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first neanderthal art reportedly found

http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2014/09/first-neander... first neanderthal art reportedly found

Curbing water scarcity possible by 2050: study

http://zeenews.india.com/news/sci-tech/curbing-water-scarcity-possible-b... Curbing water scarcity possible by 2050: study

Legal Case: White House Argues Against Considering Climate Change on Energy Projects

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-horn/legal-case-white-house-ar_b_574... Legal Case: White House Argues Against Considering Climate Change on Energy Projects

Physicists Create a Machine Named ‘Holometer’ used to detemine if the universe is a hologram and made of jittery waves.

http://newstonight.co.za/content/physicists-create-machine-named-holometer Physicists Create a Machine Named ‘Holometer’ used to detemine if the universe is a hologram and made of jittery waves.

Letter to the Editor: Give Capital Region a Say on Pipeline: August 28, 2014

To the Editor, I couldn't agree more with Mayor Fortin that citizens of southern Vancouver Island must have a say, and a definitive say, about the proposal to dramatically increase bitumen-loaded tankers through our waters. I am also an intervenor in the Kinder-Morgan National Energy Board hearing process. Show More Summary

In Tuesday’s Sun: why Kathleen Wynne should be Prime Minister

So, 1,200 of your family, friends and neighbours are murdered, or go missing. Would you be upset? How about this: the murders and the disappearances have been going on, unchecked, since 1980. Is that upsetting? No? Then, let’s say you go to Ottawa for help, and they shrug and refuse to do anything. Upset yet? […]

Into the wild

The movies I love the most, as Lisa or my kids or family might tell you, are movies like Castaway, Life of Pi, All Is Lost, Open Water, and Into The Wild. Which might suggest that, were it not for the ones I love, I’d be gone, baby, gone. Into the wild. That’s not to […]

John Tory's critics complain about TIF but offer nothing to explain how they'll pay for their jumbo transit plans

I'm getting a little tired of John Tory critics picking apart his "Smart Track" proposal as "risky" and "dangerous" simply because he hopes to finance it with tax-increment financing or TIF. Such a plan could fall well short of paying the city's $3 billion share of Tory's plan, forcing taxpayers to pay in other ways. Show More Summary

Way to go, daughter

Beacher Emma Kinsella was one of around 4,000 young athletes who travelled to the North American Indigenous Games in Regina in late July. She was invited to swim for Team Ontario, which won the swimming competition. Swimmer Emma Kinsella receives some of her six medals at the National Indigenous Games this July. She won six [...]

Rob Ford can't run a high school football team, and he most certainly can't run a city....

This is required reading for Ford Nation or those bizarre people who appear to be still considering voting for the turd in October, according to the turd pollster Forum Research. Here's an excerpt from the Daniel Dale story today: "Mayor...Show More Summary

Crazy Town is right

It’s Forum, so everybody needs to take a frigging Valium. On the other hand, however, this:

UBC receives 3.5 million $ for research into Canada's oceans: new project

http://news.ubc.ca/2014/08/27/ubc-receives-3-5m-for-research-into-canada... UBC receives 3.5 million $ for research into Canada's oceans: new project

"Our Next Progressive Toronto City Councillor": Kate Holloway formally launches bid for city council seat in Ward 20 in Toronto

I'm very happy to be supporting my friend Kate Holloway (pictured) in her bid for a Toronto City Council seat this October. She's running in Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina, which was Adam Vaughan's former seat until he resigned to run federally. Show More Summary

Clowns at Midnight, on the Devil

Well-written. Fair points therein. (i ain’t desd yet, BTW.)

Australian scientists unleash anger over inaction and ignorance about climate change!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2735538/Australian-scientists-un... Australian scientists unleash anger over inaction and ignorance about climate change!

Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/Earth-can-sustain-mo... Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth.

Carbon and Climate; builiding oil pipelines without proper environmental assessment violates Canadians fundamental rights

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/editorial/letters/2014-08-27/carbon-and-... Carbon and Climate; builiding oil pipelines without proper environmental assessment violates Canadians fundamental rights

New nickel based carbon nanotube catalyst spurs development of new inexpensive hydrogen fuel cells.....

http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/researchers-develop-new-catalyst-hydroge... New nickel based carbon nanotube catalyst spurs development of new inexpensive hydrogen fuel cells.....

The view from here

Doing edits on the new book, 30,000 words in. Dunno if it’ll sell two copies, but it may surprise a few folks. Heading home in two days. Other surprises await there, too. (Baseless speculation welcome, as always.)

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