Ways to Save Earth: Pulling CO2 From the Air to Make Gasoline

I hear a lot of dismay out there about the environment, but I believe there is still hope for the planet Earth, that we might even reverse the ongoing Holocene extinction if we humans stop squabbling and really get our act together. As one great example, it is said to be possible to undo the greenhouse effect we have created by extracting CO2 from the air in order to reverse climate change. The technology already exists, in fact, it just needs to be scaled up. From its pilot plant in Squamish, British Columbia, Carbon Engineering has successfully developed and demonstrated … Continue reading Ways to Save Earth: Pulling CO2 From the Air to Make Gasoline

How Ancient Greeks Knew the Earth’s Size

The video below is a great strange little lesson in science history and human ingenuity. Having brains that instinctively build models and extrapolate from those models has been one secret of our species’ great success. Carl Segan explains how the ancient Greeks knew the earth was round and also it’s appropriate size thousands of years ago. – Truestrange.com Continue reading How Ancient Greeks Knew the Earth’s Size

A Seaweed Stops 99% of Cow Methane Emissions

Cows normally produce a lot of methane, a greenhouse gas, which is one reason eating less beef and dairy helps the environment. Less demand equals fewer cows and a less greenhouse gas. As some will not change dietary habits, this discovery is very interesting. Just a small amount of the sea weed Asparagopsis reduces cow’s methane emissions by 99%. Researchers want to mass-farm a native Queensland seaweed, which stops cows burping methane, in a bid to help cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. A previous study by the CSIRO discovered adding a small amount of Asparagopsis to the cow’s diet … Continue reading A Seaweed Stops 99% of Cow Methane Emissions

Tornado Missed Hitting Earth + Weirdest Weather 2019

There is a city in the state of Texas named “Earth”. On or around 26 May 2019, a tornado was confirmed west of the town of Earth, “just north of Highway 70 – moving northeast” and it “just missed Earth to the north” according to a tweet by the National Weather Service in Lubbock Texas. @NWSLubbock I’ve been enjoying looking at all the recent weird 2019 weather, things I missed watching the news. Here’s a sample. There were record highs in June 2019 in the usually snowy state of Alaska. There was a US rash of tornadoes, nearly 300 confirmed … Continue reading Tornado Missed Hitting Earth + Weirdest Weather 2019

Up to 6 ft of Ice: After Hot Month, Freak Hailstorm Covers City

My award for the strangest story today goes to a huge freak hail storm in Mexico. After a month of hot weather (up to the 90s,) the city of Guadalajara experienced a freak storm that damaged about 30 cars and 60 homes and covered the city in 3 to 6 feet of ice and snow. Residents of Guadalajara, Mexico, woke up to an unusual surprise over the weekend, after an intense hailstorm left the city streets buried in snow. Parts of the city were covered in up to 6 feet of snow and ice, as authorities worked to clear out … Continue reading Up to 6 ft of Ice: After Hot Month, Freak Hailstorm Covers City

Live Giant Squid + Lightning Coincidence

How smart is a giant squid? Do they have comprehension and powers beyond our imaginations? Just a week ago, in the Gulf of Mexico (June 18, 2019) a curious live giant squid was recorded for only the second time in history.  It approached the faintly blinking lights on a decoy which was disguised as a bioluminescent jellyfish. … eight legs unfurl, revealing its large suckers that it uses to inspect the device. The moment the giant squid realizes that the lights aren’t a jellyfish, it jets away. … “We’re talking about an animal that can get to 14 meters [45 … Continue reading Live Giant Squid + Lightning Coincidence

New Species Recorded During Historic Dive

An explorer from the USA named Victor Vescovo has used a Triton submarine to boldly go where no one has gone before. While doing so he discovered what appears to be a new animal species never before seen by humans in one of the most isolated places on Earth. Here’s a still image: In the submarine called Limiting Factor, Vescovo descended 23,596 feet into the deepest part of the Java Trench in the Indian Ocean, becoming the first human to dive to its depths. … This was his third dive as part of the Five Deeps Expedition and it occurred April … Continue reading New Species Recorded During Historic Dive

Best DYI Car Hail Protection Rig

Mid April 2019 many Texans without carports rigged up protection against damaging hail storms. There were inflated floaties and bags of mulch tied to cars, but my favorite was this design. Ryan Bussey had a creative use for dozens of pool noodles in face of the storm. See more NBC4 It would make a great pool fence for the back yard when not functioning as a hail shield. – TrueStrange.com Continue reading Best DYI Car Hail Protection Rig

Alert: 37 Million Face New Tornadoes, Floods

CORRECTION: The original title here said “37 million Texans” and while 37 million people were under flood warnings in multiple states, the entire population of Texas in 2019 is estimated to be 29 million according to World Population Review. As additional fact checking, last year the population of Texas was only 28.7 million. (28,701,845 – 2018 est). UPDATE (May 4, 2019): “Deadly Flooding From Michigan to the South Damages Homes, Sends Mississippi River to 157-Year-High in Davenport, Iowa” This still from a drone video shows how bad the flooding is in Davenport, Iowa right now: Click for link to video on … Continue reading Alert: 37 Million Face New Tornadoes, Floods