The Weekly Round Up: June 4-10

Hi again.  It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but now that I’ve got internet, I’m back here on a Saturday to bother you with all of the environmental news I found interesting this week.  There was a lot that went on this week, what with it being World Environment Day on Monday, Canadian Environment Week, and World Oceans Day on Thursday.  Outside of all of that, there were ancient birds, Macron trolling Trump, and whales in NYC.  So let’s dive in! Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: April 4-9

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The Panama Papers have dropped, money is hiding everywhere, and the world’s wealthiest are having to answer some tough money questions.  But that’s not all that happened this week.  While the world was focused on money, some pretty crazy nature type news almost slipped by unnoticed.  Balloon releasers, kite runners, and reverse photosynthesizers all made headlines this week- so let’s jump right in and get caught up! Continue reading

Major Development in Artificial Photosynthesis!

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A new artificial photosynthesis system has been developed that is able to convert stored carbon dioxide into usable chemical components, such as biodegradable plastics and pharmaceutical drugs. Not only does this system capture carbon before it is released into the atmosphere, but it is also solar-powered! So how exactly does this technology work and how soon will we see these systems on the market? Well inquisitive reader, we’ve got those answers just for you! Continue reading