Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Free Speech Incorporated: What Would Our Forefather’s Do?

Opinion by Mark Kneubuhl – (June 26, 2012)  Many liberals believe (or at least preach) that corporations are anti-environment.  And, in a perfect world, a well-managed, community-minded corporation should be weary of all peripheral consequences. But to be fully... Read more

Fracking With Faith

by the Fam – (June 24, 2012)  What do God and fracking have in common? The belief in God is based on faith that fills in where facts are sparse. The practice of “safe” Fracking, on the massive scale... Read more

Can We Have The Future We Want?

Opinion by Mark Kneubuhl – (June 23, 2012)  Twenty years have passed since the first International Environmental Conference in Rio de Janeiro. That event served its purpose well in bringing environmental and social issues to a global stage and... Read more

The Race to Greenland’s Minerals

By John Acher and Mette Fraende – (June 22, 2012)  Chinese President Hu Jintao’s three-day visit to Denmark (last week) may ostensibly have been about signing billions worth of business deals, but a stake in Greenland’s huge mineral wealth may have... Read more

What We Want, Choose and Need to Believe

Compiled by Newsbyrd Staff – (June 21, 2012)  Quora.com is a forum that enables the user to ask questions while others -often times experts in the field-  give their answers, thoughts and perspective. On the “weighty scale” the questions... Read more

The Keystone Pipeline: Happy Days for Hummers or Hybrids?

By Robin Roush – (June 19, 2012)  It is often said that American voters care more about the “rising” price of gasoline than anything else, and that Obama’s re-election prospects depend entirely upon that. Let us focus our attention... Read more

NOAA says, “Unusual Mortality Event”

Source: AP, by Ramit Plushnick-Mastic (June 13, 2012) Yesterday the Associated Press reported on the deaths of 123 dolphins off the coast of Texas, which has prompted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to launch an investigation, calling... Read more

How Economists Size-up a Pizza

By Newsbyrd Staff- (June 10, 2012) On cable news programs we often watch two experts making two radically opposing arguments for any given topic.  Where the economy is concerned, we should keep in mind the founding principles –which are not usually... Read more

Rio Report Card: Earth Flunks

By Jenny Barchfield -Associated Press – (June 6, 2012) RIO DE JANEIRO—The earth’s environmental systems “are being pushed towards their biophysical limits,” beyond which loom sudden, irreversible and potentially catastrophic changes, the United Nations Environment Program warned Wednesday. In... Read more

Is Humanity Pushing Earth Past a Tipping Point?

By Brandon Keim – (June 7, 2012)  Could human activity push Earth’s biological systems to a planet-wide tipping point, causing changes as radical as the Ice Age’s end — but with less pleasant results, and with billions of people along... Read more