5 October 2022
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Sience

The Mediterranean Sea Is So Hot, It’s Forming Carbonate Crystals

It’s also worth noting that the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most microplastic-polluted water bodies in the world: In 2020, scientists reported finding 2 million particles in a single square meter of sediment that was only 5 centimeters thick. Whether aragonite crystals are forming around microplastics floating in the water column, Bialik doesn’t know. […]

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Sience

US Cities Are Recycling Trees and Poop to Make Compost

And tree waste isn’t the only unwanted product that can be used to make this compost. Cities could also nourish their trees with a little assistance from their human residents: by recycling their poop. A growing number of wastewater treatment plants are devising ways to produce safe soil amendments based on recycled biosolids—the feces and […]

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Sience

The Drying Up of Europe’s Great Rivers Could Be the New Normal

Scientists say that the economic cost of the rivers’ decimation is only part of the problem. The less water in the water system as a whole, explains Gabriel Singer, an ecologist at University of Innsbruck, Austria, the less dilution for salts and the slower a river flows. This leads to higher saline content and higher […]

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Sience

Colette Pichon Battle’s Plea for Climate Justice From the US Gulf

As the Re:WIRED GREEN event on addressing climate change drew to a close yesterday, the weather underlined the urgency in the most horrific way possible. While climate activist and lawyer Colette Pichon Battle spoke from a stage in blue-skied San Francisco, Hurricane Ian continued its destructive path across southwest Florida, underscoring her already-urgent call to […]

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Sience

Climate Change Is Burying Archaeological Sites Under Tons of Sand

The Nizari garrison at Gird Castle resisted the Mongol horde of Hulagu Khan for 17 years before surrendering in December 1270. The fortress rose 300 meters above the surrounding plains of present-day eastern Iran, with three rings of fortifications enclosing its base. But dwindling supplies and an outbreak of cholera forced the defenders to abandon […]

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World

Hard Hit By Climate Change, Villagers Raise a Forest on Their Own — Global Issues

The villagers work in a forest they planted to save themselves from the ravages of climate change. Credit: Umar Manzoor Shah/IPS by Umar Manzoor Shah Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Inter Press Service Sep 28 (IPS) – Some ten years ago, Sheemanto Chatri, a 39-year-old farmer hailing from India’s northeastern state of Meghalaya, was reeling with […]

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Sience

What Is a Wetland Worth?

Annie Proulx was not able to travel for her book on wetlands. She had imagined journeys into the disappearing Siberian mires and the English fens, which are already mostly lost. She would visit biologists examining the fires crackling under the Arctic peatlands and explore the southeastern swamps, where her feet would bounce on rafts of […]

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Sience

Philadelphia’s Diatom Archive Is a Way, Way, Wayback Machine

However, in recent decades, the sea has dominated the once-dynamic coastal margin, propelling farther inland as sea levels rise. Over the last century, the sea level along New Jersey has risen by 0.45 meters, more than double the global average of 0.18 meters. By 2100, the sea could rise by over a meter. This dramatic […]

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Sience

Decarbonising the shipping industry will cost more than $1 trillion

Powering all shipping vessels with zero-emission fuels by 2050 would slash the industry’s emissions, but it would require between $1 trillion and $1.4 trillion of investment Environment 22 September 2022 By James Dinneen Switching ships away from fossil fuels by 2050 requires a substantial global financial investment Aerial-motion More than $1 trillion of investment would […]

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Health

How to Stay Safe in a Storm

Sept. 22, 2022 — Sonia Chavez was on the balcony of her midrise Dallas apartment when the unthinkable happened: As she was filming a thunderstorm with her cellphone, lightning struck her in a flash of blinding light and searing heat that knocked her off her feet. The thunderbolt, which Chavez captured on film, damaged her […]

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