Do Bacteria Live On Meteorites?? | SimplyScience by Kristie Tanner
Kristie summaries a paper that can be found here
Much more interesting than I thought it would be. The iron and sulphur makes me think about the amount of energy those elements provide to form reactions that sustain life(scroll down for pictures), and how differing amounts of those elements may influence the colonization.
I’m also reminded of the sea monster at the bottom of the carbon food chain where there’s little oxygen and energy is scarce.
To the other extreme where oxygen is rich and where historically moisture rich microbes respire excess carbon from soils.
Why So Many Meteorites Come From The Same Place
Surface Water Dependent Properties of Sulfur-Rich Molybdenum Sulfides: Electrolyteless Gas Phase Water Splitting – ACS Nano (ACS Publications)
Just add a fuel cell and you’ve got gas and electricity.
It is widely assumed that burning wood does not cause global warming, that it is “carbon neutral”. But the report, which is freely available, details why this is not true.
Countries in the EU, including the UK, are throwing away money by subsidising the burning of wood for energy, according to an independent report.
While burning some forms of wood waste can indeed reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in practice the growing use of wood energy in the EU is increasing rather than reducing emissions, the new report concludes.
Overall, burning wood for energy is much worse in climate terms than burning gas or even coal, but loopholes in the way emissions are counted are concealing the damage being done.
The EU’s renewable energy policy is making global warming worse | New Scientist