Daily Archives: October 3, 2011

Surprising things and places in science, engineering and geography named “niggerhead”

By now we are all probably aware of the media flash-mob that has erupted over presidential candidate Rick Perry’s badly named hunting ranch leased plot near Haskell, Texas. There’s quite a story in the New York Times about it here. … Continue reading

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Possible earthquake early warning signal discovered

From the AGU: An atmospheric precursor to the recent Japan megaquake Most scientists believe that earthquakes are inherently unpredictable, and reports of various kinds of earthquake precursor signals have been difficult to verify. However, in a new study, Heki reports … Continue reading

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Back to the “drawing board” on glacial period carbon sinks

From Oregon State University News, more news of unsettled science. Nature study: Rising CO2 levels at end of Ice Age not tied to Pacific Ocean CORVALLIS, Ore. – At the end of the last Ice Age, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels … Continue reading

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Arctic cold yields “unprecedented Arctic ozone loss”

“What was different about this year was that the temperatures were low enough to generate ozone-depleting forms of chlorine for a much longer period of time.” And it is worth noting that the “unprecedented” only applies to the short satellite … Continue reading

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Hansen rakes it in

Disclosure Obtained by ATI Environmental Law Center Shows the Wealth Keeps Flowing for Dr. James HansenFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, October 3, 2011Contact: Paul Chesser, Executive Director, paul.chesser@atinstitute.orgAs it waits for the resolution of its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit ( http://bit.ly/nnKpxSContinue reading

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