Thousands of salmon escaped an Icelandic fish farm The Guardian, Sept 30, 2023.
I wanted to get her name into Commonplaces, she is very brave! US climate scientist risks felony by chaining herself to pipeline drill Rose Abramoff was one of two protesters who helped temporarily shut down construction of Mountain Valley pipeline According to Scientist Rebellion, a coalition of scientists who are actively protesting against climate change, … [Read more…]
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/sep/02/the-last-coracle-fishers-dwindling-fish-stocks-regulations For generations, coracles have been used to fish for salmon and sea trout – known locally as sewin – on three Welsh rivers: the Teifi, Tywi and Taf. Light, nimble and manoeuvrable, each boat is made by hand, using a fabric skin stretched across a lathed wooden frame (although on the Tywi, the skin … [Read more…]
Behind All the Talk, This Is What Big Oil Is Actually Doing Aug. 7, 2023 New York Times In reading a few arguments about the pace of the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, some are saying that “we can’t afford this” and, as in the article above, people won’t buy it. I’m getting … [Read more…]
Antarctica’s heatwaves are a warning to humanity – and we have only a narrow window to save the planet Climate scientists The Guardian Opinion Antarctica Fri 4 Aug 2023 Antarctica’s sea ice levels are plummeting as extreme weather events happen faster than scientists predicted
SunRay Kelley, Master Builder of the Counterculture, Dies at 71 The go-to guru for those seeking their dream yurt, spiritual retreat or treehouse, he brought forth his handmade structures like a wizard with a chain saw. By Penelope Green Published July 30, 2023 Updated July 31, 2023, 7:00 a.m. ET SunRay Kelley, the barefoot maverick … [Read more…]
Synhelion uses solar heat to convert CO2 into synthetic fuels – so-called solar fuels. Solar radiation is reflected by the mirror field, concentrated onto the receiver, and converted into high-temperature process heat. The generated heat is fed to the thermochemical reactor that produces syngas, a mixture of H2 and CO. The syngas is then processed … [Read more…]
Trump, Musk and Kanye Are Twitter Poisoned The New York Times, Opinion Guest Essay, Jaron Lanier, Nov. 11, 2022 ‘Extinction is on the table’: Jaron Lanier warns of tech’s existential threat to humanity, The Guardian, Edward Helmore, Sun 27 Nov 2022. Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist who pioneered research in virtual reality and whose … [Read more…]
The New York Times 11/08/2022 poking “a big hornets’ nest with a short stick.” Perhaps the best-known ecological economist, he faulted his mainstream peers for failing to account for the environmental harm growth can bring. Herman Daly, who for more than 50 years argued that the economic gospel of growth as synonymous with prosperity and … [Read more…]
On POLITICO is this article about the ECT, the Energy Charter Treaty. The world’s biggest dirty energy club is cracking up Major EU countries are quitting the Energy Charter Treaty. After a wild Twitter rant, the boss of its secretariat says he was hacked.