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Ten Unusual Places Where Researchers Have Found Microplastics

Any plastic piece that’s less than five millimeters in length is known as microplastic. To better understand how tiny these pieces are, a grain of rice is a little larger. It’s about the size of a pencil eraser.Microplastics come from plastic that’s not recycled and breaks down. Small fragments chip or flake off as the […]

Climate change spares no country, poor or rich, says Amitav Ghosh – DW (English)

For Amitav Ghosh, nature is an intricate part of storytelling. The Indian author with Bangladeshi heritage who has made New York his home often uses the Sunderbans, the mangrove forests in the Bay of Bengal, as the setting for his stories. These include novels like…

Venom From Extremely Poisonous Caterpillar May Hold Healing Tonic That Saves Lives

The venom of one Australian caterpillar shows promise for use in medicines and pest control, researchers say. The Doratifera vulnerans is common to large parts of Queensland’s south-east and is routinely found in Toohey Forest Park on Brisbane’s southside. Dr Andrew Walker at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience has been researching the striking looking caterpillar […]

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Shade From Solar Panels Increases Abundance of Flowers in Late Summer, Benefiting Pollinators

A new study has found that shade provided by solar panels increased the abundance of flowers under the panels and delayed the timing of their bloom, both findings that could aid the agricultural community. The study, believed to be the first that looked at the impact of solar panels on flowering plants and insects, has […]

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Sheep Are Grazing Below Minnesota Solar Panels That Invite Pollinators to Thrive

Fox sedge grasses wave in the prairie breeze, monarchs bob on swaying milkweed, while sheep graze on wild Canadian rye and the sun’s warming rays kiss the solar panels above. If that last part seems out of place, it’s only because this ingenious way to repair prairie biodiversity is only just being adopted in Minnesota, […]

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George Ochenski: Montana’s misguided politicians ignore climate change – Montana Standard

{{featured_button_text}} It’s almost impossible to believe, but while Montanans are melting in record-high, triple-digit temperatures in June, mining and burning more coal as well as drilling and burning more oil and gas continues to be recklessly promoted by our politicians…

Orchid Thought to Be Extinct in UK Was Discovered Blooming on the Rooftop of London Bank

An extremely rare colony of orchids previously believed to be extinct in Britain has been discovered growing on a City of London rooftop. The small-flowered tongue orchid, or serapias parviflora, is normally found in the Mediterranean, and hasn’t been seen in the UK for over a decade. But 15 plants have been found on the […]

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Animals climate-control their homes. Global warming could mess with that. – Popular Science

Termites famously build ventilation into their mounds, which allow them to keep cool air flowing deep underground even on scorching days in central Africa. But they’re far from the only animals to engineer their own temperature-controlled homes. Birds’ nests help…

Stanford researchers develop new software for designing sustainable cities

(Stanford University) By 2050, more than 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. Stanford Natural Capital Project researchers have developed software that shows city planners where to invest in nature to improve people’s lives and save billions of dollars.

Global Warming: A growing concern to all of us – Rising Kashmir

Global warming will impact life on Earth in many ways, but the extent of the change is largely up to us   DAR ZAHID HUSSAIN Global warming is the unusually rapid increase in Earth’s average surface temperature over the past…

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