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Climate Alpha wants to tell you where to move in light of global warming – Axios

A new climate software firm that’s announcing itself to the world on Tuesday says it has a competitive edge that other companies lack. The big picture: Climate Alpha, which just raised a $4 million seed round, uses AI and machine…

Warming Trends: Carbon-Neutral Concrete, Climate-Altered Menus and Olympic Skiing in Vanuatu – InsideClimate News

SOLUTIONS  Growing the Limestone for Climate-Friendly Concrete Concrete is the most prolific man-made material on the planet, and as a result, its production is one of the most significant contributors to climate change.  The concrete production process involves burning quarried…

Machine Learning Simulations Show How Each State of Sleep Contributes to Learning and Memory

Weird dreams may help the brain consolidate our experiences and learn from them, a new study has shown. The importance of sleep and dreams for learning and memory has long been recognized, and that connection may be the crazy dreams that occur in rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep, the stage of sleep when the brain is […]

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Polluters are using forests as ‘carbon offsets.’ Climate change has other plans. – National Geographic

On July 6, 2021, lightning ignited a fire in the Fremont-Winema National Forest of southern Oregon, in an area packed with dead trees from a mountain pine-beetle outbreak. Fueled by drought, the Bootleg fire exploded, at one point consuming 1,000…

Variability in frost occurrence under climate change and consequent risk of damage to trees of western Quebec, Canada | Scientific Reports – Nature.com

Kollas, C., Körner, C. & Randin, C. F. Spring frost and growing season length co-control the cold range limits of broad-leaved trees. J. Biogeogr. 41, 773–783 (2014). Article  Google Scholar  Lenz, A., Hoch, G., Körner, C. & Vitasse, Y. Convergence…

Turning Seawater Into Drinking Water – With the Push of a Button

MIT researchers have developed a portable desalination unit, weighing less than 10 kilograms, that can remove particles and salts to generate drinking water. The suitcase-sized device, which requires less power to operate than a cell phone charger, can also be driven by a small, portable solar panel, which can be purchased online for around $50. […]

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What choices does the world need to make to keep global warming below 2 C? – MIT News

When the 2015 Paris Agreement set a long-term goal of keeping global warming “well below 2 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels” to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, it did not specify how its nearly 200 signatory nations…

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