Articles from December 2009

No rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide fraction in pNo rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide fraction in past 160 years, new research findsast 160 years, new research finds

ScienceDaily (2009-12-31) — Most of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activity does not remain in the atmosphere, but is instead absorbed by the oceans and terrestrial ecosystems. However, some studies have suggested that the ability of oceans and plants to absorb carbon dioxide recently may have begun to decline and that the airborne fraction of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions is therefore beginning to increase. In contradiction to those studies, new research finds that the airborne fraction of carbon dioxide has not increased either during the past 150 years or during the most recent five decades.


Shared Items From Around The Web – December 31, 2009


Hiawatha Seaway Council Changes its Name

It official, I had earlier reported that Hiawatha Seaway Council was planning to change its name.

Steve Austin reported:

the 2 finalists that the Executive Board is voting on now are:
Longhouse Council and Adirondack Foothills Council.  I will let you know what wins as soon as I hear.
Both Steve Austin and Dick Krzyiewski have reported that a final decision has been announced.

Second, the voting for a new council name is complete.  We will now be called “Longhouse Council”.  The new council name reflects the area’s rich Native American history that is a common bond throughout our entire service area.  Of course, by-laws and court documents will need to be filed and we will complete that work in a timely manner.

No word on the Lodge or when a new CSP will be issued.  The Council had earlier stated that the 2010 JSP set would have the new Council Name.  Don’t know if this will be the first issue?


I’ve known what it is to be hungry, but I always went right to a restaurant.
Ring Lardner
US author (1885 – 1933)

Shared Items From Around The Web – December 30, 2009


Cayuga County Council – Court rules against local Boy Scouts in merger battle – Court rules against local Boy Scouts in merger battle

The New York Supreme Court in Cayuga County ruled on Dec. 21 that the Cayuga County Boy Scouts Council #366 must hand over the properties and assets it’s been holding just out of reach of the national Boy Scouts of America organization’s grasp.

This is where some of the assets of the old Cayuga County Council were withheld during the absorption by Hiawatha Seaway Council this past summer.

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What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
US essayist & poet (1803 – 1882)

Shared Items From Around The Web – December 29, 2009


Weekly Roundup – NY OA Trader Dec. 21 – Dec. 27, 2009

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