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Category: Ecology

Today’s Stunning Good news and Bad news

CNN: Stunned silence followed nuke plant implosion YONGBYON, North Korea (CNN) — North Korea blew up part of its Yongbyon nuclear plant Friday, in full view of CNN and a handful of international broadcasters invited to witness this dramatic and symbolic event. U.S. State Department official Sung Kim also attended, and called the move “a […]

Old cars into hybrids!

CNN: Gas guzzlers get new lives — as tire-smoking hybrids WITCHITA, Kansas (CNN) — On a beautiful, crisp late fall afternoon, rock icon Neil Young took his 1959 Lincoln Continental for one last spin before a team of mechanics ripped out its gas-guzzling engine to make way for an electric motor. Car buffs may think […]

The Zones… they are a changin’

  NY Times: Feeling Warmth, Subtropical Plants Move North . . . Already, some states are facing the possibility that the cherished local flora that has helped define their identities — the Ohio buckeye, the Kansas sunflower or the Mississippi magnolia — may begin to disappear within their borders and move north. By the end […]

Gore’s speech at OU

  Yesterday I went with my friend Rena to see Al Gore speak at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman. I was truly impressed, first by the incredibly warm reception he received from the crowd (press reports estimate that 7,000-9,000 attended, and OU President Boren said that the crowd was a record for hearing a […]

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