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Climate Change Is Accelerating: ‘Things Are Getting Worse’ – The New York Times

More devastating fires in California. Persistent drought in the Southwest. Record flooding in Europe and Africa. A heat wave, of all things, in Greenland. Climate change and its effects are accelerating, with climate related disasters piling up, season after season….

What's wrong with batteries?

We are a country that loves our electronic gadgets, but when it comes to keeping them charged, it gets complicated. The Sierra Club estimates about 5 billion batteries are purchased in the United States every year, but less than 10%…

Science around the planet uses images of earth from the space station

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Astronaut photography from the space station provides regional and global perspectives of land surfaces and what is changing on those land surfaces which is the basis for a variety of scientific research.

Drone captures the largest swarm of sea turtles ever filmed

[embedded content] Given that we are currently experiencing a global extinction crisis, the occasion to witness a large congregation of an endangered species is a rare and special opportunity indeed. So you can imagine how privileged biologist Vanessa Bézy must…

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Ostrich eggshell beads reveal 10,000 years of cultural interaction across Africa

Researchers present an expanded analysis of African ostrich eggshell beads, testing the hypothesis that larger beads signal the arrival of herders. The data reveals a more nuanced interpretation that provides greater insight into the history of economic change and cultural contact.

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A little prairie can rescue honey bees from famine on the farm

Scientists placed honey bee hives next to soybean fields in Iowa and tracked how the bees fared over the growing season. To their surprise, the bees did well for much of the summer. The colonies thrived and gained weight. But in August, the trend reversed. By mid-October, most of the honey was gone and the overwintering brood was malnourished, the team discovered. Placing the hives near restored prairies late in the season rescued them.

NASA space data can cut disaster response times, costs

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) According to a new study, emergency responders could cut costs and save time by using near-real-time satellite data along with other decision-making tools after a flooding disaster.

Ten Years After Climategate, Free Speech Still On Trial

Ten years ago this month, global warming was hacked. More than one thousand emails were stolen from a server at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit and stored on a Russian server for all the world to tip-toe…