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Top General Pressed on Biden Remark About Climate Change’s Threat to US – Military.com

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley told lawmakers Thursday that climate change is a serious threat facing the United States — one that the military must take into account. Milley’s comments came a day after President Joe Biden…

Combating maritime litter

(Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon) Maritime litter is among the most urgent global pollution issues. Marine scientist Nikoleta Bellou and her team at Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon have published an overview study of solutions for prevention, monitoring, and removal in the renowned scientifically journal Nature Sustainability. They found that reducing ocean pollution requires more support, integration, and creative political decisiveness.

NASA and UFOs: Space agency to take closer look

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson wants the space agency to start taking a closer look at UFO reports like the ones coming from Navy pilots in recent years. He has directed NASA scientists to move forward with new ways of discussing the decades-old phenomenon.

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Wildfire monitoring and prevention: Science, innovation and cross-border cooperation

(CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change) Innovative wireless sensors networks, weather stations, HD video cameras, drones, a Wildfire Control Room at Puglia Civil Protection for fire hazard forecasting and monitoring, FireAware, a mobile App to raise citizens’ awareness of the problem of wildfires: the regions of Puglia (Italy) and Epirus (Greece) now have new and more effective tools for fighting forest wildfires thanks to the project OFIDIA2 — Operational FIre Danger preventIon plAtform 2, funded by the Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme 2014-2020 and coordinated by the CMCC Foundation.

Glaciologists measure, model hard glacier beds, write slip law to estimate glacier speeds

(Iowa State University) Researchers measured rock glacier beds to create high-resolution digital models they used to study how glaciers move along their bedrock bases. The resulting glacier “slip law” can be used by other researchers to better estimate how quickly ice sheets flow into oceans, drop their ice and raise sea levels.

Uganda Joins African Nations Using Drones to Deliver Life Saving Medical Supplies to More Than 22 Million People

On the 84 remote islands that make up Uganda’s Kalangala District on the surface of Lake Victoria, medical experts are tackling one of Africa’s worst provincial HIV crises with the help of cargo drones. Uganda isn’t alone in the project, as Rwanda and Ghana also use medical supply drones to reach far off communities, and […]

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Floating Dandelion Seeds Produce Vortex Not Noticed Before By Scientists

The extraordinary flying ability of dandelion seeds is possible thanks to a form of flight that has not been seen before in nature, research has revealed. The discovery, which confirms the common plant among the natural world’s best fliers, shows that movement of air around and within its parachute-shaped bundle of bristles enables seeds to […]

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STUDY: Cutting Methane Emissions Quickly Could Slow Climate Warming Rate by 30% – Environmental Defense Fund

(WASHINGTON) A newly published paper in the journal Environmental Research Letters shows that a rapid, full-scale effort to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, large-scale agriculture and other human sources could slow the worldwide rate of warming…

Op-ed | How Elon Musk’s CO2 XPRIZE can fight climate change and advance space exploration – SpaceNews

Want to win Elon Musk’s $100 million XPRIZE for carbon removal? Think small and think Mars. Elon Musk and XPRIZE recently announced a $100 million prize purse for economically scalable ideas to capture and sequester carbon dioxide (CO2). As of…