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Archive: Science & Technology

14 Jul 2016

At Ground Zero for Rising Seas, TV Weatherman Talks Climate

by DIANE TOOMEY
John Morales is part of a new breed of television weather forecasters seeking to educate viewers on climate change and the threat it poses. In South Florida, where sea level rise is already causing periodic flooding, he has a receptive audience. READ MORE

12 Jul 2016

How Growing Sea Plants Can Help Slow Ocean Acidification

by NICOLA JONES
Researchers are finding that kelp, eelgrass, and other vegetation can effectively absorb CO2 and reduce acidity in the ocean. Growing these plants in local waters, scientists say, could help mitigate the damaging impacts of acidification on marine life. READ MORE

06 Jul 2016

Vanishing Act: What’s Causing Sharp Decline in Insects and Why It Matters

by CHRISTIAN SCHWäGERL
Insect populations are declining dramatically in many parts of the world, recent studies show. Researchers say various factors, from monoculture farming to habitat loss, are to blame for the plight of insects, which are essential to agriculture and ecosystems. READ MORE

27 Jun 2016

Can Virtual Reality Emerge As a Tool for Conservation?

by HEATHER MILLAR
New advances in technology are sparking efforts to use virtual reality to help people gain a deeper appreciation of environmental challenges. VR experiences, researchers say, can be especially useful in conveying key issues that are slow to develop, such as climate change and extinction. READ MORE

16 Jun 2016

What Would a Global Warming Increase of 1.5 Degrees Be Like?

by FRED PEARCE
The Paris climate conference set the ambitious goal of finding ways to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, rather than the previous threshold of 2 degrees. But what would be the difference between a 1.5 and 2 degree world? And how realistic is such a target? READ MORE

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27 Jun 2016: Abandoned Coal Mines Emit As Much CO2 as a Small Power Plant

22 Jun 2016: New NASA Visualization
Illustrates Severity of Recent Texas Floods

15 Jun 2016: Clean Energy Could Cost Up To 59 Percent Less by 2025, Report Finds

13 Jun 2016: California Condor Population Reaches New Heights in 2015

10 Jun 2016: Researchers Find a Way to Turn CO2 Into Rock at Iceland Power Plant

09 Jun 2016: Fish Can Recognize Human Faces, According to One New Study

31 May 2016: Bees’ Fuzzy Bodies Help Them Detect Electrical Charges From Flowers

23 May 2016: Interview: CO2 'Air Capture' Could Be Key to Slowing Global Warming


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