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UK is ‘Looking to the future,’ Setting a Ban on Gas and Diesel Car Sales For 2030

The long-hypothesized ban in the UK on the sale of cars that burn fossil fuels has been officially scheduled for 2030, making it the earliest of the powerful Western economies to do so. The ban comes into effect five years ahead of previously discussed deadlines; it would affect both gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles, and five […]

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Very hungry and angry, caterpillars head-butt to get what they want

When food is scarce, monarch butterfly caterpillars go from docile to domineering. The results look something like a combination of boxing and ‘bumper’ cars. The less food, the more likely caterpillars were to try to head-butt each other out of the way to get their fill, lunging and knocking aside other caterpillars to ensure their own survival. And, they are most aggressive right before the final stages of their metamorphosis.

The secret social lives of giant poisonous rats

The African crested rat is the only mammal known to sequester plant toxins for chemical defense. A new study confirmed that the rabbit-sized rodent licks poison from the bark of Acokanthera schimperi, known as the poison arrow tree, into specialized fur. The researchers also discovered an unexpected social life — the rats appear to be monogamous and may even form small family units with their offspring.

Climate progress in 6 sectors too slow to limit global warming: report – Smart Cities Dive

None of the six key sectors expected to lead climate change mitigation — power, buildings, industry, transportation, forests and agriculture — are making fast enough progress to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to a joint report from…

Community helps scientists evaluate smoke forecasts

Across the Wasatch Front, both researchers and community members maintain enough air quality sensors to provide a high-resolution picture of how the smoke moved through the valley — perfect for testing and refining smoke forecast models.

New technique seamlessly converts ammonia to green hydrogen

(Northwestern University) Northwestern University researchers have developed a highly effective, environmentally friendly method for converting ammonia into hydrogen. The new technique is a major step forward for enabling a zero-pollution, hydrogen-fueled economy. The idea of using ammonia as a carrier for hydrogen delivery has gained traction in recent years because ammonia is much easier to liquify than hydrogen and is therefore much easier to store and transport. Northwestern’s technological breakthrough overcomes several existing barriers to the production of clean hydrogen from ammonia.

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Biden’s Climate Road Map Is A Recipe For Energy Disaster

While some claim that Joe Biden has won the presidential election, others say the data has been manipulated, much like some of the claims we see about climate data and climate models. If a Biden presidency becomes a reality, a…

Biden’s Climate Road Map Is A Recipe For Energy Disaster

While some claim that Joe Biden has won the presidential election, others say the data has been manipulated, much like some of the claims we see about climate data and climate models. If a Biden presidency becomes a reality, a…

SwRI receives $7.2 million contract to test AI in air taxi design project

(Southwest Research Institute) Southwest Research Institute has received a four-year, $7,239,342 contract from the US Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) to develop air taxi technology to test the design capabilities of artificial intelligence-augmented design systems. The project is part of DARPA’s Symbiotic Design for Cyber Physical Systems program.