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How Climate Change Has Battered the West Before Summer Even Begins – The New York Times

A heat dome is baking Arizona and Nevada, where temperatures have soared past 115 degrees this week and doctors are warning that people can get third-degree burns from the sizzling asphalt. At Lake Mead, which supplies water for 25 million…

Climate Change Batters the West Before Summer Even Begins – The New York Times

A heat dome is baking Arizona and Nevada, where temperatures have soared past 115 degrees this week and doctors are warning that people can get third-degree burns from the sizzling asphalt. At Lake Mead, which supplies water for 25 million…

A new rapid assessment to promote climate-informed conservation and nature-based solutions

(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new article, published as a Perspective in the journal Conservation Science and Practice, introduces a rapid assessment framework that can be used as a guide to make conservation and nature-based solutions more robust to future climate.

If You Want to Master a New Skill Take Plenty of Breaks While Practicing

In a study of healthy volunteers, researchers have mapped out the brain activity that flows when we learn a new skill, such as playing a new song on the piano, and discovered why taking short breaks from practice is a key to learning. The National Institute of Health researchers found that during rest the volunteers’ […]

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Think climate change isn’t ‘click-worthy’? These bots disagree. – Grist

When you hear about bots in the news, it’s usually something bad. Bots, bits of software designed to perform routine tasks for their human creators, are often associated with scam calls, fake social media accounts, or spreading disinformation, even though…

‘Glimmers Of Hope’ In The Effort To Stop Climate Change – KPBS

Photo by Michael Schuerman Above: Wind turbines dot the landscape along Interstate 8 in east San Diego County, July 14, 2017. Listen to the Podcast Episode While most climate news is bleak, UC San Diego scientists point to niches like…

For early amphibians, a new lifestyle meant a new spine

(University of Pennsylvania) A new study led by Penn paleontologist Aja Carter documents distinct patterns in how early amphibians’ spines evolved. Certain modifications, the research team found, correlated with the animals’ habitat: terrestrial or aquatic.

Inspiring College Principal Converts 8 Acres of Treeless Land into Mini Forest and Orchard on India Campus

This blog was submitted to GNN by one of our readers for publishing. If you have an interesting story of kindness or positivity, be sure and send it to us for review. Situated along the coast of the Bay of Bengal is one of the most beautiful territories of India. Named Pondicherry / Puducherry, it […]

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Geologist identifies new form of quasicrystal

(University of Massachusetts Lowell) A UMass Lowell geologist is among the researchers who have discovered a new type of manmade quasicrystal created by the first test blast of an atomic bomb.