Archive for February 2010

If George Will has any scientist friends, or might have the temerity to try and befriend, or at least speak with, one or two, he might learn something of substance from them, and then be able to respond with some substance of his own about climate change. Heck, Will has written a lot about baseball […]

Rogue waves are the subject of an interesting explanation here, by Steve Lyon at the Weather Channel: … First the definition of a “rogue wave” is, in a nut shell: a freak wave, monster wave, killer wave, extreme wave that is large and spontaneous on the ocean surface. Just the name rogue insights all kinds […]

The State of Vermont was lied to, under oath, by nuclear power officials, and that’s one reason why the Vermont Senate voted to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, as discussed here in the NY Times. The larger point is that, if  such lying (or misstatements, as the attorneys would have it) occurs under […]

Let Green America know about airline recycling practices using their form here. The idea, as noted on their website, is they will take this information from consumers and use it in a follow up report on the industry

Even the Governator was at the event, the unveiling of fuel cells made by Bloom Energy, funded by a well-known venture capital group. As the San Jose Mercury News report about the event discusses, fuel cells are promising, but …they’re not cheap: The commercial-scale boxes, which look like a big refrigerator, cost $700,000 to $800,000. […]

It’s in the news a lot, but it’s not the end of the story. The Vancouver Sun has an article on the up to 100,000 free condoms to athletes and officials housed in the Vancouver and Whistler athletes villages during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. …

As detailed in the WSJ here, regarding that recommendation that everyone of a certain age take a little aspirin every day: Public-health officials are scaling back official recommendations for the painkiller to target a narrower group of patients who are at risk of a heart attack or stroke. …

Sachel Paige, the baseball player famous for his quick wit and laid back approach to life, used to make the TV talk show circuit. He’d often recite some of his famous quotes. One I remember is Never run anywhere. I’ve not been able to verify that one, but there are some other good ones on […]

The Hill reports how pop groups, including the Black Eyed Peas, are helping get across the need for climate and energy legislation. For example, they write that On Tuesday afternoon, will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas is slated to announce a new partnership between the popular band and three groups including the League of Conservation […]