New Brain Implant Device Could Restore Function in Paralyzed Limbs
A brain implant that can restore arm and leg movements has been developed by British scientists to boost connections between neurons and the paralyzed limbs, offering hope to accident victims. The device combines flexible electronics and human stem cells â the bodyâs âreprogrammableâ master cells â to better integrate with the nerve and drive limb […]
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Calif. Senate Passes Bill To Punish Oil Companies For High Pump Prices
A first-in-the-nation bill to punish oil companies for profiting from price spikes at the pump breezed through the California Senate on Thursday at the urging of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, the first major vote in an effort to pass the…
UK planning to launch watered down net zero strategy in oil capital Aberdeen
The government is planning to launch its revamped net zero strategy from the UK’s oil and gas capital, Aberdeen, in a clear signal of its intention to boost the fossil fuel industry while cutting key green measures, the Guardian has…
German Govt In Crisis For Opposing EU Ban On Combustion Engines
A clash over climate protection measures is threatening to unravel Germany’s three-party governing alliance after the Green party accused its liberal coalition partners of gambling away the country’s reputation by blocking an EU-wide phase-out of internal combustion engines in cars….
Researchers Develop Water Treatment that Zaps ‘Forever Chemicalsâ for Good
There’s been a lot of talk recently about so-called “forever chemicals” and how our society can use new technologies to remove these old toxins from the water and soils of our world. A new solution from the Univ. of British Columbia can both filter out and then destroy these forever chemicals, purifying water resources cheaply […]
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Rep. Mark Higley: Why I proposed repealing the Global Warming Solutions Act – VTDigger
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Forget geoengineering. We need to stop burning fossil fuels. Right now | Rebecca Solnit
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, one of which dropped this week, are formidably researched and profoundly important, but they mostly reinforce what we already know: human-produced greenhouse gases are rapidly and disastrously changing the planet, and unless…
Here is the science behind unseasonal rains and hailstorms that flattened crops in India
Global warming, weak western disturbances and strong subtropical jet stream are to be blamed, say experts
Brazil’s President Makes Good on Campaign Promise to Evict Miners from Indigenous Reserves in the Amazon
When President ‘Lula’ da Silva took office this year in Brazil, many environmental and indigenous rights groups hoped he would fulfill campaign promises of better protection for the Amazon rainforest and the people who live there. Nearly four months into his tenure and early signs are that Lula was telling the truth, as Brazilian police […]
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Was âOumuamua an outgassing interstellar comet?
Researchers have solved the mystery of the strange orbit of ‘Oumuamua. Outgassing from hydrogen gave the interstellar comet its distinctive push.
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