Atmospheric

Anti-Fracking Ecologist Robert Howarth Is Back With A New Cosmic Claim About Methane

If you are worried about climate change and don't embrace natural gas as a bridge to whatever energy wins the future- solar, hydrogen, nuclear- you don't understand energy density and emissions. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 14 2019 - 11:30am

Urban Exposome: A New Way For Activists To Scare Pregnant Women

Urban poor people live in areas where there is more population density and higher pollution and more crime, that is no surprise. But pollution is relative in 2018, American air is so incredibly clean (1) that epidemiologists and activists have tried to de ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 19 2019 - 11:01am

Amazon Fires Are Not Depleting Earth's Oxygen Supply

Fires in the Amazon rainforest have captured attention worldwide in recent days. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who took office in 2019, pledged in his campaign to reduce environmental protection and increase agricultural development in the Amazon, a ...

Article - The Conversation - Aug 27 2019 - 5:00am

Burgundy Wine Grapes: A Climate Change Story

If you believe in medieval accounts of wine harvest dates, Burgundy grapes are in crisis.  A new look at dates of grape harvest from the last 664 years says wine grapes in Burgundy, eastern France, have been picked 13 days earlier on average since 1988 tha ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 29 2019 - 10:50am

From Washington To Maine, A Storm May Let You See The Aurora Borealis This Weekend

The colorful Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) occur when charged particles from the sun interact with gases in Earth’s during darker winter months in high-latitude regions like Alaska, Scandinavia, and Iceland but a geomagnetic storm predicted for this we ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2019 - 5:47pm

What Would A Nuclear Winter Look Like? Science Fiction, That's What

What is old hype is new again, which is to say population bombs, starvation in Africa, nuclear plant meltdowns, and atomic destruction because an aggressive American president makes a wholesome dictator in Russia nervous and nuclear bombs start going off. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 2 2019 - 4:00pm

Volatile Organic Compounds From Marijuana Farms Will Cause Ozone Levels To Increase

Biogenic volatile organic compounds produced by the cannabis plants during growth and reproduction, the same chemicals responsible for the pungent smell of a cannabis plant, also contribute to air pollution on a much larger scale, according to new research ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 18 2019 - 9:15am