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  • Scientists Discover and Image Explosive Deep-Ocean Volcano

    12/18/2009 11:23:20 PM PST · by Tom Hawks · 8 replies · 776+ views
    Earlier today scientists funded by NOAA and the National Science Foundation released video of an underwater volcano eruption. This eruption is the deepest erupting volcano ever discovered and recorded. The video of this eruption is more than awesome, it is spectacular. In an area near Fiji, Tonga and Samoa, the West Mata volcano was discovered in May. The volcano lies almost 4,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. The scientists say they found a type of lava they have never seen erupting from an active volcano before. They also witnessed molten lava flowing across the deep-ocean seafloor for...
  • Viruses are hidden drivers of ocean's nutrient cycle (CO2)

    08/27/2008 2:36:40 PM PDT · by decimon · 12 replies · 148+ views
    AFP ^ | Aug 27, 2008 | Unknown
    PARIS (AFP) - Scientists on Wednesday said they had discovered deep-sea viruses to be an unexpectedly potent driver of the so-called carbon cycle that sustains oceanic life and helps dampen global warming. Under the carbon cycle, microscopic algae at the sea surface suck up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Many of these microscopic creatures, called prokaryotes, become infected by naturally-occurring marine viruses. When they die, their carbon-rich remains gently sink to lower depths, where they are then cannibalistically gobbled up by other bacteria. These prokaryotes in turn become a meal for a larger life form and so on, up the...
  • Researchers report game-changing technology to remove 99% of carbon dioxide from air

    02/09/2022 12:47:12 PM PST · by Red Badger · 80 replies ^ | Feb 03, 2022 | by Karen B. Roberts, University of Delaware
    University of Delaware researchers have broken new ground that could bring more environmentally friendly fuel cells closer to commercialization. Credit: Graphic illustration by Jeffrey C. Chase ========================================================================= University of Delaware (UD) engineers have demonstrated a way to effectively capture 99% of carbon dioxide from air using a novel electrochemical system powered by hydrogen. It is a significant advance for carbon dioxide capture and could bring more environmentally friendly fuel cells closer to market. The research team, led by UD Professor Yushan Yan, reported their method in Nature Energy on Thursday, February 3. Game-changing tech for fuel cell efficiency Fuel cells...
  • Residents evacuated from Italian island Vulcano over carbon dioxide levels

    11/21/2021 8:26:15 PM PST · by blueplum · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 21 November 2021 | Barbie Latza Nadeau, CNN
    (CNN)Most of the 250 permanent residents of a volcanic Italian island have been told to evacuate after levels of carbon dioxide in the air spiked dangerously, causing respiratory problems to people and their pets. Carbon dioxide levels around the volcanic island of Vulcano in the Aeolian archipelago off the north coast of Sicily have risen from 80 tons to 480 tons, effectively reducing the amount of oxygen in the air, according to the Italian National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV).... ...In a message on the Lipari Comune's Facebook page, Giorgianni explained Sunday that the evacuation is not because of...
  • Bezos Flies By Private Jet To Have ‘Cup Of Tea’ And Climate Change Chat With Prince Charles (Who Also Flew In By Private Jet)

    11/01/2021 8:40:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Summit News ^ | 1 November, 2021 | Steve Watson
    Take a look a these private jet flying billionaires sitting in a mansion complaining about you emitting too much carbon.. While they spend the next two weeks lecturing everyone else about doing more to tackle climate change, elitists including Jeff Bezos, Prince Charles and Bill Gates have been slammed for flying around everyday on carbon spewing private jets. Bezos met with Prince Charles Sunday in a massive mansion near Glasgow for a ‘cup of tea’ and a chat about climate change, after both of them arrived in private jets. Bezos touched down in Scotland on Sunday at Prestwick Airport in...
  • Climate backfire: Coal-fired power jumps as natural gas prices soar

    10/19/2021 10:45:55 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Oct 18, 2021 | By Valerie Richardson
    Coal-fired electricity generation climbed this year in the U.S. for the first time since the Obama administration, spurred by spiking natural gas prices, a setback for the Biden climate agenda and a sign that the president’s drilling crackdown may be backfiring. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Monday that electricity generated by coal-fired plants is expected to jump by 22% in 2021 over last year’s levels for the first year-over-year increase since 2014. The reason: the rising cost of natural gas, which began climbing in April and hit a 13-year high this month, fueled by pent-up pandemic demand that has...
  • Hot Cheese Sandwich The original cheeseburger, hold the beef patty.

