…The Brilliant Cure the FDA Tried Their Best to Shut Down…

…The Brilliant Cure the FDA Tried Their Best to Shut Down…

 

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Burzynski, the Movie is the story of a medical doctor and Ph.D biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski who won the largest, and possibly the most convoluted and intriguing legal battle against the Food and Drug Administration in American history.

 

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ADEQ/ADWR … will dutifully declare the water is SAFE

… Arizona has not even begun to substantively recover from the effects of the Rodeo/Chediski fire of 2002 and the copious amount of toxic residue in the fire-retardant much of which is now in Roosevelt Lake …

One of “metro” Phoenix’s major potable (drinking) water reservoirs …

But not to worry … ADEQ/ADWR … will dutifully declare the water is SAFE

Arizona wildfires leave bitter aftermath for water, climate

Scientists fear problems with runoff, boost in carbon dioxide

The loss of so many trees and other vegetation will affect air and water quality for years to come, some Arizona scientists say, reversing the ability of forests to help slow climate change and protect desert water supplies.

So far, more than 932,000 acres have burned statewide this year, a total closing in on the 975,000 acres in 2005, the worst year on record. Not all the acres were in forests and not all were severely burned, but the toll on the state’s wildlands is significant.

"What’s really key here is the forest’s recovery," said Tom Kolb, a tree physiologist at Northern Arizona University’s School of Forestry. His research includes the site of a fire near Flagstaff where a forest that once absorbed carbon dioxide now emits it, the result of decomposing dead trees on the ground and newly grown grasses and shrubs, which absorb far less carbon.

Many scientists believe high levels of carbon dioxide are contributing to higher temperatures around the globe and shifts in climate conditions.

"We are concerned that we are witnessing the conversion of forests that take in carbon and store it to vegetation types that have little ability to do that," Kolb said. "That is a situation where these fires will contribute to global warming. We’ve reduced the capacity of the land to store carbon dioxide."

On severely burned forest floors, meanwhile, the trees and shrubs that help contain runoff from storms and melted snow are gone. The result, hydrologists say, is floods that will fill streams and creeks with sediment. Aquifers, springs and rivers will suffer losses as less water percolates into the ground.

"It’s not a lot of water, but it is important," said Abe Springer, a hydrogeologist at NAU. "It can be the difference in allowing some headwater streams to flow year-round

Carbon-dioxide role    The role forests play in capturing and storing carbon dioxide is nothing new, part of the basic plant processes schoolchildren study. But the importance of forests in reducing carbon in the atmosphere has grown among scientists and policy makers studying climate change.

"We’re looking to forests to take in carbon, thereby lowering the greenhouse gases," said Matthew Hurteau, a forest ecologist at NAU’s School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability.

Big wildfires reverse the process, releasing carbon into the air first as the trees – ponderosa pines and mixed conifers are most common in the high-elevation forests – and other vegetation burn and then as the dead trees decompose, often over decades.

The flames release only a small amount of a forest’s carbon during a wildfire. Much more comes as the trees begin to decompose. Grasses and shrubs may sprout within the first year after a fire, but they can’t capture as much carbon as a stand of pine trees.

NAU researchers have installed measuring devices to track carbon releases at three sites near Flagstaff for the past five years, including the site of the 1996 Horseshoe Fire, which burned 8,000 acres. Before the fire, the forest could take in 100-200 grams of carbon per square meter each year. Now, it releases 50-100 grams of carbon per square meter each year.

"The site has gone from being a carbon sink, where carbon was being stored, to a carbon source," Kolb said.

One factor in how wide a burned area is converted to a carbon source is the intensity of the fire. If flames kill the trees and the underlying vegetation, recovery will come slowly and more trees will begin to decompose.

If there are patches where the fire burns less intensely, recovery could occur sooner and the long-term effects on carbon releases could diminish. Such patches are evident on the early severity maps of the Wallow Fire in Arizona’s White Mountains, now the state’s largest recorded wildfire.

Some of those areas could herald the return of aspen or oak trees, which could take over the role of capturing carbon, Kolb said.

Water worries …. Fire’s effects on a watershed are easier to see and of more immediate concern. A badly burned area can cause flooding in the weeks and months after a fire, sending ash and sediment into streams, creeks and reservoirs.

A large area of the Wallow Fire burned on the Salt River watershed, which helps produce runoff for the Phoenix area through Roosevelt Lake and the canals operated by Salt River Project.

SRP officials will work with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to monitor runoff from summer storms and winter snow, said Gregg Elliott, principal environmental scientist for the water utility.

