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Physics, Science, Environment, Psychology, Ecology

Moss is turning Antarctica’s icy landscape green

Svalbard seed vault melting permafrost. The vault is supposed to be unlocked only for deposits, which happen three or four times a year bu t now workers are trying to waterproof the tunnel leading in and create wasy to channel water and melting permafrost away from thestructure

Radioactive railcars? Here’s what’s happening at the Hanford nuclear waste site. A tunnel collapse at U.S. site in Washington state prompted fears spreading contamination.

¶ For the first time, scientists have created a global map measuring the cooling effect forests have by regulating the exchange of water and energy between the Earth’s surface and the atmosphere. According to a new paper, in many locations, this cooling effect works in concert with forests’ absorption of carbon dioxide. [Science Daily] - <See more

Earth’s worst-ever mass extinction of life holds ‘apocalyptic’ warning about climate change, say scientists

Understanding atmospheric circulation paterns in global ocean currents

Under the Arctic Dome - Arctic Dome — Brutish High Pressure System is Wrecking the Already Thinned Sea Ice

Energy and Climate Change - If it’s not Sustainable, its Condition is Terminal.

7 surprising facts about Neanderthals. This long-gone relative was more sophisticated tan we realize

A massive, waterfall-dotted land bridge once connected Britain to Europe

How has Stephen Hawking lived past 70 with ALS?

Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty & breached now by all the nuclear states? - - Posted: March 27, 2017 at 7:21 am - Autho: Christina MacPherson - Categories :2 WORLD, weapons and war - Nuclear states are in breach of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.Jim Pragnell - Oxford, Kent The UN conference to negotiate a global multilateral nuclear ban treaty begins its substantive session on 27 March. All the nuclear states, including the UK, are boycotting the conference, because they prefer a step-by-step approach within the framework of the Non-Proliferation Treaty - The NPT, concluded in 1968, required the nuclear states to pursue negotiations to bring about nuclear disarmament at an early date. Nearly 50 years on, it can reasonably be concluded that they are in breach.

Another tiny measurement of radioactive iodine at Svanhovd. Norwegian Radiation Protection Authorities (NRPA) without any suspected source.

Purging the body of ‘retired’ cells could reverse ageing, study shows

Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides

2017 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #10

researchers race to find the source of microplastics choking the world’s oceans. Groundbreaking research into one of the world’s most complex pollution problems is underway at B.C. labs

The New Science behind Empathy & Empaths

The Most Important Idea About the Universe

Bees placed on endangered species list -- a first in the US

Oldest record of earth life found in Quebec, 4.5 billions of years old

Germany bans meat at all official functions to combat climate change

Will astronomers ever be able to confirm life exists on other planets?

Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-like planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away.

Recovering from disasters: Social networks matter more than bottled water and batteries

Penguins quickly disappearing from Antarctica due to climate change

Gravitational Waves: What their discovery means for science and humanity

Bio-invasion is jeopardizing Mediterranean marine life

Tornadoe hits NASA assembly facility in New Orleans

Spread of damaging wheat rust continues

February 6 Energy News

Pakistan wants India’s entire nuke programme under IAEA safeguards

Smog Chokes Coal-Addicted Poland

The Most Amazing Space Stories This Week!

Fall armyworm ‘threatens African farmers’ livelihoods

Dangerous Chemicals Found in Fast Food Containers

NASA just made all the scientific research it funds available for free

Does depression run in families?

If you eat seafood, you are eating thousands of pieces of plastic.Seafood fans are ingesting up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic a year with unknown health effects, a new study reveals. Ocean pollution is getting ingested by marine life in the…

It’s official: A brand-new human organ has been classified

What Happens When You Die?

Strategies for Urban Economies

As Groundwater Dwindles, a Global Food Shock Looms. By mid-century, says a new study, some of the biggest grain-producing regions could run dry.

3 Dams to Be Removed in American West to Restore Rivers. A new $50 million fund will help communities remove “deadbeat dams,” starting in California, Oregon, and Washington.

An otherworldly noise that was recorded near the Mariana Trench could be a never-before-heard whale call.



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