Category Archives: Forest Destruction

Wine to Water: Unveiling the Ethanol Con

By David L. Brown The carefully crafted coverup of the problems revolving around the ethanol craze is starting to come unraveled. People have noticed that they are spending more for food; learning how rain forests are being cut down at … Continue reading

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Canada’s Tar Sands Oil: Environmental Disaster

by Val Germann As Star Phoenix Base readers know, Alberta has passed Texas as an oil-producing region and the North American petroleum pipelines are running north-to-south today instead of the other way around. Alberta is producing more than one million … Continue reading

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Australian Fires Overwhelming Officals

by Val Germann For this writer the Canberra area fires of 2003 were very shocking because the world famous Mount Stromlo Observatory was destroyed along with a surrounding forest.  Thanks to the internet the whole astronomcal world followed this event, complete with  … Continue reading

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Bamboo Plantings in Tropics Could Help Climate

By David Ponton Everybody loves trees. We love the magic of a complete forest ecosystem, trees as front yard and back yard ornamentals, swing supports, climbing structures, shade givers. Trees stand in proud rows along beautiful streets and country lanes. … Continue reading

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The Smell of a World that’s been Burned

by Val Germann The title above comes from a Jimi Hendrix (that’s right!) lyric of 40 years ago, about a time-traveling visitor to Earth.  The lines below have stuck with me from the moment I first heard them in the … Continue reading

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Amazon Rain Forest Could Become Desert—Soon!

By David L. Brown The latest nightmare of potential global warming comes in a report from the prestigious Woods Hole Research Center. According to a recent study (hat tip to Climate Ark), the Amazon basin, home ot the world’s largest … Continue reading

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An Incredible Story the Press Never Noticed

By David L. Brown What if a four-year project by “the world”s top biologists” to study the subject of biodiversity loss revealed that the threat of imminent extinction was hanging over 12 percent of all mammals, 23 percent of all … Continue reading

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Missouri Tigers, Real Tigers, facing Extinction?

by Val Germann The last twenty years or so have been pretty tough on Missouri Tiger sports fans. In general, our University of Missouri “revenue” teams (that’s what they call football and basketball) have not done well, and the athletic … Continue reading

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More Forest Fires Result from Climate Change

By David L. Brown When faced with a growing body of evidence, those wishful-thinkers who deny global warming is real often fall back on the idea that the effects will not be felt until some point in the future. A … Continue reading

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Tar Sands’ “Quasi-ness” Truly Starting to Show

by Val Germann We here at Star Phoenix Base have been trying to keep our readers current on the huge tar sands program up in Canada, the one that has seen Alberta pass Texas as an oil producing region. There … Continue reading

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