October 4, 2022: Wildfires are getting worse. Can scientists save California's forests from going up in smoke?
Comment: My technology can both prevent and help control wildfires. After developing it and seeing how effective it was in quickly removing leaves from lawns, even thick layers of old leaves, I took it into a virgin forest and found that in one pass it removed virtually all leaves and small branches, exposing bare ground with not enough combustible debris remaining to support fire.
Can trees control algal blooms?
Excerpt: “[initially quoting Professor Michele Burford] ‘Trees … drop their leaves, they fall in the water or they fall on the ground, so we get leaf litter everywhere.’ … Among the novel techniques the team employed was to add leachate from leaves to experimental chambers in a reservoir and observe the effect the leachate had on the growth of algae. The experiment revealed that if enough leachate was added it can suppress the blue-green algal growth.”
May 25, 2023: And now the weather: Cloudy with scattered showers of plastic Excerpt: “Animal tests have linked chemicals in microplastics to increased risks of cancer, reproductive problems and DNA mutations … The density of "plastic fall" can increase by an order of magnitude during heavy rain. … Microplastics that hit the ground can still be ingested or inhaled when stirred up, for example, on a windy day.” Comment: Or a leaf blower.