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Animals lose fear of predators rapidly after they start encountering humans

Most wild animals show a suite of predator avoidance behaviors such as vigilance, freezing, and fleeing. But these are quickly reduced after the animals come into contact with humans through captivity, domestication, or urbanization, according to a new study.

Tesla Giga Texas Will Be Colossal, Plans Start Trickling Out

In Austin, Texas, Tesla is planning to create not just another Gigafactory, but a massive one. For weeks, construction has been going on to build the $1.1 billion factory. And just recently, Tesla filed a site plan that gives us a glimpse of just how large this new factory will be

Indian monsoon can be predicted better after volcanic eruptions

(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) Large volcanic eruptions can help to forecast the monsoon over India – the seasonal rainfall that is key for the country’s agriculture and thus for feeding one billion people. As erratic as they are, volcanic eruptions improve the predictability, an Indian-German research team finds. What seems to be a paradox is in fact due to a stronger coupling between the monsoon over large parts of South and South-East Asia and the El Niño phenomenon after an eruption.

House overrides Scott’s veto of Global Warming Solutions Act – vtdigger.org

659 Shares Gov. Phil Scott speaks with state Rep. Laura Sibilia, I-Dover, at center, and Meg Streeter of the Windham Regional Commission. Sibilia led the House effort to override Scott’s veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act. Photo by Jim…

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Climate change impacts astronomical observations

Already, climate change is having an impact on the conditions of space observation at the Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert. In future, new telescopes will have to be adapted to the expected changes, a new study.

Biden’s Green-Energy Plan Could Wipe Out 5M Blue-Collar Jobs

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden just can’t get his story straight on his green energy promises. In Pittsburgh, in front of union workers last month, he declared: “I am not banning fracking. Let me say that again. I am not banning…

Climate change impacts astronomical observations

(University of Cologne) Already, climate change is having an impact on the conditions of space observation at the Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert. In future, new telescopes will have to be adapted to the expected changes, a study in ‘Nature Astronomy’ finds.