Methane Hydrate Kraken Beneath Arctic Ocean Slayed by Wee Beasties While Ocean Currents Flow Stronger

Methane hydrate, the so-called monster, lies beneath the sea floor. In sediments on the ocean bottom, microorganism remove oxygen making conditions lower down anoxic. Here, methanogens produce methane that is trapped as the notorious gas hydrates. In practice, rather than theory, there is a catastrophic difference between the increasing summer melt of Arctic Ocean sea…

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Pilot Whales in Steadfast Family Groups Strand on the Sandy Shoals of Tasmania

Recently, nearly five hundred long-finned pilot whales have stranded themselves on sand spits in the waters off of Macquarie Heads on Tasmania’s west coast.  A place much like Wellfleet in Massachusetts Bay, this is a tidal area with shallow shoals of sand and mudflats.  Marquarie Heads is a known hotspot for pilot whale stranding.  More…

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Why Modifying Your Lawn Care Practices Will Do More to Abate Climate Change than Changing Your Car for a Hybrid

In the efforts to slow the ravages wrought by Climate Change, the hare may have beaten the hybrid car while munching on grass.  The real winners are non-fertilized green lawns and permaculture. The hare was just stimulating the plants to action. First, it is paramount that we reduce the burning of fossil fuels and reduce…

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