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NYT Quietly Deletes Section Of Pruitt E-Mail Story That Contradicted Sierra Club, NRDC Talking Points

Climate Depot - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 14:24
BY SIMON LOMAX FEBRUARY 24, 2017 A New York Times story that contradicted claims of wrongdoing against U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was quietly edited after publication to remove lines that challenged the talking points of environmental activist groups. The Feb. 22 story was about thousands of newly released e-mails from Pruitt’s time as Oklahoma attorney [...]

PEMapper and PECaller provide a simplified approach to whole-genome sequencing [Genetics]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:44
The analysis of human whole-genome sequencing data presents significant computational challenges. The sheer size of datasets places an enormous burden on computational, disk array, and network resources. Here, we present an integrated computational package, PEMapper/PECaller, that was designed specifically to minimize the burden on networks and disk arrays, create output...

Localization of the gate and selectivity filter of the full-length P2X7 receptor [Biophysics and Computational Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:44
The P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) belongs to the P2X family of ATP-gated cation channels. P2X7Rs are expressed in epithelial cells, leukocytes, and microglia, and they play important roles in immunological and inflammatory processes. P2X7Rs are obligate homotrimers, with each subunit having two transmembrane helices, TM1 and TM2. Structural and functional data...

Emergence of communities and diversity in social networks [Applied Physical Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:44
Communities are common in complex networks and play a significant role in the functioning of social, biological, economic, and technological systems. Despite widespread interest in detecting community structures in complex networks and exploring the effect of communities on collective dynamics, a deep understanding of the emergence and prevalence of communities...

Big-gov-brain wants “half a trillion” to add ice to the Arctic

Climate Depot - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:56
Sometimes an idea comes along that adds another chapter to the Book of Stupid. You might think windmills on land are an indulgent, pointless fantasy, but take that idea and make it worse: (CNN) A team of scientists has a surprisingly simple solution to saving the Arctic: We need to make more ice. Source: Big-gov-brain [...]

Environmental hypocrites protesting against oil pipeline, burned oil to keep themselves warm!

Climate Depot - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:54
Environmental hypocrites who were protesting against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, burned oil to keep themselves warm! They also left enough litter to fill more than 250 garbage trucks! Environmental hypocrites who were protesting against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, burned oil to keep themselves warm!They also left enough litter to fill more than 250 [...]

‘I’m Not Ashamed’: GOP Lawmaker Defends His Bill To Abolish EPA In Front Of Angry Voters

Climate Depot - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:52
‘I will fight for the environment’ Source: ‘I’m Not Ashamed’: GOP Lawmaker Defends His Bill To Abolish EPA In Front Of Angry Voters

Hundreds of scientists urge Trump to withdraw from U.N. climate-change agency

Climate Depot - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:39
By Valerie Richardson – The Washington Times – Thursday, February 23, 2017 More than 300 scientists have urged President Trump to withdraw from the U.N.’s climate change agency, warning that its push to curtail carbon dioxide threatens to exacerbate poverty without improving the environment. In a Thursday letter to the president, MIT professor emeritus Richard [...]


Climate Depot - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:18
The rumored frontrunner for the same position for the Trump administration is William Happer, a physicist from Princeton. Happer’s academic science credentials are solid, but he’s earned a reputation as a climate-change skeptic, with good reason. He recently told the Guardian, “There’s a whole area of climate so-called science that is really more like a cult. It’s [...]

A new culprit for ‘climate change’ is found, but it’s not of this Earth — it’s Mars!

Climate Depot - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:16
Since the media is all aflutter over proposed changes to the EPA and various climate-based regulations, we may as well visit (or revisit) the debate on climate change. Is it the result of activities of man or simply the normal patterns of changes in the Earth’s complicated biosphere? Some claim that it’s a combination of [...]

Scientists: We Know What Really Causes Climate Change (And It Has Nothing To Do With Human Beings)

Climate Depot - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:12
BY: JAMES BARRETT FEBRUARY 24, 2017 A new study produced by a University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscientist and Northwestern astrophysicist presents an explanation of the fluctuations of the earth’s temperatures that global warming alarmists are going to make sure to bury: The cycle of changes in the climate over the millennia is a result of changes in the [...]

Vogtle operation dates rescheduled

World Nuclear News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:06
Commercial operation dates for Vogtle units 3 and 4 have been put back to December 2019 and September 2020 respectively, Southern Company said on 22 February. These dates are six and three months later than previously expected.

UK's NuGen congratulates new Cumbrian MP

World Nuclear News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:26
NuGeneration has congratulated Copeland by-election winner Trudy Harrison following last night's result in Whitehaven, as the company moves forward with plans to build a new nuclear power plant at Moorside. NuGen, which is the UK joint venture between Japan's Toshiba Corp and France's Engie, said it would work closely with the newly-elected British member of parliament as it "continues to build a robust business case" for the project.

FirstEnergy supports zero-emission credits for Ohio

World Nuclear News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:38
FirstEnergy Corporation is advocating for Ohio to pass legislation recognising the zero-emission benefits of nuclear power, while acknowledging that it does not expect to remain the long-term owner of the state's only operating nuclear power plants. The company has confirmed it will withdraw from the competitive electricity market.

Global polar bear population sees ‘significant increase’ – almost 30,000 bears – Up 27% since 2005

Climate Depot - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:33
Via: http://polarbearscience.com/2017/02/23/global-polar-bear-population-larger-than-previous-thought-almost-30000 The results of three recently-released studies that were not included in the last IUCN Red List assessment add more than 2,050 bears (on average)1 to the official 2015 global polar bear estimate, a point you won’t likely hear next Monday (27 February) from most polar bear specialists, conservation organizations, their cheerleaders and corporate sponsors [...]

Trump urged by climate skeptics to exit UN climate pact

Climate Depot - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 07:34
By JOHN SICILIANO • 2/23/17 1:06 P Hundreds of scientists skeptical of climate change urged President Trump on Thursday to withdraw from the United Nations framework on global warming, arguing that doing so would support the administration’s pro-jobs agenda and help “people bootstrap themselves out of poverty.” The 300 scientists, led by well-known climate researcher [...]

WANO completes joint centre review of Rovno plant

World Nuclear News - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 04:08
The World Association of Nuclear Operators has submitted a report on its first ever cross-centre review, which took place at the Rovno nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Gaetan Le Corvec, head of operations at WANO's Paris Centre, said the review had revealed "no critical shortcomings" at the plant.

Report: Ivanka, Jared Intervened To Strip Language Critical Of UN Paris Climate Accords Out Of An Executive Order

Climate Depot - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 21:50
MICHAEL BASTASCH 10:00 PM 02/23/2017 65 First Daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, intervened to get a pending executive order stripped of language critical of an international climate agreement signed by President Barack Obama. Kushner and Ivanka “intervened to strike language about the climate deal from an earlier draft [...]
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