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AOC: Working With Sanders Improved Biden’s Climate Policies

Democrat presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden, along with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), on Wednesday released recommendations for the party platform crafted by task forces set up by the former rivals, including far-left proposals intended to solve global warming. Rep. Alexandria…

Biden’s ‘Unity Platform’ Steals Bernie’s Far-Left Radical Agenda, Word For Word

In the clearest sign yet that former Vice President Joe Biden’s Democratic presidential campaign has been hijacked by the more radical Left-wing elements of the party, a so-called “Unity Platform” his campaign has produced mirrors that of former Democrat presidential…

New research will look at heat wave risks during pandemic

(National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) Scientists are launching a national study into whether the COVID-19 pandemic will amplify the public health risks of extreme heat.

Texas Tech evolutionary biologists look to bats for solution to COVID-19

(Texas Tech University) Thanks to a grant through the National Science Foundation’s Rapid Response Research (RAPID) funding mechanism, Diana Moreno Santillán and David Ray will investigate how immune system genes and immune responses differ between bats and humans as well as how the specific proteins associated with SARS-CoV-2 in bats differ from the human versions of the same proteins.

20 miles of Seattle streets will soon close permanently to most cars

Seattle, a city well-known for its embrace of sustainable transportation initiatives, is moving to permanently close 20 miles of streets to nonessential traffic. The move, expected to take effect at the end of May, is the next phase for neighborhood…

We could learn a lot from the humble flower

Despite their stunningly intelligent design, flowers occasionally suffer a breakdown. A blossom might get nicked by a stiff breeze or crushed by a falling branch. A passing animal may check to see if it’s worth eating. Sometimes, a stalk may…

9 interesting facts about the Nile River

The Nile is one of the most famous rivers anywhere on our planet, and rightfully so. While all rivers are important for people and wildlife who live nearby, the Nile looms especially large, both literally and figuratively. Here are a…

NASA space data can cut disaster response times, costs

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) According to a new study, emergency responders could cut costs and save time by using near-real-time satellite data along with other decision-making tools after a flooding disaster.

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Kilauea lava fuels phytoplankton bloom off Hawai’i Island

When Kilauea Volcano erupted in 2018, it injected millions of cubic feet of molten lava into the nutrient-poor waters off the Big Island of Hawai’i. The lava-impacted seawater contained high concentrations of nutrients that stimulated phytoplankton growth, resulting in an extensive plume of microbes that was detectable by satellite.