ScienceDaily: Lightning reshapes rocks at the atomic level

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Lightning reshapes rocks at the atomic level   Posted: 05 Aug 2015 04:17 PM PDT A lightning strike can reshape a mineral’s crystal structure, according to a new study. Researchers once believed only meteorites could do so. From a million miles away, NASA camera …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050 Posted: 29 Aug 2014 08:57 AM PDT Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. Increased water-recycling and improved irrigation techniques are among many strategies identified in North America as key to successfully reducing global water …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Do gut bacteria rule our minds? In an ecosystem within us, microbes evolved to sway food choices

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Do gut bacteria rule our minds? In an ecosystem within us, microbes evolved to sway food choices Posted: 15 Aug 2014 04:22 PM PDT It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us — which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold — …

Futurist Update: New Camera Makes the Invisible Visible

    July 2014 • Volume 15, No. 7 In this issue: New Camera Makes the Invisible Visible Salamanders Demonstrate Possibilities for Human CellRegrowth Renewable-Energy Solution to Tanzania’s Water Troubles WorldFuture 2014 Speakers White Papers China’s Gender Imbalance Could Lead to More Social Problems In Memoriam: Arnold Brown The Future …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: One step to solar-cell efficiency: Chemical process may improve manufacturing

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News One step to solar-cell efficiency: Chemical process may improve manufacturing Posted: 19 Jun 2014 09:55 AM PDT Scientists have created a one-step process for producing highly efficient materials that let the maximum amount of sunlight reach a solar cell. Scientists found a simple way to etch …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Helping growers mitigate costly droughts

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Helping growers mitigate costly droughts Posted: 18 Jun 2014 09:20 AM PDT The Agricultural Reference Index for Drought, or ARID, used more than 100 years of climate data to reasonably predict drought levels in crops on several farms in Florida and Georgia. Scientists say …

Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World

Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World Shortage of fresh water poses a much bigger threat to world food supply than the shortage of fossil fuels; cultivating salt-tolerant crops could solve both problems Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins Fresh water in short supply and salinization widespread People …

New “dual carbon” battery charges 20 times faster than Li-ion

This is probably going to be the best battery technology out there for wind and solar power, as well as for all-electric cars. It is a good illustration of the acceleration of technology to match acceleration of climate change/global warming. Now if only politics and finance would accelerate, we could …

Alternative Energy : IPCC: Climate Impacts ‘Are Very Evident, They’re Widespread’ And ‘We Are Not Prepared’

  Alternative Energy   IPCC: Climate Impacts ‘Are Very Evident, They’re Widespread’ And ‘We Are Not Prepared’ Posted: 27 Feb 2014 02:00 AM PST Filed under: Energy News Biofuels Without Enzymes — Cheap Acid-Based Approach Developed Posted: 27 Feb 2014 12:00 AM PST Filed under: Energy News AGL Energy Wind Farms Operating …