Retraction request for Harvey et al. attack paper on Dr. Susan Crockford

Retraction request to Bioscience: FOIA emails document another harsh criticism of Amstrup’s 2007 polar bear model Essay by Dr. Susan Crockford (republished from her website https://polarbearscience.com )on Retraction request to Bioscience: FOIA emails document another harsh criticism of Amstrup’s 2007 polar bear model Today I sent a letter to the editors of the journal Bioscience requesting retraction…

New batteries for EV’s use “rust” for power storage

Renaissance of the Iron–Air Battery Jülich researchers show charging and discharging reactions during operation with nanometre precision Jülich, 3 November 2017 – Iron–air batteries promise a considerably higher energy density than present-day lithium-ion batteries. In addition, their main constituent – iron – is an abundant and therefore cheap material. Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich are among…

“Pseudoscience is embraced, it might be argued, in exact proportion as real science is misunderstood”… Except in the case of climate change.

Guest post by David Middleton This item on Real Clear Science caught my eye today… What Causes Science Denial?  Steven Novella, Neurologica Blog Dr. Novella discussed another paper which found that skepticism of the so-called scientific consensus regarding climate change cannot be explained by a lack of scientific literacy.  (The other recent paper was discussed…

Green California suffers from lack of urban trees – lowest per capita in US  

From the USDA FOREST SERVICE – PACIFIC SOUTHWEST RESEARCH STATION Despite city tree benefits, California urban canopy cover per capita lowest in US Trees in California communities are working overtime. From removing carbon dioxide and pollutants from the air, intercepting rainfall and increasing property values, California’s 173.2 million city trees provide ecosystem services valued at $8.3…