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Survey finds American support for human-animal chimera research

In September 2015, the US National Institutes of Health placed a funding moratorium on research that involves introducing human pluripotent stem cells into animal embryos. To assess attitudes on human-animal chimeric embryo research, investigators conducted a survey among 430 Americans. The results of the survey found that 82% of people are supportive of at least some parts of this research.

Fact Check: Joe Biden Claims He Doesn’t Support Green New Deal

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed to not support the Green New Deal during Tuesday’s presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. VERDICT: FALSE. Biden’s own campaign website describes the Green New Deal as a “crucial framework” in combating what it…

Predator-prey interaction study reveals more food does not always mean more consumption

(NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center) Decades of data allow researchers at the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center to look at predator-prey interactions in a different way: among multiple species throughout the water column. They have developed an unusually rich picture of who is eating whom off the Northeastern United States.

John McCormick: Global Warming Solutions Act needs backup – vtdigger.org

Editor’s note: This commentary is by John McCormick, of Bristol, who has a 30-year background working with NGOs in Washington, D.C., where he also volunteered for homelessness organizations. The Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) became law, on Sept. 22, when…

Mixing of the planet’s ocean waters is slowing down, speeding up global warming, study finds – Washington Post

The reduced up and down mixing is expected to have sweeping implications beyond just accelerating global warming. It is projected to increase energy available to hurricanes and other storms, reduce essential nutrients for fish in upper ocean layers and diminish…

Untapped potential exists for blending hydropower, floating solar panels

Hybrid systems of floating solar panels and hydropower plants may hold the technical potential to produce a significant portion of the electricity generated annually across the globe, according to a new analysis.

EPA Warns California: Ban On Gas-Powered Cars Possibly Illegal

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Monday warned in a letter sent to California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) that his executive order banning gas-powered vehicles may be unlawful, Reuters reports. Wheeler wrote that Newsom’s plan “raises serious questions regarding its legality…

Politics

CONGRESS: Panel takes up bill to tap FEMA fund for pandemic, disasters

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will consider a bill tomorrow that would give states billions of dollars from the federal disaster fund to help them pay for emergency costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters such that strike this year.