Suggestions for Posts?

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23 Responses to Suggestions for Posts?

  1. Hope says:

    “How one man repopulated a rare butterfly species in his backyard” http://www.vox.com/2016/7/6/12098122/california-pipevine-swallowtail-butterfly-population

  2. Nothing personal says:

    An estimated 2,300 people in the United States died prematurely because of Pennsylvania’s coal-burning power plants last year, according to a study released yesterday. Across the border in Ohio, power plants were responsible for another 2,130 lives last year. The healthcare bill for people suffering from power plants in both states hit $40 billion. 90 percent of power plants in both states are in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. http://grist.org/justice/pollution-from-power-plants-in-two-states-killed-thousands-of-people-last-year/

    • Molly says:

      “Even while some analysts are seeing some short-term benefit for the coal market as producers work on cutting a supply glut this summer, the global export market for U.S. coal continues to fade. The U.S. exported a total of 20.8 million tonnes of coal in the first five months of 2016, according to data reported by the U.S. Department of Commerce. This number dropped around 36% from the 32.6 million tonnes of coal exported from the U.S. in the first five months of 2015.” http://www.snl.com/web/client?auth=inherit#news/article?id=37084469&cdid=A-37084469-12836 (To distinguish between tons, the smaller U.S. ton is called short, while the larger British ton is called long. There is also an third type of ton called the metric ton, equal to 1000 kilograms, or approximately 2204 pounds. The metric ton is officially called tonne.)

  3. McLeod says:

    Utah’s governor has signed into law a measure that makes the state the first to let authorities jam drone signals and crash the devices specifically for flying too close to wildfires.
    http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/technology/article90373532.html
    State Sen. Evan Vickers, who co-sponsored the law, says it technically allows firefighters and law enforcement to shoot down drones, but they probably won’t do that because it’s too difficult. Instead, authorities are expected to use technology that jams signals and crashes drones.
    Utah passed the law after a drone recently was sighted five times over one wildfire, causing firefighters to ground their aircraft and slow their work.

  4. Touch of Evil says:

    A U.S. Border Patrol agent, a drug trafficking operation with links to the powerful Mexican Gulf Cartel and an execution on U.S. soil http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2016/07/padre-island-beheaded-body-mexican.html

  5. Republican Convention: Day 3 says:

    “Dartmouth study with aye-ayes and slow loris study finds that prosimians prefer alcohol – and further, that each species preferred the highest concentrations of alcohol available to them.” http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-07/dc-dsw071916.php “Get Drunk” by Charles Baudelaire https://allpoetry.com/Get-Drunk

    • Roomba says:

      Who Said It: Trump or a Bot? http://motherboard.vice.com/read/quiz-who-said-it-trump-or-a-bot “…Unhinged outbursts and bizarre non sequiturs have become a hallmark since he {Trump} began his bid to become the Republican nominee for president last year, despite the alluringly consistent internal logic of his xenophobia and hatred. It’s all so very terrifyingly, tragically human. But in an interview with the New York Times’ David Sanger and Maggie Haberman {transcript http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/22/us/politics/donald-trump-foreign-policy-interview.html } at this week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland , something weird happened. In a short exchange about how the nominee would counter the hacking attempts of foreign governments, Trump came off as more incomprehensible than usual—regurgitating keywords back at the reporters in generic, meaningless sentences. Reading through the transcript, we realized his speech pattern was familiar. Trump sounded like a chat bot.”
      {so the authors used} “…an augmented version of the Turing test, a hypothetical test designed by computer scientist Alan Turing in the 1950s to find out if a conversation partner is a human or a computer. We fed the questions posed by the reporters through five chat bots and recorded the responses. Read the exchanges below and see if you can tell which are robots, and which is Trump. Answers are at the bottom.”

    • .aspx says:

      “A study published in the journal Addiction on July 21 finds that “there is strong evidence that alcohol causes cancer at seven sites in the body and probably others,” and that “alcohol-attributable cancers at these sites make up 5.8% of all cancer deaths world-wide,” according to the abstract. While alcohol has never been considered an elixir of health, the study — conducted by researchers at New Zealand’s Otago University — pushes the argument further, saying that there isn’t just a link between alcohol and cancer, but that drinking alcohol directly causes it.” http://all-that-is-interesting.com/alcohol-cancer-study

  6. Vicious Circle says:

    “U.S. Military Urges Release of Guantánamo Detainee Who Wrote Bestselling Book Detailing Abuse” http://www.allgov.com/news/us-and-the-world/us-military-urges-release-of-guant%C3%A1namo-detainee-who-wrote-bestselling-book-detailing-abuse-160721?news=859187 “Guantanamo Bay Is Just Buckets of Fun, Says Leaked NSA Newsletter” (5/16/16) http://gizmodo.com/guantanamo-bay-is-just-buckets-of-fun-says-leaked-nsa-1776879350

