Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category:

2021-10-12 Artificial Photosynthesis To Turn CO2 Into Fuels

This 6 min. YouTube video talks about using sunlight to change CO2 into green fuel. I still think it’s not doing anything to reduce the quantity of CO2 in the atmosphere. https://youtu.be/l5_vrdA4uCg

2021-09-26 The Carbon Cycle – NASA

These NASA web pages explain the carbon cycle. The document is at least 10 years old and the references are even older, but not a lot has changed. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/CarbonCycle/page1.php

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2021-09-22 Most Farmland Used To Feed Livestock

Ourworldindata.org quote: << There is also a highly unequal distribution of land use between livestock and crops for human consumption. If we combine pastures used for grazing with land used to grow crops for animal feed, livestock accounts for 77% of global farming land. While livestock takes up most of the world’s agricultural land it

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2021-09-20 Cutting Methane Single Biggest To Keeping 1.5°C

Zaelke said, “Cutting methane is the single biggest and fastest way to slow warming in the next 2 decades.” https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/17/us-and-eu-pledge-30-cut-in-methane-emissions-to-limit-global-heating

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2021-09-14 Fossil Fuel Responsible For 1 In 5 Deaths

Study finds that fossil fuel air pollution is responsible for 1 in 5 deaths worldwide. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/c-change/news/fossil-fuel-air-pollution-responsible-for-1-in-5-deaths-worldwide/

2021-09-12 Tesla Recycles All Of Battery Packs

New Tesla Battery Recycling Process Reportedly Produces No Waste https://insideevs.com/news/525965/tesla-battery-recycling-no-waste/

2021-08-25 LED Streetlights Are Killing Moths In England

LED streetlights are decimating moths in England. The LEDs have blue light which insects use to see. The moths are pollinators like bees plus they’re food for many animals. There are a number of solutions for mitigating the problem. The blue light can be filtered out, among other things. My thinking is that the streetlights

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2021-08-19 New! Robotic Weed Killers, Insect Treaters

I’ve thought about these robots several times over the years because for millenia farmers did this by hand, without the carcinogenic (cancer causing) herbicides and insecticides. Now they have built a robotic weed killer that zaps weeds with a Laser. And another farm robotic machine is powered by a Tesla battery. What makes me elated

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2021-08-19 Vegan Cheese, Water Use

This is about a vegan cheese maker, but has several good links. Main article link: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/aug/04/queen-vegan-cheese-plan-change-dairy-industry Water https://water.ca.gov/Programs/Water-Use-And-Efficiency/Agricultural-Water-Use-Efficiency Quote: << Everyone has to wake up and realize that it’s not just about selling your widget any more. It’s not just about making a buck any more. You have to decide what side of history you’re

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2021-08-16 Musk On Carbon Tax, Solar Power

This is a 12 minute lecture by Elon Musk on why the world must have a system to disincentivize the burning of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are adding CO2 to the atmosphere, which is disrupting the natural carbon dioxide cycle that has existed for millions of years. The burning of fossil fuels must be stopped

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