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4 Hawaii Counties Make Fossil Fuel Free Commitment For Ground Transportation

Hawaii again made big news for its commitment to renewables. Four Hawaii counties this week made a commitment to eliminate fossil fuel based transportation by

Governor Moonbeam Takes Long Fossil Fueled Flight To Say The Earth Is “On The Road To Hell”

If we are, isn’t his giant carbon footprint to blame? (LA Times) When he’s lecturing about climate change, Gov. Jerry Brown sounds like a street-corner preacher shouting: “Repent. Change your

A view of the Little Foot skeleton

Paleoanthropologist Ron Clarke and the University of the Witwatersrand made a big splash last week with the public unveiling of one of the most important hominin fossils ever discovered, known as “Little Foot”. The Little Foot skeleton,...Show More Summary

Prehistoric Ticks Once Drank Dinosaur Blood, Fossil Evidence Shows

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

This is the first direct evidence that the pesky arachnids once dined on feathered dinosaurs.

OSU scientist to study living versions of origins-of-life fossils

(Oregon State University) An Oregon State University researcher will lead a study of chemical signaling and metabolite production among microbial communities whose origins trace back billions of years.

New sorghum cultivars can produce thousands of gallons of ethanol

Sweet sorghum is not just for breakfast anymore. Although sorghum is a source for table syrup, scientists see a future in which we convert sorghum to biofuel, rather than relying on fossil fuel. That potential just grew as University of Florida researchers found three UF/IFAS-developed sorghum varieties could produce up to 1,000 gallons of ethanol per acre.

American Petroleum Institute Launches Voluntary Carbon Reduction Program

With the BLM methane rule delayed, will the fossil fuel industry actually regulate itself?

'Monster bird' fossil found in New Zealand

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The fossilised bones of an ancient penguin the size of a pro-wrestler have been discovered in New Zealand, scientists said Tuesday, dubbing the creature "monster bird". With an average height of 1.7 metres (5.5 feet) and a weight ofShow More Summary

Tax Bill: Fossil Fuel Provision Would Personally Enrich Republican Lawmakers

The rich get richer and the earth gets hurt. When Texas Sen. John Cornyn slipped an obscure tax break for pipeline giants into the GOP tax bill, he wasn't just helping major Republican Party donors, he was also potentially helping 16 of his congressional colleagues. Show More Summary

This is the oldest fossil of a plesiosaur from the dinosaur era

A nearly complete skeleton of an early long-necked plesiosaur has been found in a clay pit in Germany, and reveals they survived a mass extinction

Global, Asian heat waves in 2016 due purely to climate change: study

Last year's global heat record, extreme heat in Asia and unusually warm waters off the coast of Alaska happened purely because the planet is getting warmer due to human activities like burning fossil fuels, a study said Wednesday. The...Show More Summary

What We Can Learn From About Effective Social Change

The fossil fuels divestment effort founded by Bill McKibben seems to some to have been a failure, but it dramatically re-framed the terms of the debate. “We need to view the fossil-fuel industry in a new light. It has become a rogue industry, reckless like no other force on Earth. It is Public Enemy Number One to the survival of our planetary civilization.” Read Full Story

Macron’s One Planet Summit Boasts Plenty Of Movement, But Mum On Fossil Fuels?

French President Emmanuel Macron's One Planet Summit seems to have gone off without a hitch on Tuesday in Paris, and the flood of announcements that have poured out of the event have shown a lot of willingness to commit to tackle climate change, but eyebrows are being raised at the seeming lack of commitment by governments to turn away from funding fossil fuels. 

Amber Fossil Shows Blood-Sucking Ticks Terrorizing Feathered Dinosaurs

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

The new species, called 'Dracula's Terrible Tick,' changes what we know about dinosaur predators.

Who’s Behind A Letter Asking Congress To End The Wind Production Tax Credit?

By Dave Anderson, crossposted from Energy and Policy Institute A new letter asking Congress to end the wind production tax credit has ties to the Institute for Energy Research, a group that has received funding from the fossil fuel and...Show More Summary

Erratum: Early members of ‘living fossil’ lineage imply later origin of modern ray-finned fishes

2 days agoAcademics : Nature

Nature549, 265–268 (2017); doi:10.1038/nature23654Owing to an error during the production process, nine Supplementary Data files were inadvertently omitted from the online version of this Letter. The missing files have been added to the Supplementary Information of

Climate Change Activists Burn 30,000 Tons Of CO2 Flying To Global Warming Conference, Scientist Claims

A NASA scientist suggests that his colleagues in the climate change orbit, as it were, should consider reducing their own carbon footprint, especially given the “colossal” amount of fossil fuel they apparently burned last weekend alone. Show More Summary

GOP Tax Bill ‘Designed’ To Kneecap Renewable Energy In Favor Of Fossil Fuels, Democrats Say

The Republican tax bill aims to cripple the solar power, wind power and electric vehicle industries at the behest of GOP campaign donors from the fossil fuel sector, seven Democratic senators said Tuesday.

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