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By: Chris Stachelski, General Forecaster, Las Vegas Region.
What happens when climate variations and human actions such as land clearing, urbanization and unsustainable agricultural habits mix?
Gulf Oil Spill
A massive open online course ( MOOC ) is an online course aiming at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web . In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for the students, professors, and TAs. MOOCs are a recent development in distance education and often use open educational resources .
When people hear of the Great Garbage Patch(es), the mental image they have is something like this:
Scientists have long been studying the presence of plastic debris in the world's oceans, but when they searched the Great Lakes for the first time, the findings were alarming.
A John Deere combine harvests corn. USDA /Wikimedia Commons
The last half of this interview is really good: http://discovermagazine.com/2012/oct/21-geoffrey-west-finds-physical-laws-in-cities Q: Can your insights about the scaling laws of cities help us understand the impact of population growth and urban migration?
I'm a big proponent of protein. Eggs for breakfast, grilled chicken for lunch, lightly seared filet of salmon for dinner—I can't get enough. But even I have a limit, and that limit generally begins about the time I see exoskeletons, tentacles, pinchers, or stingers sticking out of my food. I realize that in some parts of the world, bugs are considered a reliable source of protein. But the people who eat those bugs do so willingly. It's a normal part of their diet.
This White Paper is a version of the one on the BrightPlanet site.
<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-26945" title="Edison2-auto-x-prize" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/autopia/2010/09/Edison2-auto-x-prize.jpg" alt="" width="660" height="442" /> It may look odd, but the ultralight Edison2 Very Light Car gets 102.5 mpg, it does so with good old-fashioned internal combustion and it’s just won the Progressive Automotive X Prize. The Very Light Car was among three innovative, if unusual, automobiles that shared the $10 million pot the X Prize promised to whomever built a production-ready vehicle capable of getting 100 mpg or its equivalent.
<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-39884" title="Edison2-Very-Light-Car-02" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/autopia/2011/11/Edison2-Very-Light-Car-02.jpg" alt="" width="660" height="442" /> CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — Oliver Kuttner is tired. He’s tired of your attitude. He’s tired of your conclusions. Mostly, he’s tired because he just returned from Germany and is so jet-lagged he’s almost drunk.
Close your eyes and imagine it’s 1979. A first-term Democratic president struggles with unemployment, malaise, high energy prices, and embassy trouble. The landscape of today looks like the landscape of then, but there’s one important thing missing: The compact pickup.
By HEATHER BAUGHMAN, Cresent-News Editor
Here is the article BTW
The U.S. government-corporate partnership has used its share of guns and terror to break Native Americans, labor union organizers, and other dissidents and activists. But today, most U.S.