Monthly Archives: May 2009

DO SCOTTISH SAND DUNES PREDICT 21st CENTURY STORMS?, BY DENNIS T. AVERY

CHURCHVILLE, VA—The Culbin Sands in Scotland are one of the famed historic storm sites in the world. In 1694, the area was rich farmland, with a manor house and numerous tenant farms amid the fields and orchards. Then a “western … Continue reading

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CASE FOR BIOFUELS WEAKENS FURTHER, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

CHURCHVILLE, VA—Biofuels are a terrible answer to the fuel problem.   They force consumers to bid against themselves on food and fuel, artificially driving up the prices of both.   Biofuels take huge amounts of land to produce each gallon—and … Continue reading

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DO “FACTORY FARMS” TRIGGER SWINE FLU?, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

CHURCHVILLE, VA—Did “factory hog farms” trigger Mexico’s recent outbreak of “swine flu”?  Not likely. In fact, today’s specialized hog and poultry farms actually minimize the potential for virus epidemics—and limit the public’s exposure to flu risks.   However, the Humane … Continue reading

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