In 2002, the Rodeo-Chediski Fire burned another part of the Salt River watershed, and the result was a flow of ash and debris into Roosevelt Lake. The reservoir is fuller this year, Elliott said, which will help dilute some of the debris.

"We will be watching the area now and then as grass starts to grow," he said. "The long-term effects will be seen for years, up on the watershed as well in as the reservoirs."

Some of the effects can linger for as long as five years, NAU’s Springer said, as the root systems of burned trees and shrubs weaken and decompose.

An intense-burning fire can turn the ground hydrophobic, in effect sealing it over in a way that prevents water from rain and melting snow from percolating downward, he said.

With the gloomy predictions comes some hope for the charred areas: Forests that are not severely damaged can recover quickly and resume their natural functions. Studies also suggest that thinning and restoration work can strengthen a forest, even with fewer trees to do the work.

Kolb said the effect is most noticed during a drought. A thinner stand of trees is better able to draw on limited water supplies than a denser stand, which appears to shut down as temperatures rise and the competition for water stiffens.

That’s significant because most studies suggest climate change will result in longer, more severe droughts in the Southwest.

The goal in trying to contain carbon levels is stabilizing a forest, Hurteau said. A dense forest can take in more carbon dioxide than one that has been thinned, but that dense forest is more vulnerable to the sort of monster wildfires that leave a forest unable to capture any carbon.

"That’s effectively the debt we have to pay to reduce fire risk," Hurteau said. "We’re walking that line where we’re looking at balance. If we thin the forests, we pay that carbon debt up front. The remaining live trees still pull carbon from the atmosphere. Dead trees release it."


by Shaun McKinnon – Jul. 5, 2011 12:00 AM …The Arizona Republic  …Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/07/05/20110705arizona-wildfire-forest-damage-aftermath.html#ixzz1RWwhlxKC

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clip_image002…This does help me understand the rate increa$e$ which ACC  automatically gift$ to APS and SRP …

 

Pot found private bathroom at Corp. Comm.

By Dennis Welch             
The Arizona Guardian

Capitol Police were called Thursday to the Arizona Corporation Commission after an office worker there found marijuana in a private bathroom used only by the commissioners and their staff.

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The tragedy for Las Vegas is should this battle truly ends …

… This water saga may never end for as long as it rages a perpetual light shines on Ls Vegas which is all part of the game plan …

The tragedy for Las Vegas is should this battle truly ends …

Rural Nevada vs. Las Vegas: Battle over water advances

 

CARSON CITY — Plans to build a 263-mile pipeline to siphon millions of gallons of water a year from rural Nevada to Las Vegas have drawn protests from a diverse group that includes the Mormon church and the Goshute Indians.

The pumping would lead to streams and springs drying up and existing water rights being damaged, according to pre-filed testimony of the Great Basin Water Network, which represents more than 200 individuals and groups.

But the Las Vegas Valley Water District says there is sufficient water in the four valleys, and pumping water wouldn’t damage White Pine or Lincoln counties. The district says that despite major conservation efforts, it needs additional water to handle future growth.

Several parties filed prehearing testimony Friday with the state engineer’s office, which will begin hearings Sept. 26 on the Water District’s application to draw up to 126,000 acre-feet. An acre-foot equals nearly 326,000 gallons, enough water to supply a family of four for a year.

The latest estimates put the cost of the project at $3.5 billion.

Jeremy Aguero, of Applied Analysis, said a water shortage in the Las Vegas area “would severely undermine the region’s ability to attract new industries, organizations and residents or garner additional investment by existing business.”

The resort industry is dependent on water for use by guests and in swimming pools, golf courses and landscaping. A shortage of water could lead to a 1 percent decline in tourists and cost the gaming industry $163 million in net revenue annually, Aguero said in his testimony.

John Bredehoeft, a hydrologist hired by the Great Basin Network, said the pumping would deplete the water storage in eastern Nevada, adding that the region wouldn’t be able to recover.

“Large drawdowns will be created over very large areas: streams, springs and (deep-rooted plants) will be eliminated and wells will go dry,” he said in his testimony.

The Water District says the Colorado River supplies 90 percent of Southern Nevada’s water and will continue to experience serious drought conditions.

As part of a conservation program, the Water District said it reduced annual consumption by nearly 21 billion gallons from 2002 to 2008 despite a population increase of 400,000 during that period.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints owns a large area of private property, grazing permits and a multitude of water rights in north Spring Valley. The church said it is protesting because it fears the groundwater pumping could hurt water sources that are crucial to livestock operation.

