Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

2008

Lights! Camera! Tragedy! Famous 'cursed' movies

It doesn’t have to be Friday the 13th to remember films notoriously riddled with bad luck. These are movies in which mysterious accidents, uncanny mishaps and even death have led some to believe that they are plagued with more than…

In 1966, 1st photo of Earth from the moon

NASA released this 1st moon photo of Earth on August 23, 1966 via its spacecraft Lunar Orbiter 1. Years later, it used digital technology to restore the photo and reveal more detail.

Wild giraffes are suffering a 'silent extinction'

Earth’s tallest animal is in deep trouble. Wild giraffe populations are plummeting due to poaching and habitat loss, with survey data showing the mammals’ numbers have fallen more than 40 percent over the last 30 years. And unlike the well-known…

U.S. Fracking Boom Likely Culprit in Rapid Rise of Global Methane Emissions

The boom in U.S. shale gas and oil production may have ignited a significant global spike in methane emissions blamed for accelerating the pace of the climate crisis, according to research.  Scientists at Cornell University have found that the “chemical…

​How biomass helps farmers make the most of 'waste wood'

Trees are an important part of any farm. They reduce erosion and flooding, absorb air pollutants, provide habitat for insect-eating birds, and cast shade to help livestock stay cool. They produce crops, too, whether it’s fruit and nuts at an…

The UN’s War Against Meat: ‘Treat Carnivores Like Smokers’

Last week, an article written by Matt Ridley appeared in the UK Telegraph. It was titled: The War on Meat has begun, and there are many reasons to join the resistance. He observes that “what starts out as a suggestion then…

It was cold in Australia last weekend

The August 9-12 weather event in Australia was one of the longest cold stretches and greatest snowfall totals so far in this century, according to climate and atmospheric scientists.

This innovative vertical greenhouse in Wyoming is empowering people with disabilities

There’s a narrow, tall glass building in the middle of downtown Jackson, Wyoming, that has changed the face of produce in this wintry town while making a massive social impact. Vertical Harvest is a three-story hydroponic greenhouse that produces roughly…

The dangerous delusion of optimal global warming | International Politics and Society – IPS Journal

The United Kingdom is now legally committed to reduce net greenhouse-gas emissions to zero by 2050. Opponents in Parliament argued for more cost-benefit analysis before making such a commitment; and Nobel laureate economist William Nordhaus argues that such analysis shows…