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These Floating Islands Will Form a ‘Parkipelago’ in Copenhagen’s Harbor

The Scandinavian countries are famous for their bays, and Copenhagen harbor in Denmark’s capital is a perfect example of that beauty in a metropolitan setting. Now a new architecture project drifting in the harbor’s waters celebrates this heritage while allowing residents to relax away from the boom of urban development along the shoreline. A series […]

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Report: China Was Only Major Economic Power To Increase CO2 Emissions In 2020

Bloomberg Opinion columnist David Fickling noted Wednesday that while China makes all sorts of grandiose promises about reaching “net zero” carbon emissions by 2060, it was the only major economic power in the world that increased pollution in 2020. That…

Electric Vehicle Subsidies And Other Green Fantasies

Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future. Everyone will want one because they’re emission-free, ecologically responsible, and more affordable every year. That’s why GM, Volvo, and other manufacturers will soon be making only EVs. Or so we’re told. Some people have…

Woolly mammoths may have shared the landscape with first humans in New England

(Dartmouth College) Woolly mammoths may have walked the landscape at the same time as the earliest humans in what is now New England, according to a Dartmouth study published in Boreas. Through the radiocarbon dating of a rib fragment from the Mount Holly mammoth from Mount Holly, Vt., the researchers learned that this mammoth existed approximately 12,800 years ago. This date may overlap with the arrival of the first humans in the Northeast, who are thought to have arrived around the same time.

Sea butterflies already struggle in acidifying Southern Ocean

(Naturalis Biodiversity Center) In a new study, scientists from Naturalis Biodiversity Center, the University of Amsterdam and NIOZ show that sea butterflies already have difficulty growing their shells in present-day Southern Ocean conditions. With the continuation of ocean acidification this will become even more difficult.

NASA’s ICESat-2 satellite reveals shape, depth of Antarctic ice shelf fractures

(Penn State) When a block of ice the size of Houston, Texas, broke off from East Antarctica’s Amery Ice Shelf in 2019, scientists had anticipated the calving event, but not exactly where it would happen. Now, satellite data can help scientists measure the depth and shape of ice shelf fractures to better predict when and where calving events will occur, according to researchers.

Greenhouse gas emissions around the world exceed pre-pandemic lockdown levels – WTSP.com

After a drop in overall emissions in 2020, warming is expected to continue; and there are reasons climate experts are concerned. After declining sharply last spring, global emissions of greenhouse gases ended 2020 by exceeding pre-pandemic levels, according to International…

Study Shows Wild Kangaroos Can Intentionally Communicate With Humans

Animals that have never been domesticated, such as kangaroos, can intentionally communicate with humans, says a new study. Challenging the idea that such behavior is restricted to domesticated animals like dogs, horses, and goats, the research was done by the University of Roehampton and the University of Sydney. Involving kangaroos—marsupials that were never domesticated—at three […]

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Tenfold increase in CO2 emissions cuts needed to stem climate emergency – EurekAlert

New research shows 64 countries cut their fossil CO2 emissions during 2016-2019, but the rate of reduction needs to increase tenfold to meet the Paris Agreement aims to tackle climate change. This first global stocktake by researchers at the University…