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Drama Queen: Cory Booker Compares Green New Deal To Fighting Nazi Germany

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker appeared to compare adopting the so-called Green New Deal with fighting the Nazi regime. “Our planet is in peril, and we need to be bold,” Booker said at a Friday campaign event in Iowa. There are a…

BLM to issue oil leases on land near sacred site

The sale of oil and gas leases for land parcels near a UNESCO World Heritage Site in New Mexico and other places sacred to Native American tribes is moving ahead. Democratic lawmakers, tribal leaders and conservationists have criticized the Bureau…

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France is the first country to ban all 5 pesticides linked to bee deaths

In a decisive move, France became the first country to ban all five of the top pesticides blamed for bee die-off around the world. The phenomenon dubbed, “colony collapse disorder” has seen bees dying in record numbers and scientists are pointing fingers as neonicotinoid pesticides as the primary suspect. <!–more→ The European Union lead the charge by banning three of the pesticides: clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. However, France took it one step further by also…

Nitrogen gets in the fast lane for chemical synthesis

A new one-step method discovered by synthetic organic chemists allows nitrogen atoms to be added to precursor compounds used in the design and manufacture of drugs, pesticides, fertilizers and other products.

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A prefab home in Sydney celebrates indoor-outdoor living

Constructed in a Melbourne factory in just 12 weeks, this elegant and contemporary home in Sydney offers indoor/ outdoor living without compromising thermal comfort. First designed by Sydney-based architectural practice Fox Johnston, the home’s concept was later refined by Australian design/ build firm Modscape while honoring the architect’s design intent and the client’s demands. The prefabricated two-story family home taps into solar design principles to prevent solar heat gain and to ensure…

Hawaii wants to make it illegal to kill sharks

As creatures near the top of the aquatic food chain, it’s hard to imagine sharks needing any protection, but two state legislators in Hawaii are proposing exactly that. The legislation would make it a misdemeanor to knowingly harm or kill…

Let them eat grouse – or not…

Mark ♦ February 8, 2019 ♦ Leave Your Comment New figures show only 0.25% of Scots eat grouse more than once or twice a year yet almost a fifth of Scotland is used for shooting the gamebirds. https://revive.scot/revive-revive-coalition-challenges-grouse-consumption-in-scotland/ That’s the…

‘X-ray gun’ helps researchers pinpoint the origins of pottery found on ancient shipwreck

About 800 years ago, a ship sank in the Java Sea. There are no written records saying where the ship was going or where it came from — the only clues are the mostly-disintegrated structure of the vessel and its cargo. But archaeologists have found a new way to tell where the ceramic cargo of the ship originally came from: by zapping it with an X-ray gun.