Monthly Archives: January 2013

Global Warming and GHG: Where are we?

President Obama plans a new effort in his second term to address climate change. No specific actions were mentioned in his inaugural address, but they will presumably be outlined in his State of the Union speech. Regardless of what he … Continue reading

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New York City’s Water Supply: Probably safe from Fracking

New York State’s Governor Andrew Cuomo will shortly decide whether or not to lift the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in the Marcellus Shale. This technology is used in other states to produce natural gas and oil and would similarly … Continue reading

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Elemental knowledge

In last July’s post I showed artistic impressions of a number of elements –  an interesting way that imaginative artists depicted zinc, cadmium, bromine, palladium and other inhabitants of the periodic table. Recently I came across a book entitled “The Disappearing … Continue reading

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We hear about Geoengineering: should we worry?

Climate manipulation ideas  have been around for quite a while. In the middle of the last century, Nobel Laureate Irving Langmuir at General Electric came up with the idea of seeding clouds with iodide crystals or dry ice to produce … Continue reading

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