Caution needed with new greenhouse gas emission standards

From the University of Calgary New model provides lifecycle analysis of ‘well-to-wheel’ oil sands emissions Policy makers need to be cautious in setting new ‘low-carbon’ standards for greenhouse gas emissions for oil sands-derived fuels as well as fuels from conventional crude oils University of Calgary and University of Toronto researchers say in a paper published…

Mercury fingered in Permian-Triassic extinction

Hmmm. This sounds a bit like a sales pitch against “dirty coal” in support of the recent EPA Mercury ruling instead of regular geological research. I question this research claim because they only have evidence that there were spikes of Mercury during those events, not that they caused or accelerated the extinctions. The PR states:…

The periodic table becomes a weight watcher

From the “not etched in stone department”, via Eurekalert we learn that  Atomic weights of 10 elements on periodic table about to make an historic change showing that everything we thought we knew, is still subject to revision as we learn more. Researchers from around the world compile more reliable data that will help science…