Science

  • NY Times: Genetically, Bison Don’t Measure Up to Frontier Ancestors
  • MoJo: Sex in space
  • NY Times: Offshore harvest of wind is proposed for Cape Cod — Reading this story, I am convinced that Oklahoma needs to get on board with wind-power generation. The wind is so strong, especially in the western half of the state and would have much less of an environmental impact than so-called clean plants.

    For instance, Duke Energy (or whoever they sold the plant to, I forgot how the deal works out) runs a natural gas powered power plant in Newcastle next to the South Canadian River. They claim that it is a “clean” plant, but if that is true then why is there yellow smoke coming out of it? And why are the folks who live by complaining of increased respiratory ailments? Something fishy is going on here.

    Anway, the point is why don’t we install giant wind turbines instead? We got tons of wind. Why not use it?