California governor to declare end to drought

Table from Department of Water Resources (DWR) here Governor to Declare End of Drought By Nicole Garcia KMPH TV, Fresno. Fresno -  Thanks to our wetter than normal winter, Governor Jerry Brown is set to declare an end to California’s 3-year-drought. At Friant Dam, officials have been running flood release operations for more than a…

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The greens worst nightmare? A CO2 to Oil process

From the University of Minnesota: U of M researchers close in on technology for making renewable “petroleum” using bacteria, sunlight and carbon dioxide MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (03/23/2011) —University of Minnesota researchers are a key step closer to making renewable petroleum fuels using bacteria, sunlight and carbon dioxide, a goal funded by a $2.2 million…

MESSENGER Sends Back First Image of Mercury from Orbit

And it looks a lot like our moon…below is an artists rendition, and below the “Continue reading…” line is the actual image. From the MESSENGER website: Early this morning, at 5:20 am EDT, MESSENGER captured this historic image of Mercury. This image is the first ever obtained from a spacecraft in orbit about the Solar…

Communicating uncertain climate risks

Note to NSF: It isn’t the method of communication, it’s the message itself. See the latest Gallup Poll to see how global warming aka climate change has come in dead last for environmental concerns. From the National Science Foundation In wake of recent shifts in public opinion, researchers analyze climate change communication Despite much research…

A new form of hydroelectric power – no dam needed

From Stanford University: A unique idea that has great potential (pun intended). The only catch is that availability and quality of fresh water is one of the biggest environmental concerns now, way ahead of global warming. Stanford researchers use river water and salty ocean water to generate electricity Stanford researchers have developed a battery that…

Record Snow in Sierra – Near 200% of normal at Boreal Ski resort

“Milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms,” says the IPCC in 2001. Recent snows suggest much for AGW induced snow worries, but still the hype continues: “Heavy snowstorms are not inconsistent with a warming planet,” said Jeff Masters, director of meteorology for http://www.wunderground.com (source Breitbart) Heavy snow would be tragic if it weren’t so funny.…