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Why ‘Green’ Buses Aren’t Very Green, Reliable, Or Climate Friendly

Should Americans follow China in a massive commitment to supposedly eco-friendly battery-electric buses (BEBs)? California has mandated a “carbon-free” bus system by 2040 and will buy only battery or fuel cell-powered buses after 2029. Other states and cities are following…

New timeline rewrites history of Easter Island collapse

Easter Island society did not collapse prior to European contact, and its people continued to build its iconic moai statues for much longer than previously believed, according to a team of researchers.

Living in the climate emergency: Australia’s new fire zone

Binna Burra Lodge in the Gold Coast hinterland was 81-year-old Tony Groom’s life. His father founded the mountain hiking retreat in the 1930s, Tony ran it in the 60s and 70s, and his daughter, Lisa, 52, grew up there. The…

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Ancient Antarctic ice melt increased sea levels by 3+ meters — and it could happen again

Rising ocean temperatures drove the melting of Antarctic ice sheets and caused extreme sea level rise more than 100,000 years ago, a new international study l shows – and the scientists say we’re headed in that direction again.

7 bizarre and fantastic creatures from the Biodiversity Heritage Library

If you’re a naturalist, botanist or just a lover of old, dusty books, you’ll be delighted to know that one of the world’s largest open access digital archives is now available for you to peruse its 55 million pages of…

Understanding the wet market tradition

Fresh food markets — where people can buy fruits and vegetables and sometimes seafood and meat — are popular in many places around the world. But “wet markets” are unique to Asian countries. In some of these places, fish, poultry,…

Bizarre front-footed dinosaur tracks make it look like these behemoths did handstands

Sauropods were the largest animals to ever live on land. They were behemoths with long necks and equally long tails, and they needed four thick, pillar-like legs to support their massive frames. Or did they? Back in 2007, paleontologists unearthed…