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The human imperative of stabilizing global climate change at 1.5°C – Science Magazine

The need to stabilize global climate Climate change will be the greatest threat to humanity and global ecosystems in the coming years, and there is a pressing need to understand and communicate the impacts of warming, across the perspectives of…

Trump:  We’re Stripping California’s Right to Set Tougher Auto Standards

Auto industry experts say the uncertainty would likely dampen the market for electric vehicles.  Nine other states could lose their tougher rules, too. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration would strip California of its authority to enact the…

If you want the health benefits of tomatoes, keep your meatballs away from the spaghetti

So, what’s the forecast for dinner? Spaghetti with a chance of meatballs? Here’s the thing: As yummy as those meatballs — or lentil or what-have-you balls — are, they may actually steal the nutritional thunder of tomatoes. According to a…

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Dust from a giant asteroid crash caused an ancient ice age

About 466 million years ago, long before the age of the dinosaurs, the Earth froze. The seas began to ice over at the Earth’s poles, and new species evolved with the new temperatures. The cause of this ice age was a mystery, until now: a new study argues that the ice age was caused by global cooling, triggered by extra dust in the atmosphere from a giant asteroid collision in outer space.

The hard truths of climate change — by the numbers – Nature.com

The hard truths of climate change — by the numbersNatureShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via E-MailShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via E-MailNature BriefingSpringerNature Current issue PDF version A family eats near a coal-fired power plant in China. Coal supplies nearly…

Global warming makes it harder for birds to mate, study finds – EurekAlert

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and University of Porto (CIBIO-InBIO) shows how global warming could reduce the mating activity and success of grassland birds. The study examined the threatened grassland bird Tetrax tetrax, or little…

Carp aquaculture in Neolithic China dating back 8,000 years

Researchers analyzed fish bones excavated from the Early Neolithic Jiahu site in Henan Province, China. By comparing the body-length distributions and species-composition ratios of the bones with findings from East Asian sites with present aquaculture, the researchers provide evidence of managed carp aquaculture at Jiahu dating back to 6200-5700 BC.

New study shows common carp aquaculture in Neolithic China dating back 8,000 years

(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) In a recent study, an international team of researchers analyzed fish bones excavated from the Early Neolithic Jiahu site in Henan Province, China. By comparing the body-length distributions and species-composition ratios of the bones with findings from East Asian sites with present aquaculture, the researchers provide evidence of managed carp aquaculture at Jiahu dating back to 6200-5700 BC.