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How to see Comet NEOWISE

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is basically a binocular object, although some experienced observers with pristine skies are reporting they can see it with the eye alone. This post has information and charts that will help you see the comet.

The latest findings on the MOSAiC floe

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) The New Siberian Islands were the birthplace of the MOSAiC floe: the sea ice in which the research vessel Polarstern is now drifting through the Arctic was formed off the coast of the archipelago, which separates the East Siberian Sea and the Laptev Sea to the north of Siberia, in December 2018.

‘Fang’tastic: researchers report amphibians with snake-like dental glands

(Utah State University) Utah State University biologist Edmund ‘Butch’ Brodie, Jr. and colleagues from Brazil’s Butantan Institute describe oral glands in a family of terrestrial caecilians, serpent-like amphibians related to frogs and salamanders.

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More ecosystem engineers create stability, preventing extinctions

(Santa Fe Institute) Biological builders like beavers, elephants, and shipworms re-engineer their environments. How this affects their ecological network is the subject of new research, which finds that increasing the number of “ecosystem engineers” stabilizes the entire network against extinctions.

Sen. Cruz Signs Pledge To Keep U.S. Dominant Natural Gas Producer

Sen. Ted Cruz is among 141 political leaders in a pledge to keep the United States’ energy industry dominant amid the coronavirus pandemic and the consequential economic downturn. The Texas Republican, as well as seven additional senators, three governors, and…

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Arizona reels as three of the biggest wildfires in its history ravage state

For residents of Tucson in southern Arizona, the Santa Catalina Mountains in the Coronado national forest are known as a hub for hiking, mountain biking and other outdoor recreation. But on 5 June lightning ignited a wildfire that has grown…

How Greed And Corruption Are Destroying South Africa’s Energy Giant

The energy security of millions of South Africans has been jeopardized by mismanagement and corruption in the country’s electricity utility Eskom, according to a new report published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation. According to the report’s author, energy economist Ioannis Kessides,…

Rising water temperatures could endanger the mating of many fish species

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) In a new meta-study, experts from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have published ground-breaking findings on the effects of climate change for fish stock around the globe.