See surprisingly stunning views from an airplane window seat
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See surprisingly stunning views from an airplane window seat

Twinkling skylines, endless deserts, vast oceans: The coveted window seat sometimes provides mesmerizing in-flight entertainment. Photographer Julieanne Kost discovered this when she challenged herself to overcome her fear of flying via window-seat photography. Instead of looking out at 30,000 feet of empty air, she focused on the immense scrolling landscape below her. “As long as…

Giant magnetic ropes seen in Whale Galaxy’s halo
Nature & Science

Giant magnetic ropes seen in Whale Galaxy’s halo

Composite image of the galaxy NGC 4631, the “Whale Galaxy,” revealing large magnetic structures. Credit: Jayanne English of the University of Manitoba, with NRAO VLA radio data from Silvia Carolina Mora-Partiarroyo and Marita Krause of the Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy Using the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array radio telescope, a…

Zero-carbon energy outstrips fossil fuels in Britain across 2019
Renewable Energy

Zero-carbon energy outstrips fossil fuels in Britain across 2019

Zero-carbon energy became Britain’s largest electricity source in 2019, delivering nearly half the country’s power and outstripping fossil fuels for the first time. Following a dramatic decline in coal-fired power and a rise in renewable and low-carbon energy, 2019 was the cleanest energy year on record for Britain, according to National Grid, which owns and…

Simulations show thousands of lakes in Himalaya Mountains at risk of flooding due to global warming
Nature & Science

Simulations show thousands of lakes in Himalaya Mountains at risk of flooding due to global warming

The north face of Mount Everest seen from the path to the base camp in Tibet Autonomous Region, China. Credit: Luca Galuzzi/Wikipedia. Three researchers with the University of Potsdam report that thousands of natural lakes in the Himalayas are at risk of bursting their moraines due to global warming and causing flooding downriver. In their…

EPA scientific panel says some rollbacks of key air, water rules at odds with science
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EPA scientific panel says some rollbacks of key air, water rules at odds with science

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A panel of scientific advisers, including several appointed by President Donald Trump, says some rollbacks of clean-air and vehicle rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency are based on weak scientific analysis and should be revised, according to draft reports published on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign…