The Anorthosite Mineral is Key to Solving Climate Change


A mineral that was recently discovered in Australia is believed to hold the secret to helping solve the current global warming crisis.

precious mineral rocks
precious mineral rocks (click here for original source image)

The latest discovery, named fluorite, was found by a team of Australian scientists while conducting research for an unrelated study on the elusive element boron. As the team was conducting laboratory research, they came across the mineral known as the anorthosite. Boron can be found throughout many soils all over the world, but the anorthosite mineral is a unique specimen that holds a record of its own.

The mineral was named after its discoverer, Dr. Alfred Wegener, who used it as part of his pioneering research into temperature changes due to the greenhouse effect. His predictions of global warming were met with heated debate for the time being, but the mineral he discovered has now been put to the test. Dr. Wegener was not involved in the research directly, but he was instrumental in the formation of the Nobel Prize team that uncovered the mineral. His studies were largely focused on the effects of greenhouse gas on the Earth’s temperature.

When the research team initially discovered the anorthosite mineral, it was a bit surprised that it held the secret to stopping global warming. Previous research had suggested that the warming effect would be slowed by the addition of this mineral to the soil. According to the scientists involved, the mineral was found to be resistant to the warming effects and helped slow down the rate of global warming by several degrees. This finding could prove to be crucial in the fight against the harmful effects of global warming. It could also prove to be the key to save the world from the drastic effects of environmental destruction.

How Did Drought Reach Colorado?


The latest experience in long-range global warming has come to Denver, and some think it’s already worked there.

climate change time frame
climate change time frame (click here for original source image)

Some Colorado folks are looking for answers in the latest droughts. Some scientists have even said that the latest drought in Colorado might be the result of global warming, caused by the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

How did droughts reach Colorado?

When the latest droughts started, it was a slow-motion event. No one really noticed, until the droughts hit Colorado. Then the “drought became a drought, and then the drought became a flood.” In the early stages, that might have been true. But as the warmest weather moved into the western foothills of Colorado, and the reservoirs began to run low, that’s when the water became so extreme that experts started talking about long-term drought.

How did droughts reach Colorado before the latest extreme weather conditions?

What Are Dying Gas Wells?


What are dying gas wells? These are wells that have been producing natural gas for decades but are now in their decline.

water fountain well
water fountain well (click here for original source image)

These are the same gas that has been burned for heating homes for centuries, but has become scarcer as the world uses more of the same to warm homes and business. So, while this is an excellent source of fuel, it is also a finite source and the planet cannot use so much of it. This means that there are limits to how much can be produced and this has caused problems.

In this world there are always things that are in a state of change, this is because it is a fossil fuel has been said to be nonrenewable.

The earth is slowly being overtaken by gas and oil as a result of this change. So, its been said that its probably best to reduce reliance on fossil fuels if we are to avoid serious repercussions. This means using more non-petrol based energies such as geothermal and solar power. It also means looking to alternative sources of energy which are friendly to the environment and can be replenished rapidly.

Is Volcano Ash A Risk to the Atmosphere?


Many studies in recent years have concluded that there is a link between airborne volcanic ash and poor air quality.

erupting volcano
erutping volcano (click here for original source image)

Volcanic ash and other volcanic ash particles are constantly deposited on the ground and in the air. These ash particles act as a filter for many contaminants. Some research even suggests that airborne volcanic ash can reduce the effectiveness of air conditioners.

Are these claims true or do scientists need to conduct more research in this area?

A new study by the Environmental Protection Agency attempts to answer this question. This latest study looked at two sites near two volcanoes in the Eastern United States; one in Loudoun and the other in Lithia Mountain. The study measured the air quality in these two sites during two different times of the summer. They found that the air quality on the volcano site was significantly better than the air quality on the Lithia Mountain site. What does this mean?

How Did Early Human Activities Impact Earth Environment More Than Previously Known


The latest Science News is that the oldest fossils we have discovered are at Gros Beaucoup, located in France.

wanderer (click here for original source image)

Dating from about thirty six thousand years ago, these fossils give historian’s insight into the earliest human activity on the planet. The fossils found this site, represent the oldest fossils that were discovered. They also predate by twelve thousand years the Younger Dryas Event, and ten thousand years the Younger Glacial Event.

This discovery is part of a study conducted by Paleogenetics researchers. These scientists took core samples from sedimentary rock formations to determine the timing and synchronicity of the rock layers. Using this data, they compared these same sedimentary rock layers with the fossils to determine when and where early human activity occurred. The sedimentary rock layers do indeed reveal a lot of information about the earliest human activities on Earth.