Tag: carbon

Why conserve wetlands?

Why conserve wetlands?

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 17, 2019

Canada’s wetlands aren’t just beautiful. They protect us against the impacts of our changing climate. Wetlands store carbon and are a natural defense against floods, drought and other impacts caused by extreme weather. That’s why we work to protect and restore wetlands across Canada. Protecting wetlands protects us all. Our wetlands. Our future. A message […]

What If The Carbon On Earth Doubled?

What If The Carbon On Earth Doubled?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 14, 2019

Ehhh. Alright everyone. It’s probably time to get a little bit serious with this one. Have you guys noticed how hot it’s been recently? Like, really–really hot. In fact, July has been the hottest month ever recorded. Yeah. Let that sink in. In the entirety of modern human history, the last month that passed was […]

Innovating to zero! | Bill Gates

Innovating to zero! | Bill Gates

By Micah Moen 99 Comments August 14, 2019

I’m going to talk today about energy and climate. And that might seem a bit surprising, because my full-time work at the foundation is mostly about vaccines and seeds, about the things that we need to invent and deliver to help the poorest two billion live better lives. But energy and climate are extremely important […]

The Earth’s Internet: How Fungi Help Plants Communicate

The Earth’s Internet: How Fungi Help Plants Communicate

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 13, 2019

The internet connects more than half of the world’s population through an invisible web of servers, computers, and devices. It has changed our lives in countless ways by allowing otherwise separated people to interact and by providing access to vast amounts of information. But humans aren’t the only organisms on the planet with an invisible […]

Kevin Surace invents eco-friendly drywall

Kevin Surace invents eco-friendly drywall

By Micah Moen 36 Comments August 11, 2019

What’s happening to the climate? It is unbelievably bad. This is, obviously, that famous view now of the Arctic, which is likely to be gone at this point in the next three or four or five years. Very, very, very scary. So we all look at what we can do. And when you look at […]

Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles

Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 9, 2019

Captions are on! Turn off by clicking CC button at bottom right. Follow us on Twitter (@AmoebaSisters) and Facebook! So last weekend, my family bought something pretty cool. Something we’re sure you’ve always wanted. No, it’s not a pony. It’s a rotating compost bin! Yeah! It’s for compost and it rotates. Which is going to […]

Rutgers Develops Eco-Friendly Concrete

Rutgers Develops Eco-Friendly Concrete

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 9, 2019

Concrete is the largest emitter of manmade co2, any industrially prepared chemical. What we’d like to do is allow cement to go from being one of the least sustainable materials, to the most sustainable materials. You might ask yourself, “How does Portland cement concrete create co2 ?” The co2 is generated during the manufacturing of […]

Can Planes Ever Be Environmentally Friendly?

Can Planes Ever Be Environmentally Friendly?

By Micah Moen 99 Comments August 9, 2019

There are a number of ways to improve the efficiency of aircraft: Shape, fuel, engine efficiency, even the material the airplane is made of. One study from 2004 looked at shaping wings more like humpback whale flippers — complete with weird bumps — makes them more efficient, creates more lift and less drag than sleeker […]

Weekly Gossip In Hashgraph – RedSwan, Hashgraph Ecosystem Updates, Developers AMA + More

Weekly Gossip In Hashgraph – RedSwan, Hashgraph Ecosystem Updates, Developers AMA + More

By Micah Moen 5 Comments August 7, 2019

(upbeat music) – Hey, I have a question to ask you. Have you heard the gossip on Hashgraph? Another project to use Hedera Hashgraph. Plus, some update from the ecosystem. Asking your questions about Hashgraph. Plus, some other updates and content that I thought you might find interesting. So, with all that being said, it’s […]

UQx DENIAL101x 5.3.5.1 From the experts: Ecological impacts

UQx DENIAL101x 5.3.5.1 From the experts: Ecological impacts

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 6, 2019

Bamber: It was curiosity driven, but over time the evidence has become more and more overwhelming that we’re having a very damaging effect on the climate system. Bridle: And we know the organisms face environmental changes all the time. We know that they’re dealing with the environment changing on a daily basis, on a weekly […]