‘Half-baked, half-hearted’: critics ridicule UK’s long-awaited climate strategy
The UK’s new energy plan unveiled on Thursday is a missed opportunity full of “half-baked, half-hearted” policies that do not go far enough to power Britain’s climate goals, according to green business groups and academics. The 1,000-page strategy has been…
Vanuatu Island Poised To Take Specious Climate Claims To The Hague
According to Axios, the United Nations (UN) is poised to approve a resolution from the small island nation of Vanuatu to bring a case for climate change-related damages before the International Court of Criminal Justice in (ICCJ) the Hague. Such…
Thorpe votes with Coalition on Indigenous land council inquiry – as it happened
From 10h ago The independent senator, Lidia Thorpe, has voted with the Coalition for a motion to inquire into Indigenous bodies including land councils. The motion was defeated 30 votes to 29. In January Guardian Australia revealed that Thorpe put…
Participating in Group Sports Can Offset High Stress and Contribute to Academic Competence During Challenges
A new study found that having an active sporting hobby offset stress and contributed to academic competence even during the COVID-19 lockdowns. The effect was calculated during the so-called two weeks to flatten the curve, and the researchers believe the observed effect was robust enough to be applicable in future periods of societal disruption. Researchers […]
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Terminator zones and the search for life
A new study shows that exoplanet terminator zones – regions on worlds with permanent day and night sides – might be able to support life.
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Find Omega Centauri, using Spica as a guide
Omega Centauri is the largest globular star cluster visible to the eye alone. In the spring, the star Spica can lead you to the giant globular cluster.
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Indian rocket launch completes OneWeb satellite constellation
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched 36 satellites for the OneWeb internet constellation on March 26, 2023.
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‘Rewilding’ Parts of the Planet Could Have Big Climate Benefits – InsideClimate News
Restoring populations of land and marine animals in targeted “rewilding” zones would speed up biological carbon pumps that remove carbon dioxide from the air and sequester the greenhouse gas where it doesn’t harm the climate, new research shows. An international…
Teens Say They Have New Proof for 2,000-Year-Old Mathematical Theorem, a Method Scholars Thought Impossible
Two New Orleans high school students claim to have solved a 2,000-year-old puzzle in mathematics, which scientists are saying should be submitted to peer review. Calcea Johnson and Ne’Kiya Jackson from St. Mary’s Academy presented their findings to a meeting of the American Mathematics Society in which they explain they were able to prove Pythagoras’ […]
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Want to sequester carbon? Save wild animals – Grist
As the world increasingly turns toward natural climate solutions like reforestation and grassland restoration to sequester carbon, it may be overlooking a crucial ally: animals. Protecting existing populations and restoring others to their natural habitats often improves the natural capture…