NASA, French Space Laser Measures Massive Migration of Ocean Animals

From NASA Global Climate Change Researchers used the space-based CALIPSO lidar to measure the planet’s largest animal migration, which takes place when small sea creatures swim up from the depths at night to feed on phytoplankton, then back down again just before sunrise. Credit: NASA/Timothy Marvel Every night, under the cover of darkness, countless small…

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Reforesting is a good idea, but it is necessary to know where and how

An international group of ecologists contests an article published in Science, which among other cardinal errors proposed ‘reforestation’ of the Cerrado, Brazil’s savanna biome Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo An article recently published in Science, entitled “The global tree restoration potential”, presents what it calls “the most effective solution at…

The High Cost of Free Energy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I will take as my departure point the following rather depressing chart from the US Energy Information Agency (EIA). It shows the rise in US electricity prices since 2001: Figure 1. Increase in energy costs for the industrial, commercial, and residential sectors, along with the average, from the EIA. SOURCE…

Shocker: burning trees release stored carbon

From the Department of Obvious Science and the USDA Forest Service – Pacific Northwest Research Station, comes this shocking headline: Washington’s forests will lose stored carbon as area burned by wildfire increases Even small increases in area burned could have significant impacts on carbon storage Forests in the Pacific Northwest store more carbon than any…

Green FAIL – FOIA shows dangerous university biomass power plant fraught with problems, closures, explosion

USC’s biomass plant debacle How the university’s green dream went bust after three ‘potentially lethal accidents’ and a host of other problems By WAYNE WASHINGTON (The State Newspaper) On June 28, 2009, an explosion rocked the biomass-fueled power plant on the campus of the University of South Carolina. The force of the blast sent a…