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December 2008 Blog Posts (12)

Nearly all power plants have similar ponds to the one that burst in Tennessee

Nearly all coal fired electric plants have giant ash ponds, designed similarly to the one that burst in Tennessee this week. This picture shows Vectren's AB Brown powerplant n the Vanderburgh/Posey County line in SW Indiana.

This picture shows Duke's Gallagher plant in New Albany, IN just across the Ohio river from Louisville.

Clearly, claims of engineering… Continue

Added by John Blair on December 25, 2008 at 8:00pm — 11 Comments

Eighteen Indiana Counties declared to have unhealthy air. Breathe at your own risk.

From valleywatch.net

December 24, 2008-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. Indiana continued its race to the bottom of public health criteria when EPA declared 18 of 92 counties as having air quality to polluted to meet the health based 24 hour standard for fine particles.

Twenty percent of Indiana Counties do not meet the current health based standard for fine… Continue

Added by John Blair on December 24, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

There is no such thing as Clean Coal!

From valleywatch.net

There is no such thing as "clean coal!"

December 23, 2008-Reality Coalition offers new ad to combat 'clean coal" tripe-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. First it was American for Balanced Energy Choices (ABEC). That grew into American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity which has spent most of 2008 and millions of dollars in a futile effort to convince people that clean coal is not a… Continue

Added by John Blair on December 23, 2008 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Green Books and Movies for a Snowy Season

Take a break from the latest Disney video (how many times have you seen “Kung Fu Panda”?) to catch up on some green books and movies. You’ll be informed, entertained, and even inspired to change your life.

Here are some books I’ve been reading lately:

• Two by Michael Pollan: The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals offers an unflinching review of “food systems” in our world, from the industrial corn-based system that… Continue

Added by Marianne Peters on December 22, 2008 at 8:34am — No Comments


One aspect of the chemtrail story is becoming more and more a story about the spread of Morgellons Disease. The bizarre, unique fibers that have been found in the bodies of the Morgellons infected have been matched to fibers found in the chemtrail fallout and in rain drops. This suggests that anybody who breathes the air may have been exposed to this disease. Researcher Clifford Carnicom has recently reported that blood abnormalities that he associates with chemtrail… Continue

Added by Robert on December 14, 2008 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Greywater Guerrillas

More from the poop and pee revolution. Greywater Guerrillas are a collaborative group of educators, designers, builders, and artists who educate and empower people to build sustainable water culture and infrastructure.Check out the projects from the water underground at greywaterguerrillas.com.

Added by Ellen on December 11, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The 2009 House Commerce, Energy, Technology and Utilities Committee Roster

The Committee rosters for the Indiana House of Representatives were released today. The 2009 House Committee that we expect will hear renewable energy legislation is as follows:

House Commerce, Energy, Technology and Utilities Committee Members

Rep. Win Moses, Chair, HD 81 (D-Fort Wayne)

Rep. Matt Pierce, Vice Chair, HD 61 (D-Bloomington)

Rep. Kreg Battles, HD 64 (D-Vincennes)

Rep. Sandy Blanton, HD 62 (D-Orleans)

Rep. Ryan Dvorak, HD 8 (D-South… Continue

Added by A Greener Indiana on December 10, 2008 at 6:32pm — No Comments

How to Grow Your Own Vegetable Garden

sure its winter in Indiana now, but dont let that stop ya! FEED YOUR MIND

(if you got the room, GROW INDOORS! )

An award-winning journalist for The Wasington Post in a previous life, Ed Bruske is a Master Gardener and president of D.C. Urban Gardeners, a group dedicated to the greening of the District of Columbia through public education and hands-on volunteer efforts. An accomplished public speaker, Ed focuses his lecture activities on composting and soil… Continue

Added by Robert on December 9, 2008 at 5:41am — No Comments

How Does Wal-mart keep Getting Away With Convincing Reporters and Environmentalists It Is Serious About Sustainability, and Not Just Greenwashing?

How does Wal-Mart keep getting away with convincing reporters and environmentalists that it is serious about sustainability? It took Jack Neff, who writes for Advertising Age, to point out the hypocrisy of Wal-Mart¹s environmental policy. Of course, he did it quite subtly but the point is clear.


Added by Ellen on December 5, 2008 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Urine Fertilizer

Another step to conserve water other than saving and using gray water over potable water to flush. Don't flush. Save your urine. Yes save your pee! Let me help you get over your YUCK factor and listen to my debate. This will also keep more Kleenex tissue as well as urine out of our wastewater, and fresh water source which should make Jeremy real happy. On average one person will urinate 4-6 times per day or per individuals own personal habits. It takes 3.2 gallons of water or 1.6 gallons with… Continue

Added by Ellen on December 3, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Take a Look at the New Indiana underway!!

Pics of Indiana’s Benton county windmill farm

Current mood: accomplished

Category: News and Politics

It is under way people and looking good. Indiana is finally becoming an energy star state. In Benton county we have a California look of wind mills. Take a look for your self. Just use the link below and wait a sec., you will see a play it again link and it will start up for ya.

Have a great day Indiana,



Added by Nova on December 3, 2008 at 6:54pm — 2 Comments

Interview with Derek and Eric from agreenerindiana.com

Listen to a discussion on bio fuels. Thanks Derek and Eric for teaching us!

Lynn from Lynn in the PM,
an internet talk show

http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-20085/TS-166344.mp3 (45 min)

Added by Lynn a on December 3, 2008 at 1:04pm — No Comments

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