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January 14, 2020

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: The coverup is not working

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Earth News, Fascism, Memes, Nature, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:33

The cartoonist's homepage, www.usatoday.com/opinion/

Tweet, tweet

Rogert Stone

pre-approved

Check up

ready to testify

Trump

Political cartoon

January 13, 2020

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Catastrophic damage

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Earth News, Fascism, Memes, Nature, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:28

Sorry had a real hard time finding any editorial cartoons / memes this morning.  Hugs

 

January 9, 2020

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Monitoring ???

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Earth News, Fascism, Memes, Nature, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 04:12

(cartoon by Steve Nease)

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

(cartoon by Rob Rogers)

Slide 25 of 50: Bill Bramhall/New York Daily News

January 8, 2020

Not sustainable

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Earth News, Memes, Nature, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:30

January 4, 2020

Backlog of toxic Superfund clean-ups grows under Trump

Filed under: Criminal, Earth News, Economics, Greed, Nature, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:23

https://apnews.com/a7b70f21b6c75f95210112390cc813ad

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, nearly triple the number that were stalled for lack of money in the Obama era, according to 2019 figures quietly released by the Environmental Protection Agency over the winter holidays.

The accumulation of Superfund projects that are ready to go except for money comes as the Trump administration routinely proposes funding cuts for Superfund and for the EPA in general. The four-decade-old Superfund program is meant to tackle some of the most heavily contaminated sites in the U.S. and Trump has declared it a priority even while seeking to shrink its budget.

The unfunded projects are in 17 states and Puerto Rico. They range from abandoned mines that discharged heavy metals and arsenic in the West to an old wood pulp site in Mississippi and a defunct dry cleaner that released toxic solvents in North Carolina.

But two former EPA officials whose work dealt with Superfund oversight said the growing backlog of stalled Superfund projects under the Trump administration, and steady or ebbing numbers of clean-up construction projects completed, point to a different picture.

“They’re misleading Congress and the public about the funds that are needed to really protect the public from exposure to the toxic chemicals,” said Elizabeth Southerland, who worked for 30 years at EPA, including as director of science and technology in the water office, before retiring in 2017. ’’It’s detrimental.”

But overall, the backlog of 34 unfunded projects is up from only 12 in 2016, Obama’s last year.

At the site of another of 2019′s unfunded Superfund projects, Montana’s Upper Tenmile mining region, which includes the community of Rimini and a subdivision downstream, the EPA has been providing bottled water to residents for the past decade in response to water supplies polluted by about 150 abandoned gold, lead and copper mines.

Pollution still flows from the mines and into Upper Tenmile Creek more than 20 years after the area was added to the Superfund list.

More at the link above.   Hugs

 

 

December 30, 2019

Eight Species at Risk of Extinction in Arizona Due to Trump’s Border Wall Construction

Filed under: Animals, Bigotry, Earth News, Fascism, Nature, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 08:48

All this environmental destruction and loss of life for a wall system we already know doesn’t work.   Hugs

https://www.newsweek.com/eight-species-risk-extinction-arizona-due-trumps-border-wall-construction-1479518

The Guardian reported that reduced groundwater levels threaten four species of fish in the region: the Yaqui topminnow; chub; beautiful shiner; and Yaqui catfish. The federally protected Chiricahua leopard frogs, Huachuca water umbel, Mexican garter snakes and Aplomado falcon are also under threat.

“There’s good reason to believe that the Yaqui fish’s only U.S. habitat is drying up as a result of tens or hundreds of thousands of gallons of groundwater being pumped to build the border wall,” Laiken Jordahl, a borderlands campaigner with the Center for Biological Diversity, told the newspaper.

The Center for Biological Diversity said Trump has waived dozens of environmental and public health laws to speed up the construction of his border wall through wildlife refuges, national monuments and other protected landscapes.

The Trump administration suspended 28 federal laws that protect clean air, clean water, public lands and endangered wildlife in October, including the 1969 National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, National Fish and Wildlife Act and Migratory Bird Conservation Act.

A 2017 study by the Center for Biological Diversity found the construction of the wall along the entirety of the nearly 2,000-mile long border between the U.S. and Mexico would have a “disastrous” impact on 93 endangered or threatened species, including jaguars, Mexican gray wolves and Quino checkerspot butterflies.

The study said a wall would block the movement of many species and could lead to the extinction of the jaguar, ocelot, cactus ferruginous pygmy owl and other species.

November 26, 2019

Brazil’s indigenous land is being invaded

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Earth News, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Nature, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 16:21

Fascism is on the rise worldwide and this could happen in the US very easily.   Hugs

November 24, 2019

The destruction of the Amazon, explained

Filed under: Criminal, Earth News, Fascism, Greed, Nature, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 04:27

November 19, 2019

Remember tRump profits personally from the pipeline

Filed under: Criminal, Earth News, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Nature, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:52

November 17, 2019

America’s wilderness is for sale

Filed under: Criminal, Earth News, Fascism, Greed, History, Nature, News, Political, Questions, Science — Scottie @ 14:26

November 14, 2019

Only one country is not part of the Paris Agreement. The US

Filed under: Cartoons, Earth News, Memes, Nature, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:40

November 12, 2019

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Questions

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Earth News, Fascism, Memes, Nature, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 04:50

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(story here) .. (cartoon by Paul Fell)

(stories here and here) .. (cartoon by David Horsey)

 

 

 

November 2, 2019

The real crime

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Earth News, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Memes, Nature, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 06:26

We need to end this cycle of predictable disasters

Filed under: Criminal, Earth News, Economics, Greed, Nature, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:42

quiteliterallyhotsauce:

Can we please just start eating the rich

#KeystoneXL leaks 350,000 gallons, just as the Natives feared. Industries that depend on pipelines destroy our environment with near impunity.

We need to end this cycle of predictable disasters.

(via i-hate-chick-fil-a)

October 31, 2019

Great idea, I love it

Filed under: Earth News, Ideas, Nature, News, Reason, Science, Things I like — Scottie @ 05:23

October 24, 2019

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Failure

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Earth News, Fascism, Memes, Nature, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:27

(cartoon by Josh Quagmire)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Adam Zyglis)

October 6, 2019

The environmental damage being done for this do nothing positive show wall is large and not fixable. So many species affected.

Filed under: Bigotry, Construction, Criminal, Earth News, Fascism, Harm, Nature, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 17:41

October 4, 2019

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Law breaking and the ones who enable it

 

September 29, 2019

The news cuts her talk off too soon, the rest below is worth read / hearing also

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Earth News, Family, History, Ideas, Memes, Nature, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:47

September 28, 2019

Environmental terrorism and hate

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Nature, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 11:20

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