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Climate change presents new challenges for the drinking water supply

Rising temperatures in Germany’s largest drinking water reservoir present new challenges for the drinking water supply. According to a group of researchers, the impacts of this increase can be alleviated by mitigating climate change and applying new management strategies.

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New clues shed light on importance of Earth’s ice sheets

(Florida State University) Researchers examining subglacial waters both from Antarctica and Greenland found that these waters have higher concentrations of important, life-sustaining elements than previously thought, answering a big unknown for scientists seeking to understand the Earth’s geochemical processes.

U.S.-European mission launches to monitor the world’s oceans

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite will extend a nearly 30-year continuous dataset on sea level collected by an ongoing collaboration of U.S. and European satellites while enhancing weather forecasts and providing detailed information on large-scale ocean currents to support ship navigation near coastlines.

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Cloud Seeding: Does It Prevent Global Warming or Worsens It? – Science Times

Cloud seeding has been used in many countries to enhance precipitation, dissipate fog, and modify hurricanes. It can be done by humans and can also occur naturally. But this method is controversial for many reasons. Clouds protect the planet by reflecting…

Rare species of small cats inadequately protected

The Indian subcontinent is a hotspot for wild felines. A new study now shows that only 6-11 per cent of the areas where three rare cat species have their habitat are protected. Lack of knowledge about these species has been an obstacle to understanding their needs for reserves.

Squad Member Wants Green New Deal Included In Any COVID Relief Bills

As Democrat leaders in both chambers of Congress continue to stall progress on the passage of another COVID relief package, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) added another provision to the “liberal wish-list.” A member of the “squad” in the House of…

Global Warming Still An Issue Despite Greenhouse Gas Reductions, Study Says – EP Magazine

Global Warming Still An Issue Despite Greenhouse Gas Reductions, Study Says A new study featured in the Scientific Report details the irreversible state of global warming. By Nikki Johnson Bolden Nov 20, 2020 A study published in Scientific Reports says…

Turning waste plastic into carbon nanotubes to transmit electricity

(Swansea University) Scientists at Swansea University are extracting carbon atoms found in waste plastics and turning them into a nanotube format that can be used for the transmission of electricity. They are producing plastic electric cables without the copper wire inside them, which can be used in residential and industrial construction.The Welsh government is investing in the plastics upscaling project, which has the potential to create highly-skilled jobs in Wales.

Today’s catastrophic concerns shaped by past interactions between science, culture

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) “Catastrophic Thinking” may seem a title well timed for 2020, given its global pandemic, wildfires and hurricanes. David Sepkoski’s new book, however, is not a doomsday warning for the future, but a history of how concerns about threats to the planet and the human race came to be. He travels “from Darwin to the Anthropocene” to examine how science and culture have interacted to shape those views, especially on extinction and the value of diversity.

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Red Cross says global warming poses greater threat than COVID-19 | TheHill – The Hill

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said in a report released Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic that global warming is an even “bigger catastrophe” that “has been building for many decades.” In its 2020 World…