Huge Ancient Methane Seeps Discovered in the Canadian High Arctic

From the GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Boulder, Colo., USA: Cretaceous climate warming led to a significant methane release from the seafloor, indicating potential for similar destabilization of gas hydrates under modern global warming. A field campaign on the remote Ellef Ringnes Island, Canadian High Arctic, discovered an astounding number of methane seep mounds in Cretaceous age…

The Lure of Free Energy

Guest essay by John Popovich In the 1950s we were assured by the best scientific minds and the U.S. President that nuclear electricity would be of such low cost that it would not make sense to meter it. The Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty granted every country the right to enrich and the nuclear haves promised…

Magic mushrooms become CO2 indicators for the urban lawn

From the UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE and the “magic mushrooms” department… Researchers find mushrooms may hold clues to effect of carbon dioxide on lawns DURHAM, N.H. – Since the Industrial Revolution, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has rapidly increased. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire set out to determine how rising carbon…