Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

China

Sea level rise requires extra management to maintain salt marshes

(Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research) Salt marshes are important habitats for fish and birds and protect coasts under sea level rise against stronger wave attacks. However, marshes themselves are much more vulnerable than previously thought. Stronger waves due to sea level rise can not only reduce the marsh extent by erosion of the marsh edge, but these waves hamper plant re-establishment on neighboring tidal flats, making it much more difficult for the marsh to recover and grow again.

Skeptical Science New Research for Week #28, 2019

Posted on 16 July 2019 by SkS-Team This week’s research roundup includes 54 articles. The most viscerally fascinating article in the present collection is undoubtedly Polag & Keppler’s Global methane emissions from the human body: past, present and future.  Here we learn…

Vast majority of dietary supplements don’t improve heart health or put off death, study finds

In a massive new analysis of findings from 277 clinical trials using 24 different interventions, researchers say they have found that almost all vitamin, mineral and other nutrient supplements or diets cannot be linked to longer life or protection from heart disease.

China Approves 22.8 Gigawatts Of Solar PV For 2019 Subsidies

China’s National Energy Administration announced last week the results of its first national solar auction for Feed-in Tariff (FiT)-approved projects, in which it awarded 22.78 gigawatts (GW) across 3,921 projects, all of which must be completed and grid-connected by the end of the year.  

Study: Clouds, Solar Cycles Play Major Role In Climate Change

Sand deposits near the Gobi Desert in China may seem a strange place to look for evidence that cosmic rays can control how clouds are formed and the impact they have on Earth’s climate. But Japanese scientists have measured the…

What’s a Blood Moon?

In some circles of Christian prophecy, a Blood Moon is a member of a special kind of lunar tetrad : four total lunar eclipses in a row, each separated by six lunar months. By this definition, the last Blood Moon occurred on September 28, 2015.