Earth’s ‘missing’ heat may be hiding deep in oceans


The world temperature should have risen more than it did but where was the heat going?

The mystery of Earth’s missing heat may have been solved: it could lurk deep in oceans, temporarily masking the climate-warming effects of greenhouse gas emissions, researchers reported on Sunday.


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Growing fake meat in a lab could cut greenhouse emissions by 96% according to scientists


Researchers hope to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by producing fake meat in a lab.

Scientists from Oxford University have decided to concentrate their efforts on culturing and growing artificial meat in petri dishes, Instead of focusing on ending the horrendous factory farming practices that inhumanely confine cattle to tight living spaces, and subject them to an unnatural diet of genetically-modified (GM) corn and soybeans.

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Saving the Planet by Eating Insects and Other Creepy Crawlies

Chinese woman selling scorpions on a stick

A Chinese woman selling scorpions on stick in Beijing, where the delicacy is fried in cooking oil.

Saving the planet one plateful at a time does not mean cutting back on meat, according to new research: the trick may be to switch our diet to insects and other creepy-crawlies.


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How Megacities Mimic Life


Smog in Cairo, Egypt, one of the world’s megacities

A scientific trend to view the world’s biggest cities as analogous to living, breathing organisms is fostering a deep new understanding of how poor air quality in megacities can harm residents, people living far downwind, and also play a major role in global climate change. That’s the conclusion of a report on the “urban metabolism” model of megacities presented here today at the 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS).


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Cow Belches


Oh That Smell Can You Smell That Smell

The Process for the Utilization of Ruminant Animal Methane Emissions sometimes referred to as Patent# US 6982161, involves a device patented in 2006 that traps the belches of cows. Why, you may ask, would anyone in their right mind (or even in their wrong one) want to do that? The answer sort of relates to global warming. Will using this process save the planet? Probably not, but here’s how it works anyway.

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