Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

Month: March 2020

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On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products

Chemists have created a hybrid system of bacteria and nanowires that captures energy from sunlight and transfers it to the bacteria to turn carbon dioxide and water into organic molecules and oxygen. On Earth, such a biohybrid could remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. On Mars, it would provide colonists with raw material to manufacture organic compounds ranging from fuels to drugs. The efficiency is greater than the photosynthetic efficiency of most plants.

Branching Out: Women in Forestry

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women make up 13.9 percent of forest and conservation professionals across the country. At Enviva, we are lucky to have three of the best female foresters in the business, who ensure that forests across…

For the Left, Excess Hospital Beds Were “Too Many Deoderants” … Until This Month

For years, a significant critique (mostly from the Left) of health care costs has been that over-investment by private hospitals in premium facilities (e.g. ICU beds, MRI scanners, etc) is part of the reason health care costs have been rising…

Europe’s Carmakers Seek Delay In EU’s Costly CO2 Rules

The European auto industry has asked the European Union (EU) to delay the implementation of its CO2 emissions rules because the impact of the coronavirus is causing short-term mayhem in the industry. The rules start this year, get harsher in…

Your life story may be written in your teeth

A new study suggests our teeth reveal a lot more about us than just how often we brush. In fact, our teeth may dutifully record any experience that’s made a meaningful impact in our lives, from divorce to disease to…

Extinction Rebellion: Anti-Human To The Core

A Twitter account claiming to represent an Extinction Rebellion (XR) chapter in the East Midlands tweeted last week that the ‘Earth is healing. The air and water are clearing. Corona is the cure. Humans are the disease!’ The post also showed…

Gov. Cuomo To Ram Green Energy Plants Down Locals’ Throats

Gov. Andrew Cuomo deserves credit for his handling (so far) of the coronavirus pandemic. But not so for his push to eliminate residents’ ability to decide for themselves if they want industrial-scale wind and solar projects in their towns. Upstate…

Anyone else raising baby chicks in their home?

I have baby chickens in my living room and maybe you do, too. To be clear, this isn’t my first time raising a flock for our little farm in central New York, but the outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S….