Cities Shop for $10 Billion of Electric Vehicles to Defy Trump

Los Angeles began spearheading the effort for a joint electric-vehicle order during the run-up to the Paris climate accord in late 2015. The request...

Researcher links real encounter with ‘milky seas’ to satellite pictures

An atmospheric researcher compared satellite observations of a 2019 milky sea event off the coast of Java to photographic evidence from the sailing ship...

Will Washington state be first in taxing greenhouse gases?

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Yeast cells cause embedded objects to rise via the microbial Brazil nut effect

Researchers have dubbed a newly discovered phenomenon, where microbe-generated gas bubbles create granular fluctuations on the wet sandy floors of waterbodies, the microbial Brazil...

Scientists reveal new fundamental principles governing diving in animals

An international team of scientists has examined how metabolic constraints govern the diving performance of air-breathing aquatic species, all of which have evolved to...

The energy of tomorrow looks strikingly artistic from above.

View Images Some large-scale solar power installations concentrate sunlight on a pipe of oil that, once heated, boils water to generate electricity. Others,...

In the footsteps of Jacques Cousteau: Researchers unveil the secret of the Blue Hole...

In 1970, Jacques Cousteau and his team recovered an unusual stalactite from the depths of the Caribbean Sea. Now a geoscientist explains what it...

New process more efficiently recycles excess CO2 into fuel

For years, researchers have worked to repurpose excess atmospheric carbon dioxide into new chemicals, fuels and other products traditionally made from hydrocarbons harvested from...

Rheumatoid arthritis risk and noxious airborne agents

New research indicates that certain occupations may put workers at an elevated risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. The findings suggest that work-related factors, such...

More summer sunshine leading to increased Greenland ice melt

A marked decrease in summer cloud cover during the last 20 years has significantly accelerated melt from the Greenland ice sheet, a team of...

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