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Fertilizer plants emit 100 times more methane than reported -- ScienceDaily

Emissions of methane from the industrial sector have been vastly underestimated, researchers from Cornell University and Environmental Defense Fund have found.

Using a Google Street View car equipped with a high-precision methane sensor, the researchers discovered that methane emissions from ammonia fertilizer plants were 100 times higher than the fertilizer industry's self-reported estimate. They also were substantially higher than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimate for all industrial processes in the United States.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190606183254.htm
#nature #ecology

 

Fertilizer plants emit 100 times more methane than reported -- ScienceDaily

Emissions of methane from the industrial sector have been vastly underestimated, researchers from Cornell University and Environmental Defense Fund have found.

Using a Google Street View car equipped with a high-precision methane sensor, the researchers discovered that methane emissions from ammonia fertilizer plants were 100 times higher than the fertilizer industry's self-reported estimate. They also were substantially higher than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimate for all industrial processes in the United States.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190606183254.htm
#nature #ecology

 
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Steller's Jay
above Johnson Creek in Portland, Oregon.
#birds #photography #jay #stellers jay #myphoto #nature

 
Fascinating finding. "Human and cuttlefish limbs develop under the direction of the same genes". To find out more on how our limbs develop and our genetic connections to other animals, definitely read (or watch the documentary) Our Inner Fish by Neil Shubin.
The cuttlefish and its relatives, squid and octopuses, often strike human observers as floating aliens wreathed in sucker-covered limbs — boneless, squirming appendages that would seem to have nothing in common with our own arms and legs.

But hidden under the superficial differences, a new study shows, are some profound similarities: Human and cuttlefish limbs develop under the direction of the same genes. The new study, published on Tuesday in the journal eLife, lends weight to the theory that many animal appendages, from insect wings to fish fins, share a long evolutionary history.
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It’s possible that the common ancestor of cuttlefish, flies and humans had limbs of some sort. Perhaps the animal used these genes to map the coordinates in other three-dimensional body parts, even one located entirely inside the body.

In later generations, animal lineages evolved profound differences. When it comes to limbs, flies and other insects are as different from cephalopods as they are from us. They have hard exoskeletons, with muscles pulling on them from the inside.

But every time a new kind of limb evolved, it seems, animals did not need a new way to tell cells where they were located inside it. Evolution reused the same genetic program over and over again.

“We’re looking at something ancient,” Dr. Cohn said.
#Biology #Nature #Evolution #Genetics #Cephalopods

The New York Times: Cuttlefish Arms Are Not So Different From Yours (By CARL ZIMMER)


 
Fascinating finding. "Human and cuttlefish limbs develop under the direction of the same genes". To find out more on how our limbs develop and our genetic connections to other animals, definitely read (or watch the documentary) Our Inner Fish by Neil Shubin.
The cuttlefish and its relatives, squid and octopuses, often strike human observers as floating aliens wreathed in sucker-covered limbs — boneless, squirming appendages that would seem to have nothing in common with our own arms and legs.

But hidden under the superficial differences, a new study shows, are some profound similarities: Human and cuttlefish limbs develop under the direction of the same genes. The new study, published on Tuesday in the journal eLife, lends weight to the theory that many animal appendages, from insect wings to fish fins, share a long evolutionary history.
[...]
It’s possible that the common ancestor of cuttlefish, flies and humans had limbs of some sort. Perhaps the animal used these genes to map the coordinates in other three-dimensional body parts, even one located entirely inside the body.

In later generations, animal lineages evolved profound differences. When it comes to limbs, flies and other insects are as different from cephalopods as they are from us. They have hard exoskeletons, with muscles pulling on them from the inside.

But every time a new kind of limb evolved, it seems, animals did not need a new way to tell cells where they were located inside it. Evolution reused the same genetic program over and over again.

