"An Oklahoma Suburb, Tornado-Ready"

Environmental Economics

That would increase the cost of an average Oklahoma home by $2,000. Not a bad deal, you might say, considering that an average of 64 tornadoes strike Oklahoma every year, behind only the considerably larger state of Texas, with 149, and Kansas, with 93, according to the federal government’s Storm Prediction Center. Oklahoma has suffered by our estimate more than $30 billion in normalized damage from tornadoes over the last 25 years.

Oklahoma City Spraying Purple Martins with Fire Hoses

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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


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University of Oklahoma to Shut Down its Baboon Research


After years under scrutiny from animal rights organizations, the University of Oklahoma has announced it will phase out its baboon research program by 2019. The University’s facilities currently house 199 Read More The post University of Oklahoma to Shut Down its Baboon Research appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Lifestyle News Science Top News

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. Oh, Westboro Baptist Church…again?

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. Oklahoma monthly production (Q) = 12,084,000 barrels  Revenue = P*Q = $473,209,440.

Oklahoma legislators discriminate against animal activists


Yesterday, the Humane Society of the United States announced a repulsive piece of legislation that has passed through the Oklahoma House of Representatives in an almost two-to-one vote. To give you an idea of what kind of hold animal agriculture has on the state of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Pork Council reports that the state is ranked 8th in the entire United States.

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

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“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 [.]. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Blog (always click 4 all blogs) WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today EF 4 tornado midwest oklahoma city tragedy

Oklahoma Congressman Hasn't "Seen Reports" on Climate Disruption, so We Googled them for him

Sierra Club Compass

Oklahoma Republican Congressman Markwayne Mullin represents a state plagued in recent years by devastating tornadoes, droughts, and storms - severe weather that has disrupted life for hundreds of thousands of residents, exacerbated by climate change. " In fact, two authors FROM Oklahoma contributed to the section on the effects of climate disruption on Great Plains state like the one where Mullin's constituents live. A Helpful map for Congressman Markwayne Mullin.

Earth Source Organics Announces Drive to Help Tornado Victims in Oklahoma

Green (Living) Review

Earth Source Organics partners with Feeding America to aid those affected by the deadly Oklahoma tornado. San Diego, CA, June 07, 2013 : In the suburbs of Oklahoma City, a massive tornado left a 17-mile path of destruction on Monday, May 20th, causing tragic fatalities and hundreds of injuries. We want to connect all people in spirit, love, and compassion, especially during this terribly sad time in Oklahoma,” says owner Audrey Darrow.

Who Knew Turkeys Were So Dangerous?

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Oklahoma is weird. Asides

Reba McEntire Helps Feed 2,300 Oklahoma Families


The country star gives sizeable donation providing over 200,000 meals for needy families. Read More. Causes News People Top News reba mcentire

Another Black Man has Died—does anyone care?

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Enlightened Society Equal Rights Family Non New-Agey Spirituality WAYLON: Today Only all lives matter another Black Man Dying black lives matter police shooting tulsa oklahoma racial issues senseless killing stopping the hate terence crutcherThe real issue is that until we acknowledge there is still a divide, we will never be able to truly build a bridge closing the gap on racial injustices once and for all.

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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.”

2 Girls & A Cat Road Trip Across America & Learn Some Things About Life.

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Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Chicago Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Funny Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks Yoga Wisdom albequerque cat conetmplate connected drive goodbye hello missouri observation oklahoma people perfect poop quiet road sleep trip To about 25 Missourians, we are now the pooping-cat girls. I can be okay with that.

The Story of Absence.

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Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks absence after divorce being alone discovering who you are Divorce growing up having children know ourselves loveless marriage oklahoma pieces pieces of ourselves putting the pieces back together again self-worth story of absence At night, I sleep on the right side of the bed.

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Birds and Bugs Flee Earthquake

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How cool is it that the earthquake in Oklahoma yesterday yielded radar images of birds and bugs taking flight just after the earthquake hit? Neat, right? Asides

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 3

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Oklahoma has been pummeled by tornadoes — but why? Today we’re talking weather, greenwashing, and fighting deforestation. National Geographic ). A complaint from environmental groups is exposing what exactly is behind those green labels. ( The New York Times ). Environmentalists got one major firm to quit greenwashing and deforestation in Indonesia. ( NPR ). Need a little inspiration for what activities to do outside ? Look no further. Washington Post ).

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"80% Of Americans Support Mandatory Labels On Foods Containing DNA. DNA!"

Environmental Economics

recent survey conducted by the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics found that 80.44% of respondents supported a government policy mandating labels on foods containing DNA. population, conducted every month by Oklahoma State agricultural economist Jayson Lusk and research specialist Susan Murray. Not from the Onion: A.

