The Disaffected Lib: Oh, Damn. The Word is Getting Out.

Don’t believe a word of it.  Stay where you’re at.  You really wouldn’t like it here anyway, really. An article in The Guardian, “Is Alaska the new Florida? Experts predict where next for America’s “climate refugees.” is, in a word, unsettling. The article speculates that, by 2100, Alaska may be a top migration destination for ...

The Disaffected Lib: Those Shellfish Are Talking to You. Can You Hear Them?

The eastern Pacific, from the Bering Sea to northern California, has been one of the world’s last remaining great fisheries.  It’s a band of coastal ocean famous for its abundant salmon, cod, halibut and tuna but it’s also known for its bounty of crab of several varieties plus shellfish including scallops, clams, mussels and oysters. ...

DeSmogBlog: Coal Train to Boardman: EPA Warns of "Significant" Public Health Threats in Northwest Coal Export Proposal

110326007Paul_K_Anderson_Coal-copy1.jpg As demand for coal in the United States has cooled off in recent years, coal mining companies have been scrambling to deliver their dirty loads to customers abroad. But what does this mean for communities along the transportation routes, particularly at the ports and export terminals where the coal is offloaded from trains and ...