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Jonathan Safran Foer: ‘Why don’t Extinction Rebellion issue specific ideas? They are awfully vague’

There have been many proposed solutions to the climate crisis – from outright bans on fossil fuels to planting 2 billion trees – but Jonathan Safran Foer’s antidote to global devastation strikes me as the neatest and most achievable. It…

Climate change: What can I do about it and other questions – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images “The moment of crisis has come” in efforts to tackle climate change, Sir David Attenborough has warned. He spoke as BBC News launched a year of special coverage on global warming. Here are our answers to…

‘Living fossil’ may upend basic tenet of evolutionary theory

(University of California – San Francisco) A UC San Francisco-led research team has discovered the first conclusive evidence that selection may also occur at the level of the epigenome — a term that refers to an assortment of chemical “annotations” to the genome that determine whether, when and to what extent genes are activated — and has done so for tens of millions of years.

What lies beneath the Antarctic ice sheet?

[embedded content] The Antarctic ice sheet that for centuries hid a massive canyon has slowly been releasing even more secrets about what lies beneath all that ice. For the past few years, researchers have been studying the area beneath the…

What those beautiful glass prisms in the sidewalk are really for

Have you ever walked along a city street and noticed grids of colored glass on the sidewalk? Though the patterns are lovely and may seem decorative, they actually served a purpose — or at least they did at one time….

Climate Predictions – Doubling Down On Stupid

If the “science is settled” regarding global warming, climate change, extreme weather, or whatever it goes by these days, why are past predictions not more accurate? Weather forecasting, although frequently off the mark, is usually fairly accurate. If snow is…