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Spend Some Time With The Sacred Monkeys Of Nepal | VR 360 | Primates | BBC Earth

In a jungle just outside Katmandu, Nepal, a family of very special monkeys makes the journey to relax and play in a local pool.Subscribe: #VR360 #Monkeys #Primates Watch more:Planet Earth Planet Earth II Dinosaur Extra…

UK Wind Farms Paid Whopping $11.3 Million Not To Run For Single Day

The British taxpayer will be footing the majority of a record £9.3-million ($11.3m) bill that was paid to wind farms not to run their giant turbines. On Friday, over 80 wind farms in England and Scotland were given “constraint payments” from…

Tracking the tinderbox: Stanford scientists map wildfire fuel moisture across western US

(Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences ) Researchers have developed a deep-learning model that maps fuel moisture levels in fine detail across 12 western states, opening a door for better fire predictions.


Caves tell us that Australia’s mountains are still growing

Research shows Buchan Caves to be about 3.5 million years old and that Victoria’s East Gippsland has remained tectonically active for long times, even into the present-day, which is why residents occasionally report earthquakes. Basically, the uplifting Southern Alps in New Zealand have made stress and strain on the Australian tectonic plate, stress that is then expressed as earthquakes and rising landscapes in Victoria. It’s rather amazing that the caves recorded this geological signal all the way from NZ.

‘Bee’ thankful for the evolution of pollen

(University of Missouri-Columbia) Over 80% of the world’s flowering plants must reproduce in order to produce new flowers, according to the US Forest Service. This process involves the transfer of pollen between plants by wind, water or insects called pollinators — including bumblebees. In a new study, researchers at the University of Missouri discovered spiny pollen — from a native wild dandelion species in the southern Rocky Mountains — has evolved to attach to traveling bumblebees.


But it’s a dry heat: Climate change and the aridification of North America

Discussions of drought often center on the lack of precipitation. But among climate scientists, the focus is shifting to include the growing role that warming temperatures are playing as potent drivers of greater aridity and drought intensification.

The Heroes Saving Our Closest Cousins From Extinction | Primates | BBC Earth

In the last 100 years, no primate species has gone extinct, but right now we are at risk of losing up to 60% of primate species. There are people who dedicate their lives to save our closest cousins.Subscribe: #Primates…

CUTE Orphan Orangutans Learn How To Climb | Primates | BBC Earth

These baby orangutans have lost their mothers, who would have taught them vital survival skills. This jungle school in Indonesia takes them in and prepares them for a life in the wild.Subscribe: #Orangutan #Primates #BabyAnimals Watch more:Planet Earth…

Exploring climate change impacts through popular proverbs

(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) The proverbs related to environmental issues traditionally used by the local population in rural areas of Spain are currently considered imprecise and unreliable due to climate change impacts. This is the result of a study carried out by the Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) that presents a novel way of using the local knowledge embodied in popular proverbs to explore climate change impacts at local scales.