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U.S. becomes global fossil energy giant feeding hungry world energy markets

U.S. becomes global fossil energy giant feeding hungry world energy markets

U.S. becomes global fossil energy giant feeding hungry world energy markets.
U.S. evolves into coal, gas and oil global energy giant supplying world’s hungry energy markets David Middleton’s excellent WUWT article addressing the resurgence of the American coal industry as well as the growing role of U.S. natural gas production in creating global gas export markets hits the nail on the head in demonstrating how dominant the U.S. has become in producing and supplying global energy markets at home and abroad with growing demands for fossil fuels.
By 2022, US production will be 890 bcm, or more than a fifth of global gas output.” The EIA AEO 2017 report shows the incredible climb of U.S. natural gas production brought about by the use of fracking technology that has made America the world’s largest natural gas consumer and producer.
These are extraordinary and globally significant changes in world energy resource production that the U.S. has created and yet the climate alarmist renewable energy activist mainstream media is absolutely silent on these significant changes and the major and dominant role now played by the U.S. regarding these global markets.
U.S. energy policy is on track to support and facilitate our countries role in helping to meet these huge existing and growing global energy market needs.
EIA energy data shows that in 2016 81% of total U.S. energy use was provided by fossil fuels.
Even in California the renewable energy hype capital of America total energy use in 2015 was provided 84% by fossil fuels.
Of all the energy used in Germany in 2016, 34% came from oil, 23.6% from coal, 22.7% from natural gas, 7.3% from biomass, 6.9% from nuclear, 2.1% from wind power, and 1.2% from solar.
Fracking has allowed the U.S. natural-gas industry to compete with coal in a way that wasn’t previously possible, lowering costs for everyone.” Thus Germany the EU model of renewable energy and climate alarmism political correctness has increased energy costs dramatically, failed to reduce emissions anywhere close to what the U.S. has done using free energy market drivers, continues to increase recent emissions because of the need to use coal fuel to meet energy demand, is incredibly dependent on importing the great majority of its energy and fuel from others and even today after spending tens of billions of euros on renewable mandates obtains more than 80% of its energy needs from fossil fuels.
Climate change, of course, is real and demons… Guest essay by Eric Worrall The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has rejected a motion to delay implementation of Obama era methane emission laws which limit allowed emissions from oil and gas drilling.

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Fracking is not worth the risk

Fracking is not worth the risk

Fracking is not worth the risk.
The commentary, “Fracking industry deserves our gratitude” by Victor Davis Hanson (Tribune, July 10) attempts to paint a rosy picture of a very dirty, extreme oil extraction industry.
Hanson states American drivers are saving more than $1,000 per year in gas money due to fracking but fails to cite the pollution contributions to our environment that will cost Americans much more in the future.
Fracking waste, otherwise known as produced water, has proven to be a high risk for groundwater contamination.
The re-injection of this toxic mix back into the ground has caused earthquakes here in California and Oklahoma.
We simply cannot risk our future for a small savings in gas money per year.
Poisoning American’s groundwater will cost much more and will affect our country in ways we likely don’t even recognize.
It is clear that clean renewable energy is our future and it’s time California joins the trailblazers of this new energy and stop investing in old, dirty energy.
Natalie Risner, San Luis Obispo Never miss a local story.
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Has fracking reached peak sand?

Has fracking reached peak sand?

Texas oil is booming, and so are the sand mines needed for fracking the wells.
Fairmount Santrol, an Ohio company, announced this week it will build yet another sand mine in the Permian Basin to churn out more Texas sand, which is mixed with water and chemicals to crack open the shale rock and release the crude oil.
Jamees West, an energy analyst at Evercore ISI in New York, said Halliburton’s decline in sand use is more a blip reflected by temporary sand shortages before new mines open up. “You’re still seeing increased amounts of sand being consumed overall,” West said.
Still, Miller’s comments caused the stock values of sand producers to plummet Monday as concern grows that new sand production is coming online.
Fairmount Santrol’s stock fell by nearly 15 percent on Monday before rebounding a little on Tuesday.
Most frac sand has historically come from the fine-grain “northern white” sand from Wisconsin and Minnesota, but the rapidly growing demand and longer travel distance have pushed companies to build more sand mines in Texas to serve the booming Permian Basin.
The proposed mine is expected to churn out 3 million tons of sand annually.
Fairmount is planning to spend $110 million to build the mine and have it opened by mid-2018.
Texas sand companies are growing as well.

