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No, Hunga-Tonga eruption won’t slow global warming – New Zealand Herald

It produced an ash cloud spanning hundreds of square kilometres – but scientists say it’s unlikely Hunga-Tonga’s big blow will put any dent in global warming. Image / JMA It produced an ash cloud spanning hundreds of square kilometres –…

Why Cats Love to Sit in Boxes – Even Fake Ones, According to Science

Most millennial cat owners will be familiar with the phrase “If I fits, I sits,” used so often to caption delightful online images of cats attempting to squeeze into a box, drawer, bag, bowl, or other container. But if no such object were there, would cats still try to inhabit, say, inside a picture of […]

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Hiltzik: The dawn of a new age for nuclear power? We hope not – Los Angeles Times

No one would have believed this possible only a few years ago, but nuclear energy has been creeping up in public estimation, despite its long record of unfulfilled promise and cataclysmic missteps. The impetus has come from government and big…

Glacier Blankets in Switzerland Highlight Global Disparities in Fighting Climate Change – State of the Planet

Ice cave facilities and ski resorts in Switzerland are covering their glaciers with blankets, known as geotextiles, to slow melting in a warming world. Although geotextiles have proven to be locally effective at slowing glacier melt, they have been criticized…

Make 2022 the year you become a climate influencer – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

In 2009, prior to taking office for his first term, the City of Miami’s mayor-elect held a news conference. When asked about the threat climate change posed to the city and how his administration might tackle the issue, Tomás Regalado…

Polar Bears forced to migrate from America to Russia because of climate change – Telegraph.co.uk

After two days driving through thick snow on America’s most northerly tip, we had seen no sign of polar bears. The beasts, locals warned, are moving to Russia.  “It wasn’t always like this,” said Herman Ahsoak, a whaling captain from…

Militaries must consider climate change. This British general is leading the way. – Washington Post – The Washington Post

GLASGOW, Scotland — It was July 2003, and Richard Nugee, a British army officer, was baking inside the sweltering brick building that Saddam Hussein’s sons used as a smuggler’s hideout. About this series Climate Visionaries highlights brilliant people around the…

What 2021 looked like for global climate change – The Indian Express

This year was a mixed bag for climate activists. There were devastating weather events that highlighted the dangers of a rapidly warming planet. Lockdown-induced blue skies and clear air that showed the potential for a cleaner future. Ambitious plans bookending…

Paving Virginia Over With Toxic Solar Slabs Is Bad Law

The ill-conceived Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) has created an enormous stampede of proposed solar projects. The lineup of “subsidy farms” in progress is breathtaking. It is also stupid. The numbers are incredible. Here are the ugly basics: 780 square…

Huge Supply of Water Discovered on Mars, Frozen at the Bottom of its Grand Canyon

Scientists peering into the depths of Mars’ own grand canyon have found that water makes up as much as 40% of the ground there, an enormous amount considering its near to the hot dry equator of the Red Planet. Covering 15,800 square miles (41,000 square kilometers), the area of water is larger than the Netherlands. […]

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