• New Study: German Wind Turbines Kill 1,200 Tons Of Insects Per Year

    • Date: 12/03/19
    • Michael Krueger, Science Sceptical blog

    A new study finds that around 1,200 tons of insects are killed p.a. by wind turbines in Germany alone In Germany, there are currently around 25,000 wind turbines installed. For some years now, it has been known that they do not provide environmentally friendly electricity, as countless birds and bats are killed by their rotor […]

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  • Improving Planet Earth: How Humans Will Bring Back Extinct Species

    • Date: 12/03/19
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Woolly mammoth may once again make an appearance on this planet – after Japanese scientists claim to have taken a “significant step” towards bringing the long-extinct animals back to life. With their enormous shaggy torsos and long curved tusks, the imposing creatures last walked on earth during the Ice Age. Fast forward thousands of years […]

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  • New Paper: Solar Impact On Climate Greater Than Thought

    • Date: 11/03/19
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    A new report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation reveals that the solar influence on climate is is much larger than is generally recognised. The report, by Professor Henrik Svensmark of the Danish National Space Institute, outlines some of the remarkable correlations between solar activity and past climate changes. It also shows that the output […]

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  • Green Fanatics Defeated: Life-Saving Golden Rice Finally Gets to Poor Farmers

    • Date: 08/03/19
    • Ronald Bailey, Reason Online

    Bangladesh announces that it will allow its farmers to plant this genetically improved crop despite opposition from green activists Golden Rice which has been genetically engineered to have higher levels of the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene is finally about be to approved for planting by poor farmers in Bangladesh. This a big step toward improving […]

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  • An Israeli Company May Have Solved The World’s Water Problems For Good

    • Date: 04/03/19
    • Jerusalem Post

    The company’s large-scale generator can produce up to 5,000 liters of clean water every day from the air, requiring no infrastructure other than a standard electricity supply. It might sound like a sophisticated magic trick or even a biblical story, but one Israeli company’s groundbreaking technology can create fresh drinking-quality water from nothing but plain […]

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  • Matt Ridley: The Rise Of Fake Science

    • Date: 28/02/19
    • Matt Ridley, The Spectator

    Pseudoscience is on the rise – and the media is completely hooked ‘The whole aim of practical politics,’ wrote H.L. Mencken, ‘is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.’ Newspapers, politicians and pressure groups have been […]

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  • White House Recruits Researchers For ‘Adversarial’ Climate Science Review

    • Date: 26/02/19
    • Science Magazine

    The White House is recruiting researchers who reject the scientific consensus on climate change for its “adversarial” review of the issue. The proposal to form a “Presidential Committee on Climate Security” at the National Security Council (NSC) has shifted, into an ad-hoc group that will review climate science out of the public eye. Those involved […]

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  • White House Setting Up Review Panel Of Scientists To Reassess Climate Consensus Claims

    • Date: 25/02/19
    • Business Insider

    The White House is assembling a team of scientists to reevaluate the government’s climate findings, according to a report from The Washington Post. The informal task-force, a National Security Council-led initiative that wouldn’t be subject to the same oversight and disclosure requirements as a formal advisory committee, would include scientists representing a mixture of opinions, including […]

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