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Endangered whales react to environmental changes

Some ‘canaries’ are 50 feet long, weigh 70 tons, and are nowhere near a coal mine. But the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale is sending the same kind of message about disruptive change in the environment by rapidly altering its use of important habitat areas off the New England coast.

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ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Top climate hawk bashes first big offshore wind project

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a leading advocate for climate action, has been critical of a proposed 85-turbine project that would reduce emissions in Massachusetts. Whitehouse, a Democrat, says his state of Rhode Island has set a better example for how to build offshore wind facilities.

AOC, Sanders Unveil Green New Deal Scheme For Public Housing

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders rolled out another version of the Green New Deal as both lawmakers gear up for the 2020 election. The new version calls for a $180 billion investment to retrofit public housing to eliminate…

Individual climate models may not provide the complete picture

(Penn State) Equilibrium climate sensitivity — how sensitive the Earth’s climate is to changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide — may be underestimated in individual climate models, according to a team of climate scientists.

MIT's Mini Cheetah robots just want to have fun

[embedded content] You may have seen some of Boston Dynamics’ very life-like robots before. These days, students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are getting in on the fun. The MIT Biomimetics Department posted the video above of nine…

Emperor penguins could go extinct by 2100 if we fail on climate change – New Scientist News

By Adam Vaughan Antarctic sea ice loss poses an existential threat to emperor penguins Stephanie Jenouvrier – WHOI Unchecked climate change could drive emperor penguins to extinction by the end of the century as sea ice vanishes. But if the…

One of the world’s thickest mountain glaciers is melting due to global warming – USA TODAY

One of the world’s thickest mountain glaciers is finally succumbing to global warming, a new analysis reports. The Taku Glacier, located north of Juneau, Alaska, has started to retreat as temperatures rise, said Mauri Pelto, a glaciologist at Nichols College…

One of the world’s thickest mountain glaciers is melting because of global warming – USA TODAY

One of the world’s thickest mountain glaciers is finally succumbing to global warming, a new analysis reports. The Taku Glacier north of Juneau, Alaska, has started to retreat as temperatures rise, said Mauri Pelto, a glaciologist at Nichols College in…

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New toxin impedes bacterial growth

The researchers determined that the rapid production of (p)ppApp by this enzyme toxin depletes cells of a molecule called ATP. ATP is often referred to as the ‘energy currency of the cell’ so when the supply of ATP is exhausted, essential cellular processes are compromised and the bacteria die.