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It took a pandemic for this old dog to finally find a home

This is what love in the time of coronavirus looks like: It’s a big, bright-eyed dog named Toretto who had no idea that his chances of leaving the shelter were fading fast. Indeed, the dog with the ever-twirling tail had…

Climate Activists Invent New Fake Link To Calif. Wildfires

The media are hyping a new study claiming climate change has doubled the number of high-risk wildfire days in California. The claim depends on the assertion that autumn precipitation in California has “dropped 30% since 1980.” In reality, autumn precipitation…

Fuel Cell Engineer Develops Fix For Hundreds of Ventilators

Last week, California finally received a shipment of life-saving ventilators that the state desperately needed to help in the fight against COVID-19. When the boxes arrived, however, hopes were quickly dashed, as 170 of the ventilators were broken and useless. At least, they were until fuel cell engineer Joe Tavi got a hold of them

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New temperature sensing mechanism in plants

Cell biologists reveal the phytochrome B molecule has unexpected dynamics activated by temperature, and behaves differently depending on the temperature and type of light. As climate change warms the world, crop growth patterns and flowering times will change. A better understanding of how phytochromes regulate the seasonal rhythms of plant growth will help scientists develop crops for optimal growth under the new climate and might shed light on cancer in animals.

Video: Lucid Air Driven 400 Miles From San Francisco To LA

Lucid Air Range Test 400 MilesLast month, Lucid Motors quietly took a pre-production Lucid Air electric sedan on a 400-mile (643 km) drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The run was part range test, part proof of concept, and part PR mission, and went off without a hitch. Then, once the Lucid crew made it to LA? They charged up, and drove back

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CLIMATE IMPACTS: Calif. snowpack measures below normal for spring

California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack is below normal for spring, and the water content around the state is only about half the April average as much of California struggles under persistent drought, authorities said Wednesday.

Removing the novel coronavirus from the water cycle

(University of California – Riverside) Researchers at UC Riverside and the University of Salerno have called for more research to determine the best ways to keep SARS-CoV-19 out of the water cycle. They also suggest that developed nations should finance water treatment systems in the developing world to help prevent future COVID-19 pandemics.

Study identifies new temperature sensing mechanism in plants

(University of California – Riverside) Cell biologists at the UC Riverside reveal the phytochrome B molecule has unexpected dynamics activated by temperature, and behaves differently depending on the temperature and type of light. As climate change warms the world, crop growth patterns and flowering times will change. A better understanding of how phytochromes regulate the seasonal rhythms of plant growth will help scientists develop crops for optimal growth under the new climate and might shed light on cancer in animals.