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Trump’s OMB Dir. Mulvaney: No more ‘crazy’ climate spending

Climate Depot - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:09
Via: https://www.politicopro.com/energy/whiteboard/2017/05/mulvaney-no-more-crazy-climate-spending-088145 Mulvaney: No more ‘crazy’ climate spending  By Alex Guillén 05/23/2017 11:54 AM EDT Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said the White House’s 2018 budget proposal reduces spending on climate change science to correct for too much “crazy stuff” under the Obama administration. “What I think you saw happen during the [...]

Calif. Gov. Brown uses ‘Climate Change’ to Create Totalitarian State—Govt in Total Charge of Your Life

Climate Depot - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:54
Via: http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/guv-brown-uses-climate-change-to-create-totalitarian-state-government-in-total-charge-of-your-life/ May 21, 2017 By Stephen Frank Jerry Brown is your old fashioned, European totalitarian, a dictator that does not believe in freedom.  He is using as the excuse to control your life the canard of “Climate Change”, the scam that made Al Gore one of the richest men in America and killed the hopes and dreams [...]

Reply to Enberg and Jorgensen: Ecology and evolution both matter for explaining stock dynamics [Letters (Online Only)]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:49
Enberg and Jørgensen (1) state that the “conclusion that fishing-induced evolution is negligible follows from model assumptions”. First, it goes without saying that results of model-based studies all follow from model assumptions. Second, we conclude that evolution has not been negligible (2). In fact, fisheries-induced evolution appears to have been...

Understanding the essential proton-pumping kinetic gates and decoupling mutations in cytochrome c oxidase [Chemistry]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:21
Cytochrome c oxidase (CcO) catalyzes the reduction of oxygen to water and uses the released free energy to pump protons against the transmembrane proton gradient. To better understand the proton-pumping mechanism of the wild-type (WT) CcO, much attention has been given to the mutation of amino acid residues along the...

Active depinning of bacterial droplets: The collective surfing of Bacillus subtilis [Biophysics and Computational Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:21
How systems are endowed with migration capacity is a fascinating question with implications ranging from the design of novel active systems to the control of microbial populations. Bacteria, which can be found in a variety of environments, have developed among the richest set of locomotion mechanisms both at the microscopic...

Modulation of sensory information processing by a neuroglobin in Caenorhabditis elegans [Neuroscience]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:21
Sensory receptor neurons match their dynamic range to ecologically relevant stimulus intensities. How this tuning is achieved is poorly understood in most receptors. The roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans avoids 21% O2 and hypoxia and prefers intermediate O2 concentrations. We show how this O2 preference is sculpted by the antagonistic action of...

Behavioral and neural correlates to multisensory detection of sick humans [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:21
Throughout human evolution, infectious diseases have been a primary cause of death. Detection of subtle cues indicating sickness and avoidance of sick conspecifics would therefore be an adaptive way of coping with an environment fraught with pathogens. This study determines how humans perceive and integrate early cues of sickness in...

Physicochemical code for quinary protein interactions in Escherichia coli [Biophysics and Computational Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:21
How proteins sense and navigate the cellular interior to find their functional partners remains poorly understood. An intriguing aspect of this search is that it relies on diffusive encounters with the crowded cellular background, made up of protein surfaces that are largely nonconserved. The question is then if/how this protein...

Melting dynamics of ice in the mesoscopic regime [Chemistry]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:21
How does a crystal melt? How long does it take for melt nuclei to grow? The melting mechanisms have been addressed by several theoretical and experimental works, covering a subnanosecond time window with sample sizes of tens of nanometers and thus suitable to determine the onset of the process but...

The FERM protein EPB41L5 regulates actomyosin contractility and focal adhesion formation to maintain the kidney filtration barrier [Medical Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:21
Podocytes form the outer part of the glomerular filter, where they have to withstand enormous transcapillary filtration forces driving glomerular filtration. Detachment of podocytes from the glomerular basement membrane precedes most glomerular diseases. However, little is known about the regulation of podocyte adhesion in vivo. Thus, we systematically screened for...