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Pro-Adani Australian resources minister quits over dual citizenship

Pro-Adani Australian resources minister quits over dual citizenship

Pro-Adani Australian resources minister quits over dual citizenship.
Matt Canavan, who has strongly backed Adani’s Queensland mega-mine, is third senator in recent weeks to be caught out by dual citizenship rule The Australian government’s greatest champion of the Carmichael coal mine has quit cabinet after finding out his mother registered him for Italian citizenship.
Last week he told a panel show on ABC that the mine, which has applied for almost $1bn in federal loans and will set loose more annual carbon emissions than New York, should go ahead because the coal would be burned overseas and therefore would not affect Australia’s carbon emissions.
In April, he called one of Australia’s largest private banks, Westpac, ‘wimps’ for not standing up to environmental activists and changing their lending policy to rule out loans to the Adani mine.
Canavan is the third senator in recent weeks to discover dual citizenship and be forced to step down.
The two Greens senators, Larissa Waters and Scott Ludlam, quit the senate last week.
“According to the Italian government I am a citizen of Italy.
Until last week, I had no suspicion that I could possibly be an Italian citizen,” said Canavan.
The matter will now be referred to the high court to decide whether he can remain in the senate.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale said on Wednesday that Canavan’s case was no different to Waters and Ludlum and he should resign.

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Violent Video Of Boat Dragging Shark Sparks Outrage, Investigation

Violent Video Of Boat Dragging Shark Sparks Outrage, Investigation

Violent Video Of Boat Dragging Shark Sparks Outrage, Investigation.
Instagram/MarkTheShark Conservation officials in Florida are investigating a shocking video that shows a speeding boat dragging a shark as a group of people onboard laugh.
It shows a boat traveling at high speed while dragging a shark by a rope.
Individuals can be seen laughing at the shark as it tosses violently in the boat’s wake.
Quartiano told CBS 4 News that one of the people on the boat sent the video to him on Instagram looking for praise.
The user also sent Quartiano pictures of the shark’s carcass, according to local news station WESH 2.
“It should be against the law.” It is unclear if the shark was alive in the video.
Christopher Lowe, director of Cal State University of Long Beach’s Shark Lab, told HuffPost that the shark may have been a blacktip shark, which is legal to harvest in the state of Florida.
“The FWC has been alerted to a video circulating on multiple social media sites showing a group of individuals traveling at high speed on the water, dragging a shark behind the vessel,” Rob Klepper, the commission’s public information officer told the Bradenton Herald.
“This is just really sick, one of the most horrific things I have seen in 50 years or professional sport fishing,” Quartiano told the news station.

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The Post-Workout Dish This Healthy Chef Swears By

The Post-Workout Dish This Healthy Chef Swears By

The Post-Workout Dish This Healthy Chef Swears By.
Too often “healthy eating” is associated with bland foods such as steamed broccoli, egg whites, and celery sticks.
Churchill joined us in the kitchen to talk about how he finds a healthy balance—and to share one of his favorite post-workout meals: an easy hash that combines lean beef with Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes, plus an egg on top to seal the deal.
Brussels Sprout Sweet Potato Lean Beef Hash Recipe by: Dan Churchill Makes: 4 servings Ready in: 30 minutes
2 sweet potatoes, grated 2 cups Brussels sprouts, quartered Olive oil Pinch of salt and pepper 1 onion, sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 pound lean ground beef 1 tablespoon cumin, ground 1 tablespoon coriander, ground 1/2 cup beef stock 4 eggs
Place sweet potato on one half of the baking sheet and the Brussels sprouts on the other.
Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Allow to simmer for a couple of minutes.
Layer sprouts and sweet potato over beef mixture.
Top with fried eggs and olive oil.

