A new Harris poll fins recycling and paying bills online top the long list of things people say they’re doing to combat global warming. Somehow taking that container of bottles and cans to the curb and forking over your paycheck to your credit card company in cyberspace fall short of things that will prevent the polar ice caps from melting.
President Bush is urging Congress to allow oil drilling off the coast of California. Just like our government to come up with brilliant plan when gas is nearing $5 a gallon.
A hairy-nosed otter — the world’s rarest otter species and once thought extinct — has a new home in Cambodia where some animals have a better chance of surviving than some people.
Senator John McCain has called for the construction of 45 new nuclear reactors by 2030 which means the atomic industry will make a lot of green while we run the risk of glowing green from exposure to spent nuclear fuel.
He also pledged $2 billion a year in federal funds “to make clean coal a reality” or at least a virtual reality like pretending coal no matter how clean is a “clean” energy source.
Yet San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and its potential partners want to build one of the world’s largest solar power operations in the Southern California desert and surround it with plants that run on wind and underground heat but they face fierce opposition because the plan also calls for a 150-mile, high-voltage transmission line that would cut through pristine parkland to reach the nation’s eighth-largest city. Hey, what do you want? Everything?
The artist who created one of California’s most popular specialty license plates — depicting the tail of a Pacific humpback whale rising out of misty waters — is now demanding 20 percent of any future revenue for his art foundation. Hollywood wants a lot of green but mostly in its pocket.
Honda’s FCX Clarity — which runs on hydrogen and electricity, emits only water — rolled off a Japanese production line this week and is headed to Southern California. Take that Prius owners!