Yes it’s true that developing the recycling systems would cost money—I reference the challenge of creating this new infrastructure throughout the story. This sentence was not as well-worded as it should’ve been.
What I meant to insinuate with this is that mining sand will always be a materially and ecologically… Read more
Going to assume this is in good faith and respond:
1) Yes, obviously we need to improve the state of our electric grid. This requires significant infrastructure investment at every level of government as well as mitigating climate change. The more fossil fuels we burn, the more frequent and intense extreme weather… Read more
All sorts of adaptation strategies are possible, and certainly carrying lighter pollen loads is one. More research is needed to figure out how bumblebess are actually managing this. Regardless of specific strategy though, anything the insects do that limits their foraging capacity will probably have unavoidable downstr… Read more
Appreciate this critique. The article wasn’t intended to necessarily argue for anything—just point out that CCS is a big factor in the policy proposal and explain the potential risk of that. If the new EPA rule ends up enacted, it could become yet another driver that pushes U.S. energy down a fruitless path.