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NASA selects 16 futuristic space technology concepts

NASA has selected 16 cool new futuristic space technology concepts for further study. Four of them are from NASA’s own Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), including a railway system on the moon to move cargo.

Climate change vs agriculture: Can one farming method—conventional, organic or agroecology—help slow global warming? – Genetic Literacy Project

Climate change and agriculture appear joined at the hip. Agriculture—through methane, carbon dioxide, and land use—has had an impact on the global climate. And climate change—through drought, heat, and pests—will have an impact on agriculture, reducing yields and making farming…

In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech | Greenbiz – GreenBiz

This article originally appeared on the author’s personal blog, and was written in that capacity. Italics are the author’s. The only sure path to stop climate change is to zero out greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible. That’s it. As…

Low-level thinning can help restore redwood forests without affecting stream temperatures

(Oregon State University) CORVALLIS, Ore. – Selectively cutting trees in riparian zones to aid forest restoration can be done without adversely affecting streams’ water temperature as long as the thinning isn’t too intensive, new research by Oregon State University shows.

Climate change and the future of the Granite State –

By Jack Hurley New Hampshire is a wonderful place to live. For now, we are fortunate to have an abundant variety of mutually beneficial ecosystems, including forests, mountains, wetlands, lakes, rivers, and the ocean. Together they support essential plant and…

New Study Advances the Science of Arctic Climate “Warning” – Bowdoin News

Rusack Professor of Environmental Studies and Earth and Oceanographic Science Phil Camill  “So we have a big frozen carbon pool that could be mobilized into the atmosphere if it thaws and warms,” Camill said. For the past two decades, scientists have…

A Climate-Conscious Lent: Global warming in 3 grim numbers – National Catholic Reporter

Editor’s note: In his Lenten “Reflections on the Care of Creation,” Fr. Emmet Farrell examines our impact on the planet and our responsibility, as people of faith, for our common home. You can sign up here to receive Fr. Farrell’s reflections…

Spanish City is Squeezing Green Electricity From Leftover Oranges

Seville: home to palaces, oranges, and now, a brilliant civic recycling innovative that will see millions of tons of fruit being turned into electricity. When the spring air lies thick with the smell of orange blossoms and the city is at its most beautiful, most non-residents will be unaware that many of the 5.7 million […]

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Climate change-driven snowmelt in Alps triggers abrupt seasonal change – EurekAlert

IMAGE: Winter and summer at the field site, Hohe Mut, high up in the Austrian Alps. Photo credit: Richard Bardgett view more  Credit: Richard Bardgett Spring snowmelt in the Alps is occurring earlier in the year due to climate change and…