Mapping the global distribution of phytoplankton

ETH Zurich IMAGE: Phytoplankton boasts an amazing variety of forms and species. Credit: Meike Vogt und Jorge Martinez-Rey / ETH Zurich With some 10,000 to 20,000 different species in the world’s oceans, the diversity of phytoplankton (phyto from the Greek for plant) species is extremely rich. These phytoplankton form a key element of ocean ecosystems…

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Birth of an underwater volcano: “This thing was built from zero in 6 months!”… Which is a lot less than 12 years

Guest geological observation by David Middleton From the American Association for the Advancement of SCIENCE! of America… Ship spies largest underwater eruption everBy Roland PeaseMay. 21, 2019 , 1:20 PM Last week, Marc Chaussidon, director of the Institute of Geophysics in Paris (IPGP), looked at seafloor maps from a recently concluded mission and saw a…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Communal Cauliflowers Turn Minorities Away from Environmental Activism

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to AOC, support for environmental policies like the Green New Deal would be stronger if minorities weren’t being subtly coerced into growing colonial cauliflowers in their communal gardens. Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Colonial’ Cauliflower in Community Gardens Makes Minorities Avoid Environmentalism By Joshua Caplan 20 May 2019 … “What I love too…

How the Trump Administration’s ACE Rule Affects Emissions

Host Daniel Raimi talks with RFF Research Associate Amelia Keyes about her recent research on the Trump administration’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. Amelia and several colleagues have estimated the effect of the rule on emissions of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrous oxide, but they think that ACE could actually increase these emissions rather…

Heartland to anger the environmental left with ICCC13

The “WANTED” poster Heartland Senior Fellow James Taylor is holding here was part of our greeting at the United Nations’ Conference of the Parties (COP21) for climate change in Paris in 2015. Heartland didn’t count on a warm welcome by the environmental left, but the hatred was palpable. The Heartland Institute is hated by climate…

Costly wind power menaces man and nature

The true costs of wind energy are too often (deliberately?) ignored or underestimated Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris Wind energy can never replace fossil fuels, despite claims of environmentalists and advocates of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal (GND). It’s not environment-friendly either. Indeed, wind power is hampered by many limitations, including: * its intermittent…

Stanford Researchers: Save the climate by turning methane into carbon dioxide!!!

Guest no schist Sherlock by David Middleton Stanford News Service MAY 20, 2019Stanford researchers outline vision for profitable climate change solution A seemingly counterintuitive approach – converting one greenhouse gas into another – holds promise for returning the atmosphere to pre-industrial concentrations of methane, a powerful driver of global warming. BY ROB JORDAN Stanford Woods…