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    Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit last week against the State Department for details of Kerry's office and its travel costs. Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, stated, "The American people have a right to know what John Kerry is up to, what we're paying him to fly around the world, and who we pay to actually work for him." Fitton added that Kerry was likely responsible for "more carbon distribution than anything else they are complaining about." \u201c.@TomFitton: Why the unlawful secrecy about John Kerry\u2019s travel on luxury jets to fight \u201cclimate change\u201d?\nWatch: https://t.co/UTZ24JXzkV\u201d — Judicial Watch \u2696\ufe0f (@Judicial Watch \u2696\ufe0f) 1667260801 TheBlaze previously reported that Kerry had flown over 180,000 miles when conducting his affairs as climate envoy, despite having access to high-quality teleconferencing technologies with which he could remotely engage foreign dignitaries. Analysis conducted by the Washington Free Beacon — of fuel consumption, mileage, travel plans, and projected exhaust figures — showed that Kerry was responsible for the emission of over 9.54 million pounds (4,772 tons) of carbon since March 2021. By...
    Cows in New Zealand will be fed "Kowbucha" probiotics to reduce their burps, which release methane into the air. The powder is blended into a milk-like liquid that is fed to the calves at the Massey University farm in Palmerston North, New Zealand. New Zealand pledged to cut emissions of gases produced by livestock by 10% on 2017 levels by 2030 and by up to 47% by 2050, according to Reuters. “Probiotics are great because they’re a really natural solution,” Shalome Bassett, principal scientist at Fonterra Research and Development Center, told the outlet. “Whatever we do, it has to be something that’s easy for the farmer to use, has to be cost-effective, and we have to ensure that it’s good for the cow and doesn’t have any effect on the milk.” SCIENTISTS GIVE NEW LOOK AT LIFE ON ANCIENT MARS Methane, a greenhouse gas, is more than 25 times stronger than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere. Methane concentrations in the atmosphere have more than doubled over the last 200 years, mostly due to...
    People who live in households with gas stoves are more likely to suffer lung conditions like asthma - especially children - and are constantly being exposed to chemicals tied to multiple lung issues and even cancer, an expert warns. Dr Jonathan Levy, an environmental health professor at Boston University, wrote for The Conversation that the stoves found in at least 40 million U.S. households pollute the indoor air with nitrogen dioxide (NO2) - the same pollutant associated with major highways. Because of the more enclosed nature of an indoor room when compared to outside, the pollution in a gas stove kitchen could be stronger than it is on a major freeway. Continued NO2 exposure can cause significant lung damage. Children in the home may be more likely to develop asthma and adults are at an increased risk of suffering from respiratory conditions. Gas stoves also continue to emit harmful chemicals when they are off. Methane, which can cause a person to have trouble breathing and cause a rapid heartbeat. Benzene may also be leaked from switched off gas stoves. The...
    BRITS are under assault by a brutal heatwave this week – and our home appliances could be making things worse. Appliances that must be plugged in tend to generate a fair amount of heat, which will make a room even hotter on scorching days. 1Your home appliances can make a hot room even hotterCredit: Getty This is particularly true if they're located in a small room with little ventilation, such as a study. All appliances give off some energy in the form of heat, but some are bigger offenders than others. This is because they're not very energy efficient, meaning they release more waste energy. Lighting (specifically incandescent and halogen), TVs, dishwashers, stoves, and refrigerators are among the worst offenders. Read more about techI-PAY How to find the VAMPIRE iPhone bills draining your bank account every monthFAN CLUB Three genius electric fan hacks to keep you cool in UK heatwave Washing machines, tumble dryers and desktop PCs also give off a lot of heat. Make sure you refrain from using items such as your washing machine and dishwasher on the...
    Orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells are just one cause of rampant methane emissions, which overwhelmingly come from the fossil fuel industry. Majority members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology released a report on Wednesday ahead of the committee’s meeting on methane emissions in the oil and gas sector explicitly laying the blame on the industry for overwhelming the country—and the planet—with emissions far more dangerous than CO2. The report, titled “Seeing CH4 Clearly: Science-based approaches to methane monitoring in the oil and gas sector,” found that “companies are failing to address super-emitting leaks ... failing to use quantification data to mitigate methane leak emissions ... and deploying innovative LDAR (leak detection and repair) technologies in a limited and inconsistent manner.” But what else is new? According to the committee, not a whole lot when it comes to accountability. Members issued information requests to 10 major oil and gas operators in the Permian Basin, including Chevron, Devon Energy, ExxonMobil, and Occidental Petroleum. The committee praised the companies for their willingness to cooperate and their timely responses, though the information...
