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Comment: Re:Grandfathered in (Score 1) 875

by Kaneda79 (#32289098) Attached to: National Academy of Science Urges Carbon Tax
wow that makes so little sense I actually have to write my first post on Slashdot 4 years after signing up ... Trees store CO2, A LOT of it (its part of the photosynthesis if I am correct). Actually, deforestation is one of the reasons things get worse...and re-forestation one easy way to slow it down. And how does using new paper take any C02 out of the atmosphere in the first place?! And by the way, salad re-grows every year. Some trees need decades to grow, the amazon jungle actually will need hundreds of years to fully recover from being destroyed. And that still ignores all the species of animals depending on the trees...literally hundreds of thousands. Wipe out the forest and you wipe out the animals. Which animal actually solely depends on lettuce again?
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Apple Reverses iPad "No Cash Purchase" Policy 377

Posted by timothy
from the so-it's-free-now dept.
ZipK writes "After a few days of bad publicity, Apple has reversed its no cash purchase policy, explaining that the policy was originally implemented to limit the number of iPads an individual could buy during the introductory period of short supply. Now that supply has caught up with demand — and the story has hit front pages and gained national attention — Apple has reversed its policy, and taken the opportunity to put a bow on the story by giving the formerly scorned Diane Campbell a free iPad."
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Canadian Blood Services Promotes Pseudoscience 219

Posted by samzenpus
from the type-A-negative-personality dept.
trianglecat writes "The not-for-profit agency Canadian Blood Services has a section of their website based on the Japanese cultural belief of ketsueki-gata, which claims that a person's blood group determines or predicts their personality type. Disappointing for a self-proclaimed 'science-based' organization. The Ottawa Skeptics, based in the nation's capital, appear to be taking some action."

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