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Ryan Ahmadian and Mack Brusznicki jump into Lake Michigan as temperatures climbed to 71 degrees on February 26, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. The unusually warm day broke a previous high record of 64 degrees, set in 2000. Snow is expected on Wednesday. Scott Olson/Getty ImagesDiagnosing ‘warming winter syndrome’ as summerlike heat sweeps into central and eastern US. The post Why is it so warm right now? appeared first on Popular Science.
Why is it so warm right now?
Ryan Ahmadian and Mack Brusznicki jump into Lake Michigan as temperatures climbed to 71 degrees on February 26, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. The unusually warm day broke a previous high record of 64 degrees, set in 2000. Snow is expected on Wednesday. Scott Olson/Getty ImagesDiagnosing ‘warming winter syndrome’ as summerlike heat sweeps into central and eastern US. The post Why is it so warm right now? appeared first on Popular Science.
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Most plastic is either landfilled or burned—just about 9 percent is ever recycled. E+/GettyThe plastic industry pushed recycling as a solution to waste, while internally dismissing it as technically and economically unviable. The post Plastic makers lied about recycling for decades. What do we do next? appeared first on Popular Science.
Plastic makers lied about recycling for decades. What do we do next?
Most plastic is either landfilled or burned—just about 9 percent is ever recycled. E+/GettyThe plastic industry pushed recycling as a solution to waste, while internally dismissing it as technically and economically unviable. The post Plastic makers lied about recycling for decades. What do we do next? appeared first on Popular Science.
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A female tiger in the Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO site, in Russia. ANO WCS and Sikhote-Alin Biosphere ReserveHere’s how a new real-time data system could improve wild tiger habitats—and the health of our planet. The post NASA and Google Earth Engine team up with researchers to help save tigers appeared first on Popular Science.
NASA and Google Earth Engine team up with researchers to help save tigers
A female tiger in the Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO site, in Russia. ANO WCS and Sikhote-Alin Biosphere ReserveHere’s how a new real-time data system could improve wild tiger habitats—and the health of our planet. The post NASA and Google Earth Engine team up with researchers to help save tigers appeared first on Popular Science.
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“The future of snowmaking is definitely going to be automation.". DepositPhotosAs a warming world creates an existential threat for the ski industry, resorts are reducing how much energy they need to make it snow. The post How ski resorts are adapting to climate change appeared first on Popular Science.
How ski resorts are adapting to climate change
“The future of snowmaking is definitely going to be automation.". DepositPhotosAs a warming world creates an existential threat for the ski industry, resorts are reducing how much energy they need to make it snow. The post How ski resorts are adapting to climate change appeared first on Popular Science.
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Reforestation is the process of bringing trees back to a place they’ve been removed from. In contrast, afforestation means creating forest where it hasn’t previously, naturally grown. Jose Luis Raota/GettyAn area of ecologically intact and biodiverse grassland larger than France is endangered by an NGO-fueled push to plant as many trees as possible. The post When planting trees is bad for the planet appeared first on Popular Science. Popular Science, Grassland, Save The Planet, Endangered, Trees To Plant, Climate Change, Planting, Jose, Planets
When planting trees is bad for the planet
Reforestation is the process of bringing trees back to a place they’ve been removed from. In contrast, afforestation means creating forest where it hasn’t previously, naturally grown. Jose Luis Raota/GettyAn area of ecologically intact and biodiverse grassland larger than France is endangered by an NGO-fueled push to plant as many trees as possible. The post When planting trees is bad for the planet appeared first on Popular Science.
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Methane is very hard to track around the world, but a new satellite project could help address the issue. MethaneSAT LLCGoogle and the Environmental Defense Fund have teamed up to track the elusive emissions—from space. The post A new AI-powered satellite will create Google Maps for methane pollution appeared first on Popular Science. Satellite Image, Global Map, Heat Map, School Of Engineering, Methane, Energy Companies, Best Track, Applied Science
A new AI-powered satellite will create Google Maps for methane pollution
Methane is very hard to track around the world, but a new satellite project could help address the issue. MethaneSAT LLCGoogle and the Environmental Defense Fund have teamed up to track the elusive emissions—from space. The post A new AI-powered satellite will create Google Maps for methane pollution appeared first on Popular Science.
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It might not be the most appetizing, but it is definitely more eco-friendly. Yonsei UniversityAnyone hungry for a 'novel flavor experience?' The post Scientists swear their lab-grown ‘beef rice’ tastes ‘pleasant’ appeared first on Popular Science. High Protein Recipes, Protein Foods, Queso Emmental, Space Food, Petri Dish, Beef And Rice, Rice Grain, Fusion Food, Processed Meat
Scientists swear their lab-grown ‘beef rice’ tastes ‘pleasant’
It might not be the most appetizing, but it is definitely more eco-friendly. Yonsei UniversityAnyone hungry for a 'novel flavor experience?' The post Scientists swear their lab-grown ‘beef rice’ tastes ‘pleasant’ appeared first on Popular Science.
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NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Climate, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) satellite launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. NASAThe spacecraft will monitor the oceans and atmosphere of a warming planet in new ways. The post NASA’s PACE satellite takes off to monitor phytoplankton—from space appeared first on Popular Science. Ocean Science, Earth Science, Science Nature, Nasa Launch, Ocean Ecosystem, Carbon Cycle, Space Launch, Cape Canaveral, Sea Level Rise
NASA’s PACE satellite takes off to monitor phytoplankton—from space
NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Climate, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) satellite launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. NASAThe spacecraft will monitor the oceans and atmosphere of a warming planet in new ways. The post NASA’s PACE satellite takes off to monitor phytoplankton—from space appeared first on Popular Science.