The Goshute Indians worry about the accessibility of cattle to streams, ponds and spring sources.

The Bureau of Land Management filed its draft environmental impact report last month, saying the project would disturb 12,300 acres during construction, but 11,300 would be reclaimed.

The project would alter the ranges or habitats of antelope, elk, mule deer, desert bighorn sheep, desert tortoises, pygmy rabbits, the western burrowing owl, bald eagles, golden eagles, the dark kangaroo mouse, the Gila monster and the Mojave poppy bee.

The BLM said there would be short-term interference with hunting access.

Although construction is outside Great Basin National Park, it could also be affected, the federal agency said.

The BLM stressed it wanted public comment on the draft report so it can write a final environmental statement.

The Water District wants to pump 91,220 acre-feet a year from Spring Valley and 34,750 from the Cave, Dry Lake and Delamar valleys.

 

… What goes around comes around…

… Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and “Emperor” Russell Pearce … say to anyone old, poor, without health insurance, unemployed … it’s simple … clip_image002[4]don’t get sick in their state …

… Truly I do not want their “karma” …

… What goes around comes around…

Partial freeze for Medicaid taking effect

PHOENIX (AP) — A partial eligibility freeze for Arizona’s Medicaid program takes effect Friday.

Arizona is now not allowing new enrollments in the non federally mandated part of its program that serves childless adults.

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He is NOT alone

… He is NOT alone in this evaluation … you need to draw your own conclusion based on the evidence presented …

Dr. Dale Meyer …  Arizona headed for drier conditions 

 

7/1/2011 9:59:00 PM  … By DR. DALE MEYER … Special to the Courier …http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=36&SubsectionID=73&ArticleID=95540

The effect of our changing climate on our water resources is an issue of significance to Arizona and the Prescott region. The Citizens Water Advocacy Group recently invited Dr. Michael Crimmins, associate professor in the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science at the University of Arizona, to speak to this issue. His presentation, "Climate Change and Arizona: Past, Present, and Future," can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/25008129.

Crimmins emphasized that Arizona’s location in the atmosphere’s subtropical Hadley circulation, where air warms and dries as it descends to the surface, makes it a strange and interesting spot in the Earth’s climate. Weather records show temperatures have been rising in Arizona since the 1970s. The warmer temperatures have increased the atmosphere’s already high demand for Arizona’s surface moisture, making Arizona evaporation and transpiration rates among the highest in the world. When precipitation falls in Arizona, the atmosphere quickly wants it back. 

Crimmins said the main conclusion of the reports published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is that our atmosphere’s greenhouse effect is responsible for the recent observed changes in our climate. This effect can be understood by considering what happens to the shortwave radiation from our sun as it passes, virtually unimpeded, through our atmosphere to the Earth’s surface.

Ice and snow in the Earth’s polar regions reflect much of the sun’s radiation back into space, while the remainder of the Earth’s surface absorbs most of the sun’s radiation and converts it into heat energy. Longwave radiation from the warmed earth then excites CO2 molecules in the atmosphere, which, in turn, emit energy back down to the Earth’s surface. Because of this effect, atmospheric greenhouse gases, mainly CO2, cause the atmosphere to serve as a warm blanket for the Earth’s surface, making life on this planet possible. Without our atmosphere’s greenhouse effect, the average temperature of our earth’s surface would be about zero degrees Fahrenheit. The surprising fact is that even though our atmosphere’s greenhouse gases, including CO2, are only trace gases in the atmosphere, they are so incredibly efficient at absorbing longwave radiation from our Earth’s surface that they serve to govern the surface temperature of our planet.

Since the beginning of the Industrial Age, the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere has jumped dramatically. Climatological studies reveal strong correlations between the observed increases in atmospheric CO2 and observed increases in the Earth’s surface temperature. Mathematical reconstructions of these observed historical trends show that the Earth’s observed temperature increases can only be explained by including stratospheric aerosols from volcanic eruptions and atmospheric CO2 in these simulations. 

The unavoidable conclusion of these studies is that our climate has entered an era where there is a deficit of heat energy leaving our planet, and that our planet will warm by as much as eight degrees by the end of this century.

Because of the very, very long "residence" times of CO2 in the atmosphere – many centuries – the Earth will continue to warm for the foreseeable future. Crimmins concluded by saying Arizona’s new warmer and drier climate presents urgent and serious, but not insurmountable, challenges. Higher Arizona temperatures and higher associated evaporation and transpiration rates will mean: 1) less water for our aquifers and greater losses from our reservoirs; 2) faster drying of our soils following precipitation; 3) greater stress on our vegetation; 4) less precipitation falling as snow, with less snowpack for spring runoff, and even less water in summers for the recharge of our aquifers; 5) more water needed for landscaping; and 6) more extreme, and frequent, summer heat events, yet with freezes still possible in winter.

