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Climate Change – New Records

SETH BORENSTEIN Published:  2012-03-26 The lower 48 states were 8.6 degrees above normal for March and 6 degrees higher than average for the first three months of the year, according to calculations by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with both...

Oil Depletion Protocol

As drafted by Dr. Colin J. Campbell WHEREAS the passage of history has recorded an increasing pace of change, such that the demand for energy has grown rapidly in parallel with the world population over the past two hundred years since the Industrial Revolution;...

What to plant based on Global Warming

Seth Borenstein He stands by the giant fig tree in his suburban Boston yard stands as an example: “People don’t think of figs as a crop you can grow in the Boston area. You can do it now.” The new guide also uses better weather data and offers more...

Resource Protectionism

As a policy agenda, protectionism is defended by three major arguments. The first is that protectionist policies like high tariffs and subsidies save jobs in domestic industries. This argument reasons that if a domestic industry, such as the steel industry in the...

April 2011 Record-setting for Tornadoes

RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Published: Aug 3, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. set a record for the most tornadoes within a month with April’s deadly storms. The final report for the month shows 753 twisters across the country, including a super outbreak on April...
Climate Change – Driest Day on Record

Climate Change – Driest Day on Record

2011-06-27 – Driest day in recorded U.S. history The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada issued a statement yesterday saying they had reached a record “dew point depression” of 129 degrees (or: low humidity of below 1%) when the local...

Biodiesel to Generate $70 Billion Year

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– In 2010 the revenues on the global market for biodiesel were estimated to be more than $18 billion, this index being projected to grow unprecedentedly in the coming years – the revenues are forecast to climb to the peak of $70...
Food vs. Fuel

Food vs. Fuel

Image above: Cartoon by Ramirez focusing on food shortages. By Tony C. Dreibus on 26 April 2011 for Bloomberg News – (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-26/food-costs-seen-reaching-record-by-year-end-as-world-inflation-accelerates.html) Global food prices may...

Yellowhorn in Saline

Xuefeng Wang  Hirafuji, M.  Res. Inst. of Forest Resource Inf. Tech., Chinese Acad. of Forestry, Beijing, China This paper appears in: Image and Signal Processing (CISP), 2010 3rd International Congress on Issue Date: 16-18 Oct. 2010 Volume: 4 On page(s): 1937 –...

New Technology for Better Biodiesel

Luis F. Cabea†, Lucinia V. Marconcini†, Giovanni P. Mambrini†, Rodrigo B. V. Azeredo‡, and Luiz A. Colnago*† † Embrapa Instrumentao, Rua XV de Novembro, 1452, So Carlos, SP, Brazil, 13560-970 ‡ Instituto de Qumica, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Campus do...