Monthly Archives: June 2010

Code Orange bad air Saturday and Sunday, June 18th and 19th, 2010

Forecast Discussion:

Saturday is an Air Quality Action Day! Warm temperatures, increasing humidity, mostly sunny skies and southerly winds, coupled with recirculation of today’s ozone, will push air quality into the Code Orange range. PM concentrations will rise as well but remain in the moderate range.

Extended Forecast:

Poor air quality is likely to extend into Sunday. A weak cold front will arrive but is unlikely to significantly change the air mass characteristics. Temperatures will reach the low 90’s F and ozone will remain in the Code Orange range. A bit cooler and less humid on Monday. Air quality will improve but a threat of Code Orange ozone remains. To follow air quality in PHL between forecasts: "aqforecast" at -Ryan/Bradbury

British Petroleum

We haven’t written much about the oil catastrophe in the Gulf as oceans of words and images are around already.
This long article in Rolling Stone tells a lot.

Alan Muller

Evil in a small place (#2) ….future of Green Delaware

What of the future of Green Delaware?  How much do you value our work?  Are you willing to send money to keep us going?  Want to help run things?   Give us a shout.  We have decisions to make and want your input.
"… misdirecting public outrage away from the causes and towards the victims."
–what the "Tea Party" does 

Our March 23, 2010 article "Evil in a small place"harassment and selective prosecution by New Castle County" seemed to catch peoples’ attention.  A focus of this was what it says about Chris Coons and his unfitness to be a United States Senator.  (His opponent, likely to get elected, is long-time Delaware pol Mike Castle, former state legislator, former governor, and long-time congressman.  Not a good choice either, but he doesn’t seem personally evil.) Continue reading

Alert 684: Markell to sign "recycling"/container deposit shutdown bill June 8th

"In my mind, there is no question that the law [SB 234] will be found unconstitutional," Rep. Oberle said.  "I’m offering my school breakfast bill in anticipation of that eventuality."
–Rep. Bill Oberle
"The eleven states with container deposit programs report an average container recovery rate of 78 percent.  Those without, an average rate of 28 percent."
–Alan Muller

ACTION:  Do you think Governor Markell should sign SB 234?  Let him know how you feel: 302.577.3210;

The long strange story of recycling in Delaware has been getting stranger

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