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Think climate change isn’t ‘click-worthy’? These bots disagree. – Grist

When you hear about bots in the news, it’s usually something bad. Bots, bits of software designed to perform routine tasks for their human creators, are often associated with scam calls, fake social media accounts, or spreading disinformation, even though…

Biden and G7 Announce Progress on Climate Change with One Major Failure – Mother Jones – Mother Jones

Smoke rises from a factory as a truck loaded with cars crosses a bridge in Paris.AP Photo/Michel Euler, File Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap…

Steven Klafka: Airport expansion fuels global warming | Opinion | –

Dear Editor: It was ironic news that Madison had secured the nation’s first electric fire engine while at the same time the county airport announced its $85 million expansion. We hope the fire engine will help us reduce greenhouse gas…

Soil microbes metabolize the same polyphenols found in chocolate, wine

(Colorado State University) A research team led by Kelly Wrighton, associate professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, has uncovered new insights into the role of polyphenols in the soil microbiome, known as a black box for its complexity. They proffer an updated theory that soils – much like the human gut – can be food sources for the microbes that live there.

From burglar alarms to black hole detectors

(University of Groningen) Last year, Anupam Mazumdar, a physicist from the University of Groningen, proposed an experiment that could conclusively prove whether gravity is a quantum phenomenon. In a new article, published on June 4, 2021 in Physical Review Research, he describes how two types of noise could be reduced and suggests that quantum interference could be applied in the production of a sensitive instrument that could detect movements of objects ranging from butterflies to burglars and black holes.

Another Mass Protest Looms Over Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline In Minnesota

The biggest pipeline protest since Dakota Access is taking shape in northern Minnesota, where opponents are seeking to mobilize thousands of protesters to disrupt construction on the Alberta-to-Wisconsin project known as Line 3. Enbridge Energy, the Canadian company that owns…

Researchers Have Found That Listening to Natural Sounds Like Running Water Benefits Human Health

Beyond the visual beauty of their protected landscapes, U.S. National Parks also contain natural soundscapes that have the potential to create desirable health outcomes in people. This finding is part of a large, recently published meta-analysis examining the impact of natural audio on visitors’ biomarkers—which looked at dozens of different scientific papers on the subject. […]

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Column: E-bikes fight climate change — at a penny a mile. California can help. – Desert Sun

In front of an electric vehicle showroom in Sacramento last September, Gov. Gavin Newsom pledged to end the sales of gasoline-powered vehicles in California by 2035 to help meet the state’s climate goals. In May, he raised the stakes by…

Reaping the benefits of noise

(AMOLF) Signals can be amplified by an optimum amount of noise, but this so-called stochastic resonance is a fragile phenomenon. Experimental AMOLF research shows that stochastic resonance becomes robust to variations in the signal frequency when systems have memory. This has implications in many fields of physics and energy technology. In particular, the scientists numerically show that introducing slow non-linearity in a mechanical oscillator harvesting energy from noise can increase its efficiency by tenfold.