Monthly Archives: May 2008

Another Algae story

When another algae story hits the media there is a tendency to file it until there is something more substantial to report. However, here is another story: Only a year old, Sapphire Energy is a San Diego startup that has lab-developed … Continue reading

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Sea ice and Polar Bears

It’s almost June so this is a good time to check in on the polar bear. Female bears emerged from their dens in March or April after eight months of feeding their cubs from stored fat. This is feast time … Continue reading

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Obese Polar Bears of the Beaufort Sea

There is one population of polar bears that have an advantage that is theirs alone. Native people that harvest bowhead whales along the Beaufort sea provide remains for the bears to feast on. Polar Bears International is a conservation group … Continue reading

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A Surplus killer-the Polar Bear

Public policy in the United States could be influenced by the "threatened" status of the polar bear so this is a good time to learn as much as possible about this icon of the north. Polar bears will kill seals … Continue reading

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Auction of natural gas rights sets B.C. record

Northeastern B.C. is a hot spot for natural gas exploration. Companies are willing to pay record amounts to drill in this area. Spurred by big unconventional gas discoveries, British Columbia on Thursday posted its largest land sale ever, collecting $441.65 … Continue reading

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How do we “know” that 1998 was the warmest year of the millennium?

This question could be rephrased as:"How warm was the medieval warm period?" Steve McIntyre was assigned this topic for a talk given at Ohio State University on Friday May 16,2008. When the talk was posted on the Climate Audit blog … Continue reading

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Petition Project on Global Warming

Monday May 19, 2008 marks the day when 32,000 scientists will release the following petition: Global Warming Petition We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan in December, 1997, and … Continue reading

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