  7. Jimmy Click says:

    “How Native American Youth Are Reviving Tribal Bonds : Young Crow Indians team up with Nat Geo photographers to explore the roots of their community http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2016/07/photo-camp-montana/

  8. But wait... says:

    Reaction captures carbon, generates electricity, makes a cleaning product : Novel technique would save 9.3kg of CO2 emissions for every 1kg of aluminum used. http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/07/reaction-captures-carbon-generates-electricity-makes-a-cleaning-product/

  9. Chump-O-Gram says:

    “The 4 most scandalous charges against Volkswagen” http://grist.org/article/the-4-most-scandalous-charges-against-volkswagen/ “The allegations against Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche reveal a culture of deeply-rooted corporate arrogance, combined with a conscious disregard for the rule of law and the protection of public health and the environment” according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. His lawsuit draws a damning picture of greed and deception, for all of the gory details go to https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/new_york_vw_complaint_7.19.pdf for STATE OF NEW YORK, and the NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
    CONSERVATION, by ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN, Attorney General of the State of New York,
    Plaintiffs, v. VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT d/b/a VOLKSWAGEN GROUP and/or VOLKSWAGEN AG; AUDI AG; VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.; DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE AG d/b/a, PORSCHE AG; and PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC.,

  10. Jr. Birdman says:

    “This Is What Happens When a Secret Military Jet Crashes in Your Back Yard” https://warisboring.com/this-is-what-happens-when-a-secret-military-jet-crashes-in-your-back-yard-a4bc1abc285d#.e2ods5utq Includes link to the official accident investigation for an incident that took place in New Mexico on Aug. 4, 1992.

  11. Reality ✓ says:

    While Mexico has said it would never agree to pay for the border wall proposed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, analysts say a Mexican company could profit from its construction. CEMEX is a global leader in cement construction with production plants all along the U.S.-Mexico border. For this reason, analysts with the investment research firm Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. predict it’s well positioned to supply materials for a border wall. Their research concludes that concrete is the most cost effective material for the 40-foot wall proposed by Trump.
    “We believe that there aren’t really any alternatives that would work other than a concrete wall built of precast concrete panels,” said analyst Nick Timpson. “It’s the same as they used for the West Bank barrier, the Berlin Wall was concrete.” In a report released Friday, researchers estimate building a wall could cost at least $15 billion and require 2.4 million tons of cement.

  12. Press release says:

    “The triggering of small, deep earthquakes along California’s San Andreas Fault reveals depth-dependent frictional behavior that may provide insight into patterns signaling when a major quake could be on the horizon, according to a paper released this week by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
    The study, which was led by the U.S. Geological Survey and Los Alamos National Laboratory, reports that the deepest part of California’s 800-mile-long San Andreas Fault is weaker than expected and produces small earthquakes in response to tidal forces.” http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-07/danl-ttg072116.php

  13. Chicken Little says:

    “Few weapons are as scary as those that exist only in our minds.
    The Republican Party released its platform to the public in the run-up to its national convention. On page 54, at the tail end of a section titled “America Resurgent,” GOP leaders detailed what they felt is a looming threat of America — electromagnetic pulses.
    “A single nuclear weapon detonated at high altitude over this country would collapse our electrical grid and other critical infrastructures and endanger the lives of millions,” the platform stated. “With North Korea in possession of nuclear missiles and Iran close to having them, an EMP is no longer a theoretical concern — it is a real threat.”
    But it’s not.” https://warisboring.com/the-overrated-threat-from-electromagnetic-pulses-46e92c3efeb9#.3qva1vlkt However: “…“it is virtually guaranteed that a powerful geomagnetic storm, capable of knocking out a significant section of the U.S. electrical grid, will occur within the next few decades.” See also “The EMP threat: fact, fiction, and response” http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1553/1

  14. WTF?! says:

    “After orchestrating the Flint water crisis, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is set to double down on his environmentally-disastrous policies by replacing the state’s top water management official with a former BP lobbyist, Heidi Grether. If confirmed by state lawmakers as Michigan’s Director of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Grether will replace the former director, who was forced to resign along with other state officials, after the Flint water crisis, became public.
    Grether was a registered lobbyist one for oil giant BP America from 1993 to 2008. She was also heavily involved with the company’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill accident response and restoration in the Gulf of Mexico, which was the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.” http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/After-Flint-Disaster-Oil-Exec-to-Manage-State-Water-Quality–20160725-0014.html See also related story: “Flint Water Crisis Could Cost US$300 Billion “

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