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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…

Senator Lummis Opposes New SEC Global Warming Disclosures – Sheridan Media – Sheridan Media

U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, along with all other Republicans on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, sent a letter this week to the Securities and Exchange Commission opposing the agency’s proposal to enact new climate…

Climate change leads to unprecedented Rocky Mountain wildfires – EurekAlert

IMAGE: The Mullen fire looms near a property in Centennial, Wyo., last fall. Bryan Shuman, a professor in UW’s Department of Geology and Geophysics, was a main co-author of a paper,… view more  Credit: Jason Shogren June 14, 2021 – Last…

Flying Squirrel as Big As a Cat Discovered in Himalayas, ‘One of the least known mammals on Earth’

The world is growing smaller all the time as mass communication and transit links the continents in a web of social media and overnight layovers. Yet even with all this globalization, there are still natural secrets to uncover for those willing to look. Incredibly, a species of gliding squirrel (Eupetaurus cinereus) that was last seen […]

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Why NASA sent tiny water bears into space

A new experiment aboard the ISS is studying tardigrades – aka water bears – to better understand how they tolerate extreme environments, including the one astronauts experience in space.

The post Why NASA sent tiny water bears into space first appeared on EarthSky.

A new water treatment technology could also help Mars explorers

(University of California – Riverside) A UC Riverside-led team created a catalyst from molybdenum fertilizer that reduces >99.9% of perchlorate in water and could be used to clean soil on Mars and make oxygen for human explorers.

Biden’s Fossil Fuel Moves Clash With Pledges on Climate Change – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Despite President Biden’s pledge to aggressively cut the pollution from fossil fuels that is driving climate change, his administration has quietly taken actions this month that will guarantee the drilling and burning of oil and gas for decades…

University of Montana students lead prescribed wildfire burn on university ranch

(The University of Montana) In mid-April at UM’s own Bandy Ranch in the Blackfoot Valley, a group of UM students, professors and scientists gathered together to conduct a prescribed wildfire burn that took two years to plan. As the West approaches fire season, UM tested an emerging inter-agency model to predict, manage and fight fires.

Protecting Local Water Can Help Slow Climate Change and Provide Trillions of Dollars in Benefits – UT News – UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — A new paper in the May issue of Nature Communications demonstrates why reducing nutrient pollution in local lakes and other waterbodies produces economic benefits globally: Reducing water pollution can help slow climate change and provide trillions of…

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POLITICS: GOP to replace coal-state neocon with green Trump acolyte

The likely demotion of Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney would remove a key fossil fuel advocate from House Republican leadership. Her replacement, Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, is a supporter of the Paris climate agreement.