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‘The science says Prince Charles is a fool to blame global warming for the Islamic State’

Climate Depot - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 21:42
http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/the_science_says_prince_charles_is_a_fool_to_blame_global_warming_for_the_i/#263203   Let’s fact-check this claim. 2001: The International Food Policy Research Institute warns that overpopulation and overstocking in the arid Middle East will make droughts worse: Drought is a recurrent and often devastating threat to the welfare of countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) where three – quarters of the arable [...]

Now Global Warming Believers Want To Take Away The Joy of Eating Steak

Climate Depot - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 21:38
Now Global Warming Believers Want To Take Away The Joy of Eating Steak http://lidblog.com/now-global-warming-believers-want-to-take-away-the-joy-of-eating-steak/ There is nothing like a thick juicy steak, but if Chatham House, a London based think tank gets it way the Paris climate change conference next week will recommend member countries cut down on meat consumption to help stem “global warming“. [...]

Take that! Obama: Climate summit a ‘powerful rebuke’ to terrorists

Climate Depot - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:56
Via The Hill: The two leaders met in Washington a week and a half after ISIS carried out multiple terrorist attacks in Paris, killing 130, and less than a week before Obama goes to the French capital to work with world leaders on an international pact to fight climate change. Obama struck a similar tone [...]

Fox News Poll: Terrorism #1 Concern as Climate Falls to Only 3%

Climate Depot - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:38
When asked what is currently the most important issue facing the country, 24 percent of those surveyed said terrorism. That number stood at 11 percent the last time Fox News conducted the poll. Another 21 percent cited the economy as their top concern. The issue has been at top of the list for most of [...]

The Time Has Come: ‘Climate Hustle’ Set To Rock Climate Debate – Film Set for Paris Red Carpet Premier on Dec. 7

Climate Depot - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:21
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — CFACT, a Washington, D.C.-based public policy organization that is a leading international voice for sound science and climate skepticism, is sending a delegation of science and policy experts to the UN summit on climate change in Paris, COP 21.  The summit runs November 30 to December 11. “Since the [...]

Russia resumes nuclear technology exports to Iran

World Nuclear News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:27
Russian companies can again supply products, services and funds to support Iran's civilian uranium enrichment program following President Vladimir Putin's signing of a decree yesterday. The decree was issued on the same day as Putin arrived in Tehran on an official visit, during which he held talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the country's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and attended the Gas Exporting Countries Forum.

Containment tests completed at Sanmen 1

World Nuclear News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:15
Tests of the containment vessel of the first AP1000 unit under construction at the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China have been completed, Westinghouse announced yesterday.

Contracts for new Dounreay waste store

World Nuclear News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:12
The planned construction of a new high-level waste storage facility at the UK's Dounreay site is progressing with the award of three contracts. The £22 million ($33 million) facility will be an extension to the existing Dounreay Cementation Plant.

Vogtle passes final permitting milestone

World Nuclear News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:01
Georgia Power has received the final major permit needed for its new nuclear units under construction at Vogtle with the issuance of a water discharge permit from state environmental regulators.

Maintenance of variation for gene expression [Evolution]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:01
The evolutionary forces that maintain genetic variation in quantitative traits within populations remain poorly understood. One hypothesis suggests that variation is under purifying selection, resulting in an excess of low-frequency variants and a negative correlation between minor allele frequency and selection coefficients. Here, we test these predictions using the genetic...

MAGUKs organize AMPA and NMDA receptors at the PSD [Neuroscience]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:01
The postsynaptic density (PSD)-95 family of membrane-associated guanylate kinases (MAGUKs) are major scaffolding proteins at the PSD in glutamatergic excitatory synapses, where they maintain and modulate synaptic strength. How MAGUKs underlie synaptic strength at the molecular level is still not well understood. Here, we explore the structural and functional roles...

Unusual Mott transition in multiferroic PbCrO3 [Physics]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:01
The Mott insulator in correlated electron systems arises from classical Coulomb repulsion between carriers to provide a powerful force for electron localization. Turning such an insulator into a metal, the so-called Mott transition, is commonly achieved by “bandwidth” control or “band filling.” However, both mechanisms deviate from the original concept...
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