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Headlines: U.S. Now World’s Top Producer of Oil

October 18, 2013 – If you think fossil fuels are going away because we are all more aware of the threat they represent to our global climate, well then check out this dose of ... Continue Reading →

Headlines: New Hybrid Device Makes Hydrogen Fuel from Sunlight and Sewage

October 17, 2013 – In the last week researchers at University of California Santa Cruz published a paper describing a self-sustaining hydrogen gas production technology that creates ... Continue Reading →

Micro-Loans, Crowdfunding, Bitcoins, Transfers and Exchanges in the 21st Century

I don’t know about you but it is pretty clear to me that money isn’t handled these days the same way it was before the advent of the Internet. Currency doesn’t seem ... Continue Reading →
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Environment Update: Climate Change, the World Bank, Indonesia and Coal

I read two stories about the World Bank and climate change this week. One stated that Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund of the World Bank, (seen ... Continue Reading →
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Agriculture Update: Thanksgiving Here in Canada Makes Me Grateful for What We Have

Why should we here in Canada be grateful on October 14, 2013, Thanksgiving Day? Because we live in a part of the world where there is abundant food, relatively clean air, and lots of ... Continue Reading →

Headlines: New Breakthrough in Biofuels Improves Output by 50%

October 13, 2013 – The article appeared in Nature, the weekly science journal, on September 30, 2013, and is entitled Synthetic non-oxidative glycolysis enables complete carbon ... Continue Reading →

Agriculture Update: GMO Crops Safe to Eat But a Challenge for the Environment

I have read so many diatribes about GMO foods, the Frankenfoods that Monsanto has released into the world of agribusiness, that I am more than sated from the consumption. But the misinformation ... Continue Reading →
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Headlines: Today is the 45th Anniversary of the First Manned Apollo Launch and a Day to Remember Scott Carpenter

October 11, 2013 – It is also a day to commemorate the second American astronaut to fly around the Earth, Scott Carpenter, who died yesterday at the age of 88. I grew up in the ... Continue Reading →
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Headlines: Oil Company Exec Says Knowledge of Geophysics Will Come in Handy for Carbon Capture

October 10, 2013 – Dirk Smit, Vice President of Royal Dutch Shell, heads up the Exploration Technology Division. Seen in the picture at the bottom of this posting, Smit spoke ... Continue Reading →

Water and Waukesha, Wisconsin – A Symptom and Freshwater Challenge

Waukesha, Wisconsin is a suburban community west of Milwaukee (see map below). In 2012 the population was 70,920. Waukesha is a relatively prosperous town with an estimated median household ... Continue Reading →