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Salamanders have a secret to survive drought, heat waves, and climate change – Vox.com

This story is part of Down to Earth, a Vox reporting initiative on the science, politics, and economics of the biodiversity crisis. A decade ago, a team of salamander researchers made a dire prediction: that climate change would make much…

Why Was $66 Billion Spent On Renewables Before The Texas Blackouts?

The oldest maxim in politics is “follow the money.” That maxim also applies to electric grids. Following the billions of dollars that have been spent on the Texas grid explains why the state continues to have electricity shortages. On Monday,…

China Is The Real Winner Of Western Climate Politics

The future of global greenhouse gas emissions will not be determined by G7 countries but by developing countries, which have shown almost no interest in imposing any cost on their development to meet climate targets. The G7 meeting was a…

UW Professor: Global Warming Is Causing Larger Wildfires In Rocky Mountains – Sheridan Media – Sheridan Media

This story first appeared on Cowboy State Daily By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily A University of Wyoming professor has co-authored a new research paper stating that global warming is contributing to larger wildfires in the Rocky Mountain region. “Global…

High Noon For Academic Freedom At The High Court

One of the most famous sayings attributed to the great St Augustine of Hippo has as much relevance today as it did in the early fifth century AD: Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are Anger and Courage; anger…

Achoo! Why warming climate is bad news for your allergies, asthma – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

This article first appeared in the “In This Climate” Newsletter. To sign up, click here — or use the sign up form at the bottom of this article. “If we don’t slow down the cycle, pollen production will only get worse.” Welcome…

‘Megadrought’ in West directly linked to climate change, experts say – ABC News

Significant drought relief is becoming more difficult due to warming. June 17, 2021, 11:22 AM • 8 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article The “megadrought” that’s plaguing much of the western U.S. is a direct consequence of…

Sulfur enhances carbon storage in the Black Sea

(University of Oldenburg ) The depths of the Black Sea store comparatively large amounts of organic carbon. A research team led by scientists from the University of Oldenburg, Germany, has now presented a new hypothesis as to why organic compounds accumulate in this semi-enclosed sea and other oxygen-depleted waters. Reactions with hydrogen sulfide play an important role in stabilizing carbon compounds, the researchers posit in the scientific journal Science Advances. This negative feedback in the climate system could counteract global warming over geological periods.

If You Want to Master a New Skill Take Plenty of Breaks While Practicing

In a study of healthy volunteers, researchers have mapped out the brain activity that flows when we learn a new skill, such as playing a new song on the piano, and discovered why taking short breaks from practice is a key to learning. The National Institute of Health researchers found that during rest the volunteers’ […]

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