Wood fired power plants help reduce climate change

A retro idea in the UK is already in the US, I’d say it is a better method than some traditional power plant operations, but only works if you have an unlimited supply of trees nearby. From the University of Manchester: How heating our homes could help reduce climate change A radical new heating system…

Google Earth leads to spectacular meteor crater find

From the European Space Agency via press release, the modern meteorite enthusiast’s dream – finding a crater on Google Earth and seeing it through to full discovery. As more and more hi-res images find their way in Google Earth, we will likely see more discoveries like this. Egyptian desert expedition confirms spectacular meteorite impact 23…

Where the particulates are (and aren’t)

This press release from NASA has the usual FUD in it, particularly with the “health-sapping” title. But what I find most interesting is the lack of 2.5 μm particulates in the USA and Australia. Yet another USA map further down (link)  in the article shows an entirely different view for the same period. It shows…