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  • NorthWestern University [Man with a gun?] (Update: false alarm)

    03/14/2018 12:58:56 PM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 28 replies
  • Mystery of three-fingered skeletal remains (trunc)

    03/12/2018 10:14:39 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 77 replies ^ | March13, 2019 | Kelly-Ann Mills
    ... discovered beside baby mummy as tests 'reveal they are NOT human' Could they be aliens? Mystery of three-fingered skeletons as tests 'reveal they’re NOT human' Bizarre skeletal remains with just three fingers and three toes have been found in Peru alongside a nine-month-old baby mummy. The mysterious remains have been named Maria by a research team. Tests reportedly reveal that Maria is humanoid - because she does have 23 chromosomes - but she does have a number of things that mean she is not human. Professor Konstantin Korotkov, from the Russian National Research University says he has also seen...
  • Climate change could slowly alter Northeast forests

    03/12/2018 9:28:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | March 12, 2018 | by MATT MARKEY
    BENEDICTA, Maine - An autumn drive through the rugged forests of New England and eastern Canada presents a convincing case that this is the place where postcard images are made. Looking deeper, biologists see red flags and hear the clanging of alarm bells. “When I see that forest, I see change,” said Justin Richardson, a biogeochemist and assistant professor in the University of Massachusetts. Mr. Richardson, who conducted extensive research on the changing climate and its impact on the forests of the region as part of his doctoral work in Dartmouth College’s Department of Earth Sciences, led a 2016 study...
  • Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest

    03/12/2018 9:17:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 12, 2018 | By SOMINI SENGUPTA
    KAKUMA, Kenya - These barren plains of sand and stone have always known lean times: times when the rivers run dry and the cows wither day by day, until their bones are scattered under the acacia trees. But the lean times have always been followed by normal times, when it rains enough to rebuild herds, repay debts, give milk to the children and eat meat a few times each week. Times are changing, though. Northern Kenya has become measurably drier and hotter, and scientists are finding the fingerprints of global warming. According to recent research, the region dried faster in...
  • Senate Officials Confirm John McCain Expected to Step Down from U.S. Senate

    03/08/2018 9:33:52 AM PST · by b4its2late · 180 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 3/8/2018 | Admin
    Sen. John McCain is not expected to return the Washington D.C. politics, according to several sources who are closely monitoring his health and medical treatments at his ranch in Arizona. In fact, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is already in the process of selecting a candidate to run for McCain’s senate seat in a special election after McCain’s expected retirement from the Senate, sources said. Candidates were contacted this week in fact as Democrats jockey to find new blood to oppose the GOP-held seat in Arizona. “At this point, we are coming to terms that McCain is done here (in...
  • Amid Storms' Destruction, Climate Bill Pressure Grows On Mass. House

    03/08/2018 11:46:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    WBUR Public Radio ^ | March 7, 2018 | by Colin A. Young
    While crews shore up seawalls and coastal infrastructure and residents brace for another powerful storm, a coalition that includes architects, engineers, planners and downtown Boston businesses is putting pressure on the House to pass a bill requiring the state to plan for the effects of climate change. The Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Coalition sent a letter Monday to all state representatives urging them to reach out to House leadership and ask for action on a bill (S 2196) requiring the state to develop a comprehensive adaptation management action plan in response to climate change. The coalition — which includes dozens...
  • North Idaho schools cut through the climate debate by teaching kids to think like scientists

    03/08/2018 11:41:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Pacific Northwest Inlander ^ | March 8, 2018 | By Wilson Criscione
    Somewhere in the process of digging down through 7 feet of snow near the top of a mountain, measuring the snowpack and jotting down numbers, Cheyenne Kiecker discovered something that, for her, felt impossible: Maybe she does like science after all. In February, Kiecker and her classmates studied the snow at Lookout Pass in North Idaho. She learned how the snow impacts the runoff into streams and rivers and lakes, how it affects the fish and the spring foliage, how it changes the wildfire season. And she's learned that in recent decades, the snowpack in the very spot she and...
  • Fisheries output to plunge unless global warming reeled in

