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Map of Milky Way halo reveals dark matter ocean

The gravity of the Large Magellanic Cloud – one of the Milky Way’s satellite dwarf galaxies – is collecting stars behind it in a trail, like the wake from a boat, as it travels through our galaxy’s halo.

Small things can have a major effect on the prevention of biodiversity loss

(University of Helsinki) The population growth of an endangered butterfly species is greatest in habitats with microclimatic variability, demonstrates a study carried out collaboratively by the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Helsinki Institute of Life Science of the University of Helsinki as well as the Finnish Environment Institute.

Republicans ask why White House removed climate scientist – The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House Republicans are asking the White House for documents to explain why a scientist appointed by the Trump administration was removed from her post overseeing a government-wide report on climate change. Betsy Weatherhead, a career scientist…

Human behavior must be factored into climate change analyses

(Cornell University) A new Cornell University-led study examines how temperature affects fishing behavior and catches among inland fisher households in Cambodia, with important implications for understanding climate change.

Empowering citizens for successful energy transitions

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) The terms “co-creation” and “co-production”, which denote the possibility for laypeople to participate in decision-making processes that affect their lives, have been gaining popularity. A new IIASA-led study explored options for empowering citizens as a driver for moving from awareness about the need to transform energy systems to action and participation.

Bornean rajah scops owl rediscovered after 125 years

(Smithsonian National Zoological Park) The Bornean subspecies of Rajah scops owl (Otus brookii brookii), documented in the wild for the first time since 1892, may be its own unique species and deserving of a conservation designation. Published April 28 in The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center ecologist Andy Boyce reported the rediscovery and photographed this elusive subspecies in the mountainous forests of Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia.

There’s a new ‘organic’ food that fights global warming – The Keene Sentinel

The pandemic turbocharged many trends that were already underway when the coronavirus struck the U.S. early last year. One of them was consumer demand for food labeled “organic,” as shuttered restaurants and lockdowns forced many to see the contents of…

The Arctic is greening, but not enough to help climate change, study finds – CTV News

TORONTO — While the Arctic is growing greener with climate change, scientists warn that it is not greening fast enough to absorb very much carbon dioxide. According to new research from scientists at Boston University and University of California Irvine…

A Greener Arctic Will Not Halt Climate Change – AZoCleantech

The increasing proliferation of plant life in the Arctic may not be a massive difference-maker in the battle against global warming, new research reveals.  ​​​​​​​Image Credit: Vladimir Melnik/Shutterstock.com The image of the Arctic as a frozen wasteland could soon be a thing…