Charlottesville was a Place of Fond Memories for My Family in Our U.S. Travels But No So Much Now

August 16, 2017 – Every once in awhile I reward myself with a rant. It usually is about climate change naysayers, or anti-vaxxers, or those who perpetuate false science led by ... Continue Reading →

Xenotransplants, Gene Manipulation, and Organ Regeneration: Who Will Win Out in This New Medical Space Race?

August 15, 2017 – I took a short leave from this blog site to attend a dear family friend’s wedding event in Cleveland over the weekend. My friend is a transplant surgeon. ... Continue Reading →

Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. Experiencing Sea Level Rises Six Times Faster Than Global Average

August 10, 2017 – A new research paper from the University of Florida published this week calculated sea level rise from south of Cape Hatteras to the Florida coast using data ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Augmented Reality Frees Up the Glove Compartment for Owners of New Genesis Automobiles

August 9, 2017 – When my wife and I took delivery of our new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, it came with two large manuals stowed away in the glove compartment. My dealer had given us a ... Continue Reading →

Climate Scientists Release Draft of Special Report in Fear That Current U.S. Administration Will Bury It

August 8, 2017 – A climate science draft report by the U.S. Global Change Research Program was released to the public this week. A product of scientists from 13 different federal ... Continue Reading →

Gene Altering Technique Used to Correct Congenital Heart Disease

August 7, 2017 – When my daughter was born back in 1984 she came into the world with a faulty heart. She had what is defined as a congenital (as in born with) disease that could ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New Device Can Harvest Water from Thin Air

August 5, 2017 – Back in April of this year an article appeared in the journal Science entitled, “Water harvesting from air with metal-organic frameworks powered by natural ... Continue Reading →

GreenCity Solutions Wants to Make City Air Cleaner and Easier to Breathe

August 4, 2017 – Toronto has an enormous tree canopy. If it didn’t, the summer heat island effect would be 1 or 2 Celsius degrees warmer than current. But for many concrete ... Continue Reading →

Want to Save the Planet from Aliens? Become a Planetary Protection Officer for NASA

August 3, 2017 – The 21st century will have job winners and losers. We know that automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence will impact traditional jobs while creating ... Continue Reading →

Almost 60,000 Suicides in the Indian Farming Community Attributed to Climate Change

August 2, 2017 – Those who study agriculture are more aware of climate change than most. They track and assess trends for incidents of extreme weather. They study rainfall patterns. ... Continue Reading →