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Emissions Are Surging Back as Countries and States Reopen – The New York Times

After a drastic decline this spring, global greenhouse gas emissions are now rebounding sharply, scientists reported, as countries relax their coronavirus lockdowns and traffic surges back onto roads. It’s a stark reminder that even as the pandemic rages, the world…

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Emissions Are Surging Back as Countries and States Reopen – The New York Times

After a drastic decline this spring, global greenhouse gas emissions are now rebounding sharply, scientists reported, as countries relax their coronavirus lockdowns and traffic surges back onto roads. It’s a stark reminder that even as the pandemic rages, the world…

Successful detailed tracking of major plant disease’s global spread

(US Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their Oregon State University collaborators have developed a new, highly detailed genetic way to trace the spread of Agrobacterium, one of the world’s most important bacterial plant pathogens, according to research just published in Science.

Did you know you have 5 different appetites?

When you’re hungry, what do you eat? Do you reach for fresh fruits and vegetables or grab chips or ice cream? There’s likely no consistent answer. After all, appetite is complicated. In studying how animals eat, researchers learned about the…

Cicadapocalypse: What you need to know

Spring has sprung in the Northern Hemisphere, bringing with it a wide range of wildlife. Warming weather spurs lots of animals to get back to work after winter, including many familiar insects like bees, butterflies, crickets, and ladybugs. And across…

Meeting The Terawatt Challenge

In his latest seminal book, A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations, the Austin, Texas-based energy analyst and futurist Robert Bryce declares that “electricity has become a human right.” It’s not an “endowed by our Creator” human right,…

How to read books for free during the pandemic

Libraries are closed. But during the coronavirus pandemic, we all need to get lost in a good book now more than ever. Fortunately, there are ways you can get your literary fix for free even when you can’t leave the…

As Himalayas Warm, Nepal’s Climate Migrants Struggle to Survive – The New York Times

DHYE, Nepal — High in the Himalayas, on a rugged plateau dotted with empty mud huts, an exodus has begun. In the village of Dhye, crops are stubby, dead stalks. Water is scarce. The only school closed a few years…

10 surprising home remedies for acid reflux

Acid reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), which is a more scientific way to describe heartburn, affects 50 percent of Americans. While heartburn suggests you just ate a pizza that bothered you, GERD is when food, acid contents, bilious material…