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Solar not cheaper than coal, says former Coal India boss

Solar not cheaper than coal, says former Coal India boss

More efficient coal plants will hugely undercut renewable energy prices in the coming years, creating vast new demand for the most-polluting fossil fuel, a former chairman of Coal India has said.
The economics is simple: improving PLF of coal-based power plants from 60% to 85% could generate about 40% more power.
That means a potential 400bn units of additional coal power that will entail only the variable cost of fuel, which is measurably cheaper than the latest solar power bids by about Rs 0.6-1/kwh.
This itself would create an additional coal demand of some 250 million tonnes per annum (in 2016 nationwide consumption was 832Mt) to enable the coal sector to sustain its growth momentum.
Unlike most other large economies, India’s Paris pledge was tied to GDP.
Thus fossil fuel consumption growth allowable in line with INDC at COP21 is 3.9 times.
An INDC, or intended nationally determined contribution, is the term for pledges made to the Paris agreement.
We want to bring [poor people] out of poverty… And to that end, we’ll produce more energy.” India claims leeway in that its per capita emissions are much lower than those of China or the US.
All this translates into a humungous demand for power and thermal power continues to be the cheapest option – notwithstanding rapid strides in solar energy, other renewables and nuclear power.
According to the government, at least 25 coal mines will be auctioned in 2017-18.

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Stressed AF? Download This Meditation App for Instant Zen

Stressed AF? Download This Meditation App for Instant Zen

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Violent Video Of Boat Dragging Shark Sparks Outrage, Investigation

Violent Video Of Boat Dragging Shark Sparks Outrage, Investigation

Violent Video Of Boat Dragging Shark Sparks Outrage, Investigation.
Instagram/MarkTheShark Conservation officials in Florida are investigating a shocking video that shows a speeding boat dragging a shark as a group of people onboard laugh.
It shows a boat traveling at high speed while dragging a shark by a rope.
Individuals can be seen laughing at the shark as it tosses violently in the boat’s wake.
Quartiano told CBS 4 News that one of the people on the boat sent the video to him on Instagram looking for praise.
The user also sent Quartiano pictures of the shark’s carcass, according to local news station WESH 2.
“It should be against the law.” It is unclear if the shark was alive in the video.
Christopher Lowe, director of Cal State University of Long Beach’s Shark Lab, told HuffPost that the shark may have been a blacktip shark, which is legal to harvest in the state of Florida.
“The FWC has been alerted to a video circulating on multiple social media sites showing a group of individuals traveling at high speed on the water, dragging a shark behind the vessel,” Rob Klepper, the commission’s public information officer told the Bradenton Herald.
“This is just really sick, one of the most horrific things I have seen in 50 years or professional sport fishing,” Quartiano told the news station.

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Trump has stymied at least two dozen environmental rules.

Trump has stymied at least two dozen environmental rules.

Trump has stymied at least two dozen environmental rules.. That’s according to a new analysis by Scientific American.
The administration’s decisions to stay or place rules related to environment or energy policy under review look like an attempt either to defang them or to scrap them altogether.
However, the strategy might not work.
Earlier this month, a D.C. appeals court overturned one of those delays.
The judges ruled that an Obama-era regulation designed to limit methane leakage from oil and gas wells was essentially a law that had to be enforced.
Rather than staying it, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt would need to rewrite it.
The ruling offered an opening for environmental groups to challenge delays on other regulations that were being delayed — often so that industry could marshal new arguments against them.
For instance, the EPA is being sued over its decision to postpone the implementation of new ozone standards.
And the Bureau of Land Management is facing a challenge to its decision to push back monitoring of methane leaks due to oil and gas exploration on Native American land.
“We’re seeing so much sloppy work,” says George Washington University Law School Professor Emily Hammond.

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Two Dakota Access protesters say they purposely damaged the pipeline.

Two Dakota Access protesters say they purposely damaged the pipeline.

Two Dakota Access protesters say they purposely damaged the pipeline.. Today, outside offices of the Iowa Utilities Board, Ruby Montoya and Jessica Reznicek cited several instances where they used torches to cut through empty pieces of pipeline and pipe valves and burned construction equipment.
The pair’s activity started the night of November 8, Election Day.
After describing the vandalism, the pair began to remove letters from the Utilities Board sign and were arrested by state troopers.
“To all those that continue to be subjected to the government’s injustices, we humbly stand with you,” Reznicek said.
“And we ask now that you stand with us.” An Iowa Sierra Club lawyer condemned their actions.
Another activist thanked the two for their courage as they were carted away.
And a spokesperson for a pro-pipeline group called them “violent criminals.” Opinions seem as mixed as those over the pipeline itself.
Both Reznicek and Montoya have been arrested before for involvement in protests.
“The system is broken and it is up to us as individuals to take peaceful action and remedy it,” Montoya told reporters.

