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China Is The Real Winner Of Western Climate Politics

The future of global greenhouse gas emissions will not be determined by G7 countries but by developing countries, which have shown almost no interest in imposing any cost on their development to meet climate targets. The G7 meeting was a…

Hybrid membrane doubles the lifetime of rechargeable batteries

(Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena) Scientists at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, together with colleagues from Boston University (BU) and Wayne State University (WSU), have now succeeded in preventing dendrite formation and thus at least doubling the lifetime of a lithium metal battery. The researchers report on their method in the renowned journal “Advanced Energy Materials”.

The Lifestyle of This Amazonian Tribe May Hold a Key to Healthy Aging

Although people in industrialized nations have access to modern medical care, they are more sedentary and eat a diet high in saturated fats. In contrast, the Tsimane have little or no access to health care but are extremely physically active and consume a high-fiber diet that includes vegetables, fish, and lean meat. “The Tsimane have […]

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Balanced rocks set design ground motion values for New Zealand dam

(Seismological Society of America) For the first time, researchers have used precariously-balanced rocks to set the formal design earthquake motions for a major existing engineered structure–the Clyde Dam, the largest concrete dam in New Zealand.

Study presents new species of bizarre, extinct lizard previously misidentified as a bird

(Florida Museum of Natural History) An international research team has described a new species of Oculudentavis, providing further evidence that the animal first identified as a hummingbird-sized dinosaur was actually a lizard.

Could temperatures keep rising?

Orbital changes are responsible for Milankovitch cycles that make Earth move in and out of periods of glaciation, or Ice Ages. Summer insolation on the Northern Hemisphere reached a peak some 10,500 years ago, in line with the Milankovitch cycles, and…

What the Ottoman Empire Can Teach Us About the Consequences of Climate Change – The Wire Science

Lala Mustafa Paşa’s Ottoman army parading before the walls of Tiflis in August 1578 after the city had been evacuated by Da’ud Khan. A miniature painting from a 16th-century Ottoman manuscript. Photo: Lessing Archives In the late 16th century, hundreds…

Our Response to Climate Change Is Missing Something Big, Scientists Say – The New York Times

Some environmental solutions are win-win, helping to rein in global warming and protecting biodiversity, too. But others address one crisis at the expense of the other. Growing trees on grasslands, for example, can destroy the plant and animal life of…

Will climate change cause another dust bowl? | Greenbiz – GreenBiz

This article originally was published on Yale Environment 360. Growing up in rural Iowa in the 1990s, Isaac Larsen remembers a unique herald of springtime. The snowbanks piled along roads, once white or gray, would turn black. The culprit was…