“Magnetic Nanoparticles Pull Valuable Elements from Water Sources”

Earth-friendly process may help make critical materials sourcing economically feasible in the U.S. Karyn Hede, PNNL https://youtu.be/ceX_bO3L0Po "RICHLAND, Wash.—A clever idea to use magnetic nanoparticles to capture valuable materials from brines has blossomed into industrial-scale pilot projects that could help make the U.S. a producer of critical minerals used in electronics and energy production. Today, …

M5

M5 final image from the balcony tonight: 8" x 5 exposures at 22,560 ISO The globular cluster Messier 5 (NGC 5904), in the constellation Serpens, is one of the finest in the sky. M5 was discovered by Gottfried Kirch and his wife Maria Margarethe in 1702, while observing a comet; he described it as a …

Wind versus Coal – Farm Families and Union Workers versus Vertical Monopolies

https://youtu.be/nWbFnORuI4s Who are the real interests in the "New Climate War" - Carbon versus Zero Emission An "I REALLY APPRECIATE SCIENCE" Editorial You know its not really about The Eiffel Tower (1,063 ft) versus The Space Needle (520 ft) either. That is the size and monstrosity of coal-plant smoke stacks versus diminutive-by-comparison wind turbines disrupting …

“One of the Country’s 10 Largest Coal Plants Just Got a Retirement Date. What About the Rest?”

"The largest coal-fired power plants keep on going, even as many smaller ones close. To survive among the shrinking fleet of U.S. coal-fired power plants, it helps to be extremely big. By Dan Gearino for Inside Climate News, May 3, 2021 "On April 22, American Electric Power announced that it would close the Rockport Plant in …

“A proposed $1.7 billion wind and solar project generates hopes and fears in South Central Washington state”

Responding to harsh criticism of a proposed Horse Heaven Hills wind and solar project, Chris Wiley wrote a passionate opinion piece on the benefits it would generate for wheat farmers, including his family, who would lease land. (Hal Bernton / The Seattle Times) Hal Bernton, Seattle Times staff reporter “KENNEWICK, Benton County — Back in …

“NOAA unveils new U.S. climate ‘normals’ that are warmer than ever”

Jason Samenow and Bob Henson The Washington Post “WASHINGTON — The official calculation of what constitutes “normal” U.S. climate has been updated — and to virtually nobody’s surprise, it’s a warmer picture than ever before. “On Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released an updated set of climate averages for the contiguous United States …

“Suitable Spawning Habitat Awaits Salmon” – A project led by Native American Tribes

Study reveals acres of spawning grounds in Upper Columbia River Brendan Bane, PNNL May 3, 2021News Release Researchers at PNNL and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation collaborated to quantify how much spawning habitat awaits migratory salmon in a portion of the Upper Columbia River. The work is part of a larger effort led by …

“Salmon have shrunk so much that Whole Foods redid its guidelines”

By Kim Chipman Bloomberg At OBI Seafoods, a sprawling operation with outposts throughout Alaska, there’s all sorts of extra machinery for workers to master. At Whole Foods Market, there are new guidelines for purchasing salmon from wholesalers. And at Ivar’s, a fixture on Seattle’s waterfront for eight decades, the chef is sending back skimpy salmon …

“Some Children With Covid-Related Syndrome Develop Neurological Symptoms”

“New research found that half of young patients with the inflammatory condition, MIS-C, in a London hospital experienced confusion, hallucinations and other issues, in addition to physical symptoms. By Pam BelluckApril 13, 2021 - The New York Times “Reports about the mysterious Covid-related inflammatory syndrome that afflicts some children and teenagers have mostly focused on …