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Ewart: Oh God, Christian churches embrace climate science

Galileo, Nicholas Copernicus and Charles Darwin must be rolling over in their graves.

The long history of Christian churches opposing scientific progress in their dogmatic defence of theological beliefs hasn’t deterred the Roman Catholic church or the Church of England from taking strong positions on climate change ahead of a major UN conference later this year. 728 more words

Energy

Fracked, shale-drilling additives in drinking-water taps near leak

Shale oil has helped the US see lower gas prices and even an opportunity to start exporting. However, it isn’t as great as it might sound, hydraulic fracturing — also known as fracking — has been scrutinized by environmentalists since it’s inception. 532 more words

Science

Cascadia: Earthquakes Lifted into the Sky

Look at the earthquake lifted into the sky. Plus a couple hunks of mid-oceanic volcanic islands, a lump of an underwater sea monster out of kwakwaka’wakw ancestral time, and a heron hunkering down on top of it as the tide changes. 1,073 more words

Nature Photography

McCurdy Visits the Rio Chama

We’ve tried several times to take our McCurdy High School Earth Sciences class to the Rio Chama to explore the riparian ecosystem, test water quality, and survey benthic macroinvertebrates. 280 more words

Experiential Learning

NASA Administrator Statement on House Authorization Bill That "Guts Earth Science Program"

April 30, 2015
RELEASE 15-080
NASA Administrator Statement on House Authorization Bill

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the House of Representatives’ NASA authorization bill: 129 more words

News

April 28 – Nepal Event

Today’s factismal: The earthquake that hit Tibet this weekend was the twenty-first most powerful earthquake in the past decade.

There is no doubt that the earthquake which hit Tibet this weekend was a disaster. 479 more words

Earth Science