September 2016 is two and a half years from now. If NASA's lucky it'll wear out and stop functioning by then. If not then probably a big hue and cry will arise and funding will be found to keep it going.
It turns out that sure, you could - if there was some legal equivalent to corporate personhood to protect your rights in this situation. Otherwise you wouldn't be correct in that assertion.
I fail to see how my rights are curtailed in any way by the corporation I'm associated with not having all the rights you seem to think they should have.
I'm not saying that corporations shouldn't have any rights. There is good reason to grant corporations a limited amount of personhood so they can be treated as a single entity legally and so their investors have liability limited to what they've invested in the corporation but that's about all the rights they need as far as I'm concerned.
I think by treaty Antarctica is a nuclear free area.
One thing to keep in mind is that these towers would be set in ice that is moving so they would have to realigned regularly. The ice at the South Pole is moving about 10 meters per year toward the Weddell Sea.
Finding a sea lion head surprised me considering how much lower sea levels were at the time.
A newer, safer tank car has been designed and is available but the railroads don't have any mandate to use it and are only slowly replacing the thousands of older models as they age out of the fleet.
I think the article is more about the oil from the Bakken fields in North Dakota, USA than any Canadian production.
The EROEI is much lower for tar sands oil than other petroleum sources. It takes a lot of energy to liquify the tar sands and it has to be diluted or kept warm to pump via a pipeline.
I would prefer the KXL pipeline doesn't get built but in the end I'm not sure it matters. This is a problem that needs to be tackled from the demand side. As long as there is strong enough demand the supply will be provided one way or another (until it runs out or gets to costly to use). If demand is reduced enough the KXL just becomes another albatross.
The reason more refineries haven't been built in the USA is because we already have enough. The ones that exist have had no problem keeping up with demand. It wouldn't surprise me if some existing refineries have been upgraded to higher capacity though.
People say this all the time but an ICE is one of the least efficient ways to generate electricity, especially in the fossil fuel genre.
A buses cross sectional area may be 3 times that of a car but it's capable of carrying 8 or 10 times the number of passengers so it still wins for efficiency.
Excellent comment but I still find it grating when the word "break" gets used where "brake" is correct and vice versa.
California at present gets less than half of its electricity from fossil fuel sources and most of that is from natural gas. According to Wikipedia in 2011 8.4% of their electricity was from coal and 36.5% was from natural gas. I can only presume based on California politics that those percentages have dropped a bit since then.
Now if we can just protect it from Google spying.