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E-scooters go on trial in Middlesbrough to aid UK’s green recovery

Residents of Middlesbrough in north-east England will be the first in the UK to legally ride electric scooters on the open road when the law changes on Saturday, as the government struggles to prevent a recovery from coronavirus based on…


Global Warming Is Melting Our Sense of Time – New York Magazine

Satellite image of smoke from active fires burning near the Eastern Siberian town of Verkhoyansk, Russia, on June 23, 2020. Photo: Handout/NASA Earth Observatory On June 20, in the small Siberian town of Verkhoyansk, north of the Arctic Circle, a…


Maryland offshore wind farm could become stop-over for migrating sturgeon, striped bass

For the endangered Atlantic sturgeon and the commercially important striped bass, the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia coastal shelf serves as an important spring and fall migratory route. Researchers suggest that the development of wind farms on the DelMarVa coastal shelf may alter the migratory behavior of these fish as new wind turbines in this otherwise featureless region could create habitat around which fish linger.


Global warming good news? Some Antarctic penguins enjoy diminishing sea ice – USA TODAY

The species “could be a rare global warming winner.” Adélie penguins may experience a population boom in the years to come. Researchers strapped GPS trackers and video cameras to 175 penguins to track the penguins’ behavior. The lack of sea…

Can incentivizing e-bikes support GHG goals?

(Portland State University) TREC researchers have developed an online tool to enable policymakers, public stakeholders, and advocates to quickly visualize the potential outcomes of an incentive program made up of several vehicle types.


Crops: Light environment modifications could maximize productivity

Crops form canopies with overlapping leaves. Typically, the sun leaves at the top of the canopy photosynthesize at maximum efficiency at high light, while shade leaves at the bottom photosynthesize at maximum efficiency at low light. However, this is not the case for maize (corn) and the bioenergy crop Miscanthus. Researchers have published a study that looked into the cause for this maladaptation and found that altered light conditions, not leaf age, were these crops’ Achilles’ Heel.