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CUHK sets out to reveal impact of Arctic amplification on East Asian winter climate

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) An ongoing research project aims to identify and explain teleconnections and future changes in the East Asian Winter Monsoon under Arctic Amplification. This integral study...Show More Summary

Blockchain: Coming to a Smart Building Near You?

One of the hottest emerging technologies is blockchain. It’s the underlying technology that makes Bitcoin work, but the potential applications are far larger than cryptocurrency. Blockchain is a distributed ledger. Instead of a single...Show More Summary

Stocks edge up, led by tech firms and banks

Stock indexes are edging higher on Wall Street in early trading, extending the market's gains from a day earlier. Technology and healthcare stocks were among the biggest gainers early Tuesday. Facebook climbed about 1%, and Amgen rose 0.3%. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 28 points, or 0.1%,...

Can the world's megacities survive the digital age?

Today, megacities have become synonymous with economic growth. In both developing and developed countries, cities with populations of 10 million or more account for one-third to one-half of their gross domestic product.

Understanding the glacial history of the western Arctic

To interpret what we see today both on land and at the seabed, we need to understand how the landscape was different in the past. When we say "past," we mean on a geologic timeframe—specifically, about 10,000 to 20,000 years ago, when the climate was much colder and glaciers covered much of Canada. Show More Summary

Assessing Hurricane Harvey's financial loss potential

It's estimated that Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 30 trillion gallons of water across parts of the U.S. – most of it in east Texas and Louisiana.

Opinion: Brazil must protect its remaining 'uncontacted' indigenous Amazonians

In a remote corner of far-western Brazil lies the Vale do Javari, home to one of the greatest concentrations of isolated or entirely "uncontacted" tribes in the Amazon. Unlike indigenous lands elsewhere in the country, which have been colonised and polluted, the Javari's very inaccessibility has kept it largely untouched. Show More Summary

Macron convinced Trump will see U.S. interests lie inside Paris climate deal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he continued to talk to U.S. leader Donald Trump about re-entering the Paris climate pact but that there was no scope for a renegotiation of the existing terms.

Downed trees not necessarily a lost cause

Among the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma last week, many downed trees and uprooted plants were left in the storm's wake. Those in a rush to get things back to normal have been quick to break out the chainsaws and remove the fallen debris in the days following the storm. Show More Summary

Hurricane Maria

Following dreadfully closely on the heels of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Jose, Hurricane Maria has now spun into a Category 5 after making landfall on Dominica last night. The storm is currently headed for the Virgin Islands and Puerto...Show More Summary

American oaks share a common northern ancestor

(The Morton Arboretum) A single species gave rise to 220 more and two distinct lineages of oaks -- red oaks and white oaks -- that moved through the boreal zone to populate large swaths of the continent all the way into Mexico. These...Show More Summary

People are outraged after McDonald’s worker tries to flush newborn down the toilet — but the truth is, killing children is always an outrage

Sarah Lockner was allegedly caught stuffing her newborn baby boy down the toilet during her McDonald’s shift on September 4. She’s been arrested, but the stark truth is, had she had an abortion on September 3, her actions would have been legal. Show More Summary

Abortion Court Rulings? Ignore Them, Says Oklahoma GOP Gubernatorial Candidate

Dan Fisher insists that government officials should simply disregard any abortion-related court ruling with which they disagree. The post Abortion Court Rulings? Ignore Them, Says Oklahoma GOP Gubernatorial Candidate appeared first on Rewire.

Lightning storms triggered by exhaust from cargo ships

The world's busiest shipping lanes have twice as many bolts of lightning as nearby areas, and ships pumping soot into the air seem to be responsible

ETP says U.S. approves drilling along Rover gas pipeline

(Reuters) - Oil and gas pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners LP said on Tuesday it received approval from U.S. energy regulators to resume drilling along its $4.2 billion Rover pipeline project.

German union, car group seek government support for electric shift

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's biggest union and its car industry association urged politicians on Tuesday to help with a shift to electric vehicles and not force a phasing out the combustion engine.

Algae growing on snow found to cause ice field to melt faster in Alaska

(—A team of researchers from several institutions in the U.S. has found that algae growing on packed snow causes the snow to melt faster. In their paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, the team describes testing the impact of algae growing on snow and measuring its impact on an Alaskan ice field.

Proterra’s Electric Bus Breaks a World Record for Range—1,100 Miles on a Single Charge

If you think Tesla’s 300-plus-mile battery range for its electric cars is a big deal, here’s a new world record that triples that figure. On Tuesday, electric-bus startup Proterra announced a world record by test driving an electric bus for a whopping 1,100 miles on a single charge. Show More Summary

Who should pay for damage associated with climate change – and who should be compensated?

Hurricanes in the Caribbean and deadly floods across South Asia have once again raised the issue of climate justice.

Future Historians Will Look Back in Horror at Koch Network's Attacks on Climate Policy, says Author Nancy MacLean

For the first few weeks after publishing, all was going pretty well. Nancy MacLean’s book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, was “deeply important” and a “feat of American intellectual...Show More Summary

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