Green News For The Weekend Volume 352

March 21, 2014

Let’s just get this started, shall we?

White House embarks on climate change mapping project The government makes maps and data sets from NASA, NOAA, the US Geological Survey, and more available to the public, so that new tools can be created to help communities plan for extreme weather.

Scientists say destructive solar blasts narrowly missed Earth in 2012 Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012. Well, that’s interesting, for sure.

We can use pictures of tomatoes to predict worldwide food shortages Food and water shortages can lead to violence and civil unrest. Tracking data about food availability at the local level can help predict problems before they happen.

Human Blood is Not “Roundup Ready”, New Study Reluctantly Admits A new study reveals that the problem with the growing contamination of the global biosphere with agrichemicals used in the farming of genetically modified foods is far worse than most will either admit or acknowledge. Eek.

Biodiesel from alligator fat reduces waste Animal fat from chicken, pork, beef and even alligators could give an economical, ecofriendly boost to the biofuel industry.

NASA-Funded Study: Industrial Civilisation Headed for ‘Irreversible Collapse’? A new study sponsored by Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution. This is what I have been saying for a while; I don’t actually think we can stop this from happening, all we can do is put it off for a bit.

Big Ben May Get a Solar Face Lift The House of Commons is now looking to the parliamentary estate and considering installing solar panels on the face of Big Ben in London.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

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