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France’s record-breaking heatwave made ‘at least five times’ more likely by climate change

Posted on 8 July 2019 by Guest Author This is a re-post from Carbon Brief by Daisy Dunne The record-breaking heatwave that struck France last week was made at “least five times more likely” by climate change, according to a new…

Research team deciphers enzymatic degradation of sugar from marine alga

(MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen) Enzymes are biocatalysts that are crucial for the degradation of seaweed biomass in oceans. For the first time, an international team of 19 scientists recently decoded the complete degradation pathway of the algal polysaccharide Ulvan by biocatalysts from a marine bacterium. The results of their study are presented in Nature Chemical Biology.

Photographers capture gorgeous images of canine pals in U.K. contest

Merlin, a deaf 14-year-old Podenco rescue dog, is the star of this year’s winning photo for The Kennel Club’s Dog Photographer of the Year contest. Photographed by Denise Czichocki from Switzerland, “Dreaming Merlin” was the overall winner in the competition,…

Europe’s Extreme Heat Wave Had Climate Change Fingerprints, Study Says – InsideClimate News

The extreme heat wave that gripped Europe in late June and sent temperatures soaring to 114 degrees Fahrenheit was made at least five times more likely by global warming, scientists with the World Weather Attribution group said Tuesday. It was…

Reports: Climate change worsened Europe’s heat wave as globe sizzled to hottest June on record – USA TODAY

CLOSE Record-setting heat is scorching Europe. Red and orange alerts were issued in several European countries including France and Austria. USA TODAY Story Highlights Europe’s heat wave included France’s all-time high temperature of 114.6 degrees last week. The extreme conditions from…

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A gorgeous events center in Pennsylvania is built almost entirely out of eco-friendly timber

Residents of Nappanee, Indiana now have a beautiful timber events center to enjoy thanks to the Pennsylvania-based builders at Mid-Atlantic Timberframes. The Sammlung Platz (The Gathering Place in German) is a massive, multi-use center that is made out of natural timbers that give the space a unique structural strength as well as an exceptionally warm atmosphere.

5 historic battles you can witness in the present

Practically every major battle in every major war has been re-done at some point. The ancient Romans — big warriors, those Romans — upon returning home recreated battles in the amphitheaters for the enjoyment of the people. Before the American…

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Details of first historically recorded plague pandemic revealed by ancient genomes

Analysis of eight new plague genomes from the first plague pandemic reveals previously unknown levels of plague diversity, and provides the first genetic evidence of the Justinianic Plague in the British Isles.

Details of first historically recorded plague pandemic revealed by ancient genomes

Analysis of eight new plague genomes from the first plague pandemic reveals previously unknown levels of plague diversity, and provides the first genetic evidence of the Justinianic Plague in the British Isles.