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Greenpeace Activists Paint “Quit Coal” On Chicago Coal Plant Smokestack

Victimless civil disobedience in Chicago, where eight Greenpeace daredevils painted “Quit Coal” on a local smokestack.  As a nation we still rely heavily on coal, a power source that produces many victims. Check out the time-elapse video of the painting job. Advertisements

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The day nuclear power dropped off the list of viable clean energy sources

Many public officials and even leaders in the environmental community, myself included, were beginning to accept that nuclear power was not only a part of a clean energy future for America, but a cornerstone for the package of alternatives to … Continue reading

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A helpful but incomplete book: my review of Mere Environmentalism, by Steven Hayward

My review of Mere Environmentalism, a small book by conservative writer and policy analyst Steven Hayward, is now appearing in Flourish magazine.  It is a helpful, but incomplete, view of Christians in environmental work, which presents the clear distinctions between … Continue reading

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Why are gas prices rising, and just how high will they go this year?

As the people of the Middle East flex their underdeveloped democratic muscles, the oil merchants are nervous and their nerves are costing us far more money at the pump. It is clearly time to reduce my use of gasoline and … Continue reading

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By now you certainly know that weather is not climate. A very funny spoof.

Next time you year someone say, “It’s so cold today! How about that global warming, eh!”–think about this comedy segment:

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Overcoming the dangerous myth of world overpopulation; a move toward pro-life environmental action

Most of my adult lifetime one of the most common truisms among those who care about the people of the world has been that the population is growing so fast that it will soon outstrip available food, space, natural resources, … Continue reading

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The American Bald Eagle: A successful story of environmental protection

This dramatic picture from Florida’s Caloosahatchee River by my old friend and former colleague David Singer brings to mind the great success story involving America’s national symbol, the bald eagle. The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the … Continue reading

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An argument for screen-free Sundays

Here’s something to think about: screen-free Sundays. If you’re like me, you’ve already come up with a number of reasons that doesn’t sound too appealing.  But check out the article on reducing screen time, at the Flourish Blog, and join me in thinking about … Continue reading

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If only I would: my creation care resolutions for 2011

(Cross-posted at Flourish) I am over 50 years old, but my environmental sensibility is young. It has only been about five years since I realized that as a Christian I needed to take more seriously both my personal impact on … Continue reading

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The worst and best car commutes

How does your commute compare to others? Is your city among the worst commutes in the nation? Or are you fortunate to live in a place where the trip to work is a breeze? An analysis of commuting costs and … Continue reading

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