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The best home weather stations of 2023

2 hours ago from PopSci

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Community-owned solar will soon power this small mountain town in Puerto Rico

2 hours ago from PopSci

Puerto Rico-based Máximo Solar hired local women to help install the 700 solar panels that power the microgrid. Casa Pueblo This article originally appeared in Nexus Media News and Next City as part...

In "Science": Plant ecology study shows dominant influence of climate on vegetation

2 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

For several years, ecological research has argued that climate often has no determining influence on the distribution of forests and savannas in tropical regions. However, an international research team led...

The best water shoes of 2023

3 hours ago from PopSci

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Climate Change: Rising Rainfall, not Temperatures, Threaten Giraffe Survival

3 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

Climate change is expected to cause widespread decline in wildlife populations worldwide. But little was previously known about the combined effects of climate change and human activity on the survival...

South Africa, India and Australia shared similar volcanic activity 3.5 billion years ago

3 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

Cratons are pieces of ancient continents that formed several billions of years ago. Their study provides a window as to how processes within and on the surface of Earth operated...

Demolition begins at site of deadly Iowa apartment collapse

5 hours ago from UPI

Crews have started demolition at the site of last month's deadly apartment building collapse in Davenport, Iowa, where three people were killed.

In the thick of Canadian wildfires

6 hours ago from Harvard Science

The dense smoke that has led to air quality alerts across the U.S. Northeast the past week provides a view of a climate-changed future where Quebec’s wildfires burn twice as much land...

Climate change is altering the linkage between the Arctic and subarctic oceans, finds study

7 hours ago from Physorg

The Arctic Ocean is connected with the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans through several ocean gateways, and changes in the linkage between these oceans and the Arctic Ocean can affect...

Advancing material innovation to address the polymer waste crisis

7 hours ago from Physorg

Products made from polymers—ranging from plastic bags to clothing to cookware to electronics—provide many comforts and support today's standard of living, but since they do not decompose easily, they pose...

Human-caused climate change to blame for increase in California's wildfires

7 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

In the quarter century between 1996 and 2020, wildfires in California consumed five times more area than they did from 1971 to 1995. Researchers at the University of California and...

The Baltic sea climate under the influence of the Atlantic: New findings on a 'long distance relationship'

7 hours ago from Physorg

From water temperature to the regional hydrological cycle: the working group Dynamics of Regional Climate Systems at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde has recently succeeded, with the...

Opinion: The fire this time—facing the reality of climate change

7 hours ago from Physorg

COVID-19, invasive species, and the spread of persistent chemicals and plastics provide one form of evidence that we live on a planet with an interconnected biosphere. Dangers from one part...

Opinion: Geoengineering is shockingly inexpensive

7 hours ago from Physorg

Despite decades of warnings and international climate agreements, global carbon emissions are still rising. Carbon emissions seem like an unstoppable juggernaut as energy-hungry humans keep breeding and pursuing more affluent...

Tony Awards highest rated since 2019

8 hours ago from UPI

CBS released ratings for this year's Tony Awards on Monday, showing a 2% increase over last year and a high since 2019.

Human-caused climate change at the center of recent California wildfires

8 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

A new study by a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist and collaborators shows that nearly all the recent increase in summer wildfire burned area in California is attributable to...

Study: Rising rainfall, not temperatures, threaten giraffe survival

8 hours ago from Physorg

Giraffes in the East African savannahs are adapting surprisingly well to the rising temperatures caused by climate change. However, they are threatened by increasingly heavy rainfall, as researchers from the...

Earth is getting hotter at a faster rate despite pledges of government action

8 hours ago from

Average global temperatures are rising at an ever faster rate despite pledges of world leaders to tackle climate change, a new study has revealed.

Why didn't the Big Bang collapse in a giant black hole?

8 hours ago from Physorg

Despite the enormous densities, the early universe didn't collapse into a black hole because, simply put, there was nothing to collapse into.

Watch: Christian Kane back in action in 'Almost Paradise' Season 2

9 hours ago from UPI

Amazon Freevee released the trailer for "Almost Paradise" Season 2 on Monday. The season premieres July 21.

Exploring new vessel concept to assist open ocean aquaculture

9 hours ago from Physorg

Researchers have been studying how various kinds of vessels operate in the vicinity of facilities exposed to high waves and strong currents and evaluating how weather conditions impact on operations...

Researchers investigate sargassum's impact on air quality

9 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

The sliver of sargassum seaweed 19-year-old Sofia Hoffman collected from the shoreline of Crandon Park Beach's Bear Cut Preserve looked more like a dying clump of grass than the fresh...

Effect of nitrogen deposition on animal species stronger than expected

9 hours ago from Physorg

Anthropogenic increased nitrogen deposition is a well-known environmental stressor, resulting in impoverishment of soil quality in naturally nutrient-poor ecosystems. As a result, habitat conditions for plant and animal species are...

Watch: Missing dog travels through miles of underground water tunnels in Pennsylvania

10 hours ago from UPI

Animal rescuers in Pennsylvania said a missing dog was found and safely returned to her owners after traveling several miles through an underground water system.

Rain gardens help keep pollutants out of waterways, says researcher

10 hours ago from Physorg

As water runs down roofs, over driveways and patios and off other impervious surfaces, it might pick up pollutants as it flows directly into streams, wetlands, lakes and groundwater aquifers.

Predicting and planning for forest fires requires modeling of many complex, interrelated factors, says researcher

10 hours ago from Physorg

Global warming is here. As anticipated for more than 50 years now, the temperature and levels of atmospheric CO2 have increased.

Wildfire smoke FAQ: What's happening with air quality right now and why? What are the risks?

10 hours ago from Physorg

With wildfire smoke affecting most of North America, what are the best ways to minimize the health impacts of air pollution under climate change? Here are answers to some key...

Yellow-headed blackbird has great Northern adventure, winds up in Ulukhaktok

10 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Usually found in marshy areas of Alberta, the bird has occasionally been spotted in more southern N.W.T. communities. Last week, one crossed a stretch of the Arctic ocean and found...