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New GSA Bulletin articles published ahead of print in March

(Geological Society of America) The Geological Society of America regularly publishes articles online ahead of print. For March, GSA Bulletin topics include multiple articles about the dynamics of China and Tibet; the ups and downs of the Missouri River; the Los Rastros Formation, Argentina; the Olympic Mountains of Washington State; methane seep deposits; meandering rivers; and the northwest Hawaiian Ridge. You can find these articles at https://bulletin.geoscienceworld.org/content/early/recent.

Global Warming Solutions, Inc. Announces Novel Patent Filing for Sodium-Ion Battery Technology – Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Temecula, CA, March 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global Warming Solutions, Inc., (OTC MARKETS: “GWSO”), a worldwide developer of technologies that help mitigate Global Warming and its effects on the Planet announces the filing of its novel “Patent” for “Sodium-Ion…

There Is No Vaccine for Global Warming – The Nation

Fridays for Future protesters demonstrate against climate change on October 9, 2020, in Turin, Italy. (Antonello Marangi) EDITOR’S NOTE:& This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates…

Penguin hemoglobin evolved to meet oxygen demands of diving

(University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Webbed feet, flipper-like wings and unique feathers all helped penguins adapt to life underwater. But by resurrecting two ancient versions of hemoglobin, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln team has shown that the evolution of diving is also in their blood, which optimized its capture and release of oxygen to ensure that penguins wouldn’t waste their breath while holding it.

Warming Trends: Climate Refugees, Ocean Benefits and Tropical Species Moving North – InsideClimate News

Natural and Climate-Related Disasters Create The Most Refugees  Over 12 million people around the world have been pushed out of their homes in the last six months, a new report says, 80 percent of whom were displaced due to natural…

View from the Left: America’s infrastructure is in crosshairs of global warming – Norwich Bulletin

Three years ago, as temperatures in Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart, Tasmania topped 117º F, Australian roads melted and buckled like cardboard suitcases. Last month, the fragility of America’s electrical grid became apparent when Texas and the Deep South experienced severe…

Tropical species are moving northward in U.S. as winters warm

(University of California – Berkeley) Climate change is reducing the number of sub-freezing days over much of the American South, providing an opportunity for cold-sensitive tropical species — mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, trees, shrubs and grasses — to move northward, potentially displacing temperate species. Mosquitoes could bring infectious diseases farther north. The southern pine beetle is already moving north and devastating pine forests. While some may welcome manatees and sea turtles, few look forward to the spread of Burmese pythons.