Posts Tagged ‘greenhouse gases’

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    The Big Impact of a Little Salamander

    Apr 9, 14 • 402 Views • No Comments

    The woodland salamander made me think of Adam Smith. In North American forests, wherever it is dark and damp, under a rock or a log, a very hungry salamander could be devouring her daily diet. Eating 20 ants, 2 flies or beetle larvae, and maybe a half of a...  [read more]

  • Greenhouse Gases from Ruminant Animals

    Cow Burps and Global Warming

    Mar 19, 14 • 802 Views • No Comments

    As most of us know, cow burps add to global warming. So too do the methane releases of sheep, goats and other ruminant animals. In a recent opinion piece in Nature Climate Change, a group of researchers suggest we should be paying more attention to methane...  [read more]

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    Gas Prices

    Dec 11, 10 • 285 Views • No Comments

    Have you been paying more for gas? Looking at this map, you can see that gas prices around the country have been rising in most places. Economist James Hamilton suggests that the price of gas is directly connected to the GDP. Citing the BEA breakdown of...  [read more]

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    Wind Farms

    Aug 2, 10 • 275 Views • No Comments

    What if peak wind for your wind farm equals peak demand? Good? Not necessarily. The key is timing. According to a NY Times article, certain wind installations have to “dump energy late at night…” because there is no demand for power at...  [read more]