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The latest from a few of our favorites:

Wonkette: a variety of edgy commentary

New Civil Rights Movement: news and opinion focused on issues that affect the LGBTQ community

Scholars and Rogues: a diverse band of political and social analysts, activists, jesters, and troublemakers

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Peter Sinclair, a long time advocate of environmental awareness and energy alternatives

  • Stripping and Selling America
    Get real clear on this. The Republican Party has made common cause with the global fossil fuel industry, with Russian Oligarchs, and with the violent White Supremacist right wing,  in order to make war on the very idea that there can be any institution, any interest, any law, that limits the greed or the reach […]
  • How Climate Change can Make Hurricanes Explode
    Washington Post: “Maria is developing the dreaded pinhole eye,” wrote National Hurricane Center forecaster Jack Beven on Monday evening, as the storm reached Category 4 intensity. That inward contraction of a hurricane’s eye can be one telltale indicator of what hurricane gurus technically call “rapid intensification,” although a more evocative word might simply be “explosion.” Whatever you […]
  • Maria Update September 20
    Here is the 9 AM AST position and intensity update on #Maria. — NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) September 20, 2017   #Maria has made landfall w/ 155 mph winds in Puerto Rico – first Cat 4 hurricane landfall in Puerto Rico since San Ciprian Hurricane of 1932 — Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) September 20, […]
  • Sooner Than you Think: Energy Storage Revolution
    Utility Dive: California is a leader in both renewable energy resources and energy storage. The state has one of the highest renewable portfolio standards in the U.S., mandating that 50% of all electric power be sourced from renewable resources by 2030, and the state has the first and some of the most robust incentives for […]
  • Creating Europe’s Wind Hub
    Europe working on giant wind energy hub in North Sea. Something similar overdue for US. Morning Consult: The long-anticipated Department of Energy electricity grid reliability study finally came out and addressed how to best ensure a reliable power source for American families and businesses. A few key insights from the report highlight that wind energy […]
  • Hurricane Maria – September 19, Tuesday
    CNN 11 o’clock update Tim Pandajis tracking again, Heartbreaking statement from Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica:"We will need help, my friend, we will need help of all kinds." — Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) September 19, 2017 Hurricane #Maria is believed to have transitioned from Cat 1 to Cat 5 in only 18 hours, gaining […]
  • Hurricane Update for Monday, September 18 – Jose and Maria
    Meteorologist Tim Pandajis of Channel 13 in Richmond is a viral weather super-Geek for this hurricane season.   A horrific forecast:NHC now expects #Maria to approach Dominica tonight as a Cat 4, and strengthen to near Cat 5 before landfall in USVI/PR — Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) September 18, 2017 Filed under: Crock of the […]
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson On Science Denial and the Press
    Quartz: It’s often said that of all the published scientific research on climate change, 97% of the papers conclude that global warming is real, problematic for the planet, and has been exacerbated by human activity. But what about those 3% of papers that reach contrary conclusions? Some skeptics have suggested that the authors of studies […]
  • Energy Storage Shines in Storms, but Real Payoff comes Every Day
    It’s called resilience. And it’s just one of the benefits of a distributed, renewable grid with storage. Coming to a state near you, sooner than you think. Guardian: n a paved expanse next to an electrical substation in Escondido, 30 miles north of downtown San Diego, sits a row of huge silver boxes. The site […]
  • Line 5: Pipelines are Artifacts of the 20th Century
    Journalist Keith Schneider explains Michigan’s Line 5, and the economics of US pipelines. Detroit Free Press: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other top state officials on Wednesday called for Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge to immediately repair areas of lost protective coating on twin underwater oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. “Protection of Michigan’s natural resources is of […]

The Friendly Atheist: Hemant Mehta, friendly and skeptical

Title image: Evolution of Religion, by Simon E. Davies.


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