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What Killed The Fish In Redondo Beach?

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0309-dead-fish-20110309,0,2606300.story Did you catch this news story yesterday? An amazing mass demise of small fish in Redondo Beach harbor. What caused this to occur? I immediately concluded mass suicide. I mean, it has got to be pretty depressing to be …
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An Examination of Environmentalists

I just came across a series of articles being published by the Washington Examiner this week, all dealing with the Environmentalist movement in the United States. See: loans with low interest rates http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/Examiner-Special-Report—Big-Green-Environmentalists-arent-really-about-clean-air-and-water-103848559.html I have yet to read all of …
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Bark Beetles Are Bad — Or Good

My thanks again to Los Angeles Times writer Bettina Boxall for another article on the complexities of biology. See: http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=8960849095184073652 As we noted at the beginning of last week, it’s fire season in southern California. Dead trees make much better …
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"If the World is Going to Hell, Why Are Humans Doing So Well?"

Today’s title is taken from an article posted on the Scientific American web site at: http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=if-the-world-is-going-to-hell-why-a-2010-09-01 It is a thought provoking piece, and I encourage you to read it. It’s pretty non-technical, and it’s only slightly longer than one of …
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Is Cap and Trade Okay With You?

I caught a brief segment on the Sean Hannity show over the weekend, related to the “Cap and Trade” legislation that has been percolating on Capitol Hill for the past several months. You can see the 6-minute piece at http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/hannity/index.html …
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The Microbes Will Inherit The Earth

Technical difficulties and personal scheduling conflicts have limited my blog production this week — I apologize. A couple of days ago, there was a terrific story in the LA Times. See: http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-oil-bacteria-20100825,0,1471710.story As we have related previously in this blog, …
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Algae: Our New Energy Friend?

Stop the presses! I actually just read a story in today’s LA Times that didn’t make me crazy. See: http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-biofuels-20100805,0,7105447.story (Note that today’s graphic is from the same story.) Consistent readers of this blog will recognize a few themes that …
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The Oceans Are Getting Clearer!

My first real job was a lab assistant position with the County of San Luis Obispo, while I was a senior in high school. My main duty was to clean laboratory glassware. That’s right: I was a glorified dishwasher. But …
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Who Is The Endangered Species Here?

Bettina Boxall of the Los Angeles Times reports today on a newly published report commissioned by the California State Water Resources Board, at http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-water-delta-20100722,0,2161458.story The report concludes that exports of water for humans in farms and cities must drop by …
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The Eagle Has Landed!

Today marks the 41st anniversary of Man’s first steps on the Moon. You can read more about this incredible Human accomplishment under the “This Day In History” tab at www.history.com — the History Channel’s web site. This event must have …
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"If We Can Put a Man on the Moon …"

I guess I should “fess up” right away: I have had it with people with no imagination. Today’s photo is of President John F. Kennedy, who had the imagination to see us get into space, and land men on the …
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What’s in Our Energy Future?

Did you know that the largest single consumer of electricity in California is the water industry? Today, water and energy are inextricably linked. But what does the future hold for us? It promises to pose an even greater linkage between …
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Is It Necessary to Destroy Humanity in Order to Save It?

In today’s LA Times, Greg Goldin shows us the real playbook of the extreme environmentalist: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-goldin-20100426,0,2186700.story According to Goldin, the Iceland volcanic eruption “did us an unheralded favor. Believe it or not, all that ash swirling into the upper atmosphere …
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Another NASA Scientist’s View of Global Warming

Thanks to my long time pal Dave for sending me this editorial from the National Review Online: http://article.nationalreview.com/432225/earth-day-turns-40/roy-spencer This NASA scientist has just published a book with the intriguing title, “The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the …
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Moderation in All Earth Day Things

We have all heard the expression, “Moderation in all things.” Among the first to espouse this philosophy was Aristotle, as expressed in his “Doctrine of the Mean.” (That’s mathematical average “mean,” not nasty “mean.”) In short, the wisdom being imparted …
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