    UNUSUAL radio signals have been spotted pulsing in the sky. According to a report in The Conversation, a team of scientists discovered a strange flash or "pulse" in the Milky Way about 1,300 light-years away from Earth. 2The pulse was detected in the Milky WayCredit: Getty 2The discovery was made using the MeerKAT radio telescope in South AfricaCredit: Getty University of Sydney lecturer Manisha Caleb explained in the report: "My colleagues and I (the MeerTRAP team) made the discovery when observing the Vela-X 1 region of the Milky Way about 1,300 light-years away from Earth, using the MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa. "We spotted a strange-looking flash or "pulse" that lasted about 300 milliseconds." She added: "This wasn’t like anything we’d seen before." The scientists found the pulse shared similarities with the emissions from a neutron star. Read more on spaceMARS MAVERICK Watch Nasa video showing tiny helicopter flying on Mars – marking milestoneSPACE DUST You can now buy Nasa moon dust for $400,000 but it hides a disgusting secret The team scoured through old data from that region of space and...
    The medical sterilizer facilities in Vernon that were found in violation of emitting a carcinogen at elevated levels will not be shuttered. District 4 Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn had called for the Sterigenics facilities to be temporarily closed last week. She cited heightened emissions of ethylene oxide that could put people at risk. But the South Coast Air Quality Management District determined that the facilities will stay open, stating in a letter Thursday that it will work with the facilities to ensure the safety of the community. “South Cost AQMD is working with the operator of Sterigenics on immediate and near-term actions, including measures to reduce EtO missions,” Wayne Nastri, the executive officer, stated in the letter. “I am not satisfied with the SCAQMD’s response,” Hahn said in a statement to The Times. “They say they are working with this company to lower the emissions of ethylene oxide but I think they need to cease operations until they can prove they can operate safely and not put workers and local residents at risk.” Sterigenics’ Vernon facilities sterilize...
    NASA has warned that a submarine volcano in the Solomon Islands – dubbed the 'sharkcano' because two species of shark are known to live in the submerged crater – is starting to erupt. Satellite images show a plume of discoloured water being emitted from the Kavachi Volcano, which lies about 15 miles south of Vangunu Island, on May 14. The volcano entered an eruptive phase in October 2021, according to the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program, and the new satellite data suggests activity on several days in April and May 2022. Previous research has shown these plumes of superheated, acidic water usually contain particulate matter, volcanic rock fragments, and sulphur, according to NASA. However, this should not be a problem for the resident sharks, which have adapted to thrive in the hot, acidic conditions. NASA satellite images show a plume of discoloured water being emitted from the Kavachi Volcano, which lies about 15 miles south of Vangunu Island, on May 14 The NASA Earth Observatory images were captured by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the US Geological Survey Power of underwater volcanoes...
    Changes in behaviors and lifestyles are necessary to help cut greenhouse gas emissions and keep the world on track to meet the Paris Agreement's global warming targets, according to the United Nation's climate change arm. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in its most recent analysis on climate change mitigation Monday that, although the world has made some progress to slow the rate of greenhouse gas emissions growth, economies need to reduce fossil fuel use more aggressively in transportation, typically the highest-emitting U.S. sector, and industrial processes to prevent warming beyond 1.5 degrees Celcius. DAILY ON ENERGY: MIDWESTERNERS PITCH BIDEN ON ETHANOL FOR CLIMATE PLANS "There has been a consistent expansion of policies and laws addressing mitigation since [the IPCC's 2014 report]," the report's "Summary for Policymakers" said. That has enabled "avoidance of emissions that would otherwise have occurred and increased investment in low-GHG technologies and infrastructure." The report said things need to move faster, however, and that governments should enact policies that "encourage changes in consumer behavior," including those incentivizing more use...
