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Greener aviation fuels create fewer contrails. Here’s what that means for global warming – ABC News

If you look up at the sky on a clear sunny day, chances are you’ll see fluffy white trails left behind by airplanes. Key points: Contrails are largely made of water vapour that comes out of aircraft engine exhaust When it’s…

Earth is now trapping an ‘unprecedented’ amount of heat, NASA says – The Washington Post

The study points to decreases in cloud cover and sea ice, which reflect solar energy back into space, and an increase in greenhouse gases emitted by humans, such as methane and carbon dioxide, as well as water vapor, which trap…

Climate change: What G7 leaders could have said but didn’t One of the greatest unmentionables – Down To Earth Magazine

One of the greatest unmentionables at climate summit after climate summit is just how badly we keep track of contributions to global warming. The four-day G7 summit in Cornwall ended with little cause for celebration from anyone worried about climate…

Underwater robot offers new insight into mid-ocean “twilight zone”

(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) An innovative underwater robot known as Mesobot is providing researchers with deeper insight into the vast mid-ocean region known as the “twilight zone.” Capable of tracking and recording high-resolution images of slow-moving and fragile zooplankton, gelatinous animals, and particles, Mesobot greatly expands scientists’ ability to observe creatures in their mesopelagic habitat with minimal disturbance.

Global warming may have already passed irreversible tipping point – Al Jazeera English

After the biggest-ever expedition to the Arctic, scientists warn point of no return on global warming may have already been reached. Global warning may have already passed an irreversible tipping point, the scientist who led the biggest-ever expedition to the…

Climate change: what G7 leaders could have said – but didn’t – The Conversation UK

The four-day G7 summit in Cornwall ended with little cause for celebration from anyone worried about climate change. Most of the pledges that emerged were relatively old news, with the UK repeating its promise of £500 million for ocean conservation…