Last week the University of Texas provost announced he would re-examine a report by a UT professor that said fracking was safe for groundwater after the revelation that the professor pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Texas natural gas developer. Texans aren’t the only ones having their fracking conversations shaped by industry-funded research. It’s the latest fusillade in the ongoing battle over the basic facts of fracking in America.
This is the most frightening picture you will ever see. The information expressed visually here can be summed up in three words: change or die. So let's take a closer look. These two juxtaposed images of Greenland are based on observations by satellites monitored by Nasa. The view on the left synthesises their collective view of this inhospitable landmass in the Arctic Circle on 8 July 2012. That on the right shows what Greenland looked like to the same satellites on 12 July, just four days later. A huge amount of ice has melted in an extremely unusual Arctic heatwave.
This month's pick of the best space-related images includes the likeness on a distant planet of Disney's most famous creation, organisms that can survive the rigours of space, and a treat for tweeps and next week as the Curiosity rover touches down on Mars.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said President Barack Obama is “one of our weakest presidents” and worse than Jimmy Carter. “Obviously, I’m not a big fan of President Obama,” Cheney said in an interview that aired Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “I think he’s been one of our weakest...
Claiming that secularism and atheism are the same thing makes for good culture warrioring. By intentionally blurring the distinction between atheism and secularism, the religious right succeeds in drowning both.
Ariz. Sen. John McCain responded Monday to Dick Cheney’s criticism of his 2008 vice presidential pick with a dig of his own, saying he’s “always glad to get comments four years later” and noting he disagreed with the former vice president on the use of torture. Cheney had questioned McCain’s selection of former Alaska...
Standing on Israeli soil, U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday declared Jerusalem to be the capital of the Jewish state and said the United States has "a solemn duty and a moral imperative" to block Iran from achieving nuclear weapons capability.
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