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Month: June 2020

Gene found that causes eyes to wither in cavefish

(University of Maryland) In a new study led by University of Maryland researchers, scientists discovered a gene that prevents blood flow to blind cavefish eyes during development. It is the same gene responsible for homocystinuria in humans.

Volkswagen T2 Camper Van Electric Conversion — Part 1

A couple of months ago I introduced you to a UK company that converts classic cars to electric propulsion. The company, named eDub Services, was founded by a young man named Kit Lacey, and since my piece on his business he and I have been in conversation about this fascinating field of entrepreneurship


Today’s atmospheric carbon dioxide levels greater than 23 million-year record

A common message in use to convey the seriousness of climate change to the public is: ‘Carbon dioxide levels are higher today than they have been for the past one million years!’ This new study used a novel method to conclude that today’s carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are actually higher than they have been for the past 23 million years.

U.S. Ruling Could Mean a Flood of New Claims Against Volkswagen

Volkswagen, the German automaker that admitted to a decade-long scheme to cheat on diesel emissions tests in the United States and elsewhere, could face a “staggering” volume of claims from local governments after a federal appeals court ruled on Monday…

After Finding His African City Missing From Maps, Zimbabwe Man Creates 2,000 Miles of Google Street Views

After discovering that his hometown was entirely absent from Google Street View, one man from Zimbabwe decided things had to change. When Tawanda Kanhema moved to the United States in 2009 from Harare, the capital of his country Zimbabwe, he might have looked forward to showing people what his hometown looked as a major African […]

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Tracking fossil fuel emissions with carbon-14

Researchers have devised a breakthrough method for estimating national emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels using ambient air samples and a well-known isotope of carbon that scientists have relied on for decades to date archaeological sites.

E.P.A. Limits States’ Power to Oppose Pipelines and Other Energy Projects

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced that it had limited states’ ability to block the construction of energy infrastructure projects, part of the Trump administration’s goal of promoting gas pipelines, coal terminals and other fossil fuel development….

The Hornet Queen Builds Her Empire | Buddha Bees and The Giant Hornet Queen | BBC Earth

The giant hornet is one of the deadliest insects on the planet; this queen is sowing the seeds of empire in the mountains of Japan.Subscribe: #GiantHornet #BuddhaBeesAndTheGiantHornetQueen #BBCEarth Watch more:Planet Earth Planet Earth II Dinosaur…