Bethany Cutts

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GMOs And The Dilemma Of Bias

We have taken on the issue of science and politics a lot in this blog. As a culture saturated with science, one of the most pressing issues we face is how to evaluate research when its conclusions challenge our world-views. This is certainly the issue with climate change, where Al Gore's …

Reasons for Optimism on Climate Action

Climate champions, think how bad things were this time three years ago.<p>Copenhagen's failure in 2009 still stung. The U.S. Senate hadn't even mustered a vote on its version of Waxman Markey. Numerous leadership states were moving backward on climate after the November 2010 midterms. The Obama …

China sets targets for curbing air pollution | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has set new targets for its provinces to reduce air pollution by 5 to 25 percent, state media said late on Tuesday, underscoring the government’s concern about a source of public anger.<p>The sun is seen behind smoke billowing from a chimney of a heating plant in Taiyuan, …

It's Not Magic On The Mountain, It's A Rain-Making Machine

<b>Listen · 4:15</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>The snowpack in the Mountain West this year is at just a small fraction of its normal level. In fact, 2013 was the driest year ever recorded in many parts of California, and there's little relief in sight. But water managers are trying to squeeze …

Modern Visualization for the Data Era

Goji Insurance<p>Enterprise On-Premises<p>Before Plotly, we were entangled in an enterprise BI quagmire. Plotly was the 'big BI' killer we had been waiting …

Data Visualization

When Big Carnivores Go Down, Even Vegetarians Take The Hit

<b>Listen · 3:13</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Big, fierce animals — lions and tigers and bears, for example — are relatively scarce in nature. That's normal, because if you have too many, they'll eat themselves out of prey.<p>But top predators are now so rare that many are in danger of …

Top Stories: Mixed Employment Report; West Virginia Water Crisis

Good morning, here are our early stories:<p><b>-- Jobless Rate Drops To 6.7 Percent; Only 74,000 Jobs Added.</b><p><b>-- Chemical Leak Causes Water Emergency In West Virginia.</b><p><b>-- Target Says 70 Million Individuals' Data May Have Been Stolen.</b><p>And here are more early headlines:<p><b>Senate Disagrees Over How To Pay For</b> …

ProjectZero: Creating Sustainable Cities | Smart Cities Dive

<b>by Zhong Xingfei</b> <b><br>December 2013</b><p>Denmark boasts forward-thinking, top-down and bottom-up energy policies. At the national level, a strong political …

Suburban Sprawl Spurs Innovation | Smart Cities Dive

Dense cities do not beget innovation. Likewise, a younger workforce does not spur more entrepreneurship. Using correlation to imply causation:<p>In a …

Campaigners attack proposals to allow destruction of ancient woodlands

Green campaigners have urged the government not to "gamble" with England's natural heritage after the environment secretary defended plans to allow developers to destroy ancient woodland.<p>Owen Paterson sparked anger after defending the "biodiversity offsetting" scheme that he plans to introduce …

Maine city gives tar-sands oil the finger

Remember how voters in South Portland, Maine, narrowly rejected a ballot measure last month that would have prevented the city’s port from piping in …

Long-term warming and environmental change trends persist in the Arctic in 2013

Though not as extreme as last year, new report by NOAA and partners finds that the Arctic continues to show evidence of a shift to a new warmer, …

Matt Damon sets the Toilet Challenge - Can You Take It? | Smart Cities Dive

Matt Damon has helped launch World Toilet Day to highlight a desperate challenge - the threat of the water running out to flush toilets in our …