Too late for Oregon’s coal terminal: Exporting US coal to Asia could drop emissions 21 percent

Not that weepy Bill McKibben would care anyway, he doesn’t do reality. Oregon denies permit for new coal port–huge victory for folks who have done great organizing http://t.co/0DyKUnGCE4 — Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) August 18, 2014 From Duke University Superior energy efficiency of South Korean plants, and choice of replacement fuels in US, are key to…

NOAA: Lots of land cover change in coastal areas seen

From NOAA: NOAA analysis reveals significant land cover changes in US coastal regions Land Cover Atlas helps communities ‘see’ vulnerabilities and craft stronger resilience plans A new NOAA nationwide analysis shows that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 square miles in coastal regions–an area larger than the state of Wisconsin–experienced changes in land cover, including a…

Revising the Sunspot Number

“AZleader” writes at “Inform the pundits”. Austin, August 16, 2014 – A rare spotless day on the sun on July 17-18, 2014 triggered public speculation that an already stunted Cycle 24 was nearly over. Such is not the case. Defying the odds for so late in a sunspot cycle, another solar sunspot maximum was set…