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Climate summit calls for urgent action after Australia’s fire-hit summer

The megafires of Australia’s summer “are a harbinger of life and death on a hotter Earth”, a climate summit has said in a forceful declaration for urgent and dramatic climate action. The Climate Emergency Summit, held in Melbourne this week…

The ‘Climate Emergency’ Is A Threat To Democracy

One week, it’s that old Malthusian David Attenborough telling us ‘the moment of crisis has come’. The next it’s that young Malthusian Greta Thunberg telling us ‘our house is still on fire’ and ‘inaction is fuelling the flames’. Both express…

A sustainable new material for carbon dioxide capture

(Chalmers University of Technology) In a joint research study from Sweden, scientists from Chalmers University of Technology and Stockholm University have developed a new material for capturing carbon dioxide. The new material offers many benefits — it is sustainable, has a high capture rate, and has low operating costs. The research has been published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Why we can't stop thinking about warp drive

Debuting in 1966, ‘Star Trek’ made the universe seem like a much smaller place — thanks, in part, to the time- and space-bending power of the warp drive. (Photo: Willrow Hood/Shutterstock.com) Could we someday fire up a warp engine —…

Do fish feel pain?

As a species, we may moan about it louder, but we hardly have the exclusive rights to pain. We’ve certainly seen a dog nursing a wound. Or a deer calling out in distress. But many animals suffer in silence, and…

Everything you wanted to know about Electric Vehicles but were afraid to ask

By Ted Cannis, Global Director, Electrification, Ford Motor Company A prototype Ford electric vehicle testing in frigid, snowy conditions. As the head of electrification for Ford, the questions I get from family, friends and colleagues about electric vehicles run the…

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP tracks fire and smoke from two continents

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Wherever fires are burning around the world NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite’s Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) can track the smoke and aerosols. On Sept. 13, 2019, data from OMPS revealed aerosols and smoke from fires over both South America and North America.

Tim Melling – Hen Harrier

Tim writes: according to the RSPB, 2019 was a record year for Hen Harriers in England with 33 young fledged from 9 nests. But it is within my memory that 30 pairs nested in Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland alone. Nine…