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Tesla’s Mass Clean Energy Production as Response to Climate Change Surges in June

Originally posted on robertscribbler:
Surging wind, solar, electrical vehicle and battery storage production provide the world with the opportunity to start reducing annual carbon emissions in the near term. And one clean energy leader appears set to break new ground toward achieving that helpful goal. (Tesla appears set to achieve goals, squeeze shorts, and help make clean energy more accessible…

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Sponge-like Cambrian fossil discovery

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
From the University of Leicester in England: Strange sponge-like fossil creature from half a billion years ago June 19, 2018 Summary: A discovery of a new species of sponge-like fossil from the Cambrian Period sheds light on early animal evolution. Scientists have discovered the fossil of an unusual large-bodied sponge-like sea-creature from half a billion years ago. The creature belongs to an obscure and mysterious group of animals known as the chancelloriids, and scientists are unclear about where they fit in the tree of life. They represent a lineage of spiny tube-shaped animals that arose during the Cambrian evolutionary “explosion” but went extinct soon afterwards. In some ways they resemble sponges, a group of simple filter-feeding animals, but many scientists have dismissed the similarities as superficial. The new discovery by a team of scientists from the University of Leicester, the University of Oxford and Yunnan University, China, adds new evidence that could help solve the mystery. The researchers have published their findings in the Royal Society journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The Leicester authors are Tom Harvey, Mark Williams, David Siveter & Sarah Gabbott. The new species, named Allonnia nuda, was discovered in the Chengjiang deposits of Yunnan Province, China. It was surprisingly large in life (perhaps up to 50 cm or more) but had only a few very tiny spines. Its unusual “naked” appearance suggests that further specimens may be…

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15 minutes of the beauty of Grand Staircase-Escalante

    Preview YouTube video Artist in Residence: Grand Staircase-Escalante National MonumentArtist in Residence: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument   Sadly, this Monument has now been cut into three small monuments, totaling only half its former size, and opening one million acres of once-protected lands to mining, fracking, and other industrialization. A court case has been filed to re-instate the Monument. […]

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How many more should we kill? – A wider view.

By Sharon St Joan Caution: Some content may be disturbing. The comment period for the draft Predator Damage Management in Utah 2018 ends today, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. This draft covers Wildlife Services’ 2018 plan for killing predators in order to prevent damage caused by wildlife.  To read it and send a comment, please go to  https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=APHIS-2018-0028 Here is the […]

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