climate change

Jellyfish: Even Cooler than Octopi?

Jellyfish are among the most adaptable, competitive organisms on the planet. They can grow back into their juvenile stage when resources are scarce, reproduce in massive groups and kill an adult human, among lots of other neat stuff. Learn all about em!

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Some pretty great articles on Siberia's mystery craters, the Stanford sexual assault, ZZ Top, Scientism and more stuff.

How Extinction Works

Scientists believe that 99% of the estimated 50 billion species that have ever lived on Earth have disappeared through extinction. This is a natural process typically, but it can also be cataclysmic and it's becoming clear we are amid a massive one.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Every week, Josh and Chuck read tons of material. Here they share with you the best of the bunch. Enjoy it in good health.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week Josh and Chuck read a ton of stuff. Here is the best of the bunch for your enjoyment.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Every week, Chuck and Josh read tons of articles. Here are links to the best of the bunch.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

On any given week, Josh and Chuck read a lot of interesting articles. Read this post with links to the best articles they've read this week.

How do trees affect the weather?

Sure, you know that trees have an impact on climate change: to wit, fewer trees mean more atmospheric CO2. But did you know that trees can actually impact local and immediate weather? Learn about why you should love trees even more than you do.

Methane from the Gulf Oil Spill may not have Magically Disappeared

This post is something of an update to a post I wrote last October, an uncharacteristically optimistic post concerning the Gulf oil spill. Here's a link to the post, but the upshot of it is that a study was published that the methane released by the broken Deepwater Horizon well was being eaten and thereby degraded by methane-ingesting bacteria in the Gulf. These bacteria, the report suggested, eat methane between 10 to 100 times faster than we used to think they could. Another study that came out last January effectively gave the all-clear, the methane-eating bacteria had consumed pretty much all of the methane from the Gulf spill, rendering all sourpuss Gulf residents' complaints moot.

Bovine Flatulence and Climate Change: [Insert Your Own Joke Here]

Back in my hippie days living on a mountain in East Tennessee, FirstWife worked in a health food store. I've never been healthier, and I've been dedicatedly working to rid my body of the antioxidants and nutrients I absorbed back then. I know there are some still floating around in me somewhere, fighting off loneliness as they try to ward off free radicals before they're overwhelmed and succumb. Down goes another one.