Which came first, the ritual feast or the farm?

Until recently, the oldest remains of feasts by humans came from Middle Eastern sites dating to around 9,500 years ago after farming had been initiated. Researchers, however, appear to have discovered a cave with evidence of a gathering of 35+ members of the Natufian culture [ http://en.wikipedia...

Natural gas development poses a risk of enhancing GHG emissions due to "leakage", note new studies

Several prior posts have noted the greenhouse impact of methane (aka natural gas); it has many times the warming effect as carbon dioxide (CO2), which seems to be the focus of so much discussion about global warming. The posts have focused on the numerous "natural" sources of methane emissions...