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News about Climate Change and our Planet


How did animals survive 'Snowball Earth'?

As humans heat up the Earth with greenhouse gases, we’re recreating an ancient climate unlike anything our species has ever seen. This is drawing more attention to the history of Earth’s climates, especially warm periods like the Pliocene Epoch, which…

Astronomers catch a comet outburst

Remember comet 46P/Wirtanen? It was a bright comet about this time last year. Around the time it swept near the Earth and sun, the comet entered the field of view NASA’s TESS planet-hunter. And boom! It underwent an outburst, caught by TESS.


MADRID: Carbon markets take center stage at U.N. conference

More than half the world’s countries plan to use carbon markets to help meet their emission targets under the Paris Agreement — a trend that could reduce the global cost of fighting climate change.

A Path to a Great Career, with a NAPA Apprenticeship Program

Learn how the accredited, paid technician program could help you set your career in motion. In the wake of a nationwide technician shortage, auto care centers are finding it hard to recruit and retain qualified auto techs. “When we would…

Is The Tesla Cybertruck Radical Enough? A Look At The Body Design Choices

When the CyberTruck came out on the stage, I was as shocked as everyone with the look of the vehicle. I was impressed by the specs and intrigued by Tesla’s ability to innovate in a direction nobody expected, structural efficiency of the body and frame. I was one of the few people, however, who expected a more radical surprise, like an autonomous interior without a steering wheel or cold air jets to fly over rough terrain. We may still get those in the future, but today I’m going to dive into the choices the Tesla team made and even ask if they considered something more out of the box than they released


Touchy Technology

Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released a report on Methodological and Technological Issues in Technology Transfer. While flawed this report will

New Cretaceous mammal fossil sheds light on evolution of middle ear

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) have reported a new species of multituberculate — a type of extinct Mesozoic rodent — with well-preserved middle ear bones from the Cretaceous Jehol Biota of China.


Forests face climate change tug of war

Increased carbon dioxide allows plants to photosynthesize more and use less water. But warmer temperatures drive plants to use more water and photosynthesize less. So, which force, CO2 fertilization or heat stress, wins this climate tug of war? It depends on whether forests and trees are able to adapt to their new environment.