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Princeton scientist solves air quality puzzle: Why does ozone linger long after its ban?

(Princeton University) As global climate change leads to more hot and dry weather, the resulting droughts are stressing plants, making them less able to remove ozone from the air — despite laws successfully limiting pollution. With hot and dry summers expected to become more frequent over the coming decades, this has significant implications for European policymakers, report an international team of scientists led by Meiyun Lin, an atmospheric researcher at Princeton University and NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.

Macron’s Climate Panel Wants To Ban Cars, 5G, Big Box Stores, More

The yellow‑vest protests spurred President Macron to put 150 random members of the public in charge of his environmental policy. What could possibly go wrong? President Macron’s attempt to appease yellow-vest protesters has saddled him with radical ecological policy proposals likely…

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ENERGY TRANSITIONS: How ending the price war on oil could affect emissions

The oil world has been consumed in recent weeks by the question of whether global crude powers would curb production in the face of the coronavirus. Yesterday it received something like an answer: Russia and Saudi Arabia will cut output by 10 million barrels per day. American officials have said U.S. companies would voluntarily pare back production.

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PANDEMIC: $13 plane tickets entice U.S. travelers, despite virus

Travelers are taking advantage of cheap airfares as millions of Americans shelter in place during the coronavirus pandemic. Experts say it reveals a lapse in the government’s response to the virus: the lack of a domestic ban on air travel.

Democrats’ Energy Policies Hurt Black Americans The Most

Both Democrat presidential candidates, Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, have bowed to the demands of progressive activists by adopting extreme green energy policies that hurt black American voters. As a result, leaders of normally progressive/liberal civil rights organizations are…

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Sturgeon genome sequenced

Sturgeons lived on earth already 300 million years ago and yet their external appearance seems to have undergone very little change. A team of researchers has now succeeded in sequencing their genome, delivering a missing piece of the puzzle essential to understanding the ancestry of vertebrates.

Study: The Ozone Layer Is Repairing Itself, Affecting Wind Flows

While most people’s focus remains directed at the coronavirus pandemic, some good news has emerged: a hole in our ozone layer is now in recovery. The hole—located above Antarctica—is continuing to recover and bringing changes in atmospheric circulation as a…

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…

Why did Ecuador's largest waterfall disappear?

Earlier this year, the 500-foot-tall San Rafael waterfall in the Ecuadorian Amazon seemed to vanish. The country’s largest waterfall in both height and volume, its disappearance wasn’t caused by a sudden drop in water levels, but instead because the Coca…