Archive for May, 2010

Coming Home

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Millions of gallon of oil spilled. Fishing industry ruined. Lives lost.

Gulf of Mexico ? Not quite. Try Nigeria.

“In fact, more oil is spilled from the delta’s network of terminals, pipes, pumping stations and oil platforms every year than has been lost in the Gulf of Mexico, the site of a major ecological catastrophe caused by oil that has poured from a leak triggered by the explosion that wrecked BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig last month.”

The USA is perfectly happy with oil spills. As long as it doesn’t happen in the USA.

Guess what. What goes around, comes around.

Poisoned Country

Kudzu and Ozone

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

We know surface ozone is a problem. We find now that kudzu adds to it.
From the first article about the effects of ozone:

“Tree growth, measured in biomass, is already 7% less than the late 1800s, and this is set to increase to a 17% reduction by the end of the century.”

And from the second:

“Kudzu grabs nitrogen from the air and puts it into the soil. There microbes convert nitrogen into nitrous oxide, one of the pollutants that also comes from automobile exhaust. That gas escapes from the soil and into the air, and undergoes reactions that lead to the creation of ozone.”

I seem to recall another quote:

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy”

Read all about it:
Surface Ozone

Kudzu and Ozone — 1

Kudzu and Ozone — 2

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