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Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Jan 10th, 2017

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.  Back in 1990, when we realized that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were depleting stratospheric ozone, the countries of the world signed the Montreal...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Jan 3rd, 2017

I love an inadvertent experiment that shows how the world works.   For years, electric power companies denied having much impact on nitric oxide emissions to the atmosphere, pointing to emissions...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Wed Dec 28th, 2016

About 18,000 years ago, vast sheets of ice covered most of Siberia, Canada and the northeastern United States. Then, suddenly, the ice began to melt. There was a reversal in...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Wed Dec 21st, 2016

Welcoming a new Holstein calf at Willow Brook, the Beneke family farm in Millerton, NY

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Dec 20th, 2016

“When you hear a scientist talk about ‘peer review’ you should reach for your Browning.”

                                 James Delingpole, writing for Breitbart, 28 October 2016

 

We should all hope this is...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Thu Dec 15th, 2016

The seeds for another year of Common Milkweed are disbursed on a sunny November day. This native wildflower is the sole food source for the Monarch Butterfly caterpillar.

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Dec 13th, 2016

More than 25 years ago, David Rind of NASA published a paper with compelling logic about the effects of global warming on drought.  He noted that most of the water that...

by Stephen Kaye in Environment
Mon Dec 12th, 2016

On November 8, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), at COP 22 (Conference of the Parties), reported that the past five years have been the hottest on record; each year was...

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