Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley, used a brewers yeast to produce THC and CBD molecules from cannabis. The UC Berkeley researchers, led by synthetic biologist Jay Keasling, developed a genetically modified yeast from Saccharomyces cerevisiae to produce Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) molecules. The research was published inRead More →

Regarding James Day’s article about Asher Miller and Post Carbon Institute (PCI), I appreciated the profile of a great leader, a person of integrity, and a good friend. But the institute is about so much more than climate change. Their news aggregation site, Resilience.org, was originally called EnergyBulletin.net and focusedRead More →

Renewables are beginning to dominate the energy generation sector, favoured for their low-to-zero carbon emissions and, therefore, the potential to meet climate targets. Though powerful and promising, the unreliable nature of such sources means the industry is increasingly seeking new methods of energy storage. Currently, lithium-ion batteries are the mostRead More →

  Too many humans (which leads to species extinctions and resource depletion): Iran had what may be the most successful birth control policies in history, while here in the United States, we continue to ignore this issue of vast importance. Life expectancy: Cubans live longer than Americans. A better healthRead More →