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Oceans could return to a picture of health in just one generation

Our oceans face a number of threats, but if we act soon and act in concert, we can keep them healthy for future generations. (Photo: Nick Fewings [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr) Try to imagine the future as a tale of two…

NASA Data Shows No Greenland Warming, Melting In Nearly 100 Years

Recently I tweeted that according to NASA GHCN V3 data, three of four stations in Iceland saw no warming from 1922 – 2018: In Iceland, 3 of 4 stations have been a cooling or there has been no warming trend…

NASA sees tropical cyclone Irondro developing an eye

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) As Tropical Cyclone Irondro continues to move through the Southern Indian Ocean, NASA’s Terra satellite saw the storm developing an eye as it continued to intensify.

NASA-NOAA satellite catches Tropical Cyclone Harold develop near Solomon Islands

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean and provided forecasters with a visible image of newly formed Tropical Cyclone Harold. Harold formed near the Solomon Islands and now threatens Vanuatu, which has already issued some warnings.

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On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products

Chemists have created a hybrid system of bacteria and nanowires that captures energy from sunlight and transfers it to the bacteria to turn carbon dioxide and water into organic molecules and oxygen. On Earth, such a biohybrid could remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. On Mars, it would provide colonists with raw material to manufacture organic compounds ranging from fuels to drugs. The efficiency is greater than the photosynthetic efficiency of most plants.

Astronomers announce 100 new minor planets beyond Neptune

They’re called trans-Neptunian objects, or TNOs. Astronomers analyzed data from the Dark Energy Survey – which just completed 6 years of observations – to find over 100 new little worlds in the cold outer reaches of our solar system.