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Why ‘Green’ Buses Aren’t Very Green, Reliable, Or Climate Friendly

Should Americans follow China in a massive commitment to supposedly eco-friendly battery-electric buses (BEBs)? California has mandated a “carbon-free” bus system by 2040 and will buy only battery or fuel cell-powered buses after 2029. Other states and cities are following…

Mysterious fast radio burst repeats in 16-day rhythm

For the first time, a fast radio burst has been found to be repeating, in a regular 16-day cycle. The baffling detection from the CHIME radio telescope deepens the mystery of these bizarre intergalactic objects.

Climate models predict even more warming, concerning scientists – Business Insider – Business Insider

A handful of climate projections are predicting much higher rise in global temperatures than scientists have seen in the models before. While there’s concern over the number, some scientists hope the latest projections are outliers.  A 2-degree rise in temperature…

Poll reveals climate change as most important issue for U.S. adults

A Harris Poll survey – conducted online in December on behalf of the American Psychological Association – reports that more than half of U.S. adults (56%) cite climate change as the most important issue facing the world today.

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Extreme weather conditions can tax urban drainage systems to the max

During a typical Canadian winter, snow accumulation and melt — combined with sudden rainfalls — can lead to bottlenecks in storm drains that can cause flooding. With that in mind, researchers have been examining urban stormwater drainage systems, and they too have concerns about the resilience of many urban drainage systems.

World Wetlands Day: Fostering global biodiversity and mitigating climate change

(McGill University) Though they make up less than 6% of Earth’s surface, wetlands burst with biodiversity and play a key role in cleaning waterways, preventing floods, and sequestering carbon. For World Wetlands Day on February 2, researchers from McGill University are launching interactive story maps to illustrate the valuable contributions these ecosystems make to our planet.