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Could Injecting Carbon Into the Earth Save Our Planet?

Could Injecting Carbon Into the Earth Save Our Planet?

Iceland: the land of majestic waterfalls, black sands, sparkling glaciers, and… maybe one of the world’s wildest solutions for solving climate change? Nestled beside the majestic hills of southwestern Iceland, are a series of huge pods capable of taking CO2 that’s been snatched from the air and injecting it into underground stones, where the gas …

Why the ocean is getting louder

Why the ocean is getting louder

This is me. I’m about to go scuba diving for the first time ever. I went in expecting muffled peace and quiet. I mean, one of the earliest documentaries on underwater life was literally called “The Silent World”. “They roamed deep under the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, and the Indian Ocean, in a mysterious realm, …

An Intro to Natural Gas Vehicles

An Intro to Natural Gas Vehicles

Energy security for the United States: once considered an impossible goal, it is now within our reach with the abundant supplies of natural gas available today in North America. We’ve been using natural gas in our homes and businesses for heating, hot water and cooking for more than 100 years, but natural gas can also …

Power to the Planet – Natural Gas

Power to the Planet – Natural Gas

Natural gas is also abundant, but unlike coal and oil, it’s virtually clean, and it’s comparatively cheap and easy to build a gas-fired power station. Natural gas is a very dense fossil fuel. It produces a lot of energy. It has a lower pollution footprint and lower carbon footprint than coal. 20% of the world’s …

How Big Oil Conquered the World

How Big Oil Conquered the World

Oil. From farm to pharmaceutical, diesel truck to dinner plate, pipeline to plastic product, it is impossible to think of an area of our modern-day lives that is not effected by the petrochemical industry. The story of oil is the story of the modern world. Parts of that story are well-known: Rockefeller and Standard Oil; …

The Great Global Warming Debate

The Great Global Warming Debate

A lot of people are confused about exactly what we know and what we don’t know about global warming. This is hardly surprising, as it has become a target of propaganda and conspiracy theories, due to the magnitude of its consequences, and the effort required to avoid these consequences. Naturally, it has become a political …