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We’ve Hit Yet Another Frightening Milestone For Carbon Dioxide

We’ve Hit Yet Another Frightening Milestone For Carbon Dioxide

We’ve Hit Yet Another Frightening Milestone For Carbon Dioxide.
The level of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere just keeps going up and up, in an ominous trend that suggests the ravages of climate change are only going to get worse.
Last Tuesday, the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii recorded its first carbon dioxide reading above 410 parts per million — specifically, 410.28 ppm.
The atmosphere hasn’t had similar levels of carbon dioxide in it for about 3 million years.
As the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere keeps rising, scientists are already warning that we could soon surpass records set 50 million years ago.
Carbon dioxide spewed into the air by burning fossil fuels is the key greenhouse gas contributing to climate change.
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Earlier this month, Pruitt said the U.S. should “exit” the Paris agreement because it’s a “bad deal” for the country.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2014 Even with a strong global commitment to reducing CO2, the stuff that’s already in the air will take a very long time to dissipate, and only then after concerted effort.
Only when emissions are cut in half will atmospheric carbon dioxide level off initially.” And even then, scientists agree, the effects of climate change will linger long into the future.

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Hawaii Becomes America’s First State To Adopt The Paris Climate Accord

Hawaii Becomes America’s First State To Adopt The Paris Climate Accord

Hawaii Becomes America’s First State To Adopt The Paris Climate Accord.
overnorhawaiigov Hawaii has become the first American state to pass environmental measures that adhere to the Paris climate agreement, just days after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the international pact.
“Truly, in this day and age, it is time for states and governors to lead,” Hawaiian Gov.
David Ige (D) said at a press conference on Tuesday, ahead of signing the two bills into law.
They also target agricultural practices with the goals of improving soil health and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, according to a statement from the governor’s office.
“Climate change is real, regardless of what others say.
Hawaii is seeing the impacts, first hand.” The Morning Email Wake up to the day’s most important news.
Sen. J. Kalani English (D), who introduced SB 559, recognized it as a “legal basis to continue adaption and mitigation strategies” for the state, “despite the federal government’s withdrawal from the treaty,” according to ABC News.
The bills’ signage came with the support of four Hawaiian county mayors, who have joined hundreds of other mayors across the U.S. in signing a commitment agreement.
“We will intensify efforts to meet each of our cities’ current climate goals, push for new action to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius target, and work together to create a 21st century clean energy economy,” declared the mayors, who referred to themselves as “Climate Leaders” in a statement following Trump’s decision to withdraw from the pact on Thursday.

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Dian Fossey, Famed Primatologist Slain In 1985, Featured In New Series

Dian Fossey, Famed Primatologist Slain In 1985, Featured In New Series

Dian Fossey, Famed Primatologist Slain In 1985, Featured In New Series.
Dian Fossey was a celebrated primatologist who was to gorillas what Jane Goodall has been to chimpanzees, until she was bludgeoned to death in Rwanda more than 30 years ago.
National Geographic will air the series, called “Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist,” this year.
A 1981 New York Times profile of Fossey and her colleagues described the three women as fearless researchers who loved the animals they studied.
“The three women pooh-pooh any thought of danger, for they are comfortable with their animals, who have never hurt them seriously, not even Dr. Fossey, who works with what the early explorers called ‘fearsome beasts’ and what she calls ‘the gentle giants,’” the story reads.
Robert I.M.
Campbell/National Geographic Her work came at a trying time for the species ― still listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
The case has never been solved and she is buried next to gorillas she studied during her time in Rwanda.
The new Nat Geo series will feature interviews with close friends of the primatologist, including photographer Bob Campbell and Fossey’s research assistant, Wayne McGuire, whom the Rwandan government tried in absentia for murder ― although the U.S. contested those charges.
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U.S. becomes global fossil energy giant feeding hungry world energy markets

