Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

lots

Why Was $66 Billion Spent On Renewables Before The Texas Blackouts?

The oldest maxim in politics is “follow the money.” That maxim also applies to electric grids. Following the billions of dollars that have been spent on the Texas grid explains why the state continues to have electricity shortages. On Monday,…

Scientists Discover a New Brown Species They Named the ‘Chocolate Frog’ – And it’s Adorable

In the “nasty” swamps of New Guinea, a frog specialist has discovered a new species which he decided to call the “chocolate frog.” Far from the fugitive confectionaries containing famous witch or wizard trading cards from the Harry Potter series, the real thing is a close relative of the Australian green tree frog, only coated […]

The post Scientists Discover a New Brown Species They Named the ‘Chocolate Frog’ – And it’s Adorable appeared first on Good News Network.

Fighting For The Truth About The Great Barrier Reef

It is an injustice that turtles are blown up in the Gulf of Mexico because American oil companies choose a particular and inappropriate method for undertaking surveys before setting explosives. If they did underwater, rather than aerial surveys, it would…

Institutional environments trap disabled geoscientists between a rock and a workplace

(University of Birmingham) Inaccessible workplaces, normative departmental cultures and ‘ableist’ academic systems have all contributed to the continued underrepresentation and exclusion of disabled researchers in the Geosciences, according to an article published today in Nature Geosciences.

Absorbent aerogels show some muscle

(Rice University) A simple chemical process developed at Rice University creates light and highly absorbent aerogels for environmental remediation or as membranes for batteries and other applications.

To Offset Climate Change, Scientists Tout City Trees and Ultra-White Paint – The Wall Street Journal

The Future of Everything covers the innovation and technology transforming the way we live, work and play, with monthly issues on health, money, artificial intelligence and more. This month is Cities & Real Estate, online starting June 4 and in…

Researchers Have Found That Listening to Natural Sounds Like Running Water Benefits Human Health

Beyond the visual beauty of their protected landscapes, U.S. National Parks also contain natural soundscapes that have the potential to create desirable health outcomes in people. This finding is part of a large, recently published meta-analysis examining the impact of natural audio on visitors’ biomarkers—which looked at dozens of different scientific papers on the subject. […]

The post Researchers Have Found That Listening to Natural Sounds Like Running Water Benefits Human Health appeared first on Good News Network.

Some Generous Apes May Help Explain The Evolution Of Human Kindness

New research suggests that among bonobos, giving is seen as good—and they may just have given the trait of generosity to us. While chimps are hostile and competitive, bonobos, their lesser-studied ape relatives, share about the same amount of DNA as us—and live in the polar opposite society of the blood-and-guts chimp dominance hierarchy. A […]

The post Some Generous Apes May Help Explain The Evolution Of Human Kindness appeared first on Good News Network.