U.S. Government continues to dump funds into an electrical sinkhole

Guest post by Ronald Stein Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California When I read the WSJ article “The Best-Laid Energy Plans” about the Government planning and subsidies that were supposedly intended to make America the world’s green-electricity superpower, create millions of jobs, and supercharge the economy, it…

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New research finds Earth’s oldest asteroid strike linked to ‘big thaw’

Video: Curtin University scientists have discovered Earth’s oldest asteroid strike occurred at Yarrabubba, in outback Western Australia, and coincided with the end of a global deep freeze known as a Snowball Earth Curtin University The research, published in the leading journal Nature Communications, used isotopic analysis of minerals to calculate the precise age of the…

Increase in global emissions of HFC-23 despite near-total expected reductions

From Nature Communications Excerpts: Abstract Under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, new controls are being implemented to reduce emissions of HFC-23 (CHF33 ), a by-product during the manufacture of HCFC-22 (CHClF22 ). Starting in 2015, China and India, who dominate global HCFC-22 production (75% in 2017), set out ambitious programs to reduce HFC-23…

Mars’ water was mineral-rich and salty

New study finds surface waters on early Mars may have been habitable for microbial life Tokyo Institute of Technology Presently, Earth is the only known location where life exists in the Universe. This year the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three astronomers who proved, almost 20 years ago, that planets are common around…

Arctic sea ice can’t ‘bounce back’

University of Exeter [See my update at the end. -w.] Arctic sea ice cannot “quickly bounce back” if climate change causes it to melt, new research suggests. A team of scientists led by the University of Exeter used the shells of quahog clams, which can live for hundreds of years, and climate models to discover…