Breaking: Earth Hot
Global Warming

Breaking: Earth Hot

Image: Copernicus Climate Change Service/ECMWFOctober is a time for pumpkin spice lattes, scarves—and record-breaking heat. Yup, October 2019 was the hottest October ever documented, but c’mon, does that surprise anyone anymore?The Copernicus Union Climate Change Service managed by the European Union announced these findings Tuesday, noting that this year’s October was 0.69 degrees Celsius warmer…

Life on Earth probably originated in deep-sea vents and aliens could be growing the same way now, scientists suggest
Nature & Science

Life on Earth probably originated in deep-sea vents and aliens could be growing the same way now, scientists suggest

Mysterious deep-sea hydrothermal vents, where fissures in the sea floor allow the magma in the Earth’s mantle to heat trapped water to high temperatures before it is pumped back into the ocean from towering natural chimneys, provide ideal conditions for the origins of life, scientists believe. An experiment replicating the hot, alkaline conditions found at…

Teach Your Kids About the World With This Animated Series
Global Warming

Teach Your Kids About the World With This Animated Series

Screenshot: Triviatopia (YouTube)If your kid has a wide range of interests—and a short attention span—they’ll probably be into Triviatopia, a series of educational animated videos on YouTube about everything from science, history and art to technology and the environment.Each video is just over two minutes long and features a cast of six quirky characters who travel…

Science must move with the times
Nature & Science

Science must move with the times

In 1866, three years before the first issue of Nature was published, a transatlantic telegraph cable established light-speed communication between Great Britain and North America. The triumph won William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) a knighthood for the scientific advice he had given to the project. Yet Thomson had also advised on a disastrous earlier attempt…

Scientists urge stronger Paris Agreement pledges to curb climate change
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Scientists urge stronger Paris Agreement pledges to curb climate change

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The vast majority of national commitments in the 2015 Paris Agreement are inadequate to prevent the worst effects of global warming, scientists said on Tuesday, naming the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitting countries as among those that must ratchet up their efforts. FILE PHOTO: Greenpeace environmental group stage a protest with words…

Over 11,000 scientists from around the world declare a ‘climate emergency’
Climate Change

Over 11,000 scientists from around the world declare a ‘climate emergency’

Climate change activists, like those in Extinction Rebellion, have used the term “climate emergency” in the past. Image: Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images Images By Natasha Pinon2019-11-05 16:39:41 UTC A new study signed by more than 11,000 scientists in 153 countries supports the use of the term “climate emergency,” a phrase more commonly heard…

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The world is getting wetter, yet water may become less available for North America and Eurasia: Plants will demand more water in the future making less water available for people

With climate change, plants of the future will consume more water than in the present day, leading to less water available for people living in North America and Eurasia, according to a Dartmouth-led study in Nature Geoscience. The research suggests a drier future despite anticipated precipitation increases for places like the United States and Europe,…

Evolve Energy uses machine learning and analytics to save renewable energy customers money
Renewable Energy

Evolve Energy uses machine learning and analytics to save renewable energy customers money

Evolve Energy is tapping machine learning and analytics to give wind- and solar-powered electricity customers the ability to capture the best wholesale energy prices as they fluctuate over the course of a day. The company publicly launched its renewable energy-focused service and app today on iOS and Android. The approach makes sense only in a…