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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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2021-08-05 Scientists Spot Warning Signs Of Gulf Stream Collapse

The collapse could cause a rise in sea levels. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/05/climate-crisis-scientists-spot-warning-signs-of-gulf-stream-collapse

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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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