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Leading scientists warn of global impacts as Antarctic nears tipping points

As governments convene for the annual Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) June 14-24, 2021, an Expert Working Group of leading Antarctic scientists warns that climate change is pushing this remote polar region, which connects all our ocean b.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 15th, 2021

Why even giant ships can"t solve the shipping crisis

A shortage of vessels is hampering global trade and may lead to empty shelves before Christmas......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Why Iceland’s volcanoes may aid future Mars exploration

Scientists are using the country to test drone tech that could one day explore the planet's terrain......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Manley"s return to retailing after merger surprises dealers

He kept the company going after Sergio Marchionne died and guided Jeep's growth as it became a global player that sells more than 1 million vehicles annually......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

GM hires former NHTSA chief as VP of global regulatory affairs

David Strickland, 52, is currently the staff director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Jeep, Fiat, Ram to raise money for fighting pandemics in deal with Bono brand company

The Stellantis brands will release special edition vehicles as part of a multiyear partnership with Red, a brand licensing company that raises money to fight global health emergencies......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Apple CEO Tim Cook in Leaked Memo: "We Are Doing Everything in Our Power" To Identify Leakers

Apple CEO Tim Cook has warned employees about leaking company information. Cook's memo: Dear Team, It was great to connect with you at the global employee meeting on Friday. There was much to celebrate, from our remarkable new product line-up to ou.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Metals supercharge a promising method to bury harmful carbon dioxide under the sea

There's a global race to reduce the amount of harmful gases in our atmosphere to slow down the pace of climate change, and one way to do that is through carbon capture and sequestration—sucking carbon out of the air and burying it. At this point, h.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

NASA finds 2021 Arctic summer sea ice 12th-lowest on record

Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have hit its annual minimum extent on Sept. 16, after waning in the 2021 Northern Hemisphere spring and summer. The summertime extent is the 12th-lowest in the satellite record, according to scientists at the NASA-sup.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

UK Publishes 10-Year Plan To Become "AI Superpower," Seeking To Rival US and China

New submitter iarlakd writes: The U.K. government on Wednesday released its 10-year plan to make the country a global "artificial intelligence superpower," seeking to rival the likes of the U.S. and China. The so-called "National Artificial Intellige.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Some animal species can survive successfully without sexual reproduction

In the framework of an international research project, a team of scientists have demonstrated for the first time that asexual reproduction can be successful in the long term. The animal they studied is the beetle mite Oppiella nova. Until now, the su.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Desert teamwork explains global pattern of co-operation in birds

A new study from the Kalahari Desert finds that teamwork allows birds to cope with brutally unpredictable environments......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Mimicking how water and wind create complex shapes in nature

Intricate natural formations like star-shaped sand dunes or arc-shaped rocks can appear so purposeful in form that it's easy to wonder whether someone has designed them. Scientists have long recognized that a particular combination of random and chao.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

New research reveals climate change risks to global food trade and food security

Climate change poses a huge risk to both the global trade of agricultural commodities and food security, a new report reveals......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

New WHO air pollution guidelines recommend sharply lower limits

Air pollution is the world's fourth leading cause of death, contributing to about 13 premature deaths every minute. The gases and tiny particles can travel deep into your lungs, enter your bloodstream and damage your cells......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Why global voter turnout has been in decline since the 1960s

Any democratic nation in the world holding a legislative or presidential election in the late 1960s could expect around 77% of its citizens to turn up to vote. These days, they can expect more like 67% – a decline that is both problematic and puzzl.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Uncovering the mystery of early massive galaxies running on empty

Early massive galaxies—those that formed in the 3 billion years following the Big Bang—should have contained large amounts of cold hydrogen gas, the fuel required to make stars. But scientists observing the early universe with the Atacama Large M.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Predicting bear intrusions on settlements: A 15 year beech tree flower study

In recent years, black bears (Ursus thibetanus japonicus) encounter humans in rural and suburban areas of Japan leading to the deaths and injuries of people living near mountainous areas. Unfortunately, this means the suspected bears are exterminated.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

A Warning Sign of a Mass Extinction Event Is On the Rise, Scientists Say

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Vice: If you live near a freshwater river or lake, odds are good that you have seen warning signs about harmful algal and bacterial blooms posted on its shores. Alarmingly, a new study reports that these bloom.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Mitigating the impacts of extreme rainfall events in a changing climate

Torrential rainfall quickly transformed New York City's streets and expressways into rivers and lakes on Wednesday night September 2, 2021, shutting down the entire metro system (the first time since Hurricane Sandy) and forcing traffic throughout th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Researchers "watch" molten salts carve tiny nooks and tunnels into metal alloys in 3D

A multidisciplinary team of scientists has used the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User facility located at the DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory, to investigate how high-tempera.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021