Wednesday, August 27, 2014
I'm terrify when my 17 year old daugther gets behind the wheel of a car. How could any parent think letting a nine year old handle an uzi would be a great idea. I'm truly dumbfounded. You can see the story here:Shooting by 9-Year Old Stirs Debate Over Guns
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Recent research seems to indicate hurricanes with female names kill more people than hurricanes with male. This is not due to the name, but the perception of people. People perceive female named hurricanes as less dangerous than their male counterparts. Ironically, it is the people with the greatest gender bias that tend to be killed in such hurricanes. So, you could say Mother Nature make the human population less gender bias by removing the worst offenders. You can read and listen to the story here: Americans less fearful of Storms Named After Women
Not Really! Ebola is much harder to contract than most flu virus, but that doesn't stop people from panic. You and read about Ebola at NPR and listen to the dread factor story here: The Dread Factor: Why Ebola and "Contagion" Scare Us So Much
For all you hard core gamers out there bent on world destruction have you tried the game Plague by Ndemic Creations? Plague is an realistic simulation of how diseases spread and humans react on a global scale.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Monterey Bay in California has bounce back over the last 50 year with an explosion of wildlife, and with it so has the economy of the surrounding communities. Once fertile grounds for hunting, fishing and whaling until depleted, Monterey Bay, California is making a comeback. An economy based on the diverse wildlife is starting to take shape. You can read or listen to the story here: Monterey Bay An "Ocean Buffet Open for Business" This Spring
The city of Wichita Falls, Texas is so short of water they will now get 50% of their drinking water directly from wastewater. Sometimes called Toilet to Tap, the wastewater is treated, sanitized and mixed with the city drinking water supply.
You can read and listen to the full story here: Drought-Stricken Texas Town Turns To Toilets For Water
There are many cites that have already made this same move: Los Angeles, El Paso, San Diego ,and Singapore. As water becomes more scares more large cities are looking for ways to quench their thirsty citizens.
You may Read that story here: As "Yuck Factor" Subsides, Treat Wastewater Flows From Taps
You can read and listen to the full story at Marketplace.org : Global Warming: 15 Years to Change Things...
Monday, April 28, 2014
You can read the full story here: Greenland Ice Cores show Impact of US Clean Air Act on Climate
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Even Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virgina won't drink the water. it's been over a month since the Chemical spill in West Virgina made the watershed contaminated. Rendering the water unfit for human consumption: Drinking, Bathing, and Washing. After week, no one is willing to say the water is now safe for use. Even EPA is unclear. Read the story here: Sen. Rockefeller Responds to Water Safety Concerns
Or you can listen to the story through the same link.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
The chemical is called 4-methylcyclohexane methanol. The spills has forced a ban on using water in a large portion of West Virgina including the capitol. You can read or listen to the NPR story here: West Virgina Governor Declares Emergency After Chemical Spill