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Tool that more efficiently analyzes ocean color data will become part of NASA program

(Stevens Institute of Technology) Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed a new machine learning-powered platform, known as OC-SMART, that can process ocean color in satellite images 10 times faster than the world’s leading platform. The work, which will be adopted by NASA, is one of the first machine learning-based platforms in ocean color analysis that can process both coastal and open ocean regions globally to reveal data on sea health and the impact of climate change.

Can DeSantis Tackle Climate Change Without Admitting It’s Real? – Sierra Magazine

When Ron DeSantis was running for governor in 2018, he found himself in a quandary. On the one hand, the effects of climate change in Florida—increased flooding in coastal communities, more-active hurricane seasons, and the loss of wildlife habitat—had become…

ECB set to disappoint campaigners on climate change – Financial Times

The European Central Bank is likely to adopt a less aggressive approach to tackling climate change than many campaigners want. It will rely mostly on improved financial modelling and disclosure rather than green asset purchases, according to several top policymakers….

Biden’s New Dawn Of Net-Zero Is Looking Like A Dark Day For Labor

Last Labor Day, candidate Joe Biden made an impassioned pitch to leaders and members of the AFL-CIO, America’s largest labor federation. Stressing that “the great American middle class was built by unions,” he jabbed his finger in the air for…

Paper: Data Shows ‘Cheap’ Offshore Wind Power Claims Are False

A new paper from the Global Warming Policy Foundation shows that the cost of offshore wind power is high and barely falling. GWPF is calling for ministers and officials to come clean with the public. Since 2017, renewables advocates have…

Frigid Weather and Global Warming – The New York Times

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. A Times reporter explains the connection between frigid weather and global warming. Much of the Pacific Northwest is blanketed in snow. Texas continues to endure frigid weather and…

UNEP synthesis of scientific assessments provides blueprint to secure humanity’s future

(Terry Collins Assoc) The UN Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNEP launch “Making Peace with Nature,” a year-long synthesis of major UN scientific assessments. This summary underscores the level of emergency documented and reveals an intersection of common conclusions that clearly identify core policy change priorities.The new report also prescribes priority actions required of every major segment of society, from governments and the private sector to the general public, to begin making peace with Nature.

A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids – The New York Times

While analysts are still working to untangle all of the reasons behind Texas’ grid failures, some have also wondered whether the unique way the state manages its largely deregulated electricity system may have played a role. In the mid-1990s, for…

Reserve prices under scarcity conditions improve with a dynamic ORDC, new research finds

(Carnegie Mellon University) A new paper quantifies how better accounting for the temperature-dependent probability of large generator contingencies with time-varying dynamic ORDC construction improves reserve procurement. The paper, ‘Dynamic Operating Reserve Procurement Improves Scarcity Pricing in PJM,’ by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, was published in Energy Policy.

Comet or asteroid: What killed the dinosaurs and where did it come from?

(Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) It forever changed history when it crashed into Earth about 66 million years ago. The Chicxulub impactor, as it’s known, left behind a crater off the coast of Mexico that spans 93 miles and runs 12 miles deep.