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See Incredible Photos and Hear Martian Winds From the Red Planet—Thanks to Perseverance Rover

Reprinted with permission from World At Large, a news website of nature, politics, science, health, and travel. NASA and the world just celebrated the fifth American rover to land on the surface of the Red Planet. The rover brings with it a host of research equipment meant to examine the planet’s surface for signs of ancient […]

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AXA, Other Mega-Investors Seek to Avoid Portfolios with Global Warming Potential – Insurance Journal

Article 0 Comments All good money managers expect to outperform their benchmark, and by one such metric the French insurer and investor AXA SA recently scored a market-beating success. Not by delivering higher returns, but by generating a lower level…

New Zealand Designer Makes Ingenious Solar-Powered Skylight That Desalinates Water For Drinking

Those living in coastal Chile’s shanty towns see as much water as they could ever need, but they can’t drink it because it’s too salty. There’s also abundant solar energy on the coast, but nothing with which to utilize the energy source. 2021 Lexus Design Award finalist Henry Glogau is creating something that makes use of […]

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Climate change explainer: Earth is warming but winters could get worse – here’s why – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

This article was first published in the “In This Climate” Newsletter, a periodical newsletter looking at the impact of climate change in Michigan. Sign up for it here, or by using the form at the bottom of the article below….

Why the Black community must take action on climate change – MSR News Online

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Email Print MGN Climate change is real. Almost all climate scientists agree that the trend of warming temperatures over the last century is related to human activity. There has been debate about whether there truly is…

Zero Rhinos Poached in Kenya Last Year – Better Policing is One of the Keys

2020 was remarkable year for rhino protection in Kenya where not one single rhino lost its horn or lost its life last year—a feat not achieved since 1999. Travel restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic was just one of the contributing factors. Other interventions include tackling poverty in nearby rural areas and increasing policing efforts […]

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Musical Training Gives the Brain a Crucial Advantage—Especially at an Early Age, Says New Study

Neurologists looking to understand how perfect pitch affects the brain found an altogether different and inspiring conclusion about music and brain function. They found that both perfect pitch—the ability to identify a note simply by the sound—and musical training in general led to greater functional connectivity between the regions of the brain. Perfect pitch is […]

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Combined bark beetle outbreaks and wildfire spell uncertain future for forests

(University of Colorado at Boulder) Bark beetle outbreaks and wildfire alone are not a death sentence for Colorado’s beloved forests–but when combined, their toll may become more permanent, shows new research from the University of Colorado Boulder.

10 Positive Updates on the COVID-19 Virus From Around the World – 2021 is Looking Brighter

With so many scary coronavirus headlines these days, we thought we would revise our very popular article series highlighting all the positive updates about the COVID-19 pandemic that we can find from around the world. If these hopeful headlines uplift you—don’t forget to share, and make some good news go viral across the globe… 1) Coronavirus […]

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Energy

World needs to kick its coal habit to start green recovery, says IEA head

Dependency on coal in key parts of the world is preventing a global green recovery from taking off, and the shift away from coal needs to be made a global priority, the head of the world’s energy watchdog has said…