World’s first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst, Norway 23 July 2017 The world’s first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off the north-east coast of Scotland. The revolutionary technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines. The Peterhead wind farm, known as Hywind,…

Spermpocalypse Now?

From Reason Are human beings about to become extinct due to falling sperm counts? Ronald Bailey|Jul. 26, 2017 5:40 pm The BBC headline blares, “Sperm count drop ‘could make humans extinct’.” The story is based on a new systematic review and meta-regression analysis of recent trends in both sperm concentration and total sperm count. The…

Plastics Yet Again

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   The New York Times has treated us to another episode of the Great Plastics-Last-Forever  Urban Legend in their recent article “The Immense, Eternal Footprint Humanity Leaves on Earth: Plastics” by the incredible Tatiana Schlossberg (here and here). The New York Times’ article breathlessly reports: “From the 1950s to today,…

The stupidest thing the federal government does

From The Spectator-Australia David Archibald   This is a tale of idiocy, full of facts and foreboding, signifying that the end times must be surely upon us. A bloke bought a sheep property of half a million acres in western Queensland for $2.0 million. Instead of running sheep on it, he now gets $350,000 per…

E&E Legal Wins Major Rulings in Two Separate Vermont Public Records Suits Involving AG’s Climate RICO Crusade

. For Immediate Release: July 27, 2017Contact: info@eelegal.org 202-810-2001 E&E Legal Wins Major Rulings in Two Separate Vermont Public Records Suits Involving AG’s Climate RICO Crusade Washington, D.C. – The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) has two freedom of Information Act cases pending against the Vermont Attorney General’s Office for records relating to…