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The Great Salmonella Outbreak of 2010

It is certainly great to know that the United States food and disease oversight can pick up on a common food contaminant (salmonella, spp) increase and trace it back to a commonly accepted source, namely chickens.  This previous farmboy knows that you have to be very careful of this pathogen because it is everywhere.  We […]

Miscellaneous Energy and Climate References

Over the past few months, a number of people have asked for references and charts.  Here are hotlinks to a number of them. Wind Power: Bonneville Power Administration Balancing Authority Wind/load chart.  http://www.transmission.bpa.gov/business/operations/wind/baltwg.aspx and this blog, August 29, 2009. Climate: Arctic Sea Ice extent:   http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ Solar/Sun spots: (this year has been running 15-19% void, better […]