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2021-07-19 Carbon Capture And Sequestration, DAC

This long article is about carbon capture and sequestration with a section on DAC direct air capture. We must reduce the 410 parts per million in our atmosphere! Quote: << Lackner says DAC is a good fit with renewable energy. If a natural gas power plant is off because of low demand, so is any

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2021-07-15 Huge Goldfish In Lakes Threatening Ecosystems

Goldfish dumped in lakes are growing huge, threatening other species. But they might be fun to catch when fishing! https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/12/goldfish-dumped-minnesota-lakes-threatening-ecosystems

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2021-07-12 CO2 To Syngas Using Sabatier Process

Read Applications section for pilot plants that use CO2 to make CH4 that can be used in the existing natural gas system. Also it’s being used to power a fleet of cars. Only problem with CO2 capture to syngas is that it doesn’t permanently remove the CO2 from the atmosphere. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabatier_reaction Quote: << The Sabatier

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2021-07-10 Food Made From Captured Carbon

This is something I haven’t read about, a way to capture CO2 and use it and microbes to grow protein. https://www.dezeen.com/2021/06/29/carbon-solar-foods-pasi-vainikka-solein/ It says we exhale much of the carbon we eat. I started thinking about the possibility of someday we would wear a breathing apparatus that captures the CO2 we exhale and use something, possibly

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2021-07-01 Food Systems Responsible For 1/3 Of GHGs

Food systems are responsible for a third of global GHG emissions according to the paper shown in this episode of Just Have Another Think. The climate impact of the world’s top meat and dairy producers. << Animal agriculture just on its own accounts for nearly 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. >> https://youtu.be/URZEUx37VTc Paper

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2021-06-29 Trump’s War On The EPA – PBS Frontline

This is a horror story. This Frontline episode first aired 2017 Oct 11. << Make the regulated the regulators >> AKA Foxes in charge of the chicken coop. Thank God we got rid of Trump and Scott Pruitt and the EPA can now get back to doing what it’s supposed to be doing. https://youtu.be/vFfYKOTj-48

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2021-06-25 California Is Number 1!

California deserves a pat on the back! https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-06-14/california-defies-doom-with-no-1-u-s-economy Quotes: << California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy The Golden State has no peers when it comes to expanding GDP, raising household income, investing in innovation and a host of other key metrics. By Matthew A. Winkler June 14, 2021, 2:00 AM PDT >> <<

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2021-06-24 California Drought, Especially In The North

After air, water is the most important thing for life. And Some areas in California are running out of water. A good article that explains why it doesn’t affect everywhere. https://calmatters.org/environment/2021/06/california-water-shortage/

2021-06-22 How Much Land To Power US?

This article gives an excellent idea of the amount of land to power all of the US using solar panels. Note that the 20,000 sq. mi figure is revised to 10,000 sq. mi or a 100 by 100 mile square that would easily fit in the Mojave Desert, assuming rooftop solar was on most homes.

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2021-06-06 Fuel Oil Adverse Health Effects

From https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_oil Disappointing statistics. << As well as commercial shipping, cruise ships also emit large amounts of air pollution, damaging people’s health. The ships of the single largest cruise company, Carnival Corporation, emit ten times more sulphur dioxide than all of Europe’s cars combined.[7] >>

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