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‘Welcome to global warming’: Greece warns against unnecessary work as temperatures soar – Reuters

ATHENS, July 30 (Reuters) – Greek authorities warned the public against unnecessary work and travel on Friday as temperatures hit 40 degrees Celsius (104 °F) in Athens and the ancient Acropolis, its most visited monument, was briefly forced to close….

Top Cities For Digital Nomads Looking to Work While Traveling the World

Reprinted with permission from World At Large, a news website of nature, politics, science, health, and travel. COVID-19 chased millions of traditionally office and computer-based workers into remote working situations—a place where many, especially young people, were trying to get to all along. The revelation of how many office functions can be done at home is […]

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Large measurement campaign in the Atlantic starts

(Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)) To support the novel ESA wind satellite ‘Aeolus,’ TROPOS has now installed a lidar in Mindelo, Cabo Verde. The light radar uses lasers to study the atmosphere in the tropical Atlantic and is part of the ‘Aeolus Tropical Campaign,’ which will take place in summer and autumn 2021 and will also contribute to the research on clouds and aerosols in the tropics and to better understand the formation of tropical cyclones (hurricanes).

Predicting the ocean: Improved forecast and insights for the Mediterranean and Black Seas

(CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change) Daily bulletins, an increased model resolution, and novel parameterization schemes: new scientific products are used to produce new Mediterranean and Black Seas operational forecasts for Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) by a team of CMCC researchers.

WIDER IMAGE Getting up close with cicadas to find climate change clues – Reuters

Wooded areas up and down the U.S. East Coast are breaking into a deafening buzz. After 17 years spent alone underground, billions of red-eyed cicadas are emerging for their final act: to meet a partner, breed and die. Upon emerging,…

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.

First-of-its-kind flower smells like dead insects to imprison ‘coffin flies’

(Frontiers) Plant researchers found that the herb Aristolochia microstoma from Greece has evolved a novel strategy, unknown in any other plant species, to attract pollinating Megaselia ‘coffin flies’ to its trap flowers: it produces a unique mix of volatiles that resembles the smell of dead and decomposing insects. The new study is published by the open access publisher Frontiers.

Warming Trends: Chief Heat Officers, Disappearing Cave Art and a Game of Climate Survival – InsideClimate News

CULTURE Climate Save or Climate Disaster? You Decide The actions taken in this century will either save the planet from the dire effects of global warming or spin the world into a downward spiral of catastrophe and disaster.  A new…

Could a newly created white paint help fight global warming? – CGTN

Xiulin Ruan, a Purdue University professor of mechanical engineering, holds up his lab’s sample of the whitest paint on record. (Purdue University/Jared Pike) Xiulin Ruan, a Purdue University professor of mechanical engineering, holds up his lab’s sample of the whitest…

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