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Photo illustration of hawkmoth navigating to flower during vehicle exhaust emission. Image courtesy of Floris Van Breugel.Byproducts of car exhaust disrupt pollination by degrading the floral scents that insects use to track down their favorite plants, according to new research. The post Air pollution messes with moths’ ability to smell flowers appeared first on Popular Science. Fake Flowers, Artificial Flowers, Primrose Plant, Smelling Flowers, Desert Environment, Flower Scent, Hawk Moth, Primroses, Evening Primrose
Air pollution messes with moths’ ability to smell flowers
Photo illustration of hawkmoth navigating to flower during vehicle exhaust emission. Image courtesy of Floris Van Breugel.Byproducts of car exhaust disrupt pollination by degrading the floral scents that insects use to track down their favorite plants, according to new research. The post Air pollution messes with moths’ ability to smell flowers appeared first on Popular Science.
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An aerial photo taken on October 8, 2010 shows a car amid a toxic red mud spill, a few kilometers from the village of Kolontar, Hungary. STR/AFP via Getty ImagesUsing existing electric arc furnaces, researchers show a promising new use for the caustic industrial byproduct. The post Aluminum’s notorious, toxic red mud could one day help make ‘green steel’ appeared first on Popular Science. Modern Life, Mud, Toxic, Village, Aluminum, Environment
Aluminum’s notorious, toxic red mud could one day help make ‘green steel’
An aerial photo taken on October 8, 2010 shows a car amid a toxic red mud spill, a few kilometers from the village of Kolontar, Hungary. STR/AFP via Getty ImagesUsing existing electric arc furnaces, researchers show a promising new use for the caustic industrial byproduct. The post Aluminum’s notorious, toxic red mud could one day help make ‘green steel’ appeared first on Popular Science.
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Category 5 storms all have wind speeds over 158 miles per hour, but there is currently no upper threshold. Deposit PhotosOur go-to five-category scale may no longer be enough. The post Stronger hurricanes may call for a ‘Category 6’ appeared first on Popular Science. Hazard Risk, Category 5 Hurricane, National Laboratory, New Scientist, Storm Surge, Paris Agreement, Historical Data, Climate Change Effects, Academy Of Sciences
Stronger hurricanes may call for a ‘Category 6’
Category 5 storms all have wind speeds over 158 miles per hour, but there is currently no upper threshold. Deposit PhotosOur go-to five-category scale may no longer be enough. The post Stronger hurricanes may call for a ‘Category 6’ appeared first on Popular Science.
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A multiple-exposure photograph of insects circling an artificial light at night. The light can mess with a moth’s sense of what direction is up and which way is down. Samuel Fabian, CC BY-NDHigh-resolution video shows how much artificial light sources mess with moths' flight patterns. The post Why artificial light—and evolution—trap moths appeared first on Popular Science. Flight Patterns, Imperial College London, Unexplained Mysteries, Motion Capture, Multiple Exposure, Millennium, Natural History, Phenomena, Conservation
Why artificial light—and evolution—trap moths
A multiple-exposure photograph of insects circling an artificial light at night. The light can mess with a moth’s sense of what direction is up and which way is down. Samuel Fabian, CC BY-NDHigh-resolution video shows how much artificial light sources mess with moths' flight patterns. The post Why artificial light—and evolution—trap moths appeared first on Popular Science.
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YouTube is riddled with false claims. DepositPhotosA new report documents a sharp rise in arguments that clean energy and climate policies won't work. The post How YouTube’s climate deniers turned into climate doomers appeared first on Popular Science. Fox News Hosts, About Climate Change, Media Company, Wind Power, Clean Energy, Kids Watches, Think Tank, Right Wing
How YouTube’s climate deniers turned into climate doomers
YouTube is riddled with false claims. DepositPhotosA new report documents a sharp rise in arguments that clean energy and climate policies won't work. The post How YouTube’s climate deniers turned into climate doomers appeared first on Popular Science.
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A tougher standard on "forever chemicals" in drinking water is expected early this year. DepositPhotosThe EPA is set to limit PFAS in drinking water to barely detectable levels. Can water utilities meet the standard? The post The cost of freeing drinking water from ‘forever chemicals’ appeared first on Popular Science. Water Systems, Days Out, Drinking Water, Salty, Chemicals, Drinks, Epa, Drinking
The cost of freeing drinking water from ‘forever chemicals’
A tougher standard on "forever chemicals" in drinking water is expected early this year. DepositPhotosThe EPA is set to limit PFAS in drinking water to barely detectable levels. Can water utilities meet the standard? The post The cost of freeing drinking water from ‘forever chemicals’ appeared first on Popular Science.
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According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, a recent cull reduced an area’s bear population by 74 percent, though no baseline studies to determine their numbers were conducted there. Deposit PhotosWith Alaska's wildlife numbers declining, agencies are blaming—and culling—predators. The true threat is much more complex. The post In an era of climate change, Alaska’s predators fall prey to politics appeared first on Popular Science. Alaska Wildlife, National Wildlife Refuge, Prey, Predator, Politics, Deposit
In an era of climate change, Alaska’s predators fall prey to politics
According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, a recent cull reduced an area’s bear population by 74 percent, though no baseline studies to determine their numbers were conducted there. Deposit PhotosWith Alaska's wildlife numbers declining, agencies are blaming—and culling—predators. The true threat is much more complex. The post In an era of climate change, Alaska’s predators fall prey to politics appeared first on Popular Science.
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