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Nov 15, 2018

How California Needs to Adapt to Survive Future Fires

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

California is burning for very good reasons, like climate change and population growth. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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Nov 15, 2018

How algae could sustainably reduce the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

In collaboration with fellow researchers, chemists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a process that, according to initial calculations, can facilitate economically removing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The latest World Climate Report (IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ° C) acknowledges the global relevance of the process.

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Nov 12, 2018

Scientists predict a ‘dark matter hurricane’ will collide with the Earth

Posted by in categories: climatology, cosmology, particle physics

Yes, here’s the story of the dark matter hurricane — a cosmic event that may provide our first glimpse of the mysterious, invisible particle.

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  • Jackson Ryan

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Nov 4, 2018

The Wonders and Worries of ‘Extinct Animal’ Zoos

Posted by in categories: climatology, existential risks, sustainability

The future is both glorious and horrifying. As we continue to expand our technological footprint in the hopes of creating wonder, several issues remain fixed with a trajectory towards disaster. From climate change to the mass extinction of several animal species, there’s no doubt that we’re heading into ruin if we’re to keep this up.


As our technology continues to advance to the point of bringing the dead back to life, how will our own species react to a growing new population of animals that can die and live again?

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Oct 28, 2018

‘18 Miles’ is full of interesting tales about Earth’s atmosphere

Posted by in category: climatology

The new book ‘18 Miles’ takes readers on a journey through the atmosphere and the history of understanding climate and weather.

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Oct 28, 2018

A Lightning Storm Seen From Space

Posted by in category: climatology

The ISS captured this massive lightning storm over China.

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Oct 28, 2018

Young scientists develop enviro-friendly bricks made out of urine

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

It seems unusual, but concrete brick production is a major contributor to climate change.

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Oct 26, 2018

‘We have a duty to act’: hundreds ready to go to jail over climate crisis

Posted by in categories: climatology, government

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Rowan Williams backs call for mass civil disobedience ‘to bypass the government’s inaction and defend life itself’

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Oct 25, 2018

An intense storm has wiped out a remote Hawaiian island, and it’s a sign of things to come

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

  • East Island is located about 550 miles northwest of Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • In early October, the island was effectively wiped off the map when Hurricane Walaka swept through it.
  • Scientists say East Island was the nesting ground for 50% of the world’s Hawaiian green sea turtles.
  • It’s unclear if the island will reappear, and scientists expect future hurricanes to be stronger and wetter due to climate change.

An 11-acre island in the Pacific Ocean has vanished after Hurricane Walaka, one of the most powerful storms to sweep through the area, struck the island in early October.

Satellite photos show that East Island, located roughly 550 miles northwest of Honolulu, Hawaii, was wiped off the map during the hurricane.

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Oct 25, 2018

Animated map of how Earth will look in 250 million years

Posted by in categories: climatology, futurism

Plate tectonics and a warming climate will change Earth’s appearance in the future.


Earth’s surface is constantly changing.

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