For Bee Alarmists, Groundhog Day Comes in June

Paul Driessen -Re-Blogged From WUWT

Will activists finally admit their sins and break out of their pesticide-blaming time loop?

Did you think Goundhog Day only comes in February?

For anti-insecticide zealots and others in the environmentalist movement who’ve been preoccupied for years with bees and “colony collapse disorder,” it actually comes every June. That’s when the Bee Informed Partnership – a University of Maryland-based project supported by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) – releases the results of its annual survey of honeybee colony losses and health.

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Magnesium Deficiency Raises Cardiac Risks

Dr. Chauncey Crandall, From Newsmax Health

There is evidence that magnesium can help prevent sudden cardiac death (SCD), the largest cause of death in the United States.

One study, published in 2011, looked at data collected from the Nurses’ Health Study of 88,000 women who were followed for 26 years. Researchers analyzed the data to learn whether magnesium played a role in preventing SCD.

Their report, published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed that the risk of SCD was significantly lower in women in the highest quartile of magnesium consumption. Women with the highest blood levels of magnesium had a 41 percent lower risk of sudden cardiac death.

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LA Activist Sends Message To Trump: Please Save Our City

By Hank Berrien – Re-Blogged From TheDaily Wire

Earlier this week, in an interview President Trump did with Tucker Carlson of Fox News, Trump stated of cities that have homelessness problems, “They’re run by very liberal people and the states are run by very liberal people. … Do they really think this is okay? Because it’s not. It’s destroying their city and it’s destroying a whole way of life. … We may intercede.”

Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

In an video message aimed at President Trump, Los Angeles activist Alexandra Datig pleaded for the president to intercede regarding the soaring homelessness in Los Angeles, asserting, “Please, President Trump, we are calling on you: Help our city. Our citizens are dying; they will continue to die.”

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The Setup is like 1315

By David Archibald – Re-Blogged From WUWT

The area planted for corn and soybeans this season is well below historic averages. This was mostly due to waterlogged fields and flooding which precluded planting. The planting windows for corn and soybeans are now closed. The USDA crop progress reports provide weekly updates by state. For example this is the state of the corn crop in Indiana to Monday June 17:

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Figure 1: Indiana corn crop progress to Monday June 17.

The emerged crop is one month behind where it was in 2018. Which means that maturity will be one month later at best, assuming that the rest of the summer isn’t abnormally cold.

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Is a Great Iron Fertilization Experiment Already Underway?

University of South Florida (USF Innovation) – Re-Blogged From WUWT

Is a great iron fertilization experiment already underway?

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – It’s no secret that massive dust storms in the Saharan Desert occasionally shroud the North Atlantic Ocean with iron, but it turns out these natural blankets aren’t the only things to sneeze at. Iron released by human activities contributes as much as 80 percent of the iron falling on the ocean surface, even in the dusty North Atlantic Ocean, and is likely underestimated worldwide, according to a new study in Nature Communications.

The RV Knorr was operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution from 1970-2016. It was used on the GEOTRACES expeditions in 2010-2011 during which iron aerosol samples were collected for the study led by the USF College of Marine Science. Credit: University of South Florida

The RV Knorr was operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution from 1970-2016. It was used on the GEOTRACES expeditions in 2010-2011 during which iron aerosol samples were collected for the study led by the USF College of Marine Science. Credit: University of South Florida

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Mad Dogs and Americans

By Kip Hansen – Re-Blogged From WUWT

 

featured_image_batsThe U.S. CDC has issued one of its Vital Signs press releases that readers in the United States should be aware of, especially those living in more rural areas.

In the classic of modern American literature, To Kill a Mockingbird, the father of  Scout, the narrator, Atticus Finch, a gentle and mild southern attorney, shocks his children when, at the pleading of  Heck Tate, the town’s sheriff, he takes up a rifle and from a great distance, shoots and kills a rabid dog.  In the 1930s,  “mad dogs”, crazed by rabies, were a serious threat.

 

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Earthquake jolts Southern California

By Kevin Byrne, – Re-Blogged From AccuWeather

A powerful magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked Southern California on Thursday around 10:30 a.m. local time, jolting millions across the Southwest who were celebrating Independence Day.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake occurred about 7.5 miles (12 km) southwest of Searles Valley, California, which is located about 120 miles northeast of Los Angeles and about 140 miles west of Las Vegas. The area is located in a remote portion of the northern Mohave Desert.

big quake socal july 4th

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