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UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold by 2024 – KPRC Click2Houston

GENEVA – The world could see annual global temperatures pass a key threshold for the first time in the coming five years, the U.N. weather agency said Thursday. The World Meteorological Organization said forecasts suggest there’s a 20% chance that…

Jupiter reaches opposition July 13-14

Opposition on June 10 marks the middle of the best time of year to see Jupiter. The planet shines at its brightest best in Earth’s sky. It’s also out all night long, rising at sunset and setting at sunrise.

A proposed new mission to Venus

The proposed VERITAS mission to Venus is one of the finalists for NASA’s Discovery Program. If selected, it will revolutionize our knowledge about the planet’s geology and how this formerly habitable world became a fiery wasteland.

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Physicists say they’ve found a ‘tetraquark’

On July 1, scientists announced the discovery of a new exotic particle – a so-called “tetraquark” – a finding that marks a major breakthrough in a search of almost 20 years, carried out in particle physics labs all over the world.

Global warming. Inequality. COVID-19. And Al Gore is … Optimistic? – Grist

News on climate in the time of coronavirus Subscribe today This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Before he was the guy with the climate change PowerPoint presentation, before…

Portugal EV Market Share = 12%

Portugal is a somewhat surprising bright spot in the electric vehicle market. It has one of the highest EV market shares (share of its overall auto market) in the world, yet is not a very wealthy nation like Norway of the Netherlands. And it’s EV market share hasn’t popped all of a sudden. The country has been doing well consistently for a while

Volvo & Blockchain, Low-Tech Carbon Capture, New Audi & Seat EVs — CleanTech News Show #16

This is the 16th broadcast of CleanTechnica’s weekly news show. This week’s show covers Volvo’s plans to use blockchain, rock dust as a low-tech carbon capture solution, an explanation of what greenwashing is, a bunch of new EVs — like the Audi Q4 Sportback, Seat Cupra El-Born, Audi A7 PHEV, and Mercedes S-Class PHEV — and a lot more