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To fight the climate crisis, we need to stop expanding offshore drilling for oil and gas

Environmental disaster struck the shores of Peru on Jan. 15, 2022, when Spanish energy company Repsol spilled 12,000 barrels of crude oil into the Bay of Lima after its tanker ruptured. The spill endangered 180,000 birds and destroyed the livelihoods.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgNov 29th, 2022

Estimating organic carbon stocks of mineral soils in Denmark: Impact of bulk density and content of rock fragments

Soil can store carbon. Therefore, there is also an increasing focus on soil organic carbon content and how to either increase or maintain it. This is because soil can also lose carbon in the form of climate gases from microbial decomposition, in whic.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 21 min. ago

Storing carbon dioxide underground may be a safe solution to mitigate climate change, according to new study

A study led by the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA) and the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA CSIC-UIB), both belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), has shown that injecting billi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 21 min. ago

Congress reintroduces bill to stop surge of catalytic converter thefts

The legislation aims to reduce catalytic converter thefts by requiring new vehicles to have the VIN stamped onto the converter, allowing law enforcement officers to link stolen parts to the originating vehicles......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News5 hr. 49 min. ago

How culling Australia"s feral water buffalo could help tackle climate change

The world's largest wild population of water buffalo now roam Australia. As does the largest wild herd of camels. We have millions of feral goats and deer. For these introduced species, Australia is a paradise. Plenty of vegetation, and not many pred.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 21 min. ago

"Blue marble": How a half-century of climate change has altered the face of the Earth

In December 1972, NASA's final Apollo mission (Apollo 17) took the iconic "Blue Marble" photo of the whole Earth. Many, including science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, had expected that the sight of Earth from afar would instill the belief that ma.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 21 min. ago

Microbes in your food can help or hinder your body"s defenses against cancer

The microbes living in your food can affect your risk of cancer. While some help your body fight cancer, others help tumors evolve and grow......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 21 min. ago

Climate change may cut US forest inventory by a fifth this century

A study led by a North Carolina State University researcher found that under more severe climate warming scenarios, the inventory of trees used for timber in the continental United States could decline by as much as 23% by 2100. The largest inventory.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 49 min. ago

The hype is out of this world, but mining in space won"t save the Earth

We know the world must move to cleaner energy sources to head off the worst effects of climate change, but the technology required for the transition is very mineral-intensive. So where will all these resources come from?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 49 min. ago

Climate change is already putting the heat on insurance companies—Auckland"s floods could be a turning point

The clean-up from Auckland's devastating floods last week is just beginning but insurance companies will need to start thinking about what the record-breaking weather event will mean for future coverage......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 49 min. ago

Video: Are wildfires getting worse? A NASA scientist explains

Are wildfires getting worse? Unfortunately, yes. Changes in our climate, along with other factors, have led to wildfires increasing in intensity, severity, size and duration......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News9 hr. 49 min. ago

New study highlights the impact of two new marine gases on climate models" accuracy

In addition to oxygen, nitrogen or carbon dioxide, the air we breathe contains small amounts of organic gases, such as benzene and toluene. These oxidize into small particles or aerosols that contribute to the condensation of water in the droplets th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News9 hr. 49 min. ago

3 ways to stop cybersecurity concerns from hindering utility infrastructure modernization efforts

Utility infrastructure is in dire need of modernization. In many parts of the world, the infrastructure delivering power and water to consumers is not ready to withstand natural disasters and rising energy demands. Integrating real-time data analytic.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated News17 hr. 48 min. ago

Heritage and culture key for Thai confectioners to compete with western brands

Traditional confectionary in Thailand is getting crowded out of the market by major western brands; but a new study suggests local manufacturers can fight back by using their country's local heritage and culture to gain competitive advantage......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 21 min. ago

Warmer climate may drive fungi to be more dangerous to our health

The world is filled with tiny creatures that find us delicious. Bacteria and viruses are the obvious bad guys, drivers of deadly global pandemics and annoying infections. But the pathogens we haven't had to reckon with as much—yet—are the fungi......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

Apple expanding China’s website warnings for users in Hong Kong

Apple’s Safari web browser has some filters to prevent users from accessing malicious websites, referred to as the “Fraudulent Website Warning.” In the United States and other countries, this warning is powered by the Google Safe Browsing serv.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

Samsung SmartThings app now supports Matter on iOS

Following the launch of Matter last year, Samsung SmartThings is now expanding support for the smart home standard over to its iOS app. more… The post Samsung SmartThings app now supports Matter on iOS appeared first on 9to5Mac......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

The stakes couldn’t be higher in final trailer for Star Trek: Picard S3

"We fight or we die." Behold, the final trailer for the third and final season of Star Trek: Picard. Those watching the AFC Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals were treated to the final trailer fo.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

AI: World likely to hit key warming threshold in 10-12 years

The world will likely breach the internationally agreed-upon climate change threshold in about a decade, and keep heating to break through a next warming limit around mid-century even with big pollution cuts, artificial intelligence predicts in a new.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

The best MCU shows, ranked

he MCU broke into television in Phase 4, and while not every show was a hit, many were entertaining and rewarding entries into the ever-expanding universe......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

The Auckland floods are a sign of things to come: The city needs stormwater systems fit for climate change

The extraordinary flood event Auckland experienced on the night of January 27, the eve of the city's anniversary weekend, was caused by rainfall that was literally off the chart......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023