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48 Of 79 ‘Catastrophic Climate’ Predictions Have Failed; Other 31 Haven’t Expired Yet

A new peer-reviewed paper published in the International Journal of Global Warmingidentifies 79 “apocalyptic” predictions formulated since 1970 by “researchers and activists” who “predict cataclysmic events” resulting from “catastrophic climate change.” Already 48 of these “truly apocalyptic forecasts” have failed. The…

Biden: Americans Can Travel By Rail Nearly As Fast As A Plane

President Joe Biden defended his exorbitant “infrastructure” bill Wednesday by urging Americans to imagine a world in which they can travel by rail at the speed of an airplane and traverse the globe’s entire circumference in just an hour. These…

WHOI and NOAA release report on U.S. socio-economic effects of harmful algal blooms

(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) Harmful algal blooms (HABs) occur in all 50 U.S. states and many produce toxins that cause illness or death in humans and commercially important species. However, attempts to place a more exact dollar value on the full range of these impacts often vary widely in their methods and level of detail, which hinders understanding of the scale of their socio-economic effects.

Houston flooding polluted reefs more than 100 miles offshore

(Rice University) Extreme storm flooding in Houston washed human waste onto coral reefs more than 100 miles offshore. Rice University marine biologists found fecal bacteria on sponges in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary following 2016’s Tax Day flood and 2017’s Hurricane Harvey.

SwRI receives up to $99 million to sustain aging Air Force aircraft

(Southwest Research Institute) Southwest Research Institute will study the effects of aging on military aircraft through a contract worth up to $99 million with the United States Air Force. This Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract award supports the U.S. Air Force Academy Center for Aircraft Structural Life Extension (CAStLE), an Air Force program to address aging aircraft structures and material degradation. IDIQs are contract vehicles that fund work tasks over specified periods of time, in this case up to eight years with a five year ordering period.

A Green New Deal Is Actually More Affordable in the Long Term Than Fossil… – Truthout

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NASA Confirms How Much Humans Are Responsible For Global Warming; SCoPEx Geoengineering Flight Cancelled – CleanTechnica

A recent study by NASA identifies for the first time the degree to which human activity is responsible for global heating. The study was published March 25 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Here are the Abstract and the Plain…

Xin Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award

(University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science) The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Assistant Professor Xin Zhang a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award to lead a five-year research program to help understand how to align the interest and action of various stakeholders in the agro-food system with nitrogen pollution reduction in the watershed.

Researchers: Plants play leading role in cycling toxic mercury through the environment

(University of Massachusetts Lowell) Researchers studying mercury gas in the atmosphere with the aim of reducing the pollutant worldwide have determined a vast amount of the toxic element is absorbed by plants, leading it to deposit into soils.