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Climate protests: Marches worldwide against global warming – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMillions of people join the environmental strike led by schoolchildren across the world Millions of people around the world held a global climate strike on Friday, inspired by activist Greta Thunberg. Protesters…

This evening sees the start of MOSAiC

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) Frozen in the Arctic sea ice, scientists from 17 nations will investigate the epicentre of climate change on board the research icebreaker Polarstern for an entire year.

BMW i3 = #1 Electric Vehicle In Germany In August, Record Performance

The German plug-in electric vehicle market continued on the right track in August, having registered 8,121 units. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) were up +104% year over year (YoY), while plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) keep suffering (down 9%). The plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) share was 2.6% in the month, with BEVs alone hitting 1.6%. That kept the 2019 plug-in share at 2.6% (1.7% BEV)

What is 'social jet lag' and is it making you sick?

In a perfect world, I would go to sleep at night when tired and wake up after about eight hours of refreshing sleep at a time dictated by my internal body clock. But this rarely happens. Between my older daughter’s…

Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns – The New Yorker

I’m skilled at eluding the fetal crouch of despair—because I’ve been working on climate change for thirty years, I’ve learned to parcel out my angst, to keep my distress under control. But, in the past few months, I’ve more often…

Researchers see need for action on forest fire risk

(GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre) How do humans affect forest fires? An international team of researchers has now shown for a region in north-eastern Poland that forest fires increasingly occurred there after the end of the 18th century with the change to organised forestry. The increased number of fires subsequently made it necessary to manage and maintain the forests differently. In the wake of climate change, the researchers suggest new strategies for the fight against forest fires.

Geochemists measure new composition of Earth’s mantle

Geochemists have investigated the volcanic rocks that build up the Portuguese island group of the Azores in order to gather new information about the compositional evolution of the Earth’s interior. The results suggest that a larger amount of the Earth’s mantle has melted and formed the Earth’s crust than previously thought.

Carp aquaculture in Neolithic China dating back 8,000 years

Researchers analyzed fish bones excavated from the Early Neolithic Jiahu site in Henan Province, China. By comparing the body-length distributions and species-composition ratios of the bones with findings from East Asian sites with present aquaculture, the researchers provide evidence of managed carp aquaculture at Jiahu dating back to 6200-5700 BC.

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We need more realistic experiments on the impact of climate change on ecosystems

When it comes to the impact of climate change on ecosystems, we still have large knowledge gaps. Most experiments are unrealistic because they do not correspond to projected climate scenarios for a specific region. Thus, we lack reliable data on what ecosystems might look like in the future, as a team of biodiversity researchers show.