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What Lies in the Melting Permafrost Worries Scientists

August 6, 2016 – If there is an unforeseen consequence to global warming it lies in the permanently frozen ground of the Arctic. At least it seemed that the ground would remain ... Continue Reading →

If You are Young and a Smartphone User Don’t Read This

August 5, 2016 – The latest research indicates that better than 50% of Internet users are addicted to digital devices. Highest addiction rates are in the age 13-24 group. According ... Continue Reading →
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If You are a Meat Eater Don’t Read This

August 5, 2016 – A new survey study points to a lower risk of death from eating plant rather than meat protein. The survey compiles results from 131,342 participants over a 32 ... Continue Reading →
Moon Express

Moon Express Cleared for Lunar Mission to Begin Commercial Mining

August 4, 2016 – Who owns the Moon? According to the Outer Space Treaty ratified by members of the United Nations in 1967, no one nation or individual. A further agreement in ... Continue Reading →
Zika in Miami

Scientists Predicted Zika Epicenter for U.S. Would be Miami

August 3, 2016 – In March 2016 scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) used computer models to predict where Zika transmission through mosquitoes would ... Continue Reading →

An Update to My Posting on Circular Economies and Sustainability

August 2, 2016 – In a posting on July 30th I wrote about circular economic strategies and their importance in helping business and governments define policy and implement practices ... Continue Reading →
1.5 or 2.0 Celsius and the difference in the delta

We Need More Input to Understand What the Delta Between 1.5 and 2.0 Means in Global Warming

August 1, 2016 – Daniel Mitchell, Rachel James, Piers M. Forster, Richard A. Betts, Hideo Shiogama and Myles Allen, researchers from University of Oxford, Leeds, Exeter and the ... Continue Reading →
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Lithium-Ion Batteries May Get an Energy Boost from MIT Engineers

July 31, 2016 – Today lithium-ion batteries are the mainstay of power storage for smartphones, computers and electric vehicles (EVs). The pros for lithium batteries remain the ... Continue Reading →

The New Goal of Governments in an Age of Climate Change: Build a Circular Economy

July 30, 2016 – What is a circular economy? It is an industrial economy whose material flows lead to 100% recycling and zero pollution. Material flows cover things biological ... Continue Reading →
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Zika in Miami – The First Cases in the U.S. Where Mosquitoes are the Transmitters

July 29, 2016 – It was only a matter of time before mosquito transmitted Zika reached the southern continental United States. The first four cases of local transmitted Zika have ... Continue Reading →