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What is a solar tower and how does it work?

A solar tower, also known as a solar power tower, is a way to concentrate solar power to make it a more powerful energy source. Solar towers are sometimes also called heliostat power plants because they use a collection of…

States Nix Plastic Bag Bans To Avoid Viral Spread, Contamination

States that introduced “green” regulations that taxed single-use plastic grocery bags in an effort to eventually annihilate them are now welcoming them back as health officials caution of possible contamination with reusable bags. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) said Thursday…

Tree rings could pin down Thera volcano eruption date

(University of Arizona) Research led by the University of Arizona Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research has anchored a long sequence of tree rings, providing context for the civilizations that existed throughout the Bronze and Iron Ages, including the eruption of Thera.

Worldwide urban expansion causing problems

(Texas A&M University) As cities physically expanded worldwide between 1970 and 2010, the population in those cities became less dense, according to a study led by a Texas A&M university professor.

Pelosi Retreats On Using Relief Bill For Green Goodies, Pork

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi beat a retreat Tuesday from the massive coronavirus wish list of Green New Deal projects, immigration measures and other non-virus changes she and fellow Democrats had proposed just hours earlier. She signaled in several television interviews…

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Reanalysis of global amphibian crisis study finds important flaws

Last year in the journal Science, a research review concluded that the chytrid fungus caused the decline of at least 501 amphibian species, of which 90 have gone extinct. A team has reanalyzed a study, finding that the paper’s main conclusions lack evidence and are unreproducible. The authors argue that transparent data collection and analysis are crucial — both for science and conservation efforts.

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Reanalysis of global amphibian crisis study finds important flaws

Last year in the journal Science, a research review concluded that the chytrid fungus caused the decline of at least 501 amphibian species, of which 90 have gone extinct. A team has reanalyzed a study, finding that the paper’s main conclusions lack evidence and are unreproducible. The authors argue that transparent data collection and analysis are crucial — both for science and conservation efforts.