Science and the Environment http://kwbu.org en 4 Ways Texas Could Win Big Under New Climate Change Rules http://kwbu.org/post/4-ways-texas-could-win-big-under-new-climate-change-rules <p style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">Earlier this year, the earth hit a frightening milestone: carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached its<a data-mce-="" href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/05/01/mauna_loa_atmosphere_measurements_carbon_dioxide_levels_above_400_ppm_throughout.html" style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(96, 120, 144); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgb(153, 153, 153); background: transparent;">&#160;highest level since humans have inhabited the earth</a>. The last time there was this much carbon on the planet was nearly a million years ago.<p style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">As the heat-trapping gas proliferates, the world warms, and the climate effects domino: droughts intensify, floods increase, ice melts and seas rise. The question now isn't whether human activity is changing the global climate; the question is what to do about it.<p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/160845170&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:27:13 +0000 Terrence Henry 6341 at http://kwbu.org 4 Ways Texas Could Win Big Under New Climate Change Rules Scientists: Asteroid Caught Dinosaurs At A Bad Time http://kwbu.org/post/scientists-asteroid-caught-dinosaurs-bad-time <div><p>A team of geologists and paleontologists has agreed on an issue that you might have not realized was still in question: an asteroid, and the fallout from its impact, killed the dinosaurs. 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The second, 39-year-old New Jersey native Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr., described what he saw as "magnificent desolation."<p>As the pair bounded across the lunar landscape, planting an American flag, setting up experiments, and collecting soil and rocks, a Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:40:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 5921 at http://kwbu.org 45 Years Ago, Armstrong Took His 'One Small Step' Why We Can't Multitask (But Think We Can) http://kwbu.org/post/why-we-cant-multitask-think-we-can <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Do you take pride in your ability to divide your focus and energy into more than one task at a time? 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