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Conceptualizing and studying infrastructure junctions and the power geometries of low-carbon place-making

1 week ago from Physorg

A research article about where, how, when, and for whom low-carbon places are made. The making of low-carbon places is a critical component of responses to climate change and can...

World's first city-wide plastic survey: Harnessing people power to help with plastic pollution in Portsmouth

1 week ago from Physorg

A UK city has become the first in the world to use city wide surveys to track plastic waste, in an effort to tackle plastic pollution.

Push-pull practices 'control pests, increase maize yields'

1 week ago from Physorg

So-called "push-pull" agricultural practices that aim to improve crop yields by minimizing the use of synthetic herbicides and insecticides increases yields and prevents pests from adapting over time, a study...

Wireless sensor enables real-time spoilage alerts on food

1 week ago from Physorg

Food waste and food-borne diseases are among the most critical problems urban populations face today. They contribute to greenhouse emissions tremendously and amplify economic and environmental costs. Since food spoilage...

Researchers map the blind spots for achieving a low-carbon transition in the Global South

1 week ago from Physorg

A network of over 60 international researchers has collaborated intensely over 18 months to identify knowledge gaps and opportunities needed to achieve a low-carbon transition in the Global South. They...

The 'good fire': Prescribed burning can prevent catastrophic wildfires in the future

1 week ago from Physorg

Roaring flames, burned-out houses and cars, hazy air and orange skies are all around us. Already this year, millions of hectares have been torched by more than 2,200 wildfires in...

Rising groundwater threatens to spread toxic pollution on U.S. coastlines

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Hidden flows of water are poised to flush toxic contamination into U.S. coastal communities. Sea level rise from climate change won’t just force shorelines to retreat — in inland areas, it will guilefully...

African plumes bring heat of the Sahara to UK—but climate change could make them less frequent

1 week ago from Physorg

It's not often that the UK feels as hot as the central Sahara, but there were certainly a few days in the summer of 2022 when that was the case....

Lava comes in two ‘flavors.’ Scientists may have finally figured out why

1 week ago from Science NOW

While on a family vacation in 2018, Jenny Suckale was rambling across an old Hawaiian lava flow when an abrupt change in the jet-black rocks caught her eye. On one side was...

Evacuations begin in Philippines as Mayon volcano simmers

1 week ago from UPI

Filipino crews started evacuating people around the Mayon volcano Friday as it moved closer to a possible eruption.

Britain to waive oil and gas taxes should energy prices enter lower-for-longer climate

1 week ago from UPI

A windfall tax on oil and gas production for North Sea operators would be suspended should crude oil and natural gas prices drop below a certain threshold for a sustained...

Catch of the day: A fresh look at 'underfishing'

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

A new study led by the University of Delaware found that while a piece of legislation designed to foster the sustainability of marine fisheries is sometimes blamed for being too...

Scotland to hold special day of events to welcome King Charles and Queen Camilla

1 week ago from UPI

Scotland will celebrate the crowning of King Charles III with a special day of events in the capital Edinburgh, on July 5, the Scottish government announced Friday.

Campi Flegrei volcano edges closer to possible eruption

1 week ago from Physorg

The Campi Flegrei volcano in southern Italy has become weaker and more prone to rupturing, making an eruption more likely, according to a new study by researchers at UCL (University...

Listen: Niall Horan releases new album 'The Show'

1 week ago from UPI

One Direction singer Niall Horan released his third solo album, "The Show."

Surviving a drought may help forests weather future dry spells

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Some forests take one-two punches surprisingly well. Researchers have shown that certain California forests exposed to two successive droughts weathered the second one much better than forests only hit by the later dry...

These Celestron SkyMaster Binoculars are under $130 at Amazon

1 week ago from Live Science

Save over $70 on these Celestron SkyMaster 20x80 binoculars that are tailor-made for stargazing.

Save big on air purifiers this weekend

1 week ago from Live Science

We've rounded up the best air purifier deals from Amazon, Target, Walmart and Best Buy this weekend.

Scientists map medieval town that's been buried beneath the sea for 661 years

Rungholt was once a booming trade town where residents reaped profits from the land’s bountiful natural resources — until a changing climate and rising sea levels ripped it all away.

Ancient Indigenous 'clam gardens' could be modern-day climate solution

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we explore how "clam gardens" can be a climate solution and learn about the importance of biodiversity in forests.

Forecasters: Smoky conditions from Canadian wildfires could improve over weekend

1 week ago from UPI

Dangerous smoke from Canadian wildfires will continue to plague the Eastern United States on Friday, though forecasters expect conditions could improve over the weekend.

Smoke from Canadian wildfires detected in Norway

1 week ago from Physorg

Smoke from Canadian wildfires has been detected thousands of kilometers away in Norway this week, the Scandinavian country's Climate and Environmental Research Institute NILU said on Friday.

Wildfire smoke is in our homes. Here's how to clear out toxic particles

1 week ago from CBC: Health

As wildfire smoke blankets entire cities, some of it can seep into your home. From what kind of filters to where best to put an air purifer, we ask experts...

Philippines evacuates people near Mayon Volcano, where more unrest indicates eruption may be coming

1 week ago from Physorg

Philippine troops, police and rescue workers began forcibly evacuating residents near Mayon Volcano on Friday as its increasing unrest indicated a violent eruption of one of the country's most active...

Canada wildfires spark 'ecoterrorist' conspiracy theory

1 week ago from Physorg

As Canada hurtles towards its worst wildfire season in history, a conspiracy theory has taken off online claiming environmentalists intentionally set some of the blazes.

Facing unprecedented fire season, Canada confronts logistical challenge

1 week ago from Physorg

Larger and more powerful wildfires than ever have scorched millions of hectares of Canadian forests and displaced tens of thousands of residents. With so many fires out of control and...

Texas will deploy water barriers along Rio Grande to deter border crossings

1 week ago from UPI

Texas will deploy a floating barrier along the the Rio Grande River to deter migrants from entering the state, Gov. Gregg Abbott said.

NYC's air quality ranked worst of any major city on Wednesday. With climate change, will it happen again?

1 week ago from Live Science

New York City's normally good air quality rating recently plummeted to the worst of any major city in the world, as wildfire smoke drifted over the city from Canada.