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Two Charts Tell the Story of Climate Change in the 21st Century

June 17, 2016 – According to the latest data from the atmospheric observatory on Mauna Loa we can say goodbye to carbon dioxide (CO2) levels below 400 parts per million (ppm) ... Continue Reading →
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Protection of the Environment is Unequivocally a Legitimate Use of the Criminal Law

June 16, 2016 – A little over a week ago here in Canada an oil company attempted to have its case to overturn a federal regulation quashed by the Federal Court of Appeal. In ... Continue Reading →
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Bioethanol Electric Car – A New Technology to Give Consumers More Green Choices

June 15, 2016 – Nissan Motor Company is building an electric vehicle (EV) that gets its juice from bioethanol which during combustion produces hydrogen as a byproduct.  The exhaust ... Continue Reading →
AI and human values

The Key to Artificial Intelligence is Finding a Way to Program it for Human Values

June 14, 2016 – Artificial intelligence (AI) can be found everywhere these days in the computing world. If you use Google search you are accessing an AI tool. Watson, IBM’s ... Continue Reading →
Mars Dust Storms

Martian Dust Storms the Equivalent of Cyclonic Weather Systems on Earth But Operate Very Differently

June 13, 2016 – Mars has winter, summer and dust storm season. In a paper entitled, Interannual similarity in the Martian atmosphere during the dust storm season, appearing in ... Continue Reading →
SpaceX on Mars

Elon Musk Reveals How Earth Will Colonize Mars “SpaceX Style”

June 12, 2016 – To reach Mars from Earth requires a flight of between 54.6 and 401 million kilometers (34 and 249 million miles). The average distance between the two equals 225 ... Continue Reading →
Iceland CCS Project

Iceland Shows the World How to Turn Carbon Dioxide into Stone

June 10, 2016 – A pilot carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project in Iceland has demonstrated the ability to mineralize carbon dioxide (CO2) within basaltic lavas and hyaloclastites ... Continue Reading →
Gene drives mosquitoes

The Zika Virus, Malaria and Other Mosquito Delivered Diseases Adds Fuel to Science Sculpting Evolution

June 9 , 2016 – Altering the genetic structure of organisms is a power not to be taken lightly. But that is exactly what is possible today through advances in genomics. Because ... Continue Reading →
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How MIT Plans to Create a Better World

June 8, 2016 – Every university is a collection of bright minds focused on answering questions about what is yet to be known. But how many of them launch a campaign focused on ... Continue Reading →
Norway to ban gas and diesel cars

In 2025 Norway will Ban the Sale of Gasoline-Powered Cars, One of Several Moves to a Low-Carbon Future

June 7, 2016 – A country with a population of just over 5 million, and that owes its wealth to oil, is making the low-carbon economy turn to ban vehicles running on gasoline and ... Continue Reading →