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Amazon.com reached an agreement with the State of California legislature, so the Silver Buzz Cafe Store is back. :-)


“Green” Blogging


We believe in protecting our environment, so the Silver Buzz Cafe web site is hosted on a server in a "green", energy conserving data center. 100% of the power for the datacenter is bought from suppliers that use renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectric, windmill and solar plants.


Sacramento Delta Fish Under Threat From Billionaire Water Thieves

It’s that Top 1% again. A billionaire in South California is pushing a plan to take more water from the Sacramento Delta for water wasting farms, putting fish populations, particularly the Striped Bass, in danger. [...]

The Tea Party And Our National Parks

The Tea Party wants to turn Alaska into a strip-mining site and the Everglades into an oilfield. Who are these idiots? [...]

President Sells Out To Polluters

Who cares about the quality of the air that we breathe? This Administration doesn’t seem to. [...]

A Science Lesson For The Tea Party

Michele Bachmann says that Hurricane Irene and the 5.9 earthquake in Virginia were messages from God. She also denigrates man-made climate change theories. Why? [...]

Finger Pointing May Be At An End In European E. Coli Outbreak

It has taken more than a month for European authorities to track down the most probable source of the E. coli outbreak that has made almost 4,000 people ill and killed over 40 so far. [...]

Create Your Own Clean Energy The Easy Way

Google is backing a company that makes it cost effective for homeowners to start using solar power immediately with no upfront investment. [...]

New Tree Of Life Branch Found

Scientists in England believe that they have found a new branch on the complex tree of life. [...]

Is The End Of The World Nigh?

Will the World really end on May 21, 2012? [...]

Natural Gas Industry Releasing Over 650 Toxic Chemicals Into Our Environment

The latest report from the House Energy and Commerce Committee contains even more worrying evidence that the natural gas industry practice of hydraulic fracturing (“frac’ing”) is damaging our environment. [...]

Beyond Pointing – Part 7 – Transocean Rewards Its Executives

In a stunning abuse of statistics, Transocean, the company that was running the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and killed 11 workers, has awarded bonuses to its executives citing 2010 as “the best year in safety performance in our company’s history.” [...]

Could The Obama-Biden Energy Plan Work?

The President announced significant tax breaks for the middle classes yesterday. Was anyone listening and what are the chances that the GOP will allow them to happen? [...]

Beyond Pointing – Part 6 – Regulator Ignores Blowout Preventer Design Flaws

The investigation into the design and performance of the blowout preventer that failed and caused the Deepwater Horizon disaster should have lessons for the entire offshore drilling industry. Unfortunately, the regulators of that industry are ignoring the lessons. [...]

Radioactivity Revealed As The Latest Threat From Oil and Gas Frac’ing Sites

The oil and gas drilling industry’s use of hydraulic fracturing has been shown to be a threat to our drinking water supplies because of the chemicals involved. Now a new threat has emerged – radioactivity in our water and the food chain. [...]

Drilling Companies Injected Diesel Oil Into Wells

A congressional report has revealed that oil and gas drilling companies injected over 32 million gallons of fluids containing diesel oil into wells between 2005 and 2009 without any regard for regulations or the safety of drinking water supplies. [...]

New Law May Eventually Make Our Food Safer

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act looks good on the surface, but what lurks beneath it? Will it really make our food safer, or has the Act been tainted by the food industry? [...]

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