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1 hr ago | Juan Cole

Kentucky Fried Brain Senator: No Global Warming b/c Mars' temp. like Earth's

Last week the denial of climate change continued. This time in the form of Kentucky State Sen. Brandon Smith .

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, NASA, US News, Liberal Political News

5 hrs ago | Autoblog

Rolling Coal: America's political divide reaches the roads [w/videos]

Jason Mendelson was driving his Toyota Prius in the right lane of Interstate 64 near Richmond, Virginia, when a white pickup truck with two protruding smokestacks cut into the lane ahead.

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Related Topix: Science, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Autos

9 hrs ago | The Leaf-Chronicle

Scientists are watching polar bears from space

Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, along with their Canadian collaborators, have begun testing high-resolution satellites to observe, track and count polar bears in the cold recesses of the Arctic.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science

12 hrs ago | Ag Professional

4R Research Fund awards second round of grants

The 4R Research Fund announced it has awarded more than $2 million in grants for four research and demonstration projects that will add to current knowledge and fill existing research gaps regarding fertilizer best management practices.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Life, Food, Nutrition

16 hrs ago | Science Daily

Shark teeth analysis provides detailed new look at Arctic climate change

A new study shows that some shark species may be able to cope with the rising salinity of Arctic waters that may come with rising temperatures.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

KAKE

Wichita chemical leak leads to fish kill

A chemical used in the water treatment process leaked into the Arkansas River early Wednesday morning near downtown.

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Related Topix: Science

Switched

GOP Congressman Wants To Halt Every Single New Environmental Regulation

One member of Congress is so angry at the Environmental Protection Agency that he introduced a bill Wednesday that would prevent it from working on any new regulations until it conducts an extensive review of every single existing rule, The Hill is reporting.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, Science, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sam Graves

Globe and Mail

Ontario failing in climate-change fight, environment watchdog says

The third of four smokestacks, known as the Four Sisters, at a the defunct coal-fired plant in Mississauga crumbles during a controlled demolition June 12, 2006.

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Related Topix: Science, Global Warming

Stanford

engineer hleps figure out how to make more efficient fuel cells

Miniaturized fuel cells are probed with high brilliance X-rays at the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Science, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA

The Heartland Institute

More taxpayer dollars for green energy?

There is an intentional tension in Washington. Our founding fathers planned that opposing views would balance each other out-a push-pull takes place.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Science, Wind Power, US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Colorado Daily

University of Colorado discovers tiny hedgehog

A new study led by CU-Boulder describes the fossils of a tiny hedgehog previously unknown to science living in a British Columbia rainforest some 50 million years ago near the height of a global warming stretch during the early Eocene Epoch.

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Related Topix: Boulder, CO, Science, Entomology

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Science Daily

Low doses of arsenic cause cancer in male mice

Mice exposed to low doses of arsenic in drinking water, similar to what some people might consume, developed lung cancer, researchers have found.

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Related Topix: Health, Lung Cancer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science, Environmental Law, Law

WTOC-TV Savannah

Scientists and teachers gather to learn about environmental effects of microbeads

Is your face wash polluting the water? That's what local scientists are trying to figure out along the Georgia coast.

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Related Topix: Oceanography, Science, Chatham County, GA, Tybee Island, GA, Savannah, GA

Sys-Con Media

Bayelsa State Seeks International Pressure to Combat Environmental Terrorism

The Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honorable Henry Seriake Dickson, is seeking the support of the international community to hold multi-national oil and gas companies operating in the Niger Delta, including Royal-Dutch Shell and Agip, responsible for the environmental devastation they have caused.

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Related Topix: Science, Oil Spill

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Man dies at South Dakota hot dog eating contest

If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out? If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out? Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger ... (more)

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Science, Custer, SD

Science Daily

New type of soot particle discovered from wildfire emissions

A team of scientists reports the observation of a previously unrecognized form of soot particle, identified as 'superaggregates,' from wildfire emissions.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Wildfire, Science

Bradenton.com

Trade talks on $1 trillion in environmental goods

City of Wichita Falls Utilities Operations Manager Daniel Nix, left, and Nolan Mulholland, a water plant operator, look over the massive pumps and plumbing system Monday, July 7, 2014, which can move up to 10 million gallons a day from the filtration plant to a ground storage tank at the Cypress Water Treatment Plant.

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The Washington Post

Trade talks on $1 trillion in environmental goods

City of Wichita Falls Utilities Operations Manager Daniel Nix, left, and Nolan Mulholland, a water plant operator, look over the massive pumps and plumbing system Monday, July 7, 2014, which can move up to 10 million gallons a day from the filtration plant to a ground storage tank at the Cypress Water Treatment Plant.

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Related Topix: Science, World News

Sydney Morning Herald

PM 'recklessly endangering future'

Tony Abbott's plan to axe the carbon price this week has come in for some withering criticism from his own side of politics, with a former head of the UK's Conservative Party declaring it to be an "appalling" move that "recklessly" endangers the future.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Global Warming, Science

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Yes! Magazine

"Snowpiercer": If You Care About Climate Change, This Sci Fi Thriller Is For You

The dystopian sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer , director Bong Joon-Ho's first English-language release, takes place 17 years after a geo-engineering scheme to stop global warming catapulted the Earth into an ice age in-that's right-July 2014.

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Related Topix: Snowpiercer, Activism, Science, Train Disaster

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