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Category: Environment

Gone But Not Forgotten: Bring Back North American Elephants

TUCSON, ARIZ. — Many an imagination has been enchanted by visions of wild America reconstructed by writers and painters of old.
A few imaginative people, such as University of Arizona geosciences Professor Emeritus Paul S. Martin, go beyond this by encouraging a restocking of modern-day plains with animals of the past. Martin envisions reserves with buffalo roaming, deer and antelope playing, elephants browsing.

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Four Legged Aliens
— by Lee Pitts

And you thought the Endangered Species Act was bad! Just wait until you hear what your government has in store for you now. How does the U.S. Invasive Species Super Structure sound? Whoever thought this one up must be from outer space!

Last May, when President Clinton had other important issues on his mind, he issued a draft Presidential Executive Order that would make cows and corn “Invasive Alien Species.”

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Global Warming — Is The Sun To Blame?

Global warming may not be caused by humanity´s fossil fuel emissions, but could be due to changes in the Sun.
Research suggests that the magnetic flux from the Sun more than doubled this century. As solar magnetism is closely linked with sunspot activity and the strength of sunlight reaching Earth, the increase could have produced warming in the global climate.
The evidence for an increasingly energetic Sun comes from a new analysis of the magnetic field between the planets, carried out by scientists at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, near Oxford, UK.

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Create A Crises, Inc.
— by Lee Pitts

Chicken Little was a piker compared to green groups who are sounding the alarm that the end of the world has come. Just listen to these recent prognostications:

  • The Sierra Club says that scientists of all nations say we are officially in the middle of the Sixth Great Extinction. “Not since a meteorite slammed into the earth 65 million years ago have so many species become extinct so quickly.
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Forever Is A Long Time
— by Lee Pitts

In a letter to the Nature Conservancy congratulating the group on its 50th anniversary President Bush wrote, “The Nature Conservancy´s accomplishments over the last five decades are remarkable.”

No kidding! Surely the founders back in 1951, who were then known as The Ecologist Union, could not have envisioned what their organization would one day become. Fifty years later The Nature Conservancy .

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Politicians And Enviro Groups Targeted

Advocates for poor say politicians and enviro groups are waging “War On The Poor”

More than 100 state and federal elected officials and 50 environmental groups targeted for “public outing,” leaders say

Leaders from the civil rights, African American, evangelical, agriculture and consumer advocacy communities have launched a national campaign to publicly unmask more than 100 politicians and 50 environmental extremist groups that are waging an immoral “war on the poor” by pushing policies that limit America’s ability to produce more America energy and drive energy prices skyward.… Read the rest


Let States Manage National Forests

The United States Forest Service (USFS) is under fire from both fiscal conservatives and liberal environmentalists – two groups not often on the same side of issues. Fiscal conservatives decry the agency´s spendthrift ways and money-losing programs. Environmentalists claim that its logging, mining and grazing programs damage the natural world. Both groups are correct. Despite bipartisan criticism of current national forest management, year after year passes with no changes made to failed USFS programs.

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