Archive for November 2009

There’s a news release going around from a U of Illinois professor, Seung-Hyun Hong, regarding financial problems at the Post Office and attempts to stanch the flow of red ink. A basic solution is obvious, but it is not being discussed that I can see.

Recently, a letter (or rant, as per the magazine) to Wired Magazine, noted a newspaper hoax from 1835, in which one Richard Adams Locke duped the literate Western world into believing there were man-bats, unicorns, and upright beavers inhabiting the moon.

One of the sludge listserves recently sent around a link to a powerpoint presentation on a San Francisco “Bay Area Bisolids to Energy Partnership.” The talk was presented at an EPA Region 9 confab called “2009 Pacific Organic Residuals Symposium” (detailed here by EPA).  (Biosolids is sludge, by another name.) This presentation, taken on it […]

I’m getting emails pointing out that Al Gore is profiting handsomely from his investments in climate change businesses.  A quick check on the conservative blogosphere verifies talk in this regard. One good, recent article on the matter, reporting some questioning of Gore himself, appears in the Telegraph here.  They point out Gore has increased his […]

RealClimate.org has a good discussion of the recent flap over the emails of many prominent climate change scientists, which were pilfered from a server in England.  It seems the pilferers were also trying to get at  RealClimate.org’s server, as well, and that attack led to discovery of the breach. As they point out,

I had a chance some years ago to visit the Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima. It’s a sobering site. The official Japanese website for the museum is here, and there’s some good information on the museum here.  It’s worth looking through the official site, especially. It’s all done with real purpose, and is as if […]

There’s an email going around about someone almost dying from eating pancakes made from an old mix.  The email says a high school student … came so close to dying. Evidently this is more common then I ever knew. Check the expiration dates on packages like pancakes and cake mixes that have yeast which over […]

The Boston Globe reported recently on the radically reducing bat population.  Scary stuff. As they note in the article At least 1 million bats in the past three years have been wiped out by a puzzling, widespread disease dubbed “white-nose syndrome” in what preeminent US scientists are calling the most precipitous decline of North American […]

It’s important to keep delving into all documents concerning hydrofracking and New York state regulatory activities on permitting hydrofracking in the Marcellus shale.  (As far as I know, people only have access to a fraction of the existing, available documents, as I’ve bemoaned in the past.) I’ve dug in and found an important example of […]