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Earliest known honey jars in Africa are 3,500 years old

An ancient people with a sweet tooth – the Nok culture of sub-Saharan Africa – used terracotta pots to hold honey 3,500 years ago. They may be the earliest confirmed honey collectors in Africa.

Scientists uncover the last meal of a cretaceous pollinator

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A new amber fossil unearthed by researchers from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS) and the University of Bristol sheds light on some of the earliest pollinators of flowering plants.

Queen is Opening Buckingham Palace Gardens to Picnickers for the First Time This Summer

As daffodils and cherry blossom mark the onset of spring across London lawns, one famous residence in the English capital is readying itself to welcome picnickers for the first time—with the Buckingham Palace gardens opening to the paying public. The Royal Collection Trust has announced that a self-guided route through the gardens, and around its […]

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Climate change: An A-Z glossary of the words you need to know in the fight against global warming – Sky News

Climate change affects everybody on this planet, so it is important to know all the terminology surrounding it. Here are some of the most important words and phrases: Adaptation Changes in processes, practices and structures to help cope with the…

‘Like a Beautifully-tuned Instrument’: 2000 Microphones Unlock the Mystery of Why Hummingbirds Hum

The hummingbird is named after its pleasant humming sound when it hovers in front of flowers to feed. But only now has it become clear how the wing generates the hummingbird’s namesake sound when it is beating rapidly at 40 beats per second. Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, Stanford University, and Sorama meticulously observed […]

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SETAC Europe 31st annual meeting

(Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe is organizng its 31st annual meeting, which will be held as a virtual event from 3-6 May and expects to draw over 1,500 scientists from more than 60 countries to discuss the latest research in environmental science.

Summers could last half the year by the end of this century – NBC News

Summers in the Northern Hemisphere could last nearly six months by the year 2100 if global warming continues unchecked, according to a recent study that examined how climate change is affecting the pattern and duration of Earth’s seasons. The study,…

New and recent books about women, climate change, and the environment » Yale Climate Connections – Yale Climate Connections

To honor Women’s History Month, Yale Climate Connections’s March bookshelf presents a selection of new and recent titles on how women are changing the politics and prospects for action on climate change. Three books focus on the efforts of young…