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Driving transformation with laser-guided autonomous vehicles

See how the machines are making work safer at one Georgia-Pacific plant in Crossett, Ark. Nobody – and nothing – is perfect. As Georgia-Pacific master technician Mike Cooper learned, sometimes even a gigantic rolling robot can benefit from a little…

Dunsmuir Elementary students take on global warming – Mount Shasta Herald

DES teachers Rami White and Kathleen Shirley went to the aquarium for training on climate issues and with the tools and resources provided, they are teaching their sixth through eighth grade students how to make changes to help support their…

Watch: Antifa, Extinction Rebellion Violently Clash With Police At Climate Strike

At least three activists were arrested by police in London during the annual “Climate Strike.” Student climate change activists, Extinction Rebellion and Antifa took to the streets of London on Friday, joining “Climate Strike” protests across the world, shouting slogans…

Climate summit calls for urgent action after Australia’s fire-hit summer

The megafires of Australia’s summer “are a harbinger of life and death on a hotter Earth”, a climate summit has said in a forceful declaration for urgent and dramatic climate action. The Climate Emergency Summit, held in Melbourne this week…


Rajendra Pachauri, 79, Dies; Led Nobel-Winning Climate Agency – The New York Times

Rajendra K. Pachauri, a charismatic voice on the risks of global warming who led the United Nations’ climate science agency when it won the Nobel Peace Prize, but whose career ended amid accusations of sexual harassment, died on Thursday at…

Leaking away essential resources isn’t wasteful, actually helps cells grow

(University of Tokyo) Experts have been unable to explain why cells from bacteria to humans leak essential chemicals necessary for growth into their environment. New mathematical models reveal that leaking metabolites — substances involved in the chemical processes to sustain life with production of complex molecules and energy — may provide cells both selfish and selfless benefits.


Stinging water mystery solved: Jellyfish can sting swimmers, prey with ‘mucus grenades’

In warm coastal waters around the world, swimmers can often spot large groups of jellyfish pulsing on the seafloor. It is best to avoid areas that upside-down jellyfish inhabit: getting close can lead to irritating stings, even without contact. Researchers have taken a close look at the cause of this mysterious ‘stinging water.’ Now, a team of scientists reports on the culprit — a toxin-filled mucus the jellyfish release into the water.

The curious case of the disappearing snakes

(Michigan State University) A Michigan State University- and University of Maryland-led study featured on the cover of this week’s Science magazine should sound alarm bells regarding the “biodiversity crisis” or the loss of wildlife around the world.