Oklahoma City Spraying Purple Martins with Fire Hoses

10,000 Birds

A large roost of Purple Martins at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is considered a nuisance because of their droppings so they are being sprayed with fire hoses. Seriously. You can email the director of the memorial at kw@oklahomacitynationalmem orial.org and you should, but don’t expect any remorse or concern, just a form-written response about how gross the bird poop is. Asides

Tragedy in Oklahoma City: 51 People Confirmed Dead as EF-4 Twister Levels Homes & Schools.

Elephant Journal

“When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways—either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV State Officials have just confirmed that 51 people have been killed in Oklahoma City today when the deadly EF-4 twister cut [.].

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Westboro Baptist Church Links Oklahoma Tragedy to Openly Gay NBA Star, Jason Collins.

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the son of Westboro Baptist Church minister Fred Phelps, linked the devastation from Oklahoma’s F-5 tornado to openly gay Oklahoma City Thunder basketball star, Jason Collins. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good) Equal Rights Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Today Only compassion fred phelps oklahoma oklahoma city tornado.

Tornado Survivor Finds Dog During a TV Interview. {VIDEO}

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” ~ Barbara Garcia An elderly woman whose entire home was destroyed by the Oklahoma tornado found her pet dog amongst the devastation during a live TV interview. “I never lost consciousness and I hollered for my little dog and he didn’t answer, he didn’t come, so I know he’s in here somewhere.”

It is time for Oklahoma's oil and gas industry to join the fight in saving the Edmond suburb!

Environmental Economics

Fight the good fight: Facing a six-year barrage of increasingly large earthquakes, Oklahoma regulators are effectively ordering the state’s powerful oil-and-gas industry to substantially cut back the underground disposal of industry wastes that have caused the tremors across the state. The directive covers 411 injection wells in a rough circle that includes Oklahoma City and points northeast.

Interest Grows in All Sorts of Biofuels in the US

Celsias

Amtrak, is now running a daily train service from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth, Texas which uses 20 percent biodiesel rendered from local beef fat debris from slaughterhouses. As researchers in the U.S. consider alternative biofuel sources beyond grain feedstocks such as corn and soybeans, everything from alligator fat to herbivore excrement is being subjected to study. Currently these initiatives are largely local in scope and are targeting waste generated by meat processing.

The war on the homeless

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the USA, the land of the free and the home of the brave, Philadelphia bans outdoor feeding of people in the city. Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, Oklahoma City and more than fifty other big cities have adopted some kind of anti-camping or anti-food sharing laws. Denver, Colorado, has bans on eating and sleeping on property without permission, and that could and will mean park benches.

The Feds Just Issued an Earthshaking Report About Fracking

Mother Jones

The risk is most acute in parts of central Oklahoma and southern Kansas, the epicenter of a fracking boom. The largest earthquake ever in Oklahoma was a magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale in 2011 centered near the town of Prague, about 40 miles east of Oklahoma City. (A Oklahomans have always had to deal with tornadoes, wildfires, and ice storms. But now residents of the Sooner State are facing a new threat: damaging earthquakes.

A New Measure of Food Deserts

Sightline Daily

Take a look, for example, at the three largest cities in the Pacific Northwest. But Vancouver, BC, isn’t just a regional standout: if the city were in the US, it would rank #4 for food access in the country, trailing only New York, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. In Indianapolis and Oklahoma City, by Walk Score’s reckoning, only one resident out of twenty lives within easy walking distance of a grocery store.

The Fracking Frenzy's Impact on Women | PR Watch

PR Watch

That combination includes a "swarm" of earthquakes in north-central Arkansas tied to underground injection of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing (Greenwire, June 22, 2011), along with other tremors in central and southern Oklahoma. In Oklahoma, the rate of earthquakes greater than magnitude 3.0 earthquake near Oklahoma City in November. There are 181 injection wells in the Oklahoma county where the November earthquake happened. Skip to Main Content Area.

Dozens of U.S. Cities Board the Bike-Sharing Bandwagon

Green Blog

When New York City opened registration for its much anticipated public bike-sharing program on April 15, 2013, more than 5,000 people signed up within 30 hours. Eager for access to a fleet of thousands of bicycles, they became Citi Bike members weeks before bikes were expected to be available. By spring 2014, that number will likely double as a flurry of cities joins the more than 500 bike-sharing communities worldwide.

If you missed the Women’s March, just watch this to get all the goodness in your heart.

Elephant Journal

Oklahoma City 12,000 +. Kansas City,MO 10,000. It’s the happiest empathy-fullest protest in histoooooorrrrryyyyy! This was the most powerful event that I’ve ever been part of. Marching alongside my hero mom, on my birthday, was an incredible way to celebrate the human spirit! Duzer! million strong, Women’s Marches crush expectations ( usatoday.com ).

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