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Global warming, fires, and crime in Mexico and beyond – Brookings Institution

When a brush fire erupted near Tijuana in early September, a large part of the North American western coast was either on fire or at high risk of fire. The dramatic fire belt stretched from Canada to northern Mexico. Although…

Spectacular Venus-Regulus conjunction in early October!

Brilliant Venus, in and of itself, is worth getting up for, but the tantalizingly close encounter of Venus with the bright star Regulus won’t happen again for another 8 years. Start watching them now!

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Global Warming Hiatus Was Real, New Study Finds

A new analysis of global air temperature by researchers from Tongji University in Shanghai has cast light on the much-debated recent hiatus in global temperature. Writing in the Journal of Earth Science, the Chinese scientists say there was a rapid…

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Global Warming Hiatus Was Real, New Study Finds

A new analysis of global air temperature by researchers from Tongji University in Shanghai has cast light on the much-debated recent hiatus in global temperature. Writing in the Journal of Earth Science, the Chinese scientists say there was a rapid…

Global Warming Hiatus Was Real, New Study Finds

A new analysis of global air temperature by researchers from Tongji University in Shanghai has cast light on the much-debated recent hiatus in global temperature. Writing in the Journal of Earth Science, the Chinese scientists say there was a rapid…

Island-building in Southeast Asia created Earth’s northern ice sheets

Tectonic processes are thought to have triggered past ice ages, but how? A new analysis of mountain building in the maritime tropics of Southeast Asia attributes the last ice age, which reached a maximum 15,000 years ago, to increasing rock weathering in the rising island arc from Sumatra to New Guinea over the past 15 million years, with the first ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere appearing about 3 million years ago.

Scientists predict potential spread, habitat of invasive Asian giant hornet

Researchers have predicted how and where the Asian giant hornet, an invasive newcomer to the Pacific Northwest, popularly dubbed the ‘murder hornet,’ could spread and find ideal habitat, both in the United States and globally.

Jaws of death: USU Eastern paleontologist renames giant, prehistoric marine lizard

(Utah State University) Utah State University Eastern paleontologist Joshua Lively describes a new genus of mosasaur, Gnathomortis stadtmani, a marine lizard that roamed the oceans of North America toward the end of the Age of Dinosaurs.