- Cigarette Butt Litter Hurts Plant Growth
The most disgusting thing about cigarette smoking for most isn't the smoke, nor is it the prospect of toxic carcinogens causing cancer in smokers the rest of us will end up subsidizing, it is that smokers often throw their garbage on the ground afterw ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 19 2019 - 9:43am
- Common Birds Like Great Tits Do NOT Risk Climate Change Extinction- Of 'Least Concern'- What Nature Paper Really Said
This article is being shared in the media widely as a report that even common birds like blue tits and great tits risk extinction. But that can’t be what is meant. What did it really say? ...
Article - Robert Walker - Jul 25 2019 - 2:28am
- Apples With Organic Fertilizer And Pesticides Contain More Bacteria Than Conventional
The most popular organic fertilizer is feces while the most popular pesticide is copper sulfate. Both of those don't sound great to ingest but a new study says that extra dung leads to more bacteria- and that may be a good thing, if you believe a lot ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 26 2019 - 10:31am
- Why An Ice Free Summer Arctic Will NOT Have The Same Effect As 25 Years Of CO2 Emisisons
This is a new study that makes the dramatic claim that as the ice melts in summer in the Arctic, then because ice reflects away more sunlight than water, this will have a dramatic warming effect on the whole planet, equivalent to 25 years of anthropogenic ...
Article - Robert Walker - Jul 30 2019 - 7:30pm
- China To Increase 2020 Climate Pledges, Support Green Climate Fund- Maintain Biodiversity & May Peak Emissions Early 2020s
China is currently targeting a 20% non fossil share by 2030, and there were reports that it is expected to target 35% of electricity from renewables by 2030 according to drafts for its next plan, the “Renewable Portfolio Standard”. ...
Article - Robert Walker - Jul 30 2019 - 1:47am
- Ethiopians Plant 353 Million Trees In 12 Hours- World Record- Aim To Plant 4 Billion Total This Summer- What If UK Did Same?
Ethiopia has just planted 353 million trees in 12 hours. It is part of the national “green legacy” initiative to encourage all its citizens to plant 40 seedlings each for a total of 4 billion trees over this summer. Here is one of the photos Amir Aman, MD ...
Article - Robert Walker - Jul 30 2019 - 12:26pm
- Conservation Tillage: What It Is And How Well It Works
Tillage. mixing and churning soil and crop residues like corn stalks, has been around for thousands of years. Even the earliest farmers knew that soil could become depleted and tillage could make the next crop more likely to be successful so we eventually ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2019 - 9:06am
- ‘Arctic On Fire’ Is Normal, Part Of Nature- Moose, Bears, Voles, Foxes, Owls, Birds Of Prey All Depend On Wild Fires
Short summary- the Arctic is always on fire in summer, and it’s a natural part of the ecosystem, to the extent that moose, bears, bison, voles, foxes, owls, birds of prey, …, they are all dependent on the fires directly or indirectly. It would be a very d ...
Article - Robert Walker - Jul 31 2019 - 4:58pm
- The EU Can Barely Feed Itself, And A New Report Wants It To Get Worse
As France has drifted away from agricultural progress, it has become more reliant on imported food. What was once Europe's greatest ag engine has become the sick old man of of the continent. A new paper says it needs to get even worse if the EU is goi ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 2 2019 - 8:41am
- 2019 Greenland Melt Not Likely To Beat 2012 Record- 0.5 Mm Sea Rise Ice Melt Is Dramatic, But Glacier Flow Is Long Term Issue
Short summary. The 0.5 mm sea level rise due to ice melting in July is dramatic but you need to compare it with the rest of the year. July is usually the top month for ice loss. In the winter the Greenland ice sheet gains ice through snowfall, so you need ...
Article - Robert Walker - Aug 5 2019 - 11:10am