John Leary

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Chinese scientists create global carbon dioxide distribution diagram

Chinese scientists have analyzed data from the country's carbon satellite and created the first global carbon dioxide distribution diagrams.<p>The …

USDA Denies Poultry Industry's Request To Speed Up The Slaughter Line

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has denied a petition by the National Chicken Council to remove the line speed limit on work at some slaughterhouses, a move that food safety advocates are calling a victory for workers and consumers. As the Ohio Valley ReSource reported in October, the National …

Toxic algae: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat

Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat — unaware that he was being poisoned.<p>A thick, green scum coated western Lake Erie. And Steele, a semipro angler, was sickened by it.<p>Driving home to Port Huron, Michigan, he felt lightheaded, …

How Blockchain Is Creating a New Future for Digital Marketing

The transparent nature of blockchain data will allow companies and customers alike to feel more secure.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Advertising today is a multi-billion-dollar industry. And, according to market research company Forrester, digital marketing …

Blockchain

Top 17 ​Health Problems That Improved in People Who Switched From GMO to Organic Diets

By Jeffrey M. Smith<p>A peer-reviewed article released Tuesday in the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine and conducted by …

CO2 levels in atmosphere hit record high in 2016

<b>(CNN) —</b> Concentrations of carbon dioxide surged at a record breaking speed in 2016, according to the annual Greenhouse Gas bulletin compiled by the World Meteorological Organization.<p>The Geneva-based organization said that levels of the heat-trapping gas CO2 in the atmosphere are the highest in in …

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Tony Abbott says climate change is 'probably doing good'

Former Australian PM delivers speech in London comparing global warming action to ‘killing goats to appease volcano gods’<p>Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has suggested climate change is “probably doing good” in a speech in London in which he likened policies to combat it to “primitive …

Trump’s plan to bail out failing fossil fuels with taxpayer subsidies is perverse | Dana Nuccitelli

Coal can no longer compete in the free market, so the Trump administration wants to prop it up with taxpayer subsidies<p>The conservative philosophy of allowing an unregulated free market to operate unfettered often seems to fall by the wayside when the Republican Party’s industry allies are failing …

Fossil Fuels

Scientist Warns of Mass Marine Extinction

By Tim Radford<p>Mass marine extinction may be inevitable. If humans go on burning fossil fuels under the notorious "business as usual" scenario, then …

The world's tropical forests now emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined

Scientists have a wake-up call for the world.<p>Tropical forests are now a threat in our fight against climate change. They emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined, according to a study recently published in Science. This wasn't always the case.<p>After all, trees absorb CO2 from the …

Fossil Fuels

A Genius Method for Never Cooking Boring Lentils Again

Lentils don’t usually elicit flashes of anticipation in the way that, say, a molten, just-baked skillet cookie or a summer-perfect tomato sandwich do. But I humbly submit for your consideration a lentil recipe from vegetable whisperer Anna Jones, which—as practical as it may be—will hereby rank as …

24 Must-Have Tools for Running a Growing Company Today

How many tools does it take to run a company today? The answer (from this Data Tracking Company) might shock you.<p>According to data gathered by Siftery, a tool that tracks and suggests software used by businesses, top companies today use an average of 37 different tools or software platforms to run …

Small Business

A Battle to Save the World’s Favorite Treat: Chocolate

TURRIALBA, Costa Rica — The trees of the International Cacao Collection grow here in an astonishing diversity of forms, bearing skinny cacao pods with scorpion-stinger protrusions, spherical green pods that could be mistaken for tomatillos, oblong pods with bumpy skin resembling that of the horned …

Forestry

How well can seeds survive in space?

If humans want to live on Mars, we’re going to need to grow food. How well can seeds survive harsh, non-Earth conditions?<p>Will we someday colonize …

Biology

Monsanto’s Weed Killer, Dicamba, Divides Farmers

Farmers planted a new kind of seed on 25 million acres of soybean and cotton fields this year. Developed by Monsanto, the seeds, genetically modified to be resistant to a weed killer called dicamba, are one of the biggest product releases in the company’s history.<p>But the seeds and the weed killer …

Agriculture

6th Global Mass Extinction Is Coming All Too Soon, According to This Mathematician

Numbers don't lie.<p>It doesn't come along very often, but after some 540 million years, this world we live on has witnessed five mass extinctions – and …

Climate Change

Bayer Shares Dip After Group Pushes Monsanto Closing Date into 'Early 2018'

Bayer AG said Tuesday that its takeover of Monsanto likely won't be wrapped up until early next year and asked European regulators for an extension …

The great nutrient collapse

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.<p>Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. It was in 1998, and Loladze was studying for his Ph.D. at …

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Coffee, Bees and Climate Change Are Linked In Ways You May Not Have Expected

Pollinators such as bees play a key part of producing the beans that go into your morning cup of coffee.<p>In fact, they are responsible for about 20 to 25 percent of coffee production by increasing the plants' yield, Taylor Ricketts, the director of the University of Vermont's Gund Institute for …

Ecology

Most Hurricanes That Hit The US Start in The Exact Same Location

This is where storms like Irma begin.<p>Just weeks after Hurricane Harvey caused destruction in Texas, Irma has made landfall in Florida - and there are …

30 Days of Vegetarian Recipes

Whether you already participate in #meatlessmonday or not, we have a whole new challenge for you: an entire month of vegetarian eating. We've …

Conflict between Trump and Congress escalates as difficult agenda looms

The conflict between President Trump and Congress escalated a day after he threatened to shut down the federal government over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall as well as targeted opponents in Congress, aggravating tensions as a difficult legislative agenda looms.<p>Trump is now at odds not only …

Republicans

Can Anyone, Even Walmart, Stem The Heat-Trapping Flood Of Nitrogen On Farms?

The Environmental Defense Fund opened an office near Walmart's headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., 10 years ago. It was part of a carefully plotted strategy to persuade the giant retailer that going green could be good for business. If it worked, it certainly could be good for the planet — Walmart's …

Farming

Shawarma Spice Blend Recipe

DIY Shawarma Spice Blend<p>An easy, reliable shawarma blend that's smoky, spicy, and big on flavor! Perfect for seasoning crispy chickpeas, falafel, …

Food

Peanut allergy cured in majority of children in immunotherapy trial

Australian researchers hail breakthrough after ‘life-changing’ tolerance persists for up to four years<p>Australian researchers have made a breakthrough in the treatment of peanut allergy in children.<p>A small clinical trial conducted at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has led to two-thirds of …

Immunotherapy

Why GMOs aren't necessarily all that terrible for you

On this episode of 'StarTalk on Mashable' Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews an expert about why GMO's might not be so terrible as many think.<p>Check out …

How to Get Ripped Like Brad Pitt in ‘Fight Club’

When <i>Fight Club</i> first hit the big screen in 1999, people weren’t just blown away by the big-screen adaptation of one of Chuck Palahniuk’s most …