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Obama Judges Undermine Pipelines: A ‘Sneak Peek Of The Biden Energy Plan’

The nation may be awash in oil and natural gas, but U.S. pipelines are running on fumes after three high-profile conduits ran aground in 24 hours, the victims of Obama-appointed judges and regulatory uncertainty under the possibility of a climate-woke…

When is the next great comet?

There’s a nice binocular comet – comet NEOWISE – in the early morning sky now. Some experienced observers are catching it with the eye alone. It’s nice … but not great. When will we see our next great comet?

Twenty-year study tracks a sparrow song that went ‘viral

With the help of citizen scientists, researchers have tracked how one rare sparrow song went ”viral” across Canada, traveling over 3,000 kilometers between 2000 and 2019 and wiping out a historic song ending. The study reports that white-throated sparrows from British Columbia to Ontario have ditched their traditional three-note-ending song in favor of a unique two-note-ending variant — although researchers don’t know what made the new song so compelling.

Global warming will cause ecosystems to produce more methane than first predicted – EurekAlert

New research suggests that as the Earth warms natural ecosystems such as freshwaters will release more methane than expected from predictions based on temperature increases alone. The study, published today in Nature Climate Change, attributes this difference to changes in…

Global warming will cause ecosystems to produce more methane than first predicted

(Queen Mary University of London) New research suggests that as the Earth warms natural ecosystems such as freshwaters will release more methane than expected from predictions based on temperature increases alone.

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Historic floods reveal how salt marshes can save lives in the future

(Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research) By digging into major historic records of flood disasters, a research team led by scientists from the Royal Netherland Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), Delft University of Technology, Deltares and Antwerp University, reveal in a publication this week in Nature Sustainability that the value of nature for flood defense has actually been evident for hundreds of years.

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First completely remote at-sea science expedition in Australia’s coral sea marine park

Scientists working remotely with Schmidt Ocean Institute, one of the only at-sea science expeditions to continue operating during the global pandemic, have completed a first look at deep waters in the Coral Sea never before seen.

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Global Warming Is Melting Our Sense of Time – New York Magazine

Satellite image of smoke from active fires burning near the Eastern Siberian town of Verkhoyansk, Russia, on June 23, 2020. Photo: Handout/NASA Earth Observatory On June 20, in the small Siberian town of Verkhoyansk, north of the Arctic Circle, a…

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Calif. passes historic clean truck rule

California yesterday adopted the first regulation in the world aimed at boosting sales of zero-emission trucks — marking a milestone in the history of regulating pollution from motor vehicles.