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Catastrophic sea-level rise from Antarctic melting possible with severe global warming – EurekAlert

The Antarctic ice sheet is much less likely to become unstable and cause dramatic sea-level rise in upcoming centuries if the world follows policies that keep global warming below a key 2015 Paris climate agreement target, according to a Rutgers…

Catastrophic Sea-Level Rise from Antarctic Melting is Possible with Severe Global Warming – Rutgers Today

Antarctic ice sheet is more likely to remain stable if Paris climate agreement is met If Paris Agreement targets are not met, the collapse of melting Antarctic ice shelves – like the Wilkins Ice Shelf in 2009 – could cause…

Hurray for Hippos! 

Today let’s celebrate the stars of the show at Mpala’s live cams—HIPPOS! There has been a resident pod here for decades. So established are they that surrounding communities and ranches refer to the location as THE hippo pool. Nestled in…

Snakeskin can inspire to safer buildings

(Aarhus University) It might be a good idea to look for inspiration in nature when designing load-bearing foundations for buildings. Researchers from Aarhus University and University of California Davis have delved into pile foundations and found, that piles with snake inspired surface patterns give 25-50 per cent less resistance during installation compared with the pressure they can subsequently support. The findings have been published in Acta Geotechnica.

Researchers Create CRISPR ‘On-Off Switch’ to Control Inherited Genetic Problems Without Changing DNA

Scientists have figured out how to modify the unrivaled gene-editing tool CRISPR to extend its reach to the epigenome, which controls how genes are switched on or off. The researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and MIT’s non-profit Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and have already used the tool in the lab to […]

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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…

Space rock found on Earth traced back to origins on Vesta

In 2018, a small asteroid crashed into Earth, and scientists recovered pieces of it in a Botswana game reserve. Now the scientists have determined the space rock’s origin: Vesta, in the asteroid belt.