The fall heat wave was gnarly
Global Warming

The fall heat wave was gnarly

Temperatures on Oct. 2. Image: CLIMATE REANALYZER  /  UNIVERSITY OF MAINE By Mark Kaufman2019-10-04 18:00:53 UTC Temperature records toppled, and some were smashed, over a vast region of the U.S. this past fall week, including record October highs in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Newark, Raleigh, Nashville, New Orleans, Pensacola, Indianapolis, and beyond.  And in the past…

Labour told to cover area size of 22,000 football pitches with solar panels to meet climate change targets
Green Energy

Labour told to cover area size of 22,000 football pitches with solar panels to meet climate change targets

An area of the UK the size of 22,000 football pitches could be carpeted with solar panels under an expert plan commissioned by Labour to help meet its goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2030. The proposal is among a set of 30 recommendations also including insulation and double-glazing upgrades for every home in…

Rare photos of snow leopards and former Russian poachers are helping save the endangered species in Siberia
Conservation

Rare photos of snow leopards and former Russian poachers are helping save the endangered species in Siberia

Djazator, Russia — The Altai snow leopard is one of the most endangered animals on the planet. In the remote mountains of southern Siberia, three decades of hunting and poaching had almost wiped the elusive cats out.In the village of Djazator, CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer met former poacher Boris Markov, who said just one pelt…

China could tap North Korea rare earth mine in exchange for solar investment: report
Green Energy

China could tap North Korea rare earth mine in exchange for solar investment: report

BEIJING (Reuters) – North Korea plans to grant China access to a rare earth mine in exchange for investment in solar energy that could ease chronic power shortages in the impoverished country, according to an article posted on an industry association website on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Samples of rare earth minerals from left: Cerium oxide,…

Male spiders show their sensitive side
Nature & Science

Male spiders show their sensitive side

Araneus diadematus. Credit: André Karwath/Wikipedia The sensory capacity of male spiders during mating may be higher than previously thought, a study in the open access journal Frontiers in Zoology suggests. In most species, nervous tissue is considered to be an inherent property of male copulatory organs. In spiders, these organs are situated on appendages in…