According to the Associate Press, “The South African government will press ahead with plans to sell just over 51 tons of ivory to China and Japan under a special exemption to the international ban on the trade” (full story here, picture by Edgar Thissen). The story points out that environmentalists generally do not support this… Read More (Time Magazine) ran an article with this title, which supports what I claimed about the “green” agenda losing its footing to the “economic agenda” (the picture is from the Time article). Could going green actually save the economy? The article also contained an interesting idea: “So what should greens do to avoid irrelevance, now… Read More

California has signed legislation into law which will attempt to limit “sprawl” (click here for story). I admire the attempt to build communities near centers of work. However, some very obvious problems seem to stick out to me. (The picture is from La Citta Vita) 1) Would people really want to live near factories, or… Read More

As I drove into the Metroplex today and noticed again how polluted the air was, I wondered where the city ranked in terms of air pollution. Sadly (or thankfully- depending on your view) DFW ranks 7th in terms of Ozone pollution, and doesn’t even make the top 10 list in the other EPA categories (stats… Read More

This was the worst day ever on Wall street. This isn’t a blog about the economy or finances, but something this huge will affect other sectors of life. I’m interested to see if gas prices become crazy volatile again as traders sink money into commodities. It’s pretty much guaranteed that a financial crunch stifles investment… Read More

I found out (here) that there is a movement to create “green” jobs here in the ‘ol US of A. The only problem for me is that I don’t really understand what that means. I found out that there is even a designation of “green collar worker”. The wiki article on it says: A green-collar… Read More

I recently read In the Beginning God: Modern Science and the Christian Doctrine of Creation by John Weaver. The title pretty much explains the thrust of the book. He presents a sort of synthesis of scientific ideas of origins and the Christian idea of origins. When speaking of the Christian tradition, he says, “The relation… Read More

Two things are on my radar today that merit mentioning here. The first is that Tesla (electric car manufacturer) has agreed to a deal to manufacture a new sedan in California (click here). The new vehicle will seat 5 passengers, and have a range of 225 miles. Why am I excited? This vehicle has enough… Read More

Since the banking industry has been declared as being in a mess this week, I thought a post about the banking industry would make sense. Over on The Green Skeptic, there is an article about the banking industry building “green” buildings (click here). In fact, there is a local branch of Chase Bank in Weatherford… Read More

The text is from the NIV, found at A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. For the director of music. According to mahalath leannoth. A maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. 1[a] [b] O LORD, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out before you. 2 May my prayer come… Read More