Kate Q

45 Flips | 2 Magazines | 44 Likes | 1 Follower | @KateQ2016 | Keep up with Kate Q on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Kate Q”

The biodegradable burial pod that turns your body into a tree

<b>(CNN) —</b> Your carbon footprint doesn't end in the grave.<p>While you rest in peace, the wood, the synthetic cushioning and the metals generally used in traditional coffins -- as well as the concrete around reinforced graves -- continue to litter the earth.<p>"A lot of energy also goes into producing these …

University of Tennessee

Another Industry-Funded Lobbyist Tapped by Trump?

From a video wherein Ms. White discusses the "benefits" of carbon pollution.<p><i>By: Keith Gaby, Senior Communications Director – Climate, Health, and</i> …

The Great Barrier Reef is doomed: Scientists say that there’s irreversible damage

Record-breaking temperatures have caused bleaching to the coral<p>Climate change is putting one of the wonders of the world in a vice. For an unprecedented second year in a row, Great Barrier Reef coral have been decimated by a wave of warm water.<p>Last year’s mass bleaching was fueled in part by a …

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s claim that China and India have ‘no obligations’ until 2030 under the Paris Accord

<i>“It [the Paris Accord] was an America second, third, or fourth kind of approach. China and India had no obligations under the agreement until 2030.”</i> <b><br>— Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, interview on “Fox & Friends,” April 13, 2017</b><p>During an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” the …

Scott Pruitt

Scientists Say Only 10 Years Left to Save the Planet

The planet, as we know it, has been given a deadline: 10 years. According to the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, if humans …

Fossil Fuels

The Future Of Energy Isn't Fossil Fuels Or Renewables, It's Nuclear Fusion

Let’s pretend, for a moment, that the climate doesn’t matter. That we’re completely ignoring the connection between carbon dioxide, the Earth’s atmosphere, the greenhouse effect, global temperatures, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise. From a long-term point of view, we’d still need to plan …

Nuclear Energy

We’re for Sydney | Daily Telegraph

No Cookies<p>To use this website, cookies must be enabled in your browser. To enable cookies, follow the instructions for your browser below.<p><b>Facebook</b> …

The Single Shining Hope to Stop Climate Change

Science is under attack at the very moment when we need it most. President Donald Trump’s March 28 executive order went much further than simply …

'We've left junk everywhere': why space pollution could be humanity's next big problem

Jason Held rekindled his love for space while lying in a ditch in Bosnia in 1996, where he was one of 16,500 US troops deployed on a peacekeeping mission at the end of the Bosnian War.<p>Then a lieutenant, he says he had “nothing to do but to watch the two armies put their guns away”. So he signed up …

Space Exploration

What Rural Alaska Can Teach the World about Renewable Energy

<i>From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission.</i><p>March 6, 2017 — I flew into Unalakleet, Alaska, on a late fall day. With about …

How corruption is fueling climate change

Anti-corruption campaigners achieved a number of crucial victories in 2016, not least by ensuring accountability for one of Big Oil’s most crooked …

Climate

This New Molecule Can Collect Solar Energy Without Solar Panels

A big step towards a carbon-neutral future.<p>The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a human-made …

3 Cities Prove Climate Action Works

The climate crisis is a problem caused by humans that can be solved by humans. These three cities are proving it.<p>While a lot of media coverage around …

Time Crystals Have Now Been Officially Declared as a New State of Matter

This year has already been monumental for physicists worldwide as a blueprint for making and measuring time crystals was produced. This was an …

Quantum Physics

Climate Change Has Altered Life for Snow Leopards – In a Way You Won't Believe - One Green Planet

“Incredible!” I said under my breath when I saw the first known photos of common leopards and snow leopards in China in the same habitat at the same …

Wildlife

Antarctica Just Shed a Manhattan-Sized Chunk of Ice

The growing crack in the Larsen C ice shelf is the most dramatic example of change in Antarctica right now. But it isn’t the continent’s only frozen …

Scientists study ocean absorption of human carbon pollution

Knowing the rate at which the oceans absorb carbon pollution is a key to understanding how fast climate change will occur<p>As humans burn fossil fuels and release greenhouse gases, those gases enter the atmosphere where they cause increases in global temperatures and climate consequences such as more …

Climate Change

The Arctic Is in Such Bad Shape That Scientists Propose Refreezing It Ourselves

We all know the Earth is warming because humans are emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. We’ve also heard that the Arctic is doing …

Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

Climate Change

Antarctic sea ice used to be the darling of climate doubters. Not anymore.

In recent years, one of climate change doubters’ favorite arguments has involved the floating sea ice around Antarctica. It’s growing, they contended — and that raises doubts about our understanding of human-induced climate change.<p>To this, climate scientists always responded: Not so fast. Floating …

Global Warming

Climate change doubled the likelihood of the NSW heatwave – let’s be clear, this is not natural

The heatwave that engulfed southeastern Australia at the end of last week has seen heat records continue to tumble.<p>On Saturday 11 February, as New South Wales suffered through the heatwave’s peak, temperatures soared to 47℃ in Richmond, 50km northwest of Sydney, while 87 bushfires raged across the …

Climate Change

A Newly Discovered "Bizarre" Virus is Breaking the Rules of Infection

A new type of virus has been identified, and it’s so weird, it’s challenging long-held notions of what it takes for a virus to infect and proliferate …

The Woman Who Forgot How to Move When She Closed Her Eyes

A quick test: Close your eyes for a second and try touching your nose.<p>Did you do it? Good. The reason you could — why you could find your target even …

Mutations

How sunflowers swing their 'faces' to the sun - Futurity

Growing sunflowers begin the day with their heads facing east, swing west through the day, and turn back to the east at night. Here's how they do it.

Science

Could ants be the solution to antibiotic crisis?

Bacterial defences of fungus-farming ants could help in medical battle against superbugs<p>Scientists have pinpointed a promising new source of antibiotics: ants. They have found that some species – including leaf-cutter ants from the Amazon – use bacteria to defend their nests against invading fungi …

Biology

Report: Scientist the first to edit genes of healthy human embryos

A Swedish scientist is believed to be the first in the world to attempt to edit DNA in healthy human embryos, according to an exclusive report from …

3tags.org

Tardigrades’ Radiation Defense Could Help Human Space Travel

Tardigrades are pretty much impossible to kill. No, seriously — the tiny organisms also known as water bears or mossy piglets can survive the …

In 20 to 40 years, most Americans won’t have sex to reproduce. Get ready.

For 100 million years, all our ancestors reproduced basically the same way. A male reproductive organ deposited sperm into a female reproduction organ, where it could fertilize eggs — leading to baby ancestral tetrapods, mammals, primates, and eventually humans. The past 60 years have seen this …

A Newly Explored Undersea Volcano Is Teeming With Alien Life Forms

Earlier this month, a three-crew submarine dove to Cook seamount, a 13,000-foot-tall extinct volcano off the coast of Hawaii that had never been …