1. Healthy polar bear count in northern Canada confounds the doomsayers. There are 66% more bears than previous estimates, maybe more, and the population is growing, not declining.
4. Interactive Table
: Average College Faculty Salaries, 2011–12 The Chronicle of Higher Education.
5. The Williamsport (PA) Chamber of Commerce president
said he never has seen an
economic boom such as the one creating lines at local restaurants, no
vacancies at area hotels and a general optimism among many capitalizing
on the area’s expanding gas and oil industry. In the past three years, about 115 new
businesses began operating in the area,
including hotels, office buildings and
restaurants, and about 2,000 people have been hired.
6. Natural Gas Sparks a Manufacturing Renaissance
: "The rapid development of shale gas technology has helped reduce energy
imports and, in some cases, encouraged companies producing
petrochemicals, steel, fertilizers and other products to return to the
United States after relocating overseas."