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

Changing to a local model for utilities may help react quickly to climate crisis-caused disasters

One unexpected side effect of the massive California fires is the recognition that Pacific Gas & Electric, a traditional model utility, is totally unable to deal promptly with the causes of the fires or how to provide power while the fires rage. Desperate localities are beginning to think seriously about forming much smaller, locally owned … Continue reading Changing to a local model for utilities may help react quickly to climate crisis-caused disasters

Need to scale up this use for algae

I'd love to have seen more detail here. Algae doesn't need to be mined but how much energy is required for the processing? https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/10/researchers-turn-algae-into-a-material-as-hard-as-steel/ Researchers turn algae into a material as hard as steel The material has two major benefits for the climate. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 (Photo credit: A. Battenberg / Technical University of … Continue reading Need to scale up this use for algae

Another reason to support biological diversity

Between fires, floods, contamination from fossil fuel production, and insensitive development, humans have been working hard at reducing biological diversity. This article demonstrates how we simply can't tell what living animal or plant may be needed in the future. https://www.ecowatch.com/mushrooms-used-for-bioremediation-to-clean-pesticides-from-oregon-wate-1881853729.html? Mushrooms Used for Bioremediation to Clean Pesticides From Oregon Waterways Laura Beans Jan. 23, 2014 … Continue reading Another reason to support biological diversity

Wind power scaled up

This is simply extraordinary. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/01/worlds-largest-wind-turbines-to-be-built-off-yorkshire-coast? World's largest wind turbines to be built off Yorkshire coast Biggest offshore windfarm in North Sea will generate electricity for 4.5m homes Jillian Ambrose Tue 1 Oct 2019 12.51 EDT Last modified on Tue 1 Oct 2019 13.58 EDT An artist’s impression of the windfarm at Dogger Bank in the North Sea. … Continue reading Wind power scaled up

Oil spills along 1500 kilometers of Brazilian coast unidentified

Whether it's coastal oil spills, broken or exploding pipelines, or spills occurring during extreme weather events, I find it impossible not to immediately note that solar collection and wind farms have never produced such environmental disasters. Even if fossil fuels weren't the major contributor to our climate crisis, the other consequences of producing those fuels … Continue reading Oil spills along 1500 kilometers of Brazilian coast unidentified

How has the fossil fuel industry done so well at blocking effective action about the climate crisis

The fossil fuel industry, notably Exxon, has known for decades that there was an impending climate disaster due to the production and use of fossil fuels. They have actively presented information denying what they knew to be true. How did they get away with it? Read on. A somewhat long article but eye opening and … Continue reading How has the fossil fuel industry done so well at blocking effective action about the climate crisis