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The latest findings on the MOSAiC floe

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) The New Siberian Islands were the birthplace of the MOSAiC floe: the sea ice in which the research vessel Polarstern is now drifting through the Arctic was formed off the coast of the archipelago, which separates the East Siberian Sea and the Laptev Sea to the north of Siberia, in December 2018.

How do fireworks get their colors?

Many, perhaps most, fireworks displays have been canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Still, it’s fun to contemplate the fact that the beautiful colors in fireworks – so good at stirring our emotions – are created by chemistry.

Are New Extreme Global Warming Projections Correct? – EcoWatch

By Jeff Berardelli For the past year, some of the most up-to-date computer models from the world’s top climate modeling groups have been “running hot” – projecting that global warming may be even more extreme than earlier thought. Data from…

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GERMANY: Activists protest coal plans at Merkel party HQ

Environmental activists scaled the headquarters of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party and covered the building in black drapes yesterday to protest parts of the government’s plan to close coal-fired power stations.

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FINANCE: Exxon under pressure to release private outlook

America’s biggest oil companies are coming under increasing pressure from climate-conscious investors to disclose their long-term forecasts for crude prices as the COVID-19 pandemic injects fresh uncertainty into the demand outlook for fossil fuels.