    NEW mysteries about Earth's magnetic field are coming to the surface. Scientists have witnessed strange 'signals' coming from the Earth that repeat every seven years, giving a peek at the physics at work in the Earth's core. 1The deepest hole humans have dug into the Earth is about seven miles Nicolas Gillet and a team from Grenoble Alpes University observed the behavior of the magnetic field around the equator for 22 years. They found that every seven years, a fluctuation in the magnetic field whips by at 900 miles per hour "like clockwork". Gillet's research of the strange signals coursing through the magnetic field is a window into the unexplored center of the Earth. Gillet told Newsweek "Understanding them opens a door on the field deep in the core, which we cannot directly probe based on observations alone." Read More in Space and AstronomyEARTH’S TWIN Space missions to Venus could find evidence that life once existed thereSUN SPOT Mystery of the Sun could be solved thanks to robot that 'touched solar surface' The center of Earth's core is almost 4,000 miles...
    The Detroit News published a lengthy article explaining that batteries catching on fire in electric vehicles is a problem steering some consumers away from purchasing them, but it is not so problematic that the outlet could not find people committed to buying them. “The thing that pisses me off more than anything is this gives EVs bad press,” Scott Virgin said in the article about his Chevy Bolt. His vehicle’s battery caught fire, requiring firefighters’ assistance twice because the smoldering battery reignited.  Virgin’s car burst into flames in June 2020 outside a Miami body shop where he was waiting for a repair. “Up until the bursting into flames thing, it was the best car that I’ve ever owned,” Virgin said. “I absolutely adored that car.” The Detroit  News reported: Today’s modern electric powertrain technology, pioneered by General Motors Co., Tesla Inc. and a handful of global automakers, is transforming the global industry even as it exposes some unintended consequences. Among them: Batteries, if defective, can catch fire, burn for hours and release toxic fumes. Virgin’s EV was one of more than 141,000 Bolts GM later recalled for battery-fire risk after the Detroit...
    Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos were slammed as hypocrites for lecturing the world on the need to combat climate change by reducing carbon footprint while at the same time reportedly vacationing on superyachts off the coast of Turkey.  Multi-billionaire and Microsoft founder Gates celebrated his 66th birthday in Turkey in the company of fellow tycoon and Amazon founder Bezos on Friday. Bezos was among the 50 guests invited to Gates' private party beside the Mediterranean. It's not clear whether any of Gates' family helped him celebrate at his exclusive bash.  According to reports, Bezos traveled to Gates’ superyacht by helicopter. The Blue Origin founder is said to have made the 120-mile round trip journey by chopper from Govoka to the resort town of Fethiye. The jet fuel used to power helicopters emits 21.095 pounds of carbon dioxide per gallon burned. Since helicopters use up approximately 10.75 miles per gallon, Bezos’ helicopter emitted some 215 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Both Bezos and Gates are reportedly staying on superyachts - each of which emits 7,020 tons of carbon dioxide per...
    (CNN)Human activity and climate change-fueled disasters have turned 10 of the planet's internationally recognized forests, also known as World Heritage sites, from carbon absorbers into carbon emitters, researchers have found.The report from UNESCO found these sites can absorb approximately 190 million tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year -- roughly half the amount of the United Kingdom's annual fossil fuel emissions. But in the past 20 years, many of these sites showed an increase in emissions, some even exceeded how much carbon they were removing from the atmosphere. UNESCO researchers said two main factors are causing forests to flip from sinks to sources: climate change-fueled extreme weather events including wildfires, storm and drought; and human land-use pressures such as illegal logging, wood harvesting and agricultural practices such as livestock grazing. Logs are piled high amid deforestation in the Makhonjwa Mountains near Barberton, Mpumalanga, in 2018.Given the scale of these forests, Tales Carvalho Resende, project officer at UNESCO's natural heritage unit and co-author of the report, says this is increasingly a global issue, meaning global action is needed.Read More"What...
    Nearly a hundred rattlesnakes were retrieved from under the home a horrified California resident. Al Wolf, director of the non-profit organization Sonoma County Reptile Rescue, was called out to the Santa Rosa home earlier this month, where he caught the unmistakable stench of rattlesnake feces.   But when he looked under the deck, he was surprised at how many reptiles he found. In total, he retrieved 92 Northern Pacific snakes after digging underneath the home for three hours and 45 minutes. The snakes, which can be venomous, but only bite in defense. 'I was tickled pink,' Wolf told The San Francisco Chronicle. 'It’s what I like to do, and I generally get a call and find one, maybe two rattlesnakes.' 'But when you start finding stuff like this, I think, ‘Oh good, this is a really worthwhile call.’' A total of 92 rattlesnakes were discovered underneath a Santa Rose in early October  Two separate buckets were made by the reptile rescuer with one for the 59 babies and the other for the 22 adults Wolf has been a reptile rescuer with the company since...
