Monday, May 30, 2005

Senator Obama Pro Nuclear?

Statement of Senator Barack Obama, Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, and Nuclear Safety, Oversight on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, May 26, 2005, 406 Dirksen, 9:00a.m., "Mr. Chairman, thank you for holding this hearing ... it is reasonable – and realistic – for nuclear power to remain on the table for consideration."

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Black Squirrels - Have You Seen One?

Have you heard about the black squirrels in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area? The Washington Post quoted scientists stating that, "they were multiplying because their dark coats allowed them to retain heat from sunlight, leaving them less desperate for warmth than their lighter-colored cousins...If you can do it with solar heat, you don't need quite as much metabolic heat, and therefore, need less food."

Unfortunately, these solar powered brother squirrels did not get the memo and have been migrating faster into Northwest Washington and out to Gaithersburg and Rockville in Montgomery County. According to the Post, "Some residents have called to complain that the new squirrels are aggressive, driving out the friendly gray squirrels." Although the county parks department has assured residents that, "It's the same squirrel, just a different color," I am sure arrangements will be made to redirect these squirrels to Prince George's County.

Black Squirrel Website
White Squirrel Website

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

McCain's Nuclear Power Climate Change Fix

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is amending the McCain/Lieberman Climate Stewardship Act to include nuclear power subsidies to increase its appeal among senators not necessarily inclined to support a carbon dioxide reduction bill. This is a great idea. AAEA supported the bill before, supports Senator McCain's changes and supports nuclear power as one solution to climate change. What do you think?

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Should Blacks Conserve or Consume?

Traditional environmentalists push conservation. American capitalism pushes consumption. Blacks were denied access to resources for hundreds of years in America. Should blacks conserve or consume?

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