The 21st Century: Our Journey to Immortality or Extinction

October 15, 2016 – It is the Ides of October and I have resolved after seven years of writing this blog to attempt a synthesis of much of its content into a book which will bear ... Continue Reading →

14 Year Study of Genetically Modified Soybean and Corn (Maize) Yields Interesting Results

October 10, 2016 – Research at University of Virginia, Kansas State, Michigan State and Iowa State Universities studying the period from 1998 to 2011, assembled directly-observed ... Continue Reading →
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Climate Change Deniers Talk About the Benefits of Carbon Dioxide to Plants

October 5, 2016 – I received the following from the David Suzuki Foundation. It was entitled “Carbon dioxide: Pollutant or plant food?” Some climate change deniers ... Continue Reading →
Reservoir on Snake River. Credit: Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services

Dams Have an Unintended Consequence: Methane Emissions

October 1, 2016 – Hydroelectric projects exploit the power of rivers by damming them up and creating an artificial drop to exploit the energy generated from the descending flow. ... Continue Reading →
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Target Malaria Could Become Target Zika, Target Chikungunya and Other Mosquito Transmitted Diseases

September 8, 2016 – When the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it was increasing its financial contribution to Target Malaria, a project focused on mosquito-killing ... Continue Reading →
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David Suzuki Asks How Much Food Can Cities Produce?

August 26, 2016 – In the latest email from the David Suzuki Foundation, it looks at urbanization, climate change, and food production pointing to a future where cities become ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Evaptainers Keep Food Cool Without Electricity

August 26, 2016 – A Massachusetts-based company that owes its origin to a class project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has created a refrigerator that works without ... Continue Reading →
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Hot and Hotter are the Two States of Climate the World is Experiencing These Days

July 24, 2016 – It’s getting a bit mind-numbing to read these days that the latest month is statistically the hottest the world has ever recorded. NASA and NOAA scientists ... Continue Reading →
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Demonetizing Our Living Costs – Peter Diamandis Talks About Technological Socialism

July 18, 2016 – In the latest email I received from Peter Diamandis, founder of the Ansari XPrize he talks about the rapid demonetization of the cost of living. What does that ... Continue Reading →
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Greenpeace Assailed by Scientific Community for Stand on GMO Crops

July 3, 2016 – Greenpeace epic stand on saving whales is the organization’s most significant accomplishment to date. The effort to protect whales is much appreciated by ... Continue Reading →