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Caught Fudging Science, Duke Power Attacks Reporters Privilege

Embroiled in a growing scandal about efforts to cover up the science on the threat posed by coal ash to North Carolinians' drinking water, Duke Energy is asking a court to hold a hearing to discover the source of a document leaked to the Associated Press.

"Soil Has a Microbiome, Too"

"The unique mix of microbes in soil has a profound effect on which plants thrive and which ones die".

"The Netherlands, home to windmills and clogs, legalized prostitution and marijuana, is also home to intensively farmed cropland. Holland’s small size and large population have meant that the country his historically needed savvy agriculturalists to feed its people. But as it grows less and less of its own food, the government has  to buy out farmers to return cropland to a wilder state.

Source: Smithsonian, 08/18/2016

"Trump: Climate Change Won't Be ‘Devastating’"

"Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Thursday 'there could be some impact' from a changing climate, 'but I don’t believe it’s a devastating impact.'

In an interview with The Miami Herald, Trump reiterated he’s 'not a big believer in manmade climate change,' and while he acknowledged problems such as rising sea levels, he attributed them to 'a change in weather patterns, and you’ve had it for many years.'

Source: The Hill, 08/15/2016

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