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How to see Comet NEOWISE

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is basically a binocular object, although some experienced observers with pristine skies are reporting they can see it with the eye alone. This post has information and charts that will help you see the comet.

The United People Of Climate Investing

What if every single climate striker piled all their cash and put it somewhere where they actually can see it has an impact, wouldn’t that be an effective way to reduce global emissions? And the good news is, you don’t need to invest in some green-washed index fund, there are plenty of “actively” managed alternative funds. 

World’s Biggest Liquid Air Battery – ‘The Climate Emission Killer’ – is Now Under Construction in England

One of the biggest challenges with widespread implementation of renewable energy is storage—but now in England, a trailblazing company is developing the world’s first liquid-air battery storage facility for renewable energy. And the zero-emission concept costs half as much to produce as lithium-ion batteries. Capable of powering 200,000 homes for a whole day and storing […]

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Dangerous tick-borne bacterium extremely rare in New Jersey

There’s some good news in New Jersey about a potentially deadly tick-borne bacterium. Researchers examined more than 3,000 ticks in the Garden State and found only one carrying Rickettsia rickettsii, the bacterium that causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever. But cases of tick-borne spotted fevers have increased east of the Mississippi River, and more research is needed to understand why.


Global warming good news? Some Antarctic penguins enjoy diminishing sea ice – USA TODAY

The species “could be a rare global warming winner.” Adélie penguins may experience a population boom in the years to come. Researchers strapped GPS trackers and video cameras to 175 penguins to track the penguins’ behavior. The lack of sea…

Will large parts of Earth be too hot for people in 50 years?

New research by an international team of scientists indicates that – if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated – inhospitably hot regions on Earth may expand from a current level of 0.8% to 19% by 2070.


Oil forecasting technique adapted for spreadsheets may cut shale operator costs

Porous rock containing oil and natural gas are buried so deep inside the earth that shale operators rely on complex models of the underground environment to estimate fossil fuel recovery. These simulations are notoriously complex, requiring highly-skilled operators to run them. These factors indirectly impact the cost of shale oil production and ultimately, how much consumers pay for their fuel.