The Paris Agreement on Climate Change is “The Law of The Land” in the USA until November, 2020.

"...And there is not one thing Trump can do about it! except..nothing"   On June 1, 2017, United States President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would cease all participation in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation. Trump stated that "The Paris accord will undermine (the U.S.) economy," and "puts (the U.S.) at …

“The USA FY19 Budget for Science and Energy is…staggering!” (a popular article re-posted; against President Trump’s wishes?)

The NEW FY19 Budget For Science – “not what you expected!” On Sept. 21, President Trump signed into law a three-bill fiscal year 2019 spending package that rejects his own proposal for large cuts to the Department of Energy’s applied energy R&D programs. While his administration argued much of those programs’ “later-stage” work could be left to industry. The …

Close-up on Coffee – Kona

Photo credit: Dr. Kenneth M. Beck.  South Kona Coast above Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historic Site.  The uniqueness of Kona arabica coffees comes from the volcanic soils, the traditional planting methods, small plots, and in the words of a Royal Kona Coffee professional, "the total natural environment, speciation, and symbiosis of the region." Here, primary and healthy …