D. Dingell- (Earth Day, 2012)  Representative John D. Dingell Jr. is generally classified as a liberal Democrat, and throughout his career he has been a leading congressional supporter of organized labor, social welfare measures and traditional progressive policies. At the beginning... Read more

Burgeoning on the Radio

By Frank Balistreri- (April 21, 2012)   Burgeon has to be the most awkward word in English.  Well, turgid is just as nasty, but it’s also a bit funny since it’s usually used awkwardly about men, and men, we... Read more

This Week’s Top 10 Good and Bad EnviroNews

Compiled by Newsbyrd Staff- (April 20, 2012)  On Sunday the world will celebrate Earth Day to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and is celebrated in more than... Read more

Occupy Wall Street: A missed opportunity

Opinion by Mark Kneubuhl (April 19, 2012)   This morning I woke up with some strange thoughts.  Already fixed in my mind were politics and the ever-popular, all you can eat smorgasbord. I looked around the corners of that... Read more

The Committee on Natural Resources Doesn’t Eat Sushi

By Mark Kneubuhl- (April 18, 2012)  About 15 years ago in an interview with a South Pacific Fisheries official about the assessment of tuna stocks, I was told, “There’s just too much water mixed with all those fish.” The... Read more

The Un- religions of America

By Sarah Semple- (April 17, 2012)   In America, Christianity is very much the predominate religion, claiming about 78 percent of the total population . Within that group Catholicism and Protestants make up the largest percentage.  Globally, Christians still... Read more

Armageddon: Let’s “Monk” This Over

by Mark Kneubuhl- Detective shows today are blandly homogenous… so much so, I feel no need to substantiate that statement.  But there have been at least two exceptions that come to mind: Not since Columbo (one), the mumbling, bumbling... Read more

When We Stop Laughing

Opinion by Mark Kneubuhl- (April 15, 2012)  Many years ago, life didn’t have to be simpler for us kids to laugh. Life is much more complicated today but children still laugh with the same pure intent that we had... Read more

Lives of the Little Emperors of China

Compiled by Newsbyrd RR-staff- (April 14, 2012)  China’s One Child Policy was introduced in 1978 and initially applied to first-born children in the year of 1979. It was created by the Chinese government to alleviate social, economic, and environmental... Read more

China’s Environmental Journalists

Compiled by Newsbyrd staff- (April 13, 2012)  In 1986, sixty percent of all adult Beijing residents rode bikes as their primary form of transportation. Today, that number has dropped to 17%, nearing figures you might expect to find in... Read more