Category Archives: Science

The so-called Environmental Protection Agency

Tweet Interesting editorial in Nature today. It details a phenomenon that, sadly, is characteristic of this administration, thankfully now a lame duck.  I quote the editorial in full: The EPA’s tailspin The director of the Environmental Protection Agency is sabotaging … Continue reading

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The promise of biofuels: a lot of hot air?

Tweet I suppose we should have known it was all too good to be true.  What could be wrong with using plants for fuel?  They take carbon out of the air, so burning them up in the tank just puts … Continue reading

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Carnivals in town

Tweet Tired of sifting through the virtual world for interesting stuff? Blog carnivals in two pleasing, environmentally friendly colors are now online. Get your blue at Kate Wing’s blog, host this time around of the tenth monthly Carnival of the Blue, which … Continue reading

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A climate for conflict

Tweet As the evidence for ongoing climate change has grown incontrovertible, there is increasing urgency to the question of what these changes hold in store for us.  Some wondered why Al Gore and the IPCC should be awarded the Nobel … Continue reading

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As Garth would say, “Excellent!”

Tweet Top ten list – Excellent! I am honored to have received the Excellent blog award, bestowed after a rigorous screening and review process, and accompanied by a handsome prize consisting of the right to display proudly a small jpeg … Continue reading

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