Wild tobacco genomes reveal the evolution of nicotine biosynthesis [Plant Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:21
Nicotine, the signature alkaloid of Nicotiana species responsible for the addictive properties of human tobacco smoking, functions as a defensive neurotoxin against attacking herbivores. However, the evolution of the genetic features that contributed to the assembly of the nicotine biosynthetic pathway remains unknown. We sequenced and assembled genomes of two...

Discovery of a widespread metabolic pathway within and among phenolic xenobiotics [Environmental Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:21
Metabolism is an organism’s primary defense against xenobiotics, yet it also increases the production of toxic metabolites. It is generally recognized that phenolic xenobiotics, a group of ubiquitous endocrine disruptors, undergo rapid phase II metabolism to generate more water-soluble glucuronide and sulfate conjugates as a detoxification pathway. However, the toxicological...

Trump and EPA Urged to Revoke ‘Scientifically Invalid CO2 Endangerment Finding’

Climate Depot - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:13
The Concerned Household Electricity Consumers Council Once Again Calls on President Trump and EPA to Revisit and Revoke the Scientifically Invalid CO2 Endangerment Finding Alan Carlin | May 21, 2017 I have previously discussed how important it is for the US Environmental Protection Agency to revisit and revoke the EPA Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases issued in 2009. [...]

120 Years Of Climate Scares – 70s Ice age scare

Climate Depot - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:05
http://theclimatescepticsparty.blogspot.com/2017/05/120-years-of-climate-scares-70s-ice-age.html 120 Years Of Climate Scares – 70s Ice age scare posted by Geoff Brown on May 23, 2017 North West Passage Encyc Britannica A skeptical friend has prepared this list. 1845 – The whole of Sir John Franklin’s expedition to find the NW Passage died and their ships were crushed by the ice near Baffin Island 1909-1910 [...]

The Carbon Tax Rebate Scam – A creature from the Swamp Republicans.|

Climate Depot - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:00
By H. Sterling Burnett A group of old-guard, “swamp” Republicans calling themselves the Climate Leadership Council (CLC) has joined climate alarmists, including failed Democratic Party presidential candidate Al Gore, in calling for a tax on carbon-dioxide emissions. The group claims increasing CO2 emissions pose a threat for Earth’s people, animals, and plants. Economic analyses of various [...]

Even the Antarctic peninsula is cooling The Antarctic peninsula is the most Northerly part of Antarctica so by reason o…

Climate Depot - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 08:57
http://antigreen.blogspot.com/2017/05/even-antarctic-peninsula-is-cooling.html Even the Antarctic peninsula is cooling The Antarctic peninsula is the most Northerly part of Antarctica so by reason of that alone is the warmest part of Antarctica. Additionally, it is known to have a degree of subsurface vulcanism, which warms bits of it even more, so it is the part of Antarctica that [...]

EU nations set to wipe out forests and not account for emissions

Climate Depot - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 08:56
By Paul Homewood From the New Scientist: By Fred Pearce It looks like greenwash. European nations publicly keen to boost their climate credentials by switching to “green” biomass are accused of working behind the scenes to expunge their carbon emissions from burning wood in power stations from national emissions statistics. “If we don’t measure emissions [...]

Trump’s Budget Shrinks EPA More Than Any Other Agency

Climate Depot - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 08:55
‘Taxpayers first’ Source: Trump’s Budget Shrinks EPA More Than Any Other Agency

Study: weather patterns affect frost timing more than global warming

Climate Depot - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 08:54
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/05/23/study-weather-patterns-affects-frost-timing-more-than-global-warming/ From the UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Weather patterns’ influence on frost timing Air circulation affects frost more than global warming — for now May 23, 2017– Gardeners know the frustration of a false spring. Coaxed outside by warm weather, some people plant their gardens in the spring only to see a sudden late frost strike [...]

Scientists hit Bill Nye with thousands of tweets for ‘presenting himself as the expert voice’ on science

Climate Depot - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 08:46
By James Barrett Bill Nye “The Science Guy” just had the unasked for pleasure of meeting a whole lot of people who are actually in the field he has so long presented himself as an expert in. Under the hashtag #BillMeetScienceTwitter, Nye was flooded with thousands of tweets Friday from scientists around the globe who decided it was high time for [...]
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