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Global Warming- Climategate
By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
Nature has its own ideas about our good intentions. Bananas appear to be on her current hit list as reported by the South China Morning Post.Climate Change and Corn in North Dakota
By Sierra Rayne
Over the past year-and-a-half, the mainstream media has taken note of increasing corn production in North Dakota since the early 2000s. And, of course, climate change is trotted out as the cause (i.e., the supposed warming is leading to more favorable growing conditions), but—as is far too often the case—much of the journalism is lacking a complete characterization of what is going on.The Climate Horse Race is a Statistical Tie
By Sierra Rayne
The past couple weeks have seen the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) release their latest datasets on global temperatures. Both the JMA and NOAA reported that June 2014 was the hottest June on record.Removing Coal from the Energy Mix
By News on the Net
A Commentary by Maureen Bader
In 2013, President Obama’s Climate Action Plan laid out a plan to make the U.S. a leader in the effort to address global climate change. In June 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated rules for cutting carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. One option to cut carbon emissions allowed by the EPA is for states to switch from coal-fired to natural-gas-fired electricity generation. Although the EPA’s recent rule might lead some to believe that the shift will occur in the future, some companies are already shutting down their Wyoming coal plants and replacing them with natural gas.
The surprising duo behind the Hamas missile map
By Guest Column
A new computer tool showing the trajectory of Hamas rockets fired at Israel from Gaza is not only getting traction on social media, but constitutes an example of Jewish-Arab public diplomacy coexistence in action.Squid sucker ring teeth material could aid reconstructive surgery, serve as eco-packaging
By American Chemical Society
Squid tentacles are loaded with hundreds of suction cups, or suckers, and each sucker has a ring of razor-sharp “teeth” that help these mighty predators latch onto and take down prey. In a study published in the journal ACS Nano, researchers report that the proteins in these teeth could form the basis for a new generation of strong, but malleable, materials that could someday be used for reconstructive surgery, eco-friendly packaging and many other applications.