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As wildfires get hotter and more common, these start-ups are helping people protect their homes – CNBC

In October 2017, Anil Arora sat helplessly in San Francisco as the Tubbs Fire approached his home in Calistoga, California. Arora watched through a Ring camera as the fire worked its way through his yard before consuming the rest of…

Vince Bolduc: Better urban and regional planning can reduce global warming – vtdigger.org

This commentary is by Vince Bolduc, who holds a Ph.D. in sociology and is a professor emeritus at St. Michael’s College. He is coauthor of “Vermont in Transition” and the five “Pulse of Vermont” publications on quality of life. He…

World’s First 3D-Printed Eye Focuses Gaze on Digital Prosthetics

A Londoner has received the world’s-first 3D printed digital eye as a prosthetic. Promising to cut the time it takes to develop a prosthesis by half, it’s also more realistic than other alternatives. Steve Verze is a 47-year-old engineer from Hackney who had needed a prosthetic eye since he was 20. Last week he finally […]

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The ins and outs of understanding what’s in a degree – Yale Climate Connections

Those paying attention to international climate negotiations are familiar with the emphasis on degrees of global warming.  The hoped-for or “aspirational” goal is to keep the average temperature rise above pre-industrial times to 1.5º C; the “official” goal is for no more than 2º C; 3º C is not out of the…

Why Won’t Deplorables Just Buy A $100,000 Tesla?

“Just eat cake, deplorables.” That seems to be the attitude of the Biden administration regarding the millions of Americans suffering from the highest gas prices in seven years and a 30% spike in home heating costs this winter. When confronted…

Carter 2.0 — Biden Blames Others For His War On (Reliable) Energy

Joe Biden is the gift that keeps on giving. The gift, that is, of parallels with fellow Democrat Jimmy Carter. Most Americans have no memories of the actual Carter presidency, from 1977 to 1981, but this Baby Boomer sure does. As…

Big-nosed dinosaur species discovered

Scientists have identified a new big-nosed dinosaur species among a collection of bones discovered on the Isle of Wight in southern England. This dinosaur had a much larger snout than either of the other two known species at the time.

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Farmers Tempt Endangered Cranes Back – By Switching to Grow Their Favorite Food

Cranes in Cambodia are getting a helping hand from an unlikely source, as rice farmers sign up to take a pay cut in the name of conservation. By switching to grow native rice crops, and leaving a small piece of their harvest behind for rare eastern sarus cranes, the farmers are providing a safe haven […]

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PM Scott Morrison Plays The Climate Game Like A Fiddle

Do you ever make a promise that you know you won’t keep? Keep, discard? Discard, keep? I dare say you might, at least every New Year. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has promised that he’ll stick with Australia’s target set in…

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