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228 Cities Set Emission Reduction Targets - Fort Collins, Colorado Leads the Pack

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March 29, 2015 - Before I tell you about Fort Collins, Colorado, I want to clarify a couple of points in my earlier posting today that praised the North American automotive industry for exceeding em

North American Auto Industry Exceeds Fleet Carbon Reduction Targets

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March 29, 2015 - In 2013 the North American automobile industry surpassed both fuel efficiency and emission reduction targets set by the

A Future History That Looks Back from 9000 CE

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March 28, 2015 - Several weeks ago I became aware of a book called "The Zamora Texts." Written in the form of lectures given in the year 9000 CE by Professor B. W. Yelita, of the Institute of Eschatological Studies, Guadalajara, Mexico, they tell the story of humanity's travails beginning with the dawn of civilization to the 10th millennium.

Have You Heard of the Coastal Climate Blueprint?

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March 27, 2015 - Live near a coastline? Want to take a test to see if your community is prepared to deal with the consequences of climate change? That's what the Coastal Climate Blueprint is all about.

NASA News - Mars Landing Technology Test and Progress Report on Future Missions

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March 26, 2015 - When we think of NASA these days we have an impression of an agency that has lost its way for a number of reasons. One is budgetary constraints with NASA receiving little in the way of net new money from the federal government to initiate new programs.

Two Climate Change Concerns That Need Further Study

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March 25, 2015 - In the last two weeks climatologists and oceanographers reported the outcome of two studies, one focused on glaciers in the Antarctic, the other on ocean circulation patterns and trends. In both cases the news was disturbing.

Antarctic Glaciers Destabilizing

Florida Company Making "Magic Leap" in Virtual Reality

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March 24, 2015 - Watch the video put out by Magic Leap and you get a sense of where augmented virtual reality is taking us. This Florida start up has gotten some very big companies interested in its potential led by Google and Qualcomm.

Why I Give Loans to Kiva

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March 23, 2015 - Today I got an update on one of my recent loans to the Asociacion De Agua Oriental - Eden Group, who raised just under $20,000 U.S.

Wars Over Water - Our Near Future

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March 23, 2015 - Yesterday was World Water Day. This day, mandated by the United Nations, is meant to focus on the importance of freshwater to humanity. The truth of course is with our human population continuing to grow and freshwater a finite resource, we are heading for a crisis of our own making.

The Search for Quantum Gravity

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March 22, 2015 - Our drive north from Florida has ended and now it's time to get back to the last throes of winter here in Toronto. Today as I walked my dog, Maya, we heard the sound of Redwing Blackbirds in the local park. The males were staking out territory at treetop level. So this may mean a real spring is not far from breaking out here in the Great White North. It will be most welcome.

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