USGS finds data fraud, closes environmental chemistry lab

Misconduct has led to delays and 1 retraction in environmental quality measurements reports By Jessica Morrison (E&CN) Alleged misconduct and data manipulation at a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) laboratory may have affected thousands of environmental quality measurements processed between 2008 and 2014, according to the Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG). As many as 24…

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Brexit: Greenpeace, FOE fears a "Bonfire" of Green Regulations

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Evidence is mounting that Brexit, and possible “contagion” of the British exit from the EU, the empowerment of nationalist movements throughout Europe demanding their own exit referenda, is the worst nightmare come true for green groups which had been counting on the bureaucratic authoritarianism of the European Union to bind…

Why did agriculture start 13,000 years ago?

WUWT reader Susan Corwin writes: Because it would work as CO2 became plentiful! All the academic articles say: “and then agriculture happened”. The “accepted wisdom”/consensus is: ….here was no single factor, or combination of factors, that led people to take up farming in different parts of the world. But It is simple: it occurred because…

Naomi Klein: Trying to link Climate and Racism

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Naomi Klein has attempted to link climate, fossil fuels and racism, but in my opinion Naomi’s piece inadvertently embraces the ugly colonialist paternalism which she tries to insist we should reject. Naomi Klein on the racism that underlies climate change inaction … For the past three decades, since the Intergovernmental…