    03/08/2018 11:23:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 8, 2018 | by Alister Doyle
    OSLO - Global fisheries output will slump by 20 percent by 2300 and by 60 percent in the worst-hit North Atlantic region if governments fail to slow long-term global warming, a U.S. team of scientists said on Thursday. Unchecked long-term warming would thaw sea ice around Antarctica and disrupt ocean currents, winds and the growth of tiny plankton, the report found. Worldwide, ever more nutrients would sink to the ocean depths, away from fish near the surface. “Marine ecosystems worldwide will be increasingly starved for nutrients,” lead author J. Keith Moore of the University of California, Irvine, told Reuters of...
  • Women key to fight against climate change

    03/06/2018 8:31:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | March 6, 2018 | by Stefan Möhl
    Growing up in a South African township, Ndivile Mokoena realized early that women, children and society's poorest are hit hardest by environmental issues. Now she works for gender equality and climate justice globally. Women are more likely to die as a consequence of drought, flooding or heat waves. And - as long as political and economic power lies with men - they will continue to find it more difficult adapt to dramatic changes in their environment resulting from climate change, says climate and gender activist, Ndivile Mokoena. Mokoena works for GenderCC, an organization that promotes gender equality in climate protection...
  • Models show global warming could be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius

    03/06/2018 8:25:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | March 5, 2018 | By Brooks Hays
    Scientists have developed new models to better understand how governments can work together to ensure global warming is limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2100. The different models consider a variety of political, socioeconomic and technological factors, including the impacts of economic inequality, energy demand and regional cooperation. The models considered five different so-called Shared Socioeconomic Pathways, or SSPs. A critical value of the paper is the use of the SSPs, which has helped to systematically explore conditions under which such extreme low targets might become attainable," Keywan Riahi, energy program director at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis...
  • Bangladeshi women to receive funding for protection from climate change

    03/05/2018 8:21:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | March 5, 2018
    Thousands of women in Bangladesh will receive financing to develop livelihoods that can withstand the effects of climate change in one of the world's hardest-hit countries, the United Nations said. Women and girls in the disaster-prone coastal districts of Satkhira and Khulna will receive assistance from US$33 million (S$44 million) provided by the UN's Green Climate Fund and Bangladesh's Ministry of Women and Children's Affairs. "The rising sea level is a major threat to these areas," Mamunur Rashid, a climate change specialist at the UN Development Programme (UNDP), said from Dhaka. "Women are disproportionately affected by the impacts," Saleemul Huq,...
  • Why what we eat is crucial to the climate change question

    03/05/2018 8:15:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 5, 2018 | by Ruth Khasaya Oniang'o
    Did you know that what’s on your plate plays a larger role in contributing to climate change than the car you drive? When most wealthy people think about their carbon footprint, or their contributions to climate change, they’ll think about where their electricity and heat come from or what they drive. They’ll think about fossil fuels and miles per gallon, about LED lights and mass transit – but not so much about combine harvesters or processed meals or food waste. Few consider the impacts of the food they eat, despite the fact that globally, food systems account for roughly one...
  • Health savings outweigh costs of limiting global warming: study

    03/05/2018 8:06:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | March 4, 2018
    The estimated cost of measures to limit Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions can be more than offset by reductions in deaths and disease from air pollution, researchers said on Saturday. It would cost $22.1 trillion (17.9 trillion euros) to $41.6 trillion between 2020 and 2050 for the world to hold average global warming under two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), a team projected in The Lancet Planetary Health journal. For the lower, aspirational limit of 1.5 C, the cost would be between $39.7 trillion and $56.1 trillion, they estimated. But air pollution deaths could be reduced by 21-27 percent to about...
  • Climate change could ravage waterfront by 2100, so Portland plans to fight back

