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To fight climate change, we may have to return to the age of airships

At this point, staving off climate change is probably not a matter of gentle tweaks and nudges. We may have to give up cars completely. And our diets are in for a major overhaul. But one proposal floated by Austrian…

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Spiders are becoming aggressive thanks to climate change

Hurricanes Katrina, Andrew and Harvey … Just the names can instill fear, anxiety and stress in humans. But what about spiders can powerful hurricanes or other extreme weather patterns associated with climate change alter their behavior patterns? Yes, in time it is possible, so says Alan Alexander Little at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who lead a team of researchers in Canada and the United States to explore 211 colonies of the Anelosimus studiosus spider reside. Related:…

Dinosaur brains from baby to adult

(University of Bristol) New research by a University of Bristol palaeontology post-graduate student has revealed fresh insights into how the braincase of the dinosaur Psittacosaurus developed and how this tells us about its posture.

Global Warming Is Worsening China’s Pollution Problems, Studies Show – InsideClimate News

Efforts to curb air pollution in China, a country already facing dire health impacts from high levels of soot and smog, will likely become increasingly difficult as the planet warms, a new study shows. Increased heat waves and more periods…

China Is Leading The World To An Electric Future: Four Takeaways From My Recent Visit

You don’t have to look far to see that China is leading the world’s electric car revolution. I had the unique opportunity to witness this first-hand while visiting China this past June to attend the first annual Energy Internet Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit (EIIES) in Chengdu, China

You and a ginkgo tree can help scientists study climate change

A ginkgo tree in Tokyo shows off its green summer foliage. (Photo: Blew_s/Shutterstock) Most of us can’t do much to stop climate change, but doing a little is still better than nothing. And along with the many lifestyle changes that…

NASA gives Typhoon Lekima a twice-over with the Aqua satellite

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA’s Aqua satellite provided infrared and visible views of Typhoon Lekima as it was approaching landfall in China. China has posted Typhoon and Heavy Rain Warnings for Lekima.

Heat Will Kill Thousands in Chinese Cities Each Year From Climate Change – D-brief – Discover Magazine

Beijing commuters drive through a layer of “severe” air pollution in this 2014 photo. A new analysis says that human-caused climate change will lead to thousands of additional deaths across Chinese cities in the decades ahead. (Credit: Hung Chung Chih/Shutterstock)…

Green Activists With Ties To China Advised Obama Admin On Paris Climate Accord

The Natural Resources Defense Council held close ties to the Obama administration, providing advice on joining the Paris Agreement while simultaneously maintaining ties to China, according to attorneys and policy analysts who have reviewed email records obtained through a Freedom…