“We’re looking at something ancient,” Dr. Cohn said.
#Biology #Nature #Evolution #Genetics #Cephalopods

The New York Times: Cuttlefish Arms Are Not So Different From Yours (By CARL ZIMMER)


 

Spectacular “Galaxy” Flowers Look Like They Hold the Universe in Their Petals


#flowers #nature #galaxy #space #astronomy #universe
Spectacular “Galaxy” Flowers Look Like They Hold the Universe in Their Petals

 

Spectacular “Galaxy” Flowers Look Like They Hold the Universe in Their Petals


#flowers #nature #galaxy #space #astronomy #universe
Spectacular “Galaxy” Flowers Look Like They Hold the Universe in Their Petals

 
Went out with my friend to take a walk in the meadows.


Ходил сейчас со своим другом прогуляться по лугам.

The largest wild strawberry i've ever met grows in Bezhin Lug.


На Бежином Луге растёт самая крупная дикая земляника, что мне встречалась.

Usually it ripen just in time for the solstice.


Обычно она поспевает как раз к солнцестоянию.

The taste of wild strawberries is much sweeter and richer than that of cultural strawberries.


Вкус у дикой земляники гораздо слаще и насыщеннее, чем у культурной клубники.

I've heard that it's enough to eat a lot wild strawberries once a year to collect some of vitamin B-group needed by the body for the whole year.


Я слышал, что достаточно наесться дикой земляники один раз в году, чтобы накопить запас какого-то из витаминов группы Б, необходимый организму, на целый год.

#bezhinlug #cat #food #health #meadow #nature #nutrition #photo #solstice #strawberries

 
No need to hurray. Most of our Politicians are such cold blooded jerks, if we dump them out there anything around them will freeze.

#Climatechange #FridaysforFuture #climate #nature #warming #carbon

 
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Mohnblume im Kornfeld / Poppy in cornfield


am Schwafheimer Meer, einem Naturschutzgebiet an der Stadtgrenze zwischen Rumeln (Duisburg) und Schwafheim (Moers), Juni 2019

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#Pflanzen #Mohnblumen #Niederrhein #SchwafheimerMeer #foto #photo #fotografie #photography
#nature #plants #angiosperms #papaverrhoeas

 
Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #cars, #funny, #nature, need for #speed, #tech, and #techmemes.

 
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Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)


above Johnson Creek in Portland, Oregon.
#birds #photography #junco #dark-eyed junco #myphoto #nature

 
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Gelbe Teichrosen (Nuphar lutea) / Brandy-bottle


am Schwafheimer Meer, einem Naturschutzgebiet an der Stadtgrenze zwischen Rumeln (Duisburg) und Schwafheim (Moers), Juni 2019

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#Pflanzen #Seerosen #Niederrhein #SchwafheimerMeer #foto #photo #fotografie #photography
#nature #plants #angiosperms #nymphaeaceae

 
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House Finches


the trio of youngsters driving dad off his branch above Johnson Creek in Portland, Oregon.
#birds #photography #finch #house finch #myphoto #nature

 
Fascinating. Some fish eggs can survive going through a bird's digestive system.
Killifish manage to endure a variety of environments. The wee freshwater fish survive in isolated desert pools, lakes made by flood water, even seasonal ponds that are little more than puddles.

One place scientists didn’t expect to find them was in swan poop. But an international team of researchers reported last week in the journal Ecology that whole killifish eggs make it through the digestive tract of water birds intact, with one egg in the study even hatching more than a month after its transit through a swan. The findings suggest that bird feces may be capable of carrying fish eggs far from their original locations.
[...]
The researchers are planning a similar experiment now that uses eggs from carp, which hatch much faster than killifish. As killifish and carp can be invasive species outside of their normal range, understanding how they spread can help in containment.
#Science #Biology #Fish #Birds #Nature #Biodiversity

The New York Times: The Fish Egg That Traveled Through a Swan’s Gut, Then Hatched (By VERONIQUE GREENWOOD)


 
Fascinating. Some fish eggs can survive going through a bird's digestive system.
Killifish manage to endure a variety of environments. The wee freshwater fish survive in isolated desert pools, lakes made by flood water, even seasonal ponds that are little more than puddles.

