Virtually every sweet potato ever eaten from cultivated crops, for thousands of years, naturally and organically produced, is transgenic (i.e. a GMO). It’s just that the hand of man did not do the modifying, rather the hand of Gaia/God/you_name_it. Citrus greening is caused by an invasive bacteria from Asia and is decimating American citrus production. […]
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Suppose you are worried that some particular activity threatens the water that you rely upon. In many cases, since there are so many possible polluters invading “our” water resources and since there are so many people who use a water source, the idea of arranging contracts between polluters and pollutees to get an optimum amount […]
Rest in peace S. Donald Stookey: In 1952, he placed a plate of glass into an oven to heat it, but the oven malfunctioned. Instead of heating to about 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven shot up to more than 1,600 degrees. Stookey expected to find a molten mess. Instead, he found an opaque, milky-white plate. […]
One of the great ones, a former student of mine, gets a hearty shout out from Marginal Revolution today.I’ll leave it for readers to evaluate the ideas Dan summarizes there. Per usual, as much as I think I agree with the general gist of the argument, I think there are also reasons to be worried […]
I very much enjoyed this article on the possibility of molten-salt nuclear reactors becoming operational in the near future. They are safe, and they can use spent uranium to fuel. For those who know me, I was a physics major back in the day, and badly wanted to go into the field of nuclear power […]
Not yet, or it depends – if you are keeping score at home. If just one percent of the weight of mantle rock located in the transition zone is H2O, that would be equivalent to nearly three times the amount of water in our oceans, the researchers said. Read more here.
Do this. The folks out in Bozeman are terrific. The scenery is not half bad either. Same for the beer.
Lest I be accused of being a shill for the coal sector, one ought to peruse my many previous comments on coal. Furthermore, I do not own any direct stake in any coal company aside from what my Vanguard mutual funds may be investing in. Furthermore, supporting coal is not good for my long-term career […]
Aside from the carbon footprint of thousands of people heading to the Nevada desert and literally “burning the man” there may be something actually illegal about Burning Man. For the uninitiated, Burning Man is a weeklong event that attracts over 40,000 very interesting and eclectic people. You can read lots about it here. As I […]
For those of you following, you know that a while back the plaintiffs in the case were caught on camera saying that they “cooked” the science of the oil damages in order to win close to a $20 billion settlement. It gets far more interesting now. Here is Coyote on Tony Soprano Environmentalism: The Ecuadoran […]