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Should We Be Calling Climate Change a ‘Climate Crisis’? – Gizmodo

Image: Brian Kahn/NASA How we talk about climate change is rapidly shifting as the ramifications of unchecked carbon pollution become ever clearer. The Guardian sped that shift along last week, when it updated its style guide to encourage reporters to…

Eastern forests shaped more by Native Americans’ burning than climate change

Native Americans’ use of fire to manage vegetation in what is now the Eastern United States was more profound than previously believed, according to a researcher who determined that forest composition change in the region was caused more by land use than climate change.

NASA To Provide $6 Million For Electric Aircraft Research At Univ. Of Illinois

NASA will pay $6 million dollars over the next three years to support electric aircraft research at the University of Illinois. The NASA-backed program is called CHEETA — the Center for Cryogenic High-Efficiency Electrical Technologies for Aircraft. Phillip Ansell, a principal investigator for the project, and an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Urbana-Champaign, answered some questions about the work for CleanTechnica

Global sea levels could rise far more than predicted – Aljazeera.com

Global sea levels could rise by two metres and displace tens of millions of people by the end of the century if greenhouse emissions remain unchecked, according to a new study. The authors of the report, released on Monday in…

The government will pay you $1,000 to adopt a wild horse

Although the idea is romantic — wild horses grazing the wide, open plain — government officials say the reality is far from ideal. The number of wild horses continues to grow each year as fewer people take advantage of adoption…