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Greener aviation fuels create fewer contrails. Here’s what that means for global warming – ABC News

If you look up at the sky on a clear sunny day, chances are you’ll see fluffy white trails left behind by airplanes. Key points: Contrails are largely made of water vapour that comes out of aircraft engine exhaust When it’s…

Salamanders have a secret to survive drought, heat waves, and climate change – Vox.com

This story is part of Down to Earth, a Vox reporting initiative on the science, politics, and economics of the biodiversity crisis. A decade ago, a team of salamander researchers made a dire prediction: that climate change would make much…

China Is The Real Winner Of Western Climate Politics

The future of global greenhouse gas emissions will not be determined by G7 countries but by developing countries, which have shown almost no interest in imposing any cost on their development to meet climate targets. The G7 meeting was a…

UW Professor: Global Warming Is Causing Larger Wildfires In Rocky Mountains – Sheridan Media – Sheridan Media

This story first appeared on Cowboy State Daily By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily A University of Wyoming professor has co-authored a new research paper stating that global warming is contributing to larger wildfires in the Rocky Mountain region. “Global…

How Climate Change Has Battered the West Before Summer Even Begins – The New York Times

A heat dome is baking Arizona and Nevada, where temperatures have soared past 115 degrees this week and doctors are warning that people can get third-degree burns from the sizzling asphalt. At Lake Mead, which supplies water for 25 million…

Dems Really Hate The Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan For Dropping Green Pork

Senate Republicans Tuesday showed preliminary support for a bipartisan infrastructure framework that a small group of lawmakers is drafting, but liberal lawmakers dismissed the proposal as far too narrow and cheap to address the nation’s needs. Senate Minority Leader Mitch…

Achoo! Why warming climate is bad news for your allergies, asthma – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

This article first appeared in the “In This Climate” Newsletter. To sign up, click here — or use the sign up form at the bottom of this article. “If we don’t slow down the cycle, pollen production will only get worse.” Welcome…

New beetle-dwelling roundworm species discovered in Japan

(University of Tsukuba) A new species of nematode (roundworm), named Cryptaphelenchus abietis, was isolated from bark beetles from a dead log collected in Nagano, Japan. The females of this newly described species can be identified based on the size of the post-uterine sac and the conical tail with an elongate posterior part. The males have seven genital papillae and a narrow bursal flap-like extension. The culturability of this species means it may be useful in further nematode research.