U.S. becomes global fossil energy giant feeding hungry world energy markets

U.S. becomes global fossil energy giant feeding hungry world energy markets.
U.S. evolves into coal, gas and oil global energy giant supplying world’s hungry energy markets David Middleton’s excellent WUWT article addressing the resurgence of the American coal industry as well as the growing role of U.S. natural gas production in creating global gas export markets hits the nail on the head in demonstrating how dominant the U.S. has become in producing and supplying global energy markets at home and abroad with growing demands for fossil fuels.
By 2022, US production will be 890 bcm, or more than a fifth of global gas output.” The EIA AEO 2017 report shows the incredible climb of U.S. natural gas production brought about by the use of fracking technology that has made America the world’s largest natural gas consumer and producer.
These are extraordinary and globally significant changes in world energy resource production that the U.S. has created and yet the climate alarmist renewable energy activist mainstream media is absolutely silent on these significant changes and the major and dominant role now played by the U.S. regarding these global markets.
U.S. energy policy is on track to support and facilitate our countries role in helping to meet these huge existing and growing global energy market needs.
EIA energy data shows that in 2016 81% of total U.S. energy use was provided by fossil fuels.
Even in California the renewable energy hype capital of America total energy use in 2015 was provided 84% by fossil fuels.
Of all the energy used in Germany in 2016, 34% came from oil, 23.6% from coal, 22.7% from natural gas, 7.3% from biomass, 6.9% from nuclear, 2.1% from wind power, and 1.2% from solar.
Fracking has allowed the U.S. natural-gas industry to compete with coal in a way that wasn’t previously possible, lowering costs for everyone.” Thus Germany the EU model of renewable energy and climate alarmism political correctness has increased energy costs dramatically, failed to reduce emissions anywhere close to what the U.S. has done using free energy market drivers, continues to increase recent emissions because of the need to use coal fuel to meet energy demand, is incredibly dependent on importing the great majority of its energy and fuel from others and even today after spending tens of billions of euros on renewable mandates obtains more than 80% of its energy needs from fossil fuels.
Climate change, of course, is real and demons… Guest essay by Eric Worrall The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has rejected a motion to delay implementation of Obama era methane emission laws which limit allowed emissions from oil and gas drilling.

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Pro-Adani Australian resources minister quits over dual citizenship

Pro-Adani Australian resources minister quits over dual citizenship

Pro-Adani Australian resources minister quits over dual citizenship.
Matt Canavan, who has strongly backed Adani’s Queensland mega-mine, is third senator in recent weeks to be caught out by dual citizenship rule The Australian government’s greatest champion of the Carmichael coal mine has quit cabinet after finding out his mother registered him for Italian citizenship.
Last week he told a panel show on ABC that the mine, which has applied for almost $1bn in federal loans and will set loose more annual carbon emissions than New York, should go ahead because the coal would be burned overseas and therefore would not affect Australia’s carbon emissions.
In April, he called one of Australia’s largest private banks, Westpac, ‘wimps’ for not standing up to environmental activists and changing their lending policy to rule out loans to the Adani mine.
Canavan is the third senator in recent weeks to discover dual citizenship and be forced to step down.
The two Greens senators, Larissa Waters and Scott Ludlam, quit the senate last week.
“According to the Italian government I am a citizen of Italy.
Until last week, I had no suspicion that I could possibly be an Italian citizen,” said Canavan.
The matter will now be referred to the high court to decide whether he can remain in the senate.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale said on Wednesday that Canavan’s case was no different to Waters and Ludlum and he should resign.

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Solar not cheaper than coal, says former Coal India boss

Solar not cheaper than coal, says former Coal India boss

More efficient coal plants will hugely undercut renewable energy prices in the coming years, creating vast new demand for the most-polluting fossil fuel, a former chairman of Coal India has said.
The economics is simple: improving PLF of coal-based power plants from 60% to 85% could generate about 40% more power.
That means a potential 400bn units of additional coal power that will entail only the variable cost of fuel, which is measurably cheaper than the latest solar power bids by about Rs 0.6-1/kwh.
This itself would create an additional coal demand of some 250 million tonnes per annum (in 2016 nationwide consumption was 832Mt) to enable the coal sector to sustain its growth momentum.
Unlike most other large economies, India’s Paris pledge was tied to GDP.
Thus fossil fuel consumption growth allowable in line with INDC at COP21 is 3.9 times.
An INDC, or intended nationally determined contribution, is the term for pledges made to the Paris agreement.
We want to bring [poor people] out of poverty… And to that end, we’ll produce more energy.” India claims leeway in that its per capita emissions are much lower than those of China or the US.
All this translates into a humungous demand for power and thermal power continues to be the cheapest option – notwithstanding rapid strides in solar energy, other renewables and nuclear power.
According to the government, at least 25 coal mines will be auctioned in 2017-18.

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Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet?

Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet?

