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Market Forces and Coal

Posted on 19 August 2019 by Riduna Following defeat of the Australian Labor Party in the Federal election a leading Member has suggested that the Party should not rely on the use of Market Forces as the basis for curbing emissions.  This would be a…

A Growing Number of Americans Are Alarmed about Global Warming – Scientific American

When it comes to concern about global warming, the good news is that a growing number of Americans are alarmed. The bad news is that most still are not alarmed, though they should be given what we already know, how…

Could biological clocks in plants set the time for crop spraying?

Plants can tell the time, and this affects their responses to certain herbicides used in agriculture according to new research. The study found that plant circadian rhythms regulate the sensitivity of plants to a widely used herbicide according to the time of day. The findings could benefit agriculture by reducing crop loss and improving harvests.

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Digging deeper for climate solutions: deep-root GMOs could feed world and store carbon

Scientists are experimenting
with new genetic modification technology that will “supercharge” plants to
enhance what they are already recognized for excelling at – sequestering carbon.
As the world scrambles to find innovative mitigation solutions, plants have
been doing what they quietly perfected over millions and millions of years –
taking carbon from the atmosphere and converting it into carbohydrates, energy
and oxygen. A recently published study shows one plant biology institute’s…

The Richest People On Earth Are Financing ‘Climate Protectors’

(H/t Doc) The news is out: According to the latest IPCC report, the state of the Earth is catastrophic, but we still have a chance. All we have to do is listen to the 16-year-old climate figurehead Greta Thunberg of…

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SCIENCE: Earth stopped getting greener 20 years ago

The world is gradually becoming less green, scientists have found. Plant growth is declining all over the planet, and new research links the phenomenon to decreasing moisture in the air — a consequence of climate change.