    10/04/2021 11:24:23 AM PDT · by mylife · 40 replies
    Maybe you make an incredible cheese sandwich. Maybe you make a sandwich so good, with melty, gooey cheese and ham, that no other sandwich can compare. Perhaps you add relish, or a little smear of mustard for a nose-tingling kick. Perhaps you hold strong opinions about whether ketchup belongs in a cheese sandwich (it doesn’t). Maybe you’re all cheese-sandwiched out: From the pimento sandwich and the steamed cheeseburger to the artisanal sandwich with chèvre, guanciale, and fig jam, you’ve had them all. Until you haven’t. By the grace of the sandwich gods and some venturous hot dog joints in Fall...
  • World's largest plant capturing carbon from air starts in Iceland

    09/09/2021 8:17:36 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 8, 2021
    The world's largest plant that sucks carbon dioxide directly from the air and deposits it underground is due to start operating on Wednesday, the company behind the nascent green technology said. Swiss start-up Climeworks AG, which specialises in capturing carbon dioxide directly from the air, has partnered with Icelandic carbon storage firm Carbfix to develop a plant that sucks out up to 4,000 tons of CO2 per year. That's the equivalent of the annual emissions from about 790 cars. Last year, global CO2-emissions totalled 31.5 billion tonnes, according to the International Energy Agency. Direct air capture is one of the...
  • Industry group backs global carbon price for large ships

    09/06/2021 10:47:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 1, 2021 | Frank Jordans
    A major maritime industry association on Monday backed plans for a global surcharge on carbon emissions from shipping to help fund the sector’s shift toward climate-friendly fuels. The International Chamber of Shipping said it’s proposing to the United Nations that all vessels trading globally above a certain size should pay a set amount per metric ton of carbon dioxide they emit. Environmental groups welcomed the proposal to the the International Maritime Organization, a U.N. body, but cautioned that it doesn’t specify what carbon price would be supported by the group, which represents commercial shipowners and operators covering over 80% of...
  • Pennsylvania to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

    07/20/2021 11:10:22 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 17 replies
    27 ^ | 7/20/2021 | 27
    On Monday, Governor Tom Wolf posted on his Facebook page the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The RGGI is a cooperative effort to cap and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector. Other states include Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia.
  • Colorado Is Sure It Can Expand Highways While Also Meeting Climate Goals. History Suggests That’ll Be A Tough Climb

    06/15/2021 2:58:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Colorado Public Radio News ^ | May 19, 2021 | Nathaniel Minor
    Jesus Torres can see a lot from his perch in the cab of a tanker truck. Cars with blown tires on the side of the pothole-scarred roads. Overturned tankers on exit ramps curved too sharply for large modern trucks to handle. And more often than not, red tail lights snaking into the distance. “They need to add more lanes to all the highways,” he said on a recent morning on Interstate 270 just after leaving the Phillips 66 terminal in Commerce City. Far too often, Torres said, accidents on this highway through Colorado’s industrial center will cause long delays that...
  • Ancient Roman 'Gate to Hell' Killed Victims With Its Deadly Lake

    05/10/2021 8:10:32 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies ^ | 10 MAY 2021 | MICHELLE STARR
    A cave ancient Romans believed to be a gate to the underworld was so deadly that it killed all animals who entered its proximity, while not harming the human priests who led them. Millennia later, scientists believe they have figured out why - a concentrated cloud of carbon dioxide that suffocated those who breathed it. Dating back 2,200 years, the cave was rediscovered by archaeologists from the University of Salento back in 2011. It was located in a city called Hierapolis in ancient Phrygia, now Turkey, and it was used for animal sacrifices of bulls led through the Plutonium -...
  • April, You Duplicitous Little Minx

    04/11/2021 6:03:04 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-11-21 | MOTUS
    Ah, April! You duplicitous little minx you.The sun was warm but the wind was chill.You know how it is with an April day. When the sun is out and the wind is still,You're one month on in the middle of May.But if you so much as dare to speak,a cloud come over the sunlit arch,And wind comes off a frozen peak,And you're two months back in the middle of March.- Robert Frost, Two Tramps In Mud TimeThus far spring has been glorious in the Midwest: unseasonably warm as in record-breaking-as-warm-as-summer in some places. Following a bit of rain the past...
  • Crooked Joe Pushing Greatest Scam in History

