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Swiss Scheme Demonstrates Successful Peer-To-Peer Trading Of Solar PV

Trading excess generation with neighbors is no longer science fiction, writes independent energy expert Fereidoon Sioshansi, publisher of the newsletter EEnergy Informer. An experiment in Switzerland shows that peer-to-peer trading is ready to be scaled up

Carpet weavers of Himachal Pradesh an unusual casualty of global warming – Livemint

KANGRA: You will not find anyone here, they left last month,” said Ramesh Chand about other shepherds in his mountain village. At 49, Chand is among a handful of men left in Kareri, near the town of Dharamshala in Himachal…

Ocasio-Cortez Blames Climate Change For Everglades Brush Fire

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) joined others on the left in citing climate change Tuesday as a cause of a brush fire in the Florida Everglades ahead of the first debates in the Democratic presidential primary in Miami this week. Ocasio-Cortez…

10 reasons making music is good for your brain

Turns out Mom and Dad were right: those piano lessons and the endless hours in school band practice were good for you. From making you smarter, to diminishing the effects of brain aging, to improving emotional stability, it seems that…

Huge freshwater aquifer found under the ocean

Scientists have found a giant aquifer under the Northeastern U.S., estimated to hold at least 670 cubic miles of freshwater. If it was on the surface, they say, it would create a lake spanning 15,000 square miles, which is twice…

Extinction Rebellion protester convicted of public order offence

The first person to face trial over the Extinction Rebellion protests in April has been found guilty of a minor public order offence for blocking a road in central London. Angie Zelter, 68, was given a conditional discharge at Hendon…

Scientists Suggest Turning Methane Into Carbon Dioxide Could Reduce Global Warming – Forbes

A group of climate researchers from Stanford University have proposed that an effort to turn one of the worst greenhouse gases, methane, into carbon dioxide – not the worst greenhouse, but much more abundant – could still work out positive for the…

How octopus arms make decisions

Researchers studying the behavior and neuroscience of octopuses have long suspected that the animals’ arms may have minds of their own. A new model is the first attempt at a comprehensive representation of information flow between the octopus’s suckers, arms and brain, based on previous research in octopus neuroscience and behavior, and new video observations conducted in the lab.

A new material that's part plastic and part rock is forming on this Portuguese island

Ignacio Gestoso first found signs of plastic-infused rocks during a 2016 visit to Madeira. (Photo: Ignacio Gestoso) You know we have a problem when our plastic pollution starts becoming a permanent fixture of the planet’s geology. And that seems to…