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Rare Singing Hummingbird Unexpectedly Rediscovered in Colombia Cloaked in Iridescent Blue and Green

A hummingbird species was rediscovered in Colombia after scientists had recorded no documented sightings for over 13 years. It was only the third time that a sighting of the Santa Marta sabrewing had been documented since it was first described by science in 1946. The rare sabrewing was included on a list of the ‘top […]

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Climate change is intensifying the water cycle, bringing more powerful storms and flooding – here’s what the science shows – The Conversation

Powerful storm systems triggered flash flooding across the U.S. in late July, inundating St. Louis neighborhoods with record rainfall and setting off mudslides in eastern Kentucky, where at least 16 people died in flooding. Another deluge in Nevada flooded the…

Guest Column – Questions related to global warming – Portland Press Herald – Press Herald

I’m a retired pastor, but my undergraduate degree was environmental science (Penn State, ’74). Back then, water vapor was considered the prominent green house gas. Several years ago, I wondered, where has it gone? I took an afternoon to read…

Eating less food from animal sources is key to reducing the risk of wildlife-origin diseases and global warming – The Conversation Indonesia

The world is at greater risk of infectious diseases that originate in wildlife because people are encroaching on tropical areas of wilderness to feed livestock and hunt wild animals. Tropical deforestation and over-hunting are also at the root of global…

Global warming study: 5-year droughts could become the norm | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis – 朝日新聞デジタル

“Unprecedented” droughts lasting for at least five years will hit several regions around the world by mid-century if nothing is done to curb global warming, an international team of scientists warned. The researchers from Japan, Europe, the United States and…

Revolutionary Filter Uses Moss to Capture Pollutants And Microplastics Before You Drink Them

Design students in Colombia have harnessed the porousness of moss to design a water filter that can trap microplastics. Over the two-month product life of the filter, it can trap 80 grams of microplastics, sparing the drinker’s biology from consuming the equivalent of 16 credit cards. The design comes from the remarkable ecosystem high in […]

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