Natural gas (much of it fracked) a disaster for the planet

The many people in favor of natural gas are very fast to obscure the environmental cost of producing and using it. The facts are that fracking carries a high risk of polluting our limited sources of fresh water plus its production and use will considerably increase U.S. emissions. Read on in the article below. Cheap … Continue reading Natural gas (much of it fracked) a disaster for the planet

Alarmingly large methane flow measured as disastrous with just one satellite pass

Methane is a more dangerous gas than CO2 when looking at the implications for the global climate crisis. A key sentence here is that this particular blowout releases more methane in 20 days than the oil and gas industries of Frances, Norway, and the Netherlands do in a year. We already know that methane has … Continue reading Alarmingly large methane flow measured as disastrous with just one satellite pass

If you're using emails to be more green, here's some sad news

There's nothing that doesn't have an environmental cost -- nothing. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2019/nov/26/pointless-emails-theyre-not-just-irritating-they-have-a-massive-carbon-footprint? Pointless emails: they’re not just irritating – they have a massive carbon footprint More than 64m unnecessary emails are sent in Britain every day. Along with clogging up our inboxes they are also damaging the environment Stephen Moss @StephenMossGdn Tue 26 Nov 2019 10.56 EST … Continue reading If you're using emails to be more green, here's some sad news

Solar breakthough could make solar energy effective for far more tasks

This is a true breakthrough that makes solar energy able to do heavy lifting of the sort achieved only by major fossil fuel operations. This is big. Secretive energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough By Matt Egan, CNN Business Updated 11:04 AM ET, Tue November 19, 2019 New York (CNN Business)A secretive … Continue reading Solar breakthough could make solar energy effective for far more tasks

Environmental protection laws make a huge difference

I've posted regularly about the wholesale destruction of decades of environmental protection legislation by this administration. I'm pleased to be able to post an article about a law that worked to make a big difference when disaster threatened. https://www.ecowatch.com/oil-leak-shell-puget-sound-2641378550.html? Oil Spill Prevention Law Helps Contain Leak at Shell Puget Sound Refinery Olivia Rosane Nov. 18, … Continue reading Environmental protection laws make a huge difference

Status of coal plants in U.S.

Coal plants in the U.S. are continuing to shut down but the easy closures may already have happened. Economic forces may not be enough to force closures of the some of the markets where coal still dominates. https://qz.com/1749023/two-of-americas-biggest-coal-plants-closed-this-month/ Two of America’s biggest coal plants closed this month By Michael J. Coren November 16, 2019 First … Continue reading Status of coal plants in U.S.

Creative use of Fukushima

With all of the damage, some of it global by air and water, caused by Fukushima's nuclear disaster, some creative soul has come up with the perfect use of the uninhabitable area -- use it to provide renewable energy. What a great idea! https://e360.yale.edu/digest/fukushima-to-be-transformed-into-renewable-energy-hub E360 Digest November 11, 2019 Fukushima to be Transformed into Renewable … Continue reading Creative use of Fukushima