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The world needs to dramatically cut methane emissions to avoid worst of climate change, UN says – CNBC

Flames from a flaring pit near a well in the Bakken Oil Field. The primary component of natural gas is methane, which is odorless when it comes directly out of the gas well. In addition to methane, natural gas typically…

How Will Trudeau Handle The Coming Closure Of The Enbridge 5 Pipeline?

Has it come to pass that an oil and gas pipeline going into Ontario may be stopped? Shut down? Closed? Was this foretold in scripture? Did St. Greta of the Hard Stare lay a curse upon the land? How can…

Scientists uncover structure of light-driven enzyme with potential biofuel applications

(DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) Although many organisms capture and respond to sunlight, enzymes – proteins that catalyze biochemical reactions – are rarely driven by light. A new study captures the full cycle of complex structural changes in an enzyme called FAP as it transforms a fatty acid into alkanes or alkenes.

Annotated Bibliography: Synthetic Turf and Climate, health, biodiversity and microplastics pollution issues

Increasing use of synthetic surfaces and synthetic turf is problematic for Several reasons.  Synthetic turf is: Derived from fossil fuel petrochemical industry Produces greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing and as it degrades Increases landfill at end of life Produces micro-plastic…

Global Warming Solutions, Inc. Announces Closing of Private Placement – Yahoo Finance

TipRanks Goldman Sachs Bets on These 3 Stocks; Sees Over 50% Upside Potential What goes up must come down, as we all know. This fact of physics is the underlying worry of the stock market, that fuels our suspicions of…

Meandering rivers create “counter-point bars” no matter underlying geology

(University of Texas at Austin) According to research led by The University of Texas at Austin, counter-point bars on the outside of river bends are not the oddities they’re often made out to be. In fact, they’re a perfectly normal part of the river meandering process.

America’s Biggest Banks Promise to Fight Climate Change – Scientific American

Six of the largest banks in the United States have vowed to align their lending portfolios with the goals of the Paris Agreement. These massive lines of credit are laden with investments in carbon-intensive companies. Every one of the banks…

Bill Gates on climate change and the dollar’s exorbitant privilege – Mint

Gates is also trying to educate the world at large about the issue, and has recently written a book titled, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. The world typically adds 51 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere every…

This Blizzard Exposes The Perils Of Attempting To ‘Electrify Everything’

The massive blast of Siberia-like cold that is wreaking havoc across North America is proving that if we humans want to keep surviving frigid winters, we are going to have to keep burning natural gas — and lots of it — for…