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Where is the congressional outcry over price suppression (or whatever the opposite of price gouging is)?

Environmental Economics

Data from price tracker GasBuddy.com shows that three states -- Oklahoma, Louisiana and Ohio -- have at least one station each selling regular gas for less than $1.90 Cheap gas is most frequently found at stations in Oklahoma, which was the first state to break the $2 a gallon mark on Dec. a gallon. Another ten states -- Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas and Virginia -- also have gas for less than $2. via money.cnn.com.

Close Encounter: Black Bear Showdown

Conservancy Talk

By Jay Pruett, Director of Conservation for The Nature Conservancy in Oklahoma. As the director of conservation for Oklahoma, hiking in Glacier National Park — the Crown of the Continent — was an opportunity to experience entirely different habitats and wildlife from what we have back home. [Editor's Note: Have you had a close encounter with nature? In this ongoing blog series, Nature Conservancy staff share their thrilling and unexpected encounters with nature.

Saving Lives: A New Breed of Tornado Storm Shelter

Green (Living) Review

With about 90 percent of residents in Tornado Alley without any type of storm shelters, Oklahoma Igloo LLC announces a new breed of safe, secure,comfortable, affordable above-ground Tornado Storm Shelter. Norman, OK, July 2013 : Oklahoma Igloo LLC, a Norman OK. do it now, get on the highway” advised a local TV station in Oklahoma on May 20, 2013. The Oklahoma Igloo ™ gives the family that secure feeling of safety and comfort which means that they never have to leave home.

Ummmm.well.uh.I, uh.hmmm.pfft

Environmental Economics

Inhofe, an the Oklahoma Republican who once compared the Environmental Protection Agency to the gestapo, is likely to lead the Environment and Public Works Committee when the GOP takes control of the Senate next year. James M. via www.washingtonpost.com.

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US Senator Involved in Killing of Hundreds of Pigeons


James Inhofe of Oklahoma who''s running for a fourth term participated in a fundraiser earlier this month where the main event was a pigeon shooting. Read More The post US Senator Involved in Killing of Hundreds of Pigeons appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News Video james inhofe

Birds Eating Christmas Lights?

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Starlings are taking the blame for missing lights from a Christmas star in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Apparently, they are eating them: The Christmas landmark that sits atop the county courthouse has become tradition and has had some Pawhuska residents very concerned. According to County Commissioner Bob Jackson, the lights are on order and the bulbs well be replaced either later this week or by the first of next week depending on when the new lights arrive.

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Miranda Lambert Hosts Dog Adoption Drive in Hometown


Miranda Lambert hosted a dog adoption drive in her hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma on Sunday. More than 40 dogs found a home at the event. Read More The post Miranda Lambert Hosts Dog Adoption Drive in Hometown appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News miranda lambert

Is it ironic?

Environmental Economics

Inhofe of Oklahoma are among the most vocal Republican skeptics of the science that burning fossil fuels contributes to global warming , but a new study to be released Thursday found that their states would be among the biggest economic winners under a regulation proposed by President Obama to fight climate change. I think so: Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Senator James M.

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US Government Confirms Link Between Earthquakes and Fracking


rattled Oklahoma and was felt as far away as Illinois. Until two years ago Oklahoma typically had about 50 earthquakes a year, but in 2010, 1,047 quakes shook the state. In Lincoln County, where most of this past weekend's seismic incidents were centered, there are 181 injection wells, according to Matt Skinner, an official from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, the agency which oversees oil and gas production in the state. On 5 November an earthquake measuring 5.6

Sleeping in the Afternoon Eating up your Day? Try this to Liven Up.

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Think of the scene in the popular series Friends where Chandler agrees to move to Tulsa, Oklahoma without really. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness afternoon naps afternoon slump everyday practices for a sharp mind how to get over the afternoon slump more energy

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Reptiles Once Owned By Michael Jackson Meet Tragic End in Fire


A number of reptiles, including those once owned by Michael Jackson, tragically perished in a suspicious Oklahoma fire last week. The fire happened at Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park in Wynnewood, Read More The post Reptiles Once Owned By Michael Jackson Meet Tragic End in Fire appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News michael jackson

Southern US Tornado Storms Kill 45

Sustainability Ninja

Crews searched for survivors today in North Carolina, the state which received the hardest hit by a storm system that created dozens of tornadoes from Oklahoma to Virginia. No less than 62 tornadoes hit North Carolina. More than 240 tornadoes were reported from the storm system, including the 62 in NC. Many of the deaths occurred in mobile homes. Census data from 2007 estimates 14.5% of homes in North Carolina are mobile homes. Eco News north carolina tornado

Hagerman NWR: Birding Amidst Oil Wells

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In the Fall, Franklin’s Gulls migrate through Texas and Oklahoma on their way south. Bonus Birding : My eBird Profile also showed that I had never entered a checklist in the state of Oklahoma. Last year, I compiled a subjective list of the Top 25 National Wildlife Refuges for Birding.

