In August of 1987 the world came together after a panic-attack over ongoing depletion of atmospheric ozone, aka: The Ozone Hole. Subsequently, global agreem
Source: Ozone-Depleting CFCs Return
Dr. Roger Cooke explains that, according to a new study, sea levels could rise by over 2 meters by the end of the century
Source: Rising Seas Could Generate 187 Million Climate Refugees by 2100
Scientists offer a solution to the fast-approaching physical minimum for transistor size: a multi-value logic transistor based on zinc oxide, capable of two stable intermediate states between 0 and 1.
Source: Beyond 1 and 0: Engineers boost potential for creating successor to shrinking transistors — ScienceDaily
“Despite desperate attempts by the oil and gas industry to persuade policymakers that their products have a future in a climate-safe world, a rational look at the data clearly shows otherwise.”
Source: ‘Gas Is a Loser and It’s Time to Move On’: Report Debunks Myth That Natural Gas Can Help Fight Climate Crisis | Common Dreams News
Reader Robert called my attention to a 2013 paper in Climatic Change (described by Drexel University as “one of the top 10 climate science journals in the world”) that tracked the sourc…
Source: Templeton gave big money to climate-denialist organizations « Why Evolution Is True
If the universe were a radio and the desired setting allows for life, it would have dozens of dials for setting the values of the universal constants.
Source: The Radio at the Edge of the Universe | Evolution News
Atmospheric researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have now developed a climate model that can accurately depict the frequently observed winding course of the jet stream, a major air current over the Northern Hemisphere.
Source: A warming Arctic produces weather extremes in our latitudes — ScienceDaily
Researchers report on chimpanzees in Guinea fishing and consuming freshwater crabs, something previously undiscovered. The article describes how this is a potential clue in explaining how our primarily fruit-eating ancestors began eating aquatic life, and supplementing their diet with nutrients critical for brain development.
Source: Could some chimps’ crustacean crave yield clues about human evolution? — ScienceDaily
The mutual dependencies of many plant species and their pollinators mean that the negative effects of climate change are exacerbated. The total number of species threatened with extinction is therefore considerably higher than predicted in previous models, researchers show.
Source: Domino effect of species extinctions also damages biodiversity — ScienceDaily