Mathematics, Science and Environment

The Island Packet – June 27, 2017

‪The Chamber of Commerce is asking the public to complete a quick survey asking whether or not they think there should be a ban on single – use plastic bags.

A binary choice is this discussion’s shaper;
Paper or plastic, plastic or paper.‬

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Reuters – February 1, 2017

Artificial intelligence has made history by beating humans in poker for the first time, the last remaining game in which humans had managed to maintain the upper hand.

]Artifical intelligence dispensed it.
Beware if you bet against it.

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Reuters – February 2, 2017

Faced with a U.S. retreat from international efforts to tackle Climate change, European Union officials are looking to China, fearing a leadership vacuum will embolden those within the bloc seeking to slow the fight against global warming.

When trust and confidence ends,
Folks seek out other “friends.”

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OZY NEWSJanuary [], 2017

This stings. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declared that the once-abundant rusty patched bumblebee, one of the most common American bee species, is officially endangered. In recent years, pollinator populations have taken a nosedive because of habitat loss and pesticides.

Pesticides, pollution toll the knell,
As bees buzz, “I don’t feel so well.”‬

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Reuters Oddly Enough News – November 15, 2016

A new species of frog, whose groin flashes orange to scare away predators has been discovered in Australia.

[Box]A froggy and novel mode of defense:
“Don’t mess with me. See, I’m IMMENSE.[/box]

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