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In the past, the effects of climate-change have largely been climatological. There are many types of records such as global temperature rise, increase in sea level, warming oceans, shrinking ice sheets, declining arctic sea ice, retreating glaciers, and ocean acidification that prove it is happening [1]. We also know that there has been an increase ...

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Recently Yale University released results of its climate-change opinion survey [1]. It showed that 70 % of Americans understand that global warming is happening, and that 75 % of Americans support regulating carbon dioxide (CO2) as a pollutant. However, only 53 % of Americans understood that humans are the cause of global warming, and most surprisingly only 49 ...

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Freedom of religion is the first freedom, in the the first amendment to the United States Constitution. There is no hierarchy of importance to the amendments, but since freedom of religion comes first it can be seen as the first founding principle of the United States.

Religious freedom in America predates the Constitution. We all ...

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Recently Hawaiian crows joined the list of animals that use tools [1]. They join a growing list including chimpanzees, sea otters and many more [2]. But, when you look at the next step of developing technology, the "collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the ...

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The US Federal Reserve (Fed) Bank of Kansas City held its annual symposium in Jackson Hole last week [1]. Gathered there were central bankers and economist from around the world. This event has become a key date, on the global economic calendar, where central bankers discuss problems with the global economy. The discussion this year ...

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We are living in curios times, when the World is facing immense global challenges, due to global warming [1], and the solutions have to be addressed collectively, from the global scale down to that of a household. Many of the solutions are within reach, but still need to mature. Many people do not understand the ...

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The recent news that Obama is reversing his stance on offshore drilling in the southeast Atlantic coast and Alaskan coast is great [1]! Last year the Obama administration shocked environmentalist [2], by directing the Department of Interior to develop a plan to open these areas to offshore drilling [3]. The move has been described as ...

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The fight over the EPA's Clean Power Plan (CPP), is on going, and with the recent Supreme Court ruling, putting a temporary freeze on the plan [1], questions about it eventual implementation are growing. This comes just weeks after the DC Circuit Court of Appeals denied a stay on the CPP, making the Supreme ...

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The town of Woodland North Carolina recently became World famous as a place that opposes solar energy [1]. Well it turned out that they were not so much opposed as not wanting a fourth solar farm, since they already had three [2]. From many of the headlines [3, 4] one may get the impression that ...

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The signing of a global climate accord, in Paris France, at COP21, is a historic moment. Some, from the science community, such as James Hansen [1], may see it as a fraud, because it does not go nearly far enough in truly resolving the problem. For instance no global tax on carbon was included. However, an attempt ...