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Campus Question – April 10, 2017

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today … well: A paying passenger was assaulted for refusing to yield his seat to an airline employee. Since no one volunteered to leave the flight, he was “randomly chosen by a computer” to volunteer his seat. When he refused, saying he was a doctor who needed to see patients in the morning, police were called to forcibly remove him. The man’s head was slammed into his armrest, and other passengers said he was barely conscious as he was dragged off the plane. The flight was delayed two hours, in part to...

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Eco News Roundup: April 9, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Agriculture is depleting world aquifers, new satellite measurements show Unsustainable pumping of groundwater for irrigated agriculture is acclerating rapidly around the world, according to new research that matches crop production statistics against high-tech measurements of aquifer drawdowns. Agriculture’s heavy demand on the world’s freshwater resources is well understood from the output end — of all water consumption for all uses, the United Nations estimates, 70 percent goes to produce food. h/t Linda Lee Suppressed memo shows many failings in Corps...

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Eco News Roundup: April 2, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. A Halo of Storms and Heatwaves — New Study Confirms that Global Warming is Wrecking the Northern Hemisphere Jet Stream The Earth is warming, the weather is growing more extreme, and from the observational perspective, it appears that the Northern Hemisphere Jet Stream has undergone some seriously disturbing changes. Over the past five years, this subject has been one that’s spurred heated debate among scientists, meteorologists, and global climate and weather watchers. Now, a new model study finds that it’s...

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The UNFCCC Interactive Guide to Climate Change

The UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) is holding a global meeting this week in Bonn. They have published a remarkable interactive guide to climate change, the Protocols, the technology, the science and more. You can wander among many topics of interest, beginning at this portal. UNFCCC Interactive Guide to Climate Change Or, if you like, review COP23, the meeting and discussions. Read more at link...

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Eco News Roundup: March 26, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Low snow drives Iditarod north for third time For only the third time since its inception in 1974, Alaska’s famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicked off in Fairbanks—250 miles north of the traditional start in the southern coastal city of Anchorage. Iditarod Trail Committee officials announced the decision in February, citing “poor conditions of critical trail areas in the Alaska Range,” as the reason behind the shift north. … Each time the race has been forced to re-route—the other...

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