Charcoal Ain't Gonna Cool the Planet (Duh)!
So successful were they that biochar appears in three different places in the bill, under "rapid mitigation," in the domestic offsets provisions, and under a title that directs EPA to explore its potential for "reducing black carbon." This is very disturbing.
Mars Life - Hints At Life Under Olympus Mons? New Poll.
The atmospheric pressure at the top varies between 5 and 8% of the average Martian surface pressure (600 pascals); by comparison the atmospheric ... Martian dust is still present and high altitude carbon dioxide-ice cloud cover is still possible at the ...
Anthrax bacteria get help from viruses and worms to survive
Their advantage was so great in comparison to virus-free strains ... ability to set up long-term colonies in the guts of earthworms. That’s hardly an easy environment, for it’s extremely low in oxygen and most bacteria are digested or excreted.
Marine worms release glowing "bombs" to fool predators
Karen Osborn from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography has discovered seven new species of closely related marine worms (annelids) that use this trick. Four of these pack up to four pairs of “bombs” near their heads – simple, fluid-filled globes ...
Idiot America, new and expanded
Charles Pierce has expanded an essay into a full blown book on Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free (amzn/b&n/abe/pwll), soon available in fine bookstores everywhere, and I recommend it highly. You might be wondering what ...