We had "yellow" level geomagnetic activity on the sun last night, and more may
come tonight and tomorrow night. Its coming from Sunspot 953, which is about 3 times the size of the Earth.
Sunspot 953 is crackling with mild
B-class solar flares. Credit: SOHO/MDI
Image of sunspot 953 taken today by Sebastien …
An astute letter to the editor writer in Arkansas has found the reason for global warming:
This actually happened, as attested to on the rumor/urban legend verifcation website Snopes.com
About two weeks ago I published this story about the loony idea that was proposed by some researcher in Europe about “cell phone radiation may be killing bees”. I pointed out that it was garbage then, as it is now. Here’s a portion of the original post I made:
There’s an …
In Today’s Chico News and Review, the cover story is about Internet Radio and all
the trouble the Copyright Royalty Board recently caused with a draconian ruling
on the cost to Internet Radio Stations. Regular over the air
broadcasters don’t have such limits because they are seen to "promote the music
industry" Its an …
A recent investigation by the Financial Times says that the new Carbon Credit Industry may already be rife with fraud. Hmmm…now where have we heard that before?
Among the findings:
Widespread instances of people and organisations buying worthless credits that do not yield any reductions in carbon emissions.
Industrial companies profiting …
Have you ever wondered why the vast majority of plants and trees have green
leaves and not some other color?
It’s always been a bit of a mystery why plants absorb red and blue light, but
reflect green, allow us to see the leaves as green. It seems inefficient of
nature when the sun …
This post is an outgrowth of comments I made on Commission Impossible on the new proposed strengthened tree ordinance.
I like trees, and I recently planted four, but at the same time I’ve had to remove a couple of trees from my home and business property. In the latter case, the …
From the "you’ve GOT to be freaking kidding me" department:
Dell’s Virtual Plant a Tree for Me program into the computer game Second Life has many tech savvy people wondering if this represents a new low in Earth Day marketing tie-ins. It looks like in the rush to pander to green-ness, …
For those of us that hate having Winnie the pig presented to us as part of our local weather report, I’d like to offer this solution that cuts all of us annoying weather middlemen and weather forecasting pigs right out of the picture and give you total control over your …