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Paris Climate Regs Could Erase $2.3 Trillion In Company Values

Tighter government climate regulations by 2025 could wipe up to $2.3 trillion off the value of companies in industries ranging from fossil fuel producers to agriculture and carmakers, an investor group warned in a report. Rules aimed at lowering carbon…

Researchers perfect nanoscience tool for studies of nuclear waste storage

(University of Guelph) Studying radiation chemistry and electronic structure of materials at scales smaller than nanometres, the University of Guelph team prepared samples of clay in ultra-thin layers. Working at the TRIUMF particle accelerator, they bombarded the samples with antimatter subatomic particles. They found their system is a proven tool for radiation studies of material to be used to store nuclear waste — important for Canadian nuclear industry looking to build its first geological repository.

Martian aurora offers climate change clues, Embry-Riddle reports

(Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) A newly published study reveals that a type of Martian aurora originally detected by NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is in fact the most common aurora on the Red Planet, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University researchers said. The research suggests a way to track water loss and better understand how the Martian climate has changed over time.

Blinkered Greens Are To Blame For Australia’s Wildfires

No one should be surprised that our bush in Australia is ablaze and our cities are smothered in smoke.  For decades now we have been locking up land, banning burn-offs and encouraging eucalyptus fire-trees. On a hot day, the blue…

Reduced soil tilling helps both soils and yields

By monitoring crops through machine learning and satellite data, scientists have found farms that till the soil less can increase yields of corn and soybeans and improve the health of the soil — a win-win for meeting growing food needs worldwide.

UM-led experiment closes critical gap in weather forecasting

(University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science) Scientists working on the next frontier of weather forecasting are hoping that weather conditions 3-to-4 weeks out will soon be as readily available as seven-day forecasts. Having this type of weather information–called subseasonal forecasts–in the hands of the public and emergency managers can provide the critical lead time necessary to prepare for natural hazards like heat waves or the next polar vortex.

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Damaging rains from hurricanes more intense after winds begin to subside

Howling wind drives torrential rain sideways as tall, slender palms bow and tree limbs snap. A hurricane approaches, its gale-force winds wreaking havoc as it nears the coast. Storm surges combine with the downpour, inundating the area with water.

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Carbon emissions from volcanic rocks can create global warming

Greenhouse gas emissions released directly from the movement of volcanic rocks are capable of creating massive global warming effects — a discovery which could transform the way scientists predict climate change, a new study reveals.

Scientists at the California Academy of Sciences describe 71 new species in 2019

(California Academy of Sciences) From geckos to goblin spiders, flowering plants, and Mediterranean ants — spanning five continents and three oceans — these 71 new species described by Academy scientists grow Earth’s tree of life.

Whales may owe their efficient digestion to millions of tiny microbes

(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) A study by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that the microbial communities inside whales may play an important role in the digestion of one of the ocean’s most abundant carbon-rich lipids, known as a wax ester.