All children are fascinated by farts. So are atmospheric chemists. Farts are produced by anaerobic (without oxygen) digestion in the intestine. About 1% of flatulence is composed of malodorous, volatile sulfur gases, derived from theContinue reading
[We need] a report card that grades plant production, soil organic matter, biodiversity and nutrient balance against our best measures of what they would be in a world without humans.
Potassium…. may emerge as problematic…. as large areas of highly weathered tropical soils….are converted to agriculture.
Flooding can convert soils from a methane sink to a methane source to the atmosphere
EPA is recommending abandonment of the Clean Water Rule, despite the plethora of science showing the value of small wetlands to wildlife and water quality.
production of wood pellets for fuel is likely to put more CO2 in the atmosphere and maintain less biodiversity on the land during the next several decades.
If we are to store carbon in soils, better management of agricultural lands might be one avenue to pursue.
Poop is a resource that should be used more efficiently.
The decline in δ13C to a more negative value is not compatible with the idea that fossil fuels are the source of rising methane in the atmosphere.
Emissions of vanadium to the atmosphere parallel the increased use of heavy oil and are now nearly twice the sum of all natural sources combined.