    03/04/2018 7:21:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    The Press-Herald ^ | March 4, 2018 | BY KELLEY BOUCHARD
    In less than 100 years, strolling from shop to shop along Commercial Street in Portland or running with your dog on Willard Beach in South Portland could become something folks did in the old days. Based on the latest tidal trends, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that by the year 2100, those areas will be under at least a foot of seawater at high tide on a calm day. Under this grim scenario, Willard Beach would disappear, showing up once in a while as a narrow strip of sand at extreme low tides. The indomitable brick buildings on...
  • Warming trends: Climate change to shorten Mt. Spokane’s season

    03/04/2018 7:15:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | March 4, 2018 | By Becky Kramer
    Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park’s parking lot was packed with cars on a recent weekday morning. Skiers strapped on boots amid a light snowfall, anticipating a powder day on the slopes. At the top of the chairlifts, the snow pack was about 8 feet deep – close to the seasonal average for the nonprofit ski hill in Spokane’s backyard. Future decades won’t be so kind to the resort on Mount Spokane. New research from Oregon State University indicates that today’s young skiers could see significant changes in snowpack by the time they reach middle age. By the end of...
  • Delingpole: NOAA Caught Adjusting Big Freeze out of Existence

    02/20/2018 7:01:46 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Feb 2018 | JAMES DELINGPOLE
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has yet again been caught exaggerating ‘global warming’ by fiddling with the raw temperature data. This time, that data concerns the recent record-breaking cold across the northeastern U.S. which NOAA is trying to erase from history. If you believe NOAA’s charts, there was nothing particularly unusual about this winter’s cold weather which caused sharks to freeze in the ocean and iguanas to drop out of trees.Here is NOAA’s January 2018 chart for Northeast U.S. – an area which includes New England along with NY, PA, NJ, DE and MD.
  • How white nationalists fooled the media about Florida shooter

    02/17/2018 5:33:08 PM PST · by spintreebob · 26 replies color of ^ | 2-16-2018 | Shawn Musgrave
    ABC, AP and others ran with false information on shooter’s ties to extremist groups. Following misrepresentations by a white nationalist leader and coordinated efforts by internet trolls, numerous researchers and media outlets spread a seemingly false claim that the man charged with killing more than a dozen people at a Florida high school belonged to an extremist group. Law enforcement agencies say they have no evidence so far to support this claim, and the rumor appears to have been perpetrated by white nationalist trolls themselves.
  • Outrage as fake pics circulate online of racially motivated 'assaults' at Black Panther [tr]

    02/17/2018 4:02:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 16, 2018 | Matthew Wright
    Some people just have to ruin a good thing! Social media trolls are trying to fan the flames with outlandish claims that they were assaulted by Black people when going to see Black Panther, this opening weekend. The incendiary post mostly show pictures of battered white women, including White House staffer Rob Porter's ex-wife Colbie Holderness, with statements about violence that ensued when they tried to see the critically acclaimed movie.
  • San Jose unveils new climate plan

    02/16/2018 6:12:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | February 15, 2018 | By EMILY DERUY
    As part of a sweeping new climate plan to make San Jose more environmentally friendly, the city is angling to become one of the first in the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet the levels outlined in the ambitious Paris Agreement. The city will launch San Jose Clean Energy - an alternative to PG&E known as a community-choice energy program - later this year. On Thursday, Mayor Sam Liccardo said the city will make 100 percent emission-free electricity available to everyone who participates in the program. By 2030, Liccardo said, the city plans to reduce carbon emissions from...
  • Winter-white animals under threat from global warming

    02/16/2018 6:02:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | February 16, 2018 | by Ruby Russell
    Global warming is leaving animals who take on a white coat in winter exposed as snow cover retreats. But scientists say hot spots for "evolutionary rescue" could see them adapt. There are 21 species of animals around the world that transform from brown in the summer to snowy white in the winter to blend in with their surroundings — from tiny prey animals like the Siberian lemming to the noble Peary caribou, which takes on a shaggy white coat in winter. But habitats with extreme seasons are among the most vulnerable to climate change. Winters are arriving later, and snow...