- California Methane Caps Could Hurt Organic Farming Most
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a new law demanding that dairy cows stop producing so much methane. They are basically giant fracking wells on four legs, after all. ...
Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Sep 24 2016 - 7:30am
- Ben & Jerry's: Global Warming Is Changing The Flavor Of Ice Cream
Ice cream sellers Ben&Jerry's, which are a division of a giant multinational food conglomerate, seem to have a lot of marketing leeway, because they are claiming global warming is coming for your ice cream freezer. Many nutrition groups think glo ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 27 2016 - 7:01am
- How Did Early Earth Stay Warm? Greenhouse Gases
For at least a billion years of the distant past, planet Earth should have been frozen over but wasn’t, and one popular notion was that methane, with 23-34 times (yes, it is unclear) the heat-trapping capacity of carbon dioxide, could have reigned supreme ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 26 2016 - 3:53pm
- Formaldehyde Forms During Chemical Breakdown Of E-Cigarette Flavors
Atmospheric scientists at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) have turned their attention toward the growing e-cigarette industry and found that toxic aldehydes, such as formaldehyde, are formed during the chemical breakdown of the flavored e-liquid durin ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 10 2016 - 12:09pm
- Dear Mr. Trump, Please Can We Study Our Climate?
Dear Mr. Trump, Please Can We Study Our Climate? To the President-elect, Sir, please consider that if climate scientists of the past had not been supported by wealthy patrons we of the 21st century would know little if anything about how to warn peopl ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Nov 22 2016 - 12:32pm
- When We Didn't Have Enough CO2 And Oxygen, Snowball Earth
We think we know the perfect balance of gases in the atmosphere, and it involves a time before there was any industry, when the human population was tiny, when almost all of the planet was covered in plants. Basically, the dream of environmental groups tod ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 8 2017 - 8:09am
- More Ways Forests Prevent Global Warming
Everyone knows the value of trees in the cycle of atmospheric life. They consumer carbon dioxide (CO2), the target of regulations for the last few decades. But that's not the only way they keep us cool. Trees also impact climate by regulating the exch ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 3 2017 - 7:41am
- Ideology Of Climate Change: How Activist Journalism At Columbia Led To A Partisan Lawsuit
The court case over whether ExxonMobil may have deliberately downplayed the potential dangers of global warming is heating up. Eleven attorney generals have filed a brief in US District Court in Manhattan supporting a lawsuit by Exxon to halt a probe by t ...
Article - Jon Entine - May 3 2017 - 1:29pm
- How Urban Trees Increase Ozone
Though the trend has been to listen to environmental claims about the benefits of trees in cities, in science they have a well-established dark side: in urban cities, they produce a lot of ground-level ozone, the very thing environmentalists spent decades ...
Article - News Staff - May 18 2017 - 8:59am
- Can't Sleep? Blame Air Pollution
Tablet and phone marketing executives can sleep well tonight. While those devices are commonly blamed for recent sleep problems, beams of pure digital energy shot straight into the eyeballs will do that, a new paper seeks to shore up the failing claim that ...
Article - News Staff - May 22 2017 - 7:03am