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Rapid Climate Change Threatens Asia’s Rice Bowl

As Asia’s monsoon season begins, leading climate specialists and agricultural scientists warned today that rapid climate change and its potential to intensify droughts and floods could threaten Asia’s rice production and pose a significant threat to millions of people across the region.

April 12th

A Fundamental Understanding of Climate Issues & Solutions is Essential

The information that follows is critical to share. I received this report via Joe Romm’s Climate Progress, focusing on an important February 29 TED speech by James Hansen on the greenhouse effect as it impacts our planet, “Why I must speak out about climate change,” followed with a very smart “fee and dividend” solution. Hansen’s speech is then followed by what I feel is a “must-read” article from Dan Miller, founder of Climate Place.

March 8th

GE Scientists Demonstrate Promising Anti-Icing Nano Surfaces

Icing problems for surfaces in freezing temperatures may never again present trouble following news that scientists from GE Global Research that new nanotextured surfaces dramatically reduce ice adhesion. The team’s findings, which were presented at the American Physical Society (APS) Conference in Boston, might have an influential impact for the aviation and wind energy industries, among others.

March 7th

EXHIBITS: Center for Architecture Opens Two Exhibitions on Middle Eastern Architecture and Engineering

The Center for Architecture announces the opening of two concurrent exhibitions on architecture in the Middle East. City of Mirages: Baghdad, 1952-1982, in its U.S. debut, presents built and unbuilt work by 11 architects, including Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown. The second show, CHANGE: Architecture and Engineering in the Middle East, 2000-Present surveys more than 120 contemporary works in 20 countries and territories.

February 22nd