Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

2020

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Thanks, Joe. Get Ready For Prices At The Gas Pump To Go Up, Up, Up

Under President Trump, the United States became the largest producer of oil in the world. In 2019, the U.S. produced 12,248,000 barrels per day (BPD), topping Saudi Arabia, which produced 12,000,000 BPD, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Russia…

Reef fish futures foretold

There are markedly different outcomes for different species of coral reef fishes under climate change – scientists are now another step closer to uncovering the ‘winners and losers’.

Watch ISS spacewalk January 27

On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 2 NASA astronauts will perform the first in a pair of International Space Station spacewalks, to finish installing a European science platform and complete long-term battery upgrade work.

Avoid repeating old mistakes

(German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig) Global goals for biodiversity must apply to all member states of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) also at national level. This is one of four recommendations for improving the global strategy for biodiversity made by researchers at Nanjing Institute for Environmental Research, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU). The researchers analyse why the goals have been largely missed so far and present concrete policy options.

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How did Florida fail to respond to a coral disease epizootic and what’s to follow?

(Pensoft Publishers) By 2020, losses of corals have been observed throughout Florida and into the greater Caribbean basin in what turned out to be likely the most lethal recorded case of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease. A Perspectives paper, published in the open-access peer-reviewed journal Rethinking Ecology, provides an overview of how Florida ended up in a situation, where the best that could be done is rescuing genetic material from coral species at risk of regional extinction.

Politics

Will the First Amendment Die in the Aftermath of January 6?

I have gone about a week now without even opening Twitter, which makes me both mentally healthier as well as slower to post my thoughts on various issues.  But those who were reading me on Twitter earlier in the month…

Will the First Amendment Die in the Aftermath of January 6?

I have gone about a week now without even opening Twitter, which makes me both mentally healthier as well as slower to post my thoughts on various issues.  But those who were reading me on Twitter earlier in the month…

Charged up: revolutionizing rechargeable sodium-ion batteries with ‘doped’ carbon anodes

(National Korea Maritime and Ocean University) Rechargeable batteries like lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are seeing a surge in demand as technologies like electric propulsion ships and other vehicles become increasingly popular. However, lithium is costly, which has driven the search for other options. Sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) are a more sustainable alternative but are thermodynamically unstable with graphite–the usual anode material. Now, researchers in Korea have developed a “heteroatom-doped” (modified) carbon-based anode that helps SIBs to surpass the performance of LIBs.