Climate

Steve May 29, 2020

For some corals, going bright may be part of their fight against bleaching. Higher-than-normal ocean temperatures can cause some corals to bleach and lose the beneficial algae that dwell within their cells. Those algae help feed the corals and give them their color, so bleached corals can become bone white, and may struggle to survive […]

Steve May 29, 2020

Increasingly powerful tropical cyclones in the North Pacific Ocean may be fueling a powerful north-flowing ocean current, helping to boost the amount of heat it ferries to northern latitudes. By enhancing the speed of some ocean whirlpools called eddies, and suppressing the spin of others, the passing storms may be accelerating the heat-carrying Kuroshio Current […]

Steve May 28, 2020

Comment: Renewable mini-grids can power health facilities and irrigation systems, making communities more resilient to future pandemics and climate shocks The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken governments and people across the globe. It has overwhelmed health systems and hurt the lives and livelihoods of those most vulnerable, destabilised financial markets, triggered crises in oil and energy […]

Steve May 28, 2020

Explorers trawling the polar ice have finally unearthed a trove of precious, iron-rich space rocks that might help crack the puzzle of how our planet took shape Earth 27 May 2020 By Joshua Howgego Another meteorite is plucked from the Antarctic iceRomain Tartese/University of Manchester A BEEP sounded in Katherine Joy’s earpiece and a light […]

Steve May 28, 2020

A Siberian wildfire in the Arctic Circle on May 26. Image: Pierre Markuse / Copernicus Sentinel By Mark Kaufman2020-05-28 09:30:00 UTC Some fires won’t die. They survive underground during the winter and then reemerge the following spring, as documented in places like Alaska. They’re called “overwintering,” “holdover,” or “zombie” fires, and they may have now awoken…

Steve May 28, 2020

Read time: 2 mins Under the cover of dark money from big donors and special interest influence, Republicans have stealthily extended their ideological agenda into what is supposed to be an independent federal judiciary, according to a new report released today from Senate Democrats. The report, titled Captured Courts: The GOP‘s Big-Money Assault on the Constitution, […]

Steve May 28, 2020

Read time: 3 mins A coalition of 23 states plus the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, challenging the Trump Administration’s rollback of the Obama-era clean car standards. Those standards mandated stronger reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from new light-duty cars and trucks — reductions equivalent to […]

Steve May 27, 2020

Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly in Snowpiercer. TNT I’ve been thinking a lot about survival at all costs lately — ever since theaters, bookstores and museums closed and I started reading a post-apocalyptic novel whose protagonist lives by the motto “survival is insufficient.” So I’ve found the new TNT post-apocalyptic drama Snowpiercer compelling and timely. The…

Steve May 27, 2020

Nuclear energy is a low-carbon energy source that is vital to decreasing carbon emissions. A critical factor in its continued viability as a future energy source is finding novel and innovative ways to improve operations and maintenance (O&M) costs in the next generation of advanced reactors. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy […]

Steve May 27, 2020

Read time: 6 mins Climate science denier and Trump transition team advisor Dr. Tim Ball, who a Canadian court earlier derided as incompetent, ill-intended, and apparently indifferent to the truth, has been further rebuffed in the British Columbia Court of Appeal and must now stand libel for a nearly 9-year-old attack against prominent Canadian climate scientist (and […]

Steve May 27, 2020

By: PTI | London | Published: May 27, 2020 10:23:57 pm It has now emerged that at a UN meeting planned for Thursday, the UK as the incoming president of the summit will propose November 1-12 next year as the new dates.The UK government is seeking a postponement of the 2020 United Nations Climate Change…

Steve May 27, 2020

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Farmers whose operations have been impacted negatively by changing precipitation patterns—either too much or not enough water—are more likely to acknowledge the link between extreme weather conditions and climate change. That is one of the findings of a study examining farmers’ perceptions of resource availability and climate change, published recently in…