Posted on January 19, 2010 by justlists
(ref: Environmental Protection Agency, epa.gov )
The Clean Air Act is making the news due to a proposed amendment by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that would bar the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant. This would effectively block President Barack Obama and the EPA from holding the nation’s biggest polluters accountable for the carbon dioxide they produce and a major step backwards in addressing climate change.
Current legal authority for federal programs and particularly the Environmental Protection Agency regarding air pollution control is based on the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments which is usually referred to as the Clean Air Act of 1990. This legislation modified and extended federal legal authority provided by the earlier Clean Air Acts of 1963 and 1970. The EPA describes the following milestones in the evolution of the Clean Air Act as it exists today. Continue reading
Filed under: Lists | Tagged: carbon footprint, climate change, global warming, justlists | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 14, 2010 by justlists
(ref: http://www.permacultureprinciples.com )
Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and perennial agricultural systems that mimics the relationships found in natural ecologies. It was first developed practically by Austrian farmer Sepp Holzer on his own farm in the early 1960s and then theoretically developed by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren and their associates during the 1970s in a series of publications. — wikipedia.org
Central to permaculture are the three ethics: care for the earth, care for people, and fair share. They form the foundation for permaculture design and are also found in most traditional societies. Here are the 12 principles of permaculture as described by David Holmgren. Continue reading
Filed under: Lists | Tagged: greener consumption, justlists, sustainability | 1 Comment »
Posted on December 1, 2009 by justlists
(ref: United Nations, http://www.un.org/en/events/aidsday/2009/ )
The United Nations established December 1st as World AIDS Day in 1988 following the lead of the World Health Organization that also established this day of remembrance and action that same year. The theme for 2009 is “Universal Access and Human Rights“. Understanding HIV and AIDS from a human rights perspective can be difficult. Human rights are often misunderstood – and can sometimes be seen as abstract ideals with not much practical relevance for real people.
Filed under: Lists | Tagged: AIDS, gay/bisexual, global community, human rights, justlists, Millenium Goals, UN | Leave a comment »