Category: "Science, Environment, & Climate"

Intelligent Design loses again: Pennsylvania 1, Kansas 0

see "Federal judge: Intelligent design unconstitutional" (Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/20/05) http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/13449670.htm and "Judge Rules Against Pa. Biology Curriculum" (AP via Yahoo, 12/20/05) http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051220/ap… more »

Reason magazine warns against US weakening Kyoto stance

Here's a very good article by Ronald Bailey of Reason Magazine: "Beware the Climate Lilliputians Treaty ties that bind" http://www.reason.com/links/links121205.shtml Bailey notes that although he "once wrote that the Kyoto Protocol was dead", the "… more »

Fish, mercury, and pregnancy

see "Junk Science on Mercury Debunked" (Heartland Institute, 12/12/05) http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=18186 Thanks to "Environment and Climate News", published by the Heartland Institute, for bringing to my attention the recent (and not-s… more »

Colorado may eliminate Denver's ethanol fuel program

see "Gas blend might change" (Denver Post 12/4/05) http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3276866 To the Editors: Colorado may finally have learned that correlation does not equal causality: Carbon monoxide levels dropped after ethanol rules were imple… more »

The Kyoto Protocol: Good Riddance

see "On Climate Change, a Change of Thinking" (NY Times, 12/4/05) http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/weekinreview/04revkin.html and "Focus: So, are we going to freeze or fry?" (Sunday Times (UK), 12/4/05) http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-… more »

Kansas professor proves no brains in Kansas after all

see "University Cancels Class on Creationism" (AP via Yahoo, 12/1/05) http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051201/ap_on_re_us/creationism_class and my piece "The few remaining functional cerebrums in Kansas take a stand" (11/22/05) http://rossputin.com/blog/i… more »

The few remaining functional cerebrums in Kansas take a stand

see "Univ. of Kansas takes up creation debate" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 11/22/05) http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1110AP_Intelligent_Design_Course.html Finally, a sign of intelligent life in Kansas! The University of Kansas is starting… more »

The Grizzly failure of the Endangered Species Act

re "Yellowstone's bears may lose fed protection" (Denver Post, 11/15/05) http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3216424 See also: "Reforming the Endangered Species Act to Protect Species and Property Rights" (Heritage Foundation) http://www.heritage.org… more »

The Wingbeat Project

I'd like to introduce you to an interesting new idea: The Wingbeat Project http://wingbeat.typepad.com/ This looks like a great idea: A monthly contest for the best "social entrepreneurship" ideas in a given area. (This month's topic is "Environmen… more »

Finally, a jury gets a pharmaceutical case right

see "Jury Clears Merck in Vioxx Liability Case" (AP via Yahoo!, 11/3/05) http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051103/ap_on_bi_ge/vioxx_litigation Unlike the case in late August (which I blogged about HERE), a jury found in favor of Merck on all counts in yes… more »