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Bird Sites Most at Risk From Gulf Oil Spill

Environment  (tags: animals, environment, oil spill, habitat, protection )

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American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the USA's leading bird conservation organization, has released a list of key bird sites they say are most immediately threatened by the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf. The sites have been previously

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Past Member (0)
Thursday May 6, 2010, 3:28 pm
noted Fuel
Planting only 6 percent of the continental United States with biomass crops such as hemp would supply all current domestic demands for oil and gas.
Did you know the average American spends 33 of 40 working hours to support their need for energy? It's true; 80 percent of the total monetary living expense for everything we do is ultimately wrapped up in energy costs; from the energy it takes to make the food we eat, to fuel for the cars we drive, to the manufacturing, storage and transportation of the products we buy. And 80 percent of solid and airborne pollution in our environment can be blamed on fossil energy sources. It is estimated that America has already exhausted 80 percent of its fossil fuel reserves.
Industrial hemp is the number one biomass producer on earth, meaning an actual contender for an economically competitive, clean burning fuel. Hemp has four times the biomass and cellulose potential and eight times the methanol potential of its closest competing crop - corn. Burning coal and oil are the greatest sources of acid rain; biomass fuels burn clean and contain no sulphur and produce no ash during combustion. The cycle of growing and burning biomass crops keeps the world s carbon dioxide level at perfect equilibrium, which means that we are less likely to experience the global climactic changes (greenhouse effect) brought about by excess carbon dioxide and water vapors after burning fossil fuels.


greenplanet e (155)
Thursday May 6, 2010, 9:09 pm
Too heartbreaking.

Miriam Lesvy Coello Franco (0)
Thursday May 6, 2010, 9:24 pm
It is heartbreaking

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 6, 2010, 9:32 pm
Daniel, your fervent lobbying for hemp as an alternative fuel source made me curious and I tried to find a reputable source which supports your claim (not WIKIPEDIA). I was unsuccessful, all I found were blogs or stoner sites. Could you please give me a link to scientific research that supports your claims? Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 6, 2010, 10:45 pm
I had a dream last weekend that was very strange. Now with this oil spill all in silence affecting these six countries. Today I began to wonder if the dream had to do with what is going on. I had posted in earthboppin but we all know what happened with the pirates and the dwarf what happened.
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Mandi T (376)
Thursday May 6, 2010, 11:05 pm
Tks Cher it is heartbreaking :(

mynwworld World (0)
Thursday May 6, 2010, 11:55 pm
It is so heart touching, Can't government do anything? There must be some effective solution of this issue and it should be solve as soon as possible. We can't loose birds in this situation.
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Tan S (0)
Friday May 7, 2010, 12:04 am
How tragic

AB K (60)
Friday May 7, 2010, 1:57 am

Agapi S (75)
Friday May 7, 2010, 3:04 am
Thank you Noted all

mary f (202)
Friday May 7, 2010, 4:21 am
noted with tears

Terry B (649)
Friday May 7, 2010, 4:42 am

Magdalena M (0)
Friday May 7, 2010, 12:00 pm
It hurts a lot reading all those horrible news. I love birds. They are so beautiful and smart.
These people who are responsible for this damage are very ugly. On the inside and outside.

Ron M (52)
Friday May 7, 2010, 12:30 pm
I don't care how much money they come up with, you can not put a price tag on an ecological disaster besides the clean up cost itself and the animals are the only ones once again that pay the price with their lives.
Same shit, different location.

Will we ever learn?

Aurora M (6)
Friday May 7, 2010, 1:11 pm
this story is just too awful and keeps getting worse and worse. i hope they are able to clean things up and save the wildlife while they still can

Patricia C (96)
Friday May 7, 2010, 3:49 pm
I have cleaned off oil covered birds, and it sure isn't "pretty". They have to sit around suffering until some official says they can be helped. This whole thing is a nightmare for all the creatures effected, it is a heartbreaking disaster in every way. Noted, thanks Cher.

Fran F (118)
Friday May 7, 2010, 4:03 pm
This is so sad. I'm making a donation to the American Bird Conservancy (ABC). Maybe that will help the surviving birds a little.

ABC has released a statement that "Demands Re-Assessment of Ecological Impacts of US Energy Policy."

Hugo Godinez (0)
Friday May 7, 2010, 5:42 pm
Drilling companies should be fines for all of this, and as preventive politics auditing procedures ought to be implemented.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday May 7, 2010, 5:50 pm
Noted , very sad , thaks .

Pete c (5)
Friday May 7, 2010, 7:47 pm

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Friday May 7, 2010, 9:21 pm
Noted, thanks.

gerlinde p (161)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 12:38 am
sadly noted thanks

Linda M (1748)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 1:01 am

Shannon Wright (10)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 6:54 am

Virginie Duris (20)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 7:20 am
Cette marée noire sera une véritable tragédie si elle arrive sur vos côtes de Floride!

Sara T (3)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 9:11 am
This whole disaster is so sad - and to think, it was caused due to greed!

June B. (0)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 1:43 pm

Claire Knibbs (0)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 4:12 pm

Jule Kowarsky (4)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 8:04 pm
Tragic. Thank you for posting the story.

Bracha Katz (31)
Sunday May 9, 2010, 2:29 pm
poor things, thanx cher.

Michelle BLANC (0)
Monday May 10, 2010, 2:01 am
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