Category Archives: Science

EPA’s new course: An interview with Scott Pruitt

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt . (Photo: JEENAH MOON/REUTERS/Newscom/The Daily Signal)

Editor’s Note: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt spoke to Rob Bluey this week at The Heritage Foundation’s President’s Club meeting in Washington. They discussed leadership, the agency’s top priorities, law, congress and environmentalism. This is an edited transcript and a long-form work in a short-form world, but for those Oklahomans that have known Scott Pruitt over decades of public life – he gives interviews worth reading. Continue reading

Hurricane Irma aims for US

The Associated Press is reporting Hurricane Irma grew into a dangerous Category 5 storm, the most powerful seen in the Atlantic in over a decade, and roared toward islands in the northeast Caribbean Tuesday on a path that could eventually take it to the United States.    Continue reading

Glasses accused of causing blindness

A federal class-action lawsuit asserts that Amazon sold defective eclipse-watching glasses that partially blinded a South Carolina couple during the historic coast-to-coast solar eclipse August 21.

Amazon’s email warning on it’s own defective product did not arrive in time the lawsuit notes. Continue reading

Warning: Solar Eclipse can damage vision

As Oklahomans prepare for the first solar eclipse viewable across the contiguous United States in decades, optometric physicians are warning that improper viewing can cause permanent eye damage.

The eclipse will take place on August 21, 2017, and will appear as a partial solar eclipse in Oklahoma. For a narrow band of the country that cuts across the central United States it will appear as the first total eclipse since 1918.    Continue reading