NORML Responds to Studies Identifying Link Between COVID and Cannabis Use Disorder Diagnosis

CLEVELAND - Fully vaccinated persons with a clinical diagnosis of cannabis use disorder (CUD) possess a greater risk of COVID breakthrough infections than do to similar controls, according to data published in the journal World Psychiatry. Researchers with the US National Institutes of Health and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland evaluated whether those with a diagnosis of

By |2021-10-15T12:51:14-04:00October 15th, 2021|Coronavirus, Featured, Science|

Plant-based meat was all the rage. Now plant-based seafood is taking the spotlight

NEW YORK - Companies like Beyond Meat Inc and Impossible Foods are seeing strong sales. Earlier this year, Target launched its own line of 30 vegan food options. Even giant Tyson Foods Inc is getting in on the act with its recent introduction of vegan bratwurst and burger patties. Plant-based meat sales are soaring, but is

By |2021-10-10T16:08:44-04:00October 10th, 2021|Climate Change, Science|

Climate Projections For Year 2500 Show An Earth That Is Alien To Humans

NEW YORK - There are many reports based on scientific research that talk about the long-term impacts of climate change — such as rising levels of greenhouse gases, temperatures and sea levels — by the year 2100. The Paris Agreement, for example, requires us to limit warming to under 2.0 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels

By |2021-10-03T14:29:42-04:00October 3rd, 2021|Climate Change, Science|

Rock Dust Could Put A Drain On Atmospheric Carbon — Will This Technology Work?

WASHINGTON DC - Faced with the daunting task of rapidly curbing global warming to reduce the most devastating effects of climate change, humanity finds itself confronted with something akin to a “bathtub” problem: Just because you turn off the faucet doesn’t mean that the water instantly goes down the drain. In the context of climate

By |2021-10-03T14:29:42-04:00October 3rd, 2021|Carbon Capture, Clean Update, Climate Change, Science|

Climate Crisis: Do We Need Millions Of Machines Sucking CO2 From The Air?

LONDON, England- Does the world need millions of machines sucking carbon dioxide directly out of the air to beat the climate crisis? There is a fast-growing number of companies that believe the answer is yes and that are deploying their first devices into the real world. From turning CO2 into rock in Iceland, to capturing the

By |2021-10-03T14:29:43-04:00October 3rd, 2021|Carbon Capture, Science|

What Are the Best Fields for Applying Your Technical Skills Today?

DETROIT - Looking for a career change? That’s becoming increasingly common these days, as more people have started to realize the range of options available to them. Some are facing the uncomfortable realization that they might have been underutilizing their potential, while others just want a change of scenery. This is a particularly common sight

By |2021-10-06T08:40:07-04:00October 1st, 2021|Guest Columns, Science|

Melting Polar Ice Shifting Earth, Not Just Sea Levels

BOSTON - The melting of polar ice is not only shifting the levels of our oceans, it is changing the planet Earth itself. Newly minted Ph.D. Sophie Coulson and her colleagues explained in a recent paper in Geophysical Research Letters that, as glacial ice from Greenland, Antarctica, and the Arctic Islands melts, Earth’s crust beneath these

By |2021-09-26T16:51:01-04:00September 26th, 2021|Climate Change, Science|

Oregon Scientist Working To Get Carbon Out Of Atmosphere

CORVALIS, Ore. - Over the next three years, Oregon State University researchers will be tackling one of the biggest technological challenges of our time — removing climate change-causing carbon from the atmosphere. “We’re designing technologies, or chemistry in my case, that will capture carbon dioxide just out of ambient air,” said OSU chemist May Nyman.

By |2021-09-26T16:52:25-04:00September 26th, 2021|Carbon Capture, Science|

Deadwood Releasing 10.9 Gigatons Of Carbon Every Year – More Than All Fossil Fuel Emissions Combined

DETROIT - Decaying wood releases around 10.9 gigatons of carbon worldwide every year, according to a new study by an international team of scientists. This is roughly equivalent to 115 percent of fossil fuel emissions. Co-author of the study Professor David Lindenmayer from The Australian National University (ANU) says it’s the first time researchers have been able

By |2021-09-26T16:41:19-04:00September 26th, 2021|Climate Change, Science|

Genomenon Partners With Alexion To Help Genetic Testing Labs Diagnose Rare Diseases

ANN ARBOR - Genomenon, an AI-driven genomics company, announced it will collaborate with Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease to make critical information needed for the diagnosis and treatment for a set of rare diseases more readily accessible. The goal of this collaboration is to empower genetic testing labs with the data they need to diagnose patients

By |2021-09-26T16:41:20-04:00September 26th, 2021|Science|