    (CNN)Parts of the Amazon rainforest are now emitting more carbon dioxide than they absorb, raising fears of the potentially devastating impact on its fragile ecosystems and a further worsening of the climate crisis, according to a new study.The research, published Wednesday in the scientific journal Nature, says the Amazon's vital role as a carbon sink -- absorbing massive amounts of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping to cool the Earth -- is under threat."This carbon sink seems to be in decline," the study said. "Over the past 40 years, eastern Amazonia has been subjected to more deforestation, warming and moisture stress than the western part, especially during the dry season."Over nine years, researchers led by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research conducted close to 600 flights over four main sites in the Brazilian Amazon, collecting data on the amount of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide in the atmosphere. They found that collectively, these four sites emit 410 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, caused mainly by large fires -- often set by humans. These emissions are partially...
    JUNEAU, Alaska — A volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands chain has continued to emit ash, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported Thursday, prompting officials to raise the alert level. NASA SATELLITE DATA COULD DETECT VOLCANIC UNREST YEARS BEFORE ERUPTIONS Satellite views suggested ash emissions from the Semisopochnoi volcano that started in the morning are continuing with no decrease in intensity. The observatory listed the volcano being under a watch. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The ash cloud extends more than 217 miles (350 kilometers) southeast of the volcano and has reached heights of up to 20,000 feet (6 kilometers) above sea level, the observatory said. Adak is about 160 miles (257 kilometers) east of the volcano.
    The seventh planet from the sun emits X-rays, a scientific study revealed. Astronomers examined two images of Uranus and discovered that it exhibits X-ray activity, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Geophysical Research. The images were taken by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in 2002 and 2017 and showed a clear detection of X-rays in the first image and a possible flare in the second. The cause for the planet emitting X-ray light is most likely due to the sun, as scientists already know Jupiter and Saturn scatter X-rays given off by the sun. RUSSIA AND CHINA PLANNING A MOON BASE TOGETHER It is not clear as to whether there is another cause for the X-ray light. There are "tantalizing hints" that at least one other source of the X-rays is present, coming from the planet itself, according to a NASA press release. "If further observations confirm this, it could have intriguing implications for understanding Uranus," NASA said in a press release. "One possibility is that the rings of Uranus are producing X-rays themselves, which is...
    Uranus is called ‘the weirdest planet' in the Solar System due its sideway rotation and not having a true surface, but a new discovery adds even more mystery to the strange ice giant. Astronomers detected X-rays coming from Uranus for the first time that is mostly reflections from the sun, but some of the signal is being emitted from the planet itself. The team suggest the rings surrounding the planet are producing the X-rays, similar to that of Saturn, or could come from auroras as they do on Jupiter. Determining the sources of the X-rays from Uranus could help astronomers better understand how more exotic objects in space, such as growing black holes and neutron stars, emit X-rays. Scroll down for video  Astronomers detected X-rays coming from Uranus for the first time that is mostly reflections from the sun, but some of the signal is being emitted from the planet itself X-ray emissions in our Solar System are a common observation. The light has been detected from comets, Venus, Earth, Mars, Saturn, Pluto, Jupiter, and several of Jupiter's moons,...
    Global Infrared Light-emitting Diodes Market to Reach $782. 6 Million by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Infrared Light-emitting Diodes estimated at US$361. 5 Million in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$782. New York, Feb. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Global Infrared Light-emitting Diodes Industry” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05957119/?utm_source=GNW 6 Million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 11.7% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Surveillance, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 11.3% CAGR and reach US$323 Million by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Consumer Electronics segment is readjusted to a revised 12.5% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The U.S. Market is Estimated at $97.6 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 15.2% CAGR The Infrared Light-emitting Diodes market in the U.S. is estimated at US$97.6 Million in the year 2020. China, the world`s second largest...
