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9gag.com — Brazil’s largest city was plunged into darkness in the middle of the day as a massive plume of smoke from fires burning in the Amazon descended on the city, alarming residents as a record number of fires raged in the world’s largest tropical rainforest. Sao Paulo is 3,500 km from the Amazon rai…
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cnn.com — Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and scientists warn it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate change. The fires are burning at the highest rate since the country's space research center, the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), began t…
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wired.com — The banana—or at least the fruit as we know it—is facing an existential crisis. A deadly fungus that has decimated banana plantations in southeast Asia for 30 years has finally done what scientists have long been fearing, and made its way to Latin America—the heart of the global banana export market…
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arstechnica.com — In the US, it's cheaper to build and operate wind farms than buy fossil fuels. Wind is even cheaper at the moment because of a tax credit given to renewable energy generation. But that credit is in the process of fading out, leading to long term uncertainty in a power market where demand is general…
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newscientist.com — A lack of water vapour in the atmosphere has caused a global decline in plant growth over the past two decades, resulting in a 59 per cent decline in vegetated areas worldwide. Studying four global climate datasets, Wenping Yuan at Sun Yat-sen University in Zhuhai, China and his colleagues found th…
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cnn.com — Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, two major sellers of plastic bottles, have made sweeping sustainability commitments. Now they are stepping away from a plastics lobbying group. Both soft drink companies are trying to increase the amount of recycled plastic they use in bottles. They want to improve recycling …
31.07.2019 0 comments From Alex
pbs.org — After Europe experienced record-breaking temperatures this month, climate scientists are now concerned that a heat wave will settle farther north. This week, a so-called “heat dome” is expected to strike over the Arctic, causing worries about potential ice melt and rising sea levels. Washington Post…
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gizmodo.com — A tree stump in New Zealand is very much alive, thanks to an interconnected root system that benefits both the stump and its neighboring trees. Scientists say this unusual symbiotic arrangement could change our very conception of what it means to be a tree. Full Article >>
26.07.2019 0 comments From Alex
foxnews.com — Scientists have found five stunning new coral reefs that form a vast, 310-mile corridor in the Gulf of Mexico. A team of scientists from the University of Veracruz and Mexico's National Institute of Technology announced their findings about the reefs – Corazones, Pantepec South, Piedras Altas, Los …
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mashable.com — In 139 years of record-keeping, this June was the warmest June ever recorded. But June 2019 also revealed a deeper warming reality.  The first half of 2019, January through June, finished up as the second warmest half-year on record, newly released NASA data shows. On top of that, each of the last …
17.07.2019 0 comments From Alex