THE NEW FORTY Gender and climate change...
Some days I wonder if I am alone if my oddity. I seem to be humored by some things that I don't think others even give a passing thought. This would explain why I often crack myself up only to see ... Posted on 4/10/13 at 10:43 PM
NEW PLATEAUS Problem-solvers vs. Doomsdayers
It seems that everywhere you look the end is near. The scientist tells us of imminent environmental catastrophe; economists say we're headed for financial disaster; the politician claims a nightmare a... Posted on 6/22/12 at 11:11 AM
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS UND to celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday
The University of North Dakota has lots to celebrate this coming Earth Day and invites the community to share the festivities Wednesday.
As one of the nations leading lights in the college sustainabi... Posted on 4/17/12 at 7:51 AM
STORM TRACKER October in September
The warmest temperature so far this month was the 75 degree high recorded on September 1. Therefore, we have yet to hit 80 degrees. Fargo Moorhead averages six 80 degree days in September. There have ... Posted on 9/13/10 at 11:04 AM
The world's poorest countries, inundated by rising seas and worsening disasters, made a last ditch plea for financial help early Saturday as negotiators at United Nations climate talks struggled to reach an ambitions deal to combat global warming.
In North Dakota, I’m sure many will continue to blithely believe global warming is a hoax, and most of us will remain comfortable and guilt-free in burning more “clean” coal, more crude and more natural gas so that we — far removed from any coastline or harbor — can continue to enjoy cheap and plentiful energy.
Why is it that our huge national debt, which unfairly saddles future generations with such an enormous problem, is given such great emphasis when the very real threat from global warming, affecting future generations in a much more profound and dangerous way, is given such short shrift?
It's the first time since 1990 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has revised the official guide for the nation's 80 million gardeners, and much has changed. Nearly entire states, such as Ohio, Nebraska and Texas, are in warmer zones.
An international team of scientists says it's figured out how to slow global warming in the short run and prevent millions of deaths from dirty air. And they say their proposals would save more money than it would cost.
Negotiators from Europe, tiny islands threatened by rising oceans and the world's poorest countries sought to keep alive the only treaty governing global warming and move to the next stage, struggling against an unlikely alliance of the United States, China and India. Bleary-eyed delegates worked through the night and all day today, and the two-week U.N. conference stretched past the hour it was supposed to end, with the negotiators looking ahead to a second and final night of meetings expected to last until dawn Saturday.
Economics, not Minnesota’s efforts to achieve clean electricity, is coal’s basic problem.
We have the poorest quality coal in the world and the best quality wind.
Why should taxpayers foot the bill to promote the former at the expense of the latter?
The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated, a sign of how feeble the world's efforts are at slowing man-made global warming.
“Minnesota’s Next Generation Energy Act has direct and serious consequences for North Dakota,” North Dakota Attorney General Stenehjem said Wednesday when he announced the federal lawsuit. Stenehjem long has threatened the suit, but held off to see if the Minnesota Legislature would overturn some of the state’s carbon dioxide emission restrictions adopted in 2007. Lawmakers passed a bill earlier, but Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed it.
A prominent physicist and skeptic of global warming spent two years trying to find out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong. In the end, he determined they were right: Temperatures really are rising rapidly.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article. GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry told New Hampshire voters Wednesday that he does not believe in manmade global warming, calling it a scientific theory that has not been proven.
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