Archive for September, 2010

Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin on The Empathic Civilization

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society. from our friends at theRSA.org by our friends at CognitveMedia

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Scientists dig into the dirt of Gulf floor and strike black gold

Oil no longer on surface, but scientists dig into the dirt of Gulf floor and strike black gold CAIN BURDEAU SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press Writers 2:01 PM PDT, September 13, 2010 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Far beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, deeper than divers can go, scientists say they are finding oil […]

Put Solar Back on the White House!

Put Solar Back on the White House!

Dave Letterman thanks Bill McKibben, “…for scaring the crap out of me..” For the last three days, I’ve been sitting at my kitchen table in California cranking out press releases, calling reporters, and generally playing “pit crew” for Bill and our Put Solar On It road trip. It’s been a great ride: tens of thousands […]

'BP...takes responsibility for the deadly explosion and oil spill ...takes aim at Transocean and Halliburton'

‘BP…takes responsibility for the deadly explosion and oil spill …takes aim at Transocean and Halliburton’

BP report on well disaster faults mechanical, human failures The oil company accepts a share of the responsibility for the deadly explosion and oil spill but also takes aim at contractors Transocean and Halliburton, setting off additional finger-pointing. Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times September 9, 2010 Reporting from Washington and Los Angeles An internal investigation […]

SuperNova

6 Trillion Miles !

An international team of astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope reports a significant brightening of the emissions from Supernova 1987A. The results, which appear in this week’s Science magazine, are consistent with theoretical predictions about how supernovae interact with their immediate galactic environment. The team observed the supernova remnant in optical, ultraviolet, and near-infrared light. […]