Wed, 2007-07-18 09:01Kevin Grandia
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A Spampology

Apologies for the nasty spam that has been getting through lately.

Somebody sicked a Denial of Service attack on us on Friday and we're still recovering.

Thanks to all those who have pointed out any they've come across in the comments section.

Think we should start a “DeSpamBlog” and go after these jerks.

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Wed, 2007-07-18 08:41Emily Murgatroyd
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It's Getting Hot in Here

The US National Climatic Data Center just released data that shows that the period between January and June of 2007 constitutes the second warmest on record for that time period.

During the same period, the Southeast has been the second driest on record.

H/T: Think Progress.

Tue, 2007-07-17 14:39Kevin Grandia
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Shell's Greenwashing Advertisements 'misleading'

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has been ordered to withdrawal 'misleading' advertising in Holland after the environmental group Friends of the Earth claimed the ads were a case of “greenwashing.”

The ads showing flowers emitting from smoke stacks made the claim that Shell's greenhouse gas emissions were being recycled and used to grow flowers in actual greenhouses. The Dutch Advertising Code Authority stated, “Shell suggests that all of these gases are recycled and that is not the case, so our committee found a misleading environmental claim.”

Tue, 2007-07-17 10:39Kevin Grandia
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So What's the "Smog"-o-sphere?

One of our readers just emailed asking who we would consider to be part of the “Smog”-o-sphere, the antithesis of the “DeSmog”-o-sphere.

Here's a few of the blog sites we keep our eye on:

Heritage Foundation Blog

CEI's Open Market Blog

Heartland Institute Blog

National Association of Manufacturer's Blog

NewsBusters

Amy Ridenour's National Policy Blog

Michelle Malkin's Blog

So there you go. The Smog-o-Sphere. Who did we miss?
Tue, 2007-07-17 09:35Kevin Grandia
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Around the DeSmog-o-Sphere

Here's some great posts we've come across from our friends and fellow DeSmoggers (p.s. if you want to be added to our blogroll, drop me a line at: desmogblog[at]gmail.com):

At Ecotality Blog, Adam Seigel writes:

Amid the discussions of Global Warming today and in the years to come, vigilance to language, to framing, to nuance is and will remain an imperative as we seek a path forward to a sustainable and prosperous energy future (Energize America).

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