Green California suffers from lack of urban trees – lowest per capita in US  

From the USDA FOREST SERVICE – PACIFIC SOUTHWEST RESEARCH STATION Despite city tree benefits, California urban canopy cover per capita lowest in US Trees in California communities are working overtime. From removing carbon dioxide and pollutants from the air, intercepting rainfall and increasing property values, California’s 173.2 million city trees provide ecosystem services valued at $8.3…

Wanderlust

A quick note for those interested in my ongoing adventures around the world. I’m currently in Gizo, in the Solomon Islands … why? Well, the answer is in my latest post on my blog, a post entitled “Feasting“. If you’d like lighter fare than the ongoing discussion of my latest Watts Up With That post on cold…

More slime from the Lewandowsky-Mann machine, calling for ‘trench warfare’

First, the press release on this new opinion hit-piece masquerading as peer-reviewed science that smacks of desperation, especially in light of the fact that “climate change” seems to be disappearing from grant applications. Science community considers approaches to climate disinformation AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Despite overwhelming scientific agreement on the question of human-caused global…

Making CO2 into fuel

From the MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MIT-developed method converts carbon dioxide into useful compounds. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — MIT researchers have developed a new system that could potentially be used for converting power plant emissions of carbon dioxide into useful fuels for cars, trucks, and planes, as well as into chemical feedstocks for a wide variety of…