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Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas and the Impact of Our Changing the Composition of the Atmosphere

10 Mar 2021

British Petroleum [BP] is a giant, global fossil fuel [oil and gas] company. Its 2019 sales were >$282 billion dollars, and with headquarters in London has over 70,000 employees worldwide. It...

The Sparkle of Carbonated Water

10 Jul 2020

Many consumers today are shying away from soft drinks because of legitimate concerns about their sugar or artificial sweetener content. Plain water is the ideal alternative, but a lot of people...

Shaking a Champagne Bottle

17 Dec 2019

People readily understand that solids can dissolve in a liquid. Salt or sugar dissolve in water and the warmer the water, the faster the rate of dissolution. We learn this in elementary school. But...

Spaceships recycle everything... except astronaut's poop

13 Jun 2018

Astronauts inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, just like you and me. On Earth, where exhaled air warmed by our bodies naturally rises away from us, the possibility of inhaling too much carbon...

Your Allergies Are Getting Worse Because of Climate Change

10 May 2018

If you feel like your recent periods of coughing, sneezing and shaking your fists at the trees for producing so much pollen are getting longer, you’re probably right.

Letting the Fizz Out of the Fizz Keeper

20 Mar 2017

A little pump called the “Fizz Keeper” is available in kitchen supply stores to pressurize previously opened soft drink bottles and prevent loss of carbonation. The idea appears to make sense, but...

The high-stakes challenge of capturing carbon dioxide

20 Mar 2017

It is clear that no longer can we continue to spew carbon dioxide recklessly into the atmosphere; and it is also clear that eventually we will run out of fossil fuels. So, how about killing two...

Why isn't the carbon dioxide from breathing a concern for global warming?

20 Mar 2017

The carbon dioxide we exhale does not contribute to global warming for the simple reason that we also take up an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide from the air, albeit indirectly. Everything we...

How did a bird’s nest kill a whole family?

20 Mar 2017

The birds had built their nest in the chimney which blocked the flow of air and resulted in a buildup of carbon monoxide when a fire was lit in the fireplace. Carbon monoxide is produced alongside...

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