A new University of Washington study looks at the idea of marine cloud brightening, which a UW group is investigating as a promising strategy to offset global warming.
Small-scale tests of marine cloud brightening would also help answer scientific questions about clouds and aerosols, two UW atmospheric scientists say in a paper published in July in the journal Earth’s Future.
Doing so could be a short-term measure to offset global warming in a possible future emergency situation.
Climate scientists believe pollution since the Industrial Revolution has created brighter clouds that reflect more sunlight, offsetting the warming from greenhouse gases, which trap long-wave radiation.
For several years, UW researchers have been working with a group of engineers in California’s Bay Area to develop a nozzle that turns saltwater into tiny particles that could be sprayed high into the marine cloud layer.
The researchers propose to: Produce a sprayer that is able to eject trillions of aerosol particles per second Conduct initial lab tests of the sprayer (UW research scientist Dave Covert helped conduct wind-tunnel testing of a prototype nozzle in 2015 in the Bay Area) Do preliminary outdoor tests in a coastal area that is fairly flat, relatively free of air pollution and prone to marine clouds (the group is currently seeking funding for proposed coastal tests in Monterey Bay) Move to small-scale offshore tests If tests were successful, people might someday decide whether to use a scaled-up version to create a small increase in the reflection of sunlight over large swaths of the world’s oceans.
Authors include UW graduate students and faculty in philosophy, atmospheric science and civil engineering who were part of an interdisciplinary UW graduate course on geoengineering — among the first of its kind.
I want to test geoengineering and see if it works.
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Climate change, of course, is real and demons… Guest essay by Eric Worrall The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has rejected a motion to delay implementation of Obama era methane emission laws which limit allowed emissions from oil and gas drilling.

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Predatory Journals Hit By ‘Star Wars’ Sting

Predatory Journals Hit By ‘Star Wars’ Sting

I know because I wrote it.
Inspired by previous publishing “stings”, I wanted to test whether ‘predatory‘ journals would publish an obviously absurd paper.
I filled it with other references to the galaxy far, far away, and submitted it to nine journals under the names of Dr Lucas McGeorge and Dr Annette Kin.
Four journals fell for the sting.
Amazingly, three other journals not only accepted but actually published the spoof.
A travesty, which they should have rejected within about 5 minutes – or 2 minutes if the reviewer was familiar with Star Wars.
I then Rogeted the text, i.e.
I reworded it (badly), because the main focus of the sting was on whether journals would publish a ridiculous paper, not whether they used a plagiarism detector (although Rogeting is still plagiarism in my book.)
Climate change, of course, is real and demons… Guest essay by Eric Worrall The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has rejected a motion to delay implementation of Obama era methane emission laws which limit allowed emissions from oil and gas drilling.
I’ll be running the blog for the… Submitted by Larry Hamlin A recent EIA report on energy production shows that wind and solar despite receiving tens of billions in government subsidies provided only 3.2% of U.S. energy in year 2016.

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Hose & Britches: Hot Upcycled Firehose Fashions

Hose & Britches: Hot Upcycled Firehose Fashions

Hose & Britches: Hot Upcycled Firehose Fashions.
They’re supremely strong and eminently durable: exactly what’s required when lives hang in the balance every time they’re used.
The downside, of course, is that firehoses’ remarkable durability can’t be turned off like the flow of water from a fire hydrant.
Learn More Sponsored by Freestyle Today Report ad By upcycling firehoses, Chalkley retains the material’s innate strength, durability and light weight instead of trying to break it down for recycling.
His products – sold under the banner of True Knysna Indigenous Creations express the characteristics of modern firehoses in ways the original manufacturer could hardly imagine: bags & satchels, tablet & phone sleeves, and a wide range of accessories including passport holders, beach pouches and key rings.
The company name “True Knysna” evokes Chalkley’s pride in his home city.
He’s one of just over 50,000 people who live in this picturesque town located in the Eden district of South Africa’s Western Cape Province.
Chalkley also had an up-close-and-personal look at what firehoses – and fires – can do when the infamous Cape Storm of 2017 swept through Knysna.
Most of their products combine the natural look, feel and colorful stitching of the firehoses with additional fabrics that often reflect the designers’ lifestyle in South Africa.
African Flair U Can Wear Says Chalkley, “I’m also trying to show people that there is truly an unexplored world of creativity to be found in what the modern world calls its waste.” As all of True Knysna’s upcycled firehose products are handmade in Knysna by local craftspeople, that creativity – “African Flair”, as Chalkley calls it – is prominently on display from the smallest pouch to the largest satchel.

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