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Lights, Camera, Climate – Sierra Magazine

In the spring of 2002, multiple movie studios were bidding hard over the right to make an action movie with an unusual adversary: climate change. For Fox, which snagged the deal, the haggling was worth it—when the film was released…

How Climate Change Has Battered the West Before Summer Even Begins – The New York Times

A heat dome is baking Arizona and Nevada, where temperatures have soared past 115 degrees this week and doctors are warning that people can get third-degree burns from the sizzling asphalt. At Lake Mead, which supplies water for 25 million…

Climate Change Batters the West Before Summer Even Begins – The New York Times

A heat dome is baking Arizona and Nevada, where temperatures have soared past 115 degrees this week and doctors are warning that people can get third-degree burns from the sizzling asphalt. At Lake Mead, which supplies water for 25 million…

Puppies are born ready to communicate with people, study shows

(Cell Press) Anyone that’s ever interacted with a dog knows that they often have an amazing capacity to interact with people. Now researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on June 3 have found that this ability is present in dogs from a very young age and doesn’t require much, if any, prior experience or training. But, some of them start off better at it than others based on their genetics.

Mercury at greatest elongation on May 16-17

With an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunset, there’s a good chance that’ll you spot Mercury with the eye alone in mid-May 2021. Look for it above bright Venus in the west, an hour or so after the sun goes down.

Man’s best friend in life and death: Pet dog brain banking supports aging research

(Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Faculty of Science) The relevance of pet dog biobanking in molecular research and the initiative to make pioneering steps in this field. The Hungarian Canine Brain and Tissue Bank (CBTB) was established by the research team of the Senior Family Dog Project in 2017, following the examples of human tissue banks. In a recent paper, the team reports findings, which would not have been possible without the CBTB, and may augment further progress in dog aging and biomarker research.

Sustainable sports fields are natural turf not synthetic in a time of climate emergency

Moreland Council intends rolling out synthetic turf when evidence points to it being a highly problematic environmental and climate issue and at a substantially greater lifecycle cost even when factoring in a higher usage ratio. So it seems the ratepayers…

Literature Review: Synthetic Turf carbon footprint, environmental, health, microplastics and biodiversity impacts

Hosken Reserve: grass oval used for soccer training, informal reacreation, off-lead dog exercise (Photo by John Englart) Abstract:  The conversion of a grass oval to synthetic turf at Hosken Reserve, Coburg North, is about a failure in transparency and consultation…

The Moms Who Are Battling Climate Change – The New Yorker

Three years ago, I had a baby. I won’t go into the details, but suffice it to say that she is extremely cute, and I enjoy being her mother. A few months after her birth, I was scrolling on my…