Peak Oil is the point at which petroleum production reaches its greatest rate just before going into perpetual decline. In “Peak Oil and a Changing Climate,” a new video series from The Nation and On The Earth productions, radio host Thom Hartmann explains that the world will reach peak oil within the next year if it hasn’t already. As a nation, the United States reached peak oil in 1974, after which it became a net oil importer.
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Bison Wild Recolonization Stopped With Slaughter – By George Wuerthner
The bison slaughter is proposed to appease the intractable and unreasonable demands of Montana’s livestock industry to zero tolerance for native bison on Montana soil. All of this is justified in the name of controlling brucellosis, a disease that can cause domestic livestock to abort their first calf.
Nuclear Regulatory Smackdown at San Onofre
Precedent for closing San Onofre Nuke Plant: It’s age and human fallibility managing an outdated plant fast approaching its 2013 expiration date.
Arctic Currents Warmest in 2000 Years
A North Atlantic current flowing into the Arctic Ocean is warmer than for at least 2,000 years in a sign that global warming is likely to bring ice-free seas around the North Pole in summers, a study showed.
Marines Doom Steelhead Recovery Program
After nearly a decade of work and nearly $369,000 in state spending, a steelhead restoration effort in San Diego County has been canceled, raising questions about whether larger and more complex initiatives will succeed.
Nowhere to Run: American Mountain Lion in Decline
It’s the widest-ranging native land animal in the Americas, yet is declining throughout much of its range. Wilderutopia carries an interview with big cat expert Dr. Howard Quigley about the status and research implications of the elusive, enigmatic, and unique cougar.
World Bank-Funded Biofuel Corporation Massacres Six Honduran Campesinos – By Annie Bird
Security from World Bank-funded biofuel corporation Dinant massacred legally land-titled Honduran campesinos, casting a shadow on international climate change initiatives.