    Top auto brands are getting smoked by environmental analysts who have found that their carbon emissions are much higher than what carmakers had reported. The European group Transport and Environment (T&E), which campaigns for renewable energy in transportation, found three top-selling plug-in hybrid SUVs — BMW’s X5, Volvo’s XC60 and Mitsubishi’s Outlander — are emitting 28% to 89% more carbon dioxide than advertised, even under ideal road conditions. “Plug-in hybrids are fake electric cars, built for lab tests and tax breaks, not real driving,” Julia Poliscanova, T&E’s senior director of clean vehicles, said in a press statement. “Governments should stop subsidizing these cars with billions in taxpayers’ money.” Hybrid vehicles are those that combine a combustible fuel engine — one that is smaller than conventional cars — with an electric motor and rechargeable battery. The car is thus able to toggle between using electric power and gasoline. While plug-in hybrid car emissions are lower than those for gas or diesel vehicles, T&E found CO2 levels in real-world tests were typically two to four times what the auto brands reported....
    (Bloomberg) – Massive fires are releasing unprecedented amounts of carbon dioxide and particulate matter pollution into the atmosphere in California and Oregon, leading to the first increase in emissions from wildfires in the United States since 2015. In some places, the intensity of this year’s fires has been hundreds of times higher than the average between 2003 and 2019, according to a statement from the European Union’s Copernicus Atmospheric Watch Service, which monitors fires and fires from space. the resulting smoke. The thick blanket of smoke from the fires has crossed the US from coast to coast, turning New York’s skies gray, and the agency predicts it will hit northern Europe later this week. “The fact that these fires emit so much pollution into the atmosphere that it is possible to see the thick layer of smoke even more than 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles) away reflects how devastating they have been in terms of magnitude and duration,” said Mark Parrington, a CAMS Senior Scientist and Wildfire Expert. Wildfires, which began in mid-August and are still active,...
    Men should think twice before reaching for their smartphone at night, warn scientists. They found greater exposure to light-emitting devices in the evening and after bedtime is linked with poor sperm quality. Sperm concentration and their ability to 'swim' were all lower in men who used their phones and tablets at night. Men should think twice before reaching for their smartphone at night, warn scientists (file image) Study leader Dr Amit Green, of the Sleep and Fatigue Institute at the Assuta Medical Centre in Tel Aviv, Israel, said: 'Smartphone and tablet use in the evening and after bedtime was correlated with decline in sperm quality. 'Furthermore, smartphone use in the evening, tablet use after bedtime and television use in the evening were all correlated with the decline of sperm concentration. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Mother of dead 16-year-old trans girl launches legal bid to... Taxidermist is jailed for 56 weeks for illegally trading... Share this article Share 'This is the first study to report these types of correlations between sperm...
    Global Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Displays Market to Reach $39. 6 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Displays estimated at US$19. New York, Aug. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Global Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Displays Industry” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05817626/?utm_source=GNW 3 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$39.6 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 10.8% over the period 2020-2027. AMOLED, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 11% CAGR and reach US$34 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the PMOLED segment is readjusted to a revised 10.1% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The U.S. Market is Estimated at $5.2 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow at 14.2% CAGR The Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Displays market in the U.S. is estimated at US$5.2 Billion in the...
    Global Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lamps and Fixtures Market to Reach $117. 6 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lamps and Fixtures estimated at US$45 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$117. New York, Aug. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Global Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lamps and Fixtures Industry” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05896820/?utm_source=GNW 6 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 14.7% over the period 2020-2027. LED Lamps, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 14.7% CAGR and reach US$43.8 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the LED Fixtures segment is readjusted to a revised 14.8% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The U.S. Market is Estimated at $12.1 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow at 19.1% CAGR The Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lamps and Fixtures market in the U.S. is...
    THE body of a man inside a plastic bag was discovered by authorities early Wednesday morning on the roof of a McDonald’s restaurant. A maintenance worker at a Bronx McDonald’s on East 149th Street near Grand Concourse altered authorities after he made the shocking discovery of an unconscious person on the roof of the restaurant. 3 NYPD Detectives on the roof of the McDonald's restaurant investigating the sceneCredit: NBC New York According to authorities, at approximately 5:57am police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious person on the roof of the McDonald’s restaurant located within the confines of the NYPD 40 Precinct. Upon arrival, officers observed an unidentified male, unconscious and unresponsive, inside a plastic bag and wrapped in a moving blanket. EMS also responded to the location and pronounced the individual deceased at the scene. A local resident told the New York Post, that her friend lives in the building one window up from the McDonald’s roof and saw the body, which she said was surrounded by flies. 3 According to authorities, the identification of the victim is...
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