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  • NC Planners May Be Barred From Using Speculative Sea Level Rise Predictions
    By on May 31, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    ideonexus writes “Republicans in North Carolina are floating a bill that would force planners to only consider historical data in predicting the sea-level rise (SLR) for the state as opposed to considering projections that take Global Warming into account. NC-20, the pro-development lobbying group representing twenty counties along the NC coast, is behind the effort and asserts that the one-meter prediction would prohibit development on (more…)

  • Mark Webber column
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    The BBC Sport columnist reflects on his “special” win in Monaco and dismisses accusations of ‘backing up’ Alonso and Hamilton.


  • Ore-Sniffing Dogs Rediscovered By Mining Industry
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    An anonymous reader writes “In the 60s and 70s Sweden, Russia and Finland were the foremost players in the game of ore dogs, using dogs to sniff out ore deposits for mining. The technique was forgotten in the last century, but this article shows they’re now being used again to discover ore deposits. From the article: ‘The keen noses of sniffer dogs are proving so successful at locating ore that even the mining giants are sitting up and (more…)