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Joe Biden’s Insane War On The Oil And Gas Industry

Joe Biden wants to take one of the great American success stories of the last several decades — and drive it into the ground. He would turn his back on the stupendous wealth represented by proven reserves of oil and…

Shifts in flowering phases of plants due to reduced insect density

A research group has discovered that insects have a decisive influence on the biodiversity and flowering phases of plants. If there is a lack of insects where the plants are growing, their flowering behavior changes. This can result in the lifecycles of the insects and the flowering periods of the plants no longer coinciding. If the insects seek nectar, some plants will no longer be pollinated.

The uncertain future of the oceans

(Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)) Marine food webs and biogeochemical cycles react very sensitively to the increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) – but the effects are far more complex than previously thought. This is shown in a study published by a team of researchers from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in the journal Nature Climate Change. Data were combined from five large-scale field experiments, which investigated how the carbon cycle within plankton communities reacts to the increase of CO2.

Eco-Rape Of Africa: Hamburg Power Plants To Use Namibia Bush Wood For Fuel

To meet its CO2 reductions targets, Hamburg plans to deforest Africa in order to substitute coal with wood at its power plants! Substituting coal with wood from Africa German environmental protection group ROBIN WOOD here recently issued a press release…

Supercomputing study breaks ground for tree mapping, carbon research

A new method for mapping the location and size of trees growing outside of forests helped scientists discover billions of trees in arid and semi-arid regions and lays the groundwork for more accurate global measurement of carbon storage on land.

Deep-sea corals reveal secrets of rapid carbon dioxide increase as the last ice age ended

(Boston College) The Southern Ocean played a critical role in the rapid atmospheric carbon dioxide increase during the last deglaciation that took place 20,000 to 10,000 years ago, an international team of researchers report in Science Advances. The chemical signatures of nitrogen and carbon in the coral fossils revealed that ocean carbon sequestration decreased as phytoplankton failed to devour macronutrients supplied by upwelling currents in the Southern Ocean and trap carbon dioxide in the deep ocean.

Artificial cyanobacterial biofilm can sustain green ethylene production for over a month

Ethylene is one of the most important and widely used organic chemicals. A research group has designed a thin-layer artificial biofilm with embedded cyanobacterial cell factories which were specifically engineered for photosynthetic production of ‘green’ ethylene. The fabricated biofilms have sustained ethylene production for up to 40 days.