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Bursting bubbles launch bacteria from water to air

3 days ago from Physorg

Wherever there's water, there's bound to be bubbles floating at the surface. From standing puddles, lakes, and streams, to swimming pools, hot tubs, public fountains, and toilets, bubbles are ubiquitous,...

A new primer on climate change

3 days ago from Physorg

Jason Smerdon is coauthor of the newly revised Climate Change: The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future. The book is a succinct, non-ideological reference for anyone who wants...

New publication sheds light on the power of decentralised databases for climate action initiatives

3 days ago from Physorg

A report suggests blockchain and other decentralised systems could help unlock the much-needed funds for a successful transformation towards a zero-carbon economy.

New resources support tribes in preparing for climate change

3 days ago from Physorg

Which Pacific Northwest streams will warm the most in the next 50 years, and where would restoration work make a difference for salmon? Where will wildfires and pests be most...

California wildfires raise concerns about impacts to environment and health

3 days ago from Physorg

It never rains in California, so instead it burns—often—with prime fire conditions likely to persist until rainstorms arrive.

Bursting bubbles launch bacteria from water to air

3 days ago from Science Blog

Wherever there’s water, there’s bound to be bubbles floating at the surface. From standing puddles, lakes, and streams, to swimming pools, hot tubs, public fountains, and toilets, bubbles are ubiquitous,...

Can we produce enough green hydrogen to save the world?

3 days ago from Physorg

Around a fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions are produced by industries such as steel and cement so if we're going to work towards an emission-free society then this is...

Spending our carbon budgets wisely

3 days ago from Physorg

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sent a clear message to the world with its last report, issued in early October in South Korea: the world needs to...

How algae could sustainably reduce the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere

3 days ago from Physorg

In collaboration with fellow researchers, chemists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a process that, according to initial calculations, can facilitate economically removing the greenhouse gas carbon...

Paris-Size Crater Found Hidden Under Greenland Ice

3 days ago from Live Science

Earth hides its scars well; the planet has endured countless millennia of eruptions and collisions, but scientists are still stumbling upon the evidence of all that geologic drama.

Watch: 'Fighting With My Family': Paige makes it to WWE in new trailer

3 days ago from UPI

Paige's journey to WWE is explored in the latest trailer for upcoming film, "Fighting With My Family."

Predawn Antares Rocket Launch Friday Will Be Visible Along US East Coast

3 days ago from Space.com

An Antares rocket is due to launch from Wallops Island, Virginia, early on Thursday (Nov. 15) morning and should be visible, weather permitting, from parts of the Eastern Seaboard.

Lost Continents Beneath Antarctica Unveiled in Dead Satellite's Data

3 days ago from Space.com

Ancient continents were found under Antarctic ice, thanks to old data from a now-dead European satellite.

Northern California wildfire death toll hits 56 as searches intensify

Authorities have reported eight more fatalities from an ongoing wildfire in northern California, bringing the death toll to 56 in the deadliest blaze in state history.

Hundreds of noisy, smelly sea lions fill Cowichan Bay — to the delight of many

Hundreds of sea lions descended upon the waters of Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island this fall. And while they come back to this area every year to grab some grub...

The first rains in centuries in the Atacama Desert devastate its microbial life

3 days ago from Physorg

The Atacama Desert, the driest and oldest desert on Earth, located in northern Chile, hides a hyper-arid core in which no rain has been recorded during the past 500 years....

Worries over CO2 emissions from intensifying wildfires

Rising numbers of extreme wildfires could result in a significant increase in CO₂ emissions, scientists have warned.

Death toll from California wildfires rises to 58 as crews gain control

3 days ago from UPI

The death toll rose to 59 Wednesday as rescuers combed through the charred remnants in Northern and Southern California, finding nine more victims.

Farmers will benefit from a new method of monitoring pasture nutrients

3 days ago from Physorg

A fast new way of checking nutrient levels in grasslands allows farmers to quickly monitor changes in pasture nutrients and adapt their animals' grazing methods accordingly. By cutting the analysis...

Diagnostic tool helps engineers to design better global infrastructure solutions

3 days ago from Physorg

Designing safe bridges and water systems for low-income communities is not always easy for engineers coming from highly industrialized places. A new discipline called contextual engineering helps engineers think beyond...

Pakistan goes against the grain with coal power spree

3 days ago from Physorg

In Pakistan's bleak Thar desert, the roar of trucks is constant at a massive Chinese-backed coal power project the government sees as an answer to chronic energy shortages, but which...

On This Day, Nov. 15: Nazi Germany orders Romany to concentration camps

3 days ago from UPI

On Nov. 15, 1943, Heinrich Himmler ordered that Romany be placed in Nazi concentration camps. Up to 500,000 Romany died during the Holocaust.

South Korean and Japanese fishing vessels crash, crew rescued

3 days ago from UPI

South Korean and Japanese fishing vessels collided Thursday morning off South Korea's east coast, the country's coast guard said.

Harvard program helps leaders in crises know how to get ‘out of the basement’

3 days ago from Harvard Science

In 2010, Peter Neffenger had his “summer of getting yelled at.” As a U.S. Coast Guard rear admiral and the government’s deputy national incident commander for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Neffenger was...

Bursting bubbles launch bacteria from water to air

3 days ago from MIT Research

Wherever there’s water, there’s bound to be bubbles floating at the surface. From standing puddles, lakes, and streams, to swimming pools, hot tubs, public fountains, and toilets, bubbles are ubiquitous, indoors and out....

South Korean and Japanese fishing vessels crash, crew rescued

3 days ago from UPI

South Korean and Japanese fishing vessels collided on Thursday morning off South Korea's east coast, the country's coast guard said.

Two dead, 44 hurt in tour bus crash in Mississippi

4 days ago from UPI

A tour bus overturned in Mississippi in bad weather Wednesday afternoon, killing two people and injured 44 others, authorities said.

'Cut lamb and beef' to fight climate change

The number of sheep and cattle in the UK should be reduced to help combat climate change, a report says.