Remember the climate crisis hockey puck chart? Here’s what it’s showing up in the ocean

If only we were putting in even half the effort at even mitigating the climate crisis as we are with COVID-19. We're running out of time. It's no longer going to be possible to take small steps. We need to do major things right now. https://www.ecowatch.com/oceans-heating-rate-scientists-2646090903.html Oceans Likely to Heat up at Seven Times Their … Continue reading Remember the climate crisis hockey puck chart? Here’s what it’s showing up in the ocean

Wind turbines can be placed in deep water — all you need is money

Beautiful photos attached to this article. Wind turbines are still a growth industry for energy production that doesn't require fossil fuels. Main downside (other than cost) is still that the materials used cannot be easily recycled. Published at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Floating turbines at the Hywind Scotland project in the North … Continue reading Wind turbines can be placed in deep water — all you need is money

Coral turns neon purple out of pure desperation

Click thru to see the incredibly vivid purple shade that some corals turn as a last ditch effort to survive. Reminds me of porcupines and skunks. Coral doesn't have the strength to prevail on its own so they're trying to get the attention of helpful critters plus the production of the color also produces a … Continue reading Coral turns neon purple out of pure desperation

Want to cut global use of plastic water bottles? Fix the pipes.

The best thing a new article can do is give me a new slant on an existing problem. Turns out many plastic water bottles are needed because the local water supply is so polluted. Sure I knew about Detroit, but entire countries? An additional consideration not germane to the point being made here is that … Continue reading Want to cut global use of plastic water bottles? Fix the pipes.

Plastic that disintegrates in a year? Bring it on

The planet desperately needs a substitute for plastics that last forever even when pulverized in small bits. Here's a possibility. https://www.ecowatch.com/plastic-bottle-plants-sustainability-2646025779.html Plastic Bottle Made From Plants Degrades in Just One Year Jordan Davidson May. 18, 2020 01:00PM EST Business Avantium, a biochemical company in the Netherlands, is fundraising for a new project that will turn … Continue reading Plastic that disintegrates in a year? Bring it on

The Trump administration continues its destruction of all environmental protection

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/climate/trump-environment-rollbacks.html Calling the rules unnecessary and burdensome to the fossil fuel industry and other businesses, his administration has weakened Obama-era limits on planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and from cars and trucks, and rolled back many more rules governing clean air, water and toxic chemicals. Several major reversals have been finalized in recent … Continue reading The Trump administration continues its destruction of all environmental protection

Reduction in human activity showing up in seismic results

If you ever doubted that human activity has an instant effect on the planet, here's a story that proves it. Decrease in heavy transportation and other weight pushing activities is letting the planet breathe a bit easier. Read on. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00965-x Coronavirus lockdowns have changed the way Earth moves A reduction in seismic noise because of … Continue reading Reduction in human activity showing up in seismic results