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Climate change: Oceans hotter than ever before, new study reveals – DW (English)

The world’s oceans are warmer than ever — and they are getting warmer faster, according to a new report. In a development that provides yet further evidence of global warming, the study, published in the Chinese journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, found…

Prenatal Exposure to Flame Retardants Linked to Reading Problems

(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) A new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons suggests that prenatal exposure to flame retardants may increase the risk of reading problems.

Firestarters: Australia Has A Serious Firebug Crisis

According to my calculations and estimates, the number of individuals around Australia whose arson has contributed to the current bushfire crisis has now passed 200. This figure is not presented as a counter-argument to those who blame the fires on…

Cargo Port Profitability Depends On Global Warming – IcelandReview

A huge container port in North Iceland would only be profitable in 40-50 years – if global warming melts most of the sea ice in the arctic. Two Northeast Iceland municipalities plan to build an international container port in Finnafjörður…

2020 may be the year that young people finally decide who wins elections

In a discussion of the film “The Irishman” and its digitally de-aged actors, Nitsuh Abebe of The New York Times writes about the dominance of the baby boomers. Consider our nation: The president is in his 70s, as are his…

Contemplate the apex of the sun’s way

Our sun moves around the center of the galaxy, toward the star Vega. Astronomers call this motion the apex of the sun’s way. One circuit – about 230 million years – is called a cosmic year.

Old Farmer’s Almanac Vs. NOAA’s Winter Forecasts

Weather.com reported this week that massive winter storms of snow, ice, and freezing weather have wreaked havoc across the Midwest and Northeast. In addition, Weather.com reported that over 400 daily cold records were set since the cold flowed into the…