What’s a C4 Plant Got that a C3 Doesn’t? Better Enzymes for Converting CO2

October 1, 2014 – If we could help plants turn CO2 into sugar at a faster rate we could revolutionize agriculture. That’s what researchers have in mind in trying to make ... Continue Reading →
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Evidence of Past Glaciation Found on Mars

October 1, 2014 – The date today reinforces that we are well into autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere of our planet and it shouldn’t be a surprise then that the words ... Continue Reading →
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New York State Takes Activist Role in Implementing Solar Energy Projects

September 30, 2014 – The investment doesn’t amount to a lot of dollars, a mere $1 billion, a drop in the bucket compared to the hundreds of billions and trillions that are ... Continue Reading →
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New Experimental Nuclear Fuel Could Provide Power Equal to Building 40 New Power Plants

September 30, 2014 – The beleaguered nuclear power industry may soon have a good story to tell post Fukushima. Lightbridge, a nuclear engineering company based in Virginia, is ... Continue Reading →

What is CDR and What Role Will it Take in Mitigating Climate Change?

September 29, 2014 – The carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at the Boundary Dam in Saskatchewan is about to go live as reported in the press today. The project goal has ... Continue Reading →

Fund Managers To Report on the Carbon Footprint of Portfolios

September 27, 2014 – In yesterday’s Globe and Mail, Canada’s purported national newspaper, Janet McFarland wrote a piece on ethical investment describing the Montreal ... Continue Reading →
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Shale Gas a Poor Solution for Cutting CO2 and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

September 27, 2014 – President Obama is counting on replacing coal-fired power with cleaner burning natural gas. But the shift according to researchers at University of California ... Continue Reading →

Get Your Leather and Meat from a Local Manufacturer Named Modern Meadow

September 26, 2014 – A hamburger taste test in August of last year in London, England, may inaugurate a revolution. The hamburger in question was meat made in vitro, in a lab ... Continue Reading →
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NASA Meets Theologians to Discuss How We Respond to E.T.

September 25, 2014 – Last week the Library of Congress in Washington hosted a two-day symposium entitled “Preparing for Discovery: A Rational Approach to the Impact of Finding ... Continue Reading →
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India Gets to Mars on the First Try – MOM’s the Word

September 25, 2014 – India has done something no other space-faring nation could achieve. Their Mars Orbiter Mission, known as MOM entered orbit around Mars on September 23rd ... Continue Reading →