Feb 092017
 

Jay Inslee celebrated the advent of his second term as governor of the Evergreen State on the evening of Jan. 11, and I was there for personal reasons. Inslee and I were in the same high school graduating class in Seattle, as were both our wives.

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Iceland’s Latest Renewable Energy Project Is So Badass

 Posted by on 2016-10-21 at 15:00  climate change, energy, iceland, Reblog, science, travel  Comments Off on Iceland’s Latest Renewable Energy Project Is So Badass
Oct 212016
 

Iceland, land of elves and shark meat delicacies, is proving to be far more inventive than the rest of us when it comes to new energy technologies. Having already tamed its shallow geothermal resources, the chilly island nation is now trying to tap into the power of magma.

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A coffee shortage is looming — here’s how soon it could be extinct

 Posted by on 2016-08-30 at 17:22  climate, climate change, coffee, food, Reblog  Comments Off on A coffee shortage is looming — here’s how soon it could be extinct
Aug 302016
 

Coffee is more than just the crucial beverage that makes it easier to face the workday. It provides comfort, culture, and is an essential source of the caffeine that Harvard neuroscientist Charles Czeisler says makes modern life possible. 

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Was Venus once habitable?

 Posted by on 2016-08-13 at 23:49  astronomy, climate change, nasa, Reblog, science, space  Comments Off on Was Venus once habitable?
Aug 132016
 

(CNN)Imagine a mostly dead planet with a heavy, toxic atmosphere 90 times thicker than ours and surface temperatures that reach 864 degrees: hot enough to melt lead. That would be Venus, often called Earth’s twin because they’re similar in size. You couldn’t live there if you wanted to.

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Bee loss worsens as 44 percent of US colonies disappear over last year

 Posted by on 2016-05-10 at 17:31  bees, climate change, environment, food, News, Reblog  Comments Off on Bee loss worsens as 44 percent of US colonies disappear over last year
May 102016
 

Bees are continuing to die off in great numbers across the US, with rates increasing over the past year to a loss of 44.1 percent of all honeybee colonies, according to the preliminary results of a new study.

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