One place scientists didn’t expect to find them was in swan poop. But an international team of researchers reported last week in the journal Ecology that whole killifish eggs make it through the digestive tract of water birds intact, with one egg in the study even hatching more than a month after its transit through a swan. The findings suggest that bird feces may be capable of carrying fish eggs far from their original locations.
[...]
The researchers are planning a similar experiment now that uses eggs from carp, which hatch much faster than killifish. As killifish and carp can be invasive species outside of their normal range, understanding how they spread can help in containment.
#Science #Biology #Fish #Birds #Nature #Biodiversity

The New York Times: The Fish Egg That Traveled Through a Swan’s Gut, Then Hatched (By VERONIQUE GREENWOOD)


 
Bonsoir tout le monde, je suis #nouvelleici.
Je ne supporte plus #facebook avec ses #manipulations, ses #pubs, et sa #surstimulation! Je ne crois pas connaître quelqu’un sur ce réseau social, mais je serais très contente de #discuter et de #rencontrer du monde.
J’ai beaucoup d’intérêts pour tout ce qui touche #lenvironnement et notre #modedevie : #nature #écologie #déconsommation #anti-capitalisme #zerodéchet #circuitcourt #éducation #animaux #biodiversité #minimalisme #secondemain
J’adore aussi la #musique les #concerts, #metal #folk #trance #classique, et beaucoup d’autres…
Mais aussi les #jeuxvidéos #geek #art #diy #équitation #couture #photographie la #psychologie les #croyances et les #voyages !
Hum, je crois que j’en ai déjà dit beaucoup, et vous, quels sont vos intérêts ?
A bientôt ;)

 
Bonsoir tout le monde, je suis #nouvelleici.
Je ne supporte plus #facebook avec ses #manipulations, ses #pubs, et sa #surstimulation! Je ne crois pas connaître quelqu’un sur ce réseau social, mais je serais très contente de #discuter et de #rencontrer du monde.
J’ai beaucoup d’intérêts pour tout ce qui touche #lenvironnement et notre #modedevie : #nature #écologie #déconsommation #anti-capitalisme #zerodéchet #circuitcourt #éducation #animaux #biodiversité #minimalisme #secondemain
J’adore aussi la #musique les #concerts, #metal #folk #trance #classique, et beaucoup d’autres…
Mais aussi les #jeuxvidéos #geek #art #diy #équitation #couture #photographie la #psychologie les #croyances et les #voyages !
Hum, je crois que j’en ai déjà dit beaucoup, et vous, quels sont vos intérêts ?
A bientôt ;)

 
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Brombeerblüten / Blackberry blossoms


am Schwafheimer Meer, einem Naturschutzgebiet an der Stadtgrenze zwischen Rumeln (Duisburg) und Schwafheim (Moers), Juni 2019

Fotoalbum

#Pflanzen #Brombeerblüten #Niederrhein #SchwafheimerMeer #foto #photo #fotografie #photography
#nature #plants #flowers #blackberries

 
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House Finches


contemplating flying off into the sunset to escape their ever demanding horde of offspring above Johnson Creek in Portland, Oregon.
#birds #photography #finch #house finch #myphoto #nature

 
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Brombeerblüten / Blackberry blossoms


am Schwafheimer Meer, einem Naturschutzgebiet an der Stadtgrenze zwischen Rumeln (Duisburg) und Schwafheim (Moers), Juni 2019

Fotoalbum

#Pflanzen #Brombeerblüten #Niederrhein #SchwafheimerMeer #foto #photo #fotografie #photography
#nature #plants #flowers #blackberries

 
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#nature

Timelapse of Europa & Io orbiting Jupiter, shot from Cassini during its flyby of Jupiter


 
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#nature

Timelapse of Europa & Io orbiting Jupiter, shot from Cassini during its flyby of Jupiter