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Why flying at lower or higher altitudes might reduce the climate impact of air travel

Air travel is growing around the globe, and so is its contribution to climate change. The climate cost of flying has drawn more public attention in recent years, even leading to a social stigma in some places, especially for local…

For evolutionary study finds rare bats in decline, CCNY research

(City College of New York) A study led by Susan Tsang, a former Fulbright Research Fellow from The City College of New York, reveals dwindling populations and widespread hunting throughout Indonesia and the Philippines of the world’s largest bats, known as flying foxes.

Sorry Doomsayers: The Science Says There’s No Climate Emergency

It is somewhat ironic – though in some ways unsurprising – that at the time when the climate change activism (or, rather, according to the new guidelines, climate crisis or climate catastrophe activism) is reaching its shrillest heights yet, what…

Arctic Sea Ice Sees ‘Dramatic Recovery And Expansion’, N. Europe Cooling

Northern Europe and the Arctic show signs of winter cooling over the past decades. Could the global warming theory be in for an upset? Looking at January data over northern Europe, we see no real warming trend for the month,…

NASA examines Tropical Storm Uesi’s heavy rainfall

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA analyzed Tropical Storm Uesi’s rainfall and found moderate to heavy rainfall around the storm’s center and in a large band of thunderstorms south of the center. That heavy rainfall has triggered warnings for Vanuatu in the Southern Pacific Ocean.

Oblique electrostatic inject-deposited TiO2 film leads efficient perovskite solar cells

(Kanazawa University) Kanazawa University researchers used a novel technique to deposit TiO2 layers for efficient perovskite solar cells (PSCs). The inkjet-deposited layers applied at an angle of 45°, without the need for a vacuum, were uniform and their thickness could be controlled by manipulating coating times. The resulting PSCs had an efficiency of 13.19%, making the technique promising as a simple, low-cost method that could be easily scaled-up for commercial production of efficient PSCs.