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Depressing Study Shows a Big Issue With Using Cloud Seeding to Solve Global Warming – ScienceAlert

The clouds that hang low and thick in our sky, reflecting sunlight back out into space, are melting into thin air as the world warms. The loss will not only trigger greater climate changes than we expected, but new research…

Government Transparency Should Be Welcomed, Not Shunned Or Suppressed

Ballot harvesting, behind-the-curtains ballot counting, and other hijinks have made transparency a critical issue this election year. Meanwhile, as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency celebrates its fiftieth birthday, political battles continue to rage over the extent of public, executive and…

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Plastic pollution is everywhere. Study reveals how it travels

A study reveals the mechanism by which microplastics, like Styrofoam, and particulate pollutants are carried long distances through soil and other porous media, with implications for preventing the spread and accumulation of contaminants in food and water sources.

Plastic pollution is everywhere. Study reveals how it travels

A study reveals the mechanism by which microplastics, like Styrofoam, and particulate pollutants are carried long distances through soil and other porous media, with implications for preventing the spread and accumulation of contaminants in food and water sources.

What is the Common Era?

If you encounter a date in the CE (Common Era) or BCE (Before Common Era) format, don’t fret. They mean exactly the same thing as AD (anno Domini) and BC (before Christ).

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Global food production emissions ‘would put Paris agreement out of reach’

Our diets and agricultural production around the world are so carbon-intensive that emissions from the global food system alone would be enough to put the Paris climate goals out of reach, even if all the other major sources of emissions…

How Jupiter’s moon Io gets its hellish atmosphere

Hot, active volcanoes produce almost half of Jupiter’s moon Io’s sulfur atmosphere, according to new observations using the ALMA telescope. The rest comes from cold sulfur deposits that freeze on the surface, then sublimate in sunlight.

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Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline | Tom Griffiths

What has been the most shocking event of 2020? Was it awakening on New Year’s Day to more news of terror in Australia’s southern forests, to the realisation that the future was suddenly here, that this spring and summer of…

Jury duty for global warming: citizen groups help solve the puzzle of climate action – Science Magazine

The 110 members of the U.K. Climate Assembly were randomly selected. FABIO DE PAOLA/PA WIRE By Cathleen O’GradyOct. 29, 2020 , 1:45 PM Until recently, Sue Peachey, an apartment building manager in Bath, U.K., didn’t think much about climate change….

Models for potential precursors of cells endure simulated early-Earth conditions

Membraneless compartments — models for a potential step in the early evolution of cells — have been shown to persist or form, disappear, and reform in predictable ways through multiple cycles of dehydration and rehydration.