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Has Earth's Missing Heat Been Found?

By Becky Oskin, Senior Writer | August 21, 2014 02:01pm ET

This photo from NASA's Suomi NPP satellite shows the Eastern Hemisphere of Earth in "Blue Marble" view.

Where, oh where, is the planet's missing heat?

In 1999, the feverish rise in Earth's surface temperatures suddenly slowed, even as greenhouse gas emissions escalated. This unexpected slowdown has been called a global warming hiatus or global warming pause. Most climate scientists don't think this hiatus means global warming went kaput, but the reason (or reasons) for the slowdown has scientists flummoxed. Researchers have offered more than two dozen ideas to explain the missing heat.

Now, a study published today (Aug. 21) in the journal Science suggests a natural climate cycle in the North Atlantic Ocean gobbled Earth's extra heat. While the study is unlikely to settle the scientific debate, it does support the idea that Earth's global warming continues in the ocean, even wh…

This is what a more sustainable American food system looks like

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By Eve Andrews

21 Aug 2014 12:44 PM 

Let’s be real: The American food system today has some pretty daunting issues. We’re saddled with a farming system that, on the whole, releases a massive amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere (675 million metric tons annually at the most recent tally, to be exact), sucks nutrients from the soil, and leaches chemicals into the water table. And in regions with some of the richest farmland, historically speaking, you can’t buy a fresh vegetable for love or money — but you can get a two-liter bottle of potable sugar and an endless variety of nutritionally vacant foodstuff approximations at any corner store.To that end, we find ourselves in the midst of a dietary and environmental crisis.

 We could ask, “How did we get here?”, but I’m not trying to answer that question. 

There are many possible culpri…

EL MAPA DEL DÍA: cuáles son los países más corruptos del mundo “VENEZUELA FULL ROJO”

DolarToday / Aug 23, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

La gente suele pensar que vive en un lugar tan deshonesto que la corrupción en su país es una de las mayores del mundo.

 Quién no escuchó, alguna vez, frases como “la política es corrupción” o “todos los políticos roban”.

Cada año, la ONG Transparencia Internacional (TI) elabora un índice acerca de la percepción ciudadana de la corrupción en todo el mundo.

Así, el mapa elaborado por esta organización muestra que Somalia es el país donde se percibe mayor corrupción. En segundo lugar aparece Corea del Norte. Afganistán completa el podio.

Países que se encuentran inmiscuidos en grandes conflictos, como Irak, Siria y Yemen, también aparecen entre los 10 países más corruptos.


Venezuela, en tanto, aparece entre los 15 países con mayor corrupción. 

Otro país latinoamericano mal ubicado es Paraguay: está entre los 25 peores.

México, la Argentina y Bolivia, por ejemplo, comparten el puesto 1…


Hancock County, Miss., Shipping Company Gets State Honor.

Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
February 27, 2004

By Reggie Beehner, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News

Feb. 27--HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. -- A stroke of fate brought Capt. David Humphreys and his shipping company, Linea Peninsular Inc., to the area nearly 28 years ago.

Bumped from its port in Georgia in the mid-1970s to make room for a nuclear submarine base, Humphreys' company found a new home along the shallow channels of Hancock County, near Port Bienville Industrial Park.

It's a move that Humphreys credits for having transformed his business and paving the way for its growth.

On Thursday, Humphreys was presented with a proclamation, issued by Gov. Haley Barbour, designating Feb. 26 as Linea Peninsular Day in honor of the company's 20 years of successful service with the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

When the company moved to Hancock County, Humphreys said, the region's shallow shipping…