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NREL Develops Novel Method to Produce Renewable Acrylonitrile

ENN Climate - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:05
A new study from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) establishes a novel catalytic method to produce renewable acrylonitrile using 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), which can be biologically produced from sugars. This hybrid biological-catalytic process offers an alternative to the conventional petrochemical production method and achieves unprecedented acrylonitrile yields.
Categories: Ecological News

Forest resilience declines in face of wildfires, climate change

ENN Climate - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:10
The forests you see today are not what you will see in the future. That’s the overarching finding from a new study on the resilience of Rocky Mountain forests, led by Colorado State University.Researchers analyzed data from nearly 1,500 sites in five states — Colorado, Wyoming, Washington, Idaho, and Montana — and measured more than 63,000 seedlings after 52 wildfires that burned over the past three decades. They wanted to understand if and how changing climate over the last several decades affected post-fire tree regeneration, a key indicator of forest resilience.
Categories: Ecological News

NRL Researchers Advance Fleet Weather Predictions Through Innovation, Collaboration

ENN Climate - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 21:46
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Marine Meteorology Division in Monterey, California, houses a team of scientists and engineers who work in conjunction with the lab’s broader scientific community to provide the fleet with the most accurate weather forecasts possible.
Categories: Ecological News

Ditch the expensive GMO seeds, homesteaders! Switch to high-yield, natural, open-pollinated seeds instead

Natural News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:45
(Natural News) The popularity of organic produce has grown exponentially in recent years. There are several important advantages to choosing organic over conventionally grown produce, including: Organic produce is not doused in the fungicides, herbicides and insecticides commonly used in conventional farming; Since organic food isn’t covered in preservatives to make it last longer, it...

Here's how things would look if you REALLY lived in a free country

Natural News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:42
(Natural News) Think you live in a free country? Think again: If you really lived in a free country, all sorts of things around you would look much different than the way they do now. For example, if you really lived in a free country, you wouldn’t see people being arrested for selling fresh, whole...

Study reveals breast cancer can return years after the "all clear" – Experts already pushing to keep women on prescriptions longer (no mention of lifestyle)

Natural News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:40
(Natural News) The findings of a new study out of England have blown yet another hole in the conventional cancer therapy myth, revealing that women who undergo typical procedures like chemotherapy and radiation for breast cancer often see the deadly disease return – in some cases up to 20 years after they were supposedly “cured.”...

Eco-terrorists claim climate change justifies their actions to destroy the oil infrastructure

Natural News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:29
(Natural News) Fervent belief in global warming and man-made climate change is motivating some to protest oil pipeline construction across the United States. Some of these activists are so driven by the political agenda called climate change, that they are seeking to shut down the U.S. oil infrastructure and its vast network of pipelines. A new...

New study finds smokeless tobacco causes mouth cancer, with more than half off all cases occurring in Asia

Natural News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:26
One thing you can rely on about tobacco: It’s bound to give you cancer if you put it in your body. Most of you may think that statement only applies to smoking tobacco. However, a study in Myanmar puts chewing tobacco in the same category. A recent study has discovered that almost all cases of mouth cancer...

Health boost for wine: Researchers have developed a device to filter out the sulfites used for preservation

Natural News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:16
(Natural News) While sulfites are used to preserve wine and food products, they can cause an allergy-like reaction in people who are sensitive to the compounds. Now, a group of researchers has revealed that they are developing a device that can be used to filter sulfites in wine. Sulfites are compounds that include sulfur dioxide...

New research finds that MS, the most common inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, may be triggered by an imbalance in gut flora

Natural News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:16
(Natural News) Intestinal flora may be the key to understanding how multiple sclerosis develops. Previous assumptions held that MS was a mostly genetic problem, prompting physicians to closely examine DNA. New research, however, has shown that autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, are brought about by a combination of environmental and genetic factors, the catalyst...

Turning heat into electricity: Engineers are working on technology that will harvest clean energy from pavement

Natural News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:16
(Natural News) While solar energy is a clean source of energy, not everyone can afford the often expensive installation costs. Now, a recent article has revealed that we might soon be able to harness solar energy from hot pavements. Samer Dessouky, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at The University of Texas at San...

Eating mushrooms every day fights chronic disease: Button mushrooms are high in antioxidants, researchers discover

Natural News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:14
(Natural News) Eating small portions of mushrooms every day can make a big impact on your health. A recent study has found that mushrooms, particularly button mushrooms, contain important antioxidants that fight off chronic diseases, such as dementia, heart disease, and cancer. To reach this conclusion, researchers from Pennsylvania State University analyzed the relationship between mushroom...

The un-funny and unhinged Chelsea Handler gets ripped over her mocking of Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Why are Leftists such rotten people?

Natural News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:13
(Natural News) “Comedienne” Chelsea Handler is a very funny lady — that is, if you’re a mean, nasty, hypocrite liberal and a generally lousy person altogether. The “tolerant” Left is anything but when it comes to conservatives, Republicans and especially Trump supporters, all of whom appear to trigger people like Handler. She was the subject...

U.S. now leads the industrialized world in infant mortality due to toxic vaccinations

Natural News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:23
(Natural News) Out of the top thirty industrialized nations in the world, the United States tops the list when it comes to infant mortality on the first day of life. With so much modern medical technology available, it’s hard to understand why there are so many sudden infant deaths, but it all becomes clear when one...

Aquaculture could be the answer for sustainability of seafood supply chain, according to new study

Natural News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:15
(Natural News) With more than 70 percent of the Earth being covered in water, it may surprise you to know that there are still many aquatic places we have not ventured yet. A recent study now suggests that through aquaculture, many countries can not only put their underutilized coastal waters to better use but also...

Liberal professor claims eating meat perpetuates "hegemonic masculinity"

Natural News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:14
(Natural News) If you think that the liberals are content with just destroying the United States Constitution and nothing more, then you are sadly mistaken. From our most deeply held values to our traditions and customs, the progressives will not stop until they achieve their fundamental transformation, or perhaps to use a more accurate term,...

CANNABIS legalization a gateway to gun confiscation? Medical marijuana users told to turn in their guns

Natural News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:47
(Natural News) The Founding Fathers made it very clear that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to allow the people to defend themselves should the federal government become tyrannical and oppressive in nature. It is quite literally one of the only things standing in between individual freedom and a massive authoritarian state – that...

How do plants know when it floods? Recent research reveals how plants sense increased levels of water

Natural News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:45
(Natural News) Just how important are a plants roots to its survival? What might seem like a stupid question at first will actually surprise you if you start to look at it closely. Researchers from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) looked into how plants are able...

Scientists unveil new satellite-based global drought severity index

ENN Climate - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 01:11
Enhanced monitoring tool adds groundwater storage to assessment factors
Categories: Ecological News

Medicaid in California: Making the rich richer, keeping the poor poorer

Natural News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 23:57
(Natural News) One of the largest, most complicated government programs in America today is Medicaid, which in the last few decades has spun out of control and is now on track to potentially bankrupt every state in the country. The state of California has it’s own Medicare-related problems, and they come in the form of...
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