14th November - Today's News: Solar Eclipse Witnessed in Queensland
Thousands gather for stunning total eclipse over Australia (as usual, the Daily Mail has the best pictures!)
Elsewhere in Queensland, heaven help us: our driest city prays for rain
More from the ongoing Italy floods: Tuscany and Umbria take brunt of rain
16 people killed, 71 injured in N Myanmar earthquake at the weekend
Electricity from burning trees is 'dirtier than coal' - but only if we take into account the 'cost' of transporting the wood to Britain from New Zealand (and half of it comes from Britain anyway). Not a fair comparison at all. And whilst coal produces CO2 that would otherwise remain sequestered in the Earth for millions of years, wood produces CO2 that was only removed from the atmosphere a few years ago and would have ended up back there before long anyway. It also produces far less other toxic substances both in the extraction phase and in burning. Not sure what they are getting at really?
Lonely 'homeless' planet found for the first time - although to be honest, it sounds to me more like a small, faint brown dwarf given its size and temperature. In any case, it sounds like a gaseous planet, so no life as we know it on board.
Oh, and James Delingpole, Wattsy and co are up in arms about the fact that one of a series of BBC training seminars in 2006 concerned how best to report on climate related stories (presumably by dumbing them down!) and involved representatives from organisations that also engage in lobbying on the subject of climate change. Rather than scientists. A bit like wetting your pants because a train driver was taught how to drive a train by someone who had been driving trains for years rather than the guy who designed the engine. They'd previously misused the FOIA to try and get hold of the list of attendees. Not even the gods know why.