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Vodka From Thin Air: An Unusual Climate Prize Hits a Coronavirus Snag – The New York Times

In 2017, Stafford Sheehan handed a friend an unusual bottle of booze. He had made it himself — but not the usual way. A chemical physicist, Dr. Sheehan had invented a process to make alcohol from carbon dioxide, the greenhouse…

Where the Virus and Climate Intersect – The New York Times

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Everything you know about hand-washing is probably wrong

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to wash your hands correctly, right? Wet, lather, rinse. For good measure, sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice while you’re scrubbing to make sure you washed for the full 20 seconds the…

For COP26, Climate Realism Is Better Than Climate Alarmism

Next November the “Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change” will meet in Glasgow, Scotland. There, they will hold their 26th conference to discuss how the countries of the world will deal with a perceived global warming “crisis.” This…

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A dam right across the North Sea

A 475-km-long dam between the north of Scotland and the west of Norway and another one of 160 km between the west point of France and the southwest of England could protect more than 25 million Europeans against the consequences of an expected sea level rise of several meters over the next few centuries.

A dam right across the North Sea

(Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research) A 475-km-long dam between the north of Scotland and the west of Norway and another one of 160 km between the west point of France and the southwest of England could protect more than 25 million Europeans against the consequences of an expected sea level rise of several meters over the next few centuries.

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Ancient meteorite site on Earth could reveal new clues about Mars’ past

Scientists have devised new analytical tools to break down the enigmatic history of Mars’ atmosphere — and whether life was once possible there. It could help astrobiologists understand the alkalinity, pH and nitrogen content of ancient waters on Mars, and by extension, the carbon dioxide composition of the planet’s ancient atmosphere.

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Big data could yield big discoveries in archaeology

Centuries of archaeological research on the Inca Empire has netted a veritable library of knowledge. But new digital and data-driven projects are proving that there is much more to discover about pre-colonial life in the Andes.

World faces ‘decisive decade’ to fix global warming, former UN climate chief says – Climate Home

The 2020s are the decisive decade for the world to avert the worst impacts of climate change in a peaceful revolution that rejects the type of “short-sighted” pro-coal policies embraced by US President Donald Trump, a key architect of the…