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Uncovered in deep-sea fish: A novel vision strategy based on multiple rod-opsins

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) In the depths of Earth’s oceans, researchers have uncovered fish equipped with a previously undescribed visual system that allows them to see color in the inky blackness, a finding in contrast to the idea that these organisms are essentially color-blind in their dark home.

Climate change is giving old trees a growth spurt

(American Geophysical Union) Larch trees in the permafrost forests of northeastern China — the northernmost tree species on Earth — are growing faster as a result of climate change. A new study of growth rings from Dahurian larch in China’s northern forests finds the hardy trees grew more from 2005 to 2014 than in the preceding 40 years.

The bird that came back from the dead

(University of Portsmouth) New research has shown that the last surviving flightless species of bird, a type of rail, in the Indian Ocean had previously gone extinct but rose from the dead thanks to a rare process called ‘iterative evolution’.

America (Almost) First In Climate Change Denial

Guardian climate change surveyA survey conducted for The Guardian finds the US has more climate deniers than any other countries except Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. So America is nearly first in that category. Kinda makes you feel proud, doesn’t it?

Workhorse Lordstown Plant — What’s Going On?

If you follow electric vehicle news at all, it was hard to miss the news earlier today that GM is working with Workhorse on a potential sale of their Lordstown Plant. GM sent out a press release stating that the plant would be taken over by Workhorse and “an affiliated, newly formed entity.”

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I have felt hopelessness over climate change. Here is how we move past the immense grief | Rob Law

‘Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life.’ ‘The planet has seen sudden warming before, it wiped out almost everything.’ These are some of the headlines that bombard us at ever-increasing rates. Each day new reports and…

Volkswagen & JAC To Build An Electric Car Factory In Hefei

JAC Volkswagen Automotive Co., which is the joint venture between JAC (Jianghuai Automobile Co.) and Volkswagen, is planning on investing 5.06 billion yuan ($750.8 million) into a new electric car factory in Hefei, Anhui, China, according to authorities in Hefei

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Chronic kidney disease epidemic in agricultural workers: High heat, toxins

A mysterious epidemic of chronic kidney disease among agricultural workers and manual laborers may be caused by a combination of increasingly hot temperatures, toxins and infections, according to researchers.

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Chronic kidney disease epidemic in agricultural workers: High heat, toxins

A mysterious epidemic of chronic kidney disease among agricultural workers and manual laborers may be caused by a combination of increasingly hot temperatures, toxins and infections, according to researchers.