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An Apology and a New Beginning

By David L. Brown If there’s anybody out there I owe you an apology and this update. Much to my embarrassment I have not posted to this personal website for many months. In my defense I will report that my … Continue reading

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How Hot Is It? This Hot!

By¬† David L. Brown Yesterday I wrote about a new report from NASA, reporting that 2010 is the hottest ever so far. To get a visual image of what that means, here’s a map from the agriculture.com web site showing … Continue reading

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Is Climate Denial a Form of Grieving?

By David L. Brown Note: The following is excerpted from a new book I’ve just completed writing. It makes interesting food for thought about the phenomenon of denial. It may seem hard to understand how so many people can remain … Continue reading

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Hand-held device to detect infectious pathogens

By David L. Brown A new high-tech device to detect dangerous pathogens in ordinary medical sttuations is being developed through a partnership between Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Biomagnetics Diagnostics Corporation (BMCP). Described as “optical biosensors,” the devices are … Continue reading

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Stirling Engines to Capture Sun’s Power

By David L. Brown A type of engine invented nearly 200 years ago by a Scottish clergyman may soon provide a practical solution to capturing energy from the Sun. Called the Stirling engine, it works from an external heat source, … Continue reading

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A World Teetering on the Brink of Instability

By David L. Brown A news release from Earth Policy Institute this morning features a peek at the subject of global stability as reported in Lester Brown’s new book Plan B 4.0. This is a critical issue because nations that … Continue reading

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No End In Sight for Oil Price Troubles

By David L. Brown Just after I wrote the previous post about the up-and-down cycle of the petroleum markets, and their joined-at-the-hip effects on world economies, I saw the following news report on FoxNews.com. It makes an appropriate addendum to … Continue reading

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An American Tragedy: Detroit Meets Reality

By David L. Brown What lies in the future for the American automobile industry? I am a realist now, not a pessimist, so let’s look at the situation from a realistic point of view. I note that sales of American … Continue reading

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Update on Continuing Arctic Melt Down

By David L. Brown This is just a brief follow up to previous posts concerning the dwindling Arctic sea ice. Some climate change deniers have been hooting and hollering that the meltdown has reversed, because it appears that there will … Continue reading

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New Technologies Emerging for Solar Energy

By David L. Brown There is an old saying about people who live in glass houses, but perhaps that is a model for the future. As it begins to sink in that cheap oil is a thing of the past, … Continue reading

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