On this 35th anniversary of Earth Day, environmentalists gathered at the University of Alaska library to discuss the world’s energy future. Meanwhile pressure builds to drill oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Thought-provoking comments from an alert Newfoundland reader, following on from the 'methane-burps' fears covered previously. Could suitably placed wind turbines reduce climate mixing, slow the warming of arctic regions, and so avoid catastrophic methane emissions from thawing tundra?
If we trigger this runaway release of methane, there's no turning back. No do-overs. Once it starts, it's likely to play out all the way.
The collapse of the Earth's magnetic field, which both guards the planet and guides many of its creatures, appears to have started in earnest about 150 years ago.
WASHINGTON -- Hoping to capitalize on public ire over record-high gasoline prices, advocates of opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration predict the House next week will authorize drilling there.