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UW scientist to lead upcoming NASA field study of East Coast snowstorms

(University of Washington) To better understand large, disruptive snowstorms, a University of Washington atmospheric scientist will lead a NASA field campaign studying major East Coast snowstorms beginning Jan. 15. She will present the field campaign this week at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

NSW fires: authorities warn of ‘very dangerous day’ for bushfires as Sydney shrouded in smoke

The bushfire smoke has delivered a haunting sunrise over Parliament House in the nation’s capital. Alex Ellinghausen (@ellinghausen) Sunrise over Parliament House as bushfire smoke haze surrounds the capital pic.twitter.com/T7VjgJiJ2z December 9, 2019 Joe O’Brien (@JoeABCNews) Thick “hazardous” smoke back…

13 perfect snowflakes captured in photos

Snowflakes — those intricate, one-of-a-kind ice crystals — form when precipitation falls through varying levels of humidity and temperatures in the air. While plenty has been written about the science of snow, we’re focusing on the sheer beauty of them….

Using controlled environment food production to solve food shortages

(American Society for Horticultural Science) Before land and labor shortages prompted by the Industrial Revolution forced food production to move away from cities, agriculture was central to urban environments and their planning. Now, certain shifts in consumption habits and preferences are allowing urban agriculture to make a comeback to address sustainability issues in our food system and promote social and environmental cohesion by reducing dependence of fossil fuels and increasing food security.

Q&A: Labor’s Mark Butler says climate debate should be put aside amid bushfires

Shadow climate change minister Mark Butler issued a plea last night to set aside public debates about climate change while communities were fighting for their lives and homes in the face of unprecedented bushfires. Speaking at the beginning of ABC…

16 houseplants that are almost impossible to kill

You love plants, but you don’t like a lot of maintenance and you secretly worry that you’ll kill them. Does that sound about right? We have a solution. These plants are easy as can be while still providing the benefits…