By Heidi Harley

science / science - 1 week ago

Is treated sewage worse for the environment than raw?

There has been increasing public outrage at raw sewage discharges into our rivers and seas, but new research at Lake Windermere suggests that treated sewage is as much to blame. Wastewater experts Simon Evans and Ali Morse get into the nitty gritty of sewage treatment and why it might be causing so...

science / science - 1 week ago

Skeptical Science New Research for Week #23 2024

Open access notables Abrupt reduction in shipping emission as an inadvertent geoengineering termination shock produces substantial radiative warming, Yuan et al.,& Communications Earth & Environment: Human activities affect the Earth’s climate through modifying the composition of the atmo...

science / science - 1 week ago

Watch out for geese! My summer in Waterloo

It’s the beginning of another summer, and I’m looking forward to outdoor barbecues, swimming in lakes and pools, and sharing my home-made ice cream with friends and family. One thing that I won’t encounter this summer, but I did last year, is a Canadian goose. In summer 2023, I ventured north from...