Tuesday, July 30, 2013


City sees 3rd-consecutive record low » Local News » The Ottumwa Courier
OTTUMWA — This is summer? You’re sure?

Ottumwa hasn’t just seen temperatures dip below normal. In records dating back to 1894, it has never been this cold. Temperatures at this time of year should fall no lower than the mid-60s overnight, but the past three nights have seen it drop into the 40s.

The result: Three consecutive record lows. Saturday and Monday both saw an overnight low of 49. Sunday was a bit colder, dipping down to 48.
CO2ube: a personal carbon dioxide reduction device : TreeHugger
Two young researchers have developed an add-on for personal cars' exhaust pipe that could vastly reduce their propensity to belch out carbon dioxide (CO2). Called the CO2ube, this handy filtration system for your car uses biological agents and chemical reactions to reduce the CO2 caused by your engine's combustion, to keep them from reaching Earth's atmosphere.
A special algae growing inside the CO2ube uses some of the CO2 produced in the exhaust stream for photosynthesis.
CO2ube's inventors say the ending exhaust stream has reduced CO2, though they don't say exactly how much.
But they hope to raise $18.000 through a Kickstarter campaign to help finance wide-scale production of their latest prototype of the CO2ube filter.
One drawback of the CO2ube is that the filter must be changed periodically, thus the typical yearly cost for car drivers will be around $500 in filter changes.
Shale Revolution Threatens Saudi Funding Crisis And Demise Of OPEC | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
Saudi Arabia and the Opec oil states must wean their economies off energy exports immediately or spiral into decline as America’s shale revolution shatters the world order, a top Saudi business leader has warned.
EDF Exits US Nuclear Market Due To Shale Revolution | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
EDF, the world’s biggest producer of nuclear-powered electricity, is to pull out of nuclear production in the US, citing the “revolution” in American energy markets caused by the advent of shale gas.

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