Pale Blue Dot

Post have been pretty heavy here lately, and for good reason.  I came across this video at Gizmodo this morning and I figure there can’t be a much better way to describe our mutual responsibility to each other. We Are Here: The Pale Blue Dot from dmahr on Vimeo. Advertisements

Links for 4/11/10

The New York Times has a long piece on Mine Safety Regulation this morning. In a tangentially related link, Treehugger has a series of satelite photos of an area of West Virginia that’s undergone Mountain Top Removal Mining.

Upper Big Branch Mine Blast News Coverage 4/9

From the New York Times we get a compelling description of the economic bind that coal miners find themselves trapped in. Jason Linkins has a post at Huffington Post covering Blankenship and Massey Energy’s problems with safety regulations.  Linkins provides a number of links that I haven’t been able to follow up on yet. Huffington […]

When the Westboro Baptists came to Upper Big Branch

I wanted to take a moment to highlight a side note from the coverage of the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion.  From the New York Times we learn that the Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas church best known for its ongoing protest of homosexuality by protesting the funerals of dead soldiers.  The logic being that […]

News Coverage for Upper Big Branch Mine Blast 4/8

I’m continuing to collect news and internet coverage of the Upper Big Branch Mine Blast. New York Times coverage for the morning of 4/8. The New York Times takes a look at the complicated background and local loyalties surrounding Massey Energy Co. and its CEO Don Blankenship. CNN gives some background into one of the […]

Upper Big Branch Mine Blast News Coverage

I’m continuing to collect news and internet coverage of the mining tragedy at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal West Virginia.  Due to time constraints I’m playing catch up on some of these posts and they rightfully belong in yesterday’s post.  I’ll try to distinguish these in my links. New York Times story for […]