    02/03/2021 1:15:49 PM PST · by kathsua · 11 replies
    Global Warming religion ^ | February 3, 2021 | Reasonmclucus
    Most of this was previously posted. Some of the links may no longer work.]. Lawrence Solomon, executive director of Energy Probe and Urban Renaissance Center, has reported that Enron played a major role in pushing the global warming scam, including establishing the Kyoto Protocals. In the nineties, Enron executives came up with a new get rich scheme. Enron owed part of its early success to sulphur dioxide emissions trading. Basically emissions trading was established as a way for some companies to profit from pollution while allowing other companies to continue to produce the chemicals that can cause acid rain. Enron...
  • The Great Pumpkin and Climate Change

    10/31/2020 8:45:16 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Global Warming religion ^ | October 31, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    After watching a Halloween broadcast of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown", I realized that Linus van Pelt is like those who preach global warming . Linus doesn't let the failure of the Great Pumpkin to appear destroy his belief that the Great Pumpkin exists. Similarly, the climate shaman who preach global warming won't let colder than normal winter weather in recent years destroy their belief that someday their "Great Pumpkin" will rise from the pumpkin patch and distribute warming throughout the world. When I started examining the claims about global warming I was surprised by the total lack of...
  • Much Ado About Nothing -- The Global Average Temperature Debate

    09/25/2020 10:38:56 AM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    Global Warming religion ^ | September 25, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    The global warming priests have presented no evidence that the process they claim causes "global warming" exists. They just illogically claim that any increase in what they call the "global average temperature" can only result from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Paul Homewood has reported on questionable manipulation of temperature data used to calculate this global average temperature. Anthony Watts has documented problems with temperature data for several years on his blog. The controversy over the accuracy of the data can be viewed as much ado about nothing because the so-called global average temperature "is thermodynamically as well as mathematically...
  • Global Warming Theory Disproved a Century Ago

    09/24/2020 8:56:54 AM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    Global Warming religion ^ | September 24, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    The claim that carbon dioxide (CO2) can increase air temperatures by "trapping" infrared radiation (IR) ignores the fact that in 1909 physicist R.W. Wood disproved the popular 19th Century thesis that greenhouses stayed warm by trapping IR. Unfortunately, many people who claim to be scientists are unaware of Wood's experiment which was originally published in the Philosophical magazine , 1909, vol 17, p319-320. Philosophical Magazine might not sound like the name of a science publication, but a century ago leading scientists published their discoveries in it. During the early 19th Century many physicists supported the theory postulated by Benjamin Franklin...
  • Enron's Global Warming Scam Lives on

    09/23/2020 10:04:47 AM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Global Warming religion ^ | September 23, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    Remember Enron, the corrupt firm whose failure should have disproved the myth "too big to fail", but didn't? At the time it was the seventh largest corporation. It's bankruptcy was the largest in history until Lehman Brothers failed. Incidentally, Lehman Brothers was also involved in carbon trading. Enron owed part of its early success to emissions trading. Basically emissions trading was established as a way for some companies to profit from pollution while allowing some companies to continue to produce the chemicals that can cause acid rain. Lawrence Solomon, executive director of Energy Probe has reported that Enron played a...
  • Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic

    04/18/2020 11:13:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 18, 2020 6:08 AM | Stephanie Kelly, Lisa Baertlein
    Dwindling supplies of carbon dioxide from ethanol plants is sparking concern about shortages of beer, soda and seltzer water — essentials for many quarantined Americans. Brewers and soft-drink makers use carbon dioxide, or CO2, for carbonation, which gives beer and soda fizz. Ethanol producers are a key provider of CO2 to the food industry, as they capture that gas as a byproduct of ethanol production and sell it in large quantities. But ethanol, which is blended into the nation’s gasoline supply, has seen production drop sharply due to the drop in gasoline demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic....
  • Global Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Flat in 2019

    02/11/2020 7:54:29 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    AP/USNEWS ^ | 02 11 2020 | Staff
    Global energy-related emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide remained steady last year, with declines in rich countries balancing out a rise in poor nations, according to data published Tuesday. The International Energy Agency said emissions of the main man-made greenhouse gas stayed at 33 gigatons in 2019, even as the world economy grew by 2.9%. “This was primarily due to declining emissions from electricity generation in advanced economies, thanks to the expanding role of renewable sources (mainly wind and solar), fuel switching from coal to natural gas, and higher nuclear power generation,” the Paris-based agency said. “Other factors included milder weather...