Climatological projections of Arizona precipitation have lower confidence. Yet, even with little or no change in Arizona precipitation, the projected increases in Arizona’s temperatures and evaporation and transpiration rates will mean a drier Arizona with more frequent and intense droughts.

Our region’s changing climate will make it more difficult to balance our demand for water with our supply and it will be more difficult to keep our surface waters flowing. These facts must be acknowledged and addressed as we try to achieve a sustainable water future. 

State Rep. Karen Fann, R-Prescott, will discuss water and the 2011 legislative session when she speaks to CWAG on July 9. Please bring your water-related questions. Details are at cwagaz.org.

Submit your comments and questions to info@cwagaz.org. 

Dr. Dale Meyer is a mostly retired meteorologist and is a former chair of the Citizens Water Advocacy Group’s science and education committee. 

 

… Misdirection … Obfuscation …

BLOG SITE www.authenticallywired.com

OK … read between the line$ and what environmental me$$age do you get … ?

Panel bucks Canyon-area mining ban Arizona Daily Star… Matthew Trotter, Cronkite News Service  http://azstarnet.com/business/local/article_9d686564-9bdb-583f-a57a-c79730a9e536.html

 

 House Subcommittee Spending Bill Guts Major Environmental Protections…eNews Park Foresthttp://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/science-a-environmental/25301-house-subcommittee-spending-bill-guts-major-environmental-protections.html

 

EPA moves to curb pollution across state lines …Arizona Daily Starhttp://azstarnet.com/news/science/environment/article_179af162-f809-567e-a9b7-947a2655848a.html

 

EPA clamps down on pollution spoiling air downwind …Arizona Daily Sun… Associated Press…http://www.azdailysun.com/news/national/article_13d5be5b-34c8-5c0f-8613-7efa30b70fbd.html

 

Cross State Air Pollution Rule aims to cut smog, soot from coal plants…Reuters… Timothy Gardner and Tom Doggett…http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/07/us-usa-epa-smog-idUSTRE7664GD20110707

 

EPA tells coal-fired plants: Reduce pollution or shut down…The details of new EPA regulations, released Thursday, mandate reductions in power-plant emissions. ‘Old, decrepit plants’ without pollution controls must shut down, which some analysts say just accelerates the inevitable switchover from coal to natural gas….The Christian Science Monitor… Mark Clayton …http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/0707/EPA-tells-coal-fired-plants-Reduce-pollution-or-shut-down

Clean Air, Mortality and Cost: A Thought Exercise…New York Times… Felicity Barringer…http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/07/clean-air-mortality-and-cost-a-thought-exercise/

 

EPA Reduces Smokestack Pollution, Protecting Americans’ Health from Soot and Smog/Clean Air Act protections will cut dangerous pollution in communities that are home to 240 million Americans…U.S. EPA…http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/d0cf6618525a9efb85257359003fb69d/cedd944b946fdc5f852578c60055e818!OpenDocument

 

Here’s What They’re Saying About the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule …U.S. EPA …http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/d0cf6618525a9efb85257359003fb69d/fdf169d90e090520852578c600811344!OpenDocument

 

Environmental Justice Advocates Hail EPA Rule Providing More Oversight of Hazardous Waste Recycling…New York Times… John McArdle…http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/07/07/07greenwire-environmental-justice-advocates-hail-epa-rule-14131.html

 

Ethanol backers, foes strike compromise…The Arizona Republic… Gannett Washington Bureau…http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2011/07/08/20110708ethanol0708.html

 

Senators agree on plan to end ethanol tax credit …Arizona Daily Starhttp://azstarnet.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/article_3ca70572-b0a6-5a1b-94fd-d81f8871d1d7.html

 

EPA official says E15 gasoline is safe…Detroit Free Press… Aaron Kessler…http://www.freep.com/article/20110707/BUSINESS01/110707046/EPA-official-says-E15-gasoline-safe?odyssey=nav%7Chead

 

Marine Manufacturers Decry High-Ethanol Fuel Plan…The Log Newspaperhttp://www.thelog.com/news/logNewsArticle.aspx?x=12492

… Misdirection … Obfuscation … Corporate owned Congre$$ and Government bureaucrats are playing game$ …