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Trade War! What Is It Good For?

By Daniel Brouse International Economics 101 What do you think of when you hear the term “trade war”? The costs and benefits to society are very similar to traditional warfare. 1) Financial Cost. A war is expensive. In a trade war, huge tariffs are placed on the purchase of imports. A tariff is a sales […]

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The Demise Of The USA: Will China Takeover?

By Daniel Brouse UNITED STATES — President Trump has done more to damage the environment in his first days of office than any President in history. He has pledged to withdraw from the Paris treaty. The Paris Treaty was the most extensive agreement to address climate change and the first time China and India joined-in. […]

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Energy, Heat and Global Warming

By Daniel Brouse and Sidd Mukherjee for Sidd’s Science Center I ask: Is there anything humans do with energy that results in less heat? For example, furnaces generate heat, refrigerators generate heat, light bulbs generate heat, computers, cars, fans and even air conditioners create more heat. Is there anything that we do that has a […]

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Carbon Offsetting and Reduction

The United Nations has initiated the first “worldwide” pollution tax. The International Civil Aviation Organization’s global carbon offsetting system is aimed at slowing the growth of emissions from commercial flights. Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) The role of a global MBM scheme is to complement a broader basket of measures to […]

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Trump to Trash the Environment

by Daniel Brouse United States of America — The world watches in dismay as Donald Trump appoints Myron Ebell, a professional climate change denier, to head his EPA transition team. During his campaign, Trump said that climate change is a hoax. Slate magazine reports, “Trump had tweeted in 2012 that global warming “was created by […]

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Living Planet Report: the Decline of Wildlife

The World Wildlife Fund Reports — Global wildlife could plunge to a 67 per cent level of decline in just the fifty-year period ending this decade as a result of human activities, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2016. The report shows how people are overpowering the planet for the first time in Earth’s history […]

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Cities Sink Faster Than Seas Rise

Are sea levels rising due to global warming? Yes. Coastal cities are getting a double whammy. NASA reports: a review article published by a team of scientists who recently assembled in New Orleans, La., and in Venice, Italy, to examine the problem. Extraction of groundwater or fossil fuels, and sometimes simply generations of farming, are […]

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Climate Change, Extreme Weather and Toxic Crops

by Daniel Brouse The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a report that examines how climate change is increasing the toxicity of crops. Crop Toxicity Extreme weather events, such as “drought and high temperatures, can trigger the accumulation in crops of chemical compounds that are toxic to animals and humans.” The report goes on […]

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Temperature Reaches 123 Degrees in India

The temperature went over 123 degrees (50C) in India. This was the highest temperature ever recorded in the country. “Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the next 24 hours, along and off Andhra Pradesh coast during the next 48 hours and also and off […]

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Alaska Continues to Break Records

NOAA reports: During the first third of the year, January–April, the average temperature for the contiguous United States was 4.0 degrees F above the 20th-century average, making this period the second warmest on record. Alaska continues to break records for the warmest year to date on record, while 34 states across the West, Great Plains, […]

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    • Picture Of A Black Hole
      by Daniel Brouse You can not really take a picture of a black hole. No light escapes from a black hole, so you won’t see anything. That is why it is called a black hole; however, theoretical astronomers have attempted to take the first picture. Instead, they try to piece together an image of a […]
    • VPN: Virtual Private Network and Internet Privacy
      by Daniel Brouse and Sidd Mukherjee Your Internet service provider (ISP) knows where you live, your address and billing info. They also know: all the IPs and domain names you visit and when all the content of your unencrypted traffic in and out, as well as, the timing The federal government now allows your ISP […]
    • Climate Change Breaks Multiple Records with Global Impacts
      The World Meteorological Organization (WHO) issued a report that states records for 2016: a record global temperature exceptionally low sea ice unabated sea level rise ocean heat Extreme weather and climate conditions have continued into 2017. “This report confirms that the year 2016 was the warmest on record – a remarkable 1.1 °C above the […]
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    • March For Science
      by Daniel Brouse PHILADELPHIA, PA — The March For Science protest was held in over 500 cities worldwide. The Trump administration has invented many fake news stories and alternative facts including climate change is a hoax, vaccines are dangerous and the best way to protect the environment is through economic growth. Hundreds of thousands of […]
    • Video Documentary of the History of Roxborough, Philadelphia
      PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Historical Society will feature guest speaker Nicholas Stamps “Video Documentary of the History of Roxborough, Philadelphia”. The event is free and open to the public. April 26th To be held at: Journey’s Way 403 Rector Street Philadelphia, PA 19128 @ 7 PM Guest Speaker — Mr. Nicholas Stamps […]
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    • SLS Engine Section Test Article Loaded on Barge Pegasus
      A engine section structural qualification test article for NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System, is loaded onto the barge Pegasus at the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The test article now will make its way from Michoud to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for structural loads testing.
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