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Today Marks 3000 Days on Mars For the Genius ’Curiosity Rover‘ –See Celebration Photos From the Red Planet

Tuesday was the 3,000th day, or “Sol,” during which NASA’s Curiosity Rover has been trundling about on the surface of the Red Planet. The images the rover has beamed back have colored in the dreams of thousands of Star Wars, Star Trek, and John Carter fans, and our understanding of what the closest, potentially habitable […]

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Museum scientists: Prepare for next pandemic now by preserving animal specimens in natural history

Authors of a new article urge researchers who conduct host-pathogen studies to adopt vouchering practices and to collaborate with natural history museums to permanently archive host specimens, along with their tissue and microbiological samples.

Hostile space weather might not be all bad for exoplanet life

A new study from Northwestern University shows that solar flares – space weather – might not always be as dangerous for life on exoplanets as typically thought. In fact, it might even help astronomers discover alien life on distant worlds.

2020 in climate: As the world took the pandemic heat, global warming only became worse – The Indian Express

2020 will go down in history as the year of major uncertainties and upheavals. While the coronavirus pandemic upended ‘business as usual’ and saddled global economies with massive setbacks, climate change impacts were also equally glaring and can be seen…

2020 Hindsight: Our Year Of Bowing Down To ‘The Science’

While the following is technically not about climatology, substitute the word Covid for climate change and you’ll see the uncanny similarities. ‘Science is supposed to be in the business of neutral observation.’ Sound familiar? –CCD Ed. In 2020, lockdown diktats…

The upside of volatile space weather

Although stellar flares are typically viewed as a detriment to habitability, study shows ‘life might still have a fighting chance.’ Researchers find that flares drive a planets atmospheric composition to a new chemical equilibrium.

Plastics pose threat to human health, report shows

Plastics contain and leach hazardous chemicals, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that threaten human health. An authoritative new report, Plastics, EDCs, & Health, from the Endocrine Society and the IPEN (International Pollutants Elimination Network), presents a summary of international research on the health impacts of EDCs and describes the alarming health effects of widespread contamination from EDCs in plastics.


Investor group makes net-zero carbon pledge to tackle climate crisis

Some of the world’s largest investors managing assets worth more than $9tn have committed to investing only in companies with net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 as part of the fight to contain the climate crisis. Legal and General…

Six environmental trailblazers honoured as UNEP Champions of the Earth

(UNEP Division of Public Communication and Information) * The Champions of the Earth award is the UN’s highest environmental honour, annually recognizing outstanding leaders from government, civil society and the private sector * The Champions of the Earth inspire, defend, mobilize and act to tackle the greatest environmental challenges of our time* This year’s awards recognise laureates in the categories of Lifetime Achievement, Inspiration and Action, Policy Leadership, Entrepreneurial Vision and Science and Innovation.


Roadmap offers solutions for future of food, global ag innovation

(Cornell University) To deflect future world food crises created by climate change, a Cornell University-led international group has created a road map for global agricultural and food systems innovation.