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Study presents new species of bizarre, extinct lizard previously misidentified as a bird

(Florida Museum of Natural History) An international research team has described a new species of Oculudentavis, providing further evidence that the animal first identified as a hummingbird-sized dinosaur was actually a lizard.

Louie Gohmert’s Best Ideas for Tackling Global Warming – Dallas Observer

^ Keep Dallas Observer Free I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free. As you might’ve heard, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert recently had a novel idea for dealing…

Top General Pressed on Biden Remark About Climate Change’s Threat to US – Military.com

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley told lawmakers Thursday that climate change is a serious threat facing the United States — one that the military must take into account. Milley’s comments came a day after President Joe Biden…

Alaska, Florida Join Multi-State Lawsuit Suing Biden Over Canceling Keystone

Two more states, Alaska and Florida, have joined the federal lawsuit challenging President Biden’s decision to revoke the Keystone XL pipeline permit, bringing the number of states seeking to reinstate the project to 23. Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen announced…

Kamala Uses Climate Change To Fearmonger In Naval Academy Speech

Vice President Kamala Harris described climate change as “a very real threat to our national security” during her Friday commencement address to graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy. In her speech to more than 1,000 graduates, Harris said climate change…

Harvesting Air Conditioning Condensation Could Replace Cities’ Potable Water Use

While looking for ways to make homes and offices more efficient, building managers have realized that something as seemingly insignificant as the water droplets from the underside of air conditioning units have the potential to quench the thirst of thousands. While the drips don’t seem like much, they really add up. Microsoft reports that their […]

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‘Slow slip’ earthquakes’ hidden mechanics revealed

(University of Texas at Austin) Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have used seismic ‘CT’ scans and supercomputers to reveal the inner workings of a region off the coast of New Zealand known to produce slow motion tremors, also called slow slip earthquakes. The insights help scientists pinpoint why tectonic energy at subduction zones is sometimes released gently as slow slip, and other times as devastating, high-magnitude earthquakes.

Newly ‘Woke’ Army Prioritizes Climate Change As Serious Threat

The U.S. Army recently released a bulletin stating that it will henceforth be “prioritizing climate change“ in its strategic defense planning. The Defense Department has already established the “Department of Defense Climate Working Group,” a new office that will coordinate…

Solving a natural riddle of water filtration

(University of Texas at Austin) An international, interdisciplinary team of researchers that includes engineers from The University of Austin has found a way to replicate a natural process that moves water between cells, with a goal of improving how we filter out salt and other elements and molecules to create clean water while consuming less energy.