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As climate change threatens world peace, Japan must face up to risk – Nikkei Asia

TOKYO — Almost a decade ago, then-President Barack Obama’s White House cited climate change as a “threat multiplier” to both American and international security. This assertion in the administration’s Quadrennial Defense Review was met with skepticism by some in the…

Partial shade from solar panels increase abundance of flowers in late summer

(Oregon State University) A new study by Oregon State University researchers found that shade provided by solar panels increased the abundance of flowers under the panels and delayed the timing of their bloom, both findings that could aid the agricultural community.

For International Dark Sky Week, Here Are Some City-Adjacent Locations For Viewing Celestial Wonders

It’s officially International Dark Sky Week, and officially the week of the new moon, which means there’s no better time to look up and seek out shimmering constellations, planets, meteors. International Dark Sky Week was launched in 2003 by, fittingly enough, the International Dark Sky Association—an Arizona-based non-profit that works to “to preserve and protect the […]

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Regional habitat differences identified for threatened piping plovers on Atlantic coast

(US Geological Survey) Piping plovers, charismatic shorebirds that nest and feed on many Atlantic Coast beaches, rely on different kinds of coastal habitats in different regions along the Atlantic Coast, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Climate change: An A-Z glossary of the words you need to know in the fight against global warming – Sky News

Climate change affects everybody on this planet, so it is important to know all the terminology surrounding it. Here are some of the most important words and phrases: Adaptation Changes in processes, practices and structures to help cope with the…

It Takes Big Energy To Back Up Little Wind And Solar

Power system design can be extremely complex, but one simple number is painfully obvious. At least it’s painful (and terribly inconvenient) to advocates of wind and solar power – which may be why we never hear about it, why it…

Billions of Brood X cicadas set to emerge in spring 2021

The cicadas are coming! The cicadas are coming! Billions of Brood X cicadas will emerge this spring, after 17 years underground, to fill the air with their buzzing mating calls. When they’ll arrive, and where.