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Miranda Lambert Uses Photo Ops to Support Animal Rescue


Country star Miranda Lambert uses fan photo ops to support animal rescue & adoption work through her MuttNation Foundation In Oklahoma. Read More The post Miranda Lambert Uses Photo Ops to Support Animal Rescue appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News miranda lambert

10 Top Headlines re: Obamacare, this month.

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10 States with Highest Uninsured Rates are all Run by Republicans: Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Arizona, Oklahoma, Alaska, and New Mexico. The states with the largest drop in uninsured residents, Kentucky and Arkansas, have embraced the ACA reforms, even though those states are also led by Republicans Last year, 14 states had more than […]. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good

The Green Buzz: Friday, January 23

Conservancy Talk

Supply chains disrupted because of climate change and Oklahoma continues to experience an unusual amount of earthquakes. Plus, what you thought you knew about the behavior of lemmings turns out to be a bit of movie magic. Read today’s #greennews right now! Animals Climate Change Green Living The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy United States

Commercial brands that are also eco friendly

Green Prophet

The company signed a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) for 22 megawatts of wind power from the Ponderosa wind farm in Oklahoma to cover more than half of the company’s electricity footprint with renewable energy technologies. .

US Rejects Keystone XL Canada Oil Sands Pipeline

Sustainability Ninja

” The pipeline would have passed through Alberta, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma. The US state department has officially said no to the Keystone pipeline, a controversial 1600-mile long crude oil pipeline that would have run from the Alberta tar sands. The state department denied the permit, saying it had insufficient time to review the plans.

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My eBird 10th Anniversary

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I don’t think I have added any new species, but I did add Alaska, Kansas, and Oklahoma to the group state list. According to eBird , I have been an eBirder since December 23, 2009, so today is my 10th eBird anniversary.

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A Matter of Life and Death: On the Death Penalty & Forgiveness.

Elephant Journal

The death penalty has been in the news a lot lately with botched lethal injections in Oklahoma and the execution of a man with an IQ of 67 in Texas. It’s time I spoke out. I’m not going to rattle off a bunch of statistics that support my point of view or try to convince you that I am right; I would just like to share with you how my philosophy of capital punishment has evolved.

Jeb Bush on Scott Pruitt's EPA

Environmental Economics

Because just think about it, you have a power plant in Arkansas that's burning coal irresponsibly or inconsistent with the statue, and it comes over to Oklahoma and Texas. From an editorial by Jeb Bush on CNN.com : Our country has been held back over the past eight years because the appropriate balance between federal and state powers has become totally skewed. Individual liberty and our constitutional order have been threatened.

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Winging It In Tulsa

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I recently traveled to Oklahoma to help spread the word of wildlife, finding all kinds of adventure along the way. You’re in Oklahoma ,” she replied. I spoke again, met two more long-distance rehabber friends, Gary and Kathy Siftar of the Oklahoma Raptor Center , and talked to Tulsa Audubon Board Member Margaret McQuaig, who made me laugh out loud with her tangled tale of trying to order my plane ticket to Tulsa over the internet.

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Actress Daryl Hannah Arrested in Oil Protest at White House

Sustainability Ninja

The protest and ensuing arrests involved several people who have been protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, which if approved, will run through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas to refineries in Houston,Texas. Daryl Hannah was arrested today during a protest in front of the White House. The protesters oppose a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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Record-Breaking Summer Across United States For Temperatures And Drought

Eco Friendly Daily

The Oklahoma Dust Bowl is a well-known event in the United States, an event triggered by severe drought in the state of Oklahoma. In 1934, Oklahoma averaged 85.2 The record-breaking summer has not stopped there, the state of Oklahoma was once again in record-breaking territory. degrees Fahrenheit, putting 2011 Oklahoma in second. Behind the 1934 Oklahoma record, which currently sits in third place, is Louisiana in fourth which averaged 84.5

The Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Wish List

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Tiny transmitters that wouldn’t hurt or irritate my releases, so I know what happens to them,” wrote Michele in Pennsylvania and Elle in Oklahoma. “As I wish time were totally under my control,” wrote Kim in Oklahoma. It’s August, and first on the menu is: Fried Rehabber. Summer is high season. The general public is out and about, birds and animals are raising their young, and human/wildlife interaction is at its peak.