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One-third of forests aren’t growing back after wildfires.

Forests in the American West are having a harder time recovering from wildfires because of (what else?) climate change, according to new research …

Forests

Investigation Reveals Tyson Foods as #1 Culprit in Largest "Dead Zone" on Earth

“Iowa, where 65 percent of the state is covered in corn and soy, is suffering the highest concentrations of nitrate pollution in the country, at …

Agriculture

None of the world’s top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use

The notion of “externalities” has become familiar in environmental circles. It refers to costs imposed by businesses that are not paid for by those …

Fossil Fuels

The lion, with commentary, tips, tricks, example game and puzzle!

<b>The lion: a flexible opening system</b><p>This post is going about one of my favorite chessopenings: The lion.<p>The lion is invented by Leo Jansen and Jerry …

Operating Systems

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Wildflowers

The Sniper! How to Beat the Maroczy Bind

How To Win At Chess With Black – GM Levon Aronian<p>How To Win At Chess With Black - GM Levon Aronian Many chess... <br>Read more >

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Maroczy bind against e6 style sicilians

How does a player with the black pieces deal with the Maroczy bind formation if he is playing e6 sicilians such as kan/paulsen/taimanov?<p>Here is one …

The Maroczy Bind by GM Magesh and GM Arun

The Maroczy Bind is an opening, or to be more precise a pawn formation, named after the Hungarian Grandmaster Geza Maroczy. It is characterized by …

Study Skills

Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. Bc4

<b>Bowdler Attack</b><p><b>Moves:</b> 1. e4 c5 Bc4<p>Bowdler Attack[edit]<p>This is a mistake that allows clear equality. Black's best answer is 2. ...e6 followed by d5 at …

Mathematics

Sicilian: problems with d6 pawn

If you look at example above, you can see what's the "tipical" position in my games. d-pawn is, for example, not supported by black bishop, which …

Backward Pawn: 5 Things to Remember

One of the very important elements of strategic play is understanding of the basic pawn structures and the plans that can be used in each type of …

Game Development

Top 10 Openings Played by Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer is an American chess grandmaster. He is considered to be one of the greatest chess players of all time. Fischer showed his skill in …

Top 10

Insect Decimation Upstages Global Warming

Photo by Jaime González | CC BY 2.0Everybody’s heard about global warming. It is one of the most advertised existential events of all time. Who isn’t …

Stanford University

A once thriving coal town has turned toxic, and citizens are desperate for help

The rate of cancer cases in a former Appalachian coal town is staggering.<p>Percy Edward “Eddie” Fruit has lived in Minden, West Virginia his entire …

Scott Pruitt

1. e4, c5 2. Nf3, e6 3. c4 ¿!

(Moderators: Bibs, trw)<p>1. e4, c5 2. Nf3, e6 3. c4 ¿! (Read 7141 times)<p><b>nyoke</b><p><b>Re: 1. e4, c5 2. Nf3, e6 3. c4 ¿!</b><b><br>Reply #8 -</b> 04/12/11 at 12:02:32<p>You might …

Extreme Sports

Climate change may mean more spring snowstorms in the future | Opinion

Another week, another nor’easter — the fourth powerful coastal storm of March 2018 put the big Northeast cities in its crosshairs. The region is …

Climate Change

The Most Beautiful Chess Book

It's a chess book like no other, a visual tribute to the royal game. The book is 208 pages of Fedrigoni paper filled with tension in the eyes of …

Street Photography

Elgar's 'Enigma' Still Keeps Music Detectives Busy

Here's a musical riddle that has kept people guessing for over a century.<p>English composer Edward Elgar's Variations on an Original Theme<i>,</i> ('Enigma') op. 36 is one of England's most beloved musical works. It's commonly known as the <i>Enigma Variations</i>.<p>It begins with a haunting theme and continues with …

Violin

The Most Flexible Sicilian: A Repertoire based on 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6

This book is a follow up to 'The Safest Sicilian' and offers a double Taimanov/Kan repertoire for Black based on 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6! It is divided in …

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The judge in a federal climate change lawsuit wants a science tutorial

Here are answers to eight questions the judge wants to address during his climate crash course.<p>Nine cities across the United States, including New York and San Francisco, have taken the bold step of filing lawsuits against oil companies for damages stemming from climate change, arguing they are …

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Can we justify killing animals for food?

<b>Is it right to kill animals for food? And if it's wrong, how wrong is it? Could and should Western society ever change its views?</b><p>Four philosophers share their views with BBC Radio 4's Analysis programme.<p>Peter Singer: Our future selves will consider meat eating to be barbaric<p><i>Peter Singer is</i> …

Princeton University

The Case for a Carbon Tax on Beef

Let me admit up front that I would rather be eating a cheeseburger right now. Or maybe trying out a promising new recipe for Korean braised short ribs. But our collective love affair with beef, dating back more than 10,000 years, has gone wrong, in so many ways. And in my head, if not in my …

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Global Warming
Global Warming

All-male composer concerts banned at major London music college | Classical

Rating:<p>Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance has today launched the ‘Venus Blazing’ project, which will ensure that female composers make up …

The Current Onset of Climate Tipping Points

As extreme temperatures, the rate of sea ice melt, the collapse of Greenland glaciers, the thawing of Siberian and Canadian permafrost and increased …

Global Warming

Was Mozart’s sister actually the most talented musician in the family?

11 October 2017, 11:36<p>On International Day of the Girl, we celebrate Nannerl, the forgotten musically gifted sibling in the Mozart household…<p>In the …

A new study shows just how much pollution disproportionately impacts communities of color

A study from EPA scientists found that in 46 states, communities of color are exposed to dangerous pollution at higher levels than white …

How To Win At Chess

Many people know the basic rules of chess, but few can play really well. This programme offers some essential tips on how to raise our game.<p>British …