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Snowbowl Ski Resort to Create Snow from Human Waste

August 25, 2011 / 1 Comment

Look what we have here! Plans to make artificial snow from recycled human waste might sound incredible, but the fact is that the owners of a ski resort are planning to create snow using 180 million gallons of sewage effluent. The Snowbowl Ski Resort is at 12,000 feet in the San Francisco Peaks. Its owners have reportedly sought snowmaking solutions to ...

LED Traffic Lights Become Useless in Heavy Snow

December 14, 2009 / 2 Comments

LED traffic lights are great and a prime example of green technology - they last longer, don't need a lot of service, use less electricity, and can be somewhat easier to see. However, all of these benefits can come at a cost. High energy efficiency is a great thing, but it can sometimes turn against you - during snow storms, ...

Snowmen, um, Snowwomen, um, Snow People Protest Global Warming in Helsinki

March 11, 2009 / No Comments

I admit, I wouldn't know a snowman from a snowwoman unless s/he pulled up his/her skirt and showed me his carrot in a very strategic place. Nevertheless, the snow people were out in Helsinki protesting the warming up of the climate. I reckon if i were made of snow, i'd want the world to stay cooler, too, wouldn't you? But, for what it's ...

Where is Global Warming When You Want it? Midwest Drops to -40

January 14, 2009 / No Comments

Temperatures have dipped to Arctic levels in Minneapolis. A snowstorm followed. People died from exposure. Even Kansas (you're not in Kansas anymore) and Missouri dropped to single digits (-15Cish). At one place, Hallock, wind chill was -58 below. I have been in the bitter cold before, changed a tire at -25C and saw ice sculptures in Northern China at the same ...

Shivers Down Your Spine: Melting Ice Caps Welcome Tourists to Antarctica

December 15, 2008 / No Comments

The very fact that 46,000 cruise ship passengers have been able to make their way to Antarctica - places which would have been inaccessible 20 years ago, are good examples of the effects of global warming at the South Pole. While the world still argues about how real or unreal the threat of global warming is, the effects though are giving ...

Global Cooling in Kenya?

September 5, 2008 / 1 Comment

Global cooling in Kenya? Well, it's definitely not getting warmer everywhere! There was a hailstorm in Kenya, about 220km from Nairobi. The heavy hailstorm fell on a deforested hillside in Gikingi Village. Snow followed to children's delight and snowmen were ... well, nothing about the snowmen. Not enough of the white stuff. But perhaps for the first time ever, Kenyans discovered ...

Mt. Kilimanjaro Snow Cap Okay

August 15, 2008 / 2 Comments

An Ohio State University researcher claimed that Mt Kilimanjaro will lose its snow cap between 2015-2020. He made is guesstimate based on photos taken in 1912 and 2001. At that time, Mt. Kilimanjaro had lost 82% of its snow cap/ice cover. "The sky is falling in Africa, the sky is falling in Africa!" was the alarmists' cry. Turns out that according to ...