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Nieves penitentes and Earth’s shadow

“Nieves penitentes” is Spanish for “penitent-shaped snows.” These ice structures form in extreme conditions of high elevation, high solar radiation, low humidity, and dry winds.

The planet is getting so hot, we'll soon be wearing air conditioners

Imagine a planet with an environment so harsh that humans wear climate-controlled suits to get around. Now imagine that planet is Earth. There’s little doubt our home world is taking a turn for the torrid, making it harder and harder…

Global Warming Is Worsening China’s Pollution Problems, Studies Show – InsideClimate News

Efforts to curb air pollution in China, a country already facing dire health impacts from high levels of soot and smog, will likely become increasingly difficult as the planet warms, a new study shows. Increased heat waves and more periods…

You and a ginkgo tree can help scientists study climate change

A ginkgo tree in Tokyo shows off its green summer foliage. (Photo: Blew_s/Shutterstock) Most of us can’t do much to stop climate change, but doing a little is still better than nothing. And along with the many lifestyle changes that…

Explore the wide and wonderful world of epiphytes

The name “terrestrial epiphytes” doesn’t roll off the tongue, but if you’ve spent any time on Pinterest or home design blogs, you’ve no doubt seen variations of epiphytic plants making the rounds. Found in tropical and temperate regions of the…

Installing Solar Panels on Agricultural Lands Maximizes Their Efficiency

A new study finds that if less than 1% of agricultural land was converted to solar panels, it would be sufficient to fulfill global electric energy demand. The most productive places on Earth for solar power are farmlands, according to…

July 2019 Hottest Month On Record

The July 2019 temperature was on a par with, and possibly marginally higher than, that of July 2016, according to a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) news release pointing an image by the Copernicus Climate Change Programme that is used as the background…