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GREAT NEWS: US Stops Chasing Windmills

By Ivan Couronne, Yahoonews.com Blown away? US suspends wind power subsidies, for now Washington (AFP) – Historic subsidies propping up US wind energy ended on January 1 and Congress refused to renew them, despite supporters arguing that the aid has made renewable power cheaper than coal. The United States has …

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What keeps us Warm?

Guest Post by Viv Forbes What determines surface temperature at any spot on earth? Apart from a tad of geothermal heat and a wisp of heat from nuclear power generators, every bit of surface energy (including coal and biomass) comes directly or indirectly from the sun. There is no other …

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Man Mauled By Polar Bear On Sierra Club Hiking Trip

CBS NEWS A man who was part of a hiking group touring a remote national park in northern Labrador is recovering in a Montreal hospital after a polar bear attacked him. Matt Dyer, a prominent legal aid lawyer from Maine, was with seven other people as part of a Sierra …

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USA Today Hides The Decline

By Elmer Beauregard I seem to be the only one harping on this and maybe it’s not a big deal but why is USA Today ignoring how cold it is? USA today and not so “Accuweather” seem to be hiding the fact that we are having record cold in the …

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Minnesota’s Cold Weather In the News

By Elmer Beauregard International Falls known as “The Ice Box of the Nation” is living up to its name where yesterday it got down to -41F a new record. The International Falls, MN Airport had a record of 8 